September 2017:Letter for Gov Scott Walker with signatures (Request to veto fast-track, online, out-of-state certification program from the budget)
September 2016: The Teachers Our Children Deserve
Read: Tony Evers asks Scott Walker to veto education measures he calls bad for public school kids by Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Read: Wisconsin budget proposal opens the door to controversial online teacher prep program by Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A proposal form a Republican state lawmaker would allow the governor to appoint the state schools superintendent, instead of citizens voting to fill the position. The lawmaker behind this proposal explains why he wants to change the process of selecting a state schools superintendent, and then an education expert discusses how this proposal would change education in the state, if it were to pass.
WACTE member Robin Fox was interviewed for the Janesville Gazette about filling open teaching positions.
Melanie Agnew and Reid Riggle explore the implications of Motion #457 on Wisconsin Omnibus Budget Bill.
WACTE members Dr. Katy Heyning (UW-Whitewater) and Dr. Desiree Pointer-Mace (Alverno College) presented the views of the teacher education community in Wisconsin in this article published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
AACTE is celebrating Sen. Jack Reed’s (D-R.I.) and Rep. Mike Honda’s (D-Calif.) introduction of “The Educator Preparation Reform Act.” The bill, announced September 20 at a press conference in Washington, D.C., will improve the quality of teaching in high-need schools by reforming and strengthening accountability of educator preparation programs, and supporting partnerships to meet the needs of educators and educational leaders.
The 44th annual Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools was recently released, highlighting Americans’ points of agreement and difference on education across the political spectrum. The accompanying report, Public Education in the United States: A Nation Divided, showed split opinions on issues including teacher evaluations and school choice vouchers, as well as shared views on the benefits of the Common Core State Standards confidence in public school teachers.