Educators, parents, students and allies rallied for public schools while saying “no” to education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos.
Issue Educator Voices
Educators have taken the lead in opposing the Trump-DeVos agenda to drain resources from public schools to support vouchers and for-profit charter schools.
Take Action › Join educators to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline. Click here › When North Carolina teacher Tracy Phillips heard about last week’s incident involving a Wake County school resource officer body slamming a teenage girl, she couldn’t even watch the video. “I was so disgusted,” she says. The video, which quickly went viral, shows … Continued
2017 could see big rise in taxpayer-funded vouchers for tuition at private and religious schools
“I am going to foster and train the next generation of union leaders so when I move on there will be a strong network of passionate union educators to carry this work forward.”
“To ask students to study a world in which they can’t see themselves is to relegate them to a blindness of the soul and a crippling of the spirit.”
“I can’t stress enough the power of creating a welcoming environment in your own classrooms and communities.”
By Guest Writer Maggie Mnayer Take Action › Stand with students for schools free of fear and hate. Click here › As a high school English teacher in an urban school district smack in the middle of Iowa, I take seriously my responsibility to teach my students the importance of their word choices, of respecting … Continued
With the disappointing presidential election behind us, “it is no longer time to agonize; it is time to organize.”
Also, he fell short of a state senate seat, but the experience has stoked one educator’s passion to fight for children.