All of your posts contain a tone that denigrates and blames the children for buying into your culture of low expectations and fun. Not telling the parents the truth about the true rigor of your course of study was no one's choice but your own. Presenting proficient in a light that hid the abject failure it masked with positive sounding words was once again solely your decision. Attempting to now to blame parents for the curriculum you dumbed down is a new low.<quoted text>
I have never said any such thing. I don't believe any failure is the students doing - although I will say that parents are to blame for a lot! As for the administration - yes, what is our current board doing about hiring more AP teachers? From the last board meeting, it sounded like the board hated the idea of hiring cheep aides that were REQUIRED by law to hire. What do you think they are going to do if the suggestion is made to hire more teachers to teach AP classes that will most likely not be filled to capacity???
Also, please respond to the questions originally asked, why is the school district removing AP classes? Could it be that your board is the cause of overall reduced AP enrollment because they are cutting the AP classes? Is your daughter happy that they removed AP art history? What other AP classes could be on the chopping block because of low enrollment? What about classes that too many enroll in - say for example 35 people want AP calculus - are they going to make a class with that many students or are they going to have two classes with low class sizes? I'm sure the board would argue for the single class but what is best for the students? Would they turn some students away because they cant fit into one class?
Your blaming one individual for what is going on in Springboro is ridiculous when there are five board members who are controlling the purse strings which have been tightening around everything. The students are the ones that are seeing the results of this. Only time will tell if their "changes" are positive for the students.
It will take years to rectify the damage you have done and rebuild our curriculum so that we will have enough children prepared to take those advanced classes. This process must begin before they are seniors in high school as you well know.
Reallocating resources from your fun curriculum to one that better prepares our students is the first step. Creating a culture where students embrace real excellence and the work it entails to achieve will move our entire school system in the right direction.
Further blaming the school board for the decisions that Warren County Educational Service Centers have noted since 2008 that have resulted in a continual degradation of our curriculum reveals more about your character or lack thereof than anyone elses.