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James Thurber June 12, 2014 at 06:26 am
It seems a giant can of worms has been opened. You're welcome to toss tenure but please, do not getRead More rid of basic due process. I've worked for too many folks who think due process belongs somewhere else and NOT in the teaching profession.
Los Altos Resident June 12, 2014 at 07:40 am
It's about time! Being parents in Los Altos, a district considered one of the top in CA, we haveRead More seen utterly underperforming teachers cruising along just because they think they are "safe". Think about our children, please!
sweetcakes June 12, 2014 at 08:02 am
I don't agree with Los Altos resident. Most of the under performing students don't do their work andRead More disrupt the class for the other kids that do their work. Most parents don't want to be bothered making sure their kids do their home work and study for their tests. I have seen this time after time. This is just another attack on teachers and I wonder if this attack is only against elementary, middle school and high school teachers. Is the suit attacking college teachers? It should because there are just as many "bad' teachers in college as anywhere else.
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 07:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
J. Selden May 9, 2013 at 03:31 am
Well Chris, that was a long comment. I think the point you were trying to make was that good schoolsRead More are good for property values. This is true. However, the idea that parents with less money and education 'don't care as much about their children's education' is ignorant and incredibly insulting. Don't be absurd!
Chris Amsden May 9, 2013 at 09:59 am
You have a point here that I will acknowledge Sheldon. It is wrong to assume that parents with lessRead More money care less about their children's education. But there IS a direct correlation between API scores, property values and median household incomes. Los Gatos just passed Measure B, which assessed an additional $290 per parcel to support their school system, which is triple Measure B, and this passed with an 80% vote. Why is it that communities like Saratoga, Cupertino, Los Gatos, etc. have property values that are double most other areas? Their API scores are among the highest in the State. Why is this? Because their citizens realize the value of supporting their school system. I only wish my community felt more if the same.
D Phillips May 10, 2013 at 03:58 am
Nothing is stopping the 60.77% from sending in $90 bucks to support the schools of their choice...Read More We are taxed enough already. If you think you don't pay enough, send the government more. They can spend it for you.
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