Two Midwestern states demonstrate just how much a governor’s economic agenda can help or hurt students and working families.
This week we talk about a Supreme Court decision on school funding in Kansas, the FEA president’s response to Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State in Florida, a flawed academic standards bill in Wisconsin and teachers rallying against high stakes testing in Washington.
Wisconsin legislature considering a “school accountability” bill that gives an unfair advantage to private schools receiving taxpayer-funded vouchers.
ALEC’s voucher legislation is designed to drain public schools of valuable funding and is usually its first step in privatizing public education.
Gov. Scott Walker delivers his State of the State and promises more of the same policies that harm community schools.
Will elected leaders revitalize their public schools as state coffers refill?
This week we talk about unaccountable charter school expansion in Washington and Wisconsin, transgender student rights in California and the State of the State in New York.
This week we discuss a teacher evaluation study in Connecticut, national recognition for a special needs educator in Wisconsin, pension lawsuit in Illinois and Gov. Corbett’s education cuts in Pennsylvania.
WEAC President Betsy Kippers: “This opens the door for additional authorizers of privately run charters that divert state school aid from neighborhood public schools.”
This week we talk about WV’s new teacher pay campaign, NJ members helping the homeless in Camden, a new survey on pensions in IL and a lawsuit filed to force the WI Employment Relations Commission to stop implementing recertification elections that have been ruled unconstitutional.