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started by Bonnie Sutton on 04 Jul 11
  • Bonnie Sutton
    Guiding Principles
    For the future of our children, we demand:

    Equitable funding for all public school communities

    Equitable funding across all public schools and school systems

    Full public funding of family and community support services

    Full funding for 21st century school and neighborhood libraries

    An end to economically and racially re-segregated schools

    An end to high stakes testing used for the purpose of student, teacher, and school evaluation

    The use of multiple and varied assessments to evaluate students, teachers, and schools

    An end to pay per test performance for teachers and administrators

    An end to public school closures based upon test performance

    Teacher, family and community leadership in forming public education policies

    Educator and civic community leadership in drafting new ESEA legislation

    Federal support for local school programs free of punitive and competitive funding

    An end to political and corporate control of curriculum, instruction and assessment decisions for teachers and administrators

    Curriculum developed for and by local school communities

    Support for teacher and student access to a wide-range of instructional programs and technologies

    Well-rounded education that develops every student's intellectual, creative, and physical potential

    Opportunities for multicultural/multilingual curriculum for all students

    Small class sizes that foster caring, democratic learning communities

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