Friday, May 17, 2013

Get Out & Vote "NO" Tuesday


Polls Open 6AM to 9PM
 
If you don't know where to vote, call the Board Clerk 966-2010.
 
Vote "NO" on the 2013-14 Budget Proposal
 
Vote "NO" on the proposition for bus purchases
 
Do NOT support ANY board candidate.
 
It doesn't matter who gets elected, they will sell-out to support the union and/or administration anyway.
 

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Agreed! Performance dropping like a stone...look at ODY from 75 to not in the top 1000 in one magazine and from 275 to not in the top 2000 in the other. The other high schools are even worse - their "well-prepared" kids cannot pass the AP exams. Not the ones with 82 averages in AP but the ones who are getting 97 averages can't pass the APs.

This BOE and Babs are failing our kids.

We need a change. Approving their budget and voting them back in just continues the insanity.

Give them a message...tell them NO.

Anonymous said...

I have to disagree my daughter a graduate of Athena in 2011 achieved 4 5's and a 4 on her AP exams. My son achieved a 5 on Global last year as a sophomore. So 2:51 your information is invalid

SCATS said...

Congrats, 6:42PM. Your kids are likely the exceptions to the rule. The overall stats don't lie. That's why Greece had several schools on NY State watch lists despite high numbers achieving Honor Roll. Eliminating Apolly MS and revamping OA did much to temporarily rectify Greece school standings, albeit a phony method. There is a giant disconnect between grades given and knowledge attained inside GCSD. And it shows.

Anonymous said...

6:42
I too have a daughter that will be in 2 AP classes next year. I have to say that AP children are the minority. They are a small percentage as compared when looking at number of students in AP per total student population.

For us AP is a toll to get her out of classes that have been for the last two years plagued with behavior problems. The courses will be challenging but she will certainly learn much more without the non-sense that occurs in regular classes.

Anonymous said...

The state of NY is to blame for regents classes being the dumping ground. There are NO options for kids that are not engaged in school or stupid! You can't get into Boces/Wemoco if you don't acheive in a regents level course. Special Ed kids are stuck in the same classes as regular ed because EVERYONE is expected to be college READY! Babs and the board have their hands tied. The Carreer Ready option is NOT an option unless you have enough credits to get into WEMOCO!

SCATS said...

To 11:10AM ~~ I'd also say that under Babs' watch, we're back to mainstreaming kids who NEED special ed services! These kids are set-up to fail.

Anonymous said...

How does Greece's teacher absentee rate on Friday compare to the city's?

SCATS said...

To 6:25AM ~~ That's a GREAT question! When I saw that item on the news, I marveled at the fact that in Greece, teacher absenteeism is almost NEVER discussed, let alone broadcast on TV news! We're left in the dark about it, so that most don't realize Greece has a HUGE problem with it, too.