Sunday 20th May 2012by James
As you may have heard, BTUVotes is an active, grassroots initiative that proposes to help the Boston Teachers Union become more inclusive and accessible to its members by having voting happen by mail-in ballot. I have been happy to be a supporter of this initiative. I’m also in the process of writing about the topic in my next Teaching Pulse column for the Boston Union Teacher newspaper.
In the meanwhile, a fellow BPS teacher recently suggested (and I completely agree) that there should be some kind of online forum for teachers to ask questions, get more information about the initiative, and otherwise get a chance to deeply engage with the ideas behind BTUVotes.
I present this post as the place to do just that.
Feel free to respond with any comment, question, idea, accolade or concern by adding a comment to this post (you will see directions to do so at the end of this post). Once a few comments are up, you will see that there is a ‘nested comments’ function so you can respond to the original post or to another individual’s specific comment. Also remember to check the box underneath your comment so that you receive notifications via email when others respond to it. This is a helpful way of keeping the conversation as lively as possible.
Do be as direct as you are willing. As the moderator of this independent website, I will maintain the responsibility for making sure that all comments are appropriate for public view and only filter content for inappropriate commentary or incomplete attribution (click here for a description of requested etiquette). When you create a comment, please begin by introducing your name and the school where you currently teach.
If you are new to BTUVotes, you can find more information here:
Thanks and looking forward to the conversation!
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