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Lard!! I don't even know what to think. I have tried to read some articles about what the schools in my area, and other areas in NC, could possibly be facing. The information is so mixed that I have no idea what to think. I've tried to focus on the problems in Compton, because that seems to be where the School Reform/Parent Trigger Movement met the strongest opposition from teaching unions. I read one story saying it's great. I read another saying don't be fooled!! When the already poorly ranked schools were cut even further, and the parent trigger was pulled, people came in with petitions to improve the schools that actually turned out to be a petition that transformed them into a private charter. Some teachers in these charters have been forced to give out their cell numbers to the children, and act as after hours social workers, etc. and they wonder why the turn over rate is high.

Ahhhhh!!!! Wtf. It's the testing that is screwing up so many schools, not the over whelming majority of teachers. I know Never Back Down was a big promotion for this movement. I am watching it now. I can understand frustrations, and I can see where some children benefit from charters (we already have a few) but I can also see where this is dangerous and where parents need to remove heads from asses. I was taught to read before school started. I know not everyone can do that, given different circumstances, but there is too much pressure put on some teachers already. Help take some off, not add to. Forcing them to give out cell nbrs and be on call 24-7 is ridiculous. Many have families of their own. Who the f**k are you? What are you doing?

Fjwknejeisnkekekqondnd!!!! Back to reading.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I wish I was the kind of person who could forget about the cookie sitting on her desk, or in the cupboard, or even someone who could go so far as to buy Girl Scout cookies then store them in her freezer for Xmas gifts, but I'm not.

I'm more like:


And I'll probably never change.
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And there is also this guy, who lives in NC, and has some serious allegations from American Indian Charter Schools in LA. Yet he still wants to open a new one in Nevada named after Ronnie. Eeeeeee.

http://www.city-journal.org/2013/23_3_snd-aims.html
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I wish I was the kind of person who could forget about the cookie sitting on her desk, or in the cupboard, or even someone who could go so far as to buy Girl Scout cookies then store them in my freezer for Xmas gifts, but I'm not.

I'm more like:


And I'll probably never change.
Originally Posted by claudine191
I'm like this. If it's here, I'm eating it. No self control, no willpower, I just eat them. That's why I don't keep cookies or chips or any fun cereal in my house. And pop tarts, I'm not allowed to buy those at all (unless I but the 2 pack), a Vic can disappear in one sitting.
Ps I'm glad you have water

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(And the state of our education system... when I was still in the classroom, every year I had overage 7th graders who didn't know how to read, some couldn't recognize letters. It's a shambles and the push for standardized testing makes it worse. We shouldn't have to teach kids to pass a test if we've taught them to read and think, etc. That said, I think the lack of standards is one of the reasons it fell apart, no one was checking if students were "on track". )

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PerriP, what's a Vic?

Maybe I should get some goat's milk soap. My chest is bumpy with heat rash.

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I've been using my goat's milk soap recommended by fifi. My skin went from itchy and unhappy to really smiley. Thanks Fifi.
(And the state of our education system... when I was still in the classroom, every year I had overage 7th graders who didn't know how to read, some couldn't recognize letters. It's a shambles and the push for standardized testing makes it worse. We shouldn't have to teach kids to pass a test if we've taught them to read and think, etc. That said, I think the lack of standards is one of the reasons it fell apart, no one was checking if students were "on track". )

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Originally Posted by PerriP

I am glad it is working for you. I thought about you earlier today when I realized I was almost out of mine. I have to make a health food store run soon. Must. Not. Get. Out. Of. Hand. With. Spending. I swear those places are a trap. Ooh, sesame chips, dried veggie chips, chocolate covered almonds, etc. Before I know it I have a basket full.


It is in a mess. I grew up in a time with little to no teachers aids, and in a pretty low scale school, and the kids did just fine. We always had a few that were held back for so many grades. People really didn't understand autism and learning disorders as well then BUT the teachers did not have an extreme amount of pressure and control placed on them then. We did have standardized tests, in specific grades, but that was it. The rest was basic. Reading & Writing, math, learn cursive and multiplication in the 3rd grade, division in the 4th, etc. There were no tudors. It's not budget cuts that scare me so much. I think more intelligent kids often come out of a measly environment, but it's just too much now. Class sizes are bigger. Everyone will just have to see what happens. No one know where they are making these cuts. I did find it funny that I came across an article from 4 months ago, from an area county, who was talking about slashing teachers aids and not contributing anything to the schools budget while they approve a multi million dollar softball/little league complex. Very interesting considering most of the senate details are just coming out. On what planet does that make sense?
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Maybe it's just me, but I think one should always put a child's education over a softball field. It's not like that county doesn't have one. They have been told they are 20-30 years behind the country and need a "softball complex". Pardon but some damn dirt with diamonds is dirt with diamonds.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

PerriP, what's a Vic?

Maybe I should get some goat's milk soap. My chest is bumpy with heat rash.
Originally Posted by claudine191
Laughing, apparently a Vic is what my phone thinks it should type instead of the word box

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Quit your hollerin'. >:c You hurt his feelings because you feel you have little to no power. Deal with it!! No need to yell a sweet boy because nobody treats you like you feel you deserve! I understand how you feel but you make me angry when you shout at us...Just be quiet D:<
Fifi standardized tests in every grade and the teach to test push that goes with them are killing our teachers and making it harder for our children to really learn the basic building blocks they need for later success in school. My own children struggle because of it, especially Luke. We are now faced with putting him in an after school program that focuses on the holes left in our curriculum because of it. Funding schools according to test scores that don't matter to individual children's grades and learning does nothing to help anyone IMO. I don't have a problem taking away tenure (I have encountered many teachers who have given up) IF its based on their class' ability to pass normal grade level stuff if it isn't based on this ridiculous standardized testing. Class size, amount of aides, district location, etc should be way more important.
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Fifi standardized tests in every grade and the teach to test push that goes with them are killing our teachers and making it harder for our children to really learn the basic building blocks they need for later success in school. My own children struggle because of it, especially Luke. We are now faced with putting him in an after school program that focuses on the holes left in our curriculum because of it. Funding schools according to test scores that don't matter to individual children's grades and learning does nothing to help anyone IMO. I don't have a problem taking away tenure (I have encountered many teachers who have given up) IF its based on their class' ability to pass normal grade level stuff if it isn't based on this ridiculous standardized testing. Class size, amount of aides, district location, etc should be way more important.
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess

I probably would not have as many objections (just looking at it from unbiased/don't have kids) perspective if tenure was based on regular performance either. I know schools honestly do have an occasional bad apple or some who have given up, but it is incredibly harsh and unfair to base it on the testing. From what I have gather in my talks with you and other parents on the boards, and my friends who teach, it's impossible. Everything is focused on the theory and getting them through the test as opposed to actually learning and applying the subject. That helps no one in the short or long run.

I truly hate that some schools have taken away the ability for teachers to be creatively involved. I know that is not the case with all, but it seems to be more of a common. I know that hurts them. They want to do more to make learning fun, different and interesting. Taking away that ability, along with teachers aids, in the current conditions... It's just way too much. We (NC) are already ranked 46th in education now, when we used to be a leader who set standards. It all started with the testing. Pitiful, and it will only get worse. I'm sorry your kids, and so many others are suffering from it. The priorities are really messed up.


Forgive if I have any crazy spelling errors. I woke up with a headache and fuzzy eyes. I'm waiting on my meds to kick in so I can go back to sleep.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

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A pretty good piece on introverts. I'm glad more and more if these types of articles are surfacing. Perhaps one day introvert won't be synonymous with recluse/hermit/social misfit, etc.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3569058

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A pretty good piece on introverts. I'm glad more and more if these types of articles are surfacing. Perhaps one day introvert won't be synonymous with recluse/hermit/social misfit, etc.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3569058

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Originally Posted by PerriP
I agree this is a wonderful article! Are you an introvert, too?
Scrills, I've learned that same skill.

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Sorry to hear you had to learn it.

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