Strategy and Analysis to Defend and Transform Public Education
This is our 5th edition ready for download. It features a critique of the recent report put out by GO Public Schools. The report is very troubling and includes recommendations of merit pay and evaluating teachers by test scores. Combine this with OUSD’s participation with 8 other school districts in the California Office to Reform Education which is moving towards similar goals and the importance of this report–and its rejection–becomes very important. Also included in this issue is an update on the continuing and growing struggle to keep alive Adult Ed in OUSD, a solidarity letter with the teachers-led movement to resist corporate reform in Guerrero, an interview with an OUSD custodian, and a parent-written article about how his child is dealing with the closing of her neighborhood school, Maxwell Park, last year. We hope you enjoy and learn from this newest issue. As always, we love feedback–positive or otherwise–so please join the growing conversation and movement against corporate education reform.