The Secure Rural Schools Act, offering millions to struggling rural communities, is close to winning an extension from Congress
This week we talk about the Senate takeover of k-12 healthcare in Washington, kindergarten assessment in Massachusetts, the failing school funding system in Wisconsin and the importance of educator advocacy in Connecticut.
Digital activism isn’t just convenient–it’s undeniably effective in the fight for public education.
“We spend more time worrying how to fire teachers, and we don’t spend enough time figuring out how to support teachers in difficult circumstances.”
This week we talk about linking test scores to teacher evaluations in WA, the school funding fight in IL, tax dollars for private schools in MT and the fight against the overuse of standardized tests in CT.
This week we talk about CT’s proposal to eliminate excessive testing, MA’s budget proposal, pensions in IL and linking teacher evaluations to test scores in WA.
This week we talk about the misuse of standardized testing in Maine, Pennsylvania and Washington, and the decision in Massachusetts not to advance new charter schools.
This week we talk about a rally in MT on Monday, MA’s recent bargaining summit, Gov Rauner’s attacks on collective bargaining in IL, and feature video of members speaking up about education funding in WA.
This Valentine’s Day, EdVotes pays tribute to those leaders making good decisions for students and public schools. And we call out those who aren’t.
“We have to have an educator voice. You can’t make good education policy with a real classroom perspective.”