Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Assembly OKs bills to change California schools

Assemblymen Tom Ammiano, left, Mike Eng, center, and Kevin De Leon listen to the debate over a controversial education bill. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times / January 5, 2010)

Parents would be given more power to transfer children out of poorly performing campuses and petition for changes, including removal of the principal. Teachers unions oppose the provisions.

My concern is that this move is going to enable a class system where the rich kids get good education and the poor go to underfunded schools. All children should be getting the same quality of education, and this move is going to change that.

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1 comment:

Tom Sebourn said...

I agree with you about the class system that could be created in schools, especially high schools. I do think that trade schools should be made more available. A person that does air conditioning and heating, auto repair, electrical, truck driver, tile, drywall, roofing, caterer, concrete, bar tender, chef and other jobs is least likely to have their job outsourced to another country. These are not the get rich jobs but they need to get done and can pay better than a Mc Job.