Sam Burbank

Sam Burbank

Sam Burbank is a 10th-grade English teacher at Franklin High School in Portland. He has also taught international baccalaureate or IB courses in English at Cleveland High School and Spanish immersion at Mt. Tabor Middle School, both in Portland. He studied English and Spanish in Scotland before moving to Portland to earn his masters of education.

Hundreds of educators, parents and students joined a rally Nov. 1. 2023 at Roosevelt High School in northeast Portland to support striking teachers who want better pay, smaller class sizes and more planning time among other demands. (Alex Baumhardt/Oregon Capital Chronicle)

Brownies, drums and solidarity on the picket line

By: - November 17, 2023

I am a 10th grade English teacher at Franklin High School, and Friday is our 13th day of striking. Based on my experience on the picket line, I believe our strike is well understood, but there are also wildly varying accounts of what the sentiment is among teachers.  The public deserves to know more about […]