Thousands of calls have been made to senators’ offices, and over 95,000 emails have been sent by Network for Public Education members since the DeVos nomination. The DeVos hearing was delayed until the 17th. In order for senators to make truly informed decisions, there must be a place for public voice. Yet, we are hearing that […]
We are now planning for our 2017 conference on October 14 and 15 at the Marriott in Oakland, California. We need your help to determine our facility needs. Please answer a short, three question survey today. You will find the survey here. Please also participate in our Stop Betsy DeVos campaign. You can find everything […]
On Giving Tuesday, please give to the Network for Public Education. Now more than ever, our public schools need your support.
The NAACP is poised to approve a moratorium on charter schools, but they’re under fire from the charter lobby. Call today and lend them your support.
The delegates to the NAACP take strong a stand to protect communities from charter abuses and to put a moratorium on charter growth.
NPE statement on the shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the police officers of Dallas Texas
This week we have been shocked and horrified by the shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, a suburb of St. Paul. by police. The Network for Public Education sends our deepest condolences to their families and friends. We strongly condemn the racial profiling and disparate justice that culminates in violence against Black […]
There are two important stories that speak to the length to which “reformers” will go to suppress the voices of those who oppose corporate reforms. The first was the intimidation of a Teachers College professor, Celia Oyler, by PARCC after she posted a column by an anonymous teacher critiquing the 4th grade PARCC exam. You […]
Dr. Yohuru Williams, Professor of History and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University has joined the Board of Directors of the Network for Public Education.
After careful thought and deliberation, the Network for Public Education is calling for a national Opt Out because of the harmful effects of annual high-stakes testing on children and schools. We enthusiastically support those parents who refuse to have their children take the 2016 state exams. The alleged purpose of annual testing, federally mandated since NCLB […]
In his October 7 speech as he ruminated on how his foundation shaped educational policy and practice for the past fifteen years, Bill Gates spoke of the importance of what he called “high impact” strategies. His speech contained only one acknowledgement of error on his and Melinda’s part – and it was an error of […]