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…

KLRT-TV/ FOX: The community knows what’s best for their schools

Lily visited Forest Heights STEM Academy School and Hall High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was interviewed about the plight of public schools facing “takeovers”. Garcia says it would be better — if the school community — those that know the district best — came up with a plan to improve their facilities.

Is this School Heaven? No, it’s Finland

I have been to Finland. It’s the place where teachers go after they die if they’ve been good and taught the Whole Blessed Child; if they’ve rejected the hell of Obsessive Standardized Testing. More…

ESEA protest

My Letter to Arne Duncan on NCLB

Let’s join together to develop a smarter, new generation accountability system that includes an opportunity dashboard so that we may fulfill the promise of equal educational opportunity for all our students. More…