If you’re talking about “college & career ready” & have nothing to say about schools laying off guidance counselors, that ain’t #RealEdTalk.
— Sabrina Stevens (@TeacherSabrina) September 6, 2013
Context: Budget troubles have led some school districts to either reduce the number of counselors or completely eliminate them, leaving schools without professionals who, at their best, help students in every part of their lives —academics, social/emotional development, college admissions, career planning, anti-bullying, etc.
In the financially decimated Philadelphia school district, students are returning next week to their schools, many if not all of which will be without counselors, secretaries, nurses, librarians and many other professionals.
What happened to “students first?”