“We’d be much further ahead in doing what’s best for our students, particularly students of color, if we could separate the notion that school safety and school policing are one and the same.”
State New York
A small team of educators in upstate New York brings lunch and books–and more than a little TLC–to low-income students who might otherwise go without.
While the candidates’ ideas on what they would do in office are a useful measure, their backgrounds also offer telling insights.
This year the campaign rhetoric has been so inflammatory, especially Donald Trump’s, that it has incited both bullying and violence in schools.
“Our best advocacy is one in which all of our students benefit from our activism.” — Jose Vilson, educator, writer, activist
With the ascendance of social media and citizen journalists, the trend of anti-educator, anti-union “news stories” and editorials has become all too prevalent.
This week: NY educators arrested at protests, CA faculty vote to strike, the MA retirement health care fight and a video look back at IL Gov Rauner’s tumultuous first year.
This week we talk about high stakes testing in NY, more attacks on collective bargaining in IL, how you can make your voice heard on charter schools in MA and a rally next Wednesday in NH.
This week MTA shares their thoughts on a bill to offer college debt relief to adjuncts, ed funding in WA, a pension victory in MT and the NY wage board recommending a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers.
Pro-charter groups add financial muscle behind efforts to create charter schools short on accountability and transparency.