In the age of Betsy DeVos and like-minded political officials, it can be daunting for public education advocates to find wins. But 2017 was not without its victories.
Educators are rallying against ALEC’s agenda to dismantle the services we all depend on…like public education.
Regardless of what drove these educators to run, they share the belief that it’s high time educators be among the elected officials who make policies and pass laws if educator and student concerns are to be heard.
Trump-DeVos budget promises millions for voucher schemes that provide a false choice for students, families.
According to the most recent federal data, Black girls’ 12% suspension rate is much higher than girls of any other race and most boys, and research shows that dark girls are disciplined more harshly than those with lighter skin.
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
A wave of private school voucher legislation is sweeping the country and may be headed your way
2017 could see big rise in taxpayer-funded vouchers for tuition at private and religious schools
By Guest Writer Maggie Mnayer Take Action › Stand with students for schools free of fear and hate. Click here › As a high school English teacher in an urban school district smack in the middle of Iowa, I take seriously my responsibility to teach my students the importance of their word choices, of respecting … Continued
IA teacher shares what she’s heard on the campaign trail from parents, voters about issues related to public education