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California is developing a statewide student-data system to track student demographics, financial aid, teacher readiness/training, and other factors correlated with students' academic progress and outcomes. Sounds like a good idea to help target resources at programs that are most-likely to get good results.

Oh, but wait ...

Here is one of the first documents given to the group working on developing the California Data System: "QuantCrit: rectifying quantitative methods through critical race theory"
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13613324.2017.1377675

"Critical race theory (CRT) in education centers, examines, and seeks to transform the relationship that undergirds race, racism, and power. This article reconsiders the possibilities of CRT applications to quantitative methodologies through ‘QuantCrit.’ We ask the question: Can quantitative methods, long critiqued for their inability to capture the nuance of everyday experience, support and further a ...

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Did anyone else watch Mandalorian last night? I haven’t been loving the series but last night went a long way in fixing so many of the broken parts of the Star Wars world.

Plus very cool to take Ahsoka from the animation world and make her a live action character...

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Let me check – oh yes, November is almost through.
Well, I guess then this might very well be the last load of sunny autumn pictures this time around. Fresh from my afternoon walk. Which was almost a bit chilly, but obviously nice.

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