"The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves." -- John Adams

"No money shall be drawn from the treasury, for the benefit of any religious or theological institution." -- Indiana Constitution Article 1, Section 6.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilisation, it expects what never was and never will be...nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe." – Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Report From The Democratic Debate – October 2015

What did the Democrats who took part in the first Democratic Debate last night (October 13, 2015) have to say about important issues in K-12 Education? How did they address...
  • charter school accountability
  • vouchers
  • standardized testing obsession
  • No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top and the reauthorization of ESEA
  • evaluating teachers using student test scores
  • grading schools using student test scores
  • loss of collective bargaining rights for teachers
  • loss of due process (often called tenure) for teachers
  • the national teacher shortage

CLICK HERE to hear the entire conversation covering everything each candidate said about the issues in K-12 education...



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