"The whole people must take upon themselves the education of the whole people and be willing to bear the expenses of it. There should not be a district of one mile square, without a school in it, not founded by a charitable individual, but maintained at the public expense of the people themselves." -- John Adams

"No money shall be drawn from the treasury, for the benefit of any religious or theological institution." -- Indiana Constitution Article 1, Section 6.

"...no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish enlarge, or affect their civil capacities." – Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Report From The Democratic Debate – October 2015

What did the Democrats who took part in the first Democratic Debate last night (October 13, 2015) have to say about important issues in K-12 Education? How did they address...
  • charter school accountability
  • vouchers
  • standardized testing obsession
  • No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top and the reauthorization of ESEA
  • evaluating teachers using student test scores
  • grading schools using student test scores
  • loss of collective bargaining rights for teachers
  • loss of due process (often called tenure) for teachers
  • the national teacher shortage

CLICK HERE to hear the entire conversation covering everything each candidate said about the issues in K-12 education...


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