While the national media continues to blather on about the education "crisis" and about "saving our schools," teachers are changing the story bit by bit, Shawna Coppola says.
The Media Is the Message
How do you think teachers are portrayed in the news media, and is that depiction fair? What responsibility do teachers have for helping shape media portrayals? What kinds of education stories would you like to see more of in the news? What kinds of news media do you consume in regards to education, and what do you recommend for those interested in the education system?
If it's easy for us to accept that hospitals and airlines need systemic help and the individual professionals are not primarily to blame, then why, Flora Lerenman asks, is it so difficult to accept that teachers may not be the sole cause of failing schools?
Just as cable news did for consumers two decades ago, educators have a new level of news customization. But they can also add to the media, Brian Sztabnik says.
Teachers must be more proactive in sharing stories about their students, classrooms, and schools to show all of the good things that are happening, Craig Williams says.