ALEC’s secretive meeting with politicians met with educator-led events and activities to rally community for public education.
“It’s about the future of our country and making sure our students have a system they can trust and eventually lead.”
The IN senate bill removes the Superintendent from the role of chairperson of the State Board of Education, a responsibility in place for more than 100 years.
Private school vouchers drained more than $45 million from the 10 hardest hit Indiana school districts last year.
“The people vote for the person that they feel can best serve Indiana students, regardless of political party. This political power move . . . is unnecessary,” testified Superintendent Glenda Ritz.
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.
Students will suffer if Gov. Corbett appointee succeeds in handing over York public schools to for-profit management company.
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.
State Board of Education’s move could put critical federal policy in jeopardy.