The teacher’s role in community schools with business partnerships seems murky. This raises concerns about a teacher’s purpose in those schools. If Americans are going to embrace community schools, teachers must be recognized as professionals in their own right. Community schools rely on business partners, so will teachers be replaced with online (personalized) instruction, the […]
The End of Public Schools? 5 Community School Concerns
Are community schools privatizing public education from within through partnerships? If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, isn’t it a duck? It’s hard to distinguish the Biden administration’s Full-Service Community Schools and Charter School difference (see below). Americans fail to invest in schools and children have unmet […]
Questions About The AFT and NEA’s “Learning After Covid Vision”
Teachers are the most important individuals in a child’s schooling, and during the pandemic, they have gone above and beyond to reach out to students. AFT President Randi Weingarten and NEA’s Becky Pringle are to be commended for speaking out about Covid-19 in support of student and teacher safety. The teachers’ unions have been criticized […]
Charter/Community Schools & Partnerships: Privatization Ending Public Education
A charter school can be a community school, and vice versa. ~National Center for Community Schools There’s new school management these days that might seem nice, but scratch beneath the service and it is privatization and the theft of America’s democratic public schools. There are two points in this blog post. Community schools might be […]
President Donald Trump: What NOW for Public Schools?
President Trump certainly won’t be remembered as someone who “Made America Great Again” by churning the past failed public school policies of both parties. What can we expect from President Donald Trump when it comes to our public schools? Is it all doom and gloom? Can we find any silver lining? Is there a smidgeon […]
How REAL Community Schools Differ from Charters Who Adopt that Label
By Mark Naison Community Schools are public schools with wrap around services that become places where all residents of low income communities can find spaces where they can learn, organize and find a voice. The concept was once at the forefront of social justice organizing in the 1980’s and 1990’s, but was pushed aside for […]
Community Schools or a Bunch of Bologna?
With the re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or No Child Left Behind into the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA), there is a lot of talk about community schools. For many, the term “community schools” conjures up the idea of schools as the hub of the town, with experienced principals and credentialed career […]