Thursday, May 19, 2016

Public Schools With a President Bernie Sanders

Public Schools With a President Bernie Sanders:

Public Schools With a President Bernie Sanders

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What would education be like with a President Bernie Sanders? Would he stand by public schools and public school career teachers?
I think between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders would be better to fight against the troubling school reforms that have plagued public schools for years. Most of what can be gathered about Sanders and his educational agenda supports that.
But there are still concerns which I list below.
Here are the positives:
  • He voted against No Child Left Behind and was especially against high-stakes standardized testing.
  • He stood by Chicago’s principal and public school activist Troy LaRaviere and students, teachers and parents. He spoke out against LaRaviere’s firing.
  • He, like Clinton, opposes private charter schools and school vouchers.
  • He gets that poverty directly affects students and is concerned about health care, mental health, nutrition, and other supports. He wants wrap-around Public Schools With a President Bernie Sanders:

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