Working Together to Create a School Reform Agenda

Pedro Noguero’s recent article in The Nation eloquently describes a “Campaign for Public Education” that I’d like to help make a reality.

“We need to organize parents, teacher unions, school board members, and others around a reform agenda that calls for protecting public education while also calling for its renewal.” In the vacuum created by a divided government, parents and educators must hold politicians accountable for fair school funding, adequate facilities, and reasonable class size. Moreover, complex and controversial issues like charter schools, teacher tenure, and merit pay shouldn’t be framed as either/or propositions. A campaign for support and change in public education can be successful, but it will take work to bring a progressive vision from the margins to the center of political discourse.”

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