Charter School 101: How Are Charter Schools Funded?

Meanwhile, students in countries around the globe are being trained and educated to understand that success in the future will be based on who has the best skills. Why are we not teaching our children to prepare for global competition?

Second, we need to challenge them on their issues — specifically the unsustainable public sector payroll, pensions, and perks. We can compete on these issues. Democratic policies have chased both union and non-union jobs out of this state for decades. Republicans need to let private sector union workers know that their public sector allies are directly responsible for chasing trade union jobs out of Illinois.

Since knowledge is increasing at such incredible rate, being able to just as fluidly adapt what and how we teach is invaluable. Otherwise education reform will never gain enough momentum to remain current, because the current is constantly changing. Perhaps this reason alone is what has gotten our national education into the pickle it currently finds itself in. Once we stop moving forward, the world passes us by. If we don’t start moving now, when most of the industrial countries have left us in their tracks, will we be able to catch up at all?

How do these kids fare in school? How many of them have book or terrariums at home? Or music lessons? Or trips to zoos and museums? What will their parents teach them about the nature of public school, or the integrity of their teachers? What will they, in turn, teach their own kids years from now?

B. On-site interviews must be conducted by a panel of administrators and teachers with a wide-range of questions and situations that the applicant must be able to answer satisfactorily. No one should be hired simply because a reference person says that the applicant is ‘good.’ People normally give references who will give favorable comments.

I’m not going to spend time defending Obama specifically. There are arguments to be made on many sides, and the truth is convoluted. We honestly can’t tell just where his “true” politics lie because he hasn’t had an opportunity to work with a Congress that would. you know. compromise. On anything. Ever. Obama hasn’t been engaged in politics. He’s been placating a Republican House that resembles kindergarteners playing “duck, duck, goose.” I’m not going to spend time defending the Democrats, either, and there’s one simple reason. You, gentle progressive reader, have permitted the Christian Right to destroy the party. This awful situation in America is your fault. Yes. I’m talking to you. Yeah. you.

The last obstacle was unity. The Democrats have it, we don’t. They put aside petty differences and fully support the ticket from top to bottom. There are too many “leaders” in the Republican party who fail to do that. No platform candidate should have to fight both Democrats and a good portion of the Republican party.

Education Is Not Keeping Pace With Future Needs

Another way to appreciate teachers is by staying involved through the last weeks of the legislative session.Be aware of what is going on and speak out to shape public policy. So what are legislators up to this week? Let’s take a look.

B. On-site interviews must be conducted by a panel of administrators and teachers with a wide-range of questions and situations that the applicant must be able to answer satisfactorily. No one should be hired simply because a reference person says that the applicant is ‘good.’ People normally give references who will give favorable comments.

Our problem in education is not state, federal, school or district problem. The problem is an adult and grownup problem. We must take our neighborhoods back and start being an active member of the community. Our young people are out of control. Where are the parents of these young people? They should be held accountable for the actions of their children.

And while Mother’s Day is typically a day for you to be showered with gifts, it’s also the perfect chance to remember the greatest gift of all – reading aloud to your child.

Michael Steele, the chair for the RNC had some great words over the weekend, I like him so much more when he is himself and not this psuedo cool hip dude.

IPS Superintendent Eugene White is the gift that keeps on giving. He penned a letter criticizing David Harris of the Mind Trust because of Harris’ position on education reform. Just a couple years back, White was praising Harris and the mind Trust for their efforts. What a difference calls for accountability can make.

J.C.: We’re all busy these days, but if it’s important to you, I think there is always a way to find time to read to your child. In my house, we don’t wait for bedtime. We sometimes walk to the library in town and pick out books. We’ll read them when we get home. It’s great cuddle time! Often, my daughter comes to me with a book and asks me to read to her. She knows I will — anytime.

The distribution of IQ scores provides some insight into this phenomenon. By definition, the distribution of IQ makes a nice bell curve centered over 100. However, the distribution of economic status within this bell curve is far from random.