Beyond the Books: Charter schools spend millions on advertising | KUTV

From an NPE Facebook post …

#AnotherDayAnotherCharterScandal As for Young, he says during his time at Utah Career Path High he was asked to attend open houses, hand out flyers and hang posters for the school. He says he wanted to teach, not be a salesman for charter schools.
“Since then, every time I hear a radio ad promoting, like, a charter school, I just think that’s’ very expensive and that is taxpayer money that could be going towards education,” Young said.

The LAUSD Teacher Strike’s Class Size Conundrum : NPR

Striking teachers in L.A. are focused on one demand: shrinking the district’s high class sizes. But is that the best use of money?

It’s a logical idea that’s popular with parents: Put fewer kids in classes, and they each get more teacher attention. But it’s also an expensive improvement, requiring a lot of hiring. Research has shown definitively that smaller class sizes lead to better outcomes, which few alternatives can claim. But administrators wonder:

Would achievable goals, like giving more schools their own nurse and librarian, be better than spending $130 million to shrink classes by a couple of students?

Florida leaders to discuss changes to Florida teacher licensing exam amid high failure rates

Florida teachers struggling to pass the Florida’s teacher certification exam (FTCE) may have more fuel to question its fairness.

Jan. 20, 1870: Hiram Rhodes Revels Elected to U.S. Senate During Reconstruction – Zinn Education Project

#tdih 1870, Hiram Rhodes Revels was the first African American to be elected to serve in the U.S. Senate.

In a white supremacist attempt to prevent Revels from assuming his elected position, his opponents argued that, despite having lived in the U.S. all his life, he could not be seated because the Senate required nine years of citizenship. The 14th Amendment, making African Americans citizens, had passed only two years earlier.

It is time to #TeachReconstruction. Find classroom resources on the link below.