This year, the 4th of July is a time to consider the fragility of our democracy. America survived a coup attempt on January 6. What should schools do to help strengthen the nation's commitment to democracy?
Presidents can have a big impact on the direction of public education. How will the Biden administration affect education in California? Biden has called for increased support for public schools. However, as Carol explains, a lot depends on Georgia.
The education policies of Donald Trump and Joe Biden reflect deep philosophical differences. Biden has called for increased support for public schools. Trump has proposed to cut funding for public schools and redirect some of the money toward private and religious schools.
Universal public education is a critical ingredient of a functioning democracy. It should be even more so. The voting age should be lowered so that students learn to vote as part of growing up, argue these students from GENup.
In November, California voters will choose Tony Thurmond or Marshall Tuck as the next Superintendent of Public Instruction. What does the Superintendent do, actually? Who are these candidates, and what should voters know about them?
Visit Votersedge.org (a nonpartisan site supported by the League of Women Voters) to view your ballot online. Ask your children what THEY think. Help them talk through an issue. Even if they come to a different conclusion than you, this is good preparation for decisions they will have to make in sch
Whenever elections end, the media machine goes suddenly silent. The people elected on November 4 will influence your school in ways big and small. Who won, and by how much? Do you know where to look for the answers? Image: I Voted - CC Vox Efx
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