Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Carly Fiorina No Es Mi Amiga: California Voters - Don't Vote For Fiorina

California Friends,
We Don't Want Carly to bring racial profiling to California! Through Carly Fiorina's fierce support of SB 1070 and racial profiling in Arizona one thing is clear, Carly is no friend of Latinos in California and Latinos everywhere. Help spread the word about Carly Fiorina's REAL views on Immigration and together we can stop the potential spread of racial profiling to California.


Vicente Duque said...

Arizona Republic : Arizona Schools fight like feline predators for Students - Student Enrollment decreases in AZ and they announce like Hucksters and "Snake Oil" Salesmen to capture Children and Youth, even with the Spanish Language, while kicking out Latinos

This seems very surreal and comical, while Latinos are kicked out of Arizona, some schools announce Spanish Language programs to attract students, because there is a sharp decrease in enrollment.

What are Charter Schools ?

Charter schools are primary or secondary schools that receive public money (and like other schools, may also receive private donations) but are not subject to some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each school's charter.

Charter schools are opened and attended by choice. While charter schools provide an alternative to other public schools, they are part of the public education system and are not allowed to charge tuition. Where enrollment in a charter school is over subscribed, admission is frequently allocated by lottery-based admissions. In a 2008 survey of charter schools, 59% of the schools reported that they had a waiting list, averaging 198 students.

Some charter schools provide a curriculum that specializes in a certain field—e.g., arts and mathematics. Others attempt to provide a better and more efficient general education than nearby public schools.

The Arizona Republic
Northeast Phoenix
Valley school districts find creative ways to boost enrollment
by Jeffrey Javier
August 25, 2010

Some excerpts :

In part to counteract declines, some districts have launched more specialty programs to compete with themed charter schools. Others aggressively advertise programs from banners pasted on the sides of buses to ads in movie theaters.

"It's always been that students within your boundaries would attend your schools, but it's not that way anymore," Cartwright spokeswoman Meri Simmons said. "We now have to compete for our students."

Vicente Duque said...


Competing for students

The Cartwright Elementary School District, which has nine charter schools within its west Phoenix school boundaries, has lost 2,008 students and $10 million in the past two years.

Along with charter-school competition, Simmons said the employer-sanctions law and recession contributed to the drop. The district saw a decline of 103 students after the employer-sanctions law took effect in the 2006-07 school year. Since then, the losses have snowballed.

As a consequence, the district has closed a school, an early-childhood center and a special-needs school. Teachers got pink slips and class sizes increased.

The Peoria Unified School District lost 1,218 students and $6 million in that time, while neighboring Deer Valley Unified School District saw a dip of 374 students.

Marketing schools

Deer Valley, which stretches across northern Glendale and Phoenix, has gone on the offensive.

The district launched a $30,800 marketing campaign last school year. District ads popped up in AMC and Harkins movie theaters, magazines and more than 100,000 home mailboxes.

This school year, the marketing budget was bumped to about $38,000. When the new school year opened earlier this month, 50 school buses hit the road with advertising panels touting district programs and achievements. The rolling billboards were strategically selected, including buses that travel through neighborhoods with charter schools, district spokeswoman Sandi Hicks said.

About 6,000 students are enrolled in 25 charter schools within the district's boundaries.

"That's millions of dollars less than if those students were attending our schools," Hicks said.

Cartwright, similarly, has tried to advertise itself as well, having local grocery stores stuff district fliers into shopping bags.

Specialty programs

Cartwright this school year continued to offer free all-day kindergarten, despite the loss of state funding for the program. School officials said it could make Cartwright more attractive than neighboring districts that opted to charge parents for the program.

Peoria Unified School District also has tried to distinguish itself with specialized programs, called magnet schools.

Eight Peoria elementary schools offer themes from Spanish immersion to fine arts. The two newest, a hands-on science program and a summer class to jump-start student learning, began this year.

Youth, Minorities, Demography and Politics :

Vicente Duque

Benito said...

The Republicans are so funny, when the economy is good you say let’s all celebrate “Cinco de Mayo, my brothers” but when the economy is down “it’s all your fault, you damn immigrant”. When most Americans (with Latin America roots) go to the polls this November we will remember that the GOP has gone on a nationwide rant in proposing and passing several anti-immigration legislation (that our US Courts continue to strike down) and have continue to blame the immigrant for the flat economy or worse. We will remember who stands with us and who stands against us, so trying to stop it now is somewhat funny, but go ahead, you will not change our minds. Plus the more radical of the GOP are now attacking our Constitution and our Bill of Rights, in a misguided attempt to garner some much needed votes, they really are fools, and leading the GOP towards obscurity because they are no longer a party of ideas, just of empty suits. Your hate made you do it, in November; you will reap what you have sown. I wonder what Abraham Lincoln would say about todays GOP, he unlike the current GOP was a man of ideas.

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