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Essential Policy

  1. 1. Educational Policy No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
  2. 2. Why do we have educational policy? <ul><li>Legally mandate action </li></ul><ul><li>Financially fund programs </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who makes educational policies? <ul><li>Most policies start off with court decisions--Judges </li></ul><ul><li>Other policies start off with a politician putting forth an idea--Politicians </li></ul><ul><li>Who is missing from this process? </li></ul><ul><li>EDUCATORS!! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Jeannie Oakes (UCLA) <ul><li>“ We know that children learn best in diverse groups; we know they learn best when they can rely on their native language, as well as the new language they’re learning. The research is very clear. This is a political issue…It’s very hard to decide about what’s best for children when policies are being driven by nervousness about, “Is this country going to turn black and brown?” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Fill in the blank… <ul><li>The Constitution delegates most decision-making for education to_____ and _______. </li></ul><ul><li>The Constitution delegates most decision-making for education to state and local government . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Educational policy directly influences schools” <ul><li>Federal Level : Congressional budgets, court decisions, and federal law </li></ul><ul><li>State Level : Office of Education, legislative mandates, teacher credentialing, class size, teacher salary </li></ul><ul><li>Local Level : Property taxes, PTA, school board , district offices </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Level : Classroom management, teaching decisions--what messages you send. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Current Events <ul><li>H.B. 1 -- Minimum School Program Base Budget Amendments (Rep. Last, B.)Last Update: 19 February 2008, 10:58 AM </li></ul><ul><li>H.B. 4 -- State Agency and Higher Education Compensation Amendments (Rep. Bigelow, R.)Last Update: 2 February 2008, 4:40 PM </li></ul><ul><li>H.B. 66 -- Paraeducator to Teacher Scholarship Program (Rep. Menlove, R.)Last Update: 19 February 2008, 3:34 PM </li></ul>
  8. 8. Current Events <ul><li>H.B. 68 -- Educator Relicensure Initiative (Rep. Menlove, R.) Last Update: 20 February 2008, 3:43 PM </li></ul><ul><li>H.B. 81 -- Task Force to Study Performance Incentives for Teachers (Rep. Last, B.)Last Update: 21 February 2008, 10:02 AM </li></ul><ul><li>H.B. 84 -- Compensation of Educators with National Board Certification (Rep. Moss, C.) Last Update: 8 February 2008, 2:22 PM </li></ul><ul><li>H.B. 85 -- Teacher Loan Program (Rep. Hemingway, L.) Last Update: 20 February 2008, 3:44 PM </li></ul><ul><li>H.B. 86 -- Funding of Inmate Postsecondary Education (Rep. Draxler, J.) Last Update: 20 February 2008, 3:44 PM </li></ul><ul><li>H.B. 88 -- Elementary Education Co-teaching Pilot Program (Rep. Bird, J.) Last Update: 13 February 2008, 4:40 PM </li></ul>
  9. 9. Current Events <ul><li>S.B. 1 -- State Agency and Higher Education Base Budget Appropriations (Sen. Hillyard, L.) Last Update: 5 February 2008, 4:21 PM </li></ul><ul><li>S.B. 2 -- Minimum School Program Budget Amendments (Sen. Stephenson, H.) Last Update: 2 February 2008, 5:05 PM </li></ul><ul><li>S.B. 81 -- Illegal Immigration (Sen. Hickman, J.)Last Update: 14 February 2008, 2:02 PM </li></ul>
  10. 10. Homework <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Look something up!! </li></ul><ul><li>Write down why you care. </li></ul>