glsd pssa ayp warning warning warning

glsd pssa ayp warning warning warning

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Pickin my pocket

Greensburg, PA

#1 Sep 22, 2012
It's always a great day when you get to read that 3 of 5 schools get warnings in our local school district. All can argue that the tests don't really reflect true learning, other districts teach to the test(more) or some cheated in the past. Hell, the best reason I saw was the head of the PSEA blaming funding cuts. I argue the whole system is broken. What other good or service are you forced to fund and then utilize only those located closest to you down the street or pay twice as much or more to choose a better option. Nothing! Can we please say it all together, VOUCHERS!
talkin out your

Latrobe, PA

#2 Sep 22, 2012
So, please explain to us the "subgroup" criteria which is the sole reason that some schools, possibly, but not necessarily GLSD are not meeting AYP. You seem to have reached some conclusions quite quickly so I assume that you're well-informed.
oscar the grouch

Latrobe, PA

#3 Sep 22, 2012
Pickin my pocket wrote:
What other good or service are you forced to fund and then utilize only those located closest to you down the street or pay twice as much or more to choose a better option. Nothing!
Ahhh, wrong again my dear

1. I am FORCED to pay local taxes and then MUST use only the Large construction dumpsters provided by latrobe borough rather than cheaper ones from private companies.
Pickin my pocket

Greensburg, PA

#4 Sep 22, 2012
talkin out your wrote:
So, please explain to us the "subgroup" criteria which is the sole reason that some schools, possibly, but not necessarily GLSD are not meeting AYP. You seem to have reached some conclusions quite quickly so I assume that you're well-informed.
So your reply is trying to say the "subgroup" criteria is the sole reason, but not really because it could be used for "some" schools, but not necessarily GLSD, you are really not saying anything but just talking out of your own a--.
How I am really well informed is that my school taxes have increased > 70% over less than 10 years, we just floated a $10 million bond issue, pension costs are about to balloon, and every teacher, administrator, etc got a raise, and my taxes went up again. All this and 3 of 5 schools get a warning on the only standardized testing there is, whether flawed or not. Also, GLSD isn't Pittsburgh Public, Wilkinsburg, etc. We have highly involved parents who stay on top of our kids to perform for the most part. This is what happens when public employee unions like the PSEA drive the election of state legislators who vote themselves and those same union members unsustainable legacy costs and gives them the right to strike. It just keeps getting worse and worse. The only solution to this incestuous relationship is to limit the ability of educators to strike, and instill free market forces into education such as vouchers. This would parents to opportunity to place their children into the school that THEY find to be teaching at the highest level. Sorry, but it's time to stop your gravy train and give parents control over their children's education!
no reply

Latrobe, PA

#6 Sep 22, 2012
oscar the grouch wrote:
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Ahhh, wrong again my dear
1. I am FORCED to pay local taxes and then MUST use only the Large construction dumpsters provided by latrobe borough rather than cheaper ones from private companies.
Guess I was right about this one
Mockingbird

Latrobe, PA

#7 Sep 22, 2012
Pickin my pocket wrote:
<quoted text>
So your reply is trying to say the "subgroup" criteria is the sole reason, but not really because it could be used for "some" schools, but not necessarily GLSD, you are really not saying anything but just talking out of your own a--.
How I am really well informed is that my school taxes have increased > 70% over less than 10 years, we just floated a $10 million bond issue, pension costs are about to balloon, and every teacher, administrator, etc got a raise, and my taxes went up again. All this and 3 of 5 schools get a warning on the only standardized testing there is, whether flawed or not. Also, GLSD isn't Pittsburgh Public, Wilkinsburg, etc. We have highly involved parents who stay on top of our kids to perform for the most part. This is what happens when public employee unions like the PSEA drive the election of state legislators who vote themselves and those same union members unsustainable legacy costs and gives them the right to strike. It just keeps getting worse and worse. The only solution to this incestuous relationship is to limit the ability of educators to strike, and instill free market forces into education such as vouchers. This would parents to opportunity to place their children into the school that THEY find to be teaching at the highest level. Sorry, but it's time to stop your gravy train and give parents control over their children's education!
So, it's officiai...you listen to talk radio and heard someone else say something and now in an attempt to SOUND intelligent you are repeating the talking points, hmmmm, nice try. When was the last teacher strike in Latrobe? How will elimintaing the right to strike for GLSD employees change test scores? Small minded posts like yours do provide a welcome snicker at 3 am. Keep up the good work. LMBO!!!! Strike threeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeee..

Right to strike hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaah haha
Mockingbird

Latrobe, PA

#8 Sep 22, 2012
an update for all parents----there is no strike in GLSD---kids should report Monday morning as usual

hahahahahahahha
ahhhhhh

Latrobe, PA

#9 Sep 22, 2012
Ehh I heard someone else say somethin and I wanna sound like I know sumthan so i will say if they can't strike, even though there has been no strike for umpteen years, them teachas are meenies who are soo badd, i'm gonna send my kiddos to wanna dem private skwewls to get edukated where no PSSA tests scores are even pubbblishd cuz rush saide i should blame all dem publik skewls

right to strike hahahahahahahahaha
Pickin my pocket

Greensburg, PA

#10 Sep 23, 2012
My oh my, I must have struck a nerve here. I can tell because when that happens and there is no real defense of your position, you just go juvenile and mock and laugh an think that shows how smart n cool n everything you are. Wrong, why not comment on the voucher thing too .
Btw, do you 2 even pay taxes or do you rent. If you do pay taxes and you don't think they're too high, why don't you stand up and volunteer to pay more!
Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
jewel

Wickliffe, OH

#12 Sep 23, 2012
Pickin my pocket wrote:
My oh my, I must have struck a nerve here. I can tell because when that happens and there is no real defense of your position, you just go juvenile and mock and laugh an think that shows how smart n cool n everything you are. Wrong, why not comment on the voucher thing too .
Btw, do you 2 even pay taxes or do you rent. If you do pay taxes and you don't think they're too high, why don't you stand up and volunteer to pay more!
Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
if you rent you don't pay taxes??? Seriously? Wow, people are dumb.
Pickin my pocket

Greensburg, PA

#13 Sep 23, 2012
jewel wrote:
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if you rent you don't pay taxes??? Seriously? Wow, people are dumb.
Seriously jewel, can u even read, that's exactly what I wrote. If you rent you don't pay taxes.
Pickin my pocket

Greensburg, PA

#14 Sep 23, 2012
If you rent, you don't pay school taxes in pa, don't know what the situation is in Ohio.
Right on

Greensburg, PA

#15 Sep 23, 2012
A MINORITY VIEW
BY WALTER E. WILLIAMS
RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
 
Math Matters
           If one manages to graduate from high school without the rudiments of algebra, geometry and trigonometry, there are certain relatively high-paying careers probably off-limits for life -- such as careers in architecture, chemistry, computer programming, engineering, medicine and certain technical fields. For example, one might meet all of the physical requirements to be a fighter pilot, but he’s grounded if he doesn’t have enough math to understand physics, aerodynamics and navigation. Mathematical ability helps provide the disciplined structure that helps people to think, speak and write more clearly. In general, mathematics is an excellent foundation and prerequisite for study in all areas of science and engineering. So where do U.S. youngsters stand in math?
           Drs. Eric Hanushek and Paul Peterson, senior fellows at the Hoover Institution, looked at the performance of our youngsters compared with their counterparts in other nations, in their Newsweek article,“Why Can't American Students Compete?”(Aug. 28, 2011), reprinted under the title “Math Matters” in the Hoover Digest (2012). In the latest international tests administered by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, only 32 percent of U.S. students ranked proficient in math -- coming in between Portugal and Italy but far behind South Korea, Finland, Canada and the Netherlands. U.S. students couldn’t hold a finger to the 75 percent of Shanghai students who tested proficient.
           What about our brightest? It turns out that only 7 percent of U.S. students perform at the advanced level in math. Forty-five percent of the students in Shanghai are advanced in math, compared with 20 percent in South Korea and Switzerland and 15 percent of students in Japan, Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Canada.
           Hanushek and Peterson find one bright spot among our young people. That’s Asian-American students, 52 percent of whom perform at the proficient level or higher. Among white students, only 42 percent perform math at a proficient level. The math performance of black and Hispanic students is a disaster, with only 11 and 15 percent, respectively, performing math at the proficient level or higher.
           The National Center for Education Statistics revealed some of the results of American innumeracy. Among advanced degrees in engineering awarded at U.S. universities during the 2007-08 academic year, 28 percent went to whites; 2 percent went to blacks; 2 percent went to Hispanics; and 61 percent went to foreigners. Of the advanced degrees in mathematics, 40 percent went to whites; 2 percent went to blacks; 5 percent went to Hispanics; and 50 percent went to foreigners. For advanced degrees in education, 65 percent went to whites; 17 percent went to blacks; 5 percent went to Hispanics; and 8 percent went to foreigners. The pattern is apparent. The more rigorous a subject area the higher the percentage of foreigners -- and the lower the percentage of Americans -- earning advanced degrees. In subject areas such as education, which have little or no rigor, Americans are likelier -- and foreigners are less likely -- to earn advanced degrees.
           In a New York Times article --“Do We Need Foreign Technology Workers?”(April 8, 2009)-- Dr. Vivek Wadhwa of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University said “that 47 percent of all U.S. science and engineering workers with doctorates are immigrants as were 67 percent of the additions to the U.S. science and engineering work force between 1995 to 2006. And roughly 60 percent of engineering Ph.D. students and 40 percent of master’s students are immigrants.
Cherry picker of articles

Latrobe, PA

#16 Sep 23, 2012
So, while you're reading, please read Malcolm Gladwell's book OUTLIERS or at least the chapter on standardized testing then report back li'l gal

until then I'll wait ha ha ha
Korean

Latrobe, PA

#17 Sep 23, 2012
Do ya have any kids there greensburger---if so, please list how much you have spent on tutoring in the last 6 months, then please search Korean tutoring curfew and report back ya li'l gal

ha ha ha

now you're learnin a li'l how 'bout it
Korean

Latrobe, PA

#18 Sep 23, 2012
ha ha ha
jewel

United States

#19 Sep 24, 2012
Pickin my pocket wrote:
<quoted text>Seriously jewel, can u even read, that's exactly what I wrote. If you rent you don't pay taxes.
but the individual/entity you rent from does pay taxes? And that cost does not get passed in to the renter? Dumb people.
Bill Cosby

Latrobe, PA

#20 Sep 24, 2012
Right on wrote:
A MINORITY VIEW
BY WALTER E. WILLIAMS
RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
 
(2012). In the latest international tests administered by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, only 32 percent of U.S. students ranked proficient in math -- coming in between Portugal and Italy but far behind South Korea, Finland, Canada and the Netherlands. U.S. students couldn’t hold a finger to the 75 percent of Shanghai students who tested proficient.
           What about our brightest? It turns out that only 7 percent of U.S. students perform at the advanced level in math. Forty-five percent of the students in Shanghai are advanced in math, compared with 20 percent in South Korea and Switzerland and 15 percent of students in Japan, Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Canada.
           Hanushek and Peterson find one bright spot among our young people. That’s Asian-American students, 52 percent of whom perform at the proficient level or higher. Among white students, only 42 percent perform math at a proficient level. The math performance of black and Hispanic students is a disaster, with only 11 and 15 percent, respectively, performing math at the proficient level or higher.
           The National Center for Education Statistics revealed some of the results of American innumeracy. Among advanced degrees in engineering awarded at U.S. universities during the 2007-08 academic year, 28 percent went to whites; 2 percent went to blacks; 2 percent went to Hispanics; and 61 percent went to foreigners. Of the advanced degrees in mathematics, 40 percent went to whites; 2 percent went to blacks; 5 percent went to Hispanics; and 50 percent went to foreigners. For advanced degrees in education, 65 percent went to whites; 17 percent went to blacks; 5 percent went to Hispanics; and 8 percent went to foreigners. The pattern is apparent. The more rigorous a subject area the higher the percentage of foreigners -- and the lower the percentage of Americans -- earning advanced degrees. In subject areas such as education, which have little or no rigor, Americans are likelier -- and foreigners are less likely -- to earn advanced degrees.
           In a New York Times article --“Do We Need Foreign Technology Workers?”(April 8, 2009)-- Dr. Vivek Wadhwa of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University said “that 47 percent of all U.S. science and engineering workers with doctorates are immigrants as were 67 percent of the additions to the U.S. science and engineering work force between 1995 to 2006. And roughly 60 percent of engineering Ph.D. students and 40 percent of master’s students are immigrants.
You made a great point. The cultural values of the highest performing countries encourage kids, or in some cases, DEMAND that kids strive for educational excellence. Hiring private tutors, making kids study and or get tutoring are basic tenets of many cultures. Learning that you can blame others and/or expect something for nothing is not as rampant in those cultures but is a staple of the US culture.
Furthermore, isn't it onteresting that ASIAN-Americans excel in our high schools with the same teachers as their peers. Hmmm, same teachers-different expectations at home--higher achievement.
Gary

Latrobe, PA

#21 Sep 24, 2012
The city manager of Latrobe still lives in Greensburg.

WHY ?

To avoid paying taxes.
jewel

Port Matilda, PA

#22 Sep 25, 2012
Bill Cosby wrote:
<quoted text>You made a great point. The cultural values of the highest performing countries encourage kids, or in some cases, DEMAND that kids strive for educational excellence. Hiring private tutors, making kids study and or get tutoring are basic tenets of many cultures. Learning that you can blame others and/or expect something for nothing is not as rampant in those cultures but is a staple of the US culture.
Furthermore, isn't it onteresting that ASIAN-Americans excel in our high schools with the same teachers as their peers. Hmmm, same teachers-different expectations at home--higher achievement.
hell with the private tutors. How about a parent sitting down every night and doing the spelling words, and the math flash cards, and reading? No- that's too fucking radical! Turn off the goddamn Xbox and do some math homework.

We have uneducated parents raising uneducated kids - nuts!

Why is it that I NEVER hear of Asians being a minority group for the purpose of being afforded some special consideration or privilege? The African Americans and Latinos live by this mantra.

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