Post Tagged with: "Education"

Statement by President Diann Woodard In Response To President Obama’s Proposed Master Teacher Corps

In response to this proposal, President of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), AFL-CIO, released the following statement:

“While, AFSA appreciates the administration’s efforts to improve educational opportunities for students in math, science, technology, and engineering, this plan is only a start in the right direction.

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America’s Impoverished Education Policies

AFSA President Diann Woodard’s recent column in The Huffington Post challenges our elected leaders to stop ignoring the poverty that haunts our schools. She writes, “Neither the ESEA nor any other federal policies address the rapid descent of a growing number of families into poverty. They offer no funding to improve learning conditions, and no equitable forms of evaluation for school leaders being forced to cope with the pathologies of impoverished communities, let alone supportive child health care.”

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ESEA Reauthorization Continues to Move Slowly

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is four years overdue for reauthorization, and the current pace of negotiations continues to remain uninspiring. The House and the Senate have approached the reauthorization of the bill in separate ways and have yet to present anything that suggests the bill will be finished before the end of the summer.

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It’s The Poverty, Stupid

The urgent call for radical changes to public education being trumpeted by business leaders is predicated on the assertion that America’s public schools are literally failing. The evidence insistently offered in support of their missionary zeal is the “fact” that U.S. students lag far behind students internationally.

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