“Teachers must value their voice as experts. How could they (lawmakers) know what we experience in the classroom unless we invite them in.”
This week Eastern WA educators going on strike for school funding, right to work in IL, MI Gov Snyder’s proposal to split Detroit into 2 districts and a plan in PA to link educator furloughs to evaluation scores.
This week we talk about a rally for public education in WI, educators striking for class size in WA, CEA President supports excise tax repeal in CT and a majority of Pennsylvanians support the governor’s historic education budget increases.
This week we feature WA educators striking for smaller class sizes, IL Gov Rauner’s continuing attacks on working families, an upcoming retiree lobby day in CT and the newly released legislative report card in UT.
“States and districts don’t need new federal mandates on education; we just need better ones. Educating young people is not a one size fits all proposition.”
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.