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The U.S. Representative from Oakland (and Berkeley, as well) is
Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a former top staffer for Mayor Ron Dellums.
She is a strong progressive on most issues Rep. Lee is the current
Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and serves as a member of the
House Appropriations Subcommittee with jurisdiction over education, not
the main Education Committee which would initially address "No Child
Left Behind" reauthorization.
Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director
FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing
Monty Neill wrote:
Richmond is in George Miller's district, I believe. And the Rep for
is also on the House Ed Comm. Monty
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At least two California mayors see through the hype. Mayors McLaughlin of
Richmond and Dellums of Oakland were both in the press recently offering
their perspectives on Race to the Top (See below).
Mayor McLaughlin (my boss) continues to urge local, state and federal
policymakers to provide as much support as possible to students and
in the classroom, and to join her in advocating for policies that will
address the root causes of gross income inequality in our society.
Letter to the editor published in the San Francisco Chronicle Jan. 7,
I commend Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums for declining to join nine California
mayors in jumping on Education Secretary Arne Duncan's Race to the Top
bandwagon ("Dellums ducks out of mayor's coalition," Chip Johnson, Jan. 5
Parents and dedicated teachers in my community tell me that instead of
excessive testing and ranking, which Race to the Top calls for, teachers
need more support to create a positive learning community for all
especially the most vulnerable.
[Race to the Top] Guidelines suggest replacing the entire staff of a
struggling school. Cities like Richmond that are struggling with crime
for ways to give more support to our police officers. We would never
consider simply replacing all of them.
In both education and crime, the root cause of gross income inequality
most consistent indicator of social ills) must also be addressed.
right to call for federal policies to reduce the broad U.S. wealth gap.
If California applies for competitive Race to the Top funds, it might get
around $50 per pupil. Another way to get that sum for sure would be to
discontinue California's high school exit exam, which has been shown
Mayor of Richmond
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