Mick Founts has served as the San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools for about seven months. But in that time, he has seen hundreds of teachers and other school staff lose their jobs due to budget cuts. He’s seen class sizes swell to out-of-compliant rates, and watched per-student funding from the state decline.
“There is no other industry that has been hit with the economic devastation that schools have been, and has increased the quality of its product, even when using test scores as the single, and some would say, inappropriate measure,” Founts said, summing up the last calendar year.
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