In the age of Betsy DeVos and like-minded political officials, it can be daunting for public education advocates to find wins. But 2017 was not without its victories.
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As 2017 draws to a close, take a look back at the five most read Education Votes articles of the year.
Even if you start with only five people at first, five becomes 10, 10 becomes 15, and after 15, you’re building a movement.
What exactly are the facts when it comes to the hot-button issue of Dreamer students and young immigrants whose protection from deportation is set to expire.
“If you’ve already called, call again . . . and then ask your friends to call too. We must focus all of our energy right now on making sure our elected officials know how bad this bill will be.”
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”
ALEC supports one of the most detrimental aspects of the bill—which threatens state and local funding for public education.
“This new law respects the diversity of learners and their native languages and cultures,” – MTA President Barbara Madeloni
Educators are rallying against ALEC’s agenda to dismantle the services we all depend on…like public education.
NEA leaders joined thousands of advocates demanding a clean Dream Act now at a rally to defend Dreamers, young immigrants brought here as children or infants.