These bizarre laws on education are somehow still on the books!
A Walton-backed school privatization bill was shut down in Little Rock, AR, after educators, administrators, parents, and activists united in support of public schools.
“So many students struggle to be successful in classrooms because they can’t manage to think or process information while they’re so hungry all the time,” says AR teacher Amanda Trice.
For students, educators and millions of families who rely on public schools, some important election night victories came a little further down the ballot.
U.S. Senate candidates in Arkansas, Iowa and Colorado have put more effort into defending Big Banks and billionaires than college students and their families.
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Mike Ross understands the role teachers, ESPs play with students, state’s future
Texas’ law “creates an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, has an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and was imposed with an unconstitutional purpose.”
This week we talk about Gov. Corbett’s review of state academic standards in Pennsylvania, state pensions in Indiana, charter schools in California, and closing the achievement gap with common core in Arkansas.
Educators are essential advocates for students, says Arkansas library media specialist Ashley Pledger.