2014’s Best and Worst Players in Public Education
TIME magazine's decision to demonize public school educators and due process with its now notorious Nov. 3 cover story was a " here we go again" moment in year that seemed full of them. The economy began to pick up steam but the attacks on public education continued – in the media, courtrooms and at the ballot box. While there were undeniable setbacks, the year also saw real momentum build against high stakes testing and educators notched some key victories at the local and state level.
As 2014 draws to a close, let's take look back at some of the individuals and groups who emerged during the year who either made you stand up and cheer or made you hiss and boo (and hopefully get even more politically involved). This is by no means a definitive list. There are many more onions to give out, but there are also as many, if not more, apples. Use the comments field to tell us who you would nominate!
Let's get the boos and hisses out of the way first.