Update 2: I wrote to Kevin Jacka, the superintendent of Mary Walker School District, to ask him about his resignation from the Charter Commission and about taking the orphan constitution schools into his district. These schools are a part of an AP program in Georgia that’s earning accolades: Georgia is thirteenth within the nation for the share of students incomes the best AP exam scores (3, four, and 5) and tied for third in the nation in one-year percentage level progress in the share of public school graduates scoring a 3, four, or 5 on not less than one of the exams.
Since the Catholic school model has deteriorated so vastly, the Church has an enormous problem ahead of it. By attempting to be all issues to all individuals, Catholic schools have supplied an inferior service for a few years and have lost the trust of many formerly die-laborious believers equivalent to me. I no longer teach at a Catholic school nor did I choose to send my sons to at least one.
I don’t think Spectrum is enough of a program to mourn the lack of it in any cluster(I want it was)…however obviously I do nonetheless think Wedgwood ought to be at JAMS, so insofar because it(Spectrum) is a proxy for the rich schools in that one cluster (and it is not in every single place- in lots of places it’s simply how schools ship their advanced studying), I guess I suppose one must be at JAMS.
The best use that Bill Gates could make of the fortune he spends on education can be to create the type of schools that he and different extremely wealthy individuals ship their youngsters to: schools with small classes (not necessarily small schools), a superb ratio of adults — teachers and assist workers — to college students, intensive remediation for many who need it, and enrichment of all kinds, together with the arts, sports, expertise, clubs and trips.
A lot of the checks being used are awful assessments, and No-Excuses charters are often topic to the same distortion of curriculum from excessive-stakes testing that we see in common public schools (see my eight/sixteen publish, Teaching for the Test) Critics have argued that No-Excuses schools do much more rote check-prep than DOE schools, however I actually have no knowledge on that subject.