I frequently have clients ask me for SAT Test Prep recommendations.
Author: David Kristofferson
How to Get in to Harvard
While doing research for an upcoming article about AP test scores, I ran across the following…
A Hole in the Aragon Math Curriculum
Aragon has a hole in the curriculum after precalculus. They could fill it by offering a non-AP calculus class.
San Mateo / Foster City Mail-in Ballot Coming for Measure Y
$7,000,000 in current local school funding will be lost if an existing parcel tax is not renewed!! Please be sure to submit your mail-in ballot when you receive it!
A New Year – but will it be “Happy?”
Catching up on important local school news, the college admission race, and Betsy DeVos.
Three Noteworthy Articles
Important articles on burnout, school choice/privatization, and the outlook for California school budgets.
Charter School Advocates Make Election Gains in California
This is a concerning trend going on in California. Big money behind charter schools is gaining political influence after our recent election:
Flood of Spending by Charter Advocates…
San Bruno Elementary District in Financial Trouble
San Bruno District in financial difficulties. Special Ed costs may be one of the main reasons.
Raising Teachers’ Salaries – Part 3 – Initial Cost Data
This article provides the background financial data on the teacher salary issue that I have been able to gather to date.
SMFCSD Board Votes to put Measure A Renewal on the Ballot
Here is the announcement from the San Mateo Foster City School District regarding their Board action last night (11/17/16).
It is essential that this measure pass so that the school system maintains its current funding levels.
This measure will NOT, however, lead to the kind of teacher salary increase that I am currently lobbying for, but it will at least prevent cuts that would make a bad cost-of-living situation for teachers even worse.
I have had important exchanges this week with the Superintendent and teachers in the district regarding increasing teacher salaries and will be posting news as soon as I get final approval of the text.