Thursday, September 30, 2010

BeyondChron: San Francisco's Alternative Online Daily News » School Beat: First School Board Candidate Forum and More Student Assignment Decisions

BeyondChron: San Francisco's Alternative Online Daily News » School Beat: First School Board Candidate Forum and More Student Assignment Decisions


and a call by Omar Khalif for students at schools like Marshall High, where the cuts are huge, to walk out until the "adults" fix it, although he did not discuss how he would fix it if he were on the board.

Hi Lisa, in response to above excerpt, yes you addressed the cut where huge, this statement is misleading if you don't tell them that the cuts were the college counselor, and three other staff whose name and position I couldn't hear. Further, if you address all of the other issues stated early on you wouldn't have to address an issue of staff being cut as an itemized issue. Also it's pretty hard to address a complex situation in 1 minute. While it takes most ppl more then 1 minute to make up their minds at McDonalds and their menu has been the same for 50 years.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Alan Gottlieb: Mike Johnston's Modest Proposal

Alan Gottlieb: Mike Johnston's Modest Proposal

He said that people who oppose inner-city charter schools use one argument that seems particularly - though probably unintentionally - cynical: That allowing the most motivated low-income families and children to flee bad urban schools for charters amounts to unacceptable brain drain.

(Omar)" this is always the argument for anything that's working for the less then pop" I hear this all the time.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bridging the African American 'achievement gap' in education - latimes.com

Bridging the African American 'achievement gap' in education - latimes.com

So how do you go from inventing the cotton gin, stop light, computer microwave and the layout of wall street, etc etc, etc, to not being able to learn at all....really?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Omar Khalif addresses the Chinese American Dem Club

Waiting For "Superman" | Trailer & Official Movie Site | Pledge Now

Waiting For "Superman" | Trailer & Official Movie Site | Pledge Now

If you are the one that is stuck in this Morass, you seek true reforms that level the playing field, however, if you have no skin in the game you fight against it. Why has our (librealdccprogressiveuesfsuperintendent) of SF allow this to go on for so long? Just ask the status quo their position on charters and sit bac...k and listen to their response & excuses at the sametime. I want to be your childs SUPERMAN just like I have been for mines. Omar for Board of Ed.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Kids show up for online classes at high school

Kids show up for online classes at high school

IS THE THE WORLD GETTING FLATTER?

Newark Lays Off Newest Teachers, Even If They're the Best Teachers - WSJ.com

Newark Lays Off Newest Teachers, Even If They're the Best Teachers - WSJ.com


Same story coming to a district near you. If it hasn't already been reloaded. Until the rules of the unions change our children will always be short changed. This isn't fair to you the parents.

SFUSD looks to assist teachers with housing | San Francisco Examiner

SFUSD looks to assist teachers with housing San Francisco Examiner

This is getting Dumb’er & Dumb’er. How about the UESF take some of that 211 million they spent paying politician to continue supporting the status quo and take less union dues from its members they LOVE so much. Allow the teachers to make the choice as to where they want to live. This isn't college, well one thing will be for sure, at least you could find out where that not so QUALITY teacher is living and protest outside their home. More social engineering. Well when you have a renters mentality this is what you come up with.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010