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

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

School budget for the sixth year eliminates attendance teachers/truancy officers

While Superintendent of Schools James A. Williams believes"attendance is necessary for success...attendance is a problem to begin with and one of the key indicators as to why so many of our children are underachieving," in a statement  three weeks ago, his budget for 2011-2012 does not include reinstating the attendance teacher or truancy officers laid-off in 2005.
Meanwhile the head of the Buffalo Teachers Federation called the absenteeism rate in the district elementary schools from the 2007 through 2009 as  "staggering," "numbing" and "horrendous" in a report he released to the media  today.

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Whitney Tilson (3rd background)

Whitney Tilson (3rd background)
"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.

Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan
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