A new contract for Los Angeles teachers provides limited wage increases, but teachers made headway in areas where they said they needed support, including smaller class sizes and an increase in the number of librarians and nurses. A shift in city focus away from expanding charter schools is a likely strike result too.
While the notion of the Trump Administration standing firm on an abstinence-only agenda may seem absurd, the stance has become important as a part of a cultural platform and, apparently, a way to get back at political foes.
In a partial concession to critics, the nonprofit College Board agrees to create an advanced placement world history curriculum that starts in 1200, rather than 1450. This still excises well over 8,000 years of history from the world history curriculum that had been in place since 2002.
The Koch Network goes beyond charter schools to advocate family-based customized learning. The concept, if fully implemented, threatens to harm the nation’s social fabric by displacing public schools and the common civic grounding they provide.