One year after Parkland, it’s time to stop talking about arming educators and fortifying our schools, and focus on proven strategies that will protect students.
Determined to win a fair, transparent, professional salary plan, Denver teachers went on strike, joining the national #RedforEd movement.
Fed up with hearing that reducing class size is too expensive, educators and their allies know the cost of inaction has been much worse.
Let’s debate if teachers receive effective professional development or whether students have the necessary supports – but not if experience is valuable.
The ground is shifting under the charter school industry as educators lead a national uprising against school privatization.
Despite the strong economy, Virginia ranks 42nd in per-pupil state funding. Educators say it is time for public schools to share in the prosperity.
Agreement gives students more librarians, nurses, and counselors while reducing class sizes. “We won this victory through our unity, our action, and our shared sacrifice,” said UTLA president.
The impact on students may be greater when turnover occurs during the school year, underlining the urgency to strengthen the teaching profession.
As more families struggle with opioid addiction, educators face the terrible trickle-down effects on students.
‘We won’t be bought off…What we are fighting for is a program of investment in our neighborhood public schools” says UTLA president.