Category Archives: Education Reform

The Education Of Sonya Sotomayor

“Legislators and education officials have been paying more attention to the dropout problem since learning last year that more than 30 percent of high school students aren’t graduating. A report released in October by the Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation said students who drop out of school in a single year cost the state’s taxpayers 9 million annually in lost sales tax revenue and higher Medicaid and prison costs.

Regardless, the way forward for the GOP is clear. First, we need to challenge Democrats on their turf. The 43rd was as sure of a win for the Democrats as any. Yet, our campaign forced Senate Dems to make the 43rd a “firewall” district and spend M. The Democrats can’t spend M in every senate district. We need to remove the ability for them to consolidate their efforts in whatever district they choose. If we start a “fire” in every district, no matter the odds of winning, no district can become a “firewall” district. If this party had placed a quality candidate in every district, Bill Brady would be governor.

B. Make pre-service training longer. The student should observe for one year, teach for one year on his/her own, before allowing the student to graduate. A semester is not sufficient. It does not cover the whole gamut of teaching experience that will engender a love for it or a hatred for it. The student can then decide whether or not teaching is what he/she really wants to do.

These days, parents are afraid to redirect young people in their neighborhood because they do not know their neighbors and their is no sense of family. If you see something, say something. People close their doors and they don’t know the neighbor next door.

That’s right poverty pimps, black high school seniors averaged 1277. Therefore your church scams, sleazy politics, and non-profit (yeah right) organizations are safe for the next half century. But for the rest of us who give a duck, we gotta start Negro education reform somewhere, and i do not think we are going to do it with the U.S. SecEd, Arne Duncan’s Race-to-the-Top game show. Let’s get down, dirty, and practical.

Consider outdoor skills to be part of your child’s healthy and complete upbringing. Learn to paddle a canoe, take a hike, go stargazing, use binoculars to see a bird. Listen to the sounds of the night, use a compass and a GPS.

Reading difficulty often leads to school failure. A recently-released study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that one in six children who are not reading proficiently in third grade do not graduate from high school on time, a rate four times greater than proficient readers.

Hard research confirms that reading to children may break this cycle and improve their chances of success in life. Reach Out and Read is a national school readiness organization that helps spread this crucial message. The program provides every child 6 months through 5 years old with a new, developmentally-appropriate children’s book to take home and enjoy. Our doctors and nurses speak with parents about the importance of reading aloud to their young children every day.

A Teacher’s Perspective On School Reform

This point is significant because I think it explains the timing of Ms. Baker’s resignation. Not to slight the fine work of Brian Jones, but my take is that Ms. Baker missed the team that she and Mr. Nida had formed in expanding the number of charters while at the same time increasing the quality of school performance.

If the guardians don’t care, who will? Who will the children look to for answers? They can’t ask young people that are older than they are, because they have gone down the same worthless path.

Next, take a look at a baby. A baby is crawling everywhere. Why, then, do they start to walk? Does a teacher convince the baby of the comparative value of walking and then provide lectures on the mechanics? Usually, the baby (1) saw other people do it (2) took interest in the possibility that this will avail them of more stuff. They attempt, usually repeatedly. They refuse instruction, usually vigorously. And, they learn.

Neighborhoods should come together to learn about their neighbors and community. With technology exchange email and telephone numbers. Neighbors must not live in isolation. Parents should have email and telephone numbers of every parent in their child’s class or classes. Parents need to communicate more in the neighborhood. If situations are happening in the neighborhood that should be communicated to the neighborhood. The best neighborhood watch is email, text messages, visibility and cell phone numbers.

And as a result, more than 34 percent of American children enter kindergarten without the basic language skills they will need to learn to read. Despite the billions of dollars invested in remedial reading programs, those millions of children likely won’t catch up.

The president is going to mention education reform in his state of the union address tonight. He intends to put .4 billion into a dysfunctional system. All the money in the world will not fix this broken way we attempt to teach our children.

It shouldn’t have to be this way. With this system, the opportunity to succeed can be whisked away from a child before she even sets foot in a school.

The Education Of Sonya Sotomayor

Neighborhoods should come together to learn about their neighbors and community. With technology exchange email and telephone numbers. Neighbors must not live in isolation. Parents should have email and telephone numbers of every parent in their child’s class or classes. Parents need to communicate more in the neighborhood. If situations are happening in the neighborhood that should be communicated to the neighborhood. The best neighborhood watch is email, text messages, visibility and cell phone numbers.

We need to wake up people. Take the bull by the horns and make serious changes in our lives. We’ve become stagnant and lazy in our everyday lives. Many of our children run amok and have no resposiblities. They don’t know the value of life and most have no feelings of self-worth. All they think about is where to get the next drink of alcohol or drugs to get high. Their moral attitude is down the drain. Their always looking for the next party so they can try to forget their troubles.

I hear anti-smoking advocates are getting ready to re-introduce another total smoking ban ordinance here in Indianapolis. I also hear that because of Smoke Free Indy’s shenanigans last session a number of lawmakers are looking at drafting pre-emption language which would prohibit locals from banning smoking in tobacco shops, private clubs and cigar bars. So if something does happen this year or next year, there’s a good chance it will be short-lived.

What Caruolo fails to acknowledge is that teachers, through their union leaders, have always been at the table and far from alienated. But sadly, the only focus has been on salaries and benefits.

Third, dramatic education reform is a winning issue that will move more minorities into the Republican column. It is the Democrats and misguided Republicans that keep Illinois children in failing schools by not supporting a school choice programs and more rapid charterization of education infrastructure.

A. Human resources departments must conduct a thorough assessment of the applicants’ qualification to include college experiences, previous experiences, and interviews of previous supervisors/administrators.

The current child poverty rate in Kansas approaches 20%, and is growing at a rate nearly double the national average. In 2010, about 40% of Kansas’ K-12 students – nearly 200,000 kids – qualified for Federal free/reduced lunch programs.

Since the widely aggressive campaigning for the passage of 3A 3B in Jefferson County has paid off, the influx of cash is being collected in raindeer barrels from the sky of plenty. On November 15, 2012, district staff, specific to the superintendent and her chief financial officer, were already making recommendations to the board of education to replenish reserves by to M, eliminating furlough days in which they touted as a 3% reduction in pay for the past two years (i.e. you don’t work you don’t get paid), and giving 1 % raises. What happened to the reasons they begged for the money in the first place?