Wednesday, November 7, 2012

What do yesterday's election results mean for Berkeley schools?

For the most part, I’m thrilled with the election results. I think we’ve made very promising strides in the right direction for education.

Let’s take a look at what this means for Berkeley Schools:
  1. President Obama has been Re-elected!  While not perfect, Obama’s education plans ensure that:
o   There is more money for public education
o   More students can afford to go to college (student loans and Pell Grants)
o   States, districts and schools are thinking innovatively about how to improve the quality of education that ALL students receive (Race to the Top and public charter schools)
o   More students have ACCESS to higher education (Dream Act)

       2.  Prop 30 passed, which restores funding for our schools!


             3.  Judy Appel was elected and Beatriz Leyva-Cutler was re-elected to our Berkeley School Board!  Both of these women are strong leaders with high expectations and clear visions for the students of our district. To learn more about their priorities for BUSD and their opinions on how to close the achievement gap at BHS, check out our post from Monday.

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners, their supporters and everyone who got out and voted yesterday.

How are you feeling after yesterday’s election? Leave a comment to share your thoughts.

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