“The forces we’re up against in terms of changing policy are heavily funded and have lots of resources,” explained Tomas Robles. “Coming together to train and share each other’s vision is how we can build power.”
School districts continue to make high-stakes decisions about teacher performance based on how well students perform on state mandated tests, despite mounting opposition across the nation.
The best efforts and deep pockets of a small army of lobbyists and out-of-state corporate ed reformers weren’t enough to derail relentless Tennessee educators, parents and their allies.
Last week, educators, parents and community leaders held events in 19 states to advocate for public education.
There is growing concern among some states that for-profit charter schools have a fundamental conflict of interest: Are they more concerned about their stockholders or the education of children?
The exodus of students to charters can further reduce enrollment in district-run schools, making them candidates down the road for closure.
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