“It doesn’t matter what party you belong to. You still want clean drinking water. You still want great public schools,” said the elementary school reading teacher.
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Parents and former students are joining the effort to show Betsy DeVos how critical strong public schools are in every community.
Many people do not view the immigration in Trump’s us-versus-them world view, especially when it comes to students and their families.
“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.”
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.