The legacy of the federal government’s charter school grants in Louisiana should not be understood just by the sheer waste of precious education funds, but also by the real human consequences of spreading makeshift charter programs that throw communities into confusion, distress, and a sense of betrayal.
But climate change is already a reality for many American students, affecting lives whether the subject is taught in science class or not.
Led by the grassroots group SC for Ed, teachers from across the traditionally deep red state took personal days to stage the walkout.
"In terms of teaching climate change, we could adequately fund education. In terms of society, we have to pass radical legislation to force people to act in the best interests of the planet."
Much like other teacher actions that have occurred across the nation, Sacramento teachers are demanding changes to their salaries, reduced class sizes, and increases in school support staff including more nurses, psychologists, librarians, and program specialists.
We look at one of the consequences of this crisis: the growing threat to academic freedom with academic and author Henry Reichman.
It’s actually been endemic in the education policy world for years, particularly in how the federal government continues to hide its agenda to further privatize the nation’s public school system by creating and expanding charter schools.
There is only one way to deal with this blatant grift program for the charter school industry – shut it down.
“Teachers want to have fair ways for us to ensure the public education system continues to provide access to well-supported schools for all kids.”