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5 states with no teachers unions have low to average SAT/ACT test scores

6 Mar

Lately teachers unions have been blamed for everything wrong with education. Some  things they are blamed for are lower test scores & our kids not being ready for college. While they are not completely innocent of those charges it turns out states without teachers unions are near the bottom of the SAT/ACT scores list. See where they rank: http://aareports.com/2011/03/5-states-with-no-teachers-unions-have.html

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Black History Month: Black History Makers

5 Feb

We will all hear about Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Malcom X during the month of February but there were many other African Americans that contributed to black history. I will update this post daily with links to sites featuring information about African American history makers that you may never have heard of.

Feb 3  Hiram Revels: First black United States Senator http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-hiram-revels-first_03.html

Feb 4   Ralph Bunche:  First African American to win Nobel Peace Prize http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-ralph-bunce-first.html

Feb 5 Earl Lloyd: First African American to play in the NBA http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-earl-lloyd-first.html

Feb 6 : Jean Baptiste Point du Sable founder of Chicago http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-jean-baptiste-point.html

Feb 7 Benjamin Oliver Davis first black US Army General: http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-benjamin-oliver.html

Feb 8 Guion Bluford First Black Astronaut http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-guion-bluford-first.html

Feb 9 Ebenezer Basset First Black US Diplomat   http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-ebenezer-basset.html

Feb 10 Gwendolyn Brooks first African American to win Pulitzer Prize: http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-gwendolyn-brooks.html

Feb 13/14 Count Basie First Black Grammy Winner:  http://aareports.com/2011/02/black-history-month-first-black-grammy.html

The Kelley Williams-Bolar mess: A school board members view

29 Jan

I have sat back and until today have not posted anything about a case in which a poor black woman Kelley Williams-Bolar was jailed for sending her kids to an out of district school. I have read the responses many have given to this story on other blogs and web sites.

Read my take on this situation from my view as a school board member: http://aareports.com/2011/01/kelley-williams-bolar-mess-school-board.html

Black student’s hands duct taped together for not washing them?

16 Dec

Black student’s hands duct taped together for not washing them?

At a school in Chicago a four year old black child had his hands duct taped together because he refused to take a nap, and he didn’t want to wash his hands. The boy went to Piu-Tak Chinese Christian school which is run by the Chinese Christian Union Church and the parents of the child believe racism played a huge part in this.

 Read more:
http://aareports.com/2010/12/4-yr-olds-hands-duct-taped-together.html

New poll: US adults blame parents for nations education problems

12 Dec

New poll: US adults blame parents for nations education problems

Blaming teachers for low test scores, poor graduation rates and the other ills of American schools has been popular lately, but a new survey wags a finger closer to home.

Read more:  http://aareports.com/2010/12/new-poll-us-adults-blame-parents-for.html

Criticism of how Newark is spending Facebook School reform dollars

13 Nov

Criticism of how Newark is spending Facebook School reform dollars

The Partnership for Education in Newark was set up
to match Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million gift. It estimates the outreach effort and advertising and public relation costs will total $1 million. A legislator is criticizing how officials are spending money in New Jersey’s largest city in the wake of a $100 million gift from the founder of Facebook.

Read more: http://aareports.com/2010/11/criticism-of-newarks-use-of-facebook.html

President Obama to recruit 10,000 teachers

28 Sep

President Obama looking to recruit 10,000 teachers
President Barack Obama announced a new goal of recruiting 10,000 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) teachers over the next two years. Read more:  http://aareports.com/2010/09/president-obama-looking-to-recruit.html