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.

State school board group to oppose school choice measure

By Jodi Weigand
Friday, January 21, 2011
The Pennsylvania School Boards Association is prepared to challenge a proposal to use taxpayer dollars to pay for private school education.

Posted on Fri, Jan. 21, 2011

N.J. school-voucher plan clears Senate panel

TRENTON - A pilot program for school vouchers moved one step closer to reality Thursday, after a New Jersey Senate committee released the bill following hours of heated debate.
FYI, CAP is where Donna Cooper ended up……
Center for American Progress

Return on Educational Investment

A District-by-District Evaluation of U.S. Educational Productivity

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. 

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