“The next generation of educators needs to use our voices to reclaim our profession instead of letting those who have never stepped foot in a classroom make decisions and continue to destroy public education and its purpose.”
Unions give educators at charter schools a stronger voice to advocate for students
Charter school educators form collective bargaining unit and, in the process, gain a louder, stronger voice to help students.
“When a teacher says to a legislator, ‘This is what I go through, this is what’s happening in my classroom,’ that holds weight.” – Brandon Rettke, Education Minnesota
The Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act takes a comprehensive approach to preventing and handling bullying.
Two Midwestern states demonstrate just how much a governor’s economic agenda can help or hurt students and working families.
Working women with families—like many of the food service workers in schools—would be especially helped by minimum wage increase
Rep John Kline (R-Minn): “There are a lot of champions for early childhood education, but every superintendent, Education Minnesota … everybody has said the most important thing is to fund special ed.”
Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY): “One in four children starts their life in poverty. This bill will help ensure their lives do not end in poverty.”
Ronald Meltzer, New York educator: “[Some Congressmen] talk about making cuts to help today’s children tomorrow. How about helping them now?”