School Choice

How Unionizing Charter Schools Could Change the Game for Unions

Oakland blogger Dirk Tillotson wrote this provocative piece suggesting that unions and charters could actually be good for each other. Currently, about 12 percent of America’s 6,700 charter schools...

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Teaching

Is Your Class Still Talking About the Election? Here Are 4 Tips to Make the Conversation Productive.

President-elect Trump. That’s our reality. I’m not going to talk to you about how we got here. Others have done plenty of that since the election. I’m not going to project what will happen next. I...

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U.S. Department of Education

I Can Count on One Hand the Number of Teachers Whose Colleges Prepared Them

Almost 50 percent of teachers are not in the classroom after five years, and when you add those who get a degree but never teach, about 75 percent of graduates who have paid college tuition to become...

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equity

Your White Teacher Is Woke

I've been an educator for 26 years. Over 95 percent of the children I've taught have been children of color. I've worked very hard to not only teach with cultural sensitivity, but to confront my own...

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