Pointe Coupee Schools Finish in Botto...

Pointe Coupee Schools Finish in Bottom Six

There are 86 comments on the www.2theadvocate.com story from Mar 5, 2008, titled Pointe Coupee Schools Finish in Bottom Six . In it, www.2theadvocate.com reports that:

Schools in the Pointe Coupee districted finished the year in the bottom six of all public school systems in Louisiana in academic performance, according to district performance scores released Tuesday http://www.louisianaschools.net/lde/uploads/12117.xls.

The school districted received a "marginal" rating in the area of teacher certifications.

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NotAlone

United States

#82 Apr 15, 2008
Ateacher wrote:
Amen .. you said it all. I am trying to leave this parish as we speak!
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I can name 5 from one school alone that are doing the same thing. All certified and some with as much as 15+ years experience. Good luck trying to replace them. You're going to see class sizes steadily increase b/c there won't be enough teachers to go around.
Ateacher

Livonia, LA

#83 Apr 15, 2008
YEP! If they think there problems are bad now, just wait!
NotAlone wrote:
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I can name 5 from one school alone that are doing the same thing. All certified and some with as much as 15+ years experience. Good luck trying to replace them. You're going to see class sizes steadily increase b/c there won't be enough teachers to go around.
VoTer

Livonia, LA

#84 May 15, 2008
Husband of a Teacher wrote:
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YES, I do think that spending more money on our schools can produce what you are looking for. I think that is the ONLY way it can be done. Like I said, the good teachers are moving to places that DO spend money on their schools and teachers. They don't leave b/c they care about the children at the other school more. There are also a BUNCH that leave the profession completely, creating a shortage of teachers. That is why you won't see anybody trying to weed people out. If you give both the teachers and kids a school that they can take pride in, then they will strive to do better. I will tell you that the teachers that currently don't teach at PCCHS don't want to. They don't respect that school, so making it the one high school won't work. Right or wrong, that's the way it is. The majority of teachers DO care about the kids, but it takes more than caring to do a good job. They need better resources to do a good job. These teachers submit request for items only to get shot down on a consistent basis b/c "We don't have the money for that". This makes them upset b/c they feel abandoned and thus the kids suffer.
I have to agree with your idea of teaching the kids and trying to educate them from the standpoint of being a caring teacher. BUT, it's a fact that at CHSPC there are some teachers that think they are judge and jury and forget they are there to teach the kids. They would rather suspend a kid for not having a belt or a hair cut they don't like rather than try to keep the kid in school and try to reach them and ask for their cooperation in the learning process. They just seem to want to be the gestapo. Go ahead catholic school. Then the public school is full of gangs and dope so we hear. Well where the heck are the police that are so busy on the highway?
I have to agree that a good teacher deserves a lot of pay and should have a scale that they can achieve based on their success with student achievement. But that may be asking too much.
I just have a problem with a smart ass teacher, and appreciate some teachers that I have known that really worked at getting the students to pay attention so they could learn.
But that was a long time ago. I guess the nuns or whoever is so keen about suspending kids from school never got the idea anyway.
Oh well it must be nice to go to a school that your parent is a teacher so you can get away with more stuff without getting kicked out of school.
Go ahead Pointe Coupee, keep asking yourself what the problem is, it may not be as deep as some think. And dedication is a key to successful teaching not always money. How much does a nun make. Hummmmmmm....
VoTer

Livonia, LA

#85 May 15, 2008
Jarreau89 wrote:
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http://www.georgia.org/Business/Workforce/Qui...
Check out the website listed above. From what I hear, this is a program that could possibly be implemented here. It marries economic development and vocational education - promising employers with qualified, trained employees. One facet of the program is to go into high schools and provide not only a high school education but training for a "real" job and employment upon graduation. This could be a win/win for our parish and its young people.
We have to move beyond 1950 and look at what other states are successfully doing and implement those programs. This state now has a progressive thinking governor and hopefully we will see some great changes in this state. But, we as the citizens of this state must step up and elect those officials who have like minded thinking. We must become involved - bottom line, period, end of sentence. If we don't, we are destined to receive the same old, same old.
Good for you Jarreau89. I know for a fact that in Baton Rouge a student could go to their school for half a day, as a senior, and go to trade school for the other half day and receive school credit for the classes they attended. Many kids came out as electircians and mechanics. Some went on to college and graduated and are doing very well now.
Pointe Coupee should adope just such a program and the Jumonville school should have more training programs to assist student training for job related futures. We need to jump our Senator and Rep to get funding to revamp the trade schools to provide a full training program in as many fields as possible.
They are trying to find ways to spend the oil money now. What better way than to put some into the Vocational Education Training System.
Leaving Pointe Coupee

Prairieville, LA

#86 Jul 13, 2008
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FOMER LHS PARENT

Livonia, LA

#87 Jul 13, 2008
Leaving Pointe Coupee wrote:
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Real estate agents welcome. List up to 100 houses for free. Just sign up for an Agent account. Increase your eposure.
Bado, you might want to give this a shot! Ha, Ha, Ha! NO MORE TAXES!!!!!!

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