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Democrats For Education – Republicans, Not So Much.

Republicans are on a nation-wide attempt to bankrupt public education, busy nurturing anger, while Democrats care about your children getting the best education, with smaller classes, better paid teachers and free community college,
Mike Anthony, Member, Southampton Town Democratic Committee
Book Banning
1,586 book bans have occurred in 86 school districts in 26 states between July 1, 2021 and March 31 of this year. These districts represent 2,899 schools with a combined enrollment of over 2 million students.
Washington Post reports that Republicans at the state level, working with right-wing advocacy groups, are preparing to resist the expansion of pre-K.
Ending Public Education as We Know It
Education journalist Jennifer Berkshire, co-author of the recent book A Wolf at the Schoolhouse Door. “On one hand, they (Republicans) keep imposing new regulations on their public system. But on the other hand, they’re moving more and more kids into a completely unregulated school choice system where there’s no accountability at all.”
Decertifying Teachers Unions
The rule requires teachers’ unions — and only teachers’ unions — to maintain 50 percent membership among the total number of teachers eligible to be part of their groups or risk getting decertified. “They don’t even try to hide it. They just want to eliminate the teachers’ union,” said Mike Gandolfo, president of the Pinellas County Teachers Association.
Eliminating Standards
The Republican Student Success Act dilutes and leaves no one responsible for improving student achievement, while the Encouraging Innovation and Effective Teachers Act does just the opposite by holding only teachers accountable for their students’ performance.
Teacher Intimidation
Governor Chris Christie, who has been yelling at teachers for a while, recently said teachers unions deserved a “political punch in the face” for being the “single most destructive force” in education.
“Don’t Say Gay” Bill
The bill, however, does not define key terms like “age appropriate” or “developmentally appropriate.” It doesn’t even define the term “classroom instruction.” This will confuse teachers