Arthur Goldstein, who teaches ESL and English in a Queens, New York, high school, writes a consistently excellent blog (

In this post, he raises an intriguing question: Why is that reformers can criticize teachers nonstop and say ridiculous things about them but get twisted into paroxysms of outrage if anyone dares to defend teachers or–heavens–their right to belong to a union?

Goldstein is one of our very best teacher bloggers. What makes a teacher blogger excellent? First, they write from their experience and know what they are talking about. Two, they write well, without jargon. Three, they have occasional (and sometimes more than occasional) flashes of humor. Four, they are unafraid.

Do you know other great teacher bloggers? Please call out their names. I want to follow them.