This week Eastern WA educators going on strike for school funding, right to work in IL, MI Gov Snyder’s proposal to split Detroit into 2 districts and a plan in PA to link educator furloughs to evaluation scores.
This week we talk about letter-grade ranking of schools in MI, professional compensation in WA, push-back against damaging health insurance changes in MA and a huge win for IL higher education employees.
Education activists need to be ready to spot red flags that spell trouble for public education
This week we talk charters in Michigan and Massachusetts, school funding in Washington, and Utah’s recent panel discussion that invited policymakers to hear from a group of local teachers.
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.
“If you check out of the political process after the election, then you’re definitely not holding anybody accountable,” says Michigan middle school teacher Wendy Winston.
This week: Next year’s ed budgets announced in WA and UT, charter school management companies making massive profits off MI taxpayers and MD’s call for an immediate suspension of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment.
This week: MT’s MSU Bozeman graduate assistants ratify their first contract, IL pensions, MI charter oversight and a call for fair education funding in PA.
This week we talk about special education concerns in MI, a PA board member elected president of a national teacher pension group, charter waivers in MA, and the master’s degree requirement decision in CT being delayed.
This week we talk about the proposed insurance cuts in WV, UT’s Bargaining Summit, the new M-STEP assessments in MI and a call for higher wages for CT child care providers.