NLSD 122 failing
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Observer

Frankfort, IL

#1 Oct 30, 2009
Anyone look at the Illinois School Report Card out today? NLSD 122's scores continue to fall. They have no schools ranked in the top 100 in the state. District-wide their scores are falling. Meanwhile, Lincoln-Way is there in the top 100. Same community-same kids. This slide seems to correlate with the Manville curriculum of Everyday Math with no grades and other standards based feel good "reform" programs. Too bad for Lincoln-Way.These ill-prepared kids are headed their way, but mostly I feel sorry for kids that are being failed by the Sass/Manville regime and their backers.
Feed up in New Lenox

United States

#2 Oct 30, 2009
Get ready for the borrage of Sass cronies to attack u for telling the truth.

High Fees and Salaries poor performance something doesn't add up. Oh yeah it adds up using everday math.
NL Person

New Lenox, IL

#3 Oct 30, 2009
Did you ever notice how much the teachers are Nelson Ridge and Prairie praise the Everyday Math program? What is up with this? Each teacher I have been in contact with seems to feel this is a great program.
Glass Houses

Wheaton, IL

#4 Oct 30, 2009
Feed up in New Lenox wrote:
Get ready for the borrage of Sass cronies to attack u for telling the truth.
High Fees and Salaries poor performance something doesn't add up. Oh yeah it adds up using everday math.
"Feed Up...."?

"FED UP", right?

From the looks of your writing, you must be a cause of at least a couple low scores. Jeesh.

Some folks on another thread have decried posters for criticizing spelling, etc., on here. When you're going to rip the 122 board and superintendent for not coaching kids to do better, however, you need to establish some credibility by not making such gross punctuation, spelling, and structural errors.

Something about glass houses?

Nlparent

Frankfort, IL

#5 Oct 30, 2009
The teachers are iars! I wish just one would come forward and tell the truth about how they really feel about it!

Since: Feb 09

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#6 Oct 30, 2009
Glass Houses wrote:
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"Feed Up...."?
"FED UP", right?
From the looks of your writing, you must be a cause of at least a couple low scores. Jeesh.
Some folks on another thread have decried posters for criticizing spelling, etc., on here. When you're going to rip the 122 board and superintendent for not coaching kids to do better, however, you need to establish some credibility by not making such gross punctuation, spelling, and structural errors.
Something about glass houses?
It would also be important to teach our children kindness, compassion and understanding. Teaching our children to only focus on errors will not benefit anyone.
Fed up in New Lenox

United States

#7 Oct 30, 2009
NL Person wrote:
Did you ever notice how much the teachers are Nelson Ridge and Prairie praise the Everyday Math program? What is up with this? Each teacher I have been in contact with seems to feel this is a great program.
Your so full of it every teachers conference my wife and I go to the teachers rip the program. Most of them now teach the old way.
Glass Houses

Wheaton, IL

#8 Oct 30, 2009
Here's the scuttlebutt by school level:

JR. HIGHS
Liberty--> Down
Martino--> Up

4-5-6 CAMPUSES
Bentley--> Down
N. Ridge--> Down
Oakview--> Down
Sp. Cr.--> Down

1-2-3 CAMPUSES
Haines--> Down
N. Pr.--> Up
Sp. Pte.--> Up
Tyler--> Up

Take it from there. If you have a student whose score was not satisfactory or the school was down, raise hell but get something CONSTRUCTIVE done!
Nice

Merrillville, IN

#9 Oct 30, 2009
It all starts in the home. Oops I forgot, It all starts here.
Fed up in New Lenox

United States

#10 Oct 30, 2009
Glass Houses wrote:
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"Feed Up...."?
"FED UP", right?
From the looks of your writing, you must be a cause of at least a couple low scores. Jeesh.
Some folks on another thread have decried posters for criticizing spelling, etc., on here. When you're going to rip the 122 board and superintendent for not coaching kids to do better, however, you need to establish some credibility by not making such gross punctuation, spelling, and structural errors.
Something about glass houses?
BORN AND RAISED IN NEW LENOX NEED I SAY MORE.
Kindness Does Not

Wheaton, IL

#11 Oct 30, 2009
itskim wrote:
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It would also be important to teach our children kindness, compassion and understanding. Teaching our children to only focus on errors will not benefit anyone.
ISAT doesn't test for kindness, compassion, and understanding. Try as different thread for that.

Morever, the school of touchy-feely is one reason these test scores aren't as high as they should be.

As well, kindness, compassion, and understanding aren't going to raise test scores. Hard work and perseverance will.
NL School Parent

New Lenox, IL

#12 Oct 30, 2009
Fed up in New Lenox wrote:
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Your so full of it every teachers conference my wife and I go to the teachers rip the program. Most of them now teach the old way.
NOT AT RIDGE OR PRAIRIE! EVERY SINGLE TEACHER I SPOKE TO LOVES THIS PROGRAM. DON'T CALL ME A LIAR! I KNOW WHAT I HEAR BUDDY!
Nice

Merrillville, IN

#13 Oct 30, 2009
Fed up in New Lenox wrote:
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Your so full of it every teachers conference my wife and I go to the teachers rip the program. Most of them now teach the old way.
No teachers will rip the program or any program. They know better than to talk negative in front of parents. TRY AGAIN
Whatever

New Lenox, IL

#14 Oct 30, 2009
Nice wrote:
<quoted text> No teachers will rip the program or any program. They know better than to talk negative in front of parents. TRY AGAIN
I did not solicit the information. They voluntarily say how much they love the program! THEY bring it up. It's almost like they are getting paid to promote the program.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#15 Oct 30, 2009
Kindness Does Not wrote:
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ISAT doesn't test for kindness, compassion, and understanding. Try as different thread for that.
Morever, the school of touchy-feely is one reason these test scores aren't as high as they should be.
As well, kindness, compassion, and understanding aren't going to raise test scores. Hard work and perseverance will.
I am quite aware of what the ISAT does and does not measure. If you read the post I was referring to "coaching our kids to do better". In my opinion not only does a child need to do well academically, they also need to be respectful, kind and compassionate. This makes for a well-rounded child, which will help him/her be a sucessful adult in ALL aspects of their life. If that approach to raising my children makes me "touchy feely" then so be it.

How you represent yourself and state your opinions is important in how they are received. If you find yourself at a place where you have nothing but criticism and finger-pointing then you have nothing intelligent left to add to the debate and the point of your post (whether valid or not)loses its impact.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#16 Oct 30, 2009
NL School Parent wrote:
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NOT AT RIDGE OR PRAIRIE! EVERY SINGLE TEACHER I SPOKE TO LOVES THIS PROGRAM. DON'T CALL ME A LIAR! I KNOW WHAT I HEAR BUDDY!
I am sure they love the program. It is my understanding that this program is easier for them to teach, unfortunately it does not serve the children very well.
Nice

Merrillville, IN

#17 Oct 30, 2009
Whatever wrote:
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I did not solicit the information. They voluntarily say how much they love the program! THEY bring it up. It's almost like they are getting paid to promote the program.
Sorry, was referring to FED UP IN NL.
Yes

Melrose Park, IL

#18 Oct 30, 2009
Fed up in New Lenox wrote:
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Your so full of it every teachers conference my wife and I go to the teachers rip the program. Most of them now teach the old way.
IMO don't tell anyone with the school district who your kids teachers are. They might find themselves R.I.F.ed...
Yes

Melrose Park, IL

#19 Oct 30, 2009
Nice wrote:
<quoted text> No teachers will rip the program or any program. They know better than to talk negative in front of parents. TRY AGAIN
Normally I do not agree with you Schereville, but in this case, I believe you!
Nice

Merrillville, IN

#20 Oct 30, 2009
Yes wrote:
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Normally I do not agree with you Schereville, but in this case, I believe you!
yes, Yes, YES YES YES! Thank You, My husband may be jealous.

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