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jeffco dataview has produced many videos delving deep into the effects of "reforming" a school district. topics include:
Comparing achievement levels for Douglas County schools before and after implementation of reforms from 2005 to 2014. Conservative reformers say that Jeffco schools are failing. Are they? Take a look at the comparisons. The Jeffco board majority and district staff are now implementing the same reforms as Dougco implemented. Will this be good for Jeffco student achievement? Is something else going on here?
Comparing the performance of schools with similar demographics in Jeffco and Dougo in Apples to Apples.
Comparing performance levels in the largest 11 districts in Colorado on the Front Range. How do Dougco and Jeffco compare?
This video compares performance for children in special education and poverty in Dougco and Jeffco before and after 2009. The conservative reforms in Dougco have been especially harmful for at-risk children. They have labeled Jeffco a "failure." Yet Jeffco has shown steady increases in performance.
Conservative reformers blame teachers unions for being an obstacle to increased student achievement. They think student achievement will increase if there are no unions. What happens when a district shuts down the teachers union? Douglas County shut down the teachers union in 2012. For two years, student achievement has not been affected by the union. What happened in Dougco during this time? Did student achievement actually increase as the conservative reformers predicted?
Does free-market competition between neighborhood and charter schools increase student achievement? The Jeffco Board Majority has increased funding for charter schools and has made it known that they want many more charter schools in Jeffco to raise achievement.
DIANE RAVITCH, FORMER ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF EDUCATION AND REFORM SUPPORTER, NOW DECRIES THE UNINTENDED [INTENDED?] RESULTS OF REFORM IMPLEMENTATION.
An interview with NPR covers a multitude of issues with relation to the "Reform Playbook."
Policies, agendas, presentations, etc at: http://www.boarddocs.com/co/jeffco/Board.nsf/Public
JeffCo board meeting video: http://livestream.com/accounts/10429076/events/3542310
Statewide district data: http://www.cde.state.co.us/