“Public education is the gateway and if we lose that, we’re damming a whole lot of people to a blighted future.” –Keron Blair
More and more educators, parents, and lawmakers are seeing the light in regards to the dangers of high-stakes testing.
Educators tell why it matters that President Trump and Education Secretary DeVos want to roll back IDEA funding to pre-2001 levels.
Every citizen who cares about public schools has a role to play in defending public education from the agenda President Trump and Education Secretary DeVos have laid out: to defund and destabilize public schools in favor of vouchers and charter schools that are unaccountable to taxpayers. Marches, protests and petitions all matter, but these lower-profile, … Continued
“Can you imagine being five years old, getting dropped off at school and being afraid that you would come home to an empty house, with no idea where your parents are or if they’re coming back?”
Every education advocate should read at least one of these books before the new school year begins.
“Since day one, DeVos has sided with for-profit school executives against students and families drowning in unaffordable student loans,”
Educators from across the nation elect a new NEA Activist of the Year!
Regardless of what drove these educators to run, they share the belief that it’s high time educators be among the elected officials who make policies and pass laws if educator and student concerns are to be heard.
Town halls are one of the best forms of direct communication between constituents and their elected officials.