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Caty Harkleroad June 11, 2014 at 04:19 pm
Congratulations to Sarah Harkleroad, you survived 4 years of high school. The future is nowRead More awaiting you.
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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.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
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Jim Coley April 30, 2014 at 07:33 am
Makes sense. As long as we keep eroding and buffering the standards , our Politicians and SchoolRead More Boards will one day have a 100% Graduation Certificate to hang on their "I Love Me" walls!! Truth is , we as a nation spend more money per student than any other Nation in the world on primary education only to have our "graduates" rank 14th in the world......right behind Iceland.So before we run around the building and shake hands with ourselves, maybe we should take a moment to ponder some new innovations in education and stop throwing money into an endless pit!
Janice P Ellis April 26, 2014 at 07:13 am
Just what we need - another elementary school. Before you know it, all 100,000 of us will be packedRead More into 11 square miles like sardines. I'm just thankful my family and I got to enjoy San Ramon when the population size was much, much lower.
Kate B April 30, 2014 at 10:19 am
Even still Janice- we have a long way to go before we have the kinds of strong community bonds thatRead More create a quality, lasting family focused environment. So many commuters- so little interaction.
Parents for Accountability May 1, 2014 at 12:15 pm
While the City of San Ramon Valley continues to Grow! We do need new Schools. WE NEED A STUDENTRead More PARENT UNION FIRST before we give the Teachers Union more new buildings, money, or benefits. WE DO HAVE AWESOME TEACHERS. (Remember the old Apple Barrel story? It applies to leadership too) What we need is an EDUCATION UNION. NOT A SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP. Before the building. We need leaders not from the old guard. Brave leaders willing to make the right decisions. We do have a start with our current Superintendent and her direct assistants. (Bright, energetic innovative, knows the issues, and is really working toward better education.) Now we need to help her surround herself with more of the same in the teaching category. SRVUSD is in need of energetic, innovative, education first, new teachers with MBA'S in their field to teach at our Top Rated Schools. We need to promote Education, Sports, competition, and Performance. Not tenure, retirement benefits, and new buildings. What we need is a STUDENT PARENT UNION that really speaks for educating our students. Not increasing the pockets of the old guard without getting anything in return. Leadership and Competition is the road to excellence. performance. Not More Money. Post teachers names and their performance in the local paper. Lets really see each classrooms performance. Especially in Math, Science and English. Lets see a public accounting of all the money in the SRVUSD. Line item accounting. Not until we do the above will we have true transparency and accountability. Think of this: If the teachers union is talking it is not for the betterment of education. if this were the case the Teachers union would be called the EDUCATION union. Until teachers worry more about face time with their students and LESS about administrative meetings, teacher workdays , etc. the education of our students will continue to suffer. Move that administrative stuff to the Summer. We parents all work overtime for no more pay. Asking for an extra two weeks for the 8 month work year. Really? If the teacher is not in front of our students they are not teaching. New Schools Yes. Staffed with the best vetted talent available in the country. Lets start with an energetic, dynamic, intelligent, Manager. (principals who identifies with our current Superintendents overall strategy to educating our students. LETS START PUTTING EDUCATION FIRST FOR A CHANGE.
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