SAT scores rise for Asheville, Buncom...

SAT scores rise for Asheville, Buncombe County students

There are 13 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Aug 26, 2008, titled SAT scores rise for Asheville, Buncombe County students. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Comments on Topix forums : ASHEVILLE The class of 2008 in both Asheville City and Buncombe County schools outperformed the state and nation on the SAT, according to results released Tuesday.

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Keith Thomson

Birmingham, AL

#1 Aug 27, 2008
It is nice to see evidence of "good" school systems working hard to become "great" school systems. We can be very proud of our teachers, and we should make sure that programs like AVID and Freshman Experience are fully funded.

Those programs are funded by local supplemental funds provided by through our County Commissioners. Even though we might also live in a municipality in Buncombe County, our county tax dollars fund these innovative and increasingly successful school improvement initiatives.

Thank a teacher, and thank a County Commissioner!
Mitch

United States

#2 Aug 27, 2008
As a parent of a 2nd grader in the Asheville school system I am thrilled with the results and want to take this opportunity to praise the system and specifically Isaac Dickson ES. Since our child started school there last year we have felt part of the school community, which in large part is due to the teacher's openness and willingness to communicate. It's not just the teacher, the administration is equally communicative. I feel that this two way communication is vital to the success of our schools and our children in excelling academically.

I am proud of our schools and thankful to the teachers, administration and commissioners.
bruce wayne

Candler, NC

#3 Aug 27, 2008
More evidence that the NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND program is working. The liberals hate it when George Bush gets a bill passed. They really hate it when it works.
Keith Thomson

Birmingham, AL

#4 Aug 27, 2008
Among the many problems with NCLB, aside from its Utopian goal of 100% of students required to be above average by 2014, conveniently years after Bush leaves office, are this: it is a mostly unfunded mandate.

Our City and County school students are blessed, as we have local supplemental funding to pay for innovative programs that can address the root issues that NCLB should address. Many areas of North Carolina simply do not have a tax base large enough, or if they do, they may not have County Commissioners with the backbone to vote for school funding to pay for what needs to be done. We have been lucky to have supporters of public schools in office to do the right thing in Buncombe County.

Bush taking credit for the success of our local public schools would be an injustice, adding insult to injury.
bruce wayne wrote:
More evidence that the NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND program is working. The liberals hate it when George Bush gets a bill passed. They really hate it when it works.

“Just Me Being Me!”

Since: Aug 08

North Carolina

#5 Aug 27, 2008
bruce wayne wrote:
More evidence that the NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND program is working. The liberals hate it when George Bush gets a bill passed. They really hate it when it works.
The No Child Left Behind program sucks! Kids ARE being left behind every single day in their classrooms. Teachers are so concerned about the kids passing the EOG test that they try to stuff too much information into the kids from the first day of school.

It is nice to see AHS proving to everyone that bad mouths that school so much that even the thugs, gang bangers, baby momma's, project kids and whatever else nasty term that is generally used to describe the students there that yes, they can succeed. Good for you AHS ... I just wish this would shut up the negative peoples mouths, but sadly, it won't.
bruce wayne

Candler, NC

#6 Aug 28, 2008
Keith Thomson wrote:
Among the many problems with NCLB, aside from its Utopian goal of 100% of students required to be above average by 2014, conveniently years after Bush leaves office, are this: it is a mostly unfunded mandate.
Our City and County school students are blessed, as we have local supplemental funding to pay for innovative programs that can address the root issues that NCLB should address. Many areas of North Carolina simply do not have a tax base large enough, or if they do, they may not have County Commissioners with the backbone to vote for school funding to pay for what needs to be done. We have been lucky to have supporters of public schools in office to do the right thing in Buncombe County.
Bush taking credit for the success of our local public schools would be an injustice, adding insult to injury.
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Spoken like a true airhead liberal that hates George Bush. I guess you support the teachers union. If Bush had not gotten this bill passed, with the blessings of Ted Kennedy our schools would still be going down. You lib's hate accountability. If a teacher is not doing a good job, they should be fired. With tenure they get promoted. The union gets credit for this stupidity.
Keith Thomson

Birmingham, AL

#7 Aug 28, 2008
Civil discourse beyond our differences is worthwhile to work towards, and you are certainly entitled to your belief in George Bush. I am entitled to my own belief that working together at the local level we have succeeded despite the fallacies of NCLB and its unfunded mandates and punative designs. I do not hate GWB. I do regret deeply and profoundly what what he has done to my country that I love. You are welcome to disagree. You might serve your cause better by not being disagreeable.

That is my $.02. Take care,
Keith
bruce wayne wrote:
<quoted text> Spoken like a true airhead liberal that hates George Bush. I guess you support the teachers union. If Bush had not gotten this bill passed, with the blessings of Ted Kennedy our schools would still be going down. You lib's hate accountability. If a teacher is not doing a good job, they should be fired. With tenure they get promoted. The union gets credit for this stupidity.
bruce wayne

Candler, NC

#8 Aug 29, 2008
Keith Thomson wrote:
Civil discourse beyond our differences is worthwhile to work towards, and you are certainly entitled to your belief in George Bush. I am entitled to my own belief that working together at the local level we have succeeded despite the fallacies of NCLB and its unfunded mandates and punative designs. I do not hate GWB. I do regret deeply and profoundly what what he has done to my country that I love. You are welcome to disagree. You might serve your cause better by not being disagreeable.
That is my $.02. Take care,
Keith
<quoted text>
That's about all it's worth.
Keith

Birmingham, AL

#9 Aug 29, 2008
Holy cow, Bat Man. See you in Gotham City. 8-)
bruce wayne wrote:
<quoted text> That's about all it's worth.
Hehehe

Lincolnton, NC

#10 Aug 29, 2008
bruce wayne wrote:
<quoted text> That's about all it's worth.
You're an a-s-s even when people try to be civil to you. Crawl on off to the rest home and eat jello.
Smell him a mile away

United States

#11 Aug 29, 2008
bruce wayne wrote:
<quoted text> That's about all it's worth.
A Fisher by any other name...
John P

Hickory, NC

#12 Dec 26, 2008
Just for the future, "Bruce Wayne", I would say that your style of argument/response doesn't lend itself to winning converts to your side. It is much more convincing when you can support your assertions with more than one data point; if not, then you are simply stating a belief system, which (bottom line) isn't effective for conversation outside that belief.
bruce wayne

Candler, NC

#13 Dec 27, 2008
John P wrote:
Just for the future, "Bruce Wayne", I would say that your style of argument/response doesn't lend itself to winning converts to your side. It is much more convincing when you can support your assertions with more than one data point; if not, then you are simply stating a belief system, which (bottom line) isn't effective for conversation outside that belief.
You miss the point. Im not trying to win, I'm stating the truth as I see it. You can decide for yourself. I'm not testing or grading, I'm stating facts as I see them from my point of view.

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