It’s fitting that a number of pro-public education candidates and state and federal office holders made it a priority to recognize educators during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11. Take a look at how they gave a shout out to educators across the country, and reflected on how their favorite teachers influenced their lives. U.S. … Continued
Gov. John Bel Edwards called on the legislature to stabilize the budget and invest in education and working families.
LA town hall kicks off national ‘Ask an Educator’ tour brining educators and community together to support public schools.
“This type of colonialism is not ‘reform’ – it’s anti-democratic.”
Louisiana has reportedly spent $700 million on charter schools currently open that have not exceeded a grade of “C” from the state.
Coalition highlights the real stories of those hurt by attacks on public workers’ retirement savings.
Find out about the current attacks on public employee pensions in Arizona, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania and about one big win in Kansas.
Educators applaud second court ruling finding Gov. Jindal’s education law unconstitutional and auditor’s report of inadequate safeguards in voucher program.
Vouchers remain an elitist strategy for subsidizing tuition for students in private schools, not expanding opportunities for low- income children.
Thirteen of the 17 states where the majority of students come from low-income families are in the South. In Mississippi, 71 percent are low income, followed by New Mexico (68 percent), Louisiana (66 percent), Oklahoma (61 percent) and Arkansas (60 percent).