tlca...your thoughts??
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momof3

Dallas, TX

#1 Feb 5, 2011
Just putting it out there?? I have heard a lot of rumors and before I send my child there I wanted to see if anyone knew anything about it??
Parent

Paint Rock, TX

#2 Apr 2, 2011
Some of the rumors are fiction but others seem to be true. Don't think that your only choice in schools are SAISD or TLCA, there are other great schools in the area that take transfer students. Some even run busses into San Angelo to pick-up students. Christoval, Veribest, and Paint Rock all run busses into San Angelo to pick-up students. Over half of the students in Paint Rock are actually transfers from other districts that go there because of the high standards, expectations, safe environment, "Recognized" status, great teachers, and small classes (about 10-12 kids per class on average). My kids are at Paint Rock. They love it.
Really

Lubbock, TX

#3 Dec 12, 2011
Unless you are a member of the church still illegally affiliated with this school don't do it!
curious

Fort Worth, TX

#4 Dec 31, 2011
What do u mean?
upset parent

Humble, TX

#5 Mar 30, 2012
Has anyone seen the latest about TLCA plans? Thoughts? I want to know when the church is going to quit using the school as a front...
just wondering

Lewisville, TX

#6 Mar 30, 2012
What are the new plans?
upset parent

Humble, TX

#7 Apr 1, 2012
Request for new charter. 3/4 of a million dollars paid to church each year to lease school/church facilities. Renewal of Ledbetter and Landers contract. School cant afford - or so they claim- to feed kids at activities (school trips, competitions, games etc) equipment for sports is 2nd rate at best. Band kids are paying close to 100 each to go to competition and school board is paying that amount to church? Landers is drawing 2 salaries? Teacher dfired over false allegations? Winning coach let go while AD boasts a 0-20 record? Kids and parents who aren't affiliated with church are treated poorly. I'd give more details to my own personal experiences but they would identify my child and open him to retalliation from administration. Schhol officials do not hold themselves to same standards they hold kids. Bullying by students and staff is tolerated and encouraged. Special ed regulations are not followed. If I had options other than Central or Lakeview my family would leave TLC. teachers are wonderful but just don't out weigh the corrupt administration.
i agree

Lewisville, TX

#8 Apr 1, 2012
I think you are right. If TEA or UIL ever got a hold of that place it would be shut down. By law if you are in algebra 1 u must be exposed to those teks so why are they teaching alg 1 teks to algebra 3 kids. They are also giving credits to kids who have not earned them. Teachers who protested to sign off on these credits are let go for bogus reasons. How many teachers have actually been there for more than a year or two? Not very many. How many teachers are even certified? Very very few. There are so many violations happening at that place it's crazy. The head boys coach holds bball practice year round and uses his own money to purchase the kids stuff. The buses are a catastrophe waiting to happen. That is just a tip of the iceberg. I pulled my kids out when I found out all of this stuff from a former teacher. There are other options. Good luck and you are right not to let them know who you are because there would be a backlash on them. I have seen it happen first hand.
upset parent

Humble, TX

#9 Apr 1, 2012
There aren't other options for us that don't involve moving. For various reasons I don't want to move my kids to a large school and transferring anywhere else have eligibility issues. We've already had backlash for other things but I will continue to protect my family. And most of the teachers aren't fully certified and the administration isn't overly concerned with bringing on quality teachers. Luckily my kids aren't dependent on the school for meeting their educational needs. We are there ONLY because if the school size. If we could get into another 1A we would.
i agree

Lewisville, TX

#10 Apr 2, 2012
That is a tough spot. Good luck to you and hopefully things will get better there.
upset parent

San Angelo, TX

#11 Apr 2, 2012
I agree - thanks. We I tend to try to change this from the inside but well, with the board re-upping both Landers and Ledbetter homeschooling looks better and better.
a mess

Bedford, TX

#12 Apr 3, 2012
The board is a joke. Yes men that do what they are told in the best interest of landers Ledbetter and their own businesses. The only one that is honest and actually cares about the kid is Bridgett jones. You would e surprised about the decisions made that the board has no clue about. Ledbetter pretty much hires and fires who he wants.... He wants teachers that will do what he says and look the other way when actual laws are being broken... So let's hire teachers with DUIs and ones that have been fired from every other job they have worked at. Hey your my golfing buddy that goes to tlc church, do you think you can teach physics?? No need for certification!! You own a car dealership and will donate your entire salary to the church? Sounds good your hired!! So glad my kids are out. You really need to home school. Or at least keep up with your kids credits because they don't and they will be a senior and still need stuff. I have seen it happen and they will get caught sooner or later.
upset parent

Humble, TX

#13 Apr 3, 2012
I have already experienced the credit mess. I do keep on top of it and that's just another target on the kid's back. The admin cares only about money, promoting one narrow view of Christianity, and cash. The kids aren't all bad but not because if the school. And they promote and reward mediocraty.
crazyness

Euless, TX

#14 Apr 21, 2012
So I just heard that they fired coach Nason? Does anyone know the reason? From what I hear it was because he found out about corruption going on? Does anyone know?
upset parent

San Angelo, TX

#15 Apr 29, 2012
He resigned months ago. You'd have to ask a member of TLC church or administration to get the scope - they're the gossips.
just wondering

Dallas, TX

#16 May 18, 2012
Where is the new gym that was promised two years ago?
upset parent

Lubbock, TX

#17 May 25, 2012
Just wondering ~ Still waiting....I think the money has been used elsewhere...
education first

Dallas, TX

#18 Jun 1, 2012
Has anyone seen the taks and staar scores? They are in
Tigers mama

Springfield, VA

#19 Mar 25, 2013
Don't forget about when the school bussed 80-something 3rd grade children off campus without parental permission (August of 2011). Or that the children in the portables are not allowed to get water or use the bathroom. Or when certain teachers are allowed/encouraged to bully the kids. I witnessed firsthand with my own eyes a teacher grab a kindergarten girl by the arm, drag her across the gym while the child is laying on the floor and then throw her in a corner. Oh and the administration beats the kids too and calls it "corporal punishment"- no, it's flat out beatings. The principal is a disgusting human being. Absolutely WORST, most corrupt school in San Angelo. Your kids are better off in public school.
Concerned father

Houston, TX

#20 Jun 25, 2013
My kids have gone tonTLCA for 3 years and we have never had any issues. Both my kids have great grades my daughter receives the best compliments. My son has never been in trouble and he struggled at math and his teachers helped him to work at it. Also I don't go to church there i don't hang out with anybody from there. The one thing I do though is stay involved with them and if you don't have anything good to say about the school then transfer or get involved with everything.

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