Here are some interesting articles we received and discovered this past week…



The Need For Lifetime Learning During an Era of Economic Disruption

Quote from Article:

In a world of rapid technological and economic transition, it is now imperative that people engage in lifelong learning. The traditional model, in which people focus their learning on the years before age 25, then get a job and devote little attention to education thereafter, is rapidly becoming obsolete. In the contemporary world, people can expect to switch jobs, see whole sectors disrupted, and need to develop additional skills as a result of economic shifts. The type of work they do at age 30 likely will be substantially different from what they do at ages 40, 50, or 60.

District Deeds Synopsis:

This is a great article to pass on to your graduating students this year.  Fortunately, as the article points out, although the need for ongoing education will be necessary, there will also be many new and innovative ways to acquire that education.

As the article says:

“Distance learning, massive open online courses, and digital resources are changing the way in which teachers educate and students learn. Young people have grown up as “digital natives” and are at ease using technology in many aspects of their lives.”

A good Sunday Read!

Educational Decline: Homeschooling Surges as Parents Seek Safer Option for Children

“Violence and bullying a drive force but school shootings tip the balance for many”

Quote from Article:

After a gunman opened fire on students in Parkland, Florida, the phones started ringing at the Texas Home School Coalition, and they haven’t stopped yet.

The Lubbock-based organization has been swamped with inquiries for months from parents seeking safer options for their kids in the aftermath of this year’s deadly school massacres, first in Parkland and then in Santa Fe, Texas.

“When the Parkland shooting happened, our phone calls and emails exploded,” said coalition president Tim Lambert. “In the last couple of months, our numbers have doubled. We’re dealing with probably between 1,200 and 1,400 calls and emails per month, and prior to that it was 600 to 700.”

District Deeds Synopsis:

We were unable to identify how many families have chosen homeschooling in the San Diego Unified school District (SDUSD) or if it has been trending up or down.  We do know that SDUSD enrollment has been dropping every year.

Obviously we do not doubt that all of the current SDUSD leadership is seriously concerned about Campus safety.  Unfortunately the actions they took to accommodate their gross financial mismanagement has eliminated many experienced site staff that were the eyes and ears to prevent violence on campus.

Given that reduction, we have been extremely fortunate nothing like Parkland has happened in the SDUSD.  We urge ALL SDUSD Stakeholders to do everything they can to prevent that from ever happening.

But with the drastic reductions, would you be surprised if families continue to flee the SDUSD because of both educational and safety reasons and choose charters or homeschooling as their best option given the trend of fiscal and operational mismanagement by Superintendent Marten and her crony Board of Education?

To be honest, we wouldn’t be surprised if the flight of Students from SDUSD actually INCREASES!

What a shame.

Long Days, Bus Rides Worth It for Dulce Parents

Quote from Article:

Ninth-graders Mike Gashwazra and Kristen Montoya wake up at 5:30 a.m. to start getting ready for school. By 6:30, after groggy showers and quick breakfasts, they get into their mom Joycelyn Montoya’s white SUV and leave their home in Dulce, on the Jicarilla Apache Nation, for Colorado.

They travel for about 10 miles along bumpy Rio Arriba County Road 357, crossing over cattle guards, surrounded by low skies, squat hills and acres of dusty green sagebrush.

About 330 feet north of the border is the intersection of Archuleta County Roads 391 and 359, at a bridge passing over the Navajo River ringed by farm lands and pastures of grazing cows, horses and the occasional donkey.

It is at this intersection where elementary, middle and high school students from Dulce wait until 6:48 a.m., when two Archuleta School District buses pick them up for the 45-minute, 24-mile ride to Pagosa Springs, Colo.

Although their day officially begins when the school bell rings at 8:10 a.m., by then, Gashwazra and Kristen Montoya have already been awake for nearly three hours.

District Deeds Synopsis:

An inspiring article about Parents who will do anything to get the best possible education for their kids.

It is not that much different in the SDUSD.

This article could be written about the thousands of families in the SDUSD that spend hours every day getting their kids to the best possible school.  The SDUSD has made a  despicable committment to making it as hard as possible for those parents.

As we described in “New SDUSD Motto = “Quality CHARTER School in Every Neighborhood” the SDUSD has:

  • Shortened the school choice window
  • Drastically reduced bus routes
  • Charged families $500/yr for bus rides and turned them into collection agencies when they neglected to pay

These actions were approved by Marten and the Board so they obviously fall under their distorted Vision 2020 of “A Quality School in every Neighborhood.

But even with all those institutional SDUSD barriers, SDUSD Parents still feel it is “Worth It” to get their kids to the best possible SDUSD school.

But maybe not for long.

As we said in our article, with that approach the SDUSD GUARANTEES that there will be a quality school in every neighborhood.

A quality CHARTER school!

Again…What a Shame!

Now for our Quote of the Week:

“It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J. K. Rowling

Have a great week!!!



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