Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson is a fourth-term Congresswoman from Florida representing parts of Northern Miami-Dade and Southeast Broward counties. A former state legislator and school principal, she is the founder of the 5000 Role Models for Excellence Project, a mentoring program for young males at risk of dropping out of school.
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Wilson Slams Proposal to Offer Federal Tax Credit for Contributions to Private Schools

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “[Education Secretary Betsy] DeVos’s latest attack on public schools came a day after the New York Times published a report that found an eye-popping $23 billion disparity between white and nonwhite school districts. Although the tax credit proposal authored by Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Bradley Byrne would not directly take money from public schools, it is a backdoor voucher program that would lower the federal tax base and thus inadvertently harm low-income urban and rural school districts.” […read more]

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National

Minority Teachers Abandon Classrooms

Blacks, Latino Educators Find Other Professions by Stacy M. Brown Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Minorities are significantly underrepresented in public schools, despite the fact that the number of black and Latino students have increased. A new report from the Center for Read More

National

Urban Schools Improving Faster Than Rest of US

BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Public school students in the nation’s largest cities are improving their performance in reading and math faster than their counterparts in suburban and rural schools, according to federal data released Wednesday. The biggest gains by far were in Read More

Religion

Americans Favor More Religion in Schools

[Sunshine State News] According to a new Rasmussen Reports poll, most Americans feel there is not enough religion in the public schools and favor prayer in those schools. Only 11 percent of Americans think there is too much religion in the public schools today, while Read More

Op-Ed

Child Watch Column: Ready for School?

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist Is your child ready to start school? For parents and children trying hard to enjoy at least a few weeks more of downtime before beginning back to school shopping and school year routines all over again, the answer is Read More