Van Roekel: ‘We will not bow to individuals and special interests who want to dismantle the rights of working people and the stability of middle class families.’
This week, students at Ellsworth Community High School were lining up to ask Shelly Moore what classes they should take and what she’d be teaching next semester.
Moore had to look her students in the eye and tell them she wouldn’t be teaching anything. As of June, this 13-year veteran teacher won’t have a job.
In a few weeks, teachers will start a new semester. There’ll be new students and ideas, lesson plans, schedules and all the other pieces that go into making a school year.
Added to their plates, however, will be a serious and growing concern: the demonization in state after state of teachers and other school employees to silence their voices in the debate on how to improve America’s public schools.
Selected Facebook groups and pages from various states that can keep you up to date and tell you how to help when the time comes to take quick, coordinated action.
Throughout the evening and night, Education Votes will be tracking election results and updating this space with profiles of some of our Education Champions.
NEA put the question to its teacher-fans on Facebook â€“ how exactly do they think teachers should be evaluated?
The U.S. Senate is currently considering education jobs funding that could help save 138,000 educator jobs nationwide. We need you to encourage your Senators to support this important legislation by sharing your personal stories on how layoffs and other funding cuts are affecting you, your local schools, and your community.