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Pleasanton school board reviews steps being taken to boost grades

Original post made on Mar 7, 2013

The Pleasanton School board received an update on the district's plan Tuesday night that addresses its federally imposed mandate to boost grades for some students.

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Posted by PUSD Student
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 7, 2013 at 9:26 am

Just maybe if the schools would look at the quality of their teachers grades will go up. Teachers are lazy, boring and don't really want to be teaching these days. Teachers need to motivate and encourage. From where I sit in the classroom most of the teachers I have don't even know what they are teaching.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 7, 2013 at 10:21 am

PUSD Student says: I would luv to ern at least a C+ in Reading. Lord hear my prayer.

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Posted by AnnaS
a resident of Foothill High School
on Mar 7, 2013 at 2:08 pm

There is one simple way to provide a better education: to fire unionized teaches who don't care whether their students can read or not and to hire young talented teaches who don't waist their money on union membership, don't waist students' time on promoting union bosses agenda and can teach. Hiring instruction coaches definitely helps reduce amount of money spent on students, but do nothing to encourage teaches to teach if teaches don't afraid to be fired underperformance. Of course, for PUSD having more bureaucrats is more preferable than having better teaches.

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Posted by AnnaS
a resident of Foothill High School
on Mar 8, 2013 at 8:46 am

This is a question for the editor. In my first comment I expressed my opinion that making teachers accountable for students' success will be more beneficial for Pleasanton community than spending taxpayers money on hiring instructional coaches. What exactly Pleasanton Weekly Online staff found to be inappropriate?