Video: Why California really, really needs Race to the Top funds

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California may not get to participate in President Obama’s Race to the Top education grant system because the state bars school districts from using student testing data in teacher evaluations:
The state isn’t likely to see any of the $4.35 billion in competitive federal grants that will be passed out as part of the American Recovery Act if legislators don’t rescind a law that prevents teachers from being evaluated based on student test scores, say federal officials.
“Any state that makes it unlawful to link student progress to teacher evaluation will have to change its ways if it wants to compete for a grant,” President Barack Obama said in a news conference Friday.
California’s education code states that a system tracking teacher data, to be online next year, is not to be used in combination with student information to evaluate teachers.
Hot Air Blog Archive Video: Why California really, really needs Race to the Top funds

If anyone wants to know why CA is struggling and why our young people can't put two sentences together needs to watch this video... LOL
 



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Teacher Performance

The Teacher Unions in California are so strong and the Democrats are so beholden to them, performance of the students will never be an input in teacher pay. It is practically impossible to fire incompetent teachers. Teachers are flat against performance as a criteria because with the exception of some small areas here and there, public schools have failed in California.

Unfortunately the State Employee Unions are also extremely powerful and again have the Democrats firmly eating out of there hands. They have these extremely unrealistic pension plans and such a low productivity that they are also contributing to the bankrupting of the State. Civil servants are also almost impossible to fire. Private companies could probably do all the work that civil service does with half the employees and lower fringe benifits.
 

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Alas, that is why there are people out there like that poor idiot trying to connect three words together. Bet, she knows who won dancing with the bimbos though.
 


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