Transforming schools into “territories of peace”

The school as a territory of peace is an alternative to a unipolar worldview, where education is ruled by standardization. It’s an alternative to the subjugation of education to a corporate mindset which leads to stratification, disparities between rich and poor students, privatization. More…

Black Teachers Matter

Nationwide, fewer than 20 percent of teachers are non-white, while more than 50 percent of public school students are African American, Hispanic, Asian Pacific Islander or Native American. More…

Educators Meet in Berlin: There are Still Walls to Tear Down

Here in a city known for its impenetrable walls, there came educators and politicians intent on tearing a barrier down.  The International Summit on Teaching Professionals (ISTP) brought in teams from the world’s most developed countries.  It was arranged by the OECD (Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development) and Education International, an organization representing 396 More…

Our Golden Opportunity

Many of you know what our students have had to endure regarding No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Far from the origins of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, which was designed to help close the resource gap between schools in affluent communities and schools in communities of poverty More…

The Opt Out End Game

NEA fully supports parents and supports our affiliates who take a stand against tests that serve no educational purpose. More…

Save the plane fare to Finland. Go to Montana!

I am a fanatic for Finland, the Land of Common Sense and Good Schools that rejects Toxic Testing, privatization and de-professionalism. But it’s expensive to visit. And you need a passport. And it’s really cold. I have a suggestion. Drive to Helena, Montana. More…