Let's have a joke instead of thinking about sick babies.What do hurricanes and women have in common?When they come they're wild and wet, but when they go they take your house and car with them.
What is the story behind the terrible academicic performance lee entry in Decatur ISD? Is the Supt really sating they fell back to 2003 levels? If so, wasn't that the year the district was recognized? Guess the fell below that level too? OUCH!
From your post, it sounds like you must be of them!
Cscope is the reason, 7:38. When admistrators fail to stand up for the professional abilities of their teachers to go the way of purchasing a "miracle, fix-all" curriculum, students will always get less. Administrations everywhere seem to forget that teachers are quite capable of teaching. (well, most are - yes, I do realize there are a few bad apples, but for the most part the teachers in classrooms in this area are quite good!) I am astounded that so many school boards/administrators are stupid enough to buy in to the newest fad! It's like buying the newest diet pill that can miraculously take weight off and everyone can be skinny and beautiful! Teachers in classrooms everywhere should rebel! They should leave the profession in droves for the way they are being treated! Don't you think a surgeon might be offended if he was told he must have a manual to read while he was performing surgery - thus - meaning he must certainl have no real talent for his profession and must follow the manual while he worked? Well, I think you get the picture now. Wish folks everywhere would get the picture too!
They Supt, Board, and Administration has already started to make excuses for what is yet to come. Why not take action to shape the future rather fall victim to your failure to act.No confidence vote here!
I believe the politicians on the Decatur board fail to realize they represent the students and their futures. Quit focusing on getting re-elected and do what is best for kids. Happy staff are not always happy because they are doing their best for kids.
Here it is more about power than children.
Mr. Townsend has called a town meeting for January 10th at the Decatur Public Libary to answer questions from the community about CScope and community concerns. I find it a little interesting that he announced the date the day before everyone got out for Christmas and scheduled the meeting for the day after everyone gets back...right in the middle of semester exams. I'm trying to decide whether I will go or not. It's kind of a dicey situation for us since he is our boss. Since there was little time to get the word out, I bet there won't be much of a showing.
It is certainly no cheap fad either. Schools are spending huge amounts on those so-called curriculums! I'd bet if folks knew just how much was lost on the "miracle fix-all curriculums" they would pitch a hissy fit! Especially at a time when dollars are so few in education all over the state!
Seems like the Town Meeting concept is getting kind of old.
I have been disappointed in DISD's direction recently.Call it a lack of confidence
Time for a change!
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