Fed up with stagnant salaries, teachers have gone on strike all across the country over the past few years. Meanwhile, education spending is hitting all-time highs — but, by and large, the money isn’t going to teacher salaries.
This week, Bellwether’s Andrew J. Rotherham calls discussions about ESSA from our nation’s governors and ideas for progress on guns. But we want to hear about the broader crises affecting too many of our nation’s young people as well.
Thoughtfully creating coherent systems of support that enable all students to graduate from high school prepared to enter college or the workforce requires a wholesale rethinking of the ways in which education and social service agencies interact with one another, with the children in their care, and with families and caregivers.