Can Cardona Improve Immigrant & ESL Student Integration In Public Schools?

Author: Camila Rios (Left Leaning) President Joe Biden nominated Miguel Cardona as the next U.S. Secretary of Education. Although Cardona has been named, he expects a rigorous Senate investigation hearing on Wednesday.  The nomination of Miguel Cardona was very strategic. Here is someone who has an incredible personal story of beating the odds as a son of immigrants. He has more than ten years of … Continue reading Can Cardona Improve Immigrant & ESL Student Integration In Public Schools?

U is for Universal Pre-K

Author: John Bedell (Democrat) As the story of the 3 Little Pigs went, it was the house of bricks that withstood the relentless blow of the Big Bad Wolf. This story is one that is told quite often in Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K). Coincidentally, this exposure to ABCs, circle time, and flashcards, or lack thereof, has the potential to be a foundation of brick or a foundation … Continue reading U is for Universal Pre-K

USA 1001: Intro to Democracy

Author: Andrew Taramykin (Progressive Democrat) “The line used to be out the door.” Those were the wistful words of the Boys State Chairman for American Legion Post 286 when I interviewed to be selected for the prestigious–albeit less well-known than in yesteryear–youth government program. There were just twelve young men there from three area high schools. Post 286 serves most of the city of Orlando, … Continue reading USA 1001: Intro to Democracy

The Problem with Cutting Arts Education

Author: Teagan Milford (Moderate Democrat) Nineteenth-century scholar, philosopher, and psychologist John Dewey wrote, “If I were asked to name the most needed of all reforms in the spirit of education, I should say: ‘Cease conceiving of education as a mere preparation for later life, and make it the full meaning of the present life.” In today’s educational climate, many students feel disengaged in a public … Continue reading The Problem with Cutting Arts Education

The Wrong Type of Competition

Author: Henri Robert (Progressive Democrat) Americans are no strangers to competition. Quite frankly, the American paradigm of thinking has been centered on the principles of competition, ranging from business markets to youth sports. However, not all forms of competition are created with equal value, and when it comes to ensuring a sustainable future, priorities need to be established. One of the primary institutions that needs … Continue reading The Wrong Type of Competition