Even though research says otherwise, teachers unions fund constant communications efforts that frame the fight for school choice as a policy battle between grassroots defenders of public education (who only want to preserve the public’s schools) and the cigar-smoking corporate fatcats who fund campaigns to “destroy” America’s most vital child-serving institutions.
Big dollar donors are having an influence on our major institutions. But why do “journalists” only follow the money when it leads to conservatives?
If the goal is democratic debate about how public institutions like public schools should work for families and communities, then leading progressive voice need a fact-based come-to-your-deity about the fact that some of their assumed constituencies, black folks and people of color, disagree with the union-aligned top-down agenda prevalent in liberal politics.
An editorial in yesterday’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch about that city’s magnet schools takes issue with the pervasive claim that “integration is the only thing that has ever worked at scale.’ It didn’t work. Feel free to keep saying it though. This is where you point me to this or that book or report by this…
Over 2.2 Million Students in Class of 2019 Took SAT, Largest Group Ever
A new study conducted by the Portland Public Schools surveyed 5,770 middle and high school students, and 3,672 elementary schoolers; and the results are heartbreaking.
We know something has gone terribly wrong in our world when a $4 sandwich is worth more than a black life.
A new study says smart people are wasted by living in towns rather than cities that act as cognitive hubs.
Here’s the short story: A teacher in Louisville, Kentucky asks a student to put his cell phone away. He angrily refuses. They face off. The teacher shoves him to the ground. A rowdy cage match ensues. The local teachers union says this incident is a result of taking police officers out of the schools. And,…
David McGuire, a school leader in Indianapolis, asked the Twitterati this week what does it take to get parents to attend conferences with their children’s’ teachers? I encourage you to see his post: I tweeted, “Why don’t parents attend parent-teacher conferences?” It was a serious question that I have been wondering about for quite some…