North Carolina teachers, parents, and supporters of public schools staged "walk-ins" this past week to protests cuts in public education. The architect of these bad policies should pay close attention and start listening instead of lecturing.
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November 07, 2013
July 31, 2013
In an act of civil disobedience, Rodney Ellis, President of the North Carolina Association of Educators was arrested for refusing to leave the legislative building after closing hours. He was protesting the way legislators were passing bills that did harm to teachers and their profession.
July 08, 2013
Both the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers support Common Core State Standards, and both unions call for a moratorium on high stakes testing until initial implementation of these standards is successful.
June 06, 2013
Sequestration will result in the furlough of teachers and education support professionals in schools under the Department of Defense. This will cause hardship for children and military families.
May 08, 2013
The newest inductees into the National Teacher Hall of Fame came to Washington, DC to meet with Secretary Arne Duncan and NEA President Dennis Van Roekel. As great teachers, they speak truth to power.
May 06, 2013
This is Teacher Appreciation Week and tomorrow is National Teacher Day. It is time to take action to restore respect, autonomy, and responsibility to teachers for their profession.
April 08, 2013
Professor Andy Hargreaves of Boston College discusses sustainability of school improvement in a conversation with the HOPE Foundation.
April 03, 2013
The Atlanta scandal on teachers and administrators cheating on standardized testing has rocked the teaching profession. A closer look should examine this complex problem and changes need to be made.
March 27, 2013
Common Core Standards continue to be a point of debate. We should remember that these standards are what every child should know and be able to do not everything a child should know and be able to do.
March 11, 2013
Guest blogger Marian Kisch writes about the collaboration between the administration and the union that represents teachers in Providence, Rhode Island. Collaboration is not easy, but the results demonstrate the worth.