State education leaders across the country are grappling with how to support schools and districts with the shift to the Common Core. We sat down with staff at the Louisiana Department of Education to learn more about their strategy and the keys to their success.
This week’s violence in Baltimore emerged from the tragedy and injustice of Freddie Gray’s death, but also from generational poverty, inadequate social mobility, inequitable educational opportunities and a sense of oppression by the criminal justice system. In moments like this, teachers are called upon to not only educate, but also counsel and calm.
Too often, those who directly experience policy changes—educators, students and principals—have little influence in crafting them. When shaping new policies, it’s critical that policymakers solicit input from those most affected by them.
TNTP CEO Ari Rozman is a Success Academy parent. Every parent should have the right to make choices about their child’s schooling, and every parent should have good options from which to choose—not just parents who can afford to do so, and not just those who win a charter school lottery.