Have you ever heard the old saying “keep your friends close, but your enemies even closer?”
Many classroom teachers and school administrators more often than not criticize education writers as not knowing enough about what really happens everyday in the trenches. I’ve critisized certain journalists as well with my own verbal diatribes.
So, instead of critisizing them why not join them…..the Education Writer’s Association, that is.
Their website states “the Education Writers Association is the national professional organization of education reporters. The EWA was organized in 1947 by a group of newspaper reporters with the intent of improving education reporting to the public.
Today the EWA has more than one thousand members throughout the United States and Canada. Active members include reporters from print and broadcast media. Associate members include school and college public information officers and writers who work for educational institutions and organizations.
Classroom teachers can also join the organization as Associate members for $65 per year.
Visit the website for links to various current articles by education writers on a myriad of hot topics.