Skip to comments.S.F., Oakland drop bid for U.S. school funds
Posted on 10/30/2012 8:29:48 AM PDT by SmithL
Stuck in a standoff with teachers unions, the San Francisco and Oakland school districts have abandoned efforts to bring in up to $15 million each to develop high-quality math classes for upper-elementary and middle school students.
The two districts spent months preparing a joint application for the next round of federal Race to the Top funding - which required districts to incorporate student test scores, among other criteria, in teacher evaluations.
And because of that critical clause, union leaders refused to sign, as required by the federal application.
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“corporate student test scores, among other criteria, in
The unions refuse to have any scoring or accountability so they refuse money. Why make them accountable - we don’t make welfare recipients look for work or take drug tests or be held accountable.
They built that. They own it. Good luck.
50 years ago, a "high-quality" math class was a chalkboard, an ample supply of chalk, and a teacher that remotely gave a damn about their students.
...and parents who give a damn about their children.
Is anyone really surprised? I’m old enough to remember when California schools were at the top in the nation, and had metal shop, wood shop, electronics lab, music programs, etc. Problem students held the entire class back, so they were quietly removed into remedial programs.
Now, it’s all about the teacher’s union and the administrators. And Californian educational achievement is at the bottom of the list. No wonder so many are desperate for vouchers, charter schools, or homeschooling!
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