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Lived there

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You people can get on here and bitch about the school system in this county...but have you experienced another school system? Everyone harps on scores, but until you have witnessed educators wanting their test scores to go up they resort to cheating. I will gladly choose Towns County Schools for the environment. Education starts at home so instead of complaining about Towns County Schools begin your childs foundation for a strong education. If one is too lazy to put forth the effort find another school system...maybe one that is overcrowded and one that your child has to watch their classmates roll a joint in front of the teacher would serve you better. As an adult we can relocate...it's not as hard as you think, I prefer my children to live in a small quaint community!
A few parents and a lot of grandparents around here have "witnessed" other schools, some bad, some so-so and others that were great, so sell that dodge (cop-out) somewhere else.

The cheating was an isolated incident in Georgia that cost the system dearly. Here, the school board just turned down a great deal of money IF they'd get rid of the failing administrators. On the "Race To The Top" program, Towns County again passed for reasons unknown.

The test in question was given across the state and did not give schools a chance to "teach the test" as they do on others. Towns County came out on the bottom 5%. That fact hasn't changed.

In the lastest election cycle, no one contested the current board members. Explain that!

From what you wrote, you'd rather your children get an inferior education than face the outside world. Consider this: the best and brightest leave here after they graduate, and from then on they have to compete against the other 95% for slots in college and later jobs with two strikes against them. The remaining 5% I guess stay at home and flip burgers or do manual labor - for someone else.

Your choice.
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Lived there wrote:
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The same could be said of parents and grand-parents who accept the same-old-same-old school board members who are at the root of the problem.
What most people who live her do not understand is the school board members could not care less about the children who go to school here. They themselves are ignorant and they have no idea what a good education is all about. All they are interested in are the jobs. The jobs and the power that comes by being able to dole them out to their inbred, ignorant family members. The GOB network understands that if they lose control of the school board their incompetent family members will be out of a job. The few good people who do get hired are intimidated into silence by the lazy, ignorant majority, out of fear losing their job. Our school system is not about education. It is about welfare jobs for idiots.
The educated people who move here soon learn the game and move on. Lately the move-ins consist of transplants from places like Kentucky, Alabama and Louisiana. I know of several new families from those areas that have migrated here because of lack of work or lack of ambition to work. Towns County seems like Palm Beach to those poor souls. Success breeds and attracts success. Ignorance and trash attracts more ignorance and trash.
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Nov 13, 2010
 
Lived there wrote:
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A few parents and a lot of grandparents around here have "witnessed" other schools, some bad, some so-so and others that were great, so sell that dodge (cop-out) somewhere else.
The cheating was an isolated incident in Georgia that cost the system dearly. Here, the school board just turned down a great deal of money IF they'd get rid of the failing administrators. On the "Race To The Top" program, Towns County again passed for reasons unknown.
The test in question was given across the state and did not give schools a chance to "teach the test" as they do on others. Towns County came out on the bottom 5%. That fact hasn't changed.
In the lastest election cycle, no one contested the current board members. Explain that!
From what you wrote, you'd rather your children get an inferior education than face the outside world. Consider this: the best and brightest leave here after they graduate, and from then on they have to compete against the other 95% for slots in college and later jobs with two strikes against them. The remaining 5% I guess stay at home and flip burgers or do manual labor - for someone else.
Your choice.
"isolated incident in Georgia"...what wagon did you fall off of, they simply are the one that got caught. There are many counties that teach what will be tested the next day as well as change scores.
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Nov 13, 2010
 
bonkersguy wrote:
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"You people can get on here and bitch about the school system in this county...but have you experienced another school system? Everyone harps on scores, but until you have witnessed educators wanting their test scores to go up they resort to cheating."
"You people can get on here and bitch about the school system in this county...but have you experienced another school system? Everyone harps on scores, but until you have witnessed educators wanting their test scores to go up they resort to cheating."
Apparently you never heard the old expression "Clean up your own damn yard."
I have been saying I was in the minority view here. Funny when people come out and express the same view as me you come out of the wood work.
Which leads me to ask who is the bully and who is the one getting their lunch money taken here?
actually bonkie I don't recall reading anything that you posted
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Nov 13, 2010
 
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"isolated incident in Georgia"...what wagon did you fall off of, they simply are the one that got caught. There are many counties that teach what will be tested the next day as well as change scores.
Sooooo some tried to make things easier for the kids you know to maybe add a little rise to the numbers kind of like.........

I don't know say a football team scheduling a game vs. a school that has no seniors or juniors.
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Nov 13, 2010
 
Sorry computer snafu
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Nov 13, 2010
 
momof5 wrote:
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"isolated incident in Georgia"...what wagon did you fall off of, they simply are the one that got caught. There are many counties that teach what will be tested the next day as well as change scores.
You misunderstood me. The "incident" I was referring to was, I believe, the federally mandated test under the "No Child Left Behind" program, and one district near Atlanta who tried to pull a fast one, got caught.

The other state tests? Yes, schools often teach the test for weeks on end using, as I understand it, multiple choice questions that include actual questions and answers, or ones very similar, that will appear on the actual test.

If you consider that to be cheating, well lady, so do I, but the state doesn't see it that way! All they want are "warm fuzzy" numbers they can brag about as they continue to dumb-down young people. Well, in Towns County, they have have dumbed-down all the way to rock bottom (5%) and that one "pop test" proved it.
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Nov 14, 2010
 
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You misunderstood me. The "incident" I was referring to was, I believe, the federally mandated test under the "No Child Left Behind" program, and one district near Atlanta who tried to pull a fast one, got caught.
The other state tests? Yes, schools often teach the test for weeks on end using, as I understand it, multiple choice questions that include actual questions and answers, or ones very similar, that will appear on the actual test.
If you consider that to be cheating, well lady, so do I, but the state doesn't see it that way! All they want are "warm fuzzy" numbers they can brag about as they continue to dumb-down young people. Well, in Towns County, they have have dumbed-down all the way to rock bottom (5%) and that one "pop test" proved it.
what I consider cheating the state does as well...I am saying there are school systems that actually go over the TEST that will be taken the next day just to get their test scores up and then go further and check the students answers before they turn them in daily for administrators to keep "safe". After these tests are given it is up to the teacher to make sure there are not markings on the answer sheet, but not change the answers! This happens in more districts than the one that was caught. So we should not rely on these "test scores" as we all do.

That is what I am talking about when you all get on here and bitch about Towns County test scores....they are what they are. Now lets take away the changing of answers at the other districts and see what their scores would be. Test scores don't always mean what they should, sometimes they are nothing more than lying, cheating adults. I chose to remove my children from this.
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actually bonkie I don't recall reading anything that you posted
Wow there is a lie if there ever was one.

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momof5 wrote:
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what I consider cheating the state does as well...I am saying there are school systems that actually go over the TEST that will be taken the next day just to get their test scores up and then go further and check the students answers before they turn them in daily for administrators to keep "safe". After these tests are given it is up to the teacher to make sure there are not markings on the answer sheet, but not change the answers! This happens in more districts than the one that was caught. So we should not rely on these "test scores" as we all do.
That is what I am talking about when you all get on here and bitch about Towns County test scores....they are what they are. Now lets take away the changing of answers at the other districts and see what their scores would be. Test scores don't always mean what they should, sometimes they are nothing more than lying, cheating adults. I chose to remove my children from this.
Girl, don't be taken in or taken down by these posts. This is the reason I have not posted....For all we know, all of these posts could be from the bonkers jerk.....posing as others to agree with himself. They can have this conversation with themselves. We have our team and next year is another year....
Can't wait to cheer them on. We know......and that is all that counts. They want to dissolve the football team? Just let them try.....There's some people who want to keep on bitching....and there are some who think more of their kids.....Momof5, I'm done here, I just wanted to encourage you not to recieve this BS. God bless you and your family.
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abbamoldme wrote:
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Girl, don't be taken in or taken down by these posts. This is the reason I have not posted....For all we know, all of these posts could be from the bonkers jerk.....posing as others to agree with himself. They can have this conversation with themselves. We have our team and next year is another year....
Can't wait to cheer them on. We know......and that is all that counts. They want to dissolve the football team? Just let them try.....There's some people who want to keep on bitching....and there are some who think more of their kids.....Momof5, I'm done here, I just wanted to encourage you not to recieve this BS. God bless you and your family.
Grab your bible and I will swear on it, this last poke at the bee hive WAS NOT done by me. So before you accuse get your facts straight.
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The one year (07 or 08?) Towns played schools of their own size (enrollment), didn't they have a winning season?

When you look at the film on public access TV and notice that Towns is dressing out 20-25+/- players, many of whom have to go both ways, and their opponent 40-50+/-, you should realize physical attrition is going to set in after the first quarter, and how the final score is going to turn out.

Football, like boxing, are "gladiator sports" and "David" rarely beats "Goliath."

Level the playing field and I think Towns could hold their own.
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Nov 16, 2010
 
There is a level playing field its called Region 8 A. Schools of their same size or smaller. Its good enough for the other sports at Towns.
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Lived there wrote:
The one year (07 or 08?) Towns played schools of their own size (enrollment), didn't they have a winning season?
When you look at the film on public access TV and notice that Towns is dressing out 20-25+/- players, many of whom have to go both ways, and their opponent 40-50+/-, you should realize physical attrition is going to set in after the first quarter, and how the final score is going to turn out.
Football, like boxing, are "gladiator sports" and "David" rarely beats "Goliath."
Level the playing field and I think Towns could hold their own.
"Football...are 'gladiator sports'...." Write much, Dumbo? David is 1 & 0 vs. Goliath. Read your Bible, you moron.
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There is a level playing field its called Region 8 A. Schools of their same size or smaller. Its good enough for the other sports at Towns.
IF this is accurate (2 schools their own size?), then no wonder TC doesn't have a good W/L record in football. I don't know where any of these schools are located, except Union and Hayesville, but I suspect travel distance might factor in.

Region 8 A Schools:
Riverside Military
George Walton Academy
Prince Avenue Christian
Commerce
Lakeview Academy
Social Circle
Athens Academy
Athens Christian

2010 TC Football Schedule:
Scrimmage & Fannin 8/19/10 7:30 Away
Union County 8/27/10 7:30 Home
Cherokee, NC 9/310 7:30 Home
Copper Basin, TN 9/10/10 7:30 Away
Hayesville, NC 9/17/10 7:30 Away
Georgia Military-Millidgeville 9/24/10 7:30 Away
North Cobb Christian-Kennesaw 10/1/10 5:00 Away
River Ridge 10/15/10 7:30 Home
Glascock County 10/22/10 7:30 Home
Lakeview Academy-Gainesville 10/29/10 7:30 Away
Hebron Christian Academy
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"Football...are 'gladiator sports'...." Write much, Dumbo? David is 1 & 0 vs. Goliath. Read your Bible, you moron.
Here's the quote:

"David" rarely beats "Goliath."

"RARELY"!!!!!!

Read much Dumbo???
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bonkersguy wrote:
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Here's the quote:
"David" rarely beats "Goliath."
"RARELY"!!!!!!
Read much Dumbo???
Indeed I do, Dumbo. Did you know, you hyperbolic moron, that David always beats Goliath? Of course you are dealing with a fictive "David" and "Goliath", characters in the netherworld of your crazed imagination, perhaps even sock puppets, and your "Goliath" perhaps sometimes beats "David". In the Bible that does not happen.

In your bizarre world of witches, warlocks, and conspiracies, weird things transpire. As Billy Sunday said, "Read your Bible."
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Indeed wrote:
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Indeed I do, Dumbo. Did you know, you hyperbolic moron, that David always beats Goliath? Of course you are dealing with a fictive "David" and "Goliath", characters in the netherworld of your crazed imagination, perhaps even sock puppets, and your "Goliath" perhaps sometimes beats "David". In the Bible that does not happen.
In your bizarre world of witches, warlocks, and conspiracies, weird things transpire. As Billy Sunday said, "Read your Bible."
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Region 8A not level

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How in the world can anyone think that Region 8A opponents are really fair for us to play when only 2 of the opponents are public schools? In what world are schools like Lakeview, George Walton Academy, Athens Academy, Athens Christian, Riverside Military, and Prince Avenue...all PRIVATE SCHOOLS that can (and boy DO THEY) recruit from any county that touches the county they are located in? I know for a FACT that Lakeview Academy pulls from (and runs bus service) into Lumpkin & Dawson counties....and that athletes who are recruited to go there have their tuition GREATLY reduced, and in many instances waived.
There are only 2 other teams in the region that are public schools...Commerce & Social Circle...and those hardly compare evenly against Towns County, because while they are "small" schools, they are definitely in more urban areas, where the student/athletes have the opportunity to participate more readily in "travel" ball type situations for all sports.

I'd personally love to see the public schools in the northeast part of the state participate in their own "league" (in ALL sports, not just football) if you will...because we're more fairly matched, in my opinion, against teams from Rabun, Union, Fannin, White, Lumpkin, Dawson, etc. than we are against the private schools. I'm sure that won't fly....but I'd still like to see it happen.
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Nov 18, 2010
 
So you honestly think Towns would win against those schools get out of the 80's and in the real world.

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