Thursday, November 10, 2011

More Schools In Need of Improvement

  
NY State Education Dept's latest list includes:

  • Arcadia Middle School (Basic Elementary-Middle Level English Language Arts)
  • Athena High School (Basic Secondary-Level English Language Arts)
  • Olympia High School (Basic Secondary-Level English Language Arts)

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've heard that over 50% of schools in NYS are now in need of improvement. This is a great way to have the state and feds take over our schools.

SCATS said...

To 2:09PM ~~ I heard some of the "education experts" claim that in a few years, ALL NY schools will be on the list. I can't wait until Odyssey makes it. What will they say then?? ;)

Anonymous said...

I've heard that in the next three years, over 80% of all schools nationwide will be "In need of Improvement". What then?

SCATS said...

To 5:35PM ~~ Then we can brag about what good company we keep.

Anonymous said...

This situation was always the fatal flaw of No Child Left Behind. The goal of 100% proficiency for all students is a noble one, but unrealistic in practice.

Lemme Conya said...

Taxpayers better dig a little deeper because we obviously have more 'raises' to give out.

Anonymous said...

Any chance the State and Feds get to increase regulation and oversight - they'll take it.

Anonymous said...

the no child left behind fiasco was a Bush administration one

Anonymous said...

This was an overwhelming bi-partisan disaster that passed the house 381-41 and the senate 87-10.
All sides are responsible for this catastrophe.

Whatever their intention, this has been a total fiasco and needs to be repealed.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...what do those other countries that are ahead of us do differently in education? Do they add in Special Education scores or students who have only been in their country for a year? Do they use valuable resources to help the very low, needy students? Do they have policies that if kids aren't "cutting" it that they find a different path? None of this is politically correct, but curious if other countries loook at their school system differently than we do. Just another thought...

Anonymous said...

They might have cultures that value education instead of Rap Music.

Anonymous said...

to 5:37-This could provide you with some information. http://nasspblogs.org/principaldifference/2010/12/pisa_its_poverty_not_stupid_1.html

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/Bridging-Differences/2010/12/the_real_lessons_of_pisa.html

Anonymous said...

to 5:37: Here is an article that talks about one man's theory about why Finland has such a successful system. It is just one article, but it gives some interesting ideas about the role the teachers play in their system and how demanding it is to become a teacher. There are probably many more articles; just surf away!

http://bertmaes.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/why-is-education-in-finland-that-good-10-reform-principles-behind-the-success/

Anonymous said...

It is not the schools. It is those dumb kids. I'm going to Brighton and recruit a few smart kids!

And maybe a teacher or two!

Anonymous said...

Here we go with Finland again. If we rid America of diversity then we could entertain an educational system like Finland. ( sarcasm)