- Democrats propose funding teacher pay raises by canceling tax cuts for the wealthy
- May 23, 7:30 AM: Responding to teacher walkouts across the country, congressional Democrats on Tuesday proposed raising teachers’ salaries by canceling the tax cut for the nation’s top 1 percent of earners.
- Opinion: The irony of charter school unionization
- May 23, 7:29 AM: Created to exist as an educational alternative free from the bureaucracy of district public schools and the special interests of teachers unions, charter schools were once a unique educational model.
- Opinion: Pay Teachers More—but Make Sure They Earn It
- > May 22, 7:26 AM: As usual, the politics of education lately seem like they’re all about the grown-ups. Teachers unions hope their walkouts in states like Arizona, Kentucky and Oklahoma will turn red states blue in 2018, while others foresee a
- Michelle Chen: Brown v. Board of Education ended school segregation. So why are schools still not integrated?
- > May 18, 7:12 AM: It’s been 64 years since the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education that declared school segregation unconstitutional. To overcome the racial barriers dividing America’s classrooms, the students seeking
- Eric Cantor: Charter schools deliver results, thanks to the freedom to innovate
- > May 15, 7:08 AM: Almost 26 years ago, a new kind of high school opened its doors to 53 students in St. Paul, Minn. The City Academy was publicly funded but independently operated, allowing its founders the freedom to innovate in reaching students
- Commentary: Teachers Aren’t Victims
- > May 15, 7:07 AM: In a USA Today op-ed last month, American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten defended the teachers’ strikes in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona, and Colorado, by sketching a familiar hero-villain
- Commentary: Charter Schools Point toward a Better Education for All
- May 14, 7:47 AM: One thing nearly every expert in the field will tell you is that we have a long way to go before every student in America is getting a good education.
- Oklahoma teacher debates education secretary over 'school choice'
- May 14, 7:45 AM: Oklahoma's Teacher of the Year Jon Hazell is making national news after a heated conversation he had with U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
- Column: What you don’t know about the schools at the top of U.S. News’ 2018 high school rankings
- May 11, 7:24 AM: But what do these lists really tell us — and what don’t they tell us about these schools? The new high school rankings don’t talk about why comparing traditional public schools to charters is a problem.
- Opinion: Making Teachers’ Strikes Illegal Won’t Stop Them
- > May 10, 7:09 AM: In the five states where teachers have gone on strike this year, teachers complain about many of the same things: low salaries, an education funding squeeze and teacher shortages. They have something else in common. In four of the
- Commentary: School Choice, The All-Purpose Bogeyman
- > May 9, 7:19 AM: Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: “America’s schools are going to Hell in a handbasket, and it’s all charter schools and school vouchers’ fault.” OK, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but it seems more and more like school
- National Charter Schools Week 2018: An open letter from Jeanne Allen
- > May 8, 7:56 AM: In the more than 27 years since the founding of the charter school movement, tremendous progress has been made in the number of schools established and in the wealth of innovative opportunities they offer to children, families,
- Opinion: All school choice is great, but private is better than public
It’s National Charter Schools Week, a time for the public to celebrate public schools of choice. We should certainly be happy for the nearly 3.2 million children that benefit from the opportunity to attend public charter schools >
May 8, 7:54 AM:
- Advocate Likens K-12 Education to a Broken Chair (CER in the news)
- > May 4, 7:34 AM: Michael Phillips, board chair of the leading education advocacy group 50CAN, spoke last month at a TEDxWilmingtonED Conference on the topic, “When Kids Learn on Broken Chairs.” He begins by talking about a literal broken chair, but
- The Right Lashes Out at Uprising Teachers (CER in the news)
- May 4, 7:26 AM: As mass teacher walkouts and protests ebb in Arizona and Colorado, bold new actions are ramping up in North Carolina. This spring’s teacher uprisings may well last through the end of this school year.
- Report: Growth of charter schools slowing, especially in high poverty areas
- May 3, 7:15 AM: Charter school growth is slowing, despite a noticeable need for educational options in high poverty areas, according to a new report published by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.
- What’s driving the latest wave of teacher strikes? Pension problems, some say
Colorado isn’t the only state where an underfunded retirement system has played a role in a teacher uprising sweeping the U.S. In Kentucky, educators in at least 20 school districts walked out of their classrooms after the GOP-led >
May 2, 7:26 AM:
- The nation’s top teachers met with Betsy DeVos, and not all of them were thrilled with what she had to say
- > May 2, 7:24 AM: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos met privately with the nation’s top teachers Monday and asked them to talk about the obstacles they face in doing their jobs. At least one of those teachers told DeVos that some of her policies are
- Commentary: Six Reasons Why School Choice Won't Save Us
- > Apr 30, 7:17 AM: School choice has its place. It can—at least theoretically—foster the kind of innovation that the traditional public school bureaucracy tends to stifle. And it can provide an escape route for some children in neighborhoods with
- Schools take cues from startups, bringing innovation to education
- Apr 30, 7:16 AM: Some K-12 schools, recognizing the need for change in an outdated model of instruction, are utilizing technology and classroom spaces to reimagine the transmission of education.