Tuesday, July 1, 2008

State Board of Education Election Announced

State Board elections announced
Declarations of candidacy must be received by Aug. 1

OLYMPIA - June 27, 2008 - Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Terry Bergeson will conduct an election in November 2008 for one elected position to the State Board of Education.

The open four-year position is for Western Region No. 4, currently held by Linda Lamb of Olympia. Her term expires January 2009.

The board is composed of 16 members: seven members appointed by the governor; two members from the eastern region of the state and three from the western region, all elected by public school directors; one at-large member elected by approved private schools; the superintendent of public instruction; and two student representatives selected by the State Board itself.

The announcement is HERE.


Anonymous said...

Washington's Politicians taking Academics out of Public Schools. Taxpayers support Michigan's economy by buying their imbecile textbooks. How do ed departments support themselves? With NSF grants that sell stupid, irrelevent textbooks pandered to the public by the NCTM and DOE. Research on the DOE's 'exemplary' programs is deceitful, it doesn't meet professional standards, and it can't be independently verified. Stop the funding or hold universities accountable, its hurting kids.

dan dempsey said...

Interesting comments above.

If you were to look at draft #2 of the IMR criteria for the k-8 math curricular recommendations, you would find many of these defective fed funded nonsense studies referenced.

This just seemingly goes on without end. CMP2 will likely be a perfect match with the k-8 math standards and the IMR criteria.

How much did the tax payers spend with legislative over sight, only to allow Terry Bergson to corrupt the process to give us nearly the same results?

We are a nation in decline.


Anonymous said...

Really, yes it is without end. I heard a good interview with a theologian and he says there are three types of ignorance -

1. ordinary (that we all know)
2. willful (not knowing something we could know, but don't want to know)
3. rational (incomplete knowledge)

He also went on to describe how the most powerful belief systems also hold an equally clear view of who is in opposition and this is what makes belief systems so powerful and dangerous.

The interview was on NPR, but I don't remember the name of the book - something like Religion responds to Belief - but its really a discussion about how people align themselves to a common set of beliefs (communitas) and factions harness that collective power for their own gain (I can't spell sibutas (sl)).