Retired educator Harry Klugel — “I think the crowd felt that this was a history changing kind of event.That they were involved in something that was going to be in the history books.”
The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, this Saturday, August 24, will draw educators, students, labor leaders and social and economic justice advocates from across the nation.
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VEA President Meg Gruber: “Mr. Cuccinelli’s plan deserves an ‘F’ for ignoring the needs of Virginia’s students while promising to funnel more public money to private interests at taxpayer expense.”
“Family unity plays a critical role in student success. Yet growing numbers of public school students live in fear that our nation’s immigration policies will break up their families, forcing them to choose between their country and their loved ones.”
ALEC v. Kids provides more evidence that the American Legislative Exchange Council is selling students’ futures for profit.
Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI): “The Voting Rights Act is one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation ever passed and is vital to our commitment to never again permit racial prejudices in our electoral process,
Fourth of July holiday bittersweet for some following Supreme Court ruling to eliminate key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Markey authored federal law that increased percentage of classrooms connected to the Internet from 3% to 92%
Lauren Ashley Villa spelled it out for lawmakers: It’s time to find better forms of assessment and stop robbing students of a rich education.