Guest Blog: Who Speaks for the Children?

December 10 marks the first anniversary of ESSA—the Every Student Succeeds Act. It is vital that we seize this unprecedented opportunity and not squander our chance to be heard above the sycophants and pundits clamoring for the spotlight in educational reform. Our students and the integrity of our profession depend on action from each of us. 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…