Urban and Rural Local Affiliates
Building Strong Urban and Rural Locals
Linda Darling-Hammond discusses the reality of growing up in America today and our ability to provide all children with a fair shot at the American Dream.
Growing disparities in access between rich and poor, in terms of both publicly provided school resources and those that parents can invest in their own children privately, leads to income being a much stronger predictor of school achievement than it has ever been.
What happens if a charter school draws so much per pupil funding that the regular school district can’t operate? That question has extra weight for small districts. And it is a question that more and more smaller districts are likely to face as many states alter their charter school laws to allow for rapid expansion of the publicly funded, semi-autonomous schools.
Urban and Rural Initiatives strives to build the capacity of and develop collaborative relationships with NEA’s state and local affiliates by identifying and analyzing critical urban and rural issues and the unique needs of educators and students in those respective areas.
Here you will find information on grants for urban local affiliates, publications discussing trends in urban education, resources for rural local affiliates, and the National Council of Urban Education Associations (NCUEA).