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Re: Academically troubled schools

Postby Little Doc » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:10 am

Our Texas politicians don't give a squat about the problems and finances of Texas public schools. Why? Because their kids go to private schools!
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Re: Academically troubled schools

Postby Old Bearkat » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:03 am

smokeyjoe53 wrote:
topher80 wrote:Never understood this system... you are punishing schools, admin, teachers, who are doing their best with very little to work with.... having taught at inner city schools and schools in wealthy suburbs, there is only so much modelling you can do with the clay you are given...

You're trying to apply logic to a bureaucratic system. With the exception of some dedicated teachers, our educational system consists of preparing students to pass standardized tests mandated by federal and state agencies. Politicians give lip service and tickle our ears with slogans and catch phrases but provide no concrete solutions to the educational problems we face.


Which is why homeschooling, charter schools, and private/parochial schools are becoming more and more popular options.
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Re: Academically troubled schools

Postby Old Bearkat » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:12 am

topher80 wrote:
Johnny South wrote:How about, "Let's not leave any child behind"? Would that be a good slogan?


... some kids are going to get left behind, just like some adults get left behind in life. It's just the way the world works. Kids nowadays can get out of anything that they don't want to do by getting Mommy or Daddy to kick up enough of a fuss that administrators just throw their hands in the air and say "You win!". I cannot imagine what the system will be like in 25 years time.


Even more broken than it is now, but bureaucratic inertia will keep things the same unless some politician with no ties to the system comes in and dismantles it. The powers-that-be will fight that politician to the last kid. Chicago teachers just voted to go on strike because a bankrupt system that spends almost $18k/yr/student cannot afford to give them their accustomed 5% raises every year and continue a pension that allows them to retire on 80% of their average 3 years salary at age 55.
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Re: Academically troubled schools

Postby truthhurts04 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:27 am

They dont want that to happen because the testing companies line the pockets of said politicians!
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Re: Academically troubled schools

Postby Johnny South » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:36 am

truthhurts04 wrote:They dont want that to happen because the testing companies line the pockets of said politicians!

All of that Pearson graft keeps the ball rolling!
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