Poll

Do you think San Francisco’s public schools are better, equal or worse than schools in surrounding school districts?

Education

We all agree that improving our public education system is a top priority. And we all know that even in tough times, we must fund our schools to the level they deserve. We agree on the principles – so when are we going to put our ideas into real action?

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Despite these tough times, our teachers, administrators and school board are making progress – but there remain sobering realities. The San Francisco School District plans to cut $113 million over the next two years – the largest cuts in SFUSD history. Class sizes are increasing and teachers are being laid off. With 43% of students dropping out in 2009, our graduation rate has been in decline for the last five years. And 12 of our schools have been named as some of our state’s worst.

We agree that investing in our local schools is the best way to ensure that our children receive the education they need to prepare them for what lies ahead – and the best way to invest in the future of San Francisco’s economy.

Will San Francisco succeed in the 21st century with an educated and well-trained workforce? Or will the children of this city fall behind in achievement and opportunity?

What are your ideas to improve San Francisco’s public education system?

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Discussion

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06-12-10 increase teacher salaries 25 3 years 39 weeks ago
07-21-10 Our school classrooms 3 4 years 1 day ago
07-22-10 "When the rich are in charge" 2 3 years 48 weeks ago
07-22-10 Education is key 13 3 years 39 weeks ago
07-22-10 What are our schools doing with our money? 5 3 years 50 weeks ago
07-22-10 LGBT vs Race Related Hate Crimes 2 3 years 49 weeks ago
07-23-10 Language Immersion 5 3 years 50 weeks ago
07-27-10 Roof Madness 0 4 years 3 days ago
07-28-10 Arts in schools 2 4 years 2 days ago
07-29-10 What do you think about Standardized Tests? 9 3 years 47 weeks ago

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