Friday, May 31, 2013
More and more teachers, students and parents are saying "No". "No" to school closings. "No" to Common Core. "No" to field tests. "No" to charter school co-locations. "No" to knocking down schools to build luxury housing. "No" to firing the best veteran teachers because a schools has been deemed "failing." "No" to teacher evaluations based on student test scores. They are saying 'No" in cities, suburbs and small towns, whether they are Black, White, Latino or "Other" and whatever their political party affiliations are, or once were. There is a revolution from the bottom up to challenge the "coup d'etat" from the top down that has shaped education policy in this country for the last twelve years.