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12 local schools on state's 'worst' list | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 22 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Feb 4, 2010, titled 12 local schools on state's 'worst' list | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Twelve central Ohio schools are listed among the worst 5 percent in the state. They include six Columbus City Schools: Linden-McKinley, West and Welcome Center high schools Champion and Southmoor middle schools Weinland Park Elementary Charter schools The six other central Ohio schools in the list of the state's worst are charters: Newark: Newark ...

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Emma

Springfield, OH

#1 Feb 4, 2010
Do people realize that Summit Academy of Ohio are all special needs schools? How can they compare the testing scores of these kids with typical learners? Isn't like comparing apples and oranges?
Lfod

Defiance, OH

#3 Feb 4, 2010
Way to go CPS.......NOT!!!!!!
WSG

Pickerington, OH

#4 Feb 4, 2010
When the school becomes a jobs program for non-performing teachers run by an administration of the same caliber then the kids are in a lose / lose situation .
Add parent(s) who, when and IF they are present, do not value education and you have a formula for generational failure.
Accountability and responsibility are tough to teach to kids under normal circumstances but when the "adults" are AWOL, throwing more money at the problem is not the solution.
Gregory

Dayton, OH

#5 Feb 4, 2010
So why didn't you include the list of these "schools" in your article? Report the news and spare us your petty political correctness. This is pathetic journalism.
Thomas Paine

Athens, OH

#6 Feb 4, 2010
Emma wrote:
Do people realize that Summit Academy of Ohio are all special needs schools? How can they compare the testing scores of these kids with typical learners? Isn't like comparing apples and oranges?
Welcome to NCLB! Special needs students are includes in the test scores. That's the deal for every public school. Summit Academy does not get a break. They are failing just the same.
Thomas Paine

Athens, OH

#7 Feb 4, 2010
WSG wrote:
When the school becomes a jobs program for non-performing teachers run by an administration of the same caliber then the kids are in a lose / lose situation .
Add parent(s) who, when and IF they are present, do not value education and you have a formula for generational failure.
Accountability and responsibility are tough to teach to kids under normal circumstances but when the "adults" are AWOL, throwing more money at the problem is not the solution.
Thank you for revealing the most powerful myth in urban education. Placing a high value on education is not something exclusively held by middle class and wealthy parents. Take five minutes and educate yourself. Read Annette LaReau Home Advantage or Unequal Childhoods to educate yourself. But I'm guessing that instead of placing a high value on educating yourself it is easier for you to just complain and repeat themes that make you feel better about yourself.
what

Blacklick, OH

#8 Feb 4, 2010
last time I counted we have over 17 schools of higher education in and around columbus...you would think we could tap this knowedge somehow for the benefit of our kids...ya think???
the truth

Doniphan, MO

#9 Feb 4, 2010
One more thing Mayor Mike "don’t challenge my manhood" Colman cant do anything right.

Maybe the kids need to pay to play as Colman helps the highest bidder.
Tom Teacher

United States

#10 Feb 4, 2010
A little explanation would be nice here Jennifer. The Welcome Center High School is one of the best in the country at what they do, which is to educate students from other countries with little to no English language skills. Districts from all over Ohio come there to see and model after the program.
carson

Columbus, OH

#11 Feb 4, 2010
Another thank you to Mayor Coleman. He's running this city into the ground.

He fails in every area.
DeWine RINO

United States

#12 Feb 4, 2010
When Tea Party comes to power we are going to roll back the murderously high property taxes and fire all of these "teachers". If you have children, then you should pay for their education. When the framers of Ohio's constitution mandated public education, they envisioned a modest school house with each student paying a subscription fee to hire a modest teacher. Today it has grown into an inner-city make-work program with thousands of employee hangers-on and nobody learning anything. You could spend a billion dollars on each school, but if these black kids come from a community where the father vanishes five minutes after copulating and is never seen again, then you can't educate people like that. Its time for taxpayers to keep what they have earned and for the state workers, school employees and welfare queens to find some other source of money to swindle.
Teach

Columbus, OH

#13 Feb 4, 2010
Shame on CCS. They have known for years about what really goes on inside Champion Middle School and have done nothing but blame the teachers. The teachers at Champion worked harder that most other teachers. Kids are allowed to do whatever they want without any consequences. The amount of gangs, fighting, and cursing should not be allowed or tolerated but it is. It is not funny that 90% of the staff left last year to teach better schools because of the horrible working conditions.

Gene Harris needs to get off her high horse and start to regulate schools like Champion. A new school building does not fix the problem. Wait till you see what happens when the gangs of Franklin MS merge with the gangs of Champion.
call me crazy

Dublin, OH

#14 Feb 4, 2010
transfer the teachers or rotate them not the students......
mark smith

Port Charlotte, FL

#15 Feb 4, 2010
Only the government could come up with a plan to reward failure. Exactly the opposite should be happening: leave the bad schools with nothing more than minimum funding, and create a mechanism to identify the students who want to learn and transfer them to another school.
votethemout

Fredericktown, OH

#16 Feb 4, 2010
Emma wrote:
Do people realize that Summit Academy of Ohio are all special needs schools? How can they compare the testing scores of these kids with typical learners? Isn't like comparing apples and oranges?
I didn't know that. I knew The Dispatch was doing something to protect the public schools and to make the charter schools look bad, but didn't know what it was .
Thanks for the info.
sick of the crime

Columbus, OH

#17 Feb 4, 2010
This has nothing to do with the parents, teachers, funding, or schools! This has everything to do with the fact that most blacks cannot succeed in academia. And the few that do succeed are either anomalies or affirmative action flunkies.

No amount of money will fix the learning problems of the black race. So save yourselves the aggravation of arguing with one another and come to terms with this fact.

I am shocked that there are still people, who believe that "one day" the black culture is going to succeed. Don't hold your breath, because it is never going to happen. Without white tax money, Affirmative Action, and government social programs, black Americans would be no better off then their communities in Africa or Haiti. Each and every community they invade, turns into a crime infested, drug infested, dirt infested hell hole.
pikkil47

Hilliard, OH

#18 Feb 4, 2010
Just 12?`Cmon here, somebody's "cookin the count" or plain out can't count.
Oberservation

Hopkinsville, KY

#19 Feb 4, 2010
I found it odd not to include the whole listing or a link to see the whole listing of schools in this article. Another poorly put together Dispatch article. Also until the city of Columbus can get a grip on the overly powerful teacher unions and the mismanaged school boards the problem will only continue to grow.
brad

Columbus, OH

#20 Feb 4, 2010
Color of skin is skin deep.
PC on the TEE

Leesburg, IN

#21 Feb 4, 2010
DeWine RINO wrote:
When Tea Party comes to power we are going to roll back the murderously high property taxes and fire all of these "teachers". If you have children, then you should pay for their education. When the framers of Ohio's constitution mandated public education, they envisioned a modest school house with each student paying a subscription fee to hire a modest teacher. Today it has grown into an inner-city make-work program with thousands of employee hangers-on and nobody learning anything. You could spend a billion dollars on each school, but if these black kids come from a community where the father vanishes five minutes after copulating and is never seen again, then you can't educate people like that. Its time for taxpayers to keep what they have earned and for the state workers, school employees and welfare queens to find some other source of money to swindle.
This guy is right!!! We need to dismantle as many government, public employees' unions as possible before we go into bankruptcy starting with the Departments of Education, Labor, and Commerce. Imagine the savings!!!

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