There is no argument that education in the U.S. needs improving. But, exactly where that change should be coming from is a growing debate.

Many say schools are losing good teachers because they don’t measure up to state and federal standards.

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“Communities need to be part of the solution,” said School Board member Rachael Norton.

Norton supports a national coalition which has presented a plan to Washington D.C. about what works and what doesn’t.

Corrina Vasaure with the Alliance of California for community empowerment says it based on the idea that one size does not fit all.

“Every school is different, every school looks different and every classroom is different,” said Vasuare. “We want the administration to spend the time talking to parents, community members and our teachers in the classroom to find out what really works.”


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