Stuart Egan is a National Board Certified teacher of high school English in North Carolina. I have published his posts before. I met Stuart at the Network for Public Education annual conference in Raleigh a few weeks ago and invited him to write a post that would sum up the damage that the Tea Party government has done to teachers and schools in the past five years. 2,929 more words
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Our reader Christine Langhoff writes about the current crisis in public education in Boston:
To use the common idiom, Boston is “woke”!
Parents, teachers and allies of public education protested on a frigid January night outside the mayor’s State of the City address. 470 more words
Diane Ravitch cross posted an essay written by Nancy Wackstein for the Daily Slant titled “Let’s Support ‘Locally Grown’ Social Services”. The premise of the article is that recent RFPs for the provision of services are effectively requiring the consolidation of social services by eliminating the ability of smaller to apply for grants. 387 more words
Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee signed into law a bill that allows mental health professionals to refuse service to anyone based on their religious beliefs. 614 more words