On March 14th, Alliance for Quality Education held a rally in Albany, NY, to demand equitable funding for the state's public schools and support for struggling schools. Over 1,800 students, parents and educators attended the rally. Tina Dove, Director of the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign, spoke about the importance of organizing and the need for residents to make their voices heard to elected officials.
Arkansas Public Policy Panel Executive Director Bill Kopsky outlines 8 characteristics of effective school systems that guarantee every child has an opportunity to learn. This clip is excerpted from a longer television workshop on the Arkansas dropout rate that aired in November on AETN - the Arkansas PBS affiliate.
Michael Diedrich, policy analyst for Minesota 2020, explains why quality education is unlike other goods and services provided by the competitive market and why market-based education policy is the wrong approach for reform.