Westhill Teacher’s Retirement Letter Goes Viral

A retirement letter by Jerry Conti, a Westhill HS social studies teacher, seems to have gone viral on the internet. Last month Conti submitted his retirement letter to the Board of Education and offered his “deepest regret, ending my more than twenty-seven years of service at Westhill.” He goes on to criticize the “ill-conceived policies [that] will betelling and shall resound to the detriment of education for years to come.”

Mr. Conti is a great teacher, and it’s pretty clear to us that his reach goes beyond the Westhill community and kids. We’re going to miss him.

Here’s a few links that may  be interesting to anyone concerned about the state of education in NY.

Mr. Conti’s Letter of Retirement and article in the Post Standard.

More about the Gates Foundation and their influence on ed reform.

Just what is a “Vogon”?

Sign the petition today, put an end to run-away high-stakes testing in NY.

Learn about the Opt Out movement growing across NY.

Are you smarter than a 3rd grader? See a sample of the NY ELA exam.

 

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News and notes on education, labor, politics and the arts from CNY teacher Greg McCrea.
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