Our schools: Confidence rises as TAKS...

Our schools: Confidence rises as TAKS nears

There are 27 comments on the El Paso Times story from Feb 26, 2011, titled Our schools: Confidence rises as TAKS nears. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Students studied reading strategies during a Saturday session at Eastlake High School.

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Proud Hispanic American

United States

#1 Feb 26, 2011
These kids don't give a sh*t about passing this thing or education. They're worried about getting high, getting laid and drinking!! If education truly mattered to them they would do their work and stop cussing at their teachers(and classmates) during instructional time. Bunch of a** holes :)
Pedro

El Paso, TX

#2 Feb 27, 2011
Aye, i hopie dat i don have to take dee taks test this year cuz last year dee principle made us go to my casa. He said dat we were estupid and if we tuk dee taks test, he wud not get the bonus mony from dee estate.
Taxpayer

El Paso, TX

#3 Feb 27, 2011
I can see now, in the mist of an investigation the spin doctors are hard at work to throw every taxpayer off.
Folks this is a money making organization! The teachers and students are on the lowest rungs of the food chain. Central Office Admistrators are busy laying off as many janitors and clerks as they can to make it look like they are doing something.
If they were truly interested in our kids education they would trim the assistants to the assistant positions and coaches position at schools. These positions are frivolous waste of time and our limited money
Next

El Paso, TX

#4 Feb 27, 2011
I'm glad that the newspaper has found some teachers that are willing to talk about something else other than the lay offs they will be facing in April.
HDog

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Feb 27, 2011
The educational system nationwide is a JOKE. I vote to go back to the old "fire and brimstone" method of educating - IT WORKED!
Please

United States

#6 Feb 27, 2011
Taxpayer wrote:
I can see now, in the mist of an investigation the spin doctors are hard at work to throw every taxpayer off.
Folks this is a money making organization! The teachers and students are on the lowest rungs of the food chain. Central Office Admistrators are busy laying off as many janitors and clerks as they can to make it look like they are doing something.
If they were truly interested in our kids education they would trim the assistants to the assistant positions and coaches position at schools. These positions are frivolous waste of time and our limited money
The Instructional Coaches on the campus are important and do a great job. We have an excellent coach and her hard work will make a real difference for our students.
ChickenIsLove

El Paso, TX

#7 Feb 27, 2011
decades of standardized testing in the US have shown only how well students take standardized tests. given that life is not a standardized test, it's no wonder we keep sliding further and further down the international rankings on basic math, science, and reasoning skills. we teach our kids nothing aside from how to take a test.

and this is what happens when politics determines the meaning in our lives. we don't give a crap about education; we care only about giving our money to big corporations, Wall Street, and the Department of War (er, I mean Defense). the current generation of American youth are woefully uneducated and will be incapable, as adults, of functioning as good citizens, effective business partners, or even rational thinkers. how well does that bode for the future of the United States, I wonder?
whatever

Austin, TX

#8 Feb 27, 2011
Proud Hispanic American wrote:
These kids don't give a **** about passing this thing or education. They're worried about getting high, getting laid and drinking!! If education truly mattered to them they would do their work and stop cussing at their teachers(and classmates) during instructional time. Bunch of **** holes :)
not all the kids are that way...my kids cares about his education and he cares about passing this test....I've taught my child to have respect for teachers but its sad to say that most parents don't....
Maria Quintanilla

El Paso, TX

#9 Feb 27, 2011
whatever wrote:
<quoted text>not all the kids are that way...my kids cares about his education and he cares about passing this test....I've taught my child to have respect for teachers but its sad to say that most parents don't....
I wish all parents were like you!!
JAC

El Paso, TX

#10 Feb 27, 2011
Please wrote:
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The Instructional Coaches on the campus are important and do a great job. We have an excellent coach and her hard work will make a real difference for our students.
Your school may be the exception. Our curriculum coach is a complete airhead and has not helped us one bit since the school year started. The teachers at our school have been helping each other out and sharing ideas and she has been taking all the credit. It's a shame that she hasn't made a real difference.
Mike

El Paso, TX

#11 Feb 27, 2011
I'm so sick of TAKS!!!!
Get Educated

El Paso, TX

#12 Feb 27, 2011
Good luck to the kids, teachers, and everyone involved!:)
vatoman

Newcastle, CA

#13 Feb 27, 2011
The schools are full of many kinds of kids from many different backgrounds. There are really good kids who come from families who value education and who have instilled the manners and social skills that will ensure their children are successful. On the other hand, our classrooms are overrun with kids who reflect the unstructured and disfunctional lives of their parents. So many are being raised by grandparents who failed to properly raise their own children.
School is the best thing going for these unfortunate kids but they do not respect anything and expect everything to be given to them. They have excuses for everything and accept no responsibility; values they learned from their home life. These facts reflect the decline in our society and the decline of the American family. We have to return to a disciplined classroom where work is expected to be completed every day and the teacher does not have to worry about hurting the self-esteem of these little social parasites. Our schools are sacred places that produce what our society will become. We as a society need to ensure we return to the values that made this country great and that every child has the opportunity to succeed. We cannot allow those who know only failure to be allowed to bring classroom decorum down to the barbaric level they are accustomed to.
TAKoS

El Paso, TX

#14 Feb 27, 2011
Porfavor, hablan espanol. No entiendo nada. Voy a UTEP.
Jessie

El Paso, TX

#15 Feb 27, 2011
Please wrote:
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The Instructional Coaches on the campus are important and do a great job. We have an excellent coach and her hard work will make a real difference for our students.
You are probably the Instuctional Coach at your school.
Ditto

El Paso, TX

#16 Feb 27, 2011
We can never find ours!!! Teachers are always looking for them, nowhere to be found!! Fine expenditure of tax dollars!!!
JAC wrote:
<quoted text>
Your school may be the exception. Our curriculum coach is a complete airhead and has not helped us one bit since the school year started. The teachers at our school have been helping each other out and sharing ideas and she has been taking all the credit. It's a shame that she hasn't made a real difference.
Proud Hispanic American

United States

#17 Feb 27, 2011
vatoman wrote:
The schools are full of many kinds of kids from many different backgrounds. There are really good kids who come from families who value education and who have instilled the manners and social skills that will ensure their children are successful. On the other hand, our classrooms are overrun with kids who reflect the unstructured and disfunctional lives of their parents. So many are being raised by grandparents who failed to properly raise their own children.
School is the best thing going for these unfortunate kids but they do not respect anything and expect everything to be given to them. They have excuses for everything and accept no responsibility; values they learned from their home life. These facts reflect the decline in our society and the decline of the American family. We have to return to a disciplined classroom where work is expected to be completed every day and the teacher does not have to worry about hurting the self-esteem of these little social parasites. Our schools are sacred places that produce what our society will become. We as a society need to ensure we return to the values that made this country great and that every child has the opportunity to succeed. We cannot allow those who know only failure to be allowed to bring classroom decorum down to the barbaric level they are accustomed to.
True Dat!! Well stated!
Proud Hispanic American

United States

#18 Feb 27, 2011
whatever wrote:
<quoted text>not all the kids are that way...my kids cares about his education and he cares about passing this test....I've taught my child to have respect for teachers but its sad to say that most parents don't....
I hate to tell you, but your kid/s are blowing smoke up your *ss! Wake up!
Whenever

El Paso, TX

#19 Feb 27, 2011
whatever wrote:
<quoted text>not all the kids are that way...my kids cares about his education and he cares about passing this test....I've taught my child to have respect for teachers but its sad to say that most parents don't....
Maybe when your kids get his education, he could barely educates you.
whatever

Austin, TX

#20 Feb 27, 2011
Proud Hispanic American wrote:
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I hate to tell you, but your kid/s are blowing smoke up your *ss! Wake up!
just cause your kids are...you dont know my kids so stfu....all three of kids are honor students and involved in extracurricular activities..dont judge my children i know them better then you think, I raised them right

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