Florida BATs

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What is the Badass Teacher Association?
Board of Directors and Steering Committee Directors - See here http://badassteachers.blogspot.com/2015/10/big-bat-surprise-month-bats-became-501c4.html

Fan page: https://www.facebook.com/BadassTeachersAssociation

Twitter: @BadassTeachersA

BATs MISSION: http://badassteachers.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-badass-teachers-association-mission.html

GUIDELINES: Admins reserve the right to DELETE comments/threads from the wall & members from the group that do not follow our guidelines <that honor the wide diversity of BATs>.

Censorship? See "Free Speech and Censorship in Online Communties" - by David Tete - FastCompany.com http://bit.ly/1fel9Aj

AUTOMATIC DELETION TOPICS: These posts/comments CAN be deleted automatically:

1. Posts (incl. homework) asking BATs to evaluate or that bash teacher/student/parent work/actions w/ words/joke memes/cartoons.

2. Glenn Beck posts, contentious mentions of religion/religious texts/political parties, mentions of reciting The Pledge, "Sex Ed"/any sexual content.

3. Bullying; fussing about fellow BATs' typos/grammar; demeaning remarks re: names/accents; homophobic/sexist/racist/Islamaphobic comments; references to Communism/Nazi Germany/Hitler/guns/weaponry; jokes/pics about marijuana/hard drugs/alcohol; use of vulgarity; video violence, or corporal punishment

4. Criticism/questioning BATs' name/fist logo.

5. Identifiable pics/names of students.

6. Personal agenda posts, unapproved campaigning, fundraising, or seeking to profit from published books/videos/causes/mdse. Ed/Ed reform book authors exempt w/ permission.

MEMBERS CAN BE BANNED FOR:

1. Taking screen-shots of comments, blocking BATs' Founders/Gen'l Mgrs/Mods

2. Supporting corporate reform entities TFA/ Pearson/Bill Gates/StudentsFirst/CCSS, Glenn Beck.

3. Excessive arguing/disrespecting Moderators' decisions.

4. Comments conflicting w/ BATs Mission

BATs are Pro-Union & OPPOSE Common Core State Standards, High Stakes Testing, VAM, Teach for America, & most Charter Schools. (See “Files” tab for articles.)

ACTIONS: BATs will engage in organized group actions - Tweets, phone calls, emails, online commenting, letter writing, & protests.

MEMBERSHIP: BATs welcomes ALL who support our mission, recognize the importance of strong public schools, & are willing to fight alongside us - teachers, parents, & interested college students.

THE NAME: Some feel it is unprofessional to use the word “badass” . We disagree. As our co-founder said, "We've had enough. We are not your doormats. We are not your punching bags. We are some of the hardest working, most idealistic people in this country and we are not going to take it anymore. We are Badass. We are legion. And we will force the nation to hear our voice!”

BATs is a 501(c)4 - all donations are NOT tax deductible.
Revised Nov 14, 2015