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Top-down reformers ignored the predictable consequences of their unflinching focus on equal "outcomes." High stakes testing
The National Education Association says Donald Trump's anti-immigrant stance is emboldening schoolyard bullies.
Amazingly, some members booed this fairly benign statement, though NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia agreed with Clinton
Recently, a speech by NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia on what teachers are expected to do each day flooded social media. While many shared the clip and applauded some of its excellent points, it didn't take long for outrage to set in.
With the reauthorization of the absurd and dysfunctional NCLB, we have a chance to once again let teachers teach and let students learn. We have a chance to ignite their imaginations, encourage them to reach their full potential, and expand their world view beyond filling in bubble tests with a #2 pencil.
The assertiveness of the Gates Foundation in funding its approved version of education reform takes on head-tilting meaning when one considers the organizations that Gates funds "for general operating support."
Billionaire Gates has the ear of scores of influential individuals. It's a great exchange: You give us money; we give you an audience.
Even though Hochul was listed separately on the ballot in the primary, Weingarten acknowledged in her September 8, 2014, robocall that she was performing the call on behalf of the Democratic Party -- and the Democratic Party considered Hochul to complete the Cuomo re-election ticket.
Notably, teachers who had participated in diversity training or who had fewer years of experience were more likely to choose