Teacher’s resignation letter: ‘My profession … no longer exists’

“After writing all of this I realize that I am not leaving my profession, in truth, it has left me.” – Gerald J. Conti
I Quit

Increasingly teachers are speaking out against school reforms that they believe are demeaning their profession, and some are simply quitting because they have had enough.

Here is one resignation letter from a veteran teacher, Gerald J. Conti, a social studies teacher at Westhill High School in Syracuse, N.Y.  Read this very poignant and moving letter. HERE. You don’t want to miss this!

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One Response to Teacher’s resignation letter: ‘My profession … no longer exists’

  1. Andrew King says:

    I blogged about this a week ago; I’m glad it’s finally getting the national attention it deserves. Mr. Conti teaches in an EXTREMELY high-functioning district (test scores, HS ranking, college acceptance…), just on the outskirts of one of the roughest (in many ways) districts in the State (Syracuse City Schools). Those of us who toiled in the City Schools have been saying this for years, but I guess it took a teacher coming out of an “Ivory tower” school to really grab people’s attention. Hey… whatever it takes. I applaud and salute Mr. Conti. Please see http://askingquestionsblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/gerald-conti-shrugged.html for a unique and heartfelt analysis of the integrity behind this man’s noble move.

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