The governor’s education commission is recommending that state leaders continue extended-day kindergarten, fund colleges and universities according to their missions and plan for an online system to allow high school students to earn college credit. The commission recommended Tuesday that the state work with the state school board to support research-based programs as a first step toward those proficiency goals.
Other steps adopted Tuesday include implementing Common Core State Standards, which will change what students are expected to learn in each grade; expanding certain assessments; and urging higher- and public-education leaders, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Department of Workforce Services to expand partnerships between public education and private industry and work on aligning certain programs with work force needs.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Governor's commission makes broad recommendations
but nothing specific to charters. That's fine, because charter schools aren't an end, but a tool used to achieve an end. It would have been nice if the commission would have recognized something radical like investing more money in your most efficient and effective models of school, but they focused on other topics.