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Education Issues 2017-11-01T13:42:48+00:00

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 [...]

January 13th, 2018|

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 [...]

June 26th, 2017|

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 [...]

June 7th, 2017|

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 [...]

May 18th, 2017|

#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 [...]

May 18th, 2017|