Ties to elite schools may be cut

Ties to elite schools may be cut

There are 2 comments on the Richmond Times-Dispatch story from Mar 7, 2011, titled Ties to elite schools may be cut. In it, Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that:

A budget deficit could keep Petersburg students from attending an elite regional high school in the heart of the city's downtown.

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tired citizen

Colonial Heights, VA

#1 Mar 7, 2011
elite schools. that, a oxymoron, is too bad. something good for the smart students. so if the ties to the elite schools are to be cut, then there is just that much more money to pump into the nepotistic petersburg school administration building. it is just too bad that I only have 3 university degrees. I might try to run for the city council and change that. oops, wrong color, oops went to a school where students were taught to read, oops, that, too, went to a school where students were taught to write, oops, went to a school where students didn't wear their pants halfway down their ass and neck in the hallways, oops went to a school where the teachers gave a crap. Well, it so happens I take a student to a school every day, or at least used to, and still might. The tension between the teachers and the most of their aides against this writer seemed to come to a boil over what this r.n. was supposed to be able to do for the student that has been taken to the Chester school which I will not name, seeing as a meeting was held and i was made to try to teach the teachers aides their job in the special students portion of the school. " You were RUDE, you need to teach us our way and as many times as it takes for us to get to know how to do the job. I had never heard of a teacher teaching students a skill the students way, now, who is the teacher? The teachers aides, vengeful, for the most part, now, not all, as there are some whom are excellent and so very hard working i stand and applaud them, like ms.Sue, Ms EMMIE, and a few others whose name i know not. I really do not know what toilet this school system and the "Hard Working" staff leave a ring around, but I was strongly encouraged to continue to go to this school with my special needs child, of whom I am determined to teach to be as self reliant as I can so that when he reaches majority, he will not be relegated to the back wards of some facility to be maintained. I took total care of him, fed him, brushed him, changed his diaper, entertained him educationally, respectfully, dearly, and affectionately. Like a grandpa would his challenged grandson. Only to be met with ordinary or even sub-par level of reprehensible treatment that left me to go to the prison system and work their infirmary.
After asking the agency, with whom I work as R.N., and have the utmost respect and admiration for the professionalism shown to me by the supportive staff, truly. I won't mention the name, Health Force, oops, I slipped.
In any event, after having been "straightened" out by first, the teachers and the teachers aides, then the Principal, for my "MOST RUDE" conduct in the teaching of the staff, which, by the way I had not seen that aspect of my nursing duties outlined in the Board Of Nurses Code of Conduct, just to do my job. Which I did, in a very genteel manner to the helpless child I cared for the time since onset of the school year. GO WARRIERS

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#2 Mar 7, 2011
When the Appomattox school was opened in the old Petersburg High school, the facility was not finished on time, they didn't have enough teachers and it was NOT for the elite.

The "director" conducted no testing the first year and kids that had aced the SOLs were in the same classes with those that scored 200.

I pulled my daughter out after 3 days when they finally admitted they would not be fully staffed and tried to make my daughter take gym and art classes on top of her 3 dance classes.

The idiot director attempted to place my daughter in Earth Science instead of Biology as she should have been. That was the straw that broke the camel's back.

My wife and I went down there for a meeting to straighten out the schedule and pulled her out. We didn't have time for them to get their act together. She was transferred to a Chesterfield school and started in AP classes the next day.

My daughter's friend stayed for one year and was so far behind she never caught up.

The "director" was so incompetent that she was fired.

GSGIS at what is now a renovated Maggie Walker building is a totally different case.

My oldest graduated from GSGIS when it was at TJ and went on to Colombia to graduate with honors.

The schools are two totally different situations and the Appomattox should not be called a "Governor's School".

Sorry as it was, it was still probably better than what attempts to "educate" the Petersburg kids and the $7000 per child was probably a good investment.

So much for intelligent management of the Petersburg school system.

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