A SCHOOL THAT HAS adequate, equitable funding that reflects the national average.
A SOCIALLY AND CULTURALLY DIVERSE SCHOOL that is racially and economically integrated.
SCHOOL-BASED SUPPORT SERVICES at every school. Schools need counselors, child psychologists, social workers, and nurses to address the social, emotional and health needs of all students.
A HEALTHY AND SAFE SCHOOL CLIMATE with consistent discipline practices that promote fair and respectful treatment of students and encourage students to stay in school and graduate.
A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT where parents and teachers work together preparing students for career or college.
SMALL CLASS SIZES in grades K-5. Better student outcomes result when teachers have time to give individual attention to each child.
ACCESS TO HIGH-QUALITY PRE-SCHOOL so every child comes to school “kindergarten ready.”
A WELL-ROUNDED AND INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM that advances each child and includes the arts, world languages, music, technology and physical education.
TEACHER ASSISTANTS IN EARLY GRADES to provide critical one-on-one instructional time as young children learn to read.
EXCELLENT AND CARING TEACHERS who help each student achieve academically. To attract and keep the best teachers, we must:
- Give teachers reasonable class sizes and manageable workloads
- Pay teachers fairly and provide them with due process rights
- Reward teachers for experience and advanced degrees
- Provide teachers with ongoing access to professional development resources
- Evaluate teachers fairly using a variety of tools, not just student test scores
ACCESS TO HIGH-QUALITY TEXTBOOKS, technology and other instructional supplies.
REASONABLE WAYS TO MEASURE ACADEMIC PROGRESS without over-testing.
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Last revised: May 25, 2018