Cobb, Marietta school districts don't make AYP

Jul 26, 2008 Full story: Atlanta Journal-Constitution 7

Four out of five Cobb schools were successful in meeting state standards on spring testing in core subjects, but the district failed again this year to make adequate yearly progress, according to a report ...

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#1 Jul 27, 2008
Not surprising.'Gumment' never makes adequate yearly progress in any category imaginable.

Students, on the other hand, are doing just fine. They learn what they want to learn. The proof of that statement is evident years down the road of life.

Hampton, GA

#2 Jul 27, 2008
My spouse is a teacher in the school system listed, but her school is not on the list. The biggest problem is the huge influx of hispanics. They don't understand the English language well enough to read and comprehend. Therefore, they make extremely low grades on tests. These low scores drag down the averages of higher scoring students. It appears the way the story is written that the overall student body is failing to make the grade. That is just not the case. I am not degrading the hispanics intelligence in any way, they just don't understand English well enough and the overall culture. Bring them up to speed, and you will se a huge increase in the test scores.

Loganville, GA

#3 Jul 27, 2008
Their parents don't place a premium on learning english so why would they.

Hampton, GA

#4 Jul 27, 2008
AtlJoey wrote:
Their parents don't place a premium on learning english so why would they.
You make my point for me. The common belief is that the students and teachers are not performing as well as they should. If you take the hispanic scores out, the system is performing quite well. They are dragging down the averages as they should when you have students taking written tests in a language that is foriegn to them. I would hate to take a test in Japanese. Separate the hispanics into their own grade system and it would present a truer picture of the reality in the schools. That won't happen. The school system uses these low test grades as a means to demonstrate a need for more money. That is the problem. Low scores get the school systems more money, so the testing/grading/reporting system will remain the same.

United States

#5 Aug 1, 2008
Separate the English speaking students from the Hispanic students. Then tabulate the scores. To the Hispanic population, our school systems are simply "babysitting services," that US tax payers financially support. Pack 'em Up and SEND THEM BACK TO MEXICO!
Andy Greene - Kennesaw

Marietta, GA

#6 Aug 5, 2008
I was looking at this map of quality schools in metro atlanta:

It looks like Cobb County is slowly slipping in to decline as minorties creep in from the southside. Might be time to head even further north. It's too bad

United States

#7 Aug 5, 2008
Bring them "up to speed?" You pay to bring them "up to speed!" While the teacher is spending time teaching these "los ninos" basis english, your child is sitting there twiddling his thumbs. This does not foster a healthy learning environment. Again, "No habla ingles," "Adios, Amigos!"

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