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Gina Cuclis December 9, 2013 at 09:00 am
I am a Trustee on the Sonoma County Board of Education. The author has confused the concept ofRead More standards with curriculum. There is no common core curriculum. There are common core standards. Standards are what students at each grade level are supposed to be able to know and do. Curriculum is something else entirely. It's how information is taught. Curriculum is the responsibility of school districts, schools and teachers. Visit the California School Board Association's website for accurate information about Common Core State Standards.
Blue is bad news. California is among 17 states/districts where eighth-graders had lower-than average math test scores.
bbecker6 November 8, 2013 at 08:23 am
The problem with using an article from outside of our area, Larkspur-Corte Madera, is it is notRead More relevant to schools in our area. It is a disservice to our school district as we have enjoyed impressive state reading scores that are definitely higher than the national and state averages. I feel you owe an apology to the teachers and parents in our district who work very hard to help our children perform well on these type of tests. Barbara Becker, Former Trustee, Larkspur-CorteMadera School District
Here since 1970 November 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm
For what "an apology"? This report is very much uncolored with respect to anything, butRead More simply informs that for all the California tax $ put into public education, the results are less than mediocre. Is Larkspur-CM so insular that we as voters can forget the rest of the state? Think about the future here: these kids won't have the ability to earn the living required to pay taxes needed to avoid a bankrupt California. On the other hand, if we require that burrito stands pay their formerly illegal employees a minimum hourly wage of, say, $25 or more then there's just maybe a chance at solvency....
Jojo Potato November 8, 2013 at 03:28 pm
You should know that the Patch is a nationwide organization and will often post articles from otherRead More locations onto what appears to be local to you. This is because they are pretty much broke and trying to stay alive by putting out content no matter how irrelevant. This is all despite the publishers stated goal of hyper local news. I usually check the URL or the author to see where stuff is really coming from.
Nathan Stauer April 24, 2013 at 10:24 pm
i dont think its a matter of skill or what they are teaching any more but how they are teaching.itRead More is a well known fact Asia is kicking our buts in mathmatics,the question is why what are they doing differently than us maby we should be looking in to how and what they teach.
Brian V. April 25, 2013 at 07:45 pm
What about Technology High School in Rohnert Park? Calfornia Distinguished School, top scores byRead More students in the 5 county area.... Or are we only counting the big schools here?
Wire April 26, 2013 at 01:33 am
So you noticed no small school districts, HE HE HE, if you went to www.edtrust.org/west EdRead More Trust–West Releases Third Annual Report Cards Grading the 148 Largest Unified Districts on Outcomes for Latino, African-American, and Low-income Students You would have noticed that 5,000 or more student were needed to make the list.per district. HE HE HE! Just don't read what they want you to. HE HE HE. Darn you guy are so sheepish. Trust–West Releases Third Annual Report Cards Grading the 148 Largest Unified Districts on Outcomes for Latino, African-American, and Low-income Students
Jeffrey Bottaro April 1, 2013 at 08:09 pm
Green Flash: All of your statements make sense to me, and I fundamentally agree. Unfortunately,Read More the incursion of ANY industry into the University marketplace has a way of corrupting it in proportion to the financial size of the outside presence. This is not to renounce such things; it is merely a plea to scrutinize them in proportion to their influence. Athletes are not asked to finance the particle accelerator; why should physicists be made to finance the gridiron? The University was born of communities of cloistered priests and monks. Its interface with the world will always be a thing with contradictions and complexities that defy simple solutions. BUT, anyone who succumbs to the pressure NOT to look behind the wizard's curtain is not only denying himself the indulgence of a universal human impulse; he is also BETRAYING HIS OWN INTEGRITY.
Leland Vandiver April 2, 2013 at 02:41 am
Jeffrey, Actually, we (the federal government) pay for particle accelerators...with some left over.Read More Universities NEVER get the short end of the funding stick when it deals with DARPA, NIH, etc. In fact, sometimes universities become piggish (e.g., Stanford in the mid-1990's). I agree, if you do not search for the truth...you are a pawn of some factor or person. We need fewer pawns...
Active Thinker April 3, 2013 at 11:04 pm
The large sports might bring in more people to watch but they spend way more...only a handful ofRead More team make any money at all...and most of those sports don't graduate athletes at all...it's ajoke.