STUDENT SAFETY & TEEN MIND DEVELOPMENT ISSUES FOR 4-3-18 FORUM

3-30-18

Greetings,  Education Forum Panelists, Co-Sponsors and all –

Please forward to others who might be interested. 

Iowalive’s 3-29-18 post below and on  http://www.iowalive.net/k12educationforum.htm presented several issues for the 4-3-18 Register narrated ‘education’ forum at Simpson College.  It reserved student safety and teen mind development for this special post since they are worthy of special emphasis.  And they also take precedent over typical forums that bogusly emphasize the need for more money to ‘save our schools’ etc., etc.!   

Vouchers are not considered as forum issues as they make too much sense!!  

Here is the table showing the need for special forum emphasis on student safety and Teen Mind Development.  

Special credit and thanks are given to superior educator, Dr. Sue Atkinson for her contributions to the posts herein. Her credentials include:  undergraduate degree in math and physics, four graduate degrees, business experience, and presently teaching online college courses in the disciplines of Political Science and History

‘EDUCATION’ FORUM EMPHASIS ON STUDENT SAFETY AND TEEN MIND DEVELOPMENT ISSUES WILL BE GRADED

STUDENT SAFETY AND TEEN MIND DEVELOPMENT ISSUES SUBMITTED TO THE 'EDUCATION' FORUM  CO-SPONSORED BY THE CULVER PUBLIC POLICY CENTER AT SIMPSON COLLEGE AND THE INDIANOLA CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN---HELD AT SIMPSON COLLEGE ON 4-3-18.  Source:  Iowalive  3-30-19

STUDENT SAFETY  ISSUES

FORUM EMPHASIS  GRADE,   A THROUGH F

Why have the Department of Education, Iowa Association of School Boards, the Iowa State Education Association, the School Administrators of Iowa, other related groups, AND the Iowa Legislature failed to seriously emphasize student safety and Teen Mind Development? 

 

Demonstrate understanding that school boards are responsible for  student safety on school grounds

 

Eliminate schools from gun free zones  that attract killers

 

Demonstrate interest and understanding of root causes of school killings posted on website  http://www.iowalive.net/killingsrootcauses.htm  on 3-7-18

 

Permit school employees to arm/protect themselves on school grounds

 

TEEN MIND DEVELOPMENT ISSUES

 

Require new student assessment tests to evaluate and score Teen Mind Development through the grades

 

Demonstrate understanding that Teen Mind Development is nearly as important as student safety.

 

Demonstrate understanding of Teen Mind Development charts posted on http://www.iowalive.net/gazetteeditorialboard.htm  on 2-26-18

 

*Grade is Based on Forum's Emphasis on Each Issue of Student Safety and Teen Mind Development

Anyone Claiming to Have Better Numbers is Asked to Provide them.

 

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ISSUES AND MUCH MORE FOR EDUCATION FORUM ON 4-3-18

3-29-18

Greetings,  Education Forum Panelists, Co-Sponsors and –

Please forward to others who might be interested. 

The education reporter for the Des Moines Register (that tends to report only fake news about Iowa education) will be moderating a forum that is billed by the Register as diving “deeper into the challenges and controversial issues facing K-12 education in Iowa” on April 3.  The forum is co-sponsored by the Culver Public Policy Center at Simpson College and the Indianola Chapter of the American Association of University Women.   Iowalive is unaware of any improved student achievement or school efficiency gains the co-sponsors expect the forum to produce.  So Iowalive will grade the results as shown in the tables below.  This forum is not  business as usual. Twelve issues are clearly defined and forum results will be graded and posted on http://www.iowalive.net/ .   

Because panelists include some of the major players in perpetuating the fake education news for Iowa, it is anticipated their focus will be on scapegoating (as they have done for the last six decades while their system of memorization failed so badly the national government had to stage an intervention) rather than taking responsibility for their mistakes and explaining what they intend to do to improve the situation.

TWELVE K-12 EDUCATION ISSUES FOR FORUM PANELISTS ETC. TO EFFECTIVELY RESOLVE

12 ISSUES AND 61% STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT GAINS SUBMITTED TO THE DES MOINES REGISTER NARRATED FORUM HELD AT SIMPSON COLLEGE ON 4-3-18.  Source:  Iowalive  3-29-19

EDUCATION ISSUES FOR 4-3-18 EDUCATION FORUM

% Average Gain In Student Achievement When issue Resolved Within 5 years

Total 5 Year Cost

FORUM RESULTS  GRADE,   A THROUGH F

Why have the Department of Education, Iowa Association of School Boards, the Iowa State Education Association, the School Administrators of Iowa, other related groups, AND the Iowa Legislature failed to? 

1. Set Iowa student proficiency standards at the 65th National Percentile Rank  national grade level.

11%

$0

 

2. Require all of the teacher training programs in the state to train future teachers in methods to effectively teach concepts to the various learning styles up to national grade level standards instead of continuing to use theories and methods based on memorization (causing them to be graded failures by the National Council of Teacher Quality every year since the assessments began in 2009 – while at least thirty states have now risen above the failure grade) – AND use these in their licensing exams.

14%

Reallocate Existing Funding

 

3. Require a medical diagnosis of a learning limitation prior to placing a student in Special Ed (where there is a failure to develop each child according to their potential – contrary to a Supreme Court decision in 2017)

1%

$500,000

 

4. Require effective remediation to close achievement gaps prior to further lowering standards for students already being failed by ineffective teaching methods (receiving an F grade in the ESSA plan by the national group assessing the plan, as well as being contrary to several Supreme Court decisions)

7%

$150,000

 

5. Require an assessment of the teaching methods in use (that are failing thousands of students) prior to deciding to administer an alternative assessment – thus completely failing to make necessary corrections to the teaching methods in use

6%

$30,000

 

6. Require effective remediation to close achievement gaps prior to further lowering standards for students already being failed by ineffective teaching methods (receiving an F grade in the ESSA plan by the national group assessing the plan, as well as being contrary to several Supreme Court decisions)

5%

$650,000

 

7. Require an assessment of why other countries and other states are out-educating Iowa at less cost per student

3%

$20,000

 

Why did the Iowa Association of School Boards arrange for Dir. Ryan Wise to receive an award for a failed summer reading program – duly reported by the Des Moines Register with no mention of the fact the plan was a failure?

1%

$0

 

Why do education groups allow the Des Moines Register to report that Iowa has the highest graduation rate in the country – DUE ONLY TO THE USE OF LOW STANDARDS?

1%

$0

 

Why do Iowa education officials and groups keep promoting fake news through the Des Moines Register pretending to be good rather than actually being good?

3%

$300,000

 

Why wont the Board of Educational Examiners admit teaching to the test and giving students answers to tests is a form of cheating?

2%

$0

 

Why wont educators and education officials estimate and commit to the expected % increase in student achievement,  when and how it will be achieved and at what  cost or savings

7%

$0

 

TOTAL

61%

$1,650,000

 

Anyone Claiming to Have Better Numbers is Asked to Provide them.

Numbers in the above table were derived using Iowalive’s proprietary algorithms, database and other sources.

PANELISTS’ INTERESTS AND PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS

The following table presents panelists’ interest in improving student achievement and school operating efficiency as well as their problem solving skills and how Iowalive will grade the results.   Iowa’s K-12 schools have major problems requiring highly skilled problem solvers, not talkers and emphasis on ‘more money for schools’.

CONSIDERING PANELISTS' INTERESTS AND PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS, ONE WONDERS WHAT CRITERIA WAS USED FOR SELECTING PANELISTS FOR THE EDUCATION FORUM.  Source:  Iowalive  3-29-18

PANELISTS

% INTERESTED IN IMPROVING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT & SCHOOL OPERATING EFFICIENCY

PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS ON      SC ALE OF 0 TO 10 TOPS

*FORUM RESULTS GRADE FROM A TO F

Phil Jeneary, government relations director of the Iowa Association of School Boards

2%

1

 

Sen. Tim Kraayenbrink, R-Fort Dodge, vice chair of the Iowa Senate Education Committee

11%

4

 

Randy Richardson, representing Iowans for Public Education advocacy group

1%

1

 

Rep. Sharon Steckman, D-Mason City, ranking member of the Iowa House Education Committee

1%

1

 

Tammy Wawro, president of the Iowa State Education Association

1%

1

 

David Wilkerson, government relations director of the School Administrators of Iowa.

1%

3

 

*Grade is Based on Likely Gain in Student  Achievement and School Operating Efficiency as a Result of  Panelist’s Contribution to the Forum.

Anyone Claiming to Have Better Numbers is Asked to Provide them. 

Numbers in the above table were derived using Iowalive’s proprietary algorithms, database and other sources.

NO CORRELATION OF TEACHER PAY AND READING TEST SCORES

The following table is based on teacher pay and student reading test scores provided by NPR and National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).  Iowa  is ranked 8th highest in teacher pay and 33rd highest in NAEP reading test scores, which closely reflect National Grade level, not Iowa’s Student Proficiency Standard which is at least a whole grade lower in elementary and nearly two grades lower in 12th grade.  NAEP  4th reading scores for Iowa are posted on website:  file:///J:/ALL%20DATA%201-1-13/NAEP%20%204TH%20READING%20Iowa%20Overview%20IA%202015.htm

 

THERE IS NO CORRELATION OF NPR TEACHER SALARY AND  4th READING TEST SCORES.  Sources:  NPR, NAEP &  Iowalive  3-29-18

STATE OR JURISDICTION

*TEACHER  SALARY ADJUSTED FOR STATE COST OF LIVING--2016

**AVERAGE 2015 4th NAEP  READING SCORE (0-500)

TEACHER PAY RANK

4TH READING RANK

Alabama

$57,550

217.05

20

40

Alaska

$55,011

212.79

28

48

Arizona

$46,500

215.31

48

44

Arkansas

$56,135

218.08

27

37

California

$57,628

212.68

19

49

Colorado

$50,647

224.02

45

20

Connecticut

$58,547

228.95

15

6

Delaware

$60,414

223.7

10

22

   District of Columbia

$57,432

212.31

21

50

Florida

$51,463

222.01

41

30

Georgia

$59,746

215.12

12

45

Hawaii

$40,246

221.69

51

32

Idaho

$51,837

222.02

39

29

Illinois

$60,555

227.28

9

9

Indiana

$57,696

223.63

18

23

Iowa

$60,868

221.09

8

33

Kansas

$54,301

228.06

30

8

Kentucky

$60,927

216.2

7

43

Louisiana

$51,926

223.73

38

21

Maine

$45,374

222.94

50

26

Maryland

$60,937

235.28

6

1

Massachusetts

$63,930

216.31

2

41

Michigan

$71,773

223.35

1

25

Minnesota

$59,779

214.11

11

47

Mississippi

$52,000

222.73

37

27

Missouri

$53,642

224.76

31

18

Montana

$54,426

226.63

29

12

Nebraska

$56,756

214.43

24

46

   Nevada

$57,402

231.95

22

2

New Hampshire

$51,445

229.49

42

4

New Jersey

$61,030

207.24

5

51

New Mexico

$49,750

222.65

46

28

New York

$58,004

225.81

17

15

North Carolina

$52,500

224.69

34

19

North Dakota

$52,825

224.93

33

17

Ohio

$63,740

221.83

3

31

Oklahoma

$51,515

227.19

40

10

Oregon

$58,145

220.22

16

35

Pennsylvania

$63,717

226.67

4

11

Rhode Island

$57,264

225.49

23

16

South Carolina

$52,878

217.97

32

38

South Dakota

$45,679

220.47

49

34

Tennessee

$56,180

218.61

25

36

Texas

$56,137

217.94

26

39

Utah

$49,668

226.14

47

13

Vermont

$52,356

230.1

35

3

Virginia

$52,191

228.97

36

5

Washington

$50,664

225.89

44

14

West Virginia

$51,199

216.25

43

42

Wisconsin

$58,825

223.36

14

24

Wyoming

$59,425

228.16

13

7

*Average Adjusted Teacher Salary Posted on https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/03/16/592221378/the-fight-over-teacher-salaries-a-look-at-the-numbers  BY NPR

**National  Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 4th Reading Scores

The Correlation Coefficient  for Salary to 4th Reading Scores is -.08, Which Means There is NO Correlation. The Minus Sign Means the Higher the Salary, the Lower the Reading Score

Anyone Claiming to Have Better Numbers is Asked to Provide Them

 

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Iowalive    A growing network of volunteer citizens and professionals for improving Iowa