I had a three-part reaction: it’s not that big a deal; the cuts are generally reasonable and some are even brave; but the budget as a whole is so problematic that I’ve no desire to defend it.
While “we” felt the system needed to be upended in a variety of ways, lots of folks didn’t.
Only 20% of teachers ever receive full benefits, while more than half receive nothing
Effective teachers boost grades and test scores, in both their own and subsequent courses
What if all public schools were held accountable through contracts that gave them freedom in return for results?
Jonathan Smith speaks with Marty West about how an effort to recognize high-scoring Hispanic students boosts the chances that those students will enroll in and graduate from four-year institutions.