Do not allow our public schools to be privatized. Restore funding for public school programs, especially for disadvantaged students, and cut funding for charters and vouchers instead.
Department of Education
We urge you to take a stand against the proposed regulations drafted by U.S. Secretary of Education John King for implementing the accountability provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Although the intent of ESSA was to put an end to the “test and punish” regime of NCLB and give more flexibility to the […]
Congressional Hearings on Testing At the conclusion of NPE’s first national conference in Austin, TX we requested that the Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee holdhearings to investigate the over-emphasis, misapplication, costs, and poor implementation of high-stakes standardized testing in the nation’s K-12 public schools. In our statement we asked 11 essential questions about testing which you can […]
2014 was a year filled with substantial stories, with more than a few seismic shifts in the public education landscape. At the 1st annual conference of the Network for Public Education in Austin, Texas in March, NPE President Diane Ravitch delivered a speech titled “Why We Will Win.” She told the crowd of over 400 public education activists […]
From http://nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com/2014/01/did-obama-blame-parents-for-education.html By Leonie Haimson On Tuesday night, Obama gave a brilliant State of the Union address. But I can’t say I appreciated what he said about education. He seems to have pivoted in his approach. Though I’m glad he is no longer assigning responsibility for low educational performance on ineffective teachers, he is now appearing to blame parents […]