Number of schools missing academic goals grows
Eighty-nine Wisconsin schools along with the Milwaukee, Madison and Racine districts are on a list released today for repeatedly failing to meet the federal No Child Left Behind law.
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Since: Jan 10
#1 Jun 8, 2011
Looks like Wisconsin Union Thugs have taught their children well. The parents of these children should be ashamed of themselves.
#2 Jun 8, 2011
Boy, are you really judging. Its not always the parent jerk, the kid has to want to learn and if they dont, then they dont. You have no clue what goes on in those households, so dont even make a peep until you go thru it and dont be so quick to judge the parents.
#3 Jun 9, 2011
I beg to differ!
It is the PARENTS responsibility to monitor their children and their school progress and the school in general.
It is the Parents role to take control of their children and let them know what is expected of them in school. The parents have the role of making sure their children learn what is taught. The problem is some parents send their children of to school to be fed and taken care of for the day. They use the school system like a "daycare" for 10 years and then wonder why their child didn't graduate.
It IS the PARENTS who are the ones to take care of their children it is not the school or society.
Bottom line.....The burden of raising,teaching,feeding,cloth ing children falls on the PARENTS and no one else.
#4 Jun 10, 2011
Unfortunately, the ideologically demented see this as a liberal VS conservative issue which it isn't. The guilt is evenly spread.
Point #1 - The Milwaukee/Racine school districts are saddled with a majority of minority students whom come from dysfunctional homes, with dysfunctional parents and where education has a very low priority. These also tend to be the ones with the greatest amount of behavioral problems.
Point #2 - The MPS school board is a completely useless, incompetent, turgid, politically divided cartel of brainless fools. Get rid of it.
Point #3 - MPS Administration is an archaic, bloated system more interested in statistics and top-down management than education. Allow the principals to make most of the administrative decisions and drastically reduce this draconian and redundant entity.
Point #4 - OK, unions. Force WEAC to allow merit raises instead of contractual blanket raises. Allow Principals the limited discretion to terminate teachers whom are getting by, merely on seniority instead of actually teaching students.
Since: Mar 09
#5 Jun 14, 2011
Great post....thanks for standing up
#6 Jul 2, 2011
Ok answer man, what is a parent to do when he/she drops the child off in front of the school, and while the parent is going around the block, he/she sees their kid walking out of the back door of the school? beat the kid? whip the kid?
And then, the parent is cited by the local P.D. because their child is truant.
Tell the forum what you would do, how would you handle it?
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.
#7 Jul 2, 2011
Just like you the need for 10 union losers to do the job of one competent worker. agreed!
#8 Jul 2, 2011
OK, I CAN DO THAT!
I have lived it! My son ended up in Juvi because I reported him truant. After about a week there he decided school was a much better. I took an active role and discussed this with the school & his teachers. I also made it clear to my son that any more skipping school would result in MY calling the police and having them take him back to Juvi for any more truancy. I got all his records from school and presented them to the "judge" in Juvi because my son had a court appointed atty I didn't want my son's atty getting him set free without any punishment for his being truant.(I didn't want my son's atty pleading that this was his 1st time being truant, he's really a misunderstood child...you know all the bullcrap that atty's pull) The judge agreed with me and placed my son in Juvi for 10 days and then we (Judge-I-Atty) re-visited the case and my son agree that if released he would attend school (not just attend but get passing grades) If he was truant ....back to Juvi ( Judge told me, in front of my son, who to call & what would happen. Judge told my son if you appear before me again I will lock you up for 31 days, and it will be longer each time you appear before me!) Great Judge BTW!
I had the teachers keep me informed of his progress in everyclass, I attended his teacher/parent meetings. I discussed with my son the merits of a good education verses running the streets. I rewarded good attendace, and punished ANY slip ups or failing grades. TV/games were taken away. YOU have to be willing to sacrifice YOUR time for YOUR children. It is YOUR responsibility! Isn't YOUR child worth YOUR time and effort. If not, who's really to blame for his actions?
As I said, too many parents use the schools like a baby sitting service.
So grow some "balls" and handle the situation.
#9 Mar 29, 2012
Tough love is hard on the parent actually not the child. The child just follows. As the system gets bigger there is more victims. As for the midwest unfortunately communities have lots of other things kids really would like to do than go to school. On line education is in the future for many communities as dollars and taxes have other needs. Teachers will be at the other end of computers and telephones. Wisconsin needs to get business to make money so it can grow itself. Farms are getting smaller, and all those trees need to make products for the future. Clean air, clean water and roads for the future. New job skills are needed. Wisconsin can be great again if it structures their education system better. It is possible. Reward good attendance and punish failing grades. yes, families have problems but communities have resources if asked for them. Families and communities and education can work together.
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