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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)


Education News

  1. Follow-up on “Test Success” – meetings with the local districts
  2. “Educators laud test success” – Give me a break!!!!
  3. Lawmakers try to ease California’s teacher shortage
  4. Back to School – Changes at Aragon HS
  5. Yet Another Case of Education Privatization Leading to Fraud


Issues in Teaching Mathematics     

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


AP Class Crisis

  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

  1. SMFCSD Budget and Measure Y Postmortem
  2. Large Turnover on SMFCSD Board in Face of Looming Cutbacks!!
  3. Financial Troubles in the SMFCSD


College Admissions

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


Measure Y

  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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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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