5th and 6th Grade Center
Hey Idiot In Dexter

Faridabad, India

#22 Apr 8, 2011
Public school is just fine for our children. Although, all of our children deserve respect, love, patience, kindness and teachers/principals to be role models.

The bullying is rampant and needs to be addressed at that school and every school. Children should not be SCREAMED AT ALL DAY FOR EVERY LITTLE THING THEY DO. Furthermore, they should not be subjected to be called QUEER, GAY, HOMO, the "N" word, etc.

I AM FED UP WITH IT. All parents should be outraged if their children are being bullied. Kids have commited suicide because they don't have the coping skills at this age or anyone at home to protect them.
idiot wrote:
Citizen,no one is making you take your little darlings to public schools. Perhaps a person of your obvious stature should take the babies to private school. Fork over a few thousand more and send them elswhere,cheap ass.The system isnt perfect but I would not do there jobs for the low pay they receive. Maybe you or your spouse could volunteer to help in a classroom instead of running them down. If you people have nothing better to gripe about than how the traffic is you are pretty damn lucky. GET A GRIP!
no-one

Littleton, CO

#23 Apr 8, 2011
what do the Consularís do about bulling.
Concerned Parent

United States

#24 Apr 8, 2011
I don't find Mrs. Jackson unprofessional.
Also

Poplar Bluff, MO

#25 Apr 9, 2011
My child went to 5th and 6th grade center and I pulled them out. It was so bad there! The bullying is everywhere and the teachers do nothing about it. Jr. High is bad too. Our kids have been told to stick up for themselves. I am so sick and tired of the book they hand out at the beginning of the year say 0 tolerance for bullying yet they let it happen! Yes, Jackson SCREAMS all the time! Who does she think she is? Our public school system needs to weed some of these screamers out and put their foot down on bullying and name calling before someone gets hurt or hurts themselves and its too late!!!
i agree

Lafayette, LA

#26 Apr 9, 2011
What about the demerit system they have going. My child is an A student but has gotten at least one demerit every single week since school has started. They are given for things like reading a book when classwork is finished, talking out of turn etc... Things that might not be the right thing to do, but really deserving of a demerit? I don't think so when this means that a child can not attend the quarterly party for having no demerits or the weekly snack break for having no demerits. It's a total joke!
good grief

Poplar Bluff, MO

#27 Apr 9, 2011
You people don't get it. I will explain one more time. People do not vote in PB school elections. The people who make the rules understand this. The school board will listen to you and then they forget about it. YOU DIDN't elect them because you don't vote. If the people voted ( say a 40-50% turn out) the board would listen and things will change. The administration runs the board and they work to elect the control of the board. Until you change the board things will not change. Don't say that you will sue. If you don't care to vote you won't sue.
Concerned Parent

United States

#28 Apr 9, 2011
Actually, kids are pretty good at withholding the whole truth. And if a teacher makes a mistake with one student out of about 30 shouldn't that be forgiven? Afterall one parent can falsely accuse one of his/her own children out of three. Does your child's teacher give you a written conduct report? Or does the teacher email or call you?
i agree wrote:
What about the demerit system they have going. My child is an A student but has gotten at least one demerit every single week since school has started. They are given for things like reading a book when classwork is finished, talking out of turn etc... Things that might not be the right thing to do, but really deserving of a demerit? I don't think so when this means that a child can not attend the quarterly party for having no demerits or the weekly snack break for having no demerits. It's a total joke!
Concerned Parent

United States

#29 Apr 9, 2011
Also wrote:
My child went to 5th and 6th grade center and I pulled them out. It was so bad there! The bullying is everywhere and the teachers do nothing about it. Jr. High is bad too. Our kids have been told to stick up for themselves. I am so sick and tired of the book they hand out at the beginning of the year say 0 tolerance for bullying yet they let it happen! Yes, Jackson SCREAMS all the time! Who does she think she is? Our public school system needs to weed some of these screamers out and put their foot down on bullying and name calling before someone gets hurt or hurts themselves and its too late!!!
When you lose sight of you child you raise your voice, or sometimes yell to get a response. Bullying happens for unfortunate reasons, poor modeling of ethical behavior by adults within the home, abuse, or lack of attention from others. Be an advocate against bully behaviors, and volunteer your time to youth through the mentoring program or some other organization.
sorry

United States

#30 Apr 9, 2011
Also wrote:
My child went to 5th and 6th grade center and I pulled them out. It was so bad there! The bullying is everywhere and the teachers do nothing about it. Jr. High is bad too. Our kids have been told to stick up for themselves. I am so sick and tired of the book they hand out at the beginning of the year say 0 tolerance for bullying yet they let it happen! Yes, Jackson SCREAMS all the time! Who does she think she is? Our public school system needs to weed some of these screamers out and put their foot down on bullying and name calling before someone gets hurt or hurts themselves and its too late!!!
Is it fair to indicate all teachers overlook bullying? Not all teachers scream all the time. They use nonverbal cues, whistles, hand signals, silence, turning lights off, snaps, counts. It seems like you may have your children in a private school. I am sorry you feel the public school failed you, but public includes a lot of different kids who aren't always kind and well behaved. Those kids can be very apt to lie and be very sneaky.
i agree

United States

#31 Apr 9, 2011
Concerned Parent wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, kids are pretty good at withholding the whole truth. And if a teacher makes a mistake with one student out of about 30 shouldn't that be forgiven? Afterall one parent can falsely accuse one of his/her own children out of three. Does your child's teacher give you a written conduct report? Or does the teacher email or call you?
Actually the teachers document the demerits along with the reason and day it was received on a weekly calendar that parents must sign weekly. There is a quarterly phone call teacher's conference for children who are successful and the teachers feel an in person meeting isn't necessary. My child falls into that group and the teachers I have spoken to during the conf. as well as @ school functions always tell me that my child is a very good student and rarely gets in trouble but if so it's for little things. My child feels picked on and frustrated by the teachers as if no matter what or how good the behavior it's never good enough.
Teachers making a mistake once or twice even could be overlooked, but we are talking 3 quarters of school have passed already and this child has been given demerits every single week for what seem to be petty and rediculous reasons. Seriously if a child talks out loud in class once a week but continues to make all A's and to have perfect attendance do they deserve to be excluded from the weekly and quarterly rewards?!
Agree

United States

#32 Apr 9, 2011
true wrote:
All of this is true. My child has had huge bullying issues this week like he has never experienced and nothing was done. I finally started telling him to stick up for himself....and he got into trouble. I get so sick of it happening everyday. Mrs Jackson yells her head off every morning even when you are moving...it's annoying
I agree. Mrs. Jackson acts like an unprofessional idiot, yelling at people like she has some kind of authority (or effect) for that matter. We have a bunch of Re-Re's running that place. They won't let anyone but buses and staff use the short route, but instead make the incoming and outgoing traffic intersect with one another causing everything to back up. This daily traffic jam looks like the best plan to them. And they're educating our children??? That's scary.

The fix is simple. While you're sitting in line for 10 minutes waiting to drop little Johnny off. Tell him, "Now we're getting ready to stop when we get to the building, and you need to have everything ready to go." Then when you get there he can open the door and go inside. That way I don't have to wait behind you while Johnny gets his bag together, find's his notebook, gets his jacket, and a kiss from mommy, etc. after my kid has already made it inside. It's like waiting for the total at a register before you even think about starting to make out a check you're writing for the purchase.
more truth

Poplar Bluff, MO

#33 Apr 10, 2011
If you don't like the system you have the following choices.
1. run for school board and change things
2. put your kid in private school
try this

United States

#34 Apr 10, 2011
Write up a proposal to solve what you see as a solution with traffic, bully behavior or demerits. Get on the school board agenda, and give a presentation.
PB Shopper

Saint Louis, MO

#35 Apr 11, 2011
My daughter went her two years there (served her time) and never had any problems with any of the teachers or Mrs. Jackson. Bullying is a big problem; the language the kids use is filthy also! And...Mrs. Jackson is ALWAYS yelling and screamong!!!!!!!!!! VERY UNPROFESSIONAL--makes the whole school look bad. Maybe you should call Tyler Profilet!
HGLG

Penrose, CO

#36 Apr 11, 2011
i agree wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually the teachers document the demerits along with the reason and day it was received on a weekly calendar that parents must sign weekly. There is a quarterly phone call teacher's conference for children who are successful and the teachers feel an in person meeting isn't necessary. My child falls into that group and the teachers I have spoken to during the conf. as well as @ school functions always tell me that my child is a very good student and rarely gets in trouble but if so it's for little things. My child feels picked on and frustrated by the teachers as if no matter what or how good the behavior it's never good enough.
Teachers making a mistake once or twice even could be overlooked, but we are talking 3 quarters of school have passed already and this child has been given demerits every single week for what seem to be petty and rediculous reasons. Seriously if a child talks out loud in class once a week but continues to make all A's and to have perfect attendance do they deserve to be excluded from the weekly and quarterly rewards?!
Your child get demerits every week and you don't feel the need to go in there and talk to them in person?!!!
I can't understand how you have the time to cry on here about it, but not the time to ask them these questions in person.
Oh, and BTW, in my opinion if a child is disruptive in class I think they deserve demerits whether they're making good grades or not.
really

Poplar Bluff, MO

#37 Apr 12, 2011
To me any child who gets demerits week after week for a year needs to have the parents brought in to find out why the child has a problem, If the parents do not show then family services should be notified as to investigate for child abuse. Parents are responible for their children.
mulehead

United States

#38 Apr 12, 2011
kid gets some demerits so lets call child services what a moron, that why child services has such a backlog of cases and some are serious and some like your idea , stupid. I figured out how to keep her from yelling at parents an kids after school waiting for pick up I just throw a cheese burger or candy bar out the winddow on parking lot and she jumps on it like a starved dog while we make our get a way
Ex PB Parent

Chicago, IL

#39 Apr 12, 2011
Concerned Parent wrote:
I don't find Mrs. Jackson unprofessional.
Mrs. Jackson is very rude and so full of herself. We pulled are children out of PB school system. That system is all about what your last name is,how big the bank account
They need to overhaul the whole school system and clean house. Maybe the saintly Mrs. Jackson can find a job as a prison warden.
With her attitude she would make a good one!
guest

Saint Louis, MO

#40 Apr 12, 2011
Totally Agree wrote:
Is this Angela Jackson the assistant principal calling children "demons?"
<quoted text>
Yes
sinful

Chicago, IL

#41 Apr 12, 2011
guest wrote:
<quoted text>Yes
As in Dr Amy Jackson???

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