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Old 10-04-2009, 07:38 AM
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A whole thread could be devoted to Mr. Aceves. Lots of material.

Mr Aceves presided over Franklin-McKinley Elementary School District in San Jose for 13 years, retiring in 2006 when his district was nose diving in educational performance. The district is predominately "Latino" which seems to be of either the very recently arrived or unassimilated community derived of sudden mass migration. I believe the district is near state receivership, it's educational performance is beyond dismal.

However, the man has expended a lot of shoe leather over a 30 year career meeting people and seems to have created a network of alliances.

Just a few of the organizations he has participated in; California City Superintendents Association, the California Association of Latino Superintendents, and the Association of California School Administrators. He has achieved leadership position in several educational associations.

Lots of Latino contacts. Lots of Latino Superintendents out there.

Forty years of Chicano studies

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Old 10-04-2009, 08:15 AM
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Besides the racial bias towards "Latinos" (regardless of national origin or legality of residence) in our school system, there are tons of other problems associated with the unassimilated or uncaring.

I'm not sure exactly what the apples versus oranges are in some of this discussion.

Mr Aceves and other like minded people want to throw more money at whatever the problem is, and in self interest concerning employment they have a further reason to deplore the recent cuts.

However, I believe that classroom education, for the most part, consumes over 60 cents out of every dollar in California. I believe in Texas, it's around 50% of the same dollar. And Texas has a higher graduation rate than California.

Both have a high ratio of Latinos in the schools, and I believe the schools which have those high ratios have a high drop out rate in both states.

Where are the apples and oranges here?

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According to Larry Aceves, a retired schools superintendent who is running for state Superintendent of Public Instruction, the information on graduation rates put out by the state is far from accurate.

"I don't want to paint everything with a broad brush," he said, but speaking generally, the way schools count how many students graduate from high school is "not an accurate process."

Aceves said he believes the official graduation rates suggest California schools are doing better than they really are.

"I think we're giving ourselves credit for more than is due," he said. "We don't have an accurate way of learning what happens to kids when they don't show up. We need to have a system that says if a child doesn't come back, every effort is made to find out what happened." 9-27-09
http://www.chicoer.com/lifestyle/schools/ci_13431762
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Aceves notes that the job of superintendent is an increasingly political, high-profile position that must answer to business leaders, parents, teachers, students and the community at large. Finding men and women with the personality and stamina to take on so many challenges is no easy task. http://www.cftl.org/pressroom_clipvi...c_12_11_06.php
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The future for leadership in public education looks bleak,” said Wes Smith, 37, superintendent of the Cascade Union Elementary School District in Anderson, near Redding. “A lot of experienced people are retiring, and a lot of people who are qualified don't want the job. But if we want to have great schools, they demand and deserve great leadership.”
And, in spite of the performance of Franklin-McKinley under Acevas' stewardship,

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In 2005 Larry was awarded the Association of California School Administrators Marcus Foster Memorial Award. In 2001 he was named Santa Clara County Superintendent of the Year as well as Catholic Charities’ Top Community Partner.
What happened? Aceves will say that it was a lack of funding.

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While the dropout rate for Santa Clara County is about 15 percent, for Latino students it is 26.6 percent, also higher than the state's.

Local teachers were at a loss to explain why Silicon Valley's Latino and African-American students are doing worse than their peers in other parts of the state.

Weis said educators must radically rethink classroom instruction and replicate the strategies that appear to be succeeding: working with students in small groups, making sure students never fall behind and bringing families into the conversation.

"We need to change the way we are teaching," Weis said. "The fact that we are least effective with our fastest-growing demographic does not bode well for the future. It's the No. 1 issue of this decade."

Alum Rock and Franklin-McKinley, along with 10 other districts in Santa Clara County, are now on the PI list. If they don't improve, they face a possible state takeover of their schools. 2009

http://www.individual.com/story.php?story=106951955
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:19 AM
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You know ilbegone, you may have a good theme for a public effort here. Maybe we should strategize on this a little, and bring this to our seerless leaders at the schools administration. I see a billboard event in the future....(insert cartoonlike Nostradamus icon here)
PM me. Lengthening to at least ten characters.
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:42 AM
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A short bio on Aceves.

Aceves was educated when the Chicano movement was starting up and full full steam with public radicalism. I wonder if he was a Mecha member.

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Aceves is a first generation American. His parents were
working-class immigrants who raised Aceves and his four
siblings in Calexico, California. Aceves graduated from
San Diego public schools and served as a paratrooper
in the 82nd Airborne Division. He earned his bachelor’s
and master’s degrees in education from San Diego State
University.
He began his educational career in 1974 as a teacher
in San Diego and has served in school districts in San
Diego, San Jose and the Central Coast.
He’s been a teacher, principal and superintendent, and
when he retired in 2006, he had served as superinten-
dent of the Franklin-McKinley school district for 13 years
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Old 10-04-2009, 08:58 AM
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Presented for interest. The Calsa membership application

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The California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA) offers various levels of membership opportunities. CALSA brings together a network of educators and business representatives whose interest is in the advocacy of educational opportunities for Latino children.

As a CALSA member you will receive bimonthly association activity updates through the CALSA E-mail newsletter. Members receive a discounted conference rate for the Annual Summer Institute.

CALSA conferences highlight: best practices, opportunities to submit nominees for high school scholarships, unparalleled networking opportunities and eligibility to participate in the CALSA Administrator Mentoring Program.

The membership categories are as follows:

SUPERINTENDENT: Those that hold the title of Superintendent.

ASSOCIATE LEVEL: Includes educators other than the district superintendents of schools, inclusive of full-time students.

RETIREES: This membership is for full-time retirees not engaged in marketing or representing businesses and/or corporations.

BUSINESS/CORPORATION/ASSOCIATION: Association provides up to six individual memberships.

FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATORS FROM HIGHER EDUCATION: Includes faculty from universities and colleges.

Please complete the following membership form and submit it directly from our site, then mail your membership fee to:

CALSA
19635 Redding Dr.
Salinas, California 93908

Your membership will cover from July 1 through June 30 and will be activated once your completed application and membership fee has been turned in.

The dues for 2007-2008 are: $200/year for Superintendents, $100/year for Associates, $100/year for Retirees, $1000/year for Businesses, $500/year for Associations, and $500/year for Higher Education Group (CLEAR) members (up to six individuals).

Please direct any inquiries about membership to Dr. Fernando Elizondo at trinityotr@aol.com


Please Note: Bold Fields are required.

Title
First Name Middle Name Last Name
Job Title
Organization
Work Phone
Home Phone
Email
Please indicate the type of membership you are purchasing.
I believe I saw a job posting area on the website which was for members only. Would that be the pool from which administrative candidates are selected? Would that be racial discrimination? Can a white or black educator become a member of this organization and enjoy the networking benefits?

Is this a racist organization in that it selectively advocates educational opportunities for Latino children only as opposed to all children?

How loud would the outcry be if there was an organization devoted only to white children?

Forty years of Chicano studies

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Old 10-04-2009, 10:16 AM
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Following are some "connect the dots" posts.
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:22 AM
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Connect the dots #1:

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Calsa sponsored a Jack O’Connell for State
Superintendent of Public
Instruction fundraiser on Feb 8. (2002)


Co-sponsoring the Event were ACSA
Region 10, California Teachers
Association, and the California
County Superintendent’s Assocation.


Approximately 80 folks attended and
were able to chat with Senator
O’Connell about both current
future educational issues he
would address as State
Superintendent Of Instruction.


Calsa has endorsed Senator
O’Connell for SPI
.

The event
held in
Fernando and Susan Elizondo’s Salinas
home.
http://docs.google.com/gview?a=v&q=c...6cGGBBRFwDvs4Q
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:27 AM
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CALSA Past Presidents, Aceves and Delgado, Launch
Campaigns


CALSA past presidents Larry Aceves and
Arturo Delgado are on the campaign trail.
Larry Aceves retired Superintendent from
Franklin McKinley School District has
announced his candidacy for State
Superintendent of Public Instruction.


Larry served as CALSA president and was
instrumental in crafting the vision in the
early years of CALSA. He also has served
as ACSA President and has garnered numerous statewide awards
and recognitions. He retired in 2007 and is a partner in Leadership
Associates.


Larry is making history as the first Latino superintendent
to run for this prestigious office. In a field of three candidates Larry is
the only one with an education background. In a Statewide poll
commissioned by ACSA, Larry polling numbers as to favorability were
around the 60% mark over the other two candidates
http://74.125.155.132/search?q=cache...ient=firefox-a
Forty years of Chicano studies

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Old 10-04-2009, 10:40 AM
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California Department of Education News Release
Release: #03-42
August 6, 2003

O'Connell Names Local School Superintendent to California Quality Education Commission

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell has appointed Larry Aceves, superintendent of Franklin-McKinley School District to the newly formed California Quality Education Commission.

Last year, the state Legislature established the commission under AB 1026 (Strom-Martin) to provide state policymakers with the tools necessary to establish reasonable costs associated with schools and guidelines as to how best direct available resources to our schools. The California Department of Education is providing the primary support for the establishment of the commission and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction is responsible for two commission appointments.

"I'm extremely pleased that Larry has accepted this important appointment," stated O'Connell. "His extensive experience in education, both as a classroom teacher and administrator, makes him ideally suited to the task of developing a plan with the goal of helping to ensure that all our kids can meet California's high academic performance standards."

Aceves currently heads one of the most culturally diverse school districts in California. The district serves more than 10,000 students who speak 54 languages other than English. Prior to assuming his current position, Aceves served as superintendent of the Alum Rock School District and before that, he worked as deputy superintendent of the Pajaro Valley Unified School District in Santa Cruz. He also was a principal and bilingual education teacher in San Diego. Aceves received his bachelor's degree in Fine Arts and Humanities and his master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from San Diego State University.

"Larry has been involved in public education as both teacher and administrator for 30 years. His wealth of experience and knowledge makes him a great asset to this new commission," O'Connell said.http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr03/yr03rel42.asp
"I'm extremely pleased that Larry has accepted this important appointment," stated O'Connell. "

Aceves was a primary functionary in the election of former State Senator to the post of Superintendent of public instruction in 2002, O'Connell Appoints Aceves to the newly formed California Quality Education Commission in 2003, and Aceves is now campaigning for 2010 Superintendent of public instruction.

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Old 10-04-2009, 11:15 AM
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Larry Aceves can be superintendent not beholden to special interest groups, since he has not been a career politician.

http://www.sanjoseinside.com/sji/blo...c_instruction/
Bullshit.

Aceves has been of President both of these organizations.

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ACSA Board endorses Aceves bid for SPI in 2010
The ACSA Board of Directors recently unanimously voted to officially endorse Larry Aceves for superintendent of public instruction in 2010.
http://www.acsa.org/FunctionalMenuCa...eves-2010.aspx
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Larry Aceves Endorsed By California's Largest Organization Of Latino School Administrators

Endorsement demonstrates growing support for lifelong educator's 2010 Superintendent of Public Instruction campaign

The Larry Aceves campaign for Superintendent of Public Instruction today announced receiving the endorsement of the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA)
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/note.php?n..._fb_noscript=1
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Meanwhile, Aceves appears to have secured his base among the people who actually run schools and called himself a “down in the dirt educator” that will run a nontraditional, grassroots campaign.

The candidate added that he also hopes to seek contributions from bigger donors, arguing that a successful SPI campaign will take at least two to four million dollars.

Long-time Democratic strategist Steve Maviglio said that in the end, big ticket contributors will be essential to determining the winner.

“Aceves hasn’t cornered the market,” he said. “The name of game in this race is going to be independent expenditures by EdVoice, CTA, and other players that typically run their own campaigns.”
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/note.php?n..._fb_noscript=1
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