Chicago Mayoral Candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia Talks About Schools
By Anthony Cody.
Cuomo said more money isn’t necessarily the answer.“We’ve been putting more money into failing schools for decades,” he said. “Over the last 10 years, 250,000 children went through those failing schools, and New York government did nothing.
Philly’s district = terrible for decades, families left, as a result it’s bankrupt. Gotten huge state funding for yrs to prop it up.I know Philly gets among (if not THE) highest levels of funding from the state. I also know it’s been losing thousands of students.
In Camden, per pupil spending was more than $25,000 in 2013, making it one of the highest spending districts in the nation.http://reason.com/reasontv/2015/01/26/money-didnt-fix-camdens-failing-schools
Well, the way I understand it, if a school’s kids don’t test well, they burn the school down. It’s pretty high-pressure.
…. And the tests are written by people nobody knows who they are. It’s very secretive…. They [teachers and students] prepare for these tests for a long time. A lot of the year is about the test. Teaching to the test they call it.… my kids kind of panicked, which is okay.… My mother was a math teacher and she taught me that the moment where you go ‘I don’t know what that is,’ when you panic, that means you are about to figure it out. That means you let go of what you know and you are about to grab on to a new thing that you didn’t know yet…. I am there for them in those moments. I go, ‘Come on, just look at the problems.’
Bill has three goldfish. He buys two more. How many dogs live in London?
Most VAM studies find that teachers account for about 1% to 14% of the variability in test scores, and that the majority of opportunities for quality improvement are found in the system-level conditions. Ranking teachers by their VAM scores can have unintended consequences that reduce quality.
|Felipe Golez, California State University education professor, talks to student teachers about future job prospects. ADOLFO GUZMAN-LOPEZ/KPCC|