Friday, April 6, 2012

Desert Trails parents won’t let adults’ deceit deny their kids a great school | Thoughts on Public Education

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Desert Trails parents won’t let adults’ deceit deny their kids a great school - by Ben Austin

The parents of Desert Trails Elementary want what all parents want: a great school for their children. Over the past few years they started a PTA chapter at their school, they joined the official school committees, they volunteered, and they spent extra time helping with homework. They did everything the system tells parents to do, [...]

Surprise: Eval law requires student data - by John Fensterwald - Educated Guess

Two briefs filed this week in Los Angeles County Superior Court argue that Los Angeles Unified is violating a state law requiring that student progress, including results of standardized test scores, be included in teacher evaluations. “By failing to assess teachers and administrators based on the progress of pupils and including that assessment as part of [...]

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