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Teaching Democratic Citizenship When Democracy is at Risk

Co-sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute and the American Federation of Teachers. In a letter to James Madison, Thomas Jefferson wrote: Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. Enable them to see that it is their interest to preserve peace and order, and they will preserve them. … They are the only sure [...]

Teaching Democratic Citizenship When Democracy is at Risk 2018-01-13T07:48:39+00:00

Poll: President Trump Voters Oppose His Education Agenda | Education News | US News

Nearly half of those who voted for President Donald Trump oppose his education agenda, according to a new poll, and many said they would likely not vote to reelect their congressional representatives should they support it. Nearly three-quarters, or 74 percent, of all respondents interviewed for the poll oppose the education cuts included in the [...]

Poll: President Trump Voters Oppose His Education Agenda | Education News | US News 2017-10-15T07:02:53+00:00

Charter School Union Votes to Join Chicago Teachers Union | NBC Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union and ChiACTS — the union representing teachers at the city’s charter schools — moved one step closer to unifying Friday, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. The union representing Chicago charter school teachers voted overwhelmingly — 671 to 130 — to join the Chicago Teachers Union. The CTU plans to take its [...]

Charter School Union Votes to Join Chicago Teachers Union | NBC Chicago 2017-11-05T12:10:09+00:00

A potential teacher crunch looms

Public school teachers are on the front lines for the nation's youth when it comes to education, mentorship and support. But a growing shortage of educators is adding pressure to a group that advocates say is already spread too thin in schools across the country. Donavon Gardner is watching the scenario play out at the [...]

A potential teacher crunch looms 2017-06-07T05:28:35+00:00

Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice – The Washington Post

Funding for college work-study programs would be cut in half, public-service loan forgiveness would end and hundreds of millions of dollars that public schools could use for mental health, advanced coursework and other services would vanish under a Trump administration plan to cut $10.6 billion from federal education initiatives, according to budget documents obtained by The [...]

Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice – The Washington Post 2017-10-15T07:02:53+00:00

#PictureATeacher – AFT Voices

We’ve all heard a lot in the past few years about the teacher shortage — and though groups like the Learning Policy Institute have made some substantive recommendations on attracting and retaining a new generation of teachers, you rarely hear about them from the pundits and pontificators. For my part, when I picture the next generation of [...]

#PictureATeacher – AFT Voices 2017-10-15T07:05:15+00:00

Preemptive Move Fails, Pearson Shareholders Turn On CEO | HuffPost

On Friday, a large majority of Pearson shareholders, in a non-binding vote, rejected a report granting a large raise and bonuses to corporate CEO John Fallon. This was the largest vote of no confidence in corporate leadership, a 61% no vote, in Great Britain since 2009. Fallon’s salary, bonus, incentives, and other benefits, went up [...]

Preemptive Move Fails, Pearson Shareholders Turn On CEO | HuffPost 2017-10-15T07:02:53+00:00

An Indecent Budget Proposal | The Huffington Post

Donald Trump’s first budget proposal is a nightmare for children. Ironically named “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” it contains $9 billion in cuts to education and forecloses on the federal government’s long-standing commitment to reduce educational inequalities.The budget would take a meat cleaver to public schools, and children with the [...]

An Indecent Budget Proposal | The Huffington Post 2017-10-15T07:02:53+00:00

DeVos Roils ESSA Waters

One of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' first acts also has the potential to be one of her most destructive. Less than a week after she took office, DeVos informed state education chiefs that the White House was ready and willing to go along with a House of Representatives maneuver to toss out important regulations on the Every [...]

DeVos Roils ESSA Waters 2017-03-04T11:29:09+00:00