Here are a few tidbits from NBC's Education Nation 2012 Summit:
*Charter schools and public schools are in some kind of battle I do not understand. It appeared that you had to choose a side. My side is "what's best for kids and fix the schools we already have." That is apparently not a side. I have pledged to learn more.
*Unions are very serious. My state does not have a big teacher's union, so again, I pledge to learn more.
*Lots of people with lots of money are making decisions about education. These people, more so than not, are NOT educators.
*Everyone wants education to improve, the question is how.
*This was not new to me, but worthy of sharing-the media has such bias. As a girl in the middle, I cheered for both nominees as they complimented teachers. I was hushed by one reporter when I cheered for one of the candidates. Eww! 2012 people! Live a little!
Needless to say, I was worn out with information and had more questions than ever! Clock is ticking friends! T starts school in less than 24 months!
More to come!