SF teachers: AP prep time cut

(KTSF by Hellas Leung)

San Francisco teachers are planning a week of protests against proposed changes to the school district’s Advanced Placement program which would take away an hour preparation period for AP teachers and replace it with a class.

If the change is approved, AP teachers would teach five classes instead of four.  They would be given a $1,000 stipend annually as compensation.

The change would save the district $1.5 million a year.

“We want to bring our practices in this district in line with other districts because it is simply too costly for us to continue provide that extra preparation period,” said Gentle Blythe, spokesperson for San Francisco Unified School District. “It is not going to affect the quality or the quantity of offerings to our students.”

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