“The concept of “neutrality” is not only unsatisfactory, but damaging. Classrooms need to reflect the level of equity we hope to create within society.”
State New Jersey
In the age of Betsy DeVos and like-minded political officials, it can be daunting for public education advocates to find wins. But 2017 was not without its victories.
Even if you start with only five people at first, five becomes 10, 10 becomes 15, and after 15, you’re building a movement.
Big wins in Virginia, New Jersey, and Washington demonstrate how educators’ support makes the difference.
Public education advocates must vote all the way down the ballot to ensure there are leaders at every level of government fighting for public schools.
The DeVos voucher and charter school agenda has surfaced in the Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races.
GOP candidate for governor supports policies that will harm students and public schools.
NJ chemistry teacher uses spoken word to share the Racial Justice message.
“There was fire and a little edge in the room that made the discussion come alive. If we don’t understand our students, we’re derelict in our duties.”
School finance laws are under fire in Kansas, New Jersey, and Mississippi—where state leaders have shared a common tactic.