The appeal court admitted that state lawmakers have “acted as though homeschooling is, in fact, permitted in California.”
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On June 2, California celebrates the 10th anniversary of Proposition 227 initiative many believed would end bilingual education in the state’s classrooms.
Recent results from a national student writing test confirm the lament that writing is becoming a lost art, especially in California.
It turns out that the Supreme Court, at least lately, has been poring over more facts in studying race and education than most public school officials have.
California Teachers Association (CTA) president Barbara Kerr says that her powerful union opposes second-grade testing so that “teachers have the time to help our youngest students achieve the knowledge and skills required to meet the state’s rigorous academic content standards — instead of wasting time preparing children for age-inappropriate tests.” Yet, the effective practices of high-performing schools and the bulk of empirical research show that testing young students is exactly what ensures their acquisition of standards-based knowledge and skills.
Claims that big spending on government preschool programs result in wide long-term societal benefits are built on evidential quicksand.
On March 29, the Los Angeles school board voted to oppose expansion of a diverse and improving charter-school consortium, and to extend the life of a failing charter.
How can children be taught about the free-enterprise system?
Mayor’s should beware of asserting control over public schools.
Testing data shows that public middle schools in California “have become barriers to student achievement.”