Parents, community members and educators unite to take back school boards from divisive ultraconservatives.
This week: Testing in Illinois and Connecticut, Campus Equity Week actions from Massachusetts and the fight for Youngstown schools in Ohio.
The next big challenge: remedying funding inequities between charters and public schools.
In Milwaukee and Youngstown, OH, educators, parents and residents are teaming up to keep their schools under local control.
This week: OH charters, the Holyoke, MA turnaround plan, CA members lobbying the Congressional Black Caucus and a plan in MI to restore tax credits for working families.
Ohio’s growing charter school crisis, long a subject of local news interest, appears to be morphing into an issue that could flatten Kasich’s presidential campaign.
When the General Assembly returns public school stakeholders want elected leaders to get to work on transparency, accountability, and funding issues linked to charters.
According to Kasich, the problem with education is that teachers, when not in class, spend their time sitting in fancy teachers lounges discussing low pay and vanishing benefits.
This week: charters unconstitutional in WA, petition to save Youngstown, OH City schools from takeover, Chester Upland, PA educators still working without pay and a new amendment in MA to fund schools.
This week we talk about Chester Upland PA educators working without pay, the Dyett HS hunger strike in Chicago, charter schools reforms in OH and Maryland’s push to reduce high stakes testing.