According to today's NYT's article http://www.nytimes.com/2009/
"Currently 6,000 of the nation’s 95,000 schools are labeled as needing corrective action or restructuring because they have fallen short of testing targets under the federal law, which nonetheless provided little financing to help them. Most states have let the targets languish. The stimulus law, in contrast, provides $3 billion for school turnarounds, and requires governors to pledge vigorous action."Of the 6,000 schools, 2,260 are in California. Being the most populated state is not an excuse (NYC with 19,500,000 as opposed to CA's 36,7000,000 only has 565 schools in this category, and Texas with 24,300,000 people only has 347 of these schools.) As a parent who will soon be entering the CA school system and is ready to get my hands dirty and be involved, I am resentful that I will be doing so much of the work that the state is failing to do. This, more than anything, makes me want to leave CA - the complete disregard for the failing school system. How did it come to this?
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Hot topic: Why does California ignore its schools?
This from an SF K Files visitor: