To keep the republic, we need an engaged, woke, and knowledgeable citizenry. We need generations of voters to know, understand, and appreciate our history and its impact on our future. Those who possess such knowledge will indeed lead us for generations to come.
We should be furious with the state of student literacy performance, as evidenced by the most recent NAEP scores. But we our anger should be directed at those adults who still aren’t prioritizing evidence-based reading instruction.
We explore the topic on the latest episode of TrumpEd on the BAM! Radio Network. Give it a listen.
Education supporters of the Trump Administration continue to talk about the “big plan” EdSec Betsy DeVos et al are trying to move into law. And while it is great to final hear that education may be a priority moving forward, is it really “big” thinking to be solely focused on a tax credit program for families with kids in private school?
We explore the issue on the latest episode of TrumpEd on the BAM! Radio Network. Give it a listen!
“As some of us can imagine what education can and should do in our great civil society, far more of us have been disappointed by our general inaction in education and have come to expect nothing beyond the poetry and prose too often coming from those who talk the talk.”
It’s campaign season, and that means politicians who will stand before potential voters asking, “what about the children?” But with a new national initiative seeking to make education a major policy focus for the 2020 campaign, we need to ask an essential question. Why isn’t education already a focal point?
Over at the BAM! Radio Network, we ask that important question and wonder why we need to opine in such in the first place. Give it a listen!
Despite all of the talk about dramatically increasing federal spending for education, a new report highlights that federal spending on young people – from education to healthcare to criminal justice – seems to be at an all-time low.
Over on the BAM! Radio Network, we explore the topic, asking why our rhetoric isn’t quite matching up to our budgets. Give it a listen.
With a little over a year until the presidential election, it’s likely time for President Donald J. Trump to begin to expand on his base of 40 percent, particularly as the 20-some Democratic candidates try to find their path to the White House.
And while Trump has shown little, if any, interest in education issues these past three years, it is possible that the issue of school choice could provide the President the opportunity to have a meaningful discussion with Latino families about educational opportunities and pathways to success.
Dear ol’ Eduflack is also excited by the redesign and relaunch of the BAM! Radio Network earlier this month, and looks forward to a wealth of new edu-topics and a debates that will be had on TrumpEd over the next 13-plus months as we head into the November 2020 election. Happy listening!