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Grassroots Education Network- March 2024 Newsletter

April 1, 2024 12:57 pm Published by Comments Off on Grassroots Education Network- March 2024 Newsletter

The NPE Grassroots Education Network is a nationwide network of over 195 grassroots organizations that have joined together to preserve, promote, improve, and strengthen our public schools.


New Report Gives Pennsylvania a C Grade for Its Support of Public Schools

March 31, 2024 1:40 pm Published by Comments Off on New Report Gives Pennsylvania a C Grade for Its Support of Public Schools

The report is “Public School in America: Measuring Each State’s Commitment to Democratically Governed Schools,” published by the Network for Public Education. NPE is an advocacy group the works to preserve, promote, improve and strengthen the nation’s public schools. NPE was founded in 2013 by education historian and scholar Diane Ravitch and public school teacher Anthony Cody; its executive director is Carol Burris, an award winning principal from New York State. 


NE lawmakers work to circumvent private-school referendum vote

March 31, 2024 1:37 pm Published by Comments Off on NE lawmakers work to circumvent private-school referendum vote

Carol Burris, executive director of the nonprofit Network for Public Education, which has tracked the impact of publicly funded private-school scholarship and voucher programs for years, said it's likely state Sen. Lou Ann Linehan, R-Elkhorn, introduced LB 1402 because she knows the history of this type of referendum. "When they've actually gone to the point where there has been a referendum, every single time, vouchers have gone down," she said. "Every time they've gone up to a ballot, they've been rejected."


Lawmakers remain divided over charters during House hearing

March 31, 2024 1:31 pm Published by Comments Off on Lawmakers remain divided over charters during House hearing

Between 1999 and 2017, over a quarter of schools closed during their first five years of operation, and 40% had closed by the 10-year mark, according to a 2020 study by the Network for Public Education, a public education advocacy group.


Reports document legislature’s continued assault on democratic, inclusive public schools

March 1, 2024 1:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Reports document legislature’s continued assault on democratic, inclusive public schools

A new report from the Network for Public Education gives North Carolina failing marks for its commitment to democratically governed schools. According to the report, North Carolina legislators are working hard to undermine our public schools. The report puts North Carolina in the bottom five of all states.


Report: North Dakota Number One In Nation For Public Education Support

March 1, 2024 1:01 pm Published by Comments Off on Report: North Dakota Number One In Nation For Public Education Support

Today the Network for Public Education released a new report, “Public School in America: Measuring Each State’s Commitment to Democratically Governed Schools.” The report seeks to measure the extent of privatization in each state “and whether charter and voucher laws promote or discourage equity, responsibility, transparency, and accountability.”


Grassroots Education Network- February 2024 Newsletter

February 28, 2024 1:50 pm Published by Comments Off on Grassroots Education Network- February 2024 Newsletter

The NPE Grassroots Education Network is a nationwide network of over 195 grassroots organizations that have joined together to preserve, promote, improve, and strengthen our public schools.


Diane Ravitch: a serious scholar for our voucher debate

February 16, 2024 1:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Diane Ravitch: a serious scholar for our voucher debate

Her 2010 book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education, became a bestseller; it details her shift away from conservative policies and her embrace of our societal commitment to public schools. 


Grassroots Education Network- 2023 Roundup Newsletter

February 2, 2024 2:22 pm Published by Comments Off on Grassroots Education Network- 2023 Roundup Newsletter

The NPE Grassroots Education Network is a nationwide network of over 195 grassroots organizations that have joined together to preserve, promote, improve, and strengthen our public schools.