just some of the test scores in knox ...
confused

London, KY

#21 Nov 2, 2012
Answering Machine wrote:
I think the point is the old ain't working so we should give the new a try.
Are you saying, the old teachers ain't working so they need to get new ones?
How are you going to do to make them teach?
Have you ever been in a classroom? Have you ever taught school?
Have you ever given a test?
How can a board member raise test scores? I don't think you will do a better job than Hossie because he has nothing to do with scores. It's all on the teachers young or old.
Elmer fud

Corbin, KY

#22 Nov 2, 2012
Well I have said all I am saying you make your own bed and sleep in it. I told the truth I will never post again good luck.
Teacher

Flat Lick, KY

#23 Nov 2, 2012
Me too wrote:
I have NEVER put the first comment on this lousy site but you've just pushed me to do so!!! You have no idea how horrible you are making this Merida man look do you? Is that your intention? If so you are doing a great job!!! If not, you are simply retarded!!! Do you know ANYTHING about test scores? Do you know the changes that were made in scoring these tests? DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT EDUCATION??? And let's just 'tickle your fancy' for a minute, how would your "Superman Merida" change all these test scores single handedly?
I am not a voter in district 3 I am a educator and no the board members does not have a direct impact on the test scores,However they do have the athority to hold people accountable if you would have noticed in your last newspaper Mr merida ran a ad stating that all personal in key positions will be held accountable for what happens or fails to happen and yes i believe he is on the right track.We all know that the superentant,principles and teachers do have a direct impact on the test scores.Thata who should be held accountable.Im sorry if i offend anyone but the truth is the truth
parent

United States

#24 Nov 2, 2012
I can tell you why our scores was so bad,teachers send work home with kids instead of working with kids in the class and half the parents are clueless on what to do with this work...Blame these scores on the teachers!!!
lol

United States

#25 Nov 2, 2012
I am a parent and I feel as if learning begins at home. Ppl can lay blame on teachers all they want but unless the parents AND teachers get on the same page, we're fighting a losing battle! Yes our educators are to be held accountable dont get me wrong but I also feel that our school board needs new faces starting at the top! OUT with Hulett, Sowders, Merida and get us ppl that have knowledge and leadership! We have nothing to work with!
where have you been

London, KY

#26 Nov 2, 2012
It was worse 20 years ago. We're making progress It's slow, but considering all the druggie parents, I'm surprised the scores are as good as they are.

I made a late night trip to Wal-Mart earlier this week, after my wife and I made sure the kids' homework was done and they were feed, showered and in bed. In Wal-Mart I saw a little boy in my son's class. I asked if his homework was done. He shrugged his shoulders and shook his head no. At this moment my 1st grade boy was in bed asleep, while his classmate is in Wal-Mart, most definetely not bathed, and admits to not having his homework done. How is this the school boards' fault?
lol

United States

#27 Nov 2, 2012
where have you been wrote:
It was worse 20 years ago. We're making progress It's slow, but considering all the druggie parents, I'm surprised the scores are as good as they are.

I made a late night trip to Wal-Mart earlier this week, after my wife and I made sure the kids' homework was done and they were feed, showered and in bed. In Wal-Mart I saw a little boy in my son's class. I asked if his homework was done. He shrugged his shoulders and shook his head no. At this moment my 1st grade boy was in bed asleep, while his classmate is in Wal-Mart, most definetely not bathed, and admits to not having his homework done. How is this the school boards' fault?
Is this ? For me?
Common sense

Richmond, KY

#28 Nov 2, 2012
In every company, business or school there is a chain of command. There is someone who is at the top in charge. In this situation we are speaking of the superintendent. The 5 members of the school board are the people who set their expectations and relay what this persons job description will be. The school board most definitely can change test scores by requiring the person at the top, who is well paid , to be accountable to the board. You don't meet the goals set before you, you will be replaced. Saying no one can improve is only excuses, saying kids cant learn because they live in poverty is excuses. I say no more excuses.
Are you blind

United States

#29 Nov 2, 2012
You guys crack me up...You act as if this is a suprise. Probably 70% of this county are receiving some type of government support. These kids see mommy and daddy sitting on their asses drinking Mt. Dew and popping pills and you actually think they give a damn about their kids education? The only thing they are learning is how to milk the system, just like mom/dad/grandma/grandpa. Open your eyes people....this town is full of trash that are breeding more trash! Rinse and repeat...
u missed

Somerset, KY

#30 Nov 3, 2012
Me too wrote:
I have NEVER put the first comment on this lousy site but you've just pushed me to do so!!! You have no idea how horrible you are making this Merida man look do you? Is that your intention? If so you are doing a great job!!! If not, you are simply retarded!!! Do you know ANYTHING about test scores? Do you know the changes that were made in scoring these tests? DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT EDUCATION??? And let's just 'tickle your fancy' for a minute, how would your "Superman Merida" change all these test scores single handedly?
Yes they changed these tests but you missed the point there still is no excuse for these numbers every child in every district took the same test it has nothing to do with what kinda test it was if anything it is a measuring stick for the progress of the school system and with the present leadership there's very little progress if any being made,We definately need a change and this election would be a good place to start!
Panther Nation

Somerset, KY

#31 Nov 3, 2012
Common sense wrote:
In every company, business or school there is a chain of command. There is someone who is at the top in charge. In this situation we are speaking of the superintendent. The 5 members of the school board are the people who set their expectations and relay what this persons job description will be. The school board most definitely can change test scores by requiring the person at the top, who is well paid , to be accountable to the board. You don't meet the goals set before you, you will be replaced. Saying no one can improve is only excuses, saying kids cant learn because they live in poverty is excuses. I say no more excuses.
I agree 100% excuses just lead to more excuses its time for a change
Are you blind

United States

#32 Nov 3, 2012
Common sense wrote:
In every company, business or school there is a chain of command. There is someone who is at the top in charge. In this situation we are speaking of the superintendent. The 5 members of the school board are the people who set their expectations and relay what this persons job description will be. The school board most definitely can change test scores by requiring the person at the top, who is well paid , to be accountable to the board. You don't meet the goals set before you, you will be replaced. Saying no one can improve is only excuses, saying kids cant learn because they live in poverty is excuses. I say no more excuses.
What you are saying is TRUE if you own a busines but it doesn't work when you are talking about schools...First, if you have a poor employee you can fire that employee to better your staff. You can't fire bad students. You have zero choice but to keep them. This is the problem with public schools. Just like employees, some students are HOPELESS. They have zero desire to learn and only hold back those who do by disrupting the class and/or just being stupid. Why should teachers have to tolorate students who don't care what they learn and are only going to school so mom/dad doesn't have to babysit them during the day. Until and not until they get rid of those who don't care if or what they learn, public schools are bound to fail.
With the unbelievabley high amount of family relying on government handouts around the area most kids don't understand the need for a good education. They see mom/dad sitting around all day dumb as a box of rocks, what do expect the kids to do? Mom/dad probably never did well in school if they went at all, so how are those parents expected to help their kids with homework? You can't expect a teacher to teach your child everything...the kids need help when they get home. So until parents around here start caring its never going to change no matter what/who you have in charge of the schools....if you think otherwise your just fooling yourself!
where have you been

London, KY

#33 Nov 3, 2012
Common sense wrote:
In every company, business or school there is a chain of command. There is someone who is at the top in charge. In this situation we are speaking of the superintendent. The 5 members of the school board are the people who set their expectations and relay what this persons job description will be. The school board most definitely can change test scores by requiring the person at the top, who is well paid , to be accountable to the board. You don't meet the goals set before you, you will be replaced. Saying no one can improve is only excuses, saying kids cant learn because they live in poverty is excuses. I say no more excuses.
They can't learn because their parents aren't doing their jobs. It starts at home. Make sure the homework gets done, the kid gets fed, bathed and to bed at a proper time.

9:30 on a week night and that Wal-Mart kid hadn't done his homewor and had what looked like 2 days of dirt on him. But at least the parents weren't pilled up...yet.
where have you been

London, KY

#34 Nov 3, 2012
Are you blind wrote:
You guys crack me up...You act as if this is a suprise. Probably 70% of this county are receiving some type of government support. These kids see mommy and daddy sitting on their asses drinking Mt. Dew and popping pills and you actually think they give a damn about their kids education? The only thing they are learning is how to milk the system, just like mom/dad/grandma/grandpa. Open your eyes people....this town is full of trash that are breeding more trash! Rinse and repeat...
70% may be a low number.
Methree

London, KY

#35 Nov 3, 2012
I can't support a man that has his people on topix badmouthing his opponent.What kind of example would this send to the children.
heard that

London, KY

#36 Nov 3, 2012
Just me wrote:
<quoted text>
Well I'm pretty sure no one in Knox county is proud of those scores. Please applaud your board members ( who you don't think is at fault) Sam watts, Clarence brown, Jordan, Crawford & Marty smith who hired in the current leader of our schools Mr. Hulett. I hope everyone sees the sad condition he and these members has placed Knox county in.
Children, can't learn if they have no one to teach them. If i had a child that attended school, i would move out of Knox Co.before i would let them go to school in Knox co.
Well

San Jose, CA

#37 Nov 3, 2012
Rumors wrote:
<quoted text>
Your "opeen"? You either need to stay far far away from any school, or you need to attend classes yourself.
"Shhhh!" That is their fearsome leader! But yes you are right.
Ummm

Somerset, KY

#38 Nov 4, 2012
elmer fud wrote:
I did not bad mouth anyone the numbers don't lie. Look it up for yourself if you like the schools being 12th from the bottom more power to you. My openn is you were never going to vote for Charles anyway. I was just telling it like it was. I really fill sorry for you for thinking that way it's our children that are suffering not you. So have a nice day!!!!!!!!!
I wouldn't vote for this Merida person now if you paid me, because your grammar, spelling, and punctuation is atrocious, sir. If you are Mr. Merida, you need more education before you run this system. If you are campaigning for him, well, shame on you for making him look like an idiot.
Friend

Flat Lick, KY

#39 Nov 4, 2012
Ummm wrote:
<quoted text>
I wouldn't vote for this Merida person now if you paid me, because your grammar, spelling, and punctuation is atrocious, sir. If you are Mr. Merida, you need more education before you run this system. If you are campaigning for him, well, shame on you for making him look like an idiot.
Well for one elmer is just someone who truly believes in his friends ability to help run the school system and talk about bad mouthing sir to sit and make fun of someones grammer and spelling ,your not one to sling mud about bad mouthing im sorry you feel the way u do. May be you need to take a class on being nice.And for your info elmer fudd isnt charles merida he is just a friend and i wouldnt hurt anyones feeling for this shit your just a bad person to make fun of people that isnt right i hope you say a prayer for your self today i will pray for you to change your attidude towards you fellow man god bless u and yours.
truth

United States

#40 Nov 4, 2012
I know them both. Merida is by far the better choice here.

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