CCSD's no-zero policy
Navajo

United States

#23 Feb 20, 2013
White b####es dont be racist if your racist i can be racist so shut ur f###in mouth... Its not us NAVAJO its you F###IN WHITE PEOPLE... so shut the f##k up.. Just because its on the navajo reservation dosent mean to blame us navajos. SHS principal is white so put it this way "ITS U F###ING WHITE ASS PEOPLE SO FUCK OFF"
Ray Begaye

Lynchburg, VA

#24 Feb 21, 2013
Navajo wrote:
White b####es dont be racist if your racist i can be racist so shut ur f###in mouth... Its not us NAVAJO its you F###IN WHITE PEOPLE... so shut the f##k up.. Just because its on the navajo reservation dosent mean to blame us navajos. SHS principal is white so put it this way "ITS U F###ING WHITE ASS PEOPLE SO FUCK OFF"
You need to sober up, stay off the Crystal Palace

“Polymath”

Since: Jul 08

Farmington

#25 Feb 22, 2013
STUPIDTEACHERS wrote:
Maybe this will help with the STUPID teachers who are too lazy to make the effort to be a TEACHER and not just be a GRADE marker and possibly make them try harder.
You're sentence is a run-on, so you must be too lazy to use correct punctuation. Also, "them," your direct object, is unclear. You should have said, "make the students try harder."
Stupid and lazy teachers make it hard on students too.
Soit seems, since you haven't learned much.

I for one, am STILL SUPER EXCITED for the day when the pay is based on the teachers SCORES!!!
You forgot the comma after "I." I'm super excited for the day when you are paid for your intelligence and grammar. Be careful what you wish for...
whammer jammer

Albuquerque, NM

#26 Feb 22, 2013
Subutai wrote:
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The ignorance you are adressing from GPA is everywhere around farmington. The same poster also posted about Navajo's getting scholarships.
They have their notions on how smart an "indian" is or should be. And when one isn't it really threatens their little pretend world.
In all honesty most of the SJC county people complaining about the scholarship money, wouldn't even qualify for one if they were Navajo. They are just Lazy, Sloppy, Selfish Whiners (like whammer jammer)
I take complete insult with your comment. While my comments do not 'align' with yours in some topics, I am entitled to my opinion. I have been 'hijacked' in many forums. So, sir, do not assume that each and every 'opine' is that of the original. As to this topic? It interests me...I do not support 'stuffing' the statistics with inadequate grade averages. They may 'pass' the federal/state mandates on their graduate numbers, but we know how they were aided in their 'points'. This will not help the students. At all. If you earn it? You reep the rewards. If not? You reep those rewards as well. This is completely a 'play' on the system for better statistics to make CCSD look like they have the numbers of graduates to put them in the higher accounting. Nothing more, nothing less. How does this possibly help the children? It doesn't. Nobody loses.....peshaa...when that graduate tries to make it in the 'real world'...they'll be in for the rude awakening their adminstrators set them up for. Jus sayin...
whammer jammer

Albuquerque, NM

#27 Feb 22, 2013
Saint_ wrote:
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You're sentence is a run-on, so you must be too lazy to use correct punctuation. Also, "them," your direct object, is unclear. You should have said, "make the students try harder."
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Soit seems, since you haven't learned much.
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You forgot the comma after "I." I'm super excited for the day when you are paid for your intelligence and grammar. Be careful what you wish for...
And your 'point' on the original subject matter is....fight the fight with intelligent arguments which support your stance! Don't correct 'grammar' of the comments. You have valid issues. Stay focused. You'll get support with educated, valid arguments...these petty comments are silly. Get back to the topic.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#28 Feb 22, 2013
whammer jammer wrote:
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I take complete insult with your comment. While my comments do not 'align' with yours in some topics, I am entitled to my opinion. I have been 'hijacked' in many forums. So, sir, do not assume that each and every 'opine' is that of the original. As to this topic? It interests me...I do not support 'stuffing' the statistics with inadequate grade averages. They may 'pass' the federal/state mandates on their graduate numbers, but we know how they were aided in their 'points'. This will not help the students. At all. If you earn it? You reep the rewards. If not? You reep those rewards as well. This is completely a 'play' on the system for better statistics to make CCSD look like they have the numbers of graduates to put them in the higher accounting. Nothing more, nothing less. How does this possibly help the children? It doesn't. Nobody loses.....peshaa...when that graduate tries to make it in the 'real world'...they'll be in for the rude awakening their adminstrators set them up for. Jus sayin...
I don't agree with the policy. I have already posted on that.

But at least it isn't as ugly as the KBO school district way to increase graduation rate, just throw out the poor people. Like I said lazy, sloppy, whiners.

If you want to be the original register. Otherwise you are just another idiot posting as whammer jammer
Chris

United States

#29 Feb 23, 2013
I don't believe this is a white or navajo issue. I believe this is a matter of how bad are we wanting to look good in the eyes of the state after all the mistakes and bickering in the district. After seeing the inside of some of the schools, candy wrappers, grafitti, compete and utter disrespect to teackers and staff, I personallt feel that the kids run the school, not the teachers or administrtation. These kids can take cell phones to class, worry about the snacks they have and forget the work. We as adult need to start taking cell phones away and start making these kids realize school is their job and if you don't do the work you suffer the consequences. We have a generation of children thjat belIieve we OWE then things and I don't OWE them a damn thing.
Melonball

Huntington Beach, CA

#30 Feb 23, 2013
This policy is a direct reflection of the current central office leaderships warped sense of ethics and appearance.

The leadership is doing students no favors. Corporate America will not hire the illiterate.
Observer

Albuquerque, NM

#31 Feb 23, 2013
District Superintendent appears to be clueless as to what goes on in the work force. Wonder if eventually he will be another contract buy out?
Alice

Como, CO

#32 Feb 23, 2013
Observer wrote:
District Superintendent appears to be clueless as to what goes on in the work force. Wonder if eventually he will be another contract buy out?
Unfortunately for the families in the district, the school board voted 3-2 to extend the superintendent's contract despite a poor evaluation. Hard to reconcile that contradiction unless there is some quid pro quo going on. Down the road when more bad ideas like the 50% minimum for no work come to light, people will see there is no real improvement, but then the district will have to buy out the contract of yet another bad superintendent. The responsibility for that misspent funding will be squarely on the shoulders of the board members who voted for a multiple-year contract when they could have just as easily offered one year at a time. They should be ashamed of their poor judgment at the least.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#33 Feb 23, 2013
Alice wrote:
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Unfortunately for the families in the district, the school board voted 3-2 to extend the superintendent's contract despite a poor evaluation. Hard to reconcile that contradiction unless there is some quid pro quo going on. Down the road when more bad ideas like the 50% minimum for no work come to light, people will see there is no real improvement, but then the district will have to buy out the contract of yet another bad superintendent. The responsibility for that misspent funding will be squarely on the shoulders of the board members who voted for a multiple-year contract when they could have just as easily offered one year at a time. They should be ashamed of their poor judgment at the least.
Didn't Randy, Hoskie and crew do the same in the past with Epperson?

Unfortunately due to the past series of poor superintendents and having the Mannings with their hands in everything, anyone is an improvement as a superintendent.

At the very least he has two years with a majority of the board on his side. I don't think it is a quid pro quo, that behavior stopped when he came in and closed KBO.

Right now the two groups that screwed the district for years are on the sidelines complaining. Randy/Bye and their kirtland buddies, and the Hoskie/NEA bunch. Both have been parasites on education in the district.
A Principal

Hotevilla, AZ

#34 Feb 24, 2013
This is actually a good policy but it has to be done right which apparently it was not here. Requiring a student to earn a grade is the point that was lost here. Expecting students to do the work is how this policy has been done in other districts such as the district where the policy was implemented. Does anyone get graded in the real world? Does any boss accept 0's? No. Neither should teachers but they continue to dole out 0's and students continue to expect a 0 and accept it rather than do the work. The right way to do this is to implement the policy and lock the doors until the student completes the assignment--figuratively speaking of course. It is not letting the student slide or get away with not doing any work. There really is a point to this policy that appears to be loss to CCSD, Skandera (let me remind you that she is NOT an educator) and the typical racist-baiters prevalent in NW NM.
Alice

Como, CO

#35 Feb 24, 2013
Subutai wrote:
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Didn't Randy, Hoskie and crew do the same in the past with Epperson?
Unfortunately due to the past series of poor superintendents and having the Mannings with their hands in everything, anyone is an improvement as a superintendent.
At the very least he has two years with a majority of the board on his side. I don't think it is a quid pro quo, that behavior stopped when he came in and closed KBO.
Right now the two groups that screwed the district for years are on the sidelines complaining. Randy/Bye and their kirtland buddies, and the Hoskie/NEA bunch. Both have been parasites on education in the district.
My point exactly, Subutai. The board extended Epperson's contract when they didn't need to, which only led to a buy-out later that cost the district money that could have been better spent on students. BTW, the CCEA leadership did not support that decision. You are misinformed. Despite your hyperbolic rhetoric, the situation is not as black and white as you would like people to think. In any event, the new majority on the board, and the present administration, will own whatever happens next. The ill-conceived no-zero policy (as one indication of their competence) does not bode well for the future.
rob mayyy

Atlanta, GA

#36 Feb 24, 2013
Put up a toll booth and make them all pay to get past Hogback.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#37 Feb 24, 2013
Alice wrote:
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My point exactly, Subutai. The board extended Epperson's contract when they didn't need to, which only led to a buy-out later that cost the district money that could have been better spent on students. BTW, the CCEA leadership did not support that decision. You are misinformed. Despite your hyperbolic rhetoric, the situation is not as black and white as you would like people to think. In any event, the new majority on the board, and the present administration, will own whatever happens next. The ill-conceived no-zero policy (as one indication of their competence) does not bode well for the future.
You are right about their responsibility. But in all honesty the past boards and administrations didn't leave a very high bar.
Alice

Como, CO

#38 Feb 25, 2013
Subutai wrote:
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You are right about their responsibility. But in all honesty the past boards and administrations didn't leave a very high bar.
Still, that doesn't excuse the present crew trying to shimmy under it.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#39 Feb 25, 2013
How would that be?

The past boards, and administrations, set their bar low by being lazy, and unethical, by pandering to special interest groups. Like the Kirtland elite, the NEA, or the Shiprock groups, but not actual parents. Mr. Manning and Mr. Benally have been guilty of this for years.

I think the no-zero policy likely came from somenone trying to think out of the box and to solve problems. It obviously was not a very good solution, and will likely in the end be abandoned, as a poor idea.

A no-zero policy that is tied to makeup work, on the missed assignment, for a max score of 50% makes more sense.

I really don't see the comparison between that things done past in the district. Maybe you are the one resorting to the hyperbolic rhetoric.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#40 Feb 25, 2013
A Farmington High teacher posted on the FTD facebook page that they are talking about using it at their school.

Hmmm. Former SHS principal, now at FHS doing the same thing? It sounds like this idea came from him or his staff while at SHS.
Alice

Como, CO

#41 Feb 25, 2013
Subutai wrote:
A Farmington High teacher posted on the FTD facebook page that they are talking about using it at their school.
Hmmm. Former SHS principal, now at FHS doing the same thing? It sounds like this idea came from him or his staff while at SHS.
Regardless of whose idea it may have been, the fact that the district thinks it's a good idea is telling. As for whose rhetoric will prove to be hyperbolic, time will tell.
whammer jammer

Albuquerque, NM

#42 Feb 25, 2013
Alice wrote:
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Regardless of whose idea it may have been, the fact that the district thinks it's a good idea is telling. As for whose rhetoric will prove to be hyperbolic, time will tell.
This won't take long..........did it...period. Hmmm....put that past the state board. Uhm...not this year. Time will tell......sit and wait. It won't fly. Bad idea by a bad sup....who thought it was a good idea by a bad principal. Reep

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