This week’s MOMocrats MOMochat guest is NEA Vice President Lily Eskelsen.
Gene Marks seems to suggest that kids from impoverished backgrounds – all too many of whom are African American – can simply access computers and lift themselves up by their digital bootstraps to use free websites and enter elite prep schools or colleges. Maybe a handful of motivated kids will manage a heroic feat like that despite all the odds, but is this going to work for the majority of poor kids?
Meet Two Democratic Women Candidates for Texas State Board of Education: Rebecca Bell-Metereau and Judy Jennings
Rebecca Bell-Metereau and Judy Jennings are two Texas State School Board candidates who want to put teachers and students back to the center of classrooms, and not ideology. They oppose a group of religious and social conservatives in Texas who have grabbed the reins of the school textbook oversight process and injected their politics into books 4.7 million Texas schoolchildren will use.