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Educational Reform

Prepared for BehSci 191 - Sp'13 @ SJSU

Celeste Enriquez

on 8 May 2013

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Transcript of Educational Reform

Educational Reform Pros Federal Local Cons State Common Core (CC) State Standards Initiative (2009)
- Response to Study by ADP (2004)
- English Language Arts & Literacy
- Critical reading, writing, and speaking skills
- Mathematics
- Previously "a mile wide and an inch deep"
- PARCC RttT Assessment Consortuim
- SMARTER Balance Consortium AB 540: created a new exemption from payment of non-resident tuition for certain nonresident students who have attended high school in California and received a high school diploma or its equivalent.
California Dream Act: allows students to apply for and receive non-state funded scholarships state-funded financial aid A Brief Historical Overview No Child Left Behind (2001) Emphasis on the three R's- Reading, wRiting, 'Rithmetic

Emphasis on standardized testing
-School funding attached to test scores

Education Paradigm:
-Teach to test
-Punish failure
-Standards low
-Top down reform English Learner Family Challenges
Access to Information
SJUSD Strategic Plan Case Study: SJUSD (Problems at Home) English Learners: The Group Other SJUSD "Strategic Plan" Poor Access to Information for Immigrant Families - About 28% of SJUSD students are English learners
- Schools create a divide between English learners and "normal" kids
- English learner success is measured by separate examinations
- Willow Glen Elementary Dual Immersion Program Image Source: Huffington Post - Increased Accountability (NCLB) - Standardized Testing (NCLB) Spencer James
Brad Le Blanc
Wendy Del Rio
Eugenia Sorotokin
Celeste Enriquez - School Choice (NCLB) - Minimum Standards (NCLB) - Preparation for Career (CC) - Holistic Approach (CC) - Critical Thinking (CC) - Punishment Paradigm (NCLB) - Narrow Subject Focus (NCLB) - Questionable Funding (CC) - Lack of Cohesion (CC) - Inadequate Scaffolding (CC) - Lack of emphasis on English Learners
- Latino population grouped with children with mental health needs in plan
- Suggested changes are not enough Image Source: SJUSD - Web links (DE) - Starts at Kindergarten (DE) - Acknowledges Gap (DE) - Incomplete & Confusing (DE) - Accessibility (DE) - Not the "regular" kid (DE) http://sampleitems.smarterbalanced.org/itempreview/sbac/index.htm
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