A new report finds that while White students in NYC schools have access to an average of 11.2 Advanced Placement classes, Black and Latino students have access to just 5.4, echoing similar disparities in resources like science labs, libraries and school health services.
Mass school closures are the "shock doctrine" of the education world. But parents, students, teachers and communities are fighting back to ensure their public schools receive the investments and supports they need to succeed.
Blogger Jeff Bryant reflects on the OTL Campaign and American Federation of Teachers' recent conference in Los Angeles. Because the event united teachers, parents, students and community members from across the country, Bryant sees it as the beginning of a strong grassroots-labor movement to defend and support public education.
The OTL Campaign is gearing up for several exciting events in Los Angeles during the first week of October, including: a free Education Town Hall, our 2013 OTL Campaign Organizing Summit, and a conference on education justice hosted by the American Federation of Teachers.
The OTL Campaign is hosting an exciting, free Town Hall event in Los Angeles on Oct. 3rd and we'd love it if you could join us! Let your friends and colleagues in the LA area know they're invited, too.
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo thinks struggling public schools should be given the "death penalty." Rather than supporting these schools with additional resources, he thinks they should be closed down, taken over by the state, or turned into charter schools.