Talking to Teachers: New Voices, New Views

When education reporters are looking for the teacher’s point of view, the default approach is to call the union spokesperson for comment. But increasingly teachers are taking advantage of grassroots opportunities to express their views, to connect with each other, and to influence policy decisions in their districts and states. This webinar will offer new ideas and approaches for reaching out to teachers, helping reporters enrich their stories with more diverse voices.


  • Larry Ferlazzo, Education Week blogger and Sacramento high school teacher
  • José Vilson, middle school math teacher, New York City
  • Alexandra Fuentes, charter school biology teacher, Washington, D.C.
  • Alice Johnson Cain, vice president for policy, Teach Plus

Check out José Vilson’s talk from the 2012 TEDxNYED conference:

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