Friday, January 21, 2011
Krashen & Ohanian:protect children from poverty before we discuss pedagogy/PTR: PSBA to oppose school choice measure/Inky: NJ Voucher Plan/CAP Report: Return on Educational Investment
Do you know your state senator’s position on SB1?
SchoolsMatter Blog 1/21/11
Policy: protect children from poverty before we discuss pedagogy
The NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) invited suggestions for its policy platform for 2011.
Suggestion for NCTE Policy Platform
Submitted by Stephen Krashen and Susan Ohanian, January 18, 2011
Single sentence summary: The NCTE platform should focus on removing the overwhelming barriers to student learning: food insecurity, lack of health care, toxins, and of special interest to us, access to books.
Related Links: http://keystonestateeducationcoalition.blogspot.com/2011/01/more-on-pisa-results.html
By Jodi Weigand
TRIBUNE-REVIEW, Friday, January 21, 2011 PITTSBURGH
The Pennsylvania School Boards Association is prepared to challenge a proposal to use taxpayer dollars to pay for private school education.
Read more: State school board group to oppose school choice measure - Pittsburgh Tribune-Reviewhttp://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_719184.html#ixzz1BfMis2tq
Posted on Fri, Jan. 21, 2011
Read more: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/education/20110121_N_J__school-voucher_plan_clears_Senate_panel.html#ixzz1BfNWLOMA
FYI, CAP is where Donna Cooper ended up……
Center for American Progress
A District-by-District Evaluation of
This report is the culmination of a yearlong effort to study the efficiency of the nation’s public education system and includes the first-ever attempt to evaluate the productivity of almost every major school district in the country.
Related Link: http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/courier_times/courier_times_news_details/article/28/2011/january/20/little-bang-for-local-school-district-bucks.html