“We spend more time worrying how to fire teachers, and we don’t spend enough time figuring out how to support teachers in difficult circumstances.”
“My unofficial duty is to keep students from dropping out so they get educated, graduate, and move on to live productive lives,” says Florida education support professional Marian O’Neal.
Education activists need to be ready to spot red flags that spell trouble for public education
Expanding vouchers to unaccountable private schools. Stripping teachers of their right to due process. Converting neighborhood public schools into privately run charter schools. Proceeding with tax cuts for the wealthy while starving public schools.
For FL educator Lakisha Cooley, politics and education go hand in hand, and teachers should have a voice in policy to influence what goes on in the classroom.
For Florida educator Luke Flynt, our civic responsibility and our commitment to students continues well past the election season.
Educators urge Congress to pass a spending measure that targets increases to programs such as Title I and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and to extend the educator tax deduction.
Regardless of disappointing election results, educators are continuing what they’ve always done — prepare lesson plans, grade exams, review homework, and make sure students have the best opportunity possible to succeed.
These candidates’ proposals and track records stand out for how frighteningly harmful they would be to students of all ages, teachers and public schools.
The head of the nation’s largest professional employee organization hits the campaign trail to encourage folks to get out and vote.