Carol Burris

Carol Burris

Carol Burris is a high school principal, former teacher, author, and a fellow with the National Education Policy Center. In 2013, she was chosen as the New York State High School Principal of the Year by her colleagues. Her most recent book is, On the Same Track: How to Join the 21st Century Struggle against Re-segregation.  Follow her on Twitter: @carolburris

 

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Warren argued throughout for increased funding for public education, funded by her proposed wealth tax. (Photo: Public Education Forum in Pittsburgh) Views
Monday, December 16, 2019
Rating the 2020 Democrats at This Weekend's Education Forum
Carol Burris led the delegation from the Network for Public Education at the Public Education Forum in Pittsburgh. Here are her reflections on the candidates; There were roughly 1000 attendees at yesterday’s Public Education Forum 2020. The group was diverse in both race and age. Students...
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Friday, March 17, 2017
Trump’s Budget Slashes Funding for Disadvantaged Students While Giving 1.4 Billion for Privatization
Donald Trump’s education budget is a declaration of war on public education and our nation’s neediest children. It was surely designed by Betsy DeVos. Trump’s budget would axe after-school programs known as the 21st Century Community Learning Centers which help school districts, churches and...
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Friday, December 23, 2016
Charter Schools Already a Massive Threat. And Now Here Comes Billionaire Betsy Devos
The drive to privatize the public education system under the guise of “choice” is well underway — and can be expected to pick up steam when Donald Trump becomes president. He chose as his education secretary a Michigan billionaire named Betsy DeVos, who is an ardent supporter of school choice who...
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Monday, May 04, 2015
Why the Movement to Opt Out of Common Core Tests is a Big Deal
New York opt-out is reverberating around the nation. The pushback against the Common Core exams caught fans of high-stakes testing off guard, with estimates of New York test refusals now exceeding 200,000. It was evident that the state would be far below the 95 percent federal participation rate as...
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