MTA Breakfast

Preparing the Educators of Tomorrow

Teacher residency programs develop strong relationships, centered on equity

“All students, no matter where they are from or live, deserve access to a great public school. The public education system remains one of our most powerful institutions for maintaining a democratic society and fostering common understanding among our people. With its radical ruling in Carson v. Makin, the Supreme Court has once again undermined public schools and the students they serve in favor of providing funding for private religious schools that serve only a few and often discriminate against students and employees. Forcing American taxpayers to fund private religious education — even when those private schools fail to meet education standards, intentionally discriminate against students, or use public funds to promote religious training, worship, and instruction — erodes the foundation of our democracy and harms students.

NEA President Becky Pringle:
This June, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue a ruling that could lead to an expansion of school vouchers nationwide.