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LATEST NEWS from CAPE Ohio
Backpack Full of Cash
Free Screening February 8 at 7:00 P.M.
Bethel International United Methodist Church
1220 Bethel Road–Columbus, Ohio 43220
Mark your calendar and get your free tickets now for a screening of the movie, Backpack Full of Cash. The film is a documentary that explores the impact of charter schools on public education. Admission is free, but tickets are required.
Narrated by Matt Damon, this feature-length documentary explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children. Filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville and other cities, BACKPACK FULL OF CASH takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013-14 school year, exposing the world of corporate-driven education “reform” where public education – starved of resources – hangs in the balance.
CAPE Ohio invited the candidates for Columbus City School Board to send written responses to a set of five questions. Our intent was not to endorse, but to learn of each candidate’s views and plans for improving the quality of education for all children and for strengthening teaching, advising and supporting students and to post responses to the CAPE Ohio website.
To read candidates’ responses and CAPE Ohio’s responses to the candidates, go to https://capeohio.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/columbus-city-school-board-candidates-2017-v-2-15.pdf
Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools: Its Children Lost NYT 9/5/17
“Whatever level of human capital schools acquire through hiring can subsequently be developed through activities such as grade-level or subject-based teams of teachers, faculty committees, professional development, coaching, evaluation, and informal interactions. As teachers join together to solve problems and learn from one another, the school’s instructional capacity becomes greater than the sum of its parts.”1
This quote from Harvard professor Susan Moore Johnson may make perfect sense to you. Our systems and organizations, however, are largely structured around individual values. As such, a primary goal is to optimize and reward performance at the individual level. So, while some of us (perhaps many of us) might agree that a team’s capacity can exceed the sum of individual members’ capacity, we generally have a difficult time translating that knowledge into action—for example, rewarding individual behaviors that enhance team dynamics. Part of the problem is that there’s still a lot to learn about how teamwork and collaboration are effectively nurtured.
–Esther Quintero https://www.aft.org/ae/summer2017/quintero