True Story - Two School Districts [Ugly Truth]

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True Story - Two School Districts [Ugly Truth]

Jerry Becker
True Story - Two School Districts [Ugly Truth]
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From The Network for Public Education ...
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https://vimeo.com/223637669

Watch the 2-minute video regarding the story of two school districts - one rich, one poor.

This is from a series of short videos produced by Michael Elliott for the Network for Public Education [NPE] -- https://networkforpubliceducation.org/
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Jerry P. Becker
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education and Human Services
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
625 Wham Drive  /  MC 4610
Carbondale, Illinois  62901
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Re: True Story - Two School Districts [Ugly Truth]

Bishop, Wayne-2

Roughly equivalent "truth" as that of climate scientist Al Gore; "truthiness" is more like it.  Standardized tests are bad because they tell the real truth, some kids don't do as well.  Regarding funding, there is some benefits of teachers being financially able to live in their district rather than commute from the ghetto so some funding differential may not be as bad as it looks.  That said, California address this problem decades ago with the famous case known as the Serrano Decision that equalized funding across LA County (and eventually across the state).  In court, there were 3 representative districts, one very low, one in the middle, and one very expensive with local property tax school funding reflecting their districts.  After 30 years of equal funding, there was no change in tested outcomes (the results really are meaningful or at least should be - see SBAC and PARCC for counterexamples) there was essentially no change.  In 1990, they switched to Saxon Math and the change was immediate and profound.  Lesson?  Actually teach and use sensible stuff.  The biggest difference in the wealthy districts is that they can and do find ways to make sure their kids learn in spite of the latest education fads at their local schools.  Po' folk usually don't have that option.


Wayne

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********************************
From The Network for Public Education ...
********************************
https://vimeo.com/223637669

Watch the 2-minute video regarding the story of two school districts - one rich, one poor.

This is from a series of short videos produced by Michael Elliott for the Network for Public Education [NPE] -- https://networkforpubliceducation.org/
--
Jerry P. Becker
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education and Human Services
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
625 Wham Drive  /  MC 4610
Carbondale, Illinois  62901