On another post Anonymous wrote:
This should be a new thread.
Today the district pulled out
African American males from high schools and sent them to Greenway for
some kind of mentoring program. We were notified of this yesterday in
an e-mail. This program was called "We Promise" These students were
pulled out, when most teachers are reviewing for the God awful
CBA's/Midterms next week. These exams make up 20% of a students semester
grade. These are the students who need the most help, these students
make up the Achievement Gap. These students they took need these
reviews the most. Why would the Board do this a week before Midterms.
These CBA's count against our B.S. Vam scores. I know that the people
who run this district lack common sense but give me a break, they must
want kids to fail so they can blame the teachers. When these students
did return to school they came back to class and disrupted the review by
making fun of the things they did at Greenway. It was kind of sad
because the students were making fun of the stuff they did such as
addressing each other as Black Men. They kept saying "Hello Blackman"
"Hello Blackman" Then they starting using the N word to address each
other, to mock what ever they did actualy learn at Greenway.
of the students did not even return to class once they got back to
school, hell basically I see the achievement gap running the halls of
our building and showing up for classes 15 minutes late constantly.
is Crazy in the buildings this year, the kids do what ever want with no
real disipline. Start holding kids accountable for their behavior and
test scores might go up. Administrators would rather have one bad
students drag down the whole class then disipline anyone.
biggest joke was combining PSP and Main Stream classes. Now the
disruptive children are able to negatively affect other students
educations by constantly interupting classes and teachers. The Boards
rationale was the PSP students would lift up the strugling students, but
in truth all they did was lower the amount of learning that used to
occur in PSP classes. They must have waited to do this untill this year
because we are taking the Keystone Exams not the PSSA's. So inturn, we
will not beable to see the negative effects of combining PSP and
mainstream because their will be no drop in test scores because of the
When will this reform end, it is killing our school
district, everthing is worse than it was 6 years ago and these people
are still running the show.