30,000 Los Angeles teachers from over 900 schools hit the streets this week to demand more school resources, a moratorium on charter schools and investment in the schools all our students deserve! They were joined by over 10,000 parents, support staff, students and community members. This week's NewsBlast includes snippets from this bold and brave action. Also, investment in public education is becoming a "thing!" And the New York State Board of Regents just says "no" to Betsy DeVos.
Betsy DeVos and the Republicans are at it again--proposing to use ESSA money to buy guns for teachers and increase police presence at schools. Please join a webinar on restorative justice implementation, on August 29th. New resources on community schools and state takeovers. All this in this week's AROS NewsBlast!!
The teacher uprisings of spring 2018 continue, with educators on the move in West Virginia, Kentucky, Arizona and Oklahoma. Students and the public are with them. AROS launches a new Books, Not Guns initiative aimed at stopping legislation allowing teachers to carry weapons in their classrooms. Advancement Project has a set of new tools, including a student walkout toolkit, and Betsy DeVos continues to travel in secret, apparently to avoid protests. It isn't working.
Chicago students walk-out, mic-drop and die-in for gun control; Journey for Justice Alliance releases new documentary. Puerto Rico passes its first charter law in the wake of Hurricane Maria. And Betsy DeVos has a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day up on Capitol Hill. Advancement Project and Dignity in Schools release a new tool-kit for protecting the Obama-era discipline guidance, and more!! Join our new "DeVos Watch" email blast!!
What are critics saying about Betsy DeVos’ performance this week on 60-Minutes?
“White House Officials watched…with dismay” CNN