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AM News: Big Schools Money In California, & Other Education News

School groups led by CalTeachers raise $35 million for unopposed ballot measures  cabinetreport.com/politics-educa…

Powerful interest groups funding Wiener-Kim state Senate race - San Francisco Chronicle  ow.ly/k3sX305rVWA 

Teachers union mobilizes to boost turnout for education-related initiatives edsource.org/2016/teachers-…

How We Teach English Learners: 3 Basic Approaches npr.org/sections/ed/20…
 
Chicago Has 11,000 Fewer Public School Students wbez.org/shows/wbez-new…

Education secretary visits Coolidge, a D.C. high school struggling with tragedy  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…

 
AFT President Weingarten To Appear At Public Events Supporting Clinton And Local Candidates | Los Alamos Daily ow.ly/ul82305sYk1
 
WikiLeaks poisons Hillary’s relationship with left - POLITICO ow.ly/ijQn305sWI6
 
Clinton Is 'Big' Backer of Charters, and Trump Will Trim Ed. Dept., Surrogates
 
A once nearly all-white school district has a new largest group: Hispanic students  washingtonpost.com/local/educatio…
 
A year after the assault at Spring Valley, one student turns her pain into progress huff.to/2exxCU1
 
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Re: Secretary King's visit to Coolidge High School after one of its pupils had been murdered: what a worthless, utterly unrealistic approach to the needs of struggling, traditional public high schools. Here the disconnect between President Obama's education secretary and the schools he has such limited experience with becomes glaringly apparent: schools like Coolidge are not filled with the children from families who go the extra lengths needed to get their children into chartered schools like the ones he founded, but instead have grown up with the culture of the neighbourhood high school, where everyone goes automatically, and where desperation for the material goods (like cellphones) that the teens feel they have too few of, combined with incidental, inadequate moral education, can lead to violent tragedies like this which ended Kaelia's life, immediately after which the secretary goes on with his utterly inappropriate pitch to promote college bankruptcy for "students", 100 percent of whom are not proficient with regard to America's very weak Common Core standards in mathematics, yet who are still deluded into thinking they might be "the next president or a doctor and save lots of lives": I was teaching both a future doctor who will save lots of lives (my daughter, now interning as an emergency room physician) and kids like those at Coolidge (at Locke High, in Los Angeles) simultaneously, a little over ten years ago, and if leaders won't level with themselves and with these youth and then develop practical plans accordingly, intergenerational poverty and violence will continue, and future federal education administrations will fail America's teens just as badly as President Obama's has.

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