Saturday, April 07, 2012

GCSD Fails To Fix Failing School

Eliminating Apollo
Eliminates Problem!

NY State's Joint Intervention Team uncovers long list of district deficiencies ranging from poor curriculum to wasted instructional time & low student expectations. Despite this, Greece teachers still blame students and parents. (D&C story)

SCATS ~~ NOTHING to see here folks ... everything is wonderful inside the Greece Central Sports Dysfunction where education takes a backseat to covering their backsides ;)


Anonymous said...

Isn't the real problem here that someone from the state has to point out these problems. The local so called professionals fail to identify and deal with this.

Anonymous said...

Now the Apollo teachers can move to Olympia and continue to do what they have been doing. Whew glad that it solved!

SCATS said...

To 1:23PM ~~ I'd say that's ONE of our bigger problems, yes. I'd also say that the fact the state has to tell us that both the teachers AND administrators have failed on nearly every level to correct the multitude of troubles at Apollo only to have the teachers point a finger at the parents & students, yet again, is near the top of the list too. But hey, the fact that the CURRICULUM SUCKS isn't their problem ;)

Anonymous said...

I can't help but think that the best thing for kids who are clearly struggling would be to rip them out of their school and kick them down Maiden Lane into some pop up - fly by night middle school at our town's worst high school. Clearly our Supt. and boe have everyone's best interest in mind!

Anonymous said...

blah, blah, blah. I keep hearing the same thing from this blog.

As a wise man once said "Well, the world needs ditch diggers, too."
-Judge Smails
from the movie Caddyshack


Anonymous said... will have to re-post this story next week because all the teachers have left town for spring break. We all want to hear their excuses for our failing educational system. Oh is always the parent's fault, kid's fault, taxpayer's fault, lack of state aid fault, the kids are poor, and on and on.

I was considered a 'poor" kid. My family was "economically disadvantaged." It did not matter to the those who taught me. I was EXPECTED to learn and learn I did. No excuses. We did not have "free and reduced" breakfast and lunch programs or after school tutoring. What we did have were teachers who KNEW how to teach and the curriculum was solid.

The Teacher's union has failed our kids for the last 30 years. Parents need to wake up and realize our educational system no longer is about educating our kids. It exists now for the money hungry, greedy adults who run and work within the system!

Anonymous said...

to 6:45 am.......Get your head out of dark and read As Diane Ravitch says:

The Pattern on the Rug