Bargaining for the common good is a natural fit at public institutions whose missions—and funding—are entangled with the well-being of their communities.
“Fund our future!” Kentucky educators tell lawmakers at Friday protest.
“All the work that we’ve done, the allies we’ve made, and the foundation we’ve built – we’re not back to the beginning, we’re just on a detour.”
The widening pay inequities endured by educators for too long are finally front and center. So are the reckless tax cuts that helped create the crisis.
ESPs band together on the picket line to protest long-running, systemic disinvestment in public schools.
At Kennedy Elementary, teamwork, camaraderie, and mutual appreciation are the pillars upon which the school operates.
Fed up with lawmakers who have long neglected public schools, educators are building a movement that “cannot be stopped,” says NEA president.
By high school and college, many students have run out of steam. Anxiety—the mental-health tsunami of their generation—has caught up with them.
Sherry Shaw’s advocacy on behalf of students and colleagues includes extensive volunteer work with the Special Olympics and other community organizations.