I like the tie.
Don't get left behind Barry
what do teachers think of "no child left behind?.........is it working, or is it just more bureaucratic hogwash?..ah, "Left Behind" - old Tom (oops)Tim and Jerry are still making money with their books.......read one of em' - "that's it folks"...zzzzzzzzz
I read the series except I couldn't get thru the last one. The first one was really slow and preachy but by half way thru the second one you get into the story. They are interesting to see how some people think the Second Coming will come about. Not sure I agree with them but like I said after the first book it is a pretty good read until you get to the last one.I am not a teacher but I don't think they are fans of the no child left behind.
More political mumbo jumbo. When I worked for a school system, I saw first hand how they teach to the tests and exempt anyone who might not be able to pass just so their district scores will look better.
George might never have gotten into Yale if he had to pass the current HS tests. School districts know they must teach to the test and exempt questionable "students" from taking the tests. However, Bridgeport ISD still comes up "unacceptable" because the administrators aren't smart enough to dodge the requirements. (They blame their poor results on "special ed" students - yeh, sure). The test categories that they actually passed, passed with pretty poor percentages.But BISD now wants to raise our taxes on top of increased valuations. Just throw more money at the problem rather than reform their processes. The only ones not "left behind" are the poor taxpayers.
The poor taxpayers don't see that by spending more on education you cut crime rates and poverty. I don't know of a school in Texas that doesn't genuinely need more money. Teachers make squat and many schools are having to cut out school nurses and counselors and non-academic subjects.If you don't like the way the schools are spending your tax dollars you should run for the school board and be one of the decision makers.
Anon 9:44You may want to become a little more informed on the test results before you shove your foot completely down your throat. If you believe what you wrote you are a complete idiot.
condolessa said it best..........run for the school board yourself....those folks do a pretty decent job of satisfying the mandates of government......most of whom don't have a clue as to the realities of public education.....can anybody say Rick Perry?
BISD has unacceptable rating because it has an unacceptable administration. They came down from Oklahom to get a paycheck and pad their retirement. They are also more examples of coaches moving up the ladder. Bridgeport citizens won't step up to the plate and elect some movers and shakers to the board instead of the present board where hardly any have kids in school. They are stale and out of touch. Look at the percentage of high school kids who go college. Of the ones who do, the percentage is even staggering low who get their degree. What a shame! Our kids deserve much more than they are getting. We need to quit accepting mediocrity!!!
Hey Barry! Didn't you go to Bridgeport? You turned out okay right?
anon 2:26 doesn't know what they're writing about. Believe me, an insider, last year there were some seniors who were never going to make it.If students weren't so full of sex, drugs and I don't care attitude, more would pass, go to college and graduate. Their harmones are raging. People should go to high school when they can get that out of the way. Many seniors can not write a complete sentence.
Your insinuation is that the left is unreligious? Perhaps you are on to something?
It's the parents fault that we have a generation of kids who don't give a crap. We've raised an entire generation of children who want instant gratification. I'm not happy with "no child left behind..." but it's not all about the teachers and the staff, just teaching for "the test". Kids just don't care. I know several parents (including myself) who are have to sit right on top of their kids, every single day to get home work done. I don't remember my parent having to make me do my work - I was devistated if I got a bad grade. (I was devistated a time or two)but apathy seems to be running a-muck among our youth.
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