Richard Esparza was nervous.
“I’ve never given a public speech before,” the University of Wisconsin-Madison senior told Watchdog.org shortly before the second annual College Possible Milwaukee “Dream Big” dinner began.Read More →
At the recent Education Writers Association national seminar in Chicago, a small breakout session asked the following question: Is school choice a tool for opportunity and equity, or further segregation?Read More →
The local teachers union is not getting the job done, so the School District of Philadelphia wants to use a private vendor to manage its substitute teachers.Read More →
Skilled workers are currently in such demand that instead of being called “blue collar” workers, they’re now called “silver collar” workers.Read More →
Falling birth rates will cut school attendance in the coming years, but just 18 states require that competence be considered when laying off teachers. That means union-crafted seniority rules will drive the process in most districts, further compromising the quality of public education.Read More →
From taxpayer-funded ghosts in Philadelphia to a flawed study trying to scare people by invoking the ghost of Jim Crow, it’s been a frighteningly busy week in education.Read More →