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The Shame of the Nation Part II Jonathan Kozol. Leadership Group 6. Jenifer Arnett Liz Conn Kate Lemon Ann Poole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SZQa71qS-Q&NR=1. Dear Mr. President… …can you help us?. Write an adjective below that describes how the video made you feel….

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leadership group 6

The Shame of the Nation Part II

Jonathan Kozol

Leadership Group 6

Jenifer Arnett Liz Conn Kate Lemon Ann Poole

http www youtube com watch v szqa71qs q nr 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SZQa71qS-Q&NR=1

Dear Mr. President…

…can you help us?

slide5

Poll Question #1

  • Why do you think most people, in New York, choose open enrollment for their children?
  • Test scores
  • Sports
  • New buildings/technology
  • Other
  • Poll Question #2
  • Why do you think most people, in our area, choose open enrollment for their children?
slide7

In Their Shoes

Go back to your first year of teaching. Describe the building and surroundings. What did you see? How did it make you feel?

Groups 1 , 2, & 3: Use the chat box

Group 4: Use the microphone

slide9

What Works?

Groups 1, 3, & 4:

Type a word or phrase describing a successful school.

Group 2: Use the microphone

slide10

This is what Education Secretary William Bennett (1985-1988) said as to “What Works”:

  • The memorization of “historical dates”
  • “the correct spelling of words”
  • “moral awareness” and “good character”
  • Along with 38 other attributes
slide11

Poll Question

How many of you have a supplemental afterschool program?

slide12

Sample Afterschool Program

  • Your child will do:
  • Homework First
  • Tutoring
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Computer
  • Test Preparation
  • Foreign Language
  • Story Time
  • Outdoor/Indoor Activities
  • Free Play
  • Snacks
slide13

Poll Question

Do you think more money spent per pupil equals better results for students?

Click on the “check” for true

Click on the “X” for false

slide14

What is your child worth?

1. New York State per pupil: $14,119 Rank: 28th Math, 21st Reading

3. District of Columbia: $12,979 Rank: 51st Math, 51st Reading

6. Massachusetts: $11,267 Rank: 1st Math, 1st Reading

17. Ohio per pupil: $9,260 Rank: 15th Math, 14th Reading

18. West Virginia: $9,005 Rank: 44th Math, 39th Reading

43. Kentucky: $7,118 Rank: 35th Math, 21st Reading

51. Utah: $5,257 Rank: 29th Math, 28th Reading

National Assessment of Educational Progress (2005)

slide15

*Three small outlier districts are not included. Source: Ohio Department of Education

slide16

Poll Question

Do you think more money spent per pupil equals better results for students?

Click on the “check” for true

Click on the “X” for false

slide17

In Ohio, more than a decade since a suit was filed to achieve a similar objective, courts have now determined four times that the system of school finance is in violation of the constitution of that state, and still the Governor and legislature have defied these rulings with impunity (p. 254).

slide18

Funding of Ohio Schools

The formula is:

8% is allocated from Federal funds

46% of the state’s budget is allocated to schools

46% of school funding comes from local tax payers

slide19

On average, Ohio school districts spend:

  • 55.7% on instruction
  • 19.4% on building operations
  • 11.7% on administration
  • 10.2% on pupil support
  • 3.0% on staff support
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…and they know that too much sentimental celebration of the heroism of the past can be exploited as an exemption from the heroism that is needed now (p. 218).

Insert your photo here

Our next hero…could be you!