Educational “Sea Change”

The State Education Commissioner held a public meeting in Buffalo yesterday to discuss the necessity for change in secondary education in this state. More math. More science. Proper accommodation for special education students, rather than the same tests everyone else gets. The ultimate goal – to provide enough competency in core subjects that students will no longer need remedial classes on basic topics if they go to college.

Not mentioned – the needs of ESL students. The need for vocational training. The need to consolidate school districts, cutting administrative bloat. The Buffalo School District is paying over $20,000 per year per student, for a sub-50% graduation rate. The second largest district in the state is both too expensive AND poorly performing.

3 Responses to “Educational “Sea Change””

  1. Chris says:

    Add obesity into the mix and they could be going for the trifecta!

  2. matt says:

    This is the city that decided to deep fry and eat the disposable parts of a chicken. Obesity isn’t just in the mix, it’s the aggregate.

  3. Adam says:

    Not to mention that colleges are businesses and they make the quallifying tests. It’s in their own interest to make you take remedial classes. Mo classes Mo money mo money.

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