National and State Education Leaders Denounce Findings of PACE/Pivot “Study” of Sacramento City Unified
SACRAMENTO – The National Education Association (NEA) and the California Teachers Association (CTA) denounced Friday the findings of a new report on Sacramento’s public school finances released by the Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE) and contractor PIVOT Learning for failing to disclose gross practices that hurt the more than 40,000 students of the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD). The nation’s largest union and California’s largest teachers union also faulted PACE for its failure to disclose conflicts of interest
PACE is a research center with ties to several top California universities including Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of California Davis, the University of California Los Angeles, and the University of California Berkeley.“The students of SCUSD deserve a quality public education and have been waiting far too long for school district officials to put their needs first. By failing to report the gross fiscal mismanagement by district officials, the PACE/PIVOT report perpetuates the failure to serve Sacramento’s students and communities as they should be and as our students deserve,” said CTA President E. Toby Boyd. “The objectivity and research methods led to skewed findings that clearly only serve one person: SCUSD Superintendent Jorge Aguilar.” To view the full post click here.