“We have no choice but to be politically active. I know a lot of people are turned off by politics, but we must be involved to give teachers and students a voice.”
“We have to make our voices heard and make sure that people that are making decisions hear from us, that they understand that it’s not just dollars, it’s real people that are affected.”
Sean McComb, the 2014 National Teacher of the Year, was applauded by President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday in a ceremony to thank all educators “for their hard work and dedication each and every day in the classroom.”
This week we talk about common core implementation in MD, a new achievement gap task force in WI, how you can nominate a colleague for MA’s Human and Civil Rights Awards and Paterson EA members in NJ rallying for a fair contract.
Teachers and education support professionals gathered in Washington D.C. to discuss their perspectives on education policy from the classroom.
In at least a dozen states this year, educators and other workers are bracing for new attacks on their rights to collectively bargain. But if that’s the trend, at least one state is poised to buck it.
Retired educator Harry Klugel — “I think the crowd felt that this was a history changing kind of event.That they were involved in something that was going to be in the history books.”
The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, this Saturday, August 24, will draw educators, students, labor leaders and social and economic justice advocates from across the nation.
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On June 14th, five teachers hailing from Maryland, Missouri, Texas and Oklahoma will be inducted into the National Teacher Hall of Fame (NTHF).