Franklin-McKinley School District

Education and the State of the Union

President Obama has an opportunity to put the spotlight on public education in his annual speech Tuesday night. (Photo courtesy of United States Government Work)

Two eagerly awaited American events take place this week: the State of the Union address and the Super Bowl. The broadcast audience for Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday will be significantly larger than the President’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. However, there should be no doubt that the state of the National Football League—concussion issues aside—is better than our Union’s.

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Morgan Hill Charter School Clash Could be Coming to County Level

Students at Gilroy Prep, a Navigator charter school, are scoring high on the annual performance index (API).

Last week’s column was meant to highlight the struggle many of us on the Board of Education are having with approving or denying a particular charter. Should we err on the side of complying with state law or give more credence to social justice issues, relative to equity and excellence for every child. Certainly the adherence to state law is a solemn part of the oath we took when sworn into elected office.

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