Yesterday we saw two things. First, we saw ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE UNITED NATIONS WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION POLICY look just like California's SINGLE PAYER PLAN. We saw global corporations tied to vocational pre-K to career staging what we see in Baltimore----
EVERYONE VOLUNTEERS DOING WHAT USED TO BE SOLID WAGES IN PUBLIC CITY AND STATE JOBS.
Indeed, global United Nations EDUCATION uses corporate schools to build developing nation public services and public works and is tying corporate employment to being that community volunteer doing public sector employee work. This is why unemployment in our US cities are SOARING----the few people having jobs are doing all US city jobs while city citizens are fired and left long-term unemployed.
THIS PRE-K -CAREER VOLUNTEERISM STARTS IN ELEMENTARY TO GET US CITIZENS READY TO HIT THE WORKFORCE IN 6TH GRADE.
'we have connected Convergys with innovative volunteer organizations that are pioneering new ways to grow the number of volunteers and the impact of the work they do,”'
Global Wall Street brought our US cities to decay and sucked every asset from them using that 5% to the 1% global Wall Street pol and player---CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA and is now replacing what was our public K-12 with vocational training and language tied to the Foreign Economic Zone overseas to which they will be sent. LIGHTHOUSE charter is of course a FREEMASON GROUP----French for those heading to a French-speaking colony and of course Chinese for those heading to a Chinese Foreign Economic Zone. All these K-career corporate charters are filled with only that course instruction needed to do a job for which pre-K testing indicated a child's strength.
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Of course OAKLAND CA ----has raging corporate pre-K- career corporate charters because global far-right Wall Street Stanford and Berkeley funded by global GOOGLE are using these US city schools for global labor pool training.
Just as the Silicon Valley moved a trillion dollars in frauds against our higher education Federal Student Loan program to grow global for-profit higher education schools overseas in Foreign Economic Zones so too these corporate charter are already soaking our K-12 public school funding with another round of a trillion dollars of fraud to grow global K-career schools. BYE-BYE HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING---IT WILL BE LOST TO THE SAME GLOBAL WALL STREET FRAUDS.
Oakland charter school battle rages
Campuses fill a need, but costs to district have an official balking at approving more
By Jill Tucker
Updated 8:15 am, Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle
Students break for recess at Lazear Charter Academy in Oakland. Lazear, a public school that was closed by the school board last year, reopened as a charter campus after an appeal to the Alameda County Board of ... moreOakland is the charter school capital of California. And that might be a problem.
This year, more than a quarter of the city's 49,000 students are attending one of its nearly 40 alternative public schools, far more per capita than anywhere else in the state.
There is a military charter school, an arts charter, a Montessori charter, one created for American Indians that doesn't serve any, one for singers and a few dozen centered on sending students to college.
Depending on who's talking, they're filling the demands of parents for educational options or devastating an already cash-strapped school district.
In reality, both are true. And that reality is setting up a battle between those wanting to open up even more charters and local critics, first among them school board member Jody London, who say the city doesn't need and can't support any more charters.
The high number of charters has left Oakland Unified School District struggling financially to serve the students whose families don't choose charters. And a disproportionate number of those students are at-risk or disabled and, therefore, more expensive to educate, London said.
Enough is enough
With five more charter applications in front of the school board this fall, London said she has had enough.
Supporters of charter schools are "looking out for their families, for their kids," she said. But that support doesn't necessarily extend to the neighbors' children, perhaps a child with severe disabilities or one most at risk of failing.
"At some point, we have a collective responsibility in this society, in this community to look out for each other," she added.
Last month, she vowed to vote against any new charters.
Technically, her position is illegal.
By law, school board members can't vote against a prospective charter based on a negative financial impact to the district. And while other school board members agree with her in theory, they said they feel compelled to comply with the law.
Charter schools, part of California's public school system for the past 20 years, operate mostly free from the academic, staffing and other restrictions outlined in the state's Education Code. That flexibility means charter schools, for the most part, can teach what they want how they want. And because few charters are unionized, administrators can more easily hire and fire teachers.
In Oakland, the number of charter schools has surged over the past 10 years - from 14 in 2002 to 38 this year - with 20 charters opening from 2003 to 2009, when the state took over the district after a financial bailout. In Oakland, there are 13,000 students in the more than three dozen charters and an additional 2,500 kids on waiting lists.
More than $75 million in annual state funding has followed city students to the charter schools, a large chunk given that the district's annual general fund budget is about $400 million.
San Francisco, by comparison, has nearly 58,000 students and 12 charter schools serving about 3,500 students. Across California, 519,000 students are enrolled in 1,130 charter schools.
More in the pipeline
Back in Oakland, parents and charter operators want to open five more of the alternative schools next year.
"As long as there is demand, it's incumbent on charter schools to fill that demand," said Ricardo Soto, senior vice president of the California Charter Schools Association. "If you look at the purposes of the charter school act, it was to improve pupil learning and provide vigorous competition with the public school system."
While state law has restricted the growth of charter schools statewide, with a current maximum of 1,650 schools, there is no limit at the local level.
District officials in Oakland point out that efforts to absorb the financial loss of students to charter schools have been difficult. The enrollment loss is spread across the city's 90 traditional schools, meaning it's difficult to cut staff or programs at any one school.
The school board voted to close five district schools last year. But in one case, the cost-saving closure backfired: Parents at Lazear Elementary petitioned to reopen it as a charter school, a request ultimately granted by the Alameda County Board of Education on appeal after the Oakland school board rejected the idea.
More charter schools, London said, would only increase the financial strain on the district, requiring more cuts, more school closures and more concessions to quality as art, music and other programs are eliminated or left to PTAs to fund.
"I have an obligation to the financial health of this district," she said. "I have voted for a lot of charters. I just cannot in good conscience vote for them anymore."
A study on the impact of charter schools on the financial health of districts supported her fear.
"Charter schools tend to proliferate in urban areas where local school districts already manifest a degree of underlying economic and financial stress stemming from population and tax base losses," according to the Moody's Investor Services October report. "Rapidly declining enrollments coupled with increasing expenditures pose serious operational challenges for traditional public schools, as they can trigger a cycle of financial stress - even in cases where management responds meaningfully to these challenges."
The takeaway: Charter schools pose a greater credit risk to urban school districts like Oakland's.
Still, charter schools are often seen as a smaller and safer version of public schools - and they're also free.
Studies of academic performance have shown mixed results, with Oakland charters generally outperforming traditional schools.
On Oct. 23, parents swarmed the Oakland school board meeting, urging the board to vote for two new charters.
One, the East Bay Innovation Academy, was endorsed by parents from a few schools in the more-affluent Oakland hills, including Crocker Highlands and Montclair elementary schools.
The parents said they wanted a middle-high school that would "nurture creative confidence" in their children.
A few school board members questioned the school's commitment to diversity, but otherwise expressed support.
In what she called an act of civil disobedience, London voted against the East Bay Innovation Academy that night as well as against Epic Charter Middle School in the Fruitvale neighborhood.
She stood alone in the vote against Epic and was joined by one other board member - who questioned aspects of the application not related to financial concerns - in the Innovation Academy vote.
"While we understand this is hurting us as a whole financially ... my role as a trustee is to follow the law," said board member Chris Dobbins.
Earlier this month London again voted no, on an application by Unity Middle School, and this time the board majority sided with her, although not for financial reasons. Rather, following a staff recommendation, they rejected it based on the quality of the proposed academic program.
London also vowed to vote no on two more charter applications up for a vote on Wednesday, including Downtown Charter School and the Conservatory for Vocal and Instrumental Arts High School.
Yet even charter supporters acknowledged that Oakland has too many schools, but given demand, not enough charter schools.
"We prefer to look at it through a lens of quality versus quantity," said David Castillo, regional director for the California Charter School Association. "We know charter schools are one mechanism we can use and leverage to rapidly increase quality seats across the city."
London emphasized in her public stand that she's not against charters; she's against too many charters.
She's hoping she can draw attention to Oakland's case and persuade state lawmakers to rethink the law and allow local districts more flexibility in saying no to more schools.
"I can see a scenario where Jerry Brown, given his support of local control, will say this district does need the ability to say there are too many charter schools here," London said. "A part of me is wishfully thinking that could be true."
As this statement says------tons of money thrown at corporate charters and our low-income/working class are struggling to have a school to send their children----this is because all that funding is lost to fraud and the goal is to eliminate K-12 access for most US citizens. Only those that test average will be sent to global corporate factory school----only those testing exceptional will go to global corporate sweat shop professional school. The rest of children will be pushed further and further out of these CITY CENTER STATE FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE STRUCTURES.
'The high number of charters has left Oakland Unified School District struggling financially to serve the students whose families don't choose charters. And a disproportionate number of those students are at-risk or disabled and, therefore, more expensive to educate, London said'
As with Baltimore our Baltimore Mayor PUGH who like Oakland's Mayor spent these few decades working this global Wall Street scheme and Baltimore citizens are now being organized right out of the city limits by those pesky 5% to the 1%. We have corporate charters called FREEDOM----LIBERTY---JUSTICE-----PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS while the goal totally dismantles American values, quality of life, citizens' rights and public justice protections. Who votes all this in? Oakland City Council and California Assembly pols from Oakland. Who votes these policies in Baltimore? Baltimore City Council and Baltimore Maryland Assembly pols. Who constantly PRETENDS TO BE WORKING FOR THE POOR AND WORKING CLASS COMMUNITIES----these same far-right wing global Wall Street pols and 5% players.
As unemployment soars in OAKLAND and SACRAMENTO-----here in Maryland it is Baltimore City and Prince George's County------so too is the cost of living---we already talked of manipulated rent increases ----here are those SMART METER BGE----PGE home energy rates and water rates soaring. CALIFORNIA is the land of fracking----the land of all that is GREEN NATURAL GAS-----they are now drilling oil offshore and yet these energy prices are soaring right now.
Remember, it was 'LEFTY BROWN' who deregulated CA energy grid to allow Texas private energy corporations come in and SOAK CALIFORNIA small businesses and citizens with high energy costs back in the 1980s-90s. This resulted in killing CA small and regional businesses to allow only global energy corporations take the state. This is what is now happening in energy as ONE WORLD ONE GRID is installed. Where are public schools as budgets are cut and energy prices soar? They are closed----only a corporate school would be able to pay these high prices.
What is left of a PUBLIC K-12 will be told to close and all those temporary small business K-career businesses will be pushed out of business so only global corporate K-career structures survive.
Bay Area inflation soars, worst since 2001
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Bay Area consumer prices, including the cost of gasoline, housing, natural gas and electricity, soared during April, a jump that triggered the worst inflation since 2001, the year of the dot-com collapse and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
By George Avalos | firstname.lastname@example.org | Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: June 14, 2017 at 11:22 am | UPDATED: June 15, 2017 at 7:43 am
Bay Area consumer prices soared in April, triggering the worst bout of inflation since 2001, the year of the dot-com collapse and the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to a government report issued Wednesday.
What are the culprits behind the rise in inflation? Prices have skyrocketed for natural gas and electricity service, and for gasoline.
PG&E is the primary provider of natural gas and electricity services for residential customers in the Bay Area.
Housing costs also were a factor. The cost of renting jumped 6.2 percent, while the cost of owning a home rose 6.5 percent.
“The April increase was influenced by higher prices for shelter,” the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in San Francisco said in a statement.
But energy prices were the big driver of the increasingly burdensome cost of living in the Bay Area.
During April, compared to the same month of the prior year, the price of natural gas piped into the home rocketed 19.3 percent higher, the cost of electricity use at home jumped 7.5 percent and the price of motor fuel zoomed 10.8 percent higher.
Food prices, though, weren’t an inflation burden in April compared to the prior year, but consumers would have been better off preparing meals at home rather than dining out. The cost of food at home fell 0.6 percent, but the cost of food away from home rose 3.2 percent, the federal agency reported.
During the winter, numerous PG&E customers complained about sharp increases in their monthly energy bills, especially their gas fees. Some consumers said their monthly PG&E bills doubled, tripled and even topped $500.
In addition, median home prices in April spiked to record levels in the Bay Area and reached the $800,000 mark for the first time for a previously owned residence in the nine-county region. That eclipsed the prior record of $752,000 set in June 2016, the CoreLogic real estate information service said.
The price for the typical previously owned home was $1,050,500 in Santa Clara County, which is steadily holding above the $1 million level; $805,000 in Alameda County; $590,000 in Contra Costa County; and $1.4 million in San Mateo County.
As for gasoline prices, people can still find some relatively cheap places to fill the gas tank.
Gas Buddy reported Wednesday that the cheapest price for gasoline in the Bay Area was $2.50 a gallon for unleaded at a station in San Jose, at the corner of McKee Road and North 33rd Street.
The cheapest gasoline in the East Bay was in Oakland at $2.79 a gallon offered by two stations: one at the corner of Coliseum Way and High Street and the other at Coliseum Way and Hegenberger Road.
These are the conditions that have 50----60---70% of citizens in Oakland as in Baltimore unemployed/under-employed----being pushed to NW or NE Baltimore to find a corporate charter school with not enough school space for all students. Of course as energy prices soar----gas to transport a child across town as our MTA bus system is privatized and downsized to just city center-----leaves parents unable to transport their children to K-career schools AND it leaves no alternative public transportation to get there either..
Baltimore is privatizing its MTA with O'MALLEY/HOGAN'S LINK COMMUTER BUS SYSTEM. They are installing it right now because school is out------parents will find their children can no longer take buses to reach the shrinking number of schools in Baltimore and of course that has already happened in Oakland. The only school buses allowed are tied to global corporate campus universities being merged into global IVY LEAGUE hedge fund universities like Johns Hopkins and Stanford in CA.
We can bet MLK did not have a dream of bring slavery back to US cities for black, brown, and white US citizens and that is what Basic Income does---tie this Basic Income to eliminating all Federal safety net programs as Obama and Clinton neo-liberals staged these several years-----and we see US citizens as third world impoverished REFUGEES-----with no access to education just as most developing nation citizens. Those US citizens having public schools wherever they needed them in all communities are now being pushed to COMPETE FOR FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS ----THIS IS ASIAN GLOBAL CORPORATE NEO-LIBERAL EDUCATION STRUCTURES.
So, as Baltimore's MTA privatization kills route coverage all across the city -----parents of K-career corporate charter students will be forced to move to NW and NE Baltimore where corporate campus charter 5% to the 1% are calling them. No MTA buses means these citizens will be trapped on global corporate campuses with no way to move outside that campus. This is Baltimore's reform in schools, transportation, and housing---and it looks just like Oakland CA-----global Wall Street ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE US CITIES AS FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE.
Basic Income in California: 100 Oakland Residents Will Get a Salary Just for Being Alive
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Published May 31, 2016
by Jack Smith IV
Basic income is a simple, futuristic idea: give everyone a salary, no matter if they have a job or not, and people will do meaningful, impactful work and poverty will be abolished.
Sound utopian? It's about to get a test run, right here in the US of A.
Y Combinator, a tech hub for young companies, is launching a pilot program that will grant a basic income to 100 Oakland residents for between six months to a year. Elizabeth Rhodes, the project's newly appointed research director for the project, told Motherboard that the tentative plan is to give participants between $1,000 and $2,000 a month.
The goal is simply to see what will happen — if they'll be happier, better off and more financially stable.
"In our pilot, the income will be unconditional; we're going to give it to participants for the duration of the study, no matter what," Y Combinator wrote on its company blog on Tuesday. "People will be able to volunteer, work, not work, move to another country — anything. We hope basic income promotes freedom, and we want to see how people experience that freedom."
Though basic income is popular among Silicon Valley futurists lately, the idea is hundreds of years old, and has been championed throughout history by people like Bertrand Russell and Martin Luther King Jr., who saw it as an ultimate solution to poverty.
Martin Luther King Jr. saw basic income as an ultimate solution to poverty.
Modern techies have a particular interest in basic income, because they're part of the reason we're going to need it. Robot automation of the American workforce is projected to cause massive unemployment: Most estimates say that about 45% of all jobs are at risk in the next two decades.
"Although basic income seems fiscally challenging today, in a world where technology replaces existing jobs and basic income becomes necessary, technological improvements should generate an abundance of resources and the cost of living should fall dramatically," the blog post by Y Combinator read.
So why do they want to run a small program for just a hundred people? Because no one knows what basic income will do to us.
Revolution, or destruction?
While basic income advocates day that a universal salary would bring about a creative renaissance and free the people of the world from wage slavery, some argue that if you take away the profit motive, people will simply stop working.
It's an identical thesis to the age-old argument that welfare makes people lazy. The issue is, there's no respectable research that proves the thesis one way or the other. And YC isn't the only group that wants to test the hypothesis.
Below we see just one such pre-K - career corporate charter school and this one is tied to HEALTH CARE TRAINING----AND CODING FOR MEDICAL RECORDS. This will be a Johns Hopkins elementary school but right now it looks like a small education business pushed by Baltimore's 5% to the 1%.
There are LIBERTY CHARTERS around the south----it is global Wall Street----it indeed trains the children to be volunteers doing public sector work for free while these schools morph into serving three meals a day to these children BECAUSE THESE ARE TRAINING FOR APPRENTICESHIP IN 6TH GRADE SCHOOLS.
'we have connected Convergys with innovative volunteer organizations that are pioneering new ways to grow the number of volunteers and the impact of the work they do,”'
It is really crazy stuff and to watch as US citizens bring these policies to our communities just because THE 5% TO THE 1% DO WHATEVER THEY ARE TOLD-----we are well on our way to MAOIST FAR-RIGHT AUTHORITARIANISM. All global Wall Street ----nothing LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE. All the REAL left social progressive policies in education are being dismantled.
Here is our NE corporate charter moving Baltimore citizens to this future global corporate factory campus----
If you work to promote these private education structures you are in line to GET A JOB----this is corporate plantation patronage zone after all. If you protest and fight these policies your child may not be accepted into ever-lower number of schools and you may not get a job on that global corporate campus----ergo, Johns Hopkins/UnderArmour/Amazon.com
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and here is that same corporate charter called 'PROGRESSIVE'---meaning making the rich progressively richer economic progressive corporate school. None of this is LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION----it is all far-right wing global Wall Street and it will look just as OAKLAND CA does now in just a decade or so as MOVING FORWARD US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE policies are allowed to continue. These K-career schools are being built for a global labor pool worker and their children ----our US citizens will be EX-PATS in same conditions overseas.
These are the BALTIMORE EDUCATION COALITION/Johns Hopkins corporate NGO education structures advancing ONE WORLD ONE COMMONER CORE in Baltimore. While today it is our low-income and poor largely black and brown citizens tied to what is TOTAL CAPTURE AND NO FREEDOM----is now moving into white communities and these structures left behind will be permanent for future generations....
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Here is that MAYOR OF OAKLAND----she is a private school grad------Catholic university grad----ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE ONE INTERNATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION SCHOOLING-----and yes, lots of US citizens are now being told they have A COLLEGE DEGREE. This is the OBAMA community college as vocational certificate degree----it totally eliminates 99% of WE THE PEOPLE from having access to REAL higher education universities. As we said here in Baltimore citizens are throwing a dozen job training certificates on the ground saying---I STILL DON'T HAVE A JOB.
I spoke with a citizens fresh from San Diego stating he had lots and lots of DEGREES and would not have trouble finding a job in Baltimore. When WE THE PEOPLE are racking up tons of DEGREES being called UNIVERSITY DEGREES ---we can bet what we have is lower-tiered certificates that will assure we never get anything other then that global labor pool wage.
THIS IS THE MAYOR BRINGING NOT ONLY SOARING K-CAREER CHARTER SCHOOL FRAUDS----BUT BRINGING BASIC INCOME AND WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION PREVENTATIVE CARE ONLY SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH PLAN.
These are really, really Hillary nasty global corporate feminists====that 5% trying to get to the global 2% doing anything they are told.
For our 99% of immigrant citizens all these Foreign Economic Zone Asian neo-liberal corporate education policies are called DREAM-----for our black and white US city citizens they are called PROMISE ZONES and as Clinton era ENTERPRISE ZONES are building nothing but global education corporations to fleece WE THE PEOPLE of wealth and our once strong DEMOCRATIC PUBLIC EDUCATION.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf unveils plan to triple the number of college graduates
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf addresses members of the media during a press conference about the Oakland Raiders at the City Hall in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)
By Joyce Tsai | email@example.com | Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: January 28, 2016 at 5:46 pm | UPDATED: August 15, 2016 at 9:30 am
OAKLAND — City and school leaders unveiled an ambitious plan Thursday to triple the number of low-income students who graduate college by providing support through college savings accounts, scholarships and pacts with colleges to provide free or partial tuition.
The pep-rally-like launch of the Oakland Promise initiative — held under a big white tent on the Oakland High School football field — drew a who’s who of Oakland civic and education leaders, as well as U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and University of California President Janet Napolitano.
“We are making this promise today, the Oakland Promise,” said Mayor Libby Schaaf, surrounded by an arch of colorful balloons. “It’s time to end the tyranny of low expectations. It’s time we break down the barriers to hope that have been keeping down our kids for too long.”
Of course NOW-----that US Federal funding for college has been dismantled and being sent to vocational tracking community college 'degrees'----the global IVY LEAGUEs will now open enrollment for free because they are now controlling all access to corporate education.
With tired education allowing a corporate university to decide how you will be tracked----private global Wall Street universities CONTROLLING ALL EDUCATION CONTENT----CONTROLLING ALL STUDENT INITIATIVES----it won't be free-----what is our trillion dollar K-university Federal spending will simply be sent to GLOBAL IVY LEAGUE HEDGE FUND UNIVERSITIES which will then create subsidiary schools throughout that Foreign Economic Zone.
We watched these few decades as CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA opened Ivy Leagues to what became THE ME GENERATION---THOSE PESKY 5% TO THE 1% ROBBER BARON PLAYERS----now WE THE PEOPLE will have absolutely NO CHOICE in where we go or send our children and grandchildren----it will all be global WALL STREET.
What happens to our public universities---especially those liberal arts and humanities colleges and universities when global IVY LEAGUES are open and free-----IT KILLS AND CLOSES THE REMAINING PUBLIC SCHOOLS. What does Stanford do after this happens? STOPS THIS FREE TUITION POLICY. This will no doubt come to US cities deemed Foreign Economic Zone cities across the nation ----IF WE DO NOT FIGHT THIS MOVEMENT OF CITIZENS OUT OF CITY CENTER COMMUNITIES----IF WE DON'T FIGHT THESE GLOBAL WALL STREET K-COLLEGE STRUCTURES---the next stage will be total ONLINE K-CAREER VOCATION LESSONS given on global corporate campuses and in global factory dormitories.
The very global corporate universities that fueled the student loan fraud leaving a trillion dollars of student loan debt on these generations' young adults---making university tuition soar----are now giving free university to kill all other local and state college structures.
All of the tens of trillions of dollars in global Wall Street and corporate frauds against personal wealth and our public trusts now running through these endowments as any other hedge fund.
Stanford offers free tuition for families making less than $125,000
by Emily Jane Fox @emilyjanefox April 3, 2015: 11:04 AM ET
Your video will play in 00:26Last week, 2,144 teenagers got the news they'd long dreamed of: They got accepted to Stanford University.
The cherry on top is that Stanford also announced it was expanding financial aid. The university said that no parents with an annual income and typical assets of less than $125,000 will have to pay a single cent toward tuition. The threshold for this aid was previously $100,000.
Stanford also said it will offer free room and board -- in addition to free tuition -- for those making less than $65,000, raised from the previous $60,000 threshold.
Without financial aid, annual costs for a typical Stanford student run about $65,000, including yearly tuition at more than $45,000.
"Our highest priority is that Stanford remain affordable and accessible to the most talented students, regardless of their financial circumstances," Stanford provost John Etchemendy said in a statement.
As it stands, the school said that 77% of its undergraduate students graduate with no student debt.
Stanford, which came in fourth place in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings, admitted just about 5% of applicants. A record 42,487 students applied. About 16% of the admitted class are the first in their families to go to college.
Stanford isn't the only elite school to offer such financial aid packages. At Harvard, parents making less than $65,000 are not expected to contribute. Families making between $65,000 and $150,000 contribute from 0-10% of their income.
College 'can't just be for rich folks'Like Harvard and Stanford, Yale parents making less than $65,000 do not have to contribute to tuition. Beyond that, Yale subtracts a family contribution from the cost of tuition, room and board, books and personal expenses, and will meet 100% of demonstrated financial need.
At Princeton, parents making less than $140,000 do not pay tuition. Those making less than $60,000 are covered for tuition, room and board. Those making between $60,000 and $120,000 only pay a percentage of room and board. Princeton covers more for families with lower incomes.
We want to be clear-----the goal of RACE TO THE TOP is to have these global IVY LEAGUES as free corporate R and D and as pre-K to career job training structures. Johns Hopkins controls many Pre-K -12 corporate charters building this same cradle to grave control of HUMAN CAPITAL ----and so too is STANFORD. We are very weary of a corporate K-12 school board closing a STANFORD K-12 CHARTER SCHOOL and would look closely to rebranding -------
Here we see OBAMA'S TIES TO FAR-RIGHT WING BUSH NEO-CONSERVATIVE STANFORD----Obama was quite the Bush 3rd term President.
'Stanford's heavy hitters -- including the high-profile Professor Linda Darling-Hammond, who headed President Obama's education transition team -- were kept waiting for hours and not asked to speak'.
As with all privatization of all that is public-----the 5% to the 1% have the duty of hiding goals of complete control by a few global corporations in Foreign Economic Zones across all industries including these school systems. No small business charters----no regional or state public schools or liberal arts colleges......WHAT? HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES? REALLY?
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Ravenswood to close Stanford charter school
Trustees cite poor academics, but other factors may come into playby Chris Kenrick / Palo Alto Online
In a stunning rebuke to Stanford University, the Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees Thursday voted to shut down a Stanford-run charter elementary school at the end of the school year, citing poor academic performance.
The 3.5-year-old East Palo Alto Academy Elementary School will close its doors to more than 200 students in June.
Stanford had argued the decision was made on skimpy data -- barely more than two years worth of test scores.
Stanford officials said if given another year or two the school's results would begin to match or exceed those of two older high-performing charter schools in the Ravenswood district, or the district's own schools, which recently have shown improvement.
But Ravenswood trustees -- who oversee seven schools serving children in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park -- weren't having it.
They opted instead to accept the closure recommendation of Superintendent Maria De La Vega.
De La Vega cited poor results on state tests, and said visitors to the school site had observed serious problems with classroom behavior management. She said the school's current program was inadequate and that Stanford was unlikely to be able to improve it sufficiently.
Thursday's 11 p.m. vote to accept De La Vega's recommendation was conducted in less than five minutes, with no discussion by board members.
Stanford's heavy hitters -- including the high-profile Professor Linda Darling-Hammond, who headed President Obama's education transition team -- were kept waiting for hours and not asked to speak.
The vote was 3-1, with trustees Marcelino Lopez, Larry Moody and Sharifa Wilson supporting closure and trustee Saree Mading opposing the motion. A fifth member who previously had supported Stanford, John Bostic, was absent.
Trustees did offer some reprieve to a Stanford-run charter high school, the 8.5-year-old East Palo Alto Academy High School.
They agreed to extend the school's charter until 2012 or until Stanford finds another sponsoring agency for the high school -- whichever comes sooner.
Fifth-graders from the to-be-closed elementary school will be educated on the high-school campus next year -- apparently to maintain the continued jurisdiction of Ravenswood, a K-8 district, over the 9-12 high school.
Stanford officials have said the Sequoia Union High School District -- the most logical sponsoring agency for a high school in East Palo Alto -- will not sponsor them and they will have to look elsewhere.
Ever since the closure of East Palo Alto's Ravenswood High School in 1976, students from the community have had to travel to other Sequoia district high schools, including Menlo-Atherton, Woodside and Carlmont.
Dropout rates of those students are estimated at about 70 percent. The Stanford-sponsored high school in East Palo Alto has achieved better results, with a roughly 84 percent graduation rate. Nearly all graduates have gone on to two- or four-year colleges.
Privately, Stanford officials appeared stunned by Ravenswood's decision to close the elementary school.
Publicly, they said Stanford faculty will continue to "work closely" with the teachers of the elementary children, who will be transferred to other Ravenswood district elementary schools.
"We are very pleased that we will continue to be involved with students in the East Palo Alto community, which has been so enthusiastic and supportive of our presence," Stanford Education School Dean Deborah Stipek said.
"Stanford has a long-term commitment to the students of East Palo Alto. We are pleased that we will continue our partnership with the Ravenswood school district, and that the board is supportive of our successful high school program."
Other than the test data, Ravenswood's decision to close the Stanford elementary school appeared to reflect the institutional imperatives of a declining-enrollment school district that is fighting for financial survival.
An immediate state cash infusion to the district will accompany any former Stanford student who returns to his or her neighborhood school this fall.
Indeed, just prior to the vote Thursday night, trustees heard from their Chief Business Official Megan Curtis about a looming deficit, due in part to declining enrollment.
Curtis said staff members have identified many potential cuts but the district may have to consider more drastic measures, including school closures and furloughs, to close the budget gap.
Another policy trustees might consider is a "district-wide campaign to increase enrollment," Curtis said.
"If we could pull back 200 or 300 kids to our district, that could offset the entire deficit," Curtis said, without making any reference to the Stanford situation.
Ravenswood trustees have expressed frustration that district schools continue to lose enrollment -- and accompanying state revenue -- despite their improving test scores and the district's stated motto, "Journey to Excellence."
The 3,000-student district loses about 40 percent of its potential enrollment each year to charter schools or to the Tinsley desegregation program, a 23-year-old court settlement that allows 160 of Ravenswood's non-white kindergartners each year to enroll in neighboring Palo Alto, Menlo Park and other area school districts as far north as Belmont.
"We're all working toward the same end, but oftentimes it becomes competitive," De La Vega said in an interview with the Weekly last December.
"I know it's not (the charters') intent, but when you take (students) away it makes it more difficult to work through those challenges.
"My role as superintendent is to protect the district and make sure we're left with the ability to provide a quality education."
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We are watching today as global Wall Street Baltimore Development and Johns Hopkins take all Federal funding for public K-12 and universities and throws a few million to those 5% to the 1% so they can pretend to have a small education business that will disappear as all this trillion in public school funding goes only to global IVY LEAGUE corporate pre-K-career vocational schools tied to INTERNATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION ---ILO-----GLOBAL CORPORATE 'labor and education' platforms in all Foreign Economic Zones.
"I can see a scenario where Jerry Brown, given his support of local control, will say this district does need the ability to say there are too many charter schools here," London said. "A part of me is wishfully thinking that could be true."
When Jerry Brown shouts he is now for local control after a strongest in the world public K-university system has been gutted and privatized-----he is now sounding left keeping school board control local---
BUT ALL US CITY SCHOOL BOARDS HAVE BEEN MADE CORPORATE AND ARE WORKING FOR CORPORATIONS INSIDE THESE US CITIES DEEMED FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES.
They are no longer our local community school boards filled with teachers and parents working for their children's community public school. Watch as national media and far-right wing global Wall Street make thius LOCAL CONTROL WHICH IS NOW US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE CITY STATE CONTROL----sound LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE.
EDUCATION FOR ALL---GLOBAL WALL STREET JUST WANTS TO TAKE CARE OF ITS HUMAN CAPITAL! THE GLOBAL 1% REALLY REALLY LOVE THE POOR. We see Gov Brown of CA basically MOVING FORWARD as Clinton/Bush/Obama was about ignoring all FEDERAL LAWS AND US CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS----NOW global Wall Street pols are ending all ties to STATE SOVEREIGNTY and rights----this is what GOING LOCAL with school boards inside US Foreign Economic Zones like Silicon Valley----Greater Los Angeles----Greater San Diego means. This ends all connection to our Federal 3 branches of government----our US Constitution and all its AMENDMENTS giving WE THE PEOPLE rights as citizens. It ends 300 years of Federal court precedence and COMMON LAW tied to MAGNA CARTA and anyone other than the rich and corporations having RIGHTS AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE.
Of course none of THAT history will be taught in GLOBAL COMMONER CORE.
Ed Source is of course a global Wall Street NEO-LIBERAL Bill Gates corporate education outlet.
US cities operating as INDEPENDENT FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES----
Gov. Brown reemphasizes local control of state's public schools
CommentaryJanuary 22, 2014
In his State of the State speech on Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown made it clear again where he thinks the action should be when it comes to school reform – at the local level.
Instead of “prescriptive commands issued from headquarters here in Sacramento,” he said, the school funding reforms he and the Legislature have put in place “set more general goals” that “put responsibility where it should be” – in the classroom and school. “There is no way the state can micromanage teaching and learning in all the schools from El Centro to Eureka and we shouldn’t even try,” he said.
By stressing local control, Brown continues to try to move California away from the fundamental top-down dynamic of school reform over the past decade and half – in which schools were required to implement sweeping reforms mandated by Washington (the 2002 No Child Left Behind law), and before that by Sacramento (the 1999 Public Schools Accountability Act).
He referred to the more than 300 people who showed up at the State Board of Education meeting last week to testify before the board adopted emergency regulations implementing the Local Control Funding Formula. “That shows interest and real commitment,” he said. But he said, “their work is just beginning.”
“Each local district now has to put into practice what the local funding formula has made possible,” he said. That, together with the new Common Core standards for math and English will be a major challenge for teachers and local administrators, but they are the ones that can make it work, and I have every confidence that they will.”
Drawing on the Oxford English Dictionary, Brown also put forward his clearest definition of subsidiarity to date — that “central authority should have a subsidiary function, performing only those tasks which cannot be performed effectively at a more immediate or local level.”
With greater decison-making power over state funds, It will now be up to local school districts to demonstrate just how effective they will be.
Louis Freedberg is the executive director of EdSource. Contact him and follow him on Twitter @louisfr. Sign up here for a no-cost online subscription to EdSource Today for reports from the largest education reporting team in California.
As we have shouted these several years all this Baltimore City global Wall Street corporate pre-K to career education structure being built in Baltimore is simply that platform to export across Maryland. Remember, Baltimore County----having quality public schools will be GREATER BALTIMORE and as such folded into global corporate campuses global factories and their schools.
We are sure OAKLAND CA had their version of our BALTIMORE EDUCATION COALITION----these are the global Wall Street Baltimore Development 'labor and justice' organizations this one tied to education and public school policies. They simply push whatever global Johns Hopkins writes as policy and each shouts they are fighting for the poor.
I know many of these citizens personally and almost all of them are tied to PRIVATE SCHOOLS---PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES---being that 5% to the 1%. Know what? I KNOW for sure their children and grandchildren will be caught up in this same global labor pool vocational training K-career just as today's poor community children are.......WHY DO THESE 5% PLAYERS DO THIS? We can only assume sociopathy.
Most of these groups are extensions of GLOBAL UNITED NATIONS EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS----and then there are the Greater Baltimore and Baltimore Development local NGOS.
ALL ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE ONE COMMONER CORE UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION CRADLE TO GRAVE JOB TRAINING.
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The Baltimore Education Coalition (BEC) is a partnership of more than 20 schools, organizations and religious institutions united by a mission and vision for public education in Baltimore City. The coalition organizes and mobilizes the Baltimore community, including organizations, parents, teachers, and students, and advocates for effective education reform policies and practices.
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ACLU of Maryland
Advocactes for Children and Youth
Baltimore Curriculum Project
The Cathedral of the Incarnation
Child First Authority
City Neighbors Foundation Council
The Coalition of Baltimore Charter Schools
Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance
League of Women Voters
Maryland Education Coalition
Maryland Out of School Time (MOST)
PTA Council of Baltimore
Reservoir Hill Improvement Council
Roland Park Elem/Middle
School Social Workers in Maryland
Strong City Baltimore
Supporting Public Schools of Choice
Are you interested in joining our efforts to advocate for Baltimore City youth and schools? Contact BEC and learn how you and/or your organization can make a difference!
The Baltimore Education Coalition is the leading voice for Baltimore City’s public schools.
The BEC’s mission is to ensure that all children in Baltimore City receive an excellent education. The BEC organizes and mobilizes the Baltimore community to advocate for adequate funding and effective education reform policies. Founded in 2009 to prevent cuts to state education funding for Baltimore City’s students, the BEC prevented a total of $23 million in cuts that year. The first and only coalition of its kind in the city, BEC brings together strong organizations with proven track records on education issues who work together to advocate for effective education reform policies and practices.
Each year the BEC continues to mobilize larger numbers of community members and cultivate new leaders through trainings, district nights and other events. In the 2009, 2010, and 2011 State Legislative Sessions, the BEC successfully pushed back tens of millions of dollars in proposed cuts to funding for Baltimore City Schools. In 2011, Governor O’Malley submitted a budget to the General Assembly that proposed to “flat” fund education through changes to the Thornton formula, the landmark funding formula adopted by the state in 2002 to ensure that every child, regardless of where they live, could receive an adequately funded education. The Governor’s proposal would have cut $15 million from the budget for City Schools, and millions more in future years. Through a strategic advocacy effort by the BEC, and an intensive campaign to educate and mobilize school communities to protest these proposed cuts, the legislative session ended with not a cut, but rather a $3 million increase in funding for City Schools.
In 2013, the BEC and its members united more than 3,500 parents, teachers, principals, and students with corporate and foundation leaders; the Mayor, City Council, and State Delegation; the school system, gubernatorial prospects, the Governor, and House Speaker to win approval of the single greatest investment in children in Baltimore’s history. House Bill 860 provides approximately $1 billion for the replacement or total renovation of 50 schools over the next five to six years. The measure came after years of hard work by BEC members and leaders in partnership with stakeholders across the state – including passage of the city bottle tax, BUILD’s campaign to engage corporate leaders in support of the plan, a summer study commissioned by the Maryland General Assembly and shaped by the ACLU, and the creation of Baltimore City Schools 10-Year Facilities Plan.
Adequate Funding for Rebuilding and Repairing School Facilities
Monitor and Support the 21st Century Building for our Kids Program
This program, funded by HB860, is estimated to generate approximately $1 billion in bonds to rebuild and fully renovate up to 28 school buildings – Phase I. Ensuring that this program is well managed and implemented, with robust community engagement, is critical to achieve the best outcomes for students. BEC is committed to securing funding for the 100+ school buildings that will not be touched by this first phase of funding – Phase II.
State School Construction Funding for Private Schools
In 2013, the state approved $3.5 million in funding for private and parochial schools. BEC believes that public funds must be spent on public schools, especially given the high need for infrastructure improvements statewide.
Protect Annual State School Construction Funding
The State Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is indispensible for making critical repairs and improvements to the 100+ city school facilities that are not covered by Phase I of the 21st Century Buildings program. Each year, City Schools submits dozens of systematic projects – repairs and replacements of old roofs, broken boilers, faulty fire alarm and sprinkler systems – to the state for CIP funding. BEC advocates for City Schools to get its fair share of funding – 11-12% of the total state capital budget for school construction (average of $38 million annually over the past 9 years).
Protecting State Education Operating Funding
School funding is the foundation for the success of our students and Baltimore City’s schools depend on state funding for 70% of their budget. There is a looming threat to education funding: the General Assembly is facing a $300 million gap in FY 2015 and a $525 million gap in FY 2016 between state revenue and state spending. BEC opposes any cuts to state education funding as means for balancing the state budget. We are committed to ensuring that the state education operating budget is fully funded, including the inflationary factor and Geographic Cost of Education Index (GCEI).
Adequacy Review of Education Funding in Maryland
The state education formula was established in 2002 to give school districts enough funding to fulfill the mandate of an adequate education for all public school students in Maryland. The Maryland State Department of Education is conducting a review of the existing formula to ensure it still meets that mandate. BEC will ensure that the needs of Baltimore City’s students are considered in the review of the statewide education funding formula.
When all citizens' education activities are tied to the very global Wall Street IVY LEAGUE hedge fund JOHNS HOPKINS and global Wall STreet Baltimore Development----we are MOVING FORWARD to OAKLAND CA.
GHCC is JOHNS HOPKINS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION and yes, all K-12 schools in city center receiving that $1 billion school building funding will be controlled by global Johns Hopkins. It is all under the GREAT SCHOOLS WALL STREET STOCK MARKET RATINGS corporation.
This is the problem for 99% of citizens living in Baltimore ----if you do not VOLUNTEER to support these global Wall Street Johns Hopkins policies then finding a job in Baltimore will be hard. Many citizens tied to BEC are graduates of Hopkins or those campuses tied to Hopkins.
Since the problem in US education policy is RACE TO THE TOP----tiered public education funding------dumbing down of not only classroom lessons but what defines a 'COLLEGE DEGREE'----since LOCAL CONTROL VIA GOVERNOR BROWN kills state sovereignty as CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA killed Federal sovereignty----why do actions always go to Maryland Assembly when the institutions behind all this injustice are GLOBAL WALL STREET BALTIMORE DEVELOPMENT---JOHNS HOPKINS----AND GREATER BALTIMORE---and the policies killing our public schools are UNITED NATIONS EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL LABOR ORGANIZATION Foreign Economic Zone policies.
When I hear---WE HAVE TO GET THOSE POOR CHILDREN OUT OF OUR SCHOOL to build a successful school for our middle-class children I am looking for any middle-class family in SAN FRAN. They have all been pushed out to GREATER BALTIMORE where our poor children are being used as an excuse to build schools out there. THIS EFFECTS 99% OF CITIZENS----
GHCC and Baltimore Education Coalition Bring it to Annapolis
- Published March 8, 2012
“Guilford first received a portable for our middle school, which was supposed to be a temporary facility, in 1971. We’re here, 41 years later, and things are the same.”
Guilford teacher Ted Smith testified to the poor conditions of his school in Annapolis on Monday, March 5, 2012, where 136 participants from the 43rd District on behalf of the Baltimore Education Coalition (BEC) to protect Baltimore City public school funding. Greater Homewood Community Corporation worked with Child First Authority and Waverly School activist Joan Stanne to organize this empowering BEC District 43 Night.
Students, teachers and community members traveled from Baltimore City to Annapolis to urge lawmakers to support bills vital for school funding. City College student N’della Seck, Barclay 8th grader Devon Edwards, and Northwood grandparent Benjamin Dubose also described dilapidated school buildings with crumbling ceilings and toxic water pipes.
“If you want to provide an education that produces scholars that can compete, then why not give us facilities that are conducive to that level of scholarship?” Smith said. “More funding needs to be on the front end rather than the back end.”
BEC advocates for Transform Baltimore, a campaign to renovate and modernize all Baltimore City public schools in poor conditions. To address the $2.8 billion need for school construction, the BEC is fighting to pass HB304/SB533, which would allow flexible use of existing school construction dollars to be leveraged in a way to enable large scale school renovations to solve the desperate facilities need.
Delegate Mary Washington publicly pledged to preserve the 1% Inflation Factor for school funding in the state budget, and wealth-equalize the proposed teacher pension shift to the City of Baltimore. She is also a sponsor of HB 304.
Students and leaders from Child First Authority, GHCC, Abbottson Elementary, Baltimore City College, Barclay School, Guilford Elementary-Middle School, Northwood Elementary, 901 Arts, Wide Angle Youth Media, Tunbridge Public Charter, Waverly Elementary-Middle, the League of Women Voters, and the Cathedral of the Incarnation mobilized in support of the BEC’s agenda for City Schools.