The Trump Education Administration - Candidate Donald Trump has already jolted the education community. As we consider the presidency of Donald Trump, educators are wondering what will happen next, and what we should do now? Join our team coverage of  education under Donald Trump as our hosts seek answers from educators, administrators, and education thought leaders from across the community.

Are Teachers Ready to be Unshackled and Empowered?

Patrick Riccards

Cymerman

There are signs that we are reaching an inflection point on teacher empowerment. Are teachers ready to be unshackled and enabled to teach each student as they see fit?

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Are We in the Process of Rolling Back Standardized Testing?

Patrick Riccards

Cymerman

Many in education have lamented the excesses of high-stakes accountability and standardized testing. We now see evidence of a potential rollback on testing from the DOE.  Are we looking at a reason for celebration or concern?

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Will Public Schools Be Caught in the Crosshairs of DACA?

Patrick Riccards

Cymerman

Given the number of public schools serving Dreamers and teachers who are dependent on DACA, the national immigration battle is coming to a school near you. 

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Should We Tell Students to Stand Up or Stand Down?

Patrick Riccards

Cymerman

The events in Charlottesville demonstrated that democracy is dangerous in practice. This is why the University of Virginia administrators encouraged its students to stay away from the protests. Is this the message we want to send to the next generation?

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