SFUSD gets B grade from pro-charter group

The free-marketeering, privatization-boosting, libertarian Reason Foundation has given The City’s school district an overall B grade in a study released Thursday.

The pro-charter school organization gave the Oakland Unified School District, which has a strong charter schools contingent, an A grade.

San Francisco Unified School District officials did not comment on the study.

The grade, which was part of the foundation’s Weighted Student Formula Yearbook, was based on a series of criteria.

“The study recommends a series of ‘best practices’ for districts, including publishing school report cards for parents, using performance-based pay for teachers and principals, allowing students to enroll in any school in the district, and giving principals control over their hiring and budgets,” according to the foundation.

REPORT CARD

The Reason Foundation released its grades for the SFUSD on Thursday:

Overall Grade for SFUSD: B

Principal autonomy: B

School empowerment benchmarks: C

2011 proficiency rates: A-

Proficiency rate improvement: F

Expected proficiency vs. actual: A-

Expected proficiency improvement: C+

2011 graduation rates: D

2011 achievement gaps: C

Achievement gap improvement: B-Bay Area NewseducationReason FoundationSan Francisco Unified School DistrictWeighted Student Formula Yearbook

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Riders should expect big changes when Muni rail returns in August

Reconfigured routes will mean fewer, longer trains through tunnel

New audio of couple calling police on SF man bolsters racial bias claims, supe says

Pacific Heights incident spurred CAREN Act to outlaw discriminatory reports to police

SFUSD students may start the school year at home

Staff report recommends starting with distance learning in the fall, transitioning to hybrid model

Universities fight new immigration restrictions on international students in court

Local colleges are scrambling to keep international students in the country as… Continue reading

SF library plans to reopen with pickup and drop-off services

Since March, all 28 library locations in San Francisco have been closed… Continue reading

Most Read