Educators in nearly 60 Washington school districts have organized one-day walkouts to protest Legislature’s failure to fund K-12 public schools.
Congress has never met even half of its funding obligation under the law it passed to advance the opportunity of students with special needs.
“It’s time for Gov. Rauner to drop the campaign against unions and concentrate on improving our schools and balancing our state’s budget.”
Fairfield, Ia., teacher Scott Slechta plans to keep public education in the conversation during the 2016 election.
“Teachers must value their voice as experts. How could they (lawmakers) know what we experience in the classroom unless we invite them in.”