School board elections in Douglas Co., Colo., were contentious and expensive. Voucher candidates were defeated.
A Lutheran school in Harford Co., Md., sacrificed state voucher funds because it has reserved the right to deny admission to LGBT students.
Md.’s gov. wouldn’t sign off on the state board’s school accountability plan, but his objections were based on the use of standardized tests.
US Ed Sec’y Betsy DeVos said for too many kids, school is just a “mundane malaise” that hasn’t been updated in at least 2 generations. Agree?
A compromise was reached in the IL school funding fiasco, but one provision, a voucher program, troubles some educators and politicians.
Support for charter schools and some other “school choice” initiatives has declined a bit, notably among black and Hispanic populations.
The US and the educational community are in a bitter struggle to decimate the public schools by turning them into profit-generating machines.
The political banter continues, as the drama escalates in Washington, Baltimore; meanwhile, life marches on for students and Americans.
Donald Trump has proposed a federal budget that will drastically cut scientific research, education, and environmental protection.
A new Japanese animé film reminds me of the whole voucher-privatization debate for public schools: an identity crisis.