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Hickman County, TN

Petition circulating to replace EHHS Head Coach

I don't hear anybody complaining about the quality of the other staff or teachers but the success of your children is suffering by being in Hickman County.  (Dec 15, 2015 | post #814)

Hickman County, TN

Petition circulating to replace EHHS Head Coach

Who will care in 10 years? Nobody. But if you'd rather your kid be a star football player in high school than get a good education then good luck. The education will last a lot longer than a letterman jacket.  (Dec 15, 2015 | post #813)

Hickman County, TN

Jerry Nash successor ?????

Let's hope Philip Jacobs doesn't come in. I think at one time that may have been the plan but he screwed up so many times as principal he may not get the call.  (May 3, 2015 | post #3)

Hickman County, TN

Jerry Nash successor ?????

My two children were not ready for college. One dropped out and one struggled. It's not fair to them and Nash is certainly part of the problem.  (May 3, 2015 | post #2)

Hickman County, TN

why college is not for hickman county students

I know college is not for everybody but don't you think one of the ways to turn things around in Hickman County in the future would be to educate the next generation and get those people who care about what happens in the county in positions of power and end the cycle of poverty and corruption.  (Dec 5, 2014 | post #3)

Hickman County, TN

why college is not for hickman county students

An article last year from Nashville Public Radio. I think the main reason kids don't go to college is low self esteem and poor preparation. What do you think about this article and why don't you think kids don't want to go to school?? Jacobs blames the parents. Hickman County – less than an hour’s drive from Nashville – is a place where practically everyone finishes high school and very few go to to college. Mae Rosson says "Mine, when they got out of high school, they were just ready to get a job and make some money and buy them a car,” she says. “Just didn’t think about college" Choosing To Leave The reality for anyone growing up in a place like Hickman County is that going to college means going away. There’s no university, community college or even technical school campus here. And there’s not a whole lot to do with a college degree if someone wanted to come back home. “You can’t make money piddlin’ around here,” says Kristy McCaleb, who opened a flower shop on the town square this year. After high school, McCaleb chose to start a family. Her daughter is a senior this year. “She wanted to go to college, but who knows,” she says. “We probably had 20 or so that went to a university, maybe 30. That’s probably stretching it,” says guidance counselor Shelda Qualls. Mixed Messages “It’s our life. We can do what we want,” says senior Kevin Brown. Brown says his parents are encouraging him to at least go to a trade school, like his older brother did. “Because they don’t want me being a bum,” he says. “But I don’t think college is for everybody, because you can go and waste a lot of money and not know what you’re going to do.” Principal Phillip Jacobs says his students have great potential, but they don’t always get a lot of encouragement from home. Most of their parents didn’t go to college either. “If the parents are sending one message, and the schools are sending another, then the student is going to take the easier of the two paths,” Jacobs says. This school graduates 92 percent of its students, but very few go on to college. And of those who do, many have trouble returning home because there are so few jobs that require a degree. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN This school graduates 92 percent of its students, but very few go on to college. And of those who do, many have trouble returning home because there are so few jobs that require a degree. This is a county where nearly everyone graduates – 92 percent last year. That’s a big number considering half of the students come from what are considered poor families. But money doesn’t have to be the ultimate barrier if there is a real desire to go to school, Jacobs says. So he’s frustrated when students tell him they plan on going straight to work. “Where?” he asks. “The factories?” “Those things are gone and they’re not coming back,” he says. “Now what do we do next? I don’t think a lot of our folks have latched onto the fact that education is the way out of that.” College was the way to get ahead for Jacobs. He was the first in his family to go beyond high school – the son of an electrician and a hairdresser. But they always told him he was headed to college. When so many smaller barriers abound, Jacobs says students can’t afford for low expectations to be one of them.  (Nov 27, 2014 | post #1)

Hickman County, TN

Petition circulating to replace EHHS Head Coach

My concern is for kids when they leave school. Athletics will end for most kids after high school so their future is dependent on their education. That's not petty and neither are athletics, but making a fuss over a coach is. And I'd bet some of your kids would be embarrassed at the way you're acting over this. I bet 5 years from now and once your kids are out of school you won't be this passionate about it.  (Oct 5, 2014 | post #774)

Hickman County, TN

Petition circulating to replace EHHS Head Coach

I think you are over exaggerating your stats but that is common when people try and blame everything but themselves for failure. Hickman County is a sad case when it comes to education. I recently received an email from Dr. Nash that contained at least five grammatical errors. How do you get a Doctorate when you can't write a simple email? And he is running the show based on what he can do for himself and his friends. One of the problems is that a majority of the teachers were educated themselves in Hickman County and their way of teaching is influenced by their own experience in Hickman County schools. I don't think you will find a person who didn't have a great teacher who stimulated their willingness to learn and that seems to be missing in schools there. Do the minimum, adjust the grades so everyone can pass and send them off into the world. That cycle needs to stop and it starts with the teachers.  (Oct 3, 2014 | post #768)

Hickman County, TN

Petition circulating to replace EHHS Head Coach

So we don't need teachers according to your thinking - just someone to monitor the students heavily into their studying and learning??  (Oct 1, 2014 | post #760)

Hickman County, TN

Petition circulating to replace EHHS Head Coach

Rather be a libtard than a retard  (Sep 18, 2014 | post #745)

Hickman County, TN

Petition circulating to replace EHHS Head Coach

Sad that you all have more interest in football than the education of your children. I'll butt out. Hope your children grow up with a different mind set than you. I guess if you have a winning season you'd be happy and content. The performance of the teachers should receive this same attention. Too bad your kids are not getting the education they need to get in college and have a better chance in life but let's spend our time complaining about winning a few football games. Disgusting.  (Sep 16, 2014 | post #740)

Hickman County, TN

Petition circulating to replace EHHS Head Coach

Funny there is not such an outcry about the job the teachers are doing in not properly educating these kids so they can go to college or have a better future. Football is not a factor when it's all said and done and I don't believe anybody is leaving Hickman County because of a coach. I think the smart ones are leaving to give their children a better life and a chance of getting a real education.  (Sep 15, 2014 | post #738)

Hickman County, TN

Philip Jacobs resigned??

Careful he will take away your bathroom privilege.  (Aug 4, 2014 | post #8)

Centerville, TN

Philip Jacobs Resigned?

I understand Philip Jacobs has resigned as principal of HCHS. Does anybody know anything about what is going on??  (Apr 21, 2014 | post #1)

Hickman County, TN

Petition circulating to replace EHHS Head Coach

37 pages of interest on this subject. Why isn't there more interest in putting pressure on the other teachers to get better performance out of the kids in the classroom?  (Dec 15, 2013 | post #732)