“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.
ALEC tries to fool public into believing vouchers lead to a quality education for students.
Will elected leaders revitalize their public schools as state coffers refill?
Vouchers remain an elitist strategy for subsidizing tuition for students in private schools, not expanding opportunities for low- income children.
New report shines light on negative impact ALEC is having on children, education, and ournation’s future.