Trump-inspired fear in classrooms and the nomination of a school voucher leader and billionaire for U.S. secretary of education are among our picks.
Voters said YES to better school funding in Maine, California, and Washoe County, Nevada.
A new analysis confirms that rolling back Gov. LePage’s tax cuts for the wealthy will allow the state to meet its funding obligation to public schools.
Educators across the nation are reporting that the inflammatory rhetoric from Donald Trump has led to an increase in student bullying and anxiety.
A small army of activists is contacting pro-public education voters, reminding them what’s at stake and to vote all the way down the ballot.
Social studies teacher Mike Thurston has spent his summer schooling voters on how a tax fairness ballot measure will bring more equitable school funding.
Stand Up for Students coalition calling for income tax fairness initiative so state can properly fund public schools.
“I don’t have to be, and we as educators don’t have to be, millionaires to have a voice for our students.” — NH teacher Allison Estes-Browne
This week we talk about CT educators addressing student poverty, state-wide assessments in ME, how OH is trying to fix the broken charter school funding system and the Senate budget in MA.
This week we talk about the misuse of standardized testing in Maine, Pennsylvania and Washington, and the decision in Massachusetts not to advance new charter schools.