In the Public Interest releases a new video about the cost of charter schools to traditional districts and students; The new school year opens in a devastated Puerto Rico, where over 250 closures and encroaching privatization have created chaos for students, parents and teachers. Read more in this week's NewsBlast from AROS!
Student walk-outs call for gun control; AROS calls for Books, Not Guns. Student organizations issue demands for safe schools. Leaders Igniting Transformation releases a report on the school-to-prison pipeline in Milwaukee. The military says no to Betsy DeVos voucher proposal. Colorado Democrats say no to DFER. Puerto Rico announces massive school closures, and the Building Movement Project and Schott Foundation host webinar and release report on labor-community alliances. Read it all in this week's NewsBlast!!
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!!
AROS releases an open letter to the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico - NO CHARTERS! Massachusetts charter industry hits some headwinds; Cincinnati Educational Justice Coalition fighting tax abatements; Racial Justice NOW! fighting school closings in Dayton; DeVos keeps being DeVos; Upcoming events.
The fight against school closings in Chicago travels to Rahm's house...The fight against privatization in Puerto Rico just begins, as the Governor and Education Secretary announce their initiative, and the Legislative Assembly takes up a charter law. Peoria, IL demands investment in public education, and teachers across West Virginia go on strike. Catch up with all the news in this week's NewsBlast!