Summertime, and the learning is fun
Original post made on Jul 7, 2013
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on Jul 7, 2013 at 1:26 pm
Just a shame this is the last year of PAUSD summer schools.
on Jul 7, 2013 at 2:42 pm
These wonderful programs will cease to exist next year all because of a poorly written law. I just wish the people that were so concerned about PAUSD following this law had instead spent their time trying to create a law that actually makes sense.
It looks like some private organization is set to make a bunch of money. Summer enrichment will always be in demand, now it will just be for the ones who can afford a very high price tag.
on Jul 7, 2013 at 4:20 pm
To keep a similar program, perhaps the Palo Alto Rec Department can hire the teachers and rent the space from the schools (plenty of other camps do that, Galileo, Hope Music Theater, etc.)
While well intentioned, the consequences of this law are that only credit recovery classes will be offered (and probably a limited number of those). I know the intention was for the burden of school costs to fall on the school districts, but I'm sure the other consequence will be teachers buying even more of their students' supplies because the school districts don't have the money.