Florida’s Lee County schools vote to opt-out of state mandated testing

By Truth in American Education on Friday, August 29th, 2014 in Common Core No Comments

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Lee County School Board voted last night 3-2 to opt their students out of state-mandated testing.  Lee County is in SW Florida and includes the city of Fort Myers.  They are the first school district in Florida to push back against an out-of-control assessment culture in the state that includes […]

Teachers union hosts clinic to help defer deportation for unaccompanied immigrant children

By Bob Kellogg on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In 2012, President Obama adopted the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA), which allows certain immigrants who came to the United State illegally to stay in the country and work. Relief from the threat of deportation is, however, soon to end for those thousands of children and teens.  As many as 700,000 […]