Tuesday, May 31, 2016

AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE (ADA)- THE ENGINE DRIVING FAILURE AND FRAUD AT LAUSD AND ELSEWHERE AROUND THE COUNTRY

AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE (ADA)- THE ENGINE DRIVING FAILURE AND FRAUD AT

AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE (ADA)- THE ENGINE DRIVING FAILURE AND FRAUD AT LAUSD AND ELSEWHERE AROUND THE COUNTRY

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(Mensaje se repite en Español)

If you sat down and tried to think of the worst possible system for funding public education, I don't think you could come up with anything worse or more problematic than Average Daily Attendance (ADA), which is a public school funding model exclusively based on how many warm butts there are in public school seats on any given day. So why is this system of public school funding so bad? Let me count some of the ways:

For starters, ADA is based on the false assumption that the now old school K-12 grade-level model of public schools is still a fair representation of the abilities of the students in these respective grades. This is clearly not only no longer the case, it hasn't been so for generations, since the majority of Whites with the social capital necessary to hold public school administration accountable abandon inner city public schools to its present inferior and de facto segregated status. What now has existed for a long time is a reality where predominantly minority students without grade-level mastery or competence are socially promoted with their age group grade after grade, whether or not they have mastered prior grade-level standards, which most students have not.

When a school's financial well-being is solely dependant on an ADA model of how many students are in class on any given day, it sets off a predictable sequence of too often illegal events that could be avoided, if the school was not so AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE (ADA)- THE ENGINE DRIVING FAILURE AND FRAUD AT 

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