There’s a new majority in America’s public schools.
In 2014, students of color outnumbered non-Hispanic white students for the first time in public school classrooms.
It’s a demographic shift that’s outpaced changes taking place in the general U.S. population. And it stands in stark contrast to the demographic makeup of the teacher workforce, which is 80 percent white.
So how to bridge the gap?
Read and listen to the full report here: Take Two | Minority students are the new majority in America’s public schools | 89.3 KPCC
High school graduation season is in full bloom in many communities around the nation, but in some places, parents with kids still in schools have to be worried about the conditions of their schools they’ll return to in the fall – or even if the schools will open at all.
As states wrap up their budget seasons, many lawmakers are proving they simply aren’t up to the task of adequately funding schools.
State spending, which accounts for about half of most public school districts’ budgets, has been in steep decline for a number of years in most states, leaving most local taxing authorities, which provide about the other half, unable to keep up unless the populace is wealthy enough to withstand higher property taxes. (Federal spending accounts for less than 10 percent of school funding, historically.)
Many of these lawmakers say the problem with the nation’s education system is…
Read the rest of this post here: Big Education Ape: Mindless Underfunding Of Schools Continues, Doing Irreparable Harm To Kids
School closing threat spurs move to cut Kansas courts’ power
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Republicans, irked by a court’s threat to keep public schools closed until legislators change the way they’re funded, are considering an amendment to the state constitution blocking such rulings…
Read the whole story here: School closing threat spurs move to cut Kansas courts’ power
As the Democratic primary winds down to a close, Green Party likely nominee Dr. Jill Stein said she wanted Bernie Sanders supporters to “know that there’s a plan B here to continue to fight that revolution.”
“America: Democratic Party elites have done their best to sabotage your revolution, but you don’t have to settle for Clinton/Trump.” – Dr. Jill Stein
Source: Green Party’s Jill Stein to Bernie Sanders supporters: ‘There’s a plan B here’ – CNNPolitics.com
The slightly-cranky voice navigating the world of educational “reform” while trying to still pursue the mission of providing quality education.
Read the full blog post here: CURMUDGUCATION
New post on the writing of john laurits
Take Heart, Berner
by John Laurits
Sorry for the wait — but here’s an update worth the wait…
Read more of this post