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Fuzuki Nagata
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For those without children, school starts 8/29 and ends 6/7. Please drive slowly and safely in a school zone.

(Suggest removal) 8/24/11 at 3:41 p.m.

Actually, Nevada does show that money matters. We spend less per pupil than most states and get less results than most states. Everybody always ignores Massachusetts (Taxachusetts, if you will), but they get good results from their school system.

(Suggest removal) 4/22/11 at 2:01 p.m.

Thanks, speedstream. Another thing overlooked in all the studies that say that teachers' masters and doctorates have no impact on student achievement is the finding that 1st year teachers have a statistically significant impact on student achievement. The impact is decidedly NEGATIVE. Sandoval's one-year contract plan will result in a lot more 1st year teachers. Food for thought. Hire'em and fire'em just as they do at McDonalds.

(Suggest removal) 4/21/11 at 7:09 p.m.

In the above cited "The Mystery of Good Teaching," it states that "studies with more detailed measures of teachers' education levels and coursework in subject areas found that, at least in math and science, academic preparation does positively influence student achievement."

Exxon-Mobil is putting a lot of effort into math and science education. Maybe you have seen the ads during the Masters and the first round of the NBA playoffs. (

Let's be careful about changing the whole salary structure, especially in regard to science and math--areas in which Nevada students are relatively weak--without thinking clearly about the possible consequences. Inasmuch as advanced degrees appear to have value for math and science teaching, do we really want to run our most educated math and science teachers out of the state?

(Suggest removal) 4/21/11 at 3:46 p.m.

Is anybody in Sandoval's office familiar with the National Science and Math Initiative? See:

A state is not going to get more quality math and science teachers by offering only yearly contracts with no pay bump for graduate degrees. Where are the high tech jobs of the future for this state going to come from? Get a clue, Sandoman!!

(Suggest removal) 4/18/11 at 7:23 a.m.

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