Man, I want to say something witty, but I barely have the energy to post a few links and call it a night. I am past tired. I am what I call CPS tired.
“The performance of the replacement schools (those located in buildings where either closure or turnaround has occured) is also mixed. Fifteen percent of them were rated “Level 1” by CPS, the highest performance level, according to the most recent data (2011-2012). Thirty-two percent were rated “Level 2,” another 32 percent were rated “Level 3,” the lowest rating CPS gives, and 20 percent did not have enough data.”
“Among Obama supporters, the gap between popular perceptions of the president’s policies and the actual content of those policies is nowhere wider than in public education. While the president pays lip service to the centrality of public education, teachers and parent input, his Race To The Top is paving the road to privatization, closing more public schools and firing more teachers than any president in US history.“
McPherson Elementary’s Local School Council has renewed Carmen Mendoza’s term as principal for another four years, but added a set of goals to her existing contract: work toward wall-to-wall International Baccalaureate and expand communications both inside and outside the school.