Two teachers, a student, and an independent scholar of religion and the First Amendment join K12NN as contributors.
Seasoned Teacher tells us about how her recent visit to a humble elementary school inspires her to travel from her home in the Midwest to the Save Our Schools March in Washington DC this July 28-31, 2011: “I visited La Casita yesterday. The mothers were very welcoming, enjoyed showing us La Casita and were incredibly proud of their library. They also shared the latest plan by Chicago Public Schools: close Whittier School, relocate the children and sell the entire property to the private school for their soccer field. …The mothers told us over and over that CPS claims to want parent involvement but has refused to allow them to be involved. There was a police car in front of the school; the mothers said the police are there frequently.”