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KLM

Saint Albans, WV

#21 Mar 6, 2013
I have worked in the Kanawha County School system and have seen way too much negative from the teachers as well as staff. The teachers are considered to be Gods and do no wrong, the even fought against drug testing on teachers due to the fact that it invades their privacy. Bull, these , people are with our children everyday sometimes all day so they need to be held accountable as we are on our jobs. I have seen teachers, staff on phones(cell) and school phones during school time selling houses, talking to friends, arranging parties while they should be in the class room. And the 180 days that our children are required to be in school is a joke. They are not taught 180 days and after the West Test, they will be showing movies til the end of the school year. Oh, they only thing they are teaching our children in class is to do well on the West Test, cause this makes the school look good,after the test is over, there is no more teaching done. And,when a school tries to pass off old milk and children are told to go ahead and drink it, that it's good for a couple days after the expiration date, will lie about anything. Don't think that your child is not discussed all over the school, cause I have heard Teachers, Aids and Staff discussing students with each other, which there is a confidential clause, but for some reason is not meant for teachers. Teachers, Aids and Staff also play favorite among students. I feel that teachers should be tested and evaluated from an outside source each year, the way things are run, it's not getting the job done.
playing with fire

Coraopolis, PA

#22 Mar 6, 2013
its over people wrote:
<quoted text>the discipline starts at home. enuff said
Even if a child is disciplined at home, it doesn't mean that child will not act out at school. If schools were ran the way they were 30 years ago, may be a different story. You know, back when teachers dressed professionally, not like the students and acted professional. Once upon a time, teachers were expected to conduct themselves far differently than they do now. Example, it was a big no no for a teacher to be seen in public smoking or drinking. Now they tell the students about their party-filled weekends.
Voice of reason

Charleston, WV

#23 Mar 7, 2013
Apples don't fall far from the tree.
English Lesson

Rochester, PA

#24 Mar 9, 2013
Voice of reason wrote:
Apples don't fall far from the tree.
Which applies to teachers and teaching skills how? That is what this thread is about. Big yawn
Hylton

Charleston, WV

#25 Mar 9, 2013
I got my ASS busted lots of times in the Clendenin schools and lived. they need to bust asses now. this happened to me 40 years ago.
asdf

Spencer, WV

#26 May 28, 2013
playing with fire wrote:
Wait till they get to Elkview Middle... Sometimes I'm speechless with the things my kids tell me about some of those teachers. Oh my. Cell phone use in classrooms, foul language... Big can or worms
AMEN! My child just finished 8th grade there (after begging to be transferred because he actually cares about his education) and it was an absolute hellhole. The school is falling apart and the conditions are horrible. Crazy teachers, teachers that don't care, etc. He did have 1 or 2 who he did like. The vice principals do what they can.

On the other hand, in 6th and 7th grades he had wonderful teachers who cared about the students. My other child never had any problems there and loved it. Maybe it depends on what team of teachers they get.

I don't what has happened in the past couple of years. Hoover is much better.
asdf

Spencer, WV

#27 May 28, 2013
I know Elkview was not the topic of this post. Sorry.

Both of my kids had wonderful teachers at Clendenin Elementary. I don't know what it's like now, but just a few years ago it was wonderful. There were some really special teachers there who have retired in the past few years, and I'm glad my kids had the privilege of having them.
woweee

Charleston, WV

#28 May 28, 2013
no time wrote:
They give too much homework!! I don't have time for an hour or more of homework each night. I pay taxes to have my child taught in school, not to try understand "new math" on my family time. I can understand maybe a half hour, no more.
you just said you had no time for your child!!!!!!!!!
Just another mom

Charleston, WV

#29 May 28, 2013
My children never attended Clendenin Elementary so I have no idea about the school. They did however attend Elkview Middle & Hoover.
As a mother of three children I just wanted to provide my opinion on teachers/school in general. I honestly believe that it takes all involved on ensuring academic success for all children. I told a teacher one time that it was 25% her responsibility as my child's teacher to teach the basic information needed, to update Edline faithfully & to assist my child in class when needed. It is 25% my responsibility as the parent to help my child with homework (even if it does take a long time), review Edline periodically and to teach my child to be a responsible student. My child is 50% responsible for completing & turning in all assignments, coming to class on time & eager to learn and to do his/her personal best. If one of us fail, then we all fail. It's everyone's responsibility not just the teachers.
I can't say that I've always been 100% pleased with every teacher my children had however, I still owe a responsibility to make sure no one in this equation drops the ball.
My suggestion would be, if you are having an issue with a teacher, schedule a meeting with him/her. If that doesn't work schedule a meeting with the teacher & principal. Don't give up & just assume nothing will work or change about the classroom. I think a lot of times teachers see that parents don't care & therefore they don't either. Sad but true!
people

Charleston, WV

#30 May 30, 2013
all the teachers at clendenin elementary are extremely good teachers. don't let any of these people tell you wrong. I know every single teacher there. my kids go there & I'd recommend it to anyone.
Yep

Point Pleasant, WV

#31 Jun 17, 2013
No leadership is the problem. At the school or county level. Read an article that a guy from Clendenin who works in Jackson County is superintendent of the year. We need to get him as principal or superintendent in our county.
KLM wrote:
I have worked in the Kanawha County School system and have seen way too much negative from the teachers as well as staff. The teachers are considered to be Gods and do no wrong, the even fought against drug testing on teachers due to the fact that it invades their privacy. Bull, these , people are with our children everyday sometimes all day so they need to be held accountable as we are on our jobs. I have seen teachers, staff on phones(cell) and school phones during school time selling houses, talking to friends, arranging parties while they should be in the class room. And the 180 days that our children are required to be in school is a joke. They are not taught 180 days and after the West Test, they will be showing movies til the end of the school year. Oh, they only thing they are teaching our children in class is to do well on the West Test, cause this makes the school look good,after the test is over, there is no more teaching done. And,when a school tries to pass off old milk and children are told to go ahead and drink it, that it's good for a couple days after the expiration date, will lie about anything. Don't think that your child is not discussed all over the school, cause I have heard Teachers, Aids and Staff discussing students with each other, which there is a confidential clause, but for some reason is not meant for teachers. Teachers, Aids and Staff also play favorite among students. I feel that teachers should be tested and evaluated from an outside source each year, the way things are run, it's not getting the job done.
Student

Charleston, WV

#32 Nov 23, 2013
I attended Clendenin Elm and now Im at Hoover, and when I talk to my friends about their experiences, mine was way better. I really enjoyed Clendenin and I can tell I have a better foundation of education than others. I am in all AP classes, have never made a 'B' in my life, and scored a 33 on my ACT's. So I would say that Clendenin did prepare me!
Concerned Parent

Peytona, WV

#33 Nov 24, 2013
There are good teachers there, however there are also bad teachers....too many to name. The biggest problem there is the leadership, the current principal sets a very poor example for our children, plays games with their academic lives, and mentally abuses them. We need to get a new principal, one who cares about the children and has integrity.
RiverHo

Powhatan Point, OH

#34 Dec 18, 2013
So who is the teacher with the big teeth and little boobs at Clen Elem?

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