Public ed activists show lawmakers how we should really #ThankATeacher

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

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Iowa lawmakers side with the Kochs and ALEC, vote to silence educators, public workers

by Félix Pérez UPDATE: This afternoon (Thursday, 2/16) Iowa’s Republican Senate and House majority sided with the deep-pocketed Koch brothers and ALEC, voting to pass a bill that strips educators, nurses, firefighters and other public service workers of their right to negotiate collectively for better learning environments for students, better working conditions and the ability … Continued