Some male elementary students in the Oakland Unified School District used to have a tradition they called “Slap Ass Fridays.” It was so pervasive, according to a 4th-grade girl at one Oakland school, that she and all her friends would stand with their backs against a wall every recess and lunch period in order to … Continued
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“What I really oppose is taking money out of the public schools and that is what happened here in order to provide that private tax credit to wealthy people.” JB Pritzker
This week, rural communities began receiving long-awaited funding cut off by Congress in 2016.
Across the nation, educators are gearing up to elect public school champions at every level of government
“I know what it means for a kid to be in an overcrowded classroom with limited supplies and too much testing,” said Chris Giunchigliani, Nevada gubernatorial candidate.
If enacted, proposed cuts to the nation’s largest anti-hunger program will leave vulnerable kids hungry and struggling at school.
Chris Giunchigliani, a former special education teacher who was part of a successful lawsuit against the state’s voucher program, gave Education Votes a glimpse into the person behind the campaign.
It’s fitting that a number of pro-public education candidates and state and federal office holders made it a priority to recognize educators during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11. Take a look at how they gave a shout out to educators across the country, and reflected on how their favorite teachers influenced their lives. U.S. … Continued
Gretchen Whitmer,daughter and granddaugter of educators: “One of the things we can do to empower school employees is elect a governor who’s not beholden to the DeVos family.”
In the wake of walk-outs and rallies, both massive and modest, across the nation in recent weeks, public education activists are making a point of continuing the conversation about the tragic lack of investment in our public schools during National Teacher Appreciation Week. It’s nowhere more evident than on social media, where educators and fellow … Continued