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AP Class Crisis     (click on link to left for all articles in this category in reverse chronological order – most recent or important articles listed below)

  1. It’s AP ex(sc)am time again!
  2. Important advice for students and parents regarding Advanced Placement (AP) classes.
  3. A Hole in the Aragon Math Curriculum
  4. very unfortunate local test practice that I think is hurting students.
  5. How to Interest Kids in Science, Engineering, and Math.
  6. Confirmation from UC Berkeley on problems with AP classes

Teacher Salaries     (click on link to left for all articles in this category in reverse chronological order – most recent or important articles listed below)

  1. SMFCSD Teacher Salary Dispute
  2. Raising Teachers’ Salaries – Part 3 – Initial Cost Data

College Admissions  (click on link to left for all articles in this category in reverse chronological order – most recent or important articles listed below)

  1. How to get in to Harvard
  2. SAT Test Prep Recommendations

Education News     (click on link to left for all articles in this category in reverse chronological order – most recent or important articles listed below)

  1. LA School Board now has a majority in favor of charter schools
  2. The Danger of Universal pre-K??
  3. Is Google peddling intellectual crack???

Measure Y     (click on link to left for all articles in this category in reverse chronological order – most recent or important articles listed below)

  1. No Last Minute Miracle for Measure Y
  2. Measure Y revenues will NOT be replaced by the state if the measure fails to pass!
  3. San Mateo / Foster City Mail-in Ballot Coming for Measure Y

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LA School Board now has a majority in favor of charter schools

This was apparently the most expensive school board district election in U.S. history.

Just like in our Measure Y election, according to Diane Ravitch below turnout was poor…

Thus begins a big new experiment in the privatization of public education. Will it be more successful than Detroit?!?

No Last Minute Miracle for Measure Y 🙁

Measure Y has failed…

UPDATE added 4/7/17 at 4:50:  Last scheduled count has been posted and the percent Yes remains at 65.2%.  Official certification comes 30 days after the election, but the measure is clearly dead in the water, falling short of the required two thirds majority.  The article below was posted on 4/5/17 and is still of interest due to the comments that followed it.

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Continue reading “No Last Minute Miracle for Measure Y 🙁”

Measure Y revenues will NOT be replaced by the state if the measure fails to pass! Reply from SMFCSD CBO and Superintendent

If Measure Y does not pass, SMFCSD will definitely lose $7 million a year!

Continue reading “Measure Y revenues will NOT be replaced by the state if the measure fails to pass! Reply from SMFCSD CBO and Superintendent”