Catching up on important local school news, the college admission race, and Betsy DeVos.
Important articles on burnout, school choice/privatization, and the outlook for California school budgets.
This is a concerning trend going on in California. Big money behind charter schools is gaining political influence after our recent election:
San Bruno District in financial difficulties. Special Ed costs may be one of the main reasons.
This article provides the background financial data on the teacher salary issue that I have been able to gather to date.
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.
The Huffington Post has an article challenging conventional educational reformer wisdom about causes of the achievement gap.