Opting out hurts the poor most

Should educators use their positions as trusted informants to suggest that parents opt their children out of annual testing? This guest post republished from Raymond Ankrum points out how the opt-out movement, driven mostly by affluent families, hurts kids in poverty most. Currently Mr. Antkum is the Executive Director/Principal of a K-8 Charter school in Suffolk …

Teachers can’t wait to build a more perfect union

In this guest post republished Tom Rademacher considers the difficulties with trying to build a more inclusive and open minded teachers’ union. In May of 2014 Tom was named Minnesota Teacher of the Year. He teaches writing and writes about teaching at Mr. Rad’s Neighborhood. ******************************* My union story is pretty typical. My mom worked her …