Teachers Take the Streets

Teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky spent Monday marching out, demanding better pay and more education funding.

Public schools in Kentucky were closed Monday as thousands of teachers descended on the state capitol in Frankfort. Their anger was motivated by a pension reform bill for which Republican governor Matt Bevin told teachers they should be grateful. But, it was tacked on to a sewage bill and according to teachers, was passed deceptively and without input. Teachers said…

Gov. Cooper outlines plan to raise NC teacher pay

RALEIGH, N.C. (WFXB) – North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper dropped-in on an elementary school in Raleigh Tuesday to push his plan for teacher pay raises. Gov. Cooper’s plan includes an average 5% pay raise for teachers this fiscal year, and another 5% increase in the next year. He claims it is the largest two-year investment in teacher salaries in the…

Can Teachers Grade Parents?

If a bill passed by the Mississippi House becomes law, students won’t be the only ones receiving grades from teachers. Under House Bill 4, also known as the Parent Involvement and Accountability Act, teachers would be required to grade parents’ involvement with their children’s education.

Should Elementary Schools Ban Homework?

A researcher at Duke University is arguing that there is “no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.” Is this true? Are millions of families going through nightly homework rituals that serve no point?