Teachers Under Siege:  BATs Call on Federal Lawmakers to Demand Scientific Study on Teacher Stress

Teachers are under siege!  BATs initiated a study to be done on teacher stress by the AFT.  Our collaboration, the first of its kind, shows that a growing number of educators are under siege in this country.  Many are reporting high levels of bullying and stress.  Time to tell the United States Department of Education and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health to conduct a scientific study on teacher stress and work environment.  Please demand that our lawmakers press them to do this and hold hearings on the outcome.

Here is the letter you can send and our link on Action Network to send a quick letter https://actionnetwork.org/letters/congress-demand-the-usdoe-and-nihos-study-teacher-stress?source=direct_link&referrer=badass-teachers-association

Dear Senator/Representative:
The Badass Teachers Association (BATs), an education activist group with over 55,000 members nationwide, respectfully asks you to tell the USDOE and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health  to conduct a scientific study on teacher stress.  In May of 2014 BATs and the AFT collaborated in conducting a study on teacher stress and work environment that had astounding results.  Over 90,000 Teachers started the survey with over 30,000 completing.

The initial results found that teachers are under siege and suffering.  Here are the base results: http://www.aft.org/sites/default/files/worklifesurveyresults2015.pdf

We are asking you, our federal lawmakers, to please call Secretary Duncan and Dr. John Howard TODAY and demand they conduct a scientific study on this matter.   We also respectfully ask that when they do the study that Congress hold hearings regarding this epidemic!

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dcThe BATs Teacher Congress will be Groundbreaking and a Family Friendly Event! To be held at the Holiday Inn Capitol, Washington DC Get your free BATs Teacher Congress tickets here – Bring the kids – we will have a student table. If you are attending the Congress please also call NOW and make an appointment for July 23 or 24 with your Representative and/or Senator in DC. If they are not going to be there make one with their aides. Please email us the BATs Managers if you get an appointment at contact.batmanager@gmail.com. Here are the free BAT Teacher Congress tickets for July 25th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bat-teachers-congress-delegate-ticket-tickets-15301473118 On the evening of July 24th SOS will be having a Mock Trial of the USDOE. We will also be celebrating Jesse Turners Walk for Children from Connecticut to DC. Time to be announced soon. On the evening of July 25th from 6-9 p.m. we will be having the BATs Teacher Congress Social. It will be a family friendly event. Bring the kids and dance to the BAT Band “A Class Act.” Social tickets are $15 and light finger foods will be served and there will be a cash bar. Here are the event tickets http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bats-teacher-congress-social-tickets-15473398351

Finally we are going to ask you to help us reach our fundraising goal this year. Our fundraiser will cover the cost of the BATs Teacher Congress, to maintain our website, and to fund our student book scholarship. Any amount will help – $5 $10 $20 – You can give here http://www.gofundme.com/BATsDC

For full event information, including hotel information, visit our Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/BATsTeacherCongress2015

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