Why do Oregonians vote against a sales tax time after time? The major concern is how to close the "achievement gap" - the huge differences in test scores, graduation rates, college attendance, and other indicators of educational outcomes - between middle-income and low-income students, with the latter group comprised disproportionately of Black and Latino students in urban school districts, like PUSD.
Increasingly, local school district budgets depend on funding from state governments - which typically allocate money based on a per-student formula. Compared with middle-income districts, they also spend a disproportionate amount on students with special needs and learning disabilities.
Department of Education was not able to provide comment from a rep that had seen the film. It is the schools that serve poor children that come in for most of the criticism and prescriptions for change. Most teachers will tell you that over-emphasis on standardized testing turns the classroom into an assembly line, where teachers are pressured to "teach to the test," and students are taught, robot-like, to define success as answering multiple-choice tests.
The scenes switched back and forth from students shuffling through puddles in hallways from leaking walls and ceilingswith coal heated rooms and absent indoor plumbing to immaculate facilities as far as the eye could see. This film discusses the problems that occur when schools are funded by local property taxes.
Why has the current system of school funding, based on local property taxes, been allowed to exist for so long? Is this the right model for our schools? Ever since the emergence of talking pictures, schools have been a major subject of both Hollywood movies and documentary films.
In wealthier districts, parents and other residents often supplement state school funds with private donations or additional local taxes, a luxury unavailable to poorer school districts.
They sent their own four children to PUSD schools - three graduated in recent years and went to college.
A teacher in an "alternative" high school for high-risk students meets one-on-one to help a student with his homework.
But spending in these schools is still woefully inadequate in terms of what is needed to overcome the well-documented disadvantages their students bring with them to schools. According to the new documentary "Fed Up" opening May 9 in select citiessugar -- currently added to 80 percent of processed foods on U.
Submitted by Martha Hotchkiss. The film shows us students participating in a pioneering middle-school robotics program. How did you come to have your particular passion for writing about educational injustice?
Although our business and political leaders do a lousy job of providing enough jobs for those high school and college graduates. A high school baseball coach, watering the infield with a hand-held hose after school hours, tells the camera: They included 10 student film crews mostly high school students but also a sixth-grader and 40 professional crews.
A similar documentary, "The Lottery," released inpaints an adoring portrait of a group of New York City charter schools founded by a former City Council member. Both films were heavily promoted by the growing chorus of corporate foundations and conservative billionaires behind a particular version of school "reform" that emphasizes privatization - charters, vouchers, business-style management, high-stakes testing to evaluate both students and teachers, weakened teachers unions, and the "parent trigger" law that California and several other states have adopted that allows disgruntled parents to turn public schools into privately-run charter schools, typically with the support of corporate-funded front groups, like Parent Revolution.
To watch the trailer for "Fed Up," click on the video player below. Rather than treat teachers like professionals, they view them as the hired help. That night, Gundry is the subject of a protest by teachers, secretaries, custodians and librarians at a school board meeting, angry about pending layoffs.
One teenager is seen being advised by his doctor about undergoing bariatric surgery -- a risky procedure that would have been unthinkable for a minor not long ago. The only hope for the future of our society, especially for poor black and Hispanic children, is escape from public schools, especially to charter schools, which are mostly funded by the government, but controlled by private organizations, many of them operating to make a profit.
State governments need to open their eyes to the needs that are being unmet in school districts that do not have the resources to educate students in the best way.
Partly in response to the marketing of "low fat" food products, to restore the flavor eliminated once fat is taken out. And learn I did: How should schools be funded to equally benefit all districts?
How might you educate him as to the realities of life in your neighborhoods and schools? They think that making profits in corporate board rooms gives them credentials to make changes in classrooms.
Restoring and expanding those parts of the curriculum - particularly sports, school newspapers, music, and arts - that have been slashed over the past two decades in response to budget cuts.
It was sad to see the huge differences between the schools in the poor school districts and the schools in the rich school districts. A recent study found that lab rats addicted to cocaine overwhelmingly chose to consume sugar over cocaine.
Follow him on Twitter Peter Dreier. But within those metropolitan regions, students in well-off suburbs get a much different - and better - educational experience than those who live only a few miles away but who may as well be living on a different planet when it comes to public education.
In one incident, kindergarten kids were suspended for playing cops and robbers using their fingers as guns. The same Stanford center recently released a study that called for stronger monitoring and review processes for charter schools.
One will be a high school senior in the fall.Children in America’s Schools Reflection The video “ Children in America’s Schools” was a very eye opening film that gave an inside look on the broad range of Ohio’s public schools.
I have always been aware that many inner-city schools were in poverty but I never knew to what extreme. This documentary filmed in Ohio, based on a book entitled Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools, showed huge discrepancies in the.
Sep 24, · The film’s most emotional moments revolve around five children whose futures depend on winning a lottery to a charter school.
Anthony, a Washington fifth grader raised by his grandmother in a bad neighborhood, is among 64 applicants for 24 spots at the Seed School, a public charter school from which 9 out of 10 students go.
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Exactly what I needed. She directed and co-produced the award-winning PBS series School (narrated by Meryl Streep), PBS primetime film Marcel Proust, Emmy award-winning Asylum and Megamall. Her most recent film, Backpack Full of Cash () explores the privatization of public schools in America/5(35).
Dissatisfied with his daughter’s schooling, director Greg Whitely documented his exploration of alternatives in this documentary about the project-based learning approach at High Tech High, a charter school in San Diego, California. Through interviews with students, parents, and teachers, viewers are asked to consider what types of .Download