About Emma-Kate Schaake

Emma-Kate Schaake is in her fifth year of teaching high school English in Washington. She is passionate about educational equity in curriculum design, classroom practices, teacher leadership, professional development, and student voice. She writes about her ongoing journey to unlearn myopic history, self reflect, and think critically about her role as an educator. She can be found on Instagram @mschaake

 

 

Senator Elizabeth Warren: A Great Public School Education for Every Student

“…Every kid in America should have the same access to a high-quality public education – no matter where they live, the color of their skin, or how much money their parents make.” 

When she ran for president, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren famously had ‘a plan for that,” and education is no exception. She recognizes that public education is unequally funded based on racist housing practices, so she wants to quadruple Title 1 funding and invest over $100 billion in Excellence Grants. She’d hold high stakes testing companies accountable and fight school privatizations which harm all but the most privileged.

Warren wants teachers to be paid commensurate to their jobs. She wants to close the opportunity and pay gaps for teachers of color. She would strengthen Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, end zero-tolerance discipline policies that disproportionately harm students of color, and protect immigrant children. 

Under Warren, we’d see more investment in public education, a narrowed opportunity gap, and more equitable teacher pay. She definitely has a plan for us.

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