City Slicker

Kingsport, TN

#42 Jan 20, 2013
Mom of 3 wrote:
<quoted text> It seems to me that for some reason you have a problem with Carter County. Also an awful lot to say about it. But judging by Avery being your posted name you don't live in Carter County so how would you be able to make an accurate judgement of it..??..
Perhaps he watches the news and reads the paper? It doesn't take a "genius" you know?
City Slicker

Kingsport, TN

#43 Jan 20, 2013
idk wrote:
I know some of the kids that were displaced from their homes during the flood. Yes its worse in Hampton than Avery. Where do you think that water ran down from genius? No I'm not a teacher, etc. Just a parent with common sense. Sorry you don't like Carter County. Don't move here or move from here. Carter County has flaws (like everywhere else) but I'd rather them put our kids safety first. Sorry if that offends you.
It looks to me like "Avery" made no comment about rain. He/she was talking about snow days. Might want to read it again, "genius".
parent up

Kingsport, TN

#44 Jan 20, 2013
Why do people not understand this simple concept; Carter County adds 30 mins to each day. This accumulates into 13 "weather permitting" days. Every child within the state of TN must attend a certain number of school days...EVERY CHILD, EVERY COUNTY.

So, whats the problem? No teacher is getting a free day paid, no child is losing ONE day of education they should receive during a school yr.

I'll close with this final thought; "you can always make up a school day, but never make up a preventive mistake that takes a child's life". We don't live in a county full of flat landscape with a couple of schools. We live in a very mountainous county with several schools throughout many miles. Nothing is more precious than a child's safety....acknowledge that before you speak from a selfish or clueless position.
the real CCRoxy

Dallas, TX

#45 Jan 20, 2013
I'm so drunk and high, I need a new guy.
idk

Elizabethton, TN

#46 Jan 20, 2013
City Slicker...stay in the city and talk about their issues. If it doesn't affect you, stay out of it. Hasn't nobody ever taught you that? Common sense isn't taught in schools though, is it?
parent

Johnson City, TN

#47 Jan 20, 2013
I have to say this. It really aggravates me that their are people on here saying that we send our kids to school just to have a babysitter or to get them out of our hair. Like I said before I am a parent of 3 boys that go to Hampton Elementary and I would rather them be home with me so I know that they are safe but I can't have them home with me everyday cause they have to go to school or else the truancy officer would be at my door. But you better believe that if they are snow on the roads they will not get on the bus cause I live on a very curvy mountain road and my kids lives are more important than getting on a school bus knowing that bus could slide of the road at an given time. Also I don't send my kids to school so I can have a baby sitter or get them out of my hair. I want them to have a good education like I did at Hampton.
City Slicker

Johnson City, TN

#48 Jan 20, 2013
idk wrote:
City Slicker...stay in the city and talk about their issues. If it doesn't affect you, stay out of it. Hasn't nobody ever taught you that? Common sense isn't taught in schools though, is it?
This is a public forum and it is my right to post on any topic that I so choose, including this one. If I have an opinion and want to express it, then I will... And just how do you know that this doesn't affect me? Hasn't anybody taught you not to assume? It's just common sense sweetie.

It's actually comical how touchy the teachers are about this topic!!!
Avery

Crossville, TN

#49 Jan 21, 2013
Actually, I just used this name to emphasise a point. I've lived in CC my whole life. Did week un school. However, when I started attending college, it was clearly obvious how I had been robbed of a decent education. Most other students had been taught far more advanced subjects than CC would even attempt.
As noted, I was talking about SNOW days.
Don't even try the "Blue Ribbon School" bull crap. It is not a reward from the state. Schools award THEMSELVES this title based on whatever minimal requirements they deem acceptable. Look it up. It's an educational hoax. AND....TCAPS have no bearing on quality of education. They are only there to keep state funding. With that said, PROVE that CC is in the top percent. This county regularly is one of the worst in the state in education. Those are facts.
well now what

Elizabethton, TN

#50 Jan 21, 2013
Avery wrote:
Actually, I just used this name to emphasise a point. I've lived in CC my whole life. Did week un school. However, when I started attending college, it was clearly obvious how I had been robbed of a decent education. Most other students had been taught far more advanced subjects than CC would even attempt.
As noted, I was talking about SNOW days.
Don't even try the "Blue Ribbon School" bull crap. It is not a reward from the state. Schools award THEMSELVES this title based on whatever minimal requirements they deem acceptable. Look it up. It's an educational hoax. AND....TCAPS have no bearing on quality of education. They are only there to keep state funding. With that said, PROVE that CC is in the top percent. This county regularly is one of the worst in the state in education. Those are facts.
you know a good forum would post some constructive ways to improve this system==however with the mineset of the populace, it would only turn into character bashing.lack of education leads to lack of good positive input. money is only a very small factor.
parent up

Kingsport, TN

#51 Jan 21, 2013
City Slicker wrote:
<quoted text>
This is a public forum and it is my right to post on any topic that I so choose, including this one. If I have an opinion and want to express it, then I will... And just how do you know that this doesn't affect me? Hasn't anybody taught you not to assume? It's just common sense sweetie.
It's actually comical how touchy the teachers are about this topic!!!
I voiced my opinion as a parent, and I don't find anything comical about the subject.
the real CCRoxy

United States

#52 Jan 21, 2013
the real CCRoxy wrote:
I'm so drunk and high, I need a new guy.
Yup.. Sounds like a norma low life. I'm sure you're covered in tats and piercings, always seen with a cig in your mouth and drugs in your system.. Oh but I'm sure you also have that welfare check in your pocket. Haha. Get a life!

Also, to those who got offended by my other post, I am not saying that all Carter County parents are like that. There are plenty who do take wonderful care of their children. Don't think that the Carter County employees don't notice. Those are the children that we sit and wish all the other kids were like that! Keep up the wonderful work and hopefully these ignorant people out here (like the one trying to seem like a cool, hard ass by going by my name) will follow in your footsteps!
parent up

Kingsport, TN

#53 Jan 21, 2013
Avery wrote:
Actually, I just used this name to emphasise a point. I've lived in CC my whole life. Did week un school. However, when I started attending college, it was clearly obvious how I had been robbed of a decent education. Most other students had been taught far more advanced subjects than CC would even attempt.
As noted, I was talking about SNOW days.
Don't even try the "Blue Ribbon School" bull crap. It is not a reward from the state. Schools award THEMSELVES this title based on whatever minimal requirements they deem acceptable. Look it up. It's an educational hoax. AND....TCAPS have no bearing on quality of education. They are only there to keep state funding. With that said, PROVE that CC is in the top percent. This county regularly is one of the worst in the state in education. Those are facts.
Odd, I never felt robbed of a decent education taking the leap into college. Many times I felt the mistake was, not the system, but myself. I was careless when I should have been attentive, and I'm old enough to understand this.
If you choose to treat the teenage yrs as a running post for immature ways, then yes you'll struggle.
Blaming your lack of success in life on snow days, shows just how immature you still are. Honey, the system didn't let you down, you let yourself down.
I'm apart of a generation that seems to blame others for struggles, and I find it....pathetic.
I put on hold my ambition, and now I'm a stay at home mom. I hope everyday my children choose to listen and gain knowledge, not just at school, but at home also. I want my children understand the importance of a simple logic..."listening" One word, yet very powerful!
The education is there for the taking, some will grab the knowledge and strive toward excellence, yet some will always cry foul.

the real CCRoxy

Dallas, TX

#54 Jan 21, 2013
You guys notice how I desribed myself?

Since: Jan 13

Johnson City, TN

#55 Jan 21, 2013
I think buses running on clear roads only would be a good idea.
CC Resident

Smyrna, SC

#56 Jan 21, 2013
Seriously Peeps wrote:
I think buses running on clear roads only would be a good idea.
. Why???? It would only put other students living on icy roads behind. And as far as that goes the teacher would just have to go over all the curriculum again when the rest of the class were able to attend
as cc turns

Kingsport, TN

#57 Jan 21, 2013
the real CCRoxy wrote:
You guys notice how I desribed myself?
YES, we sure have. What do you want us to say? Do crack, get drunk, get your buzz on, just have a nice day doing it. Did the snow days contribute?..lol
ccresident

United States

#58 Jan 21, 2013
Wow there are some very uneducated people who have given their useless opinion on this thread, but kudos to the ones who obviously are educated enough to give an understandable and educated opinion/response.
real talk

United States

#59 Jan 21, 2013
the real CCRoxy wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup.. Sounds like a norma low life. I'm sure you're covered in tats and piercings, always seen with a cig in your mouth and drugs in your system.. Oh but I'm sure you also have that welfare check in your pocket. Haha. Get a life!
Also, to those who got offended by my other post, I am not saying that all Carter County parents are like that. There are plenty who do take wonderful care of their children. Don't think that the Carter County employees don't notice. Those are the children that we sit and wish all the other kids were like that! Keep up the wonderful work and hopefully these ignorant people out here (like the one trying to seem like a cool, hard ass by going by my name) will follow in your footsteps!
No doubt! Everything you're saying about this lunatic is more than likely true. They know it too.
Ethel

Kingsport, TN

#60 Jan 21, 2013
parent up wrote:
<quoted text> Odd, I never felt robbed of a decent education taking the leap into college. Many times I felt the mistake was, not the system, but myself. I was careless when I should have been attentive, and I'm old enough to understand this.
If you choose to treat the teenage yrs as a running post for immature ways, then yes you'll struggle.
Blaming your lack of success in life on snow days, shows just how immature you still are. Honey, the system didn't let you down, you let yourself down.
I'm apart of a generation that seems to blame others for struggles, and I find it....pathetic.
I put on hold my ambition, and now I'm a stay at home mom. I hope everyday my children choose to listen and gain knowledge, not just at school, but at home also. I want my children understand the importance of a simple logic..."listening" One word, yet very powerful!
The education is there for the taking, some will grab the knowledge and strive toward excellence, yet some will always cry foul.
Seriously, talk about audacity! Just what do you think gives you the right to get on here and tell someone that you KNOW NOTHING ABOUT that they "let themself down" while in school? And just because you goofed off in school doesn't mean that "Avery" did as well. Want to know what I find... pathetic?? The arrogance in your post.

And as for the education "being there for the taking"? Tell me, where are the AP classes in Carter County Schools? I can tell you if you don't already know... they don't have any. It is a well-known and documented fact that more students who take AP classes are better prepared for college, are accepted into better Universities, and can save time and money by taking up to one year off their college education. It sounds to me that this is what Avery was referring to. After all, it's just "simple logic", isn't it?

Go ahead and blast me, I really don't care. I'm just sick of people on here badgering those who actually make sense and have something intelligent to say. When the only defense you have is to attack the poster on a personal level, that clearly speaks for itself.
parent up

Kingsport, TN

#61 Jan 22, 2013
Ethel wrote:
<quoted text>
Seriously, talk about audacity! Just what do you think gives you the right to get on here and tell someone that you KNOW NOTHING ABOUT that they "let themself down" while in school? And just because you goofed off in school doesn't mean that "Avery" did as well. Want to know what I find... pathetic?? The arrogance in your post.
And as for the education "being there for the taking"? Tell me, where are the AP classes in Carter County Schools? I can tell you if you don't already know... they don't have any. It is a well-known and documented fact that more students who take AP classes are better prepared for college, are accepted into better Universities, and can save time and money by taking up to one year off their college education. It sounds to me that this is what Avery was referring to. After all, it's just "simple logic", isn't it?
Go ahead and blast me, I really don't care. I'm just sick of people on here badgering those who actually make sense and have something intelligent to say. When the only defense you have is to attack the poster on a personal level, that clearly speaks for itself.
Come on lady, she was blaming her educational problems on the school she attended giving snow days. I find that a cheap shot for not excelling.
Maybe, I should use words like "bull crap" in discussing education, then maybe I'll sound intelligent in your eyes. lol
Yes, I'm old enough to understand, I wasn't attentive enough in my teenage yrs. I made the grades to attend the college of my choice. Although, I didn't squeal like a baby when things got tough in college. I worked until I had the degree under my belt, beside peers from city and county schools across the state. I'm very proud of the educational base that came first, and it was Carter County Schools.
Attacking and speaking the truth is two different approaches.

People always have excuses, and I'm just sick of hearing them!
Glad they have people like you, so "powder those as***", and listen to those lame excuses.(Maybe that's a "intelligent sentence" you can understand).

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