School Superintendents. Champions for Children and Public Education.
Champions for Children and Public Education
“The Superintendent is the voice for all the children in the community, including the many children that would have no voice if not for the Superintendent. Today, more than ever, America’s Superintendents have the awesome responsibility to protect public education from the private and political interests that regard our schools as investment opportunities for corporate gains rather than fostering the American tradition of an educated community that is the core of our democratic process.”
Status dropout rates of 16 through 24 year olds – Census Bureau
US Dept of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey
The highest high school graduation rate in decades
More Hispanic students attending college
NAEP scores in 4th and 8th grade math have never been higher than they are today!
NAEP scores in 4th and 8th grade reading have never been higher than they are today!
America's High School Graduates:Results from the 2009 NAEP High School Transcript Study
Graduates earn more credits and complete higher curriculum levels
In 2009, graduates earned over three credits more than their 1990 counterparts, or about 400 additional hours of instruction during their high school careers.
In 2009, a greater percentage of graduates completed higher curriculum levels with greater course requirements than 1990 or 2005 graduates.
This report presents a longitudinal student‐level
analysis of charter school impacts on more than 70 percent of the students in charter schools in
the United States. The scope of the study makes it the first national assessment of charter
The group portrait shows wide variation in performance. The study reveals that a decent fraction of charter schools, 17 percent, provide superior education opportunities for their students.
Nearly half of the charter schools nationwide have results that are no different from the local
public school options and over a third, 37 percent, deliver learning results that are significantly
worse than their student would have realized had they remained in traditional public schools.
Poverty is a Reality
Not an Excuse
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD
Many low-income students fail to complete high school
Only 29% of low-income students go to college
Only 9% of low-income students complete college
Education is the key to breaking out of the poverty cycle
We are not falling behind, we are pulling apart.
So what do we need to do?
Champions for Children
Invest in the Young
Educating the total child. It’s a community effort..
Dan DomenechExecutive DirectorAASA: The School Superintendents Association1615 Duke St.
Alexandria, VA 22314(703) 875- [email protected]