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An Open Letter and a Petition

Here is the open letter  I sent to every member of the house/senate committee members, the State Board of Education, and the Governor’s office.

Please take the time to sign this petition to help pressure those folks in making reasonable changes to the current Master Educator Premium in order alleviate the current exceptional onerous process of applying which leaves many Jedi quality educators behind.

Sign the petition now!

An Open Letter to the Idaho Legislature, State Board of Education, and Governor’s office.

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The State Board Can Keep My Blackbelt and The Master Educator Premium

By Levi B Cavener

The State Board has set the end of June for the Gem State’s teachers to submit Master Educator Portfolios in the hopes of earning their blackbelts.  I am hopeful that many teachers in Idaho will be dutifully awarded this distinguishment as those portfolios are evaluated.

But I won’t be one of them.  See, like most teachers I would consider to be Jedi Master quality, I don’t have time to crunch the keyboard for days filling out an enormous application.  Instead, I suspect I am not alone in the Gem State in filling my days full of activities that will actually improve my students’ instruction in lieu of filling out paperwork in hopes of a minor pay bump. Continue reading