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How Newsom would close the achievement gap in California schools

Original post made on Jun 1, 2022

Gov. Gavin Newsom advocates "completely reimagining" California's schools to equalize academic outcomes, but will it work?

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 9:04 AM

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2022 at 11:38 am

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Dumbing down the schools is not the answer. It certainly reads that he wants to throw money at the problem to win votes. It is not a case of he who throws the most money, wins.


Posted by S. Underwood
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 1, 2022 at 5:35 pm

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If you don't see yet how California's public sector monoculture has spiraled out of control, I will leave this link here for you (from yesterday).

Web Link

We have become inured to these reports. That's real money that real people need for real things. We need to support whatever alternatives we can find to the California bureaucratic machine. There are a lot of sensible critics out there who are not right-wing nut jobs.


Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 1, 2022 at 7:21 pm

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I recognize the author of this article as a well known high quality journalist on California topics. He’s worth reading.

I disagree with Newsom on about 85% of things, though….

Dumbing down CA public school system ever more while spending ever MORE of our taxpayer supplied money and expanding government bureaucracy is shocking - an endless dream for bureaucrat hypocrite Newsom.

Vague concept of “equity” is cooly lectured at us (though never measurable or fully achievable - and what exactly IS the definition!?)

We are all equal under the Law.

Stanford professors write lucid reports (politely and professionally) refuting the latest government education fads, proposals and schemes, but they get little publicity, strangely.

It is a coincidence our state has all this money: it comes from hardworking intelligent Tech industry workers, farm industry, etc. YET Newsom and his pals (who are in based on opportunism, union votes, rather than skill, intelligence) get to “lead” us, while lecturing and often talking down to us.
I hope to be able to leave this state soon as I am over taxed. I like CA scenery, of course.


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