Federal K12 Department of Education Programs
Is your company product or service part of the K12 Department of Education Redesign?
How K12 .com Education Works
The whole "Education Value Chain" exceeds 70 Billion Dollars of your tax money.
The Growing Role of Creativity
Creativity is the least important, most important attribute and totally absent in the U.S. Federal Department of Education.
1% HAs Planned This for 100 years
"Failure of Design" is class-based and didn't fail at all.
For the real designers, it has been a stunning success, as revealed by the astonishing concentration of wealth in the top 1 percent, in fact the top 0.1%, while the majority has been reduced to virtual stagnation or decline. ~ Noam Chomsky
If a person is born ignorant, to parents that are ignorant, in a society that is ignorant, lives a life of ignorance, and eventually dies in ignorance.... IGNORANCE IS THE NORM
Thus, indoctrination can be called education, hypnotism can be called entertainment, criminals can be called leaders, and lies can be called truth, because this person's mind was never educated!
Which makes it easy to believe FAKE NEWS
Business Interests and been undermining K12 Education for over 100 years.
There is deliberate intent of those in government to use the classroom as a springboard to promote collectivism over individualism;
The shifting focus in Education from that of true learning to workforce training; and how operant conditioning is used to establish a stimulus-response culture in schools.
Business runs the Department of Education and has planned this for 100 years: When you hear any of these words: Pay for Performance, Performance Based teaching, Results Based, Competency Based, Outcome Based Model, Standards Based etc. You know what they are ruining education.
$3 billion to Privatize Public Education Since 1995
Research accumulates that charters don’t necessarily outperform public schools. That they drain resources from public schools, thus harming the great majority of children who attend public schools. That they fail to be accountable or transparent. That their sponsors and advocates are funded by billionaires and hedge fund managers.
How Lobbyiests Buy Politicians
Now we have billionaire Betsy Devos Michigan-based Republican donor and a prominent supporter of school vouchers as the Secretary of the Department of Education.
EDUCATION REFORM IS A BRANDand part of the Value Chain.
The whole "Education Value Chain" exceeds 600 Billion Dollars
of your tax money
FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FEEDS THE BUSINESS OF EDUCATION which serves the needs of adult stakeholders politically and financially.
The whole "Education Value Chain" exceeds 70 Billion Dollars of your tax money.
How to Destroy Education While Making a Trillion Dollars
We know the formula by now for destroying public education and handing it off to entrepreneurs who can cut costs, package it, extract a profit (or remain nonprofit while paying exorbitant executive salaries): Cry “crisis.” Set impossible targets (100% success on tests normed on a bell curve). Demoralize teachers. Fire the most experienced teachers. Hire low-wage temporary teachers who will leave within three years, thus eliminating future pension obligations. Close schools and disrupt communities. Turn schools over to entrepreneurs, to amateurs, to non-educators, to sports stars, to charter chains. Watch as public schools are dissolved and disappear. Watch as people become consumers, not citizens. But now others get it, even if most of our major editorial boards do not.
Flow Chart Exposes Common Core's Myriad Corporate Connections 9/6/13
[ . . . . McDermott mentions a number of corporations and organizations prying for influence over the Common Core standards. Among them is Achieve Inc., a company widely funded by ALEC members, including Boeing and State Farm, among others. McDermott also points to peer-reviewed academic research originally published in the International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation by Fenwick English titled "The Ten Most Wanted Enemies of American Public Education's School Leadership." In his research English looks at many of the players involved in the same network that McDermott maps with clarity, writing of the Eli Broad Foundation that: Broad money is sloshed behind the scenes to elect or select candidates who "buy" the Broad corporate agenda in education. ... Broad's enemies are teacher unions, school boards, and schools of education. What all three have in common is that they eschew corporate, top-down control required in the Broad business model. According to McDermott, America's Choice, another part of Common Core's corporate web, originally was founded as a program of the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit. But in 2004, the group was reorganized as a for-profit subsidiary of NCEE. ]
and the EducRATSThe Tyranny of Philanthrocapitalism '
The direct involvement of new philanthropists in the para-political sphere enables “some individuals to act as their own private governments, whose power can be used to challenge that of the state and force it to re-examine its priorities and policies” - More
Bill Gates and the annointed and appointed money men who were not elected that have been responsible for raping our commonwealth.
Doris Fisher of the Gap: A Billionaire Funding the Privatization of Public Education: the California billionaire who wants to privatize public schools and open corporate-run charters with no ties to the local community. Bankrolling the Charter School Agenda – And Pouring Dark Money Into CA Politics. “As co-founder of the Gap, San Francisco-based business leader and philanthropist Doris Fisher boasts a net worth of $2.6 billion, making her the country’s third richest self-made woman, according to Forbes. And she’s focused much of her wealth and resources on building charter schools.
She and her late husband Donald donated more than $70 million to the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) and helped to personally build the operation into the largest network of charter schools in the country, with 200 schools serving 80,000 students in 20 states. Doris’ son John serves as the chairman of KIPP’s board of directors, and she sits on the board herself. Other deep-pocketed charter school advocates like Eli Broad and the Walton family (heirs to the Walmart fortune), Fisher and her family have quietly become among the largest political funders of charter school efforts in the country.
Welcome to Corporate "Philanthropy" where billionaires plan the next decade…
Disaster Capitalism, K-12 Education, and Corporate Takeovers of Progressive Organizations.
This is how fundamental democratic institutions and progressive organizations get co-opted by corporate interests.
Humanity can be boiled down to a data-driven formula which derives a value for individual workers, work, and skills. It is intended to be dehumanizing and mechanistic. When teachers are dehumanized and reduced to becoming "human capital," corporate influencers are then able to strip their humanity, dignity and all respect away. Once devalued, teachers become nothing more than a metric. To that end, TFA received a grant from the Walton Foundation of $12.6 million in 2011, with a total grant of $49.5 million over 5 years.
Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010.
Among his many interesting and provocative comments about the rise of a “new upper class” - one inhabited by the winners of America’s meritocracy - he made this rather disturbing statement: “The better the meritocracy, the faster social mobility will decline.”
Ed Tech company School by Design will provide schools with data and technical assistance focused on financial and instructional strategy led by an Amazon Education executive, Andrew Joseph and will include Vicki Phillips, a former top education official at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and David Stevenson, the executive vice president of Amplify. School by Design’s software platform is for K-12 schools. School by Design uses a software platform that allows K-12 officials to go put different financial and instructional assumptions and scenarios into the platform and, by tweaking those assumptions, collect customized results. Personalized Learning means tracking every kid and selling the information. The company also provides consulting to school officials on how to interpret the results and make changes based on the data.
- Big Data Is Immoral: Rogue Algorithms' and the Dark Side of Big Data
- Selling student information is Big Business
- Parents fight Department of Education Surveillance and Big Data
In an abysmal showing, only about one-quarter of U.S. high school seniors performed solidly in math in a major assessment known as the nation's report card, reinforcing concerns that large numbers of students are unprepared for either college or the workplace. Nation's Report Card says America's high school seniors lack critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy. Only about one-quarter are performing proficiently or better in math and just 4 in 10 in reading. And they're not improving, the report says, reinforcing concerns that large numbers of today's students are unprepared for either college or the workplace. Scores on the 2013 exam in both subjects were little changed from 2009, when the National Assessment of Educational Progress was last given to 12th-graders. The new results, released Wednesday, come from a representative sample of 92,000 public and private school students. The report follows the just-released and seemingly more encouraging research that U.S. high school graduation rates in 2012 reached 80 percent, a record. In reading, the 38 percent share of students performing at or above the proficient level was lower than when the assessment was first given in 1992, when it was 40 percent. Scores have remained similar since 1994. The new results did not include global comparisons, but U.S. students historically do poorly on international assessments compared to many foreign peers.
Q: Can a state refuse the federal government's reform agenda?
A: Yes it can.
There is no Federal legislation that requires states, districts or schools to implement these reforms. None.
Q: Under whose authority is the Department setting such rules?
A: The answer is the Secretary of Education. But he actually has no such authority.
Yes, NCLB grants the Secretary the authority to make certain waivers, but, at the time that authority was granted, no one in the national legislature contemplated waivers of the sweep that are now being granted to states.
In effect, the Secretary simply announced that he was going to tell states that they no longer had to abide by the most important provisions of the most important education law Congress has passed in decades if they would only sign on to a "reform" agenda that the Secretary had himself come up with.
King of Student Suspensions was John King Secretary of Education the founder of a successful charter school chain who enjoys the second highest suspension rate in Massachusetts.
Suspensions don't work—for schools, teachers, or students.
- WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM EXPULSION, SUSPENSION AND RETENTION?
- CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
- CORPORAL PUNISHMENT
the SCHOOL LUNCH
Starving the Future
By CHARLES M. BLOW 8/24/2012
America is in trouble. Emerging economic powers China and India are heavily investing in educating the world’s future workers while we squabble about punishing teachers and coddling children.
This week, the Center for American Progress and the Center for the Next Generation released a report entitled “The Race That Really Matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese and Indian Investments in the Next Generation Workforce.” The findings were breathtaking:
- Half of U.S. children get no early childhood education, and we have no national strategy to increase enrollment.
- More than a quarter of U.S. children have a chronic health condition, such as obesity or asthma, threatening their capacity to learn.
- More than 22 percent of U.S. children lived in poverty in 2010, up from about 17 percent in 2007.
- More than half of U.S. post secondary students drop out without receiving a degree.
US VS FINLIND
FINLAND STUDENTS ARE #1
US vs. China vs India
2016 WIDESPREAD PERVASIVE CHEATING BY TEST GIANT ACT
Global Assessment Certificate center in China, program offers "unfair" advantages to foreign students seeking to study at U.S. colleges. The GAC program, which can cost students $10,000 a year or more, has emerged as one of many avenues in Asia used to exploit weaknesses in the U.S. college admissions process. But the most remarkable aspect of this program is that the ACT itself owns and oversees it. The GAC program is operated by a foreign subsidiary of ACT Inc, the Iowa-based not-for-profit that administers the crucial college entrance exam. The subsidiary, ACT Education Solutions Ltd, is headquartered in Hong Kong. Eight teachers or administrators who have worked at seven different Chinese GAC centers described cheating in program courses. Some said it was widespread. They said students turned in assignments that were plagiarized. “If every university admissions office that accepted GAC students knew about what was going on with the GAC, and especially with the ACT, I think they wouldn’t want to accept the students anymore,” Thieman said. “It’s outrageous.”
Now compare that with the report’s findings on China. It estimates that “by 2030, China will have 200 million college graduates — more than the entire U.S. work force,” and points out that by 2020 China plans to:
- Enroll 40 million children in preschool, a 50 percent increase from today.
- Provide 70 percent of children in China with three years of preschool.
- Graduate 95 percent of Chinese youths through nine years of compulsory education (that’s 165 million students, more than the U.S. labor force).
- Ensure that no child drops out of school for financial reasons.
- More than double enrollment in higher education.
And the report also points out that “by 2017, India will graduate 20 million people from high school — or five times as many as in the United States.”
The Sole Of A Student - Schools as we know them now are outdated we don't need it anymore. ~ Sugata Mitra
Sanjit “Bunker” Roy is the founder of Barefoot College, which helps rural communities becomes self-sufficient.
English Folk Poem, circa 1764
Redesign the Federal Department of Education and Save Public Education
They hang the man and flog the woman
That steal the goose from off the common,
But let the greater villain loose
That steals the common from the goose.
The law demands that we atone
When we take things we do not own
But leaves the lords and ladies fine
Who take things that are yours and mine.
The poor and wretched don't escape
If they conspire the law to break;
This must be so but they endure
Those who conspire to make the law.
The law locks up the man or woman
Who steals the goose from off the common'
And geese will still a common lack
Till they go and steal it back.
American Poem, circa 2012
We Travel as Equals or Not At All
WHY AN AMERICAN EDUCATION USE TO PRODUCE THE SMARTEST COUNTRY ON EARTH !!!
The "Experts" are all Business Executives, EducRATS, E-CONomists, Administrators, and Politicians, but not the Creatives or Master K-12 Teachers!
EDUCATION IS A 700 BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY !
Foundations often represent the main source of funding for new educational organizations: the philanthropic equivalent of venture capitalists. And because they naturally focus on their “core competencies,” their understanding of education effectively determines what gets innovated or, in the case of curriculum, doesn't. No one is a teacher and no one is highly qualified in their content area.
"You might have a greater income
Or you might be dumb and dull
But either way I won't leave you
Travel as equals or not at all" ~
2012 Ground Breaking Decision: Los Angeles teachers and administrators agreed with the district for the first time to use student test scores as part of performance reviews beginning this school year.
U.S. Department of Education,
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has a $146 billion budget and serves 56 million students.
This King can spend $5 billion any way he pleases!!!
Three out of ten 9th graders fail to graduate High School. Over 100 Billion allocates Stimulate Pckg. for Education. His discretionary 5 Billion is bigger than the whole budget was in 1970. Duncan is a puppet for test prep big business.
Education According to Michael Milken With K12, the largest U.S. operator of taxpayer-funded online schools, and the former junk-bond king has figured out how to make money in education. Is this a good thing? $2.3 BILLION. Michael Milken, who got his MBA at Wharton, has made a name for himself as a philanthropist after becoming notorious as the "junk bond king" who was accused of securities fraud. He served time in prison on lesser charges. World rank: 546, according to Forbes' 2012 billionaire's list.
K12.COM, the country's largest online for-profit virtual middle school, like K12 with its 81,000 students nationwide and $21 million in profit.
2012 Students in K12 Inc.’s online classes lag academically. K12 Inc., the country's largest provider of full-time online education, lags behind charter schools and traditional public schools on a broad array of academic measures, according to a new study. WSJ http://ow.ly/cy41R
Tom Loveless, an education researcher at the Brookings Institution who worked as a paid consultant for K12 in its early years said: "What they keep forgetting is we're not talking about college students here. We're talking about high schoolers and young kids. The idea that parents go to work and leave their kids in front of a computer -- it's absurd."
An analysis shows that students' test scores drop after they enroll in online schools. Department of Education fails to monitor online schools, the lax oversight has continued.
Damning indictment of K12 and virtual schools. Student churn, tax $ waste.
Bluntly noting “We have not made the progress we need to in this area,” Corcoran adds, “More than $1[million] in funding” is in the balance."
"Anyone who has not fulfilled their obligation in this area should not be surprised….when it’s time to discuss performance evaluations, bonuses and raises." The $1 million in question isn’t from a customer but represents tuition and fees from Pennsylvania’s various school districts to an online public charter school called Agora. In turn Agora pays Corcoran’s employer, K12 Inc. (LRN) many millions of dollars annually to provide the curriculum and administer the school. There is a lot at stake in collecting this money since Agora and a sister school in Ohio, the Ohio Virtual Academy, represent about 26% of K1's annual revenues. Financially, churn runs into some basic “laws” of business. Cash-flow statements, get discussed in public hearing rooms of dozens of state capital office buildings across the country where regulators and legislators hash out state education policy. Basically K12’s virtual academies are publicly subsidized home-schools."
Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes, on the other hand, put out a report last April that studied the effectiveness of Pennsylvania charter schools and concluded that students from Pennsylvania’s cyber schools were performing “significantly worse” in math and reading than their public school peers.
K12.COM INC. and EDUCATION REFORM IS A BRAND:
Psychologists had already determined you choose your favorite products (EDUCATION REFORMS) often not by their inherent value, but because the marketing campaigns and logos and such have cast a spell over you called brand awareness. You start to identify yourself with one marketing campaign over another. The brands hope their marketing campaign has built enough expectation in your consciousness to lead you to their product. All things equal, you refer back to the advertising or the packaging or conformity with your friends and family. Presentation is everything. Actually, just about every retailer depends on this. Presentation, price, good marketing, great service -- it all leads to an expectation of quality. The actual experience at the end of all this is less important. As long as it isn't total crap, your experience will match up with your expectations. Your expectations are the horse, and your experience is the cart. You get this backwards all the time because you are not so smart.
How the Reform Game Works 27 million no bid contract.Joel Klein Meets Joel Klein to Discuss Rupert Murdoch No Bid Contract to Wireless Generation
NYC's former Chancellor, Joel Klein, now works for Murdoch, and has been put in charge of his "internal investigation" of this scandal. At the same time questions have been raised surrounding several no-bid contracts that the NY State Education Department and the NYC Department of Education intend to award Wireless Generation, the company that Murdoch bought immediately after Klein announced he would run Murdoch's new online learning division.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WRAPS ITS ARMS AROUND THE BIG PICTURE.
IT IS HARD TO CATCH A THIEF WHEN THEY HAVE DONE A MILLION THINGS
BUT YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT ALL THE EXAMPLES PROVIDED ADD UP TO THE BIGGEST ROBBERY IN AMERICA ...
MORE THAN MONEY . . . AMERICA HAS LOST AN INFORMED CITIZENRY.
Keeping an independent eye on schools and education.
At last count, there were
245 millionaires in congress, including 66 in the Senate.
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Surveillance Is A Brand:
In K - 12 schools, "new military and corrections technologies are quietly moving into the classroom with little oversight." It's making our schools a "fertile ground for prison tech," Mother Jones reported. "For millions of children, being scanned and monitored has become as much a part of their daily education as learning to read and write." All of this surveillance is supposed to keep students safe, but there are some states that would like to dump public school surveillance data into federally-funded fusion centers. In fact, KC Education Enterprise reported that the "Kansas Fusion center wants to gather intelligence in public schools." At a Kansas Safe and Prepared School conference, Jeremy Jackson, who is associated with the Kansas Intelligence Fusion Center (KIFC), spoke on how schools could participate in and benefit from KIFC's "intelligence analysis and information sharing capabilities." Idea being pitched to universities as a "crystal ball" to stop future violence by data mining and analyzing all college students' online activities.
GUARD YOUR PRIVACY: the fuel that powers the engine of Internet commerce is the personal data that belongs to YOU and YOUR CHILDREN.
Politicians all vote for improving reading and math scores. YET Among the 435 members of the House, for example, there are one physicist, one chemist, one microbiologist, six engineers and nearly two dozen representatives with medical training. They don't understand Math themselves. And Americans don't elect Scientists. Follow the Money Congress, by way of the No Child Left Behind legislation, targeted STEM - reading (and math) for improvement.This handed publishers of textbooks, tests, and test-prep materials a marketing opportunity. Not surprisingly, publishers want to maximize sales. To maximize sales, there has to be a perception of a serious reading problem, and the easiest way to create the perception of a reading problem is to give tests that kids fail. So that’s what they do. It’s easy. Make the passages to be read boring. Ask questions that have more than one right answer but count only one answer as correct. Throw in a few unfamiliar words or references. Increase the length of sentences. Make the test so long that fatigue or impatience set in. Add a few trick questions. Increase stress levels by setting a too-short completion time. Or, easiest of all, just arbitrarily raise the passing score. Tests can be designed to yield any failure rate from zero to a hundred percent. Publishers just have to be careful not to make the failure rate so high that test buyers get suspicious.
What does educRAT Bill Gates know about education?
- WHAT DOES BILL GATES KNOW ABOUT IT? THIS RICH MAN NEVER WENT TO A PUBLIC SCHOOL IN HIS LIFE!
- |FINANCIAL LITERACY| Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Race to the Bottom
- THE HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE has its own Wikipedia entry. Bill Bennett predicted this in 1987.
- Who won millions in Walton Foundation grants in 2011
Grading the Digital School: Blackboards, Not Laptops Silicon Valley Digital Elite send their kids to schools with no tech at all.The Waldorf method is nearly a century old, but its foothold here among the digerati puts into sharp relief an intensifying debate about the role of computers in education. Articles in this series are looking at the intersection of education, technology and business as schools embrace digital learning.
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
CULTURE OF CORRUPTION
K12 READING PROGRAMS DESIGNED
TO PUMP THE PRISON SUPPLY CHAIN PIPELINE
THAT PROVIDES SLAVE LABOR
FOR THE GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISE.
"You can't depend on your judgment
when your imagination is out of focus."
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
"Sacred cows make the best hamburger."
The Best Advice is: you must make your own decisions and think for yourself.
Who's Your Daddy
In the mid-60s, James Coleman, in an iconic U.S. Government report, Equality of Educational Opportunity, said that the biggest influence on student achievement was not anything having to do with the schools they attended, but rather the socio-economic status of their parents. No doubt this is partly because wealthy communities can easily raise enough money for their public schools to buy the best teachers, facilities, materials and school administrators. But that may leave out the most important variable, the socio-economic status of the other students in the school. What is it about this vanishingly small number of elite institutions that makes them the gateway to success for the children of the new elite? Is it the quality of education they will get there? Not so much. The answer lies just where it lay in the schools. It is mainly the community to which they gain access, their classmates.
"The published price of college continued to climb in 2010-11, according to "Trends in College Pricing 2010," the newest installment in a series of annual reports issued by the College Board. To explore tuition trends at a particular college or university, start by choosing an institution type and a state, and then select an institution. You will then be able to compare its tuition and fees with those at other institutions, stretching back to 1999."
Not Everyone Needs College
The Elite Admissions Game. Where are our Vocational Training Centers that we use to have? EducRATS chasing slave labor around the world so who needs training when there are no jobs, right?
The Chronicle of Higher Education: “The portrait that emerges is of a culture that's insanely obsessed with pedigree,” Its story highlights this quote from a hiring manager at a top investment bank: If someone from Rutgers, for example, sends a resumé, “I'm just being really honest, it pretty much goes into a black hole.” NY Times story about whether it's worth the extra dough to go to an expensive, elite school. Do grads from such joints make more money post-graduation than if they'd gone to less-selective institutions?
The short version: No and why It's a losing Game.
"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study matematics and philosphy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture....."
A college education was meant only for White Boys who were Sons of the Boston Brahmins Elite, who grew up in private schools and didn't have to work for a living.
What are the biggest money makers in the world today? The same as always Drugs, Slavery, Banking, War, and Politics.
The Academic Golden Age ended in the early 1970s.
Nonacademic careers have much to offer.
2011-2012 PayScale College Salary Report.
PayScale survey confirms engineering degree holders are top earners. The annual PayScale survey results show that for those looking for the quickest financial return on their degree, engineering can be the way to go.
Anatomy of a disparity 2012
To identify the nation's wealthiest school districts, MSNBC's 24/7 Wall St. analyzed census data for each of the more than 10,000 school districts across the United States. In the 10 richest districts, median incomes ranged from $176,000 to $238,000. By comparison, the national median household income was $52,000. Annual median incomes in the poorest districts ranged from $16,607 to $18,980, well below the national poverty line ($22,314) for a household of four. In San Perlita Independent School District in Texas, 30 percent of residents earned less than $10,000 each year. According to the National Center of Education Statistics, the wealthiest districts spend far more per pupil than the national average. The Edgemont, New York district spends more than $25,000 per student annually. In contrast, Barbourville, Kentucky spends less than one-third that amount. All of the richest districts made the 2012 U.S News & World Report Best High Schools list, except for Bronxville, which ranked fourth in Newsweek's Top 20 High Schools in the Northeast. In the richest districts, up to 90 percent of the district budget is from residents' taxes. Homeowners pay an average of $18,000 in Weston, Connecticut and $43,000 in Bronxville, New York. By comparison, as little as 6 percent of school revenue is generated by local taxes in the poorest districts, with state and federal funding making up the difference.
Research shows Children from Shanghai, China are the Smartest in the World and even if Communist China controls all media 24/7 - 360 at least the people can read !!!
The U.S. is currently 21st, 23rd, and 25th among 30 developed nations in science, reading, and math, respectively.
The challenge of preparing students for college and, once they are there, IS TO FINISH.
June 8th, 2011 Many high school graduates now enter college ill-prepared to tackle the coursework. Nationwide, about 1/3 of 1st year college students require one remedial course. At two-year public colleges, the number rises to 42%. And for those students who do enroll in those "catch-up" classes, many do not complete the requirement and tend not to return to school. Last year, colleges spent about $33 million on remedial education, twice as much as they did 10 years ago. Should colleges offer remedial courses? Why do so many high school students need help? And how can high schools work more closely with colleges to assure graduates are prepared? We talk with two experts in the field — THOMAS BAILEY of Columbia University's Teachers College and JOSEPH MERLINO, ( Not THAT Joey Merlino) Listen to the mp3
Study recommends an interdisciplinary approach: skills in context to skills needed for the job or in concert with what an employer needs. Degree's or Certs designed to deliver skills needed by employers.
FAIL: NO ACCOUNTABILITY
President of the 21st Century Partnership for STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
101 West Elm Street Suite 350 Conshohocken, PA 19428
Phone: 610.825.5644 firstname.lastname@example.org
$10 million grant over five years from the Institute of Education Sciences within the United States Department of Education to establish a national center called, The 21st Century Center for Research and Development in Cognition and Science Instruction.
FAIL: NO ACCOUNTABILITY ! !
They waste the 10 million of tax payers money on something we already know which should be spent making sure every child learns to read.
High property values support high-achieving schools, which in turn increase property values and personal wealth. Racial redlining holds property values down, limiting investment in schools and preventing families from building equity, disadvantages that pass to the next generation like a negative inheritance. The point is not simply that rich and poor people live in different places through a kind of class sorting in the marketplace. The places themselves help to create wealth and poverty. Because of this power of places to fix inequity over time, current patterns are likely to outlive their residents. New poverty builds upon old impoverishment.
What about all those PH.D's have never taught in an elementary, middle, or high school ONE SECOND of their lives!!! What do they know?
We need DESIGN ARTISTS not more "University Partners" in the education management pipeline stealing tax payer money for telling us what we already know.
THERE IS NO PROOF THAT FOR PROFIT
K12 VIRTUAL CHARTER SCHOOLS
GET BETTER RESULTS THAN YOUR LOCAL DISTRICT SCHOOL
CAN YOUR HANDLE
3 national studies that now show no discernible benefits for children attending charter campuses relative to their peers in regular public schools.
ACCOUNTABILITY $chool "Reform" Rhetoric
3 national studies that now show no discernible benefits for children attending charter campuses relative to their peers in regular public schools.
WHY The Federal Department of Education must be Redesigned!
America's system of public schools is a bedrock of the Republic whose mission is to serve the commons for the good of the country not private enterprise and the corporation.
We show you why the Federal Department of Education needs to redesigned, which of course means all State Departments of Education would fall inline which they do now. No one seems to understand what these institutions are really set up to do' and that what they do is not in our interest - our public interest - the common interest for the common good of the country - but in the interest of business. Unless this is explained in simple understandable language no one can talk about it.
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Q. What do these Regional Educational Laboratories contribute?
Answer: nothing but make work jobs FAIL: NO ACCOUNTABILITY ! ! They waste the tax payers money that should be spent making sure every child learns to read.
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