This week was a busy one in the education world and Faces captured some of the big, bold, scary, and stupid stuff that happened. Here’s the long and short of it:
Over My Dead Body
Last week Broward Schools took a ground-breaking stand against immigration action on school campuses. This week, Miami-Dade superintendent Carvahlo, says federal immigration agents will enter school property “over [his] dead body” to take action against students.
Get Rid of Redundant Testing
Feds Tells States There’s No Need to Report a Grade-Rating For Schools
Department of Education announces states no longer need to report a single-rating for their schools. Though this may be no big deal for the DOE, it’s a big for parents and accountability-watchers. How will we be a part of the school quality conversation?
Chop, Chop, & Add Choice
New education budget is OUT! The recipe says to chop some afterschool programs, trim some student work study, sprinkle some Title 1 funds, add chunks of charter school and vouchers for private school.
Warrior Parents Never Take ‘No’ For An Answer
No matter what obstacles come in the way, a “mama bear” is the most fearless creature alive. 3-time breast cancer survivor Tonya Thomas’ story.
We are also, currently obsessing about:
- Arne Duncan’s dead-on response to Trump’s declaration that education is the “civil rights issue of our time”, but it should be left to the states to decide how to handle it.
- This Nashville blogger’s response to the charter-haters.
- Hitting the road! I’m gonna go find schools in Florida making it happen for all their kids, especially brown and poor ones.
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