scholarship. 35 of them were first year teachers.
and only 4 were first year teachers.
scholarship of which 13 were first year teachers.
gives out very few highly effective evaluations. Only something like 14 percent
of the county’s teachers received it compared to 35 percent state wide.
teachers get it has something to do with Teach for America but to be honest it
may have something do with our turnover rates, something like 1 in 8 of our
teachers are brand new.
I would also like to remind everyone that Mr. Fischer had a love for soil and water before he had a love of education, he just lost in that election bid.
to be given to veteran teachers who were both highly effective and who whose
SAT scores were in the top twenty percent of their class and first year
teachers who likewise had high SAT scores. In case you are wondering there is no
correlation between SAT scores and teaching and even the people at the SAT think
this use of their scores is dumb.
110, thirty-five were first year teachers, that’s right, they were only in their
third month of teaching when they had to get the application in.
teachers but the district has yet to get back to me.
even filed a law suit against it. And not only did the legislature reauthorize the program but
now they are planning to spend 45 million dollars.
eligible I would have applied as well, but this is a terrible and insulting program,
that I believe is here to enrich friends of powerful legislators and education
It’s really despicable how poorly Florida treats its teachers.
there is a good chance it didn’t make your paper at all but something very
important happened in Tallahassee this week and that’s scandal prone insurance executive Tom Grady
was confirmed to the state board of education.
Citizen’s Insurance and a close personal friend of Governor Rick Scott but do
you know what he is not? He is not an educator.
grocer and a consultant. In fact only one member of the current board has any
teaching experience, Rebecca Fishman-Lipsey, and that was over a decade ago in
New York City for two years as a Teach for America teacher.
them? What other industry is run by people who have no experience doing it and would
you call a grocer to fix your plumbing? Yet Rick Scott and Tallahassee think we
can be successful this way and I don’t think it is a coincidence that the
accountability system has unraveled and the terrible common core have been enacted under this groups watch.
It’s past time our schools were run by professional
educators who put our schools and our children above business interests. I guarantee
you many of the problems we are experiencing would be solved.
percent increase in D and F schools during the past four years and Duval saw a
128 percent increase because state leaders made multiple changes to grade
measurements and test score calculations, even before the state switched to new
exams in the 2014-15 school year.
the number of charter schools, including failing charter schools, and it can be
hard to show school district progress, he said.
schools (in Duval), 11 are charter schools,” Vitti said.
schools and since he has arrived the amount has increased by over 300 percent.
when he undoubtedly recommended most of them?
This weekend I will look and find out which charter schools
are failing and when they were approved something the local media should have already done.
are right if you were thinking their arrival predated the super because it did.
However nobody has been a fiercer defender of them than the super and just so
you know they take non education majors put them through a six week boot camp and
then in our most needy schools where they are supposed to serve two years
though only a little over a fifth make it there. This assures an ever revolving
door of novice teachers for our neediest children.
Education Fund what the Times Union ridiculously refers to as an education
think tank. They like the super and T.F.A. above and the K.I.P.P. school were
brought to town by Gary Chartrand and have been a huge proponent of privatization
while at the same time managing several of the districts functions, the annual pep
rally and even our teacher of the year ceremony. They also manage the Q.E.A
for All. It was a bunch of millionaires working behind the scenes to initiate
corporate reforms like merit pay and the use of T.F.A. in our schools. I personally
don’t think all their ideas were a disaster though there is no doubt the entire
process circumnavigated democracy.
overriding philosophy is you can fire teachers to success. Their board is made
up of charter school enthusiasts and the person responsible for the Parent Trigger
a mechanism that allows for the takeover of schools by charters. It failed to
pass twice here in Florida. They conduct the districts surveys and I am told
are in charge of more and more human resources functions.
under Vitti the amount of charters has gone up by over 300 percent.
the anti-public education state board member is involved with TFA, KIPP, JPEF
and the QEA.
Superintendent Vitti has outsourced the district to
corporate reformers and privatizers.
things that JPEF does but when you strip away all the niceties there is one incontrovertible
fact and that’s JPEF fate is completely linked to that of the Superintendent
and for that reason only is Trey Csar is attempting to give the super
cover for his performance.
district progress, said Trey Csar, president of the Jacksonville Public
Education Fund think tank, adding that it’s wrong that the state factors
charter grades into school district grades.
about where the responsibility about performance lies,” he said. “The
superintendent and school board have no control over what happens in charter
schools day to day.”…
JPEF advertised for a symposium about the viability of charter schools where their founder spoke, they have a white paper
which says charters under-perform, we need more charters and a half dozen
of their board members have charters.
to Csar, he exists solely to give the super cover and second why would they let
him get away with this stunning hypocrisy?
the title of today’s article, the Times Union is in the cover for the superintendent
A letter to the school board.
a problem and such a big problem that they are going to pass a law preventing
funding, aimed at outlawing “private enrichment” and creating financial
incentives for charters to serve large numbers of low-income and special needs
like barring them from counseling out students for low academic achievement.
performers, instead the roll up their sleeves and do the best they can.