Join the the revolt! Public education belongs to the people of America.
Mamie Till Mobley
"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Gov. Como supports competitive grants to schools based on student performance & management efficiencies
Here we go again with competitive grants to school districts in the executive budget Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo released earlier this month.
"...in his budget Cuomo...outlined two incentive programs he proposed for school districts, each worth $250 million," according to Buffalo News reporter Mary B. Pasciak.
One of programs would reward districts with grants showing the greatest improvement in student academic achievement,while the other for districts demonstrating the best management efficiencies.
According to Cuomo, "If it's for the students and not about funding the bureaucracy, why not fund increases in student achievement? Incentivize schools that do. Change the culture," Cuomo said. "You don't just sit there and I'll send you a check, and I'll send you a check, and I'll send you a check. You have to actually do something for the money."
"Let’s be honest: we need a lot more well-off, well-educated white folks with a personal stake in both charter schools and education reform in general if we’re going to take reform to the next level, both politically and operationally.Whitney Tilson, hedge fund manager and major funding angel for the school privatizing Democrats for Education Reform, thinks there’s not enough rich, educated white folks.( Preaprez) click photo to his blog.