Exclusive: NYC educators recall the day Trump played principal and offended the kids
Long before Donald J. Trump came one election away from becoming the most powerful man on Earth, he played at being the most powerful man at P.S. 70 in the Bronx. Memories of Trump’s tone-deaf “Principal for a Day” performance at the poor New York City elementary school — where he offered to buy a select group of kids...
By Mareesa Nicosia | July 25, 2016
GOP sets the stage for Cleveland convention: Here’s where 18 RNC elites stand on education
It’s no secret that Donald Trump’s views on education (and, to be fair, many other policy areas) remain a mystery. But he won’t be the only one on display at next week’s convention proceedings in Cleveland. (Bookmark our coverage of the RNC over at our #EDlection2016 live blog) Along with vice-presidential pick Mike Pence, several of the announced speakers...
By Carolyn Phenicie | July 15, 2016
Trump’s education legacy: A rise in school bullying? New teacher survey shows election’s dark impact
The 2016 presidential campaign has hardly lived up to the ideal of a civil exchange of ideas facilitating a peaceful democracy. But a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center suggests that the acrimony from the campaign trail may be having a broader, negative effect on society — particularly in American schools. An online survey of...
By Carolyn Phenicie | May 9, 2016