Rachel Jeantel, a material witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman trial, can't read the material that she prepared. She even needed someone to help her write what she prepared. What credibility would she have? How is she ever going to get a job? What the heck did she do while she was in school that she can't read or write?
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I agree with you that parents are taking less of an interest in their children's education than in previous generations. Parents, teachers, and school administrators use to be on the same page. Now days schools have to worry about parents suing them.
What is wrong with so many parents that they cannot be more involved in their children's lives? There are many parents in this world that shouldn't be and then many of them want to blame the schools or government.
One teacher told me about a student who wasn't doing his work. When he reported it to his mother, she said, "That's your problem, not mine!" Why should a teacher be expected to parent 30 kids? It's not really the school system's fault.
They shouldn't but the schools are also at fault. Mainly the administration and the Teachers union that won't allow good parents the freedom to choose through school vouchers. It's a form of legal segregation the perpetuates the poverty cycle.
Instead of dumping their responsibilities on wealthier schools, how about tutoring their kids themselves? Re social promotion: one teacher I subbed for could have failed 3/4 of his class - but would have had the brats next year. Can you blame him?
And some schools in NYC put teachers in the "Rubber Room" pay them for years while not even permitted to teach and then pass the cost on to the taxpayer, when the funds could be used to pay good teachers. I had teachers who were sound asleep in class
You would not BELIEVE the number of parents that don't read anything at all. No books, papers, etc. Many parents tend to watch a lot of t.v. and let electronics babysit their kids. Some act like graduating high school is getting a PhD. Sad.
My wife is a spanish & special ed teacher. Not all special ed kids have a "disability". Sometimes they are the kids on parole. We just call it that now. Sometimes they are 19 and in HS because they never went to class, instead out screwing arou
In Hawaii, where I live, most special ed kids are emotionally disturbed and screw around instead of doing schoolwork. The ones who actually have a disability are usually the better students.
Some are disabled. But these days, a kid steals a car, gets 6 months in Rikers Island. Gets out and goes into remedial reading because he never attended class...and we call them disabled...instead of a punk An insult to someone with down syndrome.
Amen to that!
I agree and had an idiot ask me to fill out a job application for HIM a few years ago! He had to have been at least 45 years old. That threw me for a loop! Sad and absolutely shocking, but I refused. I was there to BUY something and leave.
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Are you saying she was socially promoted because she was black? If that was true, then that's really sad. It doesn't help her at all and now she's stuck.
No. Race has no baring on who they socially promote.
Cassie Smith, Race has no baring. There are inferior schools in the inner city as well as in the Appalachian Mountains and everywhere else in between. Our educational system is lagging behind many industrialized nations these days.
If kids are being socially promoted, there has to be a reason. Otherwise, what you guys are saying are that the adults we hire as teachers are not doing their jobs and are an uncaring bunch.