Iris Kirsch

Iris Kirsch

Iris Kirsch is a Baltimore City Public School teacher and a worker-owner of the Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse. A native New Yorker, ze has been living in Baltimore for the past 13 years and loves it. Ze is a voracious reader, an amateur costumer, and a perennial joke-player. Some of zer articles are partially ghost-written by zer cat, Cat Jones.

Contributions:

Indy Reader's new print issue, "Occupy the Economy," is about to hit the streets. Here's a sample of what's inside. In this article, Baltimore city school teacher, Iris Kirsch, explains how the City school system has implemented strict regulations, ostensibly to ensure high quality teaching performance. Kirsch argues that the new regulations will achieve just the opposite.

Pages

Street Soldiers: Youth Arming Themselves with Education
Let Teachers Teach: More Teacher Regulations Only Undermine Education
Let Teachers Teach: More Teacher Regulations Only Undermine Education
The Past Meets the Present
Chicago Teachers are my Heroes!
Baltimore's School-to-Prison Pipeline and the New Youth Jail
Least Popular Character on Jersey Shore: Hurricane Sandy
Merit Pay Is Unsatisfactory
Making the Ten Year Plan Work for Communities
Guns, Fear, and Sandy Hook
Human Rights Dialogue: Fighting for Social and Economic Human Rights
American Dreamin'
Mother Earth Poetry Vibe!
Colonial Education Leaves Puerto Rican Children Behind
Nuestra Escuela: Part 1
Nuestra Escuela: Part 2
Winds of Change in the Windy City
Bidding Farewell to Andrés A. Alonso
The Struggle for Philly's Schools
Getting Schooled on the BCPSS Teacher Contract
8 Great Books, Summer-ized
Whose Voice, Whose Choice?