Michael Fullan on Traitors

I’ve begun digging into my reading of Fullan for my next paper, which will also be a part of my dissertation literature review. I’m underlining like mad, and much of it will go into my outliner later, but this quote is going directly on the blog:

Today, the teacher who works for or allows the status quo is the traitor.

I think this needs to be tempered with compassion and sympathy for all teachers, but I also believe this is doubly true now, thirteen years after Fullan wrote it.

Fullan, M. (1993). Change Forces: Probing the Depths of Educational Reform. New York: The Falmer Press.