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Message From President Elizabeth A. Davis
"Real respect" requires the chancellor to be willing to change the systems that undermine it.

WTU Preseident Elizabeth A. Davis

On March 3, the New York Times ran a column by D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson entitled "Real Respect is the Path to Great Teaching." Here are a couple of excerpts from that column: "I think it all comes down to doing everything possible to truly respect teachers, not just pay them lip service. Second, it means giving teachers the resources they need to meet those expectations. It means providing teachers with training that actually makes a difference in their classrooms. And it means making sure teachers never have to worry about having enough paper, pencils or computers."

Here is President Davis’s response to the chancellor’s column ...

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