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(Click on any topic title below for all articles in that category in reverse chronological order – only the most recent or important articles are listed below)

Teacher Salaries

  1. “I’ve Ended Many School Days Crying in My Car”
  2. SMFCSD Settles Contract Dispute with Teachers, But What Comes Next???
  3. SM Daily Journal: Battle over teacher pay gets worse
  4. SMFCSD Budget and Measure Y Postmortem
  5. Large Turnover on SMFCSD Board in Face of Looming Cutbacks!!
  6. Financial Troubles in the SMFCSD


Education News

  1. “I’ve Ended Many School Days Crying in My Car”
  2. Local “Design Tech” High School in the New York Times
  3. 150 Years of American Education Statistics
  4. A *Substantial* Debate on Education Reform
  5. SM Daily Journal: Battle over teacher pay gets worse
  6. Watkins, Corzo and Hitchcock winners in SMFCSD race
  7. Taking the Fight to Harvard
  8. Follow-up on “Test Success” – meetings with the local districts
  9. “Educators laud test success” – Give me a break!!!!


Issues in Teaching Mathematics     

  1. Here We Go Again….
  2. Pros and Cons of the CPM Math Textbook Series


AP Class Crisis

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


College Admissions

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


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Author: David Kristofferson

Retired scientist, teacher, bioinformatician, IT director, software product manager, AAAS Fellow, avid cyclist (7690 miles and 724,300 feet of climbing in 2015), backpacker, you name it! Current avocation is tutoring high school students near San Mateo, CA in mathematics, physics and chemistry. Please see the Bio link in the right sidebar for my detailed background information.