I have little faith in the public school system. When I attended grade school in the 60's, we still said sir and ma'am to the teachers. We knew there were repercussions for bad behavior.<quoted text>Hampton and NNPS are both horrible systems, that we all can agree.York County up here is going that route imo.The really good students here, mostly white or Asian, do help the S.O.L.s averages and behavior problems are not as bad unless the school has 30% or more blacks. Blacks make up a large % of trouble makers in schools. If the schools are 70 plus % white, the learning atmosphere is great.
If a teacher has 23 pupils in 1 class, and only 3 are black, they will disrupt the entire class. Many are uncivilized and teachers know it to be true but won't admit it. Many blacks have no concept of where they are in a school. Often they will walk the halls, jump to touch the ceiling, drop trash on the floor, and look for a small white kid half their size. I do see it coming to YC and JCC. Most of the schools that are white have black principals and whine to the NAACP or NEA if one of their thugs is written up. So there you have it.
If a child failed, the child did not advance to the next grade. Now we are putting children through regardless of their capability so that when they graduate high school, many are barely functioning in literacy.