Below please find links that speak to the educational challenges we face in California, proposed solutions to address our problems, and models that are working.
Ed Source: Clarifying Complex Education Issues
The Challenge: "Truany Numbers Hard to Count"
Crisis In Education
Mercury News.com - "Walters: California dropout:new numbers, old debate"
California Department of Education: A comprehensive look at the achievement gap, accountability progress reporting and budget cuts
Another Viewpoint - Our Education Crisis
SF Gate: "U.S schools chief: State longshot for stimulus"
Silicon Valley Leadership Group: Education, "There is one constant in Silicon Valley: Change"
Edutopia: Redefining an outdated academic model to stimulate student achievement today
Dr. Lorraine Monroe, one of the most successful pioneers of applied education reform in America. Her principles for educational success may be found in her writings about “The Monroe Doctrine” in her book Nothing’s Impossible.
Edwin Lou, Javius Ed.D, a forward thinking advocate for fundamental improvement in the educational process. He is a founding member of the Association of California School Administrators, an excellent resource for information, training, and advocacy for education reform
Linda Darling-Hammond is currently a special advisor to President Obama on Education and a well known education reform advocate:
Marsha Dodson and Darlene Willis, answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding education, based on their experience as parents and founders of a College Bound Program:
Mary (Molly) Uzoh, an educator and community leader who has pioneered an innovative academic based youth development program locally. The Silicon Valley Future Stars program may be one of Silicon Valley’s diamonds in the rough.
Hope Tecnology School: An inspirational model achieving real change