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BROWN V. BOARD OF ED AND THE FAILED DIVERSITY AGENDA
The 60th
anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education has raised the issue of the
persistent lack of diversity and the achievement gap in many public school
districts. False claims are
often made that lack of diversity is the cause of low achievement among
un...

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SFUSD - NO CONFIDENCE IN THE WEIGHTED STUDENT FORMULA
The Weighted Student Formula (WSF) was
designed to distribute funding to schools based upon per pupil needs and the Local
Control Funding Formula (LCFF) was intended to provide the funding for districts
to do just that. So you have to wonder why SFUSD, an e...

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SUOERINTENDENT ZONES - SUCCESS OR FAILURE?
SFUSD claims
the Superintendent Zones are a giant success. Nine of these school received the
School Improvement Grants totaling $45M over 2011, 2012 and 2013. Yet, a
cursory review of the achievement data paints another picture. Of the sixteen
schools in th...

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THE SELLING OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
Despite media-driven
public outrage over inequality in student achievement, the term "the achievement
gap" is nothing more than a modern day repackaging of the age-old and universal
characteristic of social stratification, particularly as it applies to Amer...

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IS SFUSD REALLY BETTER?
No. For years the leadership advertised itself as the "highest
performing urban school district in California", that is , until San Diego
overtook us in 2013 when its achievement data climbed while ours dropped a point.    Instead
of the highest, now we are...

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REGARDING SUSPENSIONS
I've been a
teacher. I know what these kids are like. I wanted to smack one or two up side
the head. Absolutely. I get it. But I'm the adult. If I'm putting that kid out
of school am I contributing to that kid's prison life time? I don't know. I'm
strugglin...

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SFUSD WANDERS OFF COURSE
Today the
Vergara trial began. Any outcome will surely be appealed and an ultimate
outcome may be years away. But today is an important milestone in the quest to
reform the teaching profession and to develop equity between schools in terms
of teacher qualit...
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