Bay Area school districts earn poor g...

Bay Area school districts earn poor grades for educating poor black and Latino students

There are 2 comments on the San Jose Mercury News story from Apr 8, 2014, titled Bay Area school districts earn poor grades for educating poor black and Latino students. In it, San Jose Mercury News reports that:

When it comes to educating Latino, African-American and poor students, Bay Area school districts do at best a mediocre job, according to a report published Tuesday by an Oakland-based education advocacy group.

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#1 Apr 9, 2014
Public Schools need an immediate overhaul!! I grew up in the private school academy sector and I strongly feel students in public school sector are deserving of a better education and life. Give them the tools to succeed and will always succeed. There are fabulous public school teachers out there who desperately need LAUSD assistance. We support you!!
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#3 Apr 10, 2014
Problem is, it is not the school's job to teach these kids manners, respect and discipline. A teacher with 30-40 students doesn't have the time to be their parent. I had an excellent education in Oakland schools because back in the good old days the trouble makers were expelled and the parents were held accountable, making the learning environment good for those students who wanted to learn. Less problems in the classroom = more being taught. It is the parents responsibility to keep their kids out of gangs and act polite, not the schools. The schools are not social services, they are learning institutions, and those students interfering with the learning process should be removed.

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