We talked about this on a podcast about the Opt Out movement that'll air later this week, but here's something you should do now: CALL the Board of Education in IL and urge them to stop punishing teachers for deciding not to give their students the ISAT (the old state standardized test misaligned with the current Common Core curriculum teachers are […]
Ethan Rediske's mom, Andrea, explains why it meant the world to have her severely disabled child educated, and why persistent attempts to have him take the Florida state standardized tests were pointless and cruel. (The state insisted on onerous test waiver paperwork even as Ethan lay in hospice.) I am so glad that through her training and insight, his […]
Yes to educator-activists! This is what K12NN was created to support. Here's a great example: environmental groups and parents and educators worked together to stop Scholastic from disseminating coal-pushing lobbying disguised as "science" curriculum. Shame on Scholastic for allowing themselves to be used that way, and shame on the dirty fuels […]
The next time you hear someone banging on about how unions spend millions to distort elections, stop them cold with facts about how much the Koch brothers spend to distort democracy. http://www.republicreport.org/2014/unions-koch/ […]
We were just talking about this today on the NPE debrief: when corporate Dems sell out kids, it's a case of who needs enemies with friends like these? The rot goes pretty deep in the Democratic Party, and Governor Andrew Cuomo is but one example. He showed up at a rally for charter schools rather than restore funding to pre-Great Recession levels for 88 […]
Welcome to K-12 News Network (K12NN). We're on
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I’m Cynthia Liu, the founder. I’m the parent
of an elementary school-aged child.