Students Speak Out on the Biggest Issues in Education
September 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM EST
5492548429Students Speak Out on the Biggest Issue in EducationIt's American Graduate Day - a national call to action on PBS stations around the country where community organizations in education and celebrities are all coming together to focus on improving graduation rates in America. The NewsHour Student Reporting Labs decided to ask students around the country what their most pressing issues in education were -- here's a sample of what we heard. 2013-09-28 17:43:00disabled23650886929hsj-GDgOEo199906In the black community, a division over charter schoolsWith the election of Donald Trump, a big proponent of school choice, and his like-minded pick for secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, the topic of charter schools is likely to attract more attention. But among African-American parents and the NAACP, the debate over school choice and its impact on public education is already a heated one. From Memphis, Education Week’s Lisa Stark reports.2016-11-29 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/LM-2-Jamie-Martines-Martines-LTN5-photo-24-320x196.jpg2365903320PyBUlSrIOh4199586The cheaper and faster way to become a teacherEmily Feistritzer has come a long way from her first entrepreneurial endeavor: going door to door selling glow-in-the-dark statues of the Virgin Mary. After a long career in education, she founded Teach-Now, a global company that provides online teaching degrees for $6,000 in just nine months -- a cheaper and faster alternative to what most traditional universities offer. William Brangham reports.2016-11-25 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/teachingteachers2-320x196.jpg2365901366hnFb_lD1SMA199440With DeVos, school choice is likely Trump education priorityPresident-elect Donald Trump has named Betsy DeVos as his choice for education secretary. DeVos, who has never worked in public education, is a prominent advocate of charter schools and school vouchers. What does this pick say about Donald Trump’s education agenda? John Yang discusses the appointment with Education Week’s Alyson Klein.2016-11-23 18:00:00http://newshour-tc.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/RTSSFEP-320x196.jpg2365900597vlcO5JUbBtY
On American Graduate Day, community organizations, celebrities and educators acknowledge their commitment to keeping at-risk students in school. PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs participated by asking students around the country about their most pressing issues in education.
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