A few days ago I received an email from Susan who, after reading my USNEWS Op-Ed piece, asked me how she could get her resignation letter publicized. She asked me if i would put it on my blog. Realizing that she totally overestimated my readership I suggested she contact Anthony Cody, Diane Ravitch, and Valerie Strauss, each of whom have graciously shared some of my meager attempts at writing.
Susan was able to get Valerie Strauss to devote a page to her letter and explanation, and was recently told by Diane Ravitch, that she too would include something on her blog.
It feels good to help although it feels bad that she had to quit. Her kids have lost a wonderful teacher.