Raising Local Teacher Salaries (part 2)

San Mateo / Foster City School District salaries have not been competitive with nearby districts for years. This discussion (part two) is an attempt to understand and address this issue. This part contains a response from SMFCSD Superintendent Rosas.

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Raising Local Teacher Salaries (part 1)

San Mateo / Foster City School District salaries have not been competitive with nearby districts for years. This discussion (part one) is an attempt to understand and address this issue.

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Education News

  1. “Mutual Assured Destruction”
  2. My Speech to the SMUHSD Board on NGSS
  3. Ohio: Stephen Dyer and Bill Phillis Explain Why the State Wants to Take Over the State Board of Education
  4. Julian Vasquez Heilig: Why California Should Ban For-Profit Charters and Hold All Charters Accountable
  5. An Open Letter to the SMUHSD and SMFCSD Boards of Trustees
  6. Why Can’t We Teach Mathematics Properly?
  7. How Can We Reclaim Our Public Schools??
  8. Attention SMUHSD Parents! State Mandated Testing Negatively Impacts Aragon’s Physics Program
  9. Video of Diane Ravitch Speech to the California Association of School Boards
  10. Never Believe Educational Experts (or Me)!

 

Issues in Teaching Mathematics     

  1. Why is 10^0 = 1 ???
  2. Why Can’t We Teach Mathematics Properly?
  3. Here We Go Again….
  4. Pros and Cons of the CPM Math Textbook Series

 

AP Class Crisis

  1. “Mutual Assured Destruction”
  2. Attention SMUHSD Parents! State Mandated Testing Negatively Impacts Aragon’s Physics Program
  3. Taking the Fight to Harvard
  4. It’s AP ex(sc)am time again!
  5. Critical Warnings re AP Classes
  6. A Hole in the Aragon Math Curriculum
  7. very unfortunate local test practice that I think is hurting students.
  8. How to Interest Kids in Science, Engineering, and Math.
  9. Confirmation from UC Berkeley on problems with AP classes

 

Teacher Salaries

  1. IMPORTANT – SMFCSD Seeks Community Input on School Finances
  2. “I’ve Ended Many School Days Crying in My Car”
  3. SMFCSD Settles Contract Dispute with Teachers, But What Comes Next???
  4. SM Daily Journal: Battle over teacher pay gets worse

 

College Admissions

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

 

Top Ten Most Read Articles

  1. Pros and Cons of the CPM Math Textbook Series
  2. It’s AP ex(sc)am time again!
  3. Critical Warnings re AP Classes
  4. “Educators laud test success” – Give me a break!!!!
  5. Back to School – Changes at Aragon HS
  6. “I’ve Ended Many School Days Crying in My Car”
  7. How to Get in to Harvard
  8. No Last Minute Miracle for Measure Y 🙁
  9. Info from UC Berkeley confirms why students should not skip from Precalculus to Calculus BC
  10. A Hole in the Aragon Math Curriculum

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AP Exam Questions on Chapter Tests?!?

AP Exam questions should not be used on chapter tests early in the school year except possibly as extra credit. This practice of using “trick questions” too early damages students’ confidence when they are trying to master material for the first time.

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Critical Warnings re AP Classes

Extremely important information about high school AP math and science courses gained from “bitter experience.” Parents and incoming students should carefully study this article BEFORE they sign up for classes each year.

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