Millennials came out strong on election day. If they stay engaged, it could be great news for public education, a new survey suggests.
“We told them we’d remember in November, and educators keep their promises,” says NEA President Lily Eskelsen García.
Poor performance and shoddy financial practices have plagued the sector for years. Political pressure may finally bring oversight and accountability.
In many states, ballot measures may determine whether schools secure new funding or remain stuck in “permanent recession.”
School voucher proponents insist low-income students benefit more from private schools. Wrong, say researchers at the University of Virginia.
Stagnating salaries are not stopping public school educators from carving out part of their paychecks to buy the resources students need.
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?