TREND Spring 2017 - Page 16

Championing Teachers’ Rights Policymakers tend to focus on what teachers are supposed to do, or were being mandated to do. However, we know from talking with many policymakers and state leaders they are concerned with the treatment of our teachers. They know that teachers are on the frontlines of educating our children. Teachers feel disrespected across the state. We must change that narrative. A survey conducted in 2017, in Montgom \H[KY[YYYX[KY[ وH\Y\Y[YYY[\Y\][ۋY\\\[\B\Y\][]܈X\ܙY[BH[]X]]Hܚ]H\YXHقY\][ۈ[ܙ\YHHYقXX\[Z[HY[][ۂۈXHY[H\\[[X]Y[H[H]\KЌ M ’ M HXX\&H[وY\˜Y[\YHH\H[H[܈وH[]H܈HHۂY\^KX[HYX]ܜٙ\Y[]ۈ\›Y\][ۈH[\[]H\\^]\]K]HXۛYH]\HܙX]Y[[ˈH\YۂYH^H[\\XXX\šY[YYYZ[X]Y]][]H[\X]H\܈\ٙ\[ۘ[YY[[\ܙ][ۈ\XYœ\ܝ[H\[ ٙ[]K܈X\]B۝[܈Z][܈وY[œٙXX[܈\X]HY[Y\œݚYHY[]H\ܛH[[XHYX]ܜY[H\HوHYX]܈[Y[[Y\[HYN[ Y[[\[\[Z\Y[H\X[[[H܈\X[\K\H[Y[HZH[[ۂ[HY\[ۜ˂\\Y\X\BY\H[ܛX][ۂY\[˜BY[8&\™YX][ۘ[^\Y[KX[ ܈Y]H]H[]܈X\ܙY[Y[8&\\[܈Y[X\X[[\\\BX]YH]H]܈BY\[[Z[HYX][ۘ[Y[]XHXTJKYYY[ Kː˂ L̙[ HYœ]Y][[X[ۘ[X]\X[܈\X[[H[܂HX]\X[Z[][^Y܈[X[ۈقY[\H[[YY \\[KYHXX\[]܈[HXBY[^H]HY[\HYZ[\[قY[XY[ZXܙ\›܈ۘ\ˈ[Y][ۋ^HY][\BY[YHوHX]\X[^H\H\Y\B[H\ܛKYZ[[[\š\Y\]YX]ܜ[]HBY[Z\H\˜\ܛHXX\˂\\[]]H^HYYB[Y][ۋXX\[]H[Z\\ۘ[[ۙ^H\X][B\]Z\H\ܛKH LL[\[\[XH\[XYB\YܚY\]\YHY\]][K