Richmond Public Schools admits overst...

Richmond Public Schools admits overstating number of advanced diplomas

There are 23 comments on the WTVR Richmond story from May 3, 2012, titled Richmond Public Schools admits overstating number of advanced diplomas. In it, WTVR Richmond reports that:

RICHMOND, Va - Richmond public schools readily admits that it grossly over-reported the number of students who earned diplomas from a prestigious international program offered at Thomas Jefferson High School.

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Since: Sep 11

Midlothian, VA

#26 May 5, 2012
new hammer time wrote:
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Keep your noses where it needs to be. If you are not a help to Richmonites then you are a hindrance. Please be concerned about your little corner of the world.
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I have told you before; Richmond gets a great deal of its funding (that means money from taxes they spend on the losers like you that live there) from all tax payers in Virginia and across the USA. Your business is our business

Since: Sep 11

Midlothian, VA

#28 May 6, 2012
Voice of Reality wrote:
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You hit that nail on the head, urban school systems across the county have become the haven of a very large percentage of single parent black students who can not keep up with the normal educational pace. These schools have attempted to slow down the speed of learning to help them keep up and yes, they have even produced false records in the attempt to keep qualifying for federal funding. The old "White Flight" from the urban areas not only killed mainstreet in favor of malls it also removed most of the students from urban schools who had the ability to go to the better colleges and universities. I can tell you first hand that I once had to live in a city where my son attended school and when he was 15 we moved to another and better city (read that not majority black) and he was no more ready to go into the 11th grade in that school system than he was ready to keep up at UVA. My son was an A-B student at the first school and had to work double hard to catch up and make Cs that first year. His senior year he had caught up and returned to his normal grades, so yes, I can tell you about the failure of the mostly black urban schools.
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I agree. There is nothing that government will do to prevent the single/teenage parent issue, but continue the practice of insisting upon the best quality education they can, with the hope that each succeeding generation will understand the importance of getting an education and having children when they are better fit to do so.

Given the fact that the students from the city are not as well equipped to compete with the majority of the students from the non-majority black schools, I would question why RPS (and some other urban school divisions) continue to hire so many teachers and administrators that were educated in the same schools, and went to colleges and universities such as VSU, where the standards are so low? According to a salary database published by the Richmond Times Dispatch, the city teachers and administrators are paid as well as the county employees, so it is obviously not a matter of money. I believe if you want students to think outside the box, you need to educate them with folks that have been outside the box.

Since: Feb 10

Midlothian, VA

#29 May 6, 2012
Glen Allen wrote:
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I agree. There is nothing that government will do to prevent the single/teenage parent issue, but continue the practice of insisting upon the best quality education they can, with the hope that each succeeding generation will understand the importance of getting an education and having children when they are better fit to do so.
Given the fact that the students from the city are not as well equipped to compete with the majority of the students from the non-majority black schools, I would question why RPS (and some other urban school divisions) continue to hire so many teachers and administrators that were educated in the same schools, and went to colleges and universities such as VSU, where the standards are so low? According to a salary database published by the Richmond Times Dispatch, the city teachers and administrators are paid as well as the county employees, so it is obviously not a matter of money. I believe if you want students to think outside the box, you need to educate them with folks that have been outside the box.
Alright now you two, stop before nothead's head explodes. You know she can't handle the truth like that.

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