Teacher Voices: You’re the ExpertJune 24, 2016
What education issues would you like to see politicians discuss this election cycle and why?
In our first edition of “Teacher Voices: You’re the Expert” we asked teachers: What education issues would you like to see politicians discuss this election cycle and why?
We’ve curated a few of our favorite responses* below. Get involved in conversations like this by signing up to receive our bi-weekly newsletter!
Issues I would like to see politicians address:
1. Fair education for students of poverty.
2. Better pay for teachers.
3. Better teacher training in higher ed.
I would like to see our legislature engage in a meaningful way about equity in education and look at the spending costs per student across our state.
I would like to hear those who are running with eliminating common core as part of their platform address their specific issues with the standards.
I would like to see our politicians better the educational process by listening to the communities that serve the students. The needs are diverse and different in every corner. However, that does not make any one of them less important.
There is so much research around how poverty affects children’s education that I think any time politicians address poverty, they’re working to improve education for all students.
*Responses edited slightly for formatting, grammar, and spelling.