School board candidates debate solutions to SF’s achievement gap

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By Laura Waxmann / Sept 24, 2018 Alison Collins says addressing race in our schools is necessary to helping African American children succeed in the SF Examiner: “Collins has worked directly with parents

Charter school plan backed by Silicon Valley group meets with opposition – SF Examiner

May/30 By

By Laura Waxmann / May 30, 2018 Alison Collins discusses how charters harm our public education system in an article in the SF Examiner: “Alison Collins, a public school advocate who is also

Stand up for our public schools – SF Examiner

Apr/29 By

Alison Collins and Arienne Adamcikova / Sun April 29, 2018 Right-wing billionaires and Silicon Valley technology investors have helped fund advocacy groups like Innovate, a San Jose group that pushes the charter agenda

SF public schools protest sharing space with charters – SF Examiner

Apr/22 By

Laura Waxmann / Sun Apr 22, 2018 Alison Collins talks about parents rights to protect their schools from charters in the SF Examiner: “Collins, a public school advocate who is also a

SF schools struggle to retain crossing guards – SF Examiner

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“Lack of hours, pay and benefits concerns parent Alison Collins, who is also running for an open seat on the Board of Education. Collins’ two 12-year-old girls attend Francisco Middle School. She said the crossing guards there are vital to their safety.

Data shows more students placed in desired schools through lottery system, but frustrations prevail – SF Examiner

Mar/22 By

“A lot of times parents pick schools they heard about, especially affluent families listen to [online] chatter on next door, mommy blogs,” said public school advocate Alison Collins, who is a candidate in the school board race. “The problem is that those families may only hear about 10 [good] schools and think the others must be bad. It creates a false sense of scarcity.”

Why I’m Running

Jan/17 By

I’m running to ensure all kids have access to high-quality public schools.

Conservative Funders Target S.F. Schools – SF Weekly

Jan/16 By

“…KIPP schools, like many charters, make their sites look good by nudging low performers out, she says. Education policy analyst Diane Ravitch agrees. “Charter schools have never closed achievement gaps,” she says. “They get high scores when they winnow out most kids and boil the school down to only those who get high scores.”

SF school leaders, advocates wary of Silicon Valley group aiming to tackle achievement gap – SF Examiner

Dec/19 By

“Parents want to be heard — even affluent families are frustrated,” said Alison Collins, a parent advocate and member of the African American Parent Advisory Council.

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