Interesting to see what goes viral from Diane Ravitch’s blog.

Diane Ravitch's blog

When I printed the post by Kris L. Neilsen explaining why he quit his teaching job in North Carolina, I had no idea what the reaction would be.

It went viral.

Kris’s post has been read–to this point–by more than 130,000 people. It has been retweeted more than 800 times.

Previously, the post that had the largest readership was “I am a teacher. Let me teach,” read by 4,000 people.

For Kris’s post, more than 130,000 page views.


I have only been blogging for six months, so maybe others have experienced posts that took off like a rocket.

This one was a meteor.

Every time I check, the numbers have soared yet again.

Kris captured the rage and frustration that many teachers feel.

He is sick of the disrespect.

He is tired of being micromanaged by people who know nothing about education.

He is fed up with the…

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