With the 2017-18 school year approaching, some educators are warning about the impacts on student achievement.
As we head into the first full academic year of a new school year, we need to think through what our students will need to prepare to succeed in the coming year.
With the U.S. having been hit with an unprecedented wave of school closings since 2016, some are concerned about the long-term effects that such an event would have on students’ educational progress.
In order to protect students and teachers, schools must keep a tight rein on students and their learning environments, according to the American Federation of Teachers, which represents more than 40,000 educators.
In a statement released Tuesday, the union said that, “the Trump administration is continuing its attacks on education and we urge parents, teachers, and students to continue the work that we know can be done in order to ensure a safer and more prosperous education system.”
In a blog post on Wednesday, The College Fix’s Mark Murray described the “snowball effect” the closure of schools will have on schools.
“As the snowballs, we are seeing the worst consequences of a climate of fear and isolation,” Murray wrote.
While it’s a scary prospect, we’re also seeing a snowball effect in the way we respond to this problem.
Schools will become less safe, our students won’t get the kind of support they need to learn, and they’ll be less effective at serving the needs of our communities.
“Schools have been the place where our kids have been taught how to be safe, to be respectful, to respect other people and to respect our elders,” Murray continued.
“So when we see a crisis like this, we have to be proactive and respond with action.”
The College Fix reached out to the U-T’s Office of Education to ask for more information on the administration’s actions.
The response came back within 24 hours, but did not provide any specifics on what steps the office has taken.
The CollegeFix also reached out the U’s Office for Civil Rights to ask about the impact on student safety and access to education, but was not provided any information.
The Office of Civil Rights did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
While there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding what will happen to the nation’s schools, the most recent school year is already shaping up to be a challenging one for students.
The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has warned that, as of September 2019, the number of students in schools has dropped to the lowest level since the early 1990s.
In some states, students are at an all-time low.
As of December 2016, there were 2.1 million fewer students in the nation, according the U., with an increase of just 0.2 percent.
In Texas, for example, there are now just 7,500 fewer students than when the first school year began in 2016.
Students in some states are facing increased scrutiny, with the state of Texas in particular, facing a number of lawsuits for failing to protect children in the first year of school.
The Trump administration has come under fire for failing in its duty to protect public schools, including in the 2016-17 school year.
In 2017, The Associated Press reported that the Trump administration was “slowly but surely moving away from the Bush-era approach to school accountability.”
The Trump administration moved away from a number strategies, including one aimed at protecting students from bullying, a move that was not fully implemented until late 2016.
In addition, the Department of Education has come down hard on states that have not implemented the President’s Education Week initiative, which seeks to increase the number and quality of school districts across the country.
The department’s 2018-2019 budget proposal included $1.4 billion for the National School Improvement Act, a bipartisan effort aimed at improving the education of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The bill would have provided grants and loans to states to address “school readiness and teacher recruitment” and improve school quality.
The proposal has been met with opposition from some teachers unions and many students’ advocates, with some saying the bill would lead to more student dropouts.
The proposal would have allowed districts to cut the number that receive state funding and would have included a $50 million grant for charter schools.