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DFER News Roundup

By Stephanie Doctrow, Communications Coordinator and Web Editor and Bianca Dorsey, Communications Intern

DFER Seen & Heard:

  • Libby Nelson gives a nod to Joe Williams’ response to the launch of Democrats for Public Education in her Vox article, “The democratic party’s wars just got real.”

Advocacy, Policy Briefs & Such:

  • A MUST Read: Joe Williams on announcement of AFT's launch of Democrats for Public Education. 

DFER Blog:

  • Charlie Barone pens, “The Unmentioned Politics in NYC's Rushed Pre-K Implementation that May Wind Up Hurting Kids.”
  • “Former NEA President Bob Chase has some pretty good advice for the new president,” says Charlie Barone.

In Related News:

  • David Leonhardt reports in The Upshot that, according to data, Principals in the U.S. are more likely to consider their students poor.
  • EdWeek’s Alyson Klein writes on the the unveiling of the USDOE’s new 50-State Teacher-Equity Strategy.
  • Jonathan Chait discusses Diane Ravitch’s feelings on Campbell Brown.

Fun With Infographics & More:

  • Infographic | Negative Consequences of Lockstep Teacher Pay

Call to Action:

Have a great weekend!




The Unmentioned Politics in NYC's Rushed Pre-K Implementation May Wind Up Hurting Kids

By Charlie Barone, Policy Director

Today over at Vox, Libby Nelson did some much-needed reporting on Mayor Bill De Blasio's rush to offer universal Pre-K in New York City. Nelson rightly zeroes in on the biggest risk of hasty implementation: poor quality Pre-K programs. No other major city has implemented Pre-K as quickly. Not even close.

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Hey Georgia, Have You Voted Today?

Created by DFER's Communications Coordinator and Web Editor, Stephanie Doctrow

From DFER's Blog Series: Infographic Tuesdays

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This guy's a rising star

This muggy July weather isn’t the only thing that’s heating up. Aaron Marquez, our July Reformer of the Month, is running in the Democratic primary for an Arizona Senate seat in South Phoenix on August 26 and he needs your help today.

Early voting starts in just 9 days. Click here to donate $25 or more right now to help Aaron with a last minute push!

An Afghanistan War veteran and AmeriCorps alum, Aaron has committed his life to helping others.

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Negative Consequences of Lockstep Teacher Pay

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Created by DFER's Communications Coordinator and Web Editor, Stephanie Doctrow

From DFER's Blog Series: Infographic Tuesdays

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