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El Monte, CA

#1 Feb 4, 2013
Who do we blame for the really bad state scores I mean 18% PASSED REALLY
just saying

Crystal City, TX

#2 Feb 4, 2013
Not the kids, that's for sure.
crystal

San Antonio, TX

#3 Feb 4, 2013
scores wrote:
Who do we blame for the really bad state scores I mean 18% PASSED REALLY
Blame the teachers
san anto

Houston, TX

#5 Feb 4, 2013
Blame The water
kitty

San Antonio, TX

#6 Feb 4, 2013
lmao wrote:
Well if you all are the morons parenting these kids, then lets put the blame on YOU!!!!! Idiots!
I don't think so cause I bet they would learn more at home then with this so call teacher and its not all the teachers that don't teach like they Suppose to they need to Stop testing our kids and start testing this teachers that aren't paying attention to our kids at school
Get Real

San Antonio, TX

#7 Feb 5, 2013
It's funny how people try to put blame on teachers and think they know what goes on in school. First of all, the teachers are not the ones that decide to do the testing, it's the school district that decides on benchmarks and the state is the one that mandates all "state" tests...DUH! Teachers are given curriculum to follow by the district and they must adhere to this curriculum or they will get written up for not complying. I have seen this curriculum and believe me, it's not easy. It's very 'rigorous' and taught at a 'higher' level. I've heard people,(parents and teachers), complain about this curriculum not just here in CC but in other cities as well stating it's way over the students heads and it's way too fast paced for the kids to keep up. Perhaps you,'concerned' parents/citizens should go to the school board and demand to know what's going on with the curriculum instead of blaming teachers all the time.
texas

Crystal City, TX

#8 Feb 5, 2013
Get Real wrote:
It's funny how people try to put blame on teachers and think they know what goes on in school. First of all, the teachers are not the ones that decide to do the testing, it's the school district that decides on benchmarks and the state is the one that mandates all "state" tests...DUH! Teachers are given curriculum to follow by the district and they must adhere to this curriculum or they will get written up for not complying. I have seen this curriculum and believe me, it's not easy. It's very 'rigorous' and taught at a 'higher' level. I've heard people,(parents and teachers), complain about this curriculum not just here in CC but in other cities as well stating it's way over the students heads and it's way too fast paced for the kids to keep up. Perhaps you,'concerned' parents/citizens should go to the school board and demand to know what's going on with the curriculum instead of blaming teachers all the time.
but teachers dont follow the curriculum they should follow. and i know its not easy but if the teacherare not ready for that curriculum that not beeing a resposible teacher . they dont teach like when i went to school
taxpayer

Crystal City, TX

#9 Feb 5, 2013
The reason our schools are the worst in the area is because we keep blaming the wrong people. Or is it that we rather turn a blind eye???
I say curriculum is not over the kids' heads, it's that the kids stay behind from the beginning. Not their fault, either.
Who came up with that 18%, anyway?
Get Real

San Antonio, TX

#10 Feb 5, 2013
*Texas, first of all, I'd like to know how you know that teachers don't follow the curriculum? Furthermore, teaching is nothing like it used to be 10 years ago. Back then teachers taught the basic followed by more advanced skills. The curriculum is by far way over the student's heads if they are not on level or where they need to be. The curriculum is taught with the understanding that all students entering their grade level are on that level and have mastered all previous TEKS. Therefore, it is very fast paced and is designed for all students to move along at that pace. What happens to those students that are one or two grade levels below academically? they fall further behind. I have several teacher friends and I have seen the curriculum being taught. Many districts that are "exemplary" schools don't even use this curriculum. So, stop blaming the teachers everytime scores are low. On another note, how many parents actually show up for parent conferences to see how they can help their own child at home? Learning doesn't only occur at school, it continues at home. So if you all are the type of parents that sit their children in front of an x-box etc. instead of spending time with them with reading or math, no wonder you are complaining. You probably think it's entirely up to the teacher to ensure that the children's learning is only done at school. How pathetic!!!
I would say

Crystal City, TX

#11 Feb 5, 2013
Blamimg the teachers, the students and parents is blaming the wrong people.
Get Real

San Antonio, TX

#12 Feb 5, 2013
To the last comment, Amen to that!
tax payer

San Antonio, TX

#13 Feb 5, 2013
Get Real wrote:
It's funny how people try to put blame on teachers and think they know what goes on in school. First of all, the teachers are not the ones that decide to do the testing, it's the school district that decides on benchmarks and the state is the one that mandates all "state" tests...DUH! Teachers are given curriculum to follow by the district and they must adhere to this curriculum or they will get written up for not complying. I have seen this curriculum and believe me, it's not easy. It's very 'rigorous' and taught at a 'higher' level. I've heard people,(parents and teachers), complain about this curriculum not just here in CC but in other cities as well stating it's way over the students heads and it's way too fast paced for the kids to keep up. Perhaps you,'concerned' parents/citizens should go to the school board and demand to know what's going on with the curriculum instead of blaming teachers all the time.
Well someone is not doing their jobs I bet you gave the s our school district teachers some of the teacher wouldn't pass and then I hear that the food for our kid is no good ...how can they really think n concentrate on school if they are hungry! I also know that if teacher would give out homework like they use to kids would read and learn a little bit more at home. Oh and about us as parent going to the meetings for what if open your mouth to give your opinion Cause something could happen to you or property or vehicle .
Get Real

San Antonio, TX

#14 Feb 6, 2013
Dear tax payer, I have absolutely no idea what you just wrote. Second, if we agree on anything on this topic it would definitely be about the quality of food served at school (or lack of quality). Third, the majority of teachers do give out homework but many students fail to take it home or do it. Students have the opportunity to check out library books which they should be taking home to read nightly. Fourth, why are you so defensive about my comment on parents attending conferences? That is the parent's obligation and it's the perfect opportunity to find out what's going on with your child's progress and to discuss any concerns you may have. Now, as for the threat you made...get a life!!! What I'd really like to know is, why do you dislike teachers so much?
teacher

Overton, TX

#15 Feb 6, 2013
The state just putout the scores from last springs StARR test. Guess what?? the scores were all in the 80 70's percentile. Guess what?? The test apparently is not that difficult if the teachers are teaching.
Taxpayer

Crystal City, TX

#16 Feb 6, 2013
You are talking about state averages; our concern are the local averages and let's hope they are good. Those are not published ,are they?
wow

Buda, TX

#17 Feb 6, 2013
texas wrote:
<quoted text>but teachers dont follow the curriculum they should follow. and i know its not easy but if the teacherare not ready for that curriculum that not beeing a resposible teacher . they dont teach like when i went to school
Good thing they don't teach the way you were taught or everyone would still sound as dumb as you.
someone

Crystal City, TX

#18 Feb 7, 2013
is it true the school si sending out letteers that if your child dont pass that you need to make arragments for your child to attent another school?? does anyone know
lmao

Carrizo Springs, TX

#19 Feb 7, 2013
someone wrote:
is it true the school si sending out letteers that if your child dont pass that you need to make arragments for your child to attent another school?? does anyone know
Are you seriously asking that question on Topix? Geez, I'm pretty sure you're one of those lame parents who don't give a hoot about your child's education, yet you're the first one there during a school program or field trip. How about you gain some common sense and call the administration office or your child's school and ask if that info is true, instead of asking here.
Get Real

San Antonio, TX

#20 Feb 8, 2013
Wow! This is getting really hilarious. First of all, why on earth would the 'school' tell parents their child would have to go to school elsewhere if they don't pass? That's illegal! No public school can turn down the child's right to an education and most certainly they can't tell you where to send your child to school. What, is the district going to pay for your child's expenses to go out of town to attend another school? I don't think so. Now, if the school was to close down, that's a whole other story. Don't go spreading the rumor that the school is closing down...it was just an example. And I agree with lmao, go directly to the board or administration if you have that concern. You know people on here are going to tell you what they 'think' you want to hear.
free

San Antonio, TX

#21 Feb 8, 2013
Get Real wrote:
Dear tax payer, I have absolutely no idea what you just wrote. Second, if we agree on anything on this topic it would definitely be about the quality of food served at school (or lack of quality). Third, the majority of teachers do give out homework but many students fail to take it home or do it. Students have the opportunity to check out library books which they should be taking home to read nightly. Fourth, why are you so defensive about my comment on parents attending conferences? That is the parent's obligation and it's the perfect opportunity to find out what's going on with your child's progress and to discuss any concerns you may have. Now, as for the threat you made...get a life!!! What I'd really like to know is, why do you dislike teachers so much?
it is also parents responsibility to feed your kids. The school food is given by the government and they tell you what to feed. So if you dont like it then send some food to your kid. The reality is that people just want to complain about everything but dont put in their effort or their part as parents.

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