Friday, February 15, 2013
Eureka Teacher's Association members picketed outside of Eureka City Schools district office on Walford Avenue in Eureka on Thursday morning before the second round of 2013-2014 contract talks.
It was a good week at ACE Charter High last week: The Internet finally got hooked up for students at the fledging school. Access to the Web is both a triumph and an indicator of the bumpy start for the charter, which hoped to do "blended learning" of technology and traditional teaching for kids in one of San Jose's toughest neighborhoods. But ACE opened in August without textbooks, student Internet access or lunch tables -- and chaos in some classes.
Kudos to Jerry Brown for proposing to end the inequities in California school funding – and shame on the districts that seek to fossilize the advantages they have enjoyed for decades now.