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Lafayette schools superintendent: We’re all to blame for education woes

By Jonathan Morales
Friday, February 19th, 2010 at 12:43 pm in Lafayette, Schools.

Here’s an excerpt from a guest editorial by Lafayette School District Superintendent Fred Brill in today’s San Francisco Chronicle:

The primary focus in education has been “equity” – addressing the low achievement of students of color, students of low socioeconomic status – but profound fiscal challenges are shifting our attention. Public school districts across the state are increasing class sizes, decreasing the length of the school year, eliminating professional development and eviscerating art, music, athletic and summer school programs.

Brill goes on to say that maybe the blame for the state’s current education crisis should be shared between educators who don’t fight cuts to programs, parents who write checks rather than try to fix the system and state lawmakers who are responsible for gutting education funding.

Read the full article online here.

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