Monthly QuotED: 7 Notable Quotes That Made Education Headlines in June, From ‘Red Flag’ Laws to Reopening Schools — and a Supreme Court Reprieve for ‘Dreamers’
QuotED compiles the most remarkable quotes from the prominent education news stories in the United States. These quotes are curated from our weekly EduClips, which highlight headlines from the largest school districts in the country. You can access previous EduClips editions here.
"It is possible for remote learning to influence students intellectually, but it is disheartening to realize that connecting with their emotions and inner selves is not as impactful." – Allison Tingwall, the principal at Curie Metropolitan High School in Chicago.
Karen Reyes, a special education teacher from Austin, Texas, captured at the Supreme Court during oral arguments for the DACA case in November 2019.
"Previously, I could live, work, and drive without the constant fear of immediate deportation." – Karen Reyes, a bilingual special education teacher from Austin, Texas, expressing her relief after the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to end DACA. DACA has allowed approximately 650,000 immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, like Reyes, to live and work without the imminent risk of deportation.
"There are around 78 million parents who have at least one child under the age of 18 in their household. This accounts for nearly a third of the adult population. The ability of parents to secure and maintain employment is closely tied to child care and education." – Labor economist Ernie Tedeschi.
"I am currently doing three times the amount of planning that I usually do." – Kaitlin Karpinski, the head of Rooted School in New Orleans, discussing the extensive planning required for the reopening of schools in the upcoming fall semester.
"I am deeply concerned. At a time when we should be investing, we are witnessing potential funding cuts because Congress does not seem to have a sense of urgency. This is happening while schools are preparing for what could arguably be the most critical beginning of a school year in a lifetime." – Senator Tina Smith, a Democrat from Minnesota.
"I mean, it’s a no-win situation. Some parents insist on schools reopening, while others refuse to send their children to school. Teachers are hesitant about returning to work, and school districts are facing budget cuts that may result in teacher layoffs. It’s truly unbelievable." – Dan Domenech, the executive director of the AASA (the school superintendents association), reflecting on the challenging circumstances schools are facing. (Read at Politico)
"You cannot continue behaving like this, young man." – Judge Stephen Braslow of Suffolk County, New York, addressing a 17-year-old student from Babylon Junior-Senior High School who allegedly made a threatening statement on Snapchat. Utilizing the state’s "red flag" law, the district superintendent obtained a court order to search the student’s home, leading to the confiscation of two pellet guns. (Read at The74Million.org)
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