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Virginia education officials say 68% of the state's public schools met new annual benchmarks in reading, mathematics and graduation.
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heh

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Oct 10, 2012
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/virgin...

Measures "performance targets by race, ethnicity and income"

Supreme Court?
thinking free

Richmond, VA

#2 Oct 10, 2012
In other words, lower the bar.
Porky

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Oct 10, 2012
heh wrote:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ opinions/virginias-plan-reject s-the-goal-of-every-child-lear ning-in-school/2012/08/28/602a dc58-ee3c-11e1-afd8-097e90f99d 05_story.html
Measures "performance targets by race, ethnicity and income"
Supreme Court?
On this one I totally agree with you. What does race, ethnicity and income have to do with it?
CvilleMechEngr

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Oct 10, 2012
Porky wrote:
<quoted text>On this one I totally agree with you. What does race, ethnicity and income have to do with it?
They have always collected this data, and it's useful data. It shows a marked peformance gap. They are not planning to lower the bar for anyone as far as I can tell. They are using the data to focus attention on groups that are not doing as well. The real question is what they will do about it. The usual reaction is to throw money which hasn't helped at all. I would actually rather see investment in top performers.

All you can do for anyone is say, "here are the opportunities, here's what you have to do to succeed." It will only work when families (of whatever background) see the value in it.

A portion of the population will always choose not to learn. They can go into the service sector. The opportunies have been available for decades now. Those who haven't grabbed them are not going to start now.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Oct 10, 2012
CvilleMechEngr wrote:
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They are not planning to lower the bar for anyone as far as I can tell.
"measurable objectives" seems like expectations to me
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_release...
Angry Taxpayer

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Oct 10, 2012
Too bad every Fluvanna school failed so miserably. Guess a $105 million school was a total waste of money, huh?

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#7 Oct 10, 2012
I kinda remember a score of 68 was "fail" when I went to school.
Doug

Alexandria, VA

#8 Oct 10, 2012
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
I kinda remember a score of 68 was "fail" when I went to school.
What can you expect? The very concept of public school is a socialist concept, and today is is a tool of socialist indoctrination.

Real Americans should yank their kids and homeschool.
Doug

Alexandria, VA

#9 Oct 10, 2012
Angry Taxpayer wrote:
Too bad every Fluvanna school failed so miserably. Guess a $105 million school was a total waste of money, huh?
Libeeral government in action. Citizens of Fluvanna should demand the firing of every schoolteacher!

Since: Jul 10

Chesterfield, VA

#10 Oct 10, 2012
How we have gotten to where we are today is a CHALKBOARD and a PIECE of CHALK.

Now BILLIONS and BILLIONS and BILLIONS in money and the kids keep getting DUMMER!!

I have an idea how about some REAL TEACHERS and some REAL DISCIPLINE!!
new hammer time

Richmond, VA

#11 Oct 10, 2012
thinking free wrote:
In other words, lower the bar.
The bar doesn't need to be lowered...simply fund the educational system to adopt the technology thats available. We are woefully lacking in this digital age. The old azz way of teaching is not inspiring the students to learn. Fire the school boards and replace them with ppl. who understand a different way of teaching using the technology of today. Anything less will only repeat the cycle of failure for our marginal students.
new hammer time

Richmond, VA

#12 Oct 10, 2012
Angry Taxpayer wrote:
Too bad every Fluvanna school failed so miserably. Guess a $105 million school was a total waste of money, huh?
Fluvanna has too many old azz teachers that need to retire. Bring in teachers that know the technology of today. The whole system needs to be revamped and that current crop of losers don't know how to turn it around.
This is what happens when you allow the tea-party to control of local gov't. They are fundamentally stupid and stingy.
new hammer time

Richmond, VA

#13 Oct 10, 2012
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
I kinda remember a score of 68 was "fail" when I went to school.
Was that your score in pre-k?
new hammer time

Richmond, VA

#14 Oct 10, 2012
Doug wrote:
<quoted text>
What can you expect? The very concept of public school is a socialist concept, and today is is a tool of socialist indoctrination.
Real Americans should yank their kids and homeschool.
You sir, are full of beeswax. The problem is with the way the system is still teaching. Who can learn from a boring teacher and who can learn anything new when textbooks are 10 years old?
Get with the digital age of learning or stay stuck where you are/
new hammer time

Richmond, VA

#15 Oct 10, 2012
Doug wrote:
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Libeeral government in action. Citizens of Fluvanna should demand the firing of every schoolteacher!
Fluvanna is a tea-bag run gov't. They don't want to see their taxes go up to support better teaching methods, ie.. computers for all students.

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#17 Oct 10, 2012
new hammer time wrote:
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Was that your score in pre-k?
No such thing as pre-k in my time. My Mother and Father, who by the way only had 5th grade educations, taught me what is now supposedly taught in pre-k. But you can't relate to that as you probably have no idea who your father is.
Soulutions

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Oct 10, 2012
new hammer time wrote:
<quoted text>
Fluvanna has too many old **** teachers that need to retire. Bring in teachers that know the technology of today. The whole system needs to be revamped and that current crop of losers don't know how to turn it around.
This is what happens when you allow the tea-party to control of local gov't. They are fundamentally stupid and stingy.
Fluvanna needs to fire all of their teachers and outsource all the classes to Open Door Acadamy where they know how to teach values instead of socialism. Maybe then they would not have the 3rd worst scores in Virginia.
Cmon Man

Norfolk, VA

#21 Oct 10, 2012
CvilleMechEngr wrote:
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They have always collected this data, and it's useful data. It shows a marked peformance gap. They are not planning to lower the bar for anyone as far as I can tell. They are using the data to focus attention on groups that are not doing as well. The real question is what they will do about it. The usual reaction is to throw money which hasn't helped at all. I would actually rather see investment in top performers.
All you can do for anyone is say, "here are the opportunities, here's what you have to do to succeed." It will only work when families (of whatever background) see the value in it.
A portion of the population will always choose not to learn. They can go into the service sector. The opportunies have been available for decades now. Those who haven't grabbed them are not going to start now.
Very salient points, but our government reaction to this data is exactly to throw more money at the problem based on these demographics. Which, btw has not, and will never work. So all these points are valid....And if they are not planning to lower the bar, it is only because they have already placed it in the basement. I have four public school teachers in the family who will attest to it, and no they aren't union.

A portion of the population will always choose not to learn sounds eerily similar to Romney's 47 percent comments, and both are spot on true. Let's not let reality enter into the discussion.

Vote Obama '12 and get more hope and change.

Hope in one hand, and only change in the other.

Hilarious!
CvilleMechEngr

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Oct 11, 2012
heh wrote:
<quoted text>
"measurable objectives" seems like expectations to me
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_release...
Thanks for the link, and I sorry to say that I have to agree with you. If I was black and good at math, then I would be highly offended because no matter how good I was the world would think that I had gotten a pass. You have to be asian in order to enjoy the assumption that you work hard at school and are proficient. All standards and ethnic groups aside hard work will get you there, and you'll find teachers along the way who recognize the effort. Opportunity is still wide open in this country despite our faults.
the 32 percent

Charlottesville, VA

#29 Oct 11, 2012
That means that 32% of schools are failures! Almost 1/3 of schools are failures!!

Lets cut school budgets by 1/3 and solve the problem!

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