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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Topics

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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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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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