Gary King on Education
School report cards OK if resources go to low-score schools
King said, "I'm going to try to speak with educators around the state. My understanding as I talk to teachers and superintendents is that they don't really understand how the grade is determined on the report cards (for schools), so it's very difficult
to know what to do to improve your system, if you don't know what caused you to get a C or a D.
"I noticed the biggest number of schools were D in New Mexico. Certainly, it's of interest to everybody to know if you are a D school, what are we going to
do about that? Does it mean you get mentors and tutors and such? If you do, that's positive. If schools get a bad grade and you're going to help them identify their issues, [and] develop a plan on how you are going to do better (that's positive), but if
you don't know on what their analysis is based, it is difficult to know what to do.
"I'm feeling a lot of frustration from educators out there, principals, superintendents, teachers and lunchroom ladies about what are we trying to accomplish here."
Source: Ruidoso News on 2014 New Mexico governor race
, Jul 31, 2014
End privatization of our public education system
Source: 2014 gubernatorial campaign website, GaryKingForGovernor.com
, Jun 1, 2014
- Gary King will put an end to over-testing of our students in public schools. Martinez's corporate education regime is driving out good teachers.
- Gary King has taken on Martinez's harmful education 'reform' that demonizes teachers. He will end
the growing privatization of our public education system. Classrooms should be learning centers, not profit centers.
- Gary King will fight for smaller classrooms, better pay and more respect for our teachers, and common-sense teacher evaluations.
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