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Karen Blake June 12, 2014 at 06:50 am
My experience in industry is a little different. I have seen forced ranking of everyone in theRead More company. Those who ranked low are cut. This way, the best and brightest.
Walt Bishop June 12, 2014 at 07:57 am
At least the governor gave billions, from this year's state surplus, to the teacher's union pensionRead More fund. No wonder teachers support a union that will not distinguish between good and bad teaching. Besides the taxpayer sustaining the cost of the "same old same old" public education system there is the added cost of a court to make the distinction. Bummer the teacher's union is not required to reimburse the tax payer for this two year legal battle. Now, it is going to cost the tax payer more for the appeal(s).
Courtney Carreras June 12, 2014 at 08:47 am
Having an effective and objective way to "grade" teachers is a complex issue, but I doRead More believe that the current system is not working. I have seen personally how its basically impossible to fire a teacher who is grossly ineffective - having such feedback from parents and students year after year after year. Any situation that gives automatic tenure and is unable to hold employees accountable is going to be problematic.
Ann Huff June 1, 2014 at 07:25 pm
I think its wonderful that Mark Zuckenberg donated to our schools, but I predict it will never reachRead More our classrooms. The district will spend it on more "coaches" and specialists, more teacher training programs and technology. Meanwhile we will still have a high percentage of combo classes, jammed with 31 -32, English language learners, poverty, high needs students.
Judi Mahoney June 6, 2014 at 05:48 pm
Hope the RCSD is watched like a hawk. Commenter Huff is absolutely correct in her assessment. HowRead More many "donated" Ping golf club SETS have disappeared from Kennedy Middle? What happened to the sewing machines from storage areas? RCSD needs to be absorbed into a larger district so the children get the full benefits from donors.
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 06:58 pm
Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 06:59 pm
It states: "“Capo’s TAs and Budget all passed, mostly on 4-3 votes. So they are inRead More good shape, fiscally for, now. There was clearly tension among the Board members, but I didn’t have a chance to talk with Clark to find out what might be the cause. The majority members blocked comments by the minority members using parliamentary maneuvers. It wasn’t pretty.” Source: Internal e-mail from CUSD Fiscal Expert to Orange County Department of Education https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-Ln-e-F9vYh9nRLb6XyR09Fcif5xxm8_niCzXRLlDAI/edit
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.
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