With one in five children ages 13-18 living with a mental health condition, more schools are creating comprehensive, systemic programs to address the problem.
In 1979, teachers earned 5.5% less than comparable workers. Today the teacher pay gap has grown to 18.7%.
78 percent of public school parents say they would support teachers in their community if they went on strike for more pay. “Educators’ decision to take a stand for themselves inspires everyone,” says NEA president.
A new “report card” grades each state on commitment to public education and resistence to charter schools and voucher programs. How did your state rank?
The bad news is that the demands and pressures on our schools are growing. The good news is that the nation is finally looking to educators for solutions.
As temperatures rise and classrooms get hotter, the lack of air conditioning in many schools is creating unsafe and unproductive learning environments.
“When educators, parents, communities, and students stand together, we are a formidable force and together we can fight and win.”
“We are creating confident, strong citizens, who are collaborative, compassionate, and powerful,” Mandy Manning tells delegates.
In keynote address, Eskelsen García salutes student activists. “They are demanding something from all of us and demanding something of themselves.”