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PPS-SF Recommends: Multilingual Schools, John Oliver, and Yes on A

posted Nov 1, 2016, 4:14 PM by Robin Dutton-Cookston   [ updated Nov 2, 2016, 9:33 AM ]
The team at PPS-SF recommends these articles, films, podcasts, and activities related to education.

Two students work on a robot.
To Read
San Francisco's Multilingual Schools Could Forge Path if California Measure Succeeds
Should California embrace multilingualism as a goal for its children — or recommit itself to an English-only policy that goes back almost two decades? That is the question at the heart of Proposition 58, called the “Multilingual Education Act” by supporters, which goes to the voters on Nov. 8. read more

It’s a rite of passage for parents in many parts of the country: Try to get your kids into the “right” high school. Parents of means move to leafy suburbs known for their great public schools, which are open to all children of families who can afford hefty mortgages. Wealthy families who remain in cities often choose private schools or else hope for a spot at an elite selective school. read more

To Watch
Public schools are increasingly divided by race and class. John Oliver discusses the troubling trend towards school resegregation.

To Hear
SFUSD enrollment advice on Burrito Justice League local community radio.

To Do
Get out the vote for Prop A and help our schools. Volunteers can phone bank, share literature, and send emails. read more 

An award-winning film and an evening of dialogue about what matters most for students today. November 14 at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. read more 

A groundbreaking look at the lives of African American girls by a powerful advocate, Monique W. Morris, author of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. November 17 at the Museum of the African Diaspora. read more