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Policies proposed to boost boys [and men] of color
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 8, 2012 | Marisa Lagos

Posted on 08/08/2012 5:44:07 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

State leaders should revise school testing and funding, extend health care coverage for those aging out of foster care, and make it harder for schools to suspend and expel - all to improve the odds of success for boys and young men of color in California.

Those are among dozens of recommendations from a state legislative committee that spent the past year and a half looking into why the state's minority youth are less healthy, have lower test scores and are more likely to be incarcerated than other young people.

.....Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color, led by Assemblyman Sandré Swanson, D-Alameda, will introduce more than 50 pages of policy and legislative recommendations...

......[Swanson] plans to ask Assembly Speaker John Pérez to appoint a new chair so the committee can continue its work next year, and see whether lawmakers should create a state commission on the status of boys and men of color.

Here is a sampling of recommendations from the state Assembly's Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color:

Student progress: Revise the state's school accountability system to focus on individual student progress, not school-wide proficiency.

Help for students: Create an early warning system, including tutoring, for students at risk of failing the high school exit exam.

School financing: Change the school finance formula so funding is based on regional costs and student needs.

Teacher hiring: Support local efforts to hire experienced, effective teachers at high-poverty schools.

Health care: Require that the state's health care exchange and Medi-Cal program target and enroll eligible boys and young men of color.

Foster youths: Adopt legislation that extends health care coverage for foster youths up to age 26.

Job help: Remove policy barriers so formerly incarcerated youths can get jobs more easily......

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


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To: Cincinatus' Wife

More false self esteem.

How many more illiterate black high school and college grads do we need?

The objective shouldn’t be to “graduate” them - it should be to teach them.


21 posted on 08/08/2012 8:24:11 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Defining deviancy downwards by making it harder to suspend and expel trouble makers and listing restrictions on criminal backgrounds from certain professions.

Wonderful.


22 posted on 08/08/2012 9:10:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Iron Munro
....The objective shouldn’t be to “graduate” them - it should be to teach them.

A Cry in the Black Education Wilderness

23 posted on 08/08/2012 12:50:59 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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