On another post, Anonymous and Anonymous wrote:
I see no sign of interest whatsoever on the part of adminstration in top achievers. It is assumed that they will fend for themselves.
April 1, 2009 10:22 PM
I share the concern ( stronger word should be used) for the high-achieving kids of the PPS. At the PVASS (value added) presentation, the high achievers in the city were the ones that showed the least growth; it is not just our imagination that the high-achievers are not being challenged. As a parent and a former educator, this situation was one of the reasons that we chose IB. With its outside the district grading, the program is forced to meet higher standards. At Allderdice and other city high schools, AP classes and dual enrollment are used by knowledgeable parents and kids for the same purpose. A city school system should be meeting the needs of ALL of its constituents.
April 2, 2009 7:33 AM