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Re: Economist Uses Charter School To Argue For School Calendar Change


We can redistribute the wealth. Move all our accounts to small banks and credit unions, support local Moms ' Pops businesses, and refuse to participate in activities that demean human dignity like war and testing.


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On Jan 1, 2010, at 12:20 PM, PRISCILLA GUTIERREZ <pgutpgut@msn.com> wrote:

The economy is about to rebound and change in a big way? Oh really? I see more of the same old same old - the rich getting rich and the poor getting poorer. As I write this, let's not forget that Goldman Sacks et al on Wall Street are raking in billions in bonuses for trashing the economy while Detroit Public School teachers are now required to fork over $10,000 of their salaries, to the tune of $500 per month, to shore up the floundering district (brought to you by the corporate/mayoral folks who were brought in to fix the district). And lengthening the school day or creating year-round schools are just what we need to get those little brown kids up to speed with the white kids so they too can become part of that elite Wall Street circle. I'm sure that spreading the wealth is just what Bruce Katz has in mind...

Priscilla Gutierrez

...change is inevitable, growth is optional...
words of advice from Michael Fullan

From: Bussardre@aol.com
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 11:48:39 -0500
Subject: [arn-l] Economist Uses Charter School To Argue For School Calendar Change
To: arn-l@interversity.org
CC: susano@gmavt.net


Well, once again, education and the economy provide the argument for a move
to a year-round calendar, using charter school experiences as evidence the
change is beneficial bopth to the economy and education in general.

An Ohio economist is predicting his state will see great pressure next year
to switch to longer days and a year-round school calendar based on the
"success" stories of charter schools.

Anyone know anything about Ned Hill of Cleveland State University?

The same article has some interesting comments from a Brookings Institution

Happy New Year, folks. If you thought the last decade was hell for
education, it was just a dress rehearsal for the coming decade of education

---Billee Bussard


Welcome to the decade of the Super Region: Cleveland's future entwined with
By _Amanda Garrett, The Plain Dealer_
December 31, 2009, 10:56PM

Public schools will be pressured into year-round school and longer days
after the success of good charter schools, Hill said, adding that the public
school teachers shouldn't expect a raise. [Economist Ned Hill, dean of the
urban affairs college at Cleveland State University, travels the country as
part of his job.]

To survive, Northeast Ohio must set audacious education goals, Katz said.
Blacks and Hispanics will soon be 40 percent of the work force and they're
lagging most behind. Providing better education "is not just a nice thing
to do, it's a competitive thing to do," he said. ["The bottom line is the
U.S. just got the biggest wake-up call it received in the past 50 years,"
Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution said of the recession. We have been
growing in the wrong way, he said, and must change to survive. "The American
economy is about to rebalance and restructure in a dramatic way," Katz
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