You're a fascist! You have wrongthink! Your words are violence, so you're forcing me to attack and silence you!"
Ah, how Soviet of them.
Lots of people have played the "We just need to put more money into education, like California!" over time; yeah, that's worked.
A group of prominent lawyers representing teachers and students from
poor performing schools sued California on Tuesday, arguing that the state has done nothing about a high number of schoolchildren who do not know how to read.
The advocacy law firm, Public Counsel, filed the lawsuit in Los
Angeles Superior Court to demand the California Department of Education
address its “literacy crisis.” The state has not followed suggestions
from its own report on the problem five years ago, the lawsuit said.
Assessments found less than half of California students from third
grade to fifth grade have met statewide literacy standards since 2015.
Both traditional and charter schools are failing, Rosenbaum said.
Of the 26 lowest-performing districts in the nation, 11 are in
California, according to the lawsuit. Texas, the largest state after
California, has only one district among the 26.
Department of Education spokesman Bill Ainsworth said officials could
not comment because the state had not yet been served with the lawsuit.
But he said in an email that “California has one of the most ambitious programs in the nation to serve low-income students.”
Yeah, how's that working out?
State assessments found 96 percent of students at the school were not
proficient in English or math, according to the lawsuit. Only eight of
the school’s 179 students were found to be proficient when tested last
David Moch, another plaintiff, is a retired teacher who taught at La
Salle for 18 years. Moch said he had fifth graders in his kindergarten
Teachers were not given training or help to deal with the situation
and programs that did seem to make a dent were discontinued, Moch said.
This is the end result of playing indoctrination instead of education. And kids and the whole society are paying for it.
Daughter recently ran into a problem with storing information on the cloud. Which made me think even less of the idea. Which brings us to a comment from Kim on the matter:
Here’s my take on all of this. If I were a corporate executive and one of my subordinates even suggested using Goggle Dox, Twatter or Fuckfacebook [sp?]
to store and/or communicate our company documents, I’d fire him on the
spot — because I think it is the absolute height of corporate
irresponsibility to delegate those capabilities to any outside entity, let alone to these techno-bastards.
The school of journalism on a guy invited to speak at campus:
“I think we can find a speaker who will talk about free speech issues, without running the risk of offending students. We can still
have a conversation with him if you want, but he is pretty extreme in
his views,” Abramson’s email reportedly said.
Abramson told KGVO
at the time that “the J-school does not have to invite people that we
think don’t match with our priorities or our values as a tolerant,
Because deity forbid some wannabe journalists have to face someone whose words might offend them. Jeez, Abramson is a jerk.