California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill this week that makes California the first state in the nation to have lessons about gays and lesbians in social studies classes in public schools.
SF State has a $32 million deficit and with state and education funding quickly drying up, the university is facing a monetary crisis. To this end, the school created the 12-member University Planning Advisory Council [UPAC], who released a report today detailing the possible steps SF State would need to take to ease their financial woes.
Looks like financially-suffering and resource-deficient schools are about to get even more beleaguered. Governor-Elect Jerry Brown is trying to tame the state’s financial woes (there’s a $25.4 billion budget deficit) and is taking no prisoners. One of the first items to be cut: education. He plans to present his budget proposal on Jan 10th and it won’t be pretty. Why is it that every time cuts need to be made, education is the first item to hit the chopping block. Is there nothing else?
The New York Times breaks down the ugly truth about science and math education in this country after the results of an international assessment of student test scores were published, ranking students from Shanghai, China at the top and American students placing well below 30 other countries. This amounts to yet another wake-up call that we need to improve the state of our education and come together.