12.13.2009

Former Wise County Resident

Story.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

There was ad displayed on that page that said," My angina felt like a lightning bolt."

Since I frequent this blog you can guess the word my brain transposed for "angina" and then I giggled.

The End

Anonymous said...

"Tierce taught pre-Advanced Placement English and was an assistant football coach at Jim Ned High School in Tuscola until he was placed on paid administrative leave in October 2007 after the parents of a ninth-grader filed a complaint with the sheriff’s office. The parents complained about their then 14-year-old daughter being able to choose Cormac McCarthy’s “Child of God” while in Tierce’s class."

"The book, which contains graphic depictions of rape, violence and necrophilia, was on an approved reading list for freshman English students in the pre-AP class at Jim Ned High."

"In an unrelated case, in August, a former Wylie High School instructor pleaded guilty to an improper relationship between educator and student. Oliver Cason Clifton received a $1,000 fine and eight years probation after being accused of engaging in oral sex with a 16-year-old female student."

Guess he would have been better off having oral sex with her instead of letting her choose to read a controversial book. Pretty much illustrates why the U.S. society will crash and burn in less than 10 years.

Anonymous said...

Of course, we know nothing about the particulars, one sure has to question the motives of this young lady (AND her mother). Wow! A man's career ruined. All I can say----if you are a teacher (or ANY school employee for that matter) NEVER, NEVER, EVER be alone with a student!

Anonymous said...

I hope that it is not too late to for many readers to find this post. It is regarding my childs school assigments from a Decatur Elem. School. Lately, my child is doing worksheet, after worksheet, after worksheet of the same content. Who is it that has designed this crap?? I have asked my childs teacher and she has no answers. I am fed up with the repetitive, meaningless worksheets that appear in my childs folder. Please, someone come clean on who came up with this garbage. I want to expose them and run their ass out of the school district. Is it the principal? The superintendent? Is the school board aware of this garbage. Menoras,kwanza....garbage!!!! How about challenging my child. Getting my child excited about school has become a challenge at home because of the beating of repetitive worksheets. Watching this is making me sick. Please help me in identifying who this person is that is destroying DISD. Lets inform the school board and fire their ass!!

Anonymous said...

9:54pm, the majority of the problem are the legislators in Austin who decide what our children will learn and how. I would take my argument to Austin. It's no different than the TAKS test. A child can make straight A's all through their course work but you let them flunk the TAKS and they don't graduate. Talk about a joke!! So, we have people in Austin making the decisions for our children when none have ever stepped into a classroom much less to make visits to see what takes place in a class room. There's no telling how many legislators are making money from the TAKS test and other stupid decisions they come up with. You know, similiar to those running/ruining our Country in Washington at the present time.

Anonymous said...

4:24PM
Read the story again. He was indicted on 3 counts of improper relationships with students with one including an assult on a disabled student. He had at least one improper relationship with a former student.
The parent complaining about the book just caused the school to begin to look at him and ask questions of some of the students. He did not lose his teaching certificate over a book list.

Anonymous said...

9:54am Yea I remember saxon worksheets for phonics and math when my oldest went through elementary. They were exremely boring and repetitive. When my youngest went through they were not teaching "phonics" anymore but were teaching "whole language" because they were teaching to the highest students and the rest would rise to the level of expectation so she didn't have any boring phonics worksheets but she did have saxon math. My youngest suffered because she missed some basic phonics rules and still isn't a strong reader and can't spell. Yes phonics can be boring. Yes learning your times tables is boring. But you MUST know these things. Repetition is way you learned in school too. Hopefully they are doing some interesting things in class and the homework papers are just to solidify what they should already know and yes they prepare them for state testing which you have to pass to move to the next grade.
So quit bad mouthing the homework, the teachers, and the school to your kids and make homework time a more pleasant time in your home. Kids feed off the attitude of the parents. Maybe your kids will have a better attitude toward school.

p.s. If the worksheets are too hard for them then get a tutor, it worked for us and gave my child more confidence. Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

How did we move form a lawsuit to all this feel good discussion?

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Where is Jim Ned?

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:50 I think the poster was saying that the worksheets were boring the child, not challenging them. I have the same problem with mine. They are quite gifted, and are bored while the teacher works with kids who need more attention. When I was in elementary school, they had tracks that kept students grouped with kids at their learning level. Now they are mixed in.

Anonymous said...

9:58am

I saw Jim Ned just the other day buying beer at Allsups training for a marathon. So he's still hanging around Decatur.

Anonymous said...

Jim Ned High School is just south of Abilene in the town of Tuscola.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you 10:22, my kiddo is having the same problem. And I have talked to her teacher. The teacher told me it is a new curriculum that Decatur ISD is using called CSCOPE that the superintendent's office bought. The teachers don't have a choice. The difference btw my kid's attitude this year and last year is enough to make me want to homeschool her...wish I could afford to.

Anonymous said...

Jim Ned is behind RAB, Tx. Just ask MzChief. I know a lot of folks buried there.

Anonymous said...

10:22pm
So I am thinking that you just talk to the GT teacher who can give them a project that they can work on when they have finished their normal coursework as opposed to getting additional worksheets to keep them busy. Your insinuation is that your child is above the mundane stuff the other kids need help with so tell them to finish the paper and then they can work on the "interesting" GT project.

BTW my kid graduated in the top 5% and was one of those kids the other teachers are helping. Yep he passed all the kids who are TOLD they are gifted...lol ALL of the kids are gifted in one way or another. Most of the GT kids start flaking out because their parents lead them to believe that they are entitled to special treatment somehow & how the teachers & school etc dont know what they are doing...blah blah blah

My concern with 9:54 was that her response after going to her kid's teacher is to come on a blog and try to find "who to fire". That is how I know that the parent is part of the problem and where some of the bad attitude comes from.

It is called "Work with the school people" not "fight the school". Isn't that what we want our kids to do? Come on be an adult:) Merry christmas!

Anonymous said...

We have Jim Ned's Lookout in Gawd's Country. That dude apparently got around.

Anonymous said...

9:35 a.m.

"4:24PM
Read the story again. He had at least one improper relationship with a former student.

He did not lose his teaching certificate over a book list."

Take your own advice. He was accused of having 3 "attempted improper relationships", but not convicted for any of the ATTEMPTS, much less an improper relationship.

He pled guilty to an assault charge, but none of this would have happened if not for letting a student read a book ("Child of God" - you couldn't make this shit up if you were paid to do so). Ironic in a school huh?

Moral of the story? Don't screw around with the parents of special ed students.

Anonymous said...

8:04PM


No he was indicted on the 3 charges of an improper realtionship...one of which included an assult on a disabled student.

Those were dropped as part of his plea agreement. That is his decision.

Anonymous said...

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