The California Department of Education is an agency within the Government of California that is responsible for overseeing the public school system. It has a lot of responsibilities, but its primary goal is to provide a high-quality education for California’s children. The board also makes important decisions for the educational system in the state, such as the way that teachers are paid.
ACC takes exception to overall tone, instructional approach, and lack of solutions offered
As an ACC member, I’ve written extensively about the importance of individualized education plans (IEPs). While I have always believed in the importance of these documents, the tone, instructional approach, and lack of solutions presented by the California board of education is troubling. As a parent, I take exception to the lack of solutions offered in IEPs, and I believe the state board of education should do more to improve the situation.
Charter schools avoid local oversight
In California, the state board of education oversees a small group of charter schools, but these schools continue to grow dramatically across the state. While school districts are charged with overseeing traditional public schools, they often lack the resources to adequately oversee the growing number of charter schools. As a result, the board of education is often called upon to deal with the issue, instead of trying to prevent it.
Unfortunately, the current oversight system is extremely lax in California. One of the most troubling issues is that a tiny rural district can authorize a charter school outside …California Board of Education Rejects Charter School Proposal Read More