Schools could reduce teachers

Schools could reduce teachers

There are 21 comments on the WLFI Lafayette story from Apr 1, 2009, titled Schools could reduce teachers. In it, WLFI Lafayette reports that:

The economic downturn may affect classrooms next school year. West Lafayette School Superintendent Rocky Killion said he issued preliminary RIF or Reduction in Force letters for 12.5 positions last week.

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flower lover

Bringhurst, IN

#1 Apr 1, 2009
All will suffer from this, the class room are already to crowded, 28-30 students for one teacher are far to many! They will not get the eduaction they need.
are you kidding

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Apr 2, 2009
They should FIRE every teacher in the place!
hahahaha

Chicago, IL

#3 Jul 6, 2010
all the teachers in frankfort deserve to be fired!
whoopti-do

Warwick, RI

#4 Jul 6, 2010
Hahahaha is a moron. Teachers aren't the problem...state govt and school admin are to blame
Reverend Leroy Jenkins

Plymouth, IN

#5 Jul 6, 2010
whoopti-do wrote:
Hahahaha is a moron. Teachers aren't the problem...state govt and school admin are to blame
AGREED!
Wow

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Jul 6, 2010
Teachers have to teach to the lowest common denominator, which is probably a lot lower in Frankfort. These folks work with what they are given. If scores are lower than they should be it is always easier to blame a teacher than the breeding stock the kids come from. You can't polish a turd.
Tom

Hinsdale, IL

#7 Jul 6, 2010
There are some teachers that need to be given the pink slips. Not saying all of them for most are doing a good job with what they have to work with. But I have seen how some of them operate with the students and they shouldn't be teaching.
bob

Chicago, IL

#8 Jul 6, 2010
Some of the teachers are really rude. They don't care about the students and push them through the system. It's a popularity contest for them, they still act like they're in high school. I could give you a list!
Principal Skinner

Huntington, IN

#9 Jul 8, 2010
bob wrote:
Some of the teachers are really rude. They don't care about the students and push them through the system. It's a popularity contest for them, they still act like they're in high school. I could give you a list!
Well, what are you waiting for?
Eric M

Hinsdale, IL

#10 Jul 8, 2010
bob wrote:
Some of the teachers are really rude. They don't care about the students and push them through the system. It's a popularity contest for them, they still act like they're in high school. I could give you a list!
A couple of years back my kid had to write an essay for his final in English. He had worked hard at it and spent time on getting it right. We even looked at it and thought that he done a good job. Well the last day of school he turns in the essay. We wait a day or so and get his final results in the mail. "F" is what he received as a grade on the essay. I personally went to the school and spoke with the councilor and wanted to know why he got the "F". We wanted to see what was wrong since we were surprised at the grade he received on it. The councilor said that the teachers were all gone for the summer. I then asked if there was a way to contact this teacher. The councilor said you can e-mail her which I did. Never got a response back. I e-mailed her over the course of the summer and never once got a reply back. To this day we still don't know why he got an "F". This is just wrong. They should be available to explain why a student gets a failing grade so that we can make the correction or at least understand what happened so it doesn't happen anymore.

But being Frankfort I guess this explains a lot.

Not the great school that it use to be and probably never will again.
letmeguess

Chicago, IL

#11 Jul 8, 2010
I could only guess which teacher. McCow maybe?
wonderswhy

Elkhart, IN

#12 Jul 8, 2010
That's classy letmeguess. But just like most of the other uneducated people posting on here it's what I expect. Miss McDowell is a wonderful teacher, I had her myself when I was at FHS. There are several wonderful teachers that teach for the Community Schools of Frankfort, and yes, there are several teachers that should go ahead and retire because they've lost their zest for the job. Teachers are only as good as the tools they're given to work with. Frankfort's teachers aren't given that much to work with. With such a high rate of adults that can't read or write in this city/county it's easy to understand why so many kids end up failing and doing nothing with their lives other than flipping burgers or becoming career criminals. The gentleman who was complaining about his son's English paper can't even spell the word counselor, I'm guessing his kid's paper didn't have a chance. If you or anyone else thinks that our school system is in that bad of shape, do something about it. Go to school board meetings, better yet run for the board and change things. Let the bashing begin
letmeguess

Chicago, IL

#13 Jul 8, 2010
No, she was a horrible teacher. She was rude. She made fun of students. If you weren't a preppy little bitch you stood no chance in her class. She would not and did not care to help you. Her and half the other teachers at the school.
Eric M

Hinsdale, IL

#14 Jul 8, 2010
wonderswhy wrote:
That's classy letmeguess. But just like most of the other uneducated people posting on here it's what I expect. Miss McDowell is a wonderful teacher, I had her myself when I was at FHS. There are several wonderful teachers that teach for the Community Schools of Frankfort, and yes, there are several teachers that should go ahead and retire because they've lost their zest for the job. Teachers are only as good as the tools they're given to work with. Frankfort's teachers aren't given that much to work with. With such a high rate of adults that can't read or write in this city/county it's easy to understand why so many kids end up failing and doing nothing with their lives other than flipping burgers or becoming career criminals. The gentleman who was complaining about his son's English paper can't even spell the word counselor, I'm guessing his kid's paper didn't have a chance. If you or anyone else thinks that our school system is in that bad of shape, do something about it. Go to school board meetings, better yet run for the board and change things. Let the bashing begin
O.K. so you insult me because I didn't spell counselor correctly but yet you were able to call me a gentlemen. Is that the only word I didn't spell correctly?

It wasn't McDowell and I will not disclose who it was.

I can tell you are sympathetic to the teachers of Frankfort with your same old lame excuse about not having what they need to get the job done. Obviously you must be close to them or yet work in the school system or you wouldn't be defending them like you do.

You must have been one of Caress's cronies. You know, a robotic member of the school corp who does whatever Caress wants you to do. That is the one reason why our schools are in such sad shape due to that ass wipe.

I never said all the teachers were bad. I pointed out about a certain one. Point being our schools are in sad shape. Go to the Indiana Government website and look at the statistics and see for yourself. And while your at it, go F*** yourself.

How is that for being a gentleman?
wonderswhy

Elkhart, IN

#15 Jul 8, 2010
No sir, I do not work for the school system nor, am I one of Caress's cronies as you put it. I didn't call you a gentlemen either, I called you a gentleman. There is a difference. I used that word loosely, obviously as you have proven that you are not a gentleman at all.

The reason I can post what I did is because I have had 3 children go through the Frankfort school system and all 3 of them have graduated, gone on to college obtained their degrees and are now fully functioning members of society.

As far as the state's website, that doesn't factor in the Hispanic population and their inability to take standardized testing in their own language. In Indiana it's ok to take a driving test in Spanish or French or even Cambodian however, taking the ISTEP that way is forbidden.

Before you or anyone gets the idea to start making racist comments, that's not why I pointed that out. It goes back to the tools the teachers are given to teach with. I don't know where or even if you work, but I'm sure if you had to train a new employee who doesn't speak your language, you'd have quite the challenge on your hands. But I digress, speaking to morons never gets anyone anywhere ... so I'm now off to F*** myself, I'm sure it'll be more educational than reading the dribble you've posted.
letmeguess

Chicago, IL

#16 Jul 8, 2010
And by the way, I did obtain a high school diploma.
Whoa

Lafayette, IN

#17 Jul 8, 2010
I didn't go to Frankfort I graduated from Clinton central but I had a lot of friends from Frankfort and I always wondered why it was okay for students to hang out with the teachers ex: mcdowell and nays. At their houses none the less while one of those teachers was drinking and even asked a student come get her from a bar! I was with a student when she got the text MSG asking her to pick her up from the. And yet u wonder why 2-3yrs ago an FHS admin was seen leaving the Scoreboard with a former student.... Hmmmm
Eric M

Hinsdale, IL

#18 Jul 8, 2010
wonderswhy wrote:
No sir, I do not work for the school system nor, am I one of Caress's cronies as you put it. I didn't call you a gentlemen either, I called you a gentleman. There is a difference. I used that word loosely, obviously as you have proven that you are not a gentleman at all.
The reason I can post what I did is because I have had 3 children go through the Frankfort school system and all 3 of them have graduated, gone on to college obtained their degrees and are now fully functioning members of society.
As far as the state's website, that doesn't factor in the Hispanic population and their inability to take standardized testing in their own language. In Indiana it's ok to take a driving test in Spanish or French or even Cambodian however, taking the ISTEP that way is forbidden.
Before you or anyone gets the idea to start making racist comments, that's not why I pointed that out. It goes back to the tools the teachers are given to teach with. I don't know where or even if you work, but I'm sure if you had to train a new employee who doesn't speak your language, you'd have quite the challenge on your hands. But I digress, speaking to morons never gets anyone anywhere ... so I'm now off to F*** myself, I'm sure it'll be more educational than reading the dribble you've posted.
You sound like one of those people who think they are high class. I bet you were popular in school. Have the perfect house, live in a perfect neighborhood and work the perfect job.

I would ask what your three little darlings went to college for to become such functional members of society. But then again I could care less. They probably go around pointing out other people's mistakes just to make them feel superior.

Snobs like you are the real morons. You mean nothing to me.
wonderswhy

Elkhart, IN

#19 Jul 8, 2010
Eric M.-

My oldest son is a missionary now after obtaining his degree in Political Science. My two daughters are both nurses. I myself work in a factory, and am by no means "high class" I just take pride in my city and it's assets. It hurts me deeply to see people talking bad about the things in this community while not putting forth any effort to change things. As far as being popular, I did ok with friends. Perfect house? Far from it, I'm actually about to put a new roof on because it's getting old ... want to help?
Eric M

Hinsdale, IL

#20 Jul 8, 2010
wonderswhy wrote:
Eric M.-
My oldest son is a missionary now after obtaining his degree in Political Science. My two daughters are both nurses. I myself work in a factory, and am by no means "high class" I just take pride in my city and it's assets. It hurts me deeply to see people talking bad about the things in this community while not putting forth any effort to change things. As far as being popular, I did ok with friends. Perfect house? Far from it, I'm actually about to put a new roof on because it's getting old ... want to help?
To turn a bad conversation into a civilized one. I for one want to see our school systems succeed. All I suggested was that there were a few teachers that could use the heave ho out the door. I have in no way said anything about getting rid of them all. There are good teachers in the system. But just as you had mentioned about some of the problems Frankfort Schools face is why I am saying it will probably never be the same as it was.

I believe were both on the same page in our discussion about the situation. I want to see Frankfort get turned around in a positive direction. It burns me when I hear people say Frankfort is a sh** hole.

My apologies for the suggestion I made to you. Usually I am not like that but your comment toward me kind of got to me.

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