Friday, April 02, 2010

Elected By The People ... God Help Us!!


Educated In A Public School??


SCATS said...

For whatever reason, this YouTube video isn't showing up in AOL for me. You can view it by going to:

Alex said...

I have the opportunity to go to a better, more educated public high school, but I don't really want to leave my friends. So will attending a better high school effect college?

For example, if there are 2 girls, and 1 came from a good high school (like not as much drugs, better test scores, etc), and one didn't, but they both acheived good grades and community service, etc, and applied for the same college (but there was room for only one more), is the girl coming from the good high school get a better chance in getting accepted into that college?

Or will attending a private school be better and effect college applications/acceptions?


SCATS said...

To 2:19PM ~~ If you watched the video, it doesn't sound like a figure of speech at all.

Anonymous said...

The Representative had trouble expressing himself. He had trouble staying focused. He was not prepared to make his point. He could not get a passing grade in a Greece school for a 4th grade oral report. He did not know how to figure square miles given the length and width of an island.
On the other hand the military man was very calm and patient with this representative.
Thanks for the link. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it.
"Tipping Guam???" That part is the scariest of all. Too many inhabitants will "tip" the island? Maybe he has been watching Biggest Loser.

To 1:47 if all things were equal in the 2 girls' grades and SAT or achievement scores the college would still have to look at the letters of recommendation and the essay that the girls presented. And there would be the standing that each girl had in their school if they figured that. And the students would interview at the school of choice. And BTW there are drugs and drinking at all the schools sometimes especially the higher money suburban schools and private schools. And all the colleges have a tremendous amount of drinking.
If you have a chance to go to a better high school as far as the behavior of the students go for it and make friends there. It will make it easier for you to pay attention in class. And possibly you will be safer.

Anonymous said...

Alex... If you've been attending a GREECE school, run, don't walk, to hat "better high school." Once you get there, that school might be able to tell you the difference between "affect" and "effect" and how to spell "achieved." Greece obviously failed to do so!

Anonymous said...

Alex, by no means consider my writing a criticism of you, but rather of the school you have attended.

Believe me when I tell you your writing would have given me a lot of extra attention by my teachers, both during and after school. You my young friend have been seriously ripped off by your so called teachers. I am fairly acquainted with the people you call teachers, and they should be driven from the schoolhouses, tarred, feathered and ridden out of town on a rail.

As to your desire to remain among friends, get thee as quickly as possible to a school where education is dispensed and learn all you can. You will not get a second chance!

Anonymous said...

I find it interesting that the people would recommend that Alex leave the school he is and attend an academically superior school. Shouldn't he stay in the underpefotming school so that he might help raise it's standards.

Many who comment on this blog, including the owner, ridicule school of choice parents for advocating for the exact same for their children.

SCATS said...

To 6:51AM ~~ How do you know that it isn't West Ridge or other school-of-choice parents who are suggesting it?

As far as the teachers go, only at schools-of-choice were Greece teachers HAND SELECTED by the Supt. when those buildings opened. EVERY SCHOOL DESERVES THE SAME opportunities, programs, financial & administrative support.

Anonymous said...

The same way I know the Easter bunny isn't coming by to drop off some chocolate. Common sense.

By the way, I agree. All if the schools in Greece would benefit from a structure like the schools of choice. K-5, interaction and cooperation between the grades, cooperative and collective teaching. Instead of advocating or the destruction of schools of choice you should advocate for an expansion of their model, which works, as you seem to agree.

SCATS said...

To 6:07PM ~~ Common sense tells me you've failed to make your case! Just because you say it's so doesn't make it so.

Yes, I'm a longtime proponent of the K-5 school structure, as are many followers of this BLOG. Common sense, in addition to test scores and studies, will tell you that consistency is what young children need to thrive. However, supporting K-5 school structure is entirely different from supporting schools-of-choice though. A K-5 neighborhood school structure doesn't require annual lotteries, waiting lists, "family groupings" ... yada, yada, yada ... nor does it require bussing the kiddies all over East Bejesus at monumental additional taxpayer expense! But hey, that's "common sense" for you. Maybe it's just not as "common" as you thought.