Wednesday, February 05, 2014

How Bad Can The Land Of Oz Get?


Anonymous said...
The school district is in worse shape than it has ever been. The super is underhanded and pulls the wool over Julia's eyes. She believes all the crap she spews hook line and sinker. From what I have heard from frustrated teachers no one including her own administration and grunt workers at her palace can believe what a mess she has turned things in to. Placing blame on everyone else to get the questions off of herself apparently does not get old with the board, they believe all the goods she is peddling . Everyone is too afraid to speak up and tell the board the truth so instead they just leave. I do not think it will happen but it would be refreshing if someone would be brave enough to speak the truth so their eyes could be opened.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Obama, blaming everyone else for your screw ups.

SCATS said...

To 6:24AM ~~ Sounds like the status quo from DO in GCSD to me ;)

Anonymous said...

All District employees need their jobs. Maybe once they are able to find a new job and can out of Greece they will tell you what a hell hole Greece has become.

SCATS said...

To 4:54PM ~~ I assure you that anyone who is really paying attention already knows Greece is (and has been for awhile) a "hell hole."

Charlie Hubbard said...

Where are the unions standing up for people like this who want to speak out?
I find it interesting (not surprising) with no mention of a concern over the 'quality' of the product being produced.

PS; any concern with the poster or the unions with Greece kids no longer being taught to 'write'? I have heard nothing from the board.

Anonymous said...

Scats, if Greece is a hell whole them ghetto Irondequoit, Gates, E.Rochester and Henrietta is a close runner up.

Anonymous said...

Until enough employees stand together and tell the board exactly what is going on over there nothing will change. She will continue to bully employees and speak with a forked tongue to the board and anyone else that will listen. Until one day they actually catch one of her fabricated stories unfolding. And you are correct, people do need their jobs so that is exactly why she has been able to get away with such antics. I don't see any individuals on the board willing to call her out, unlike the employees I do not see what they are afraid of, they have nothing to lose.

SCATS said...

To 9:24PM ~~ I'm sure we are in lots of good company.

To 11:11PM ~~ I agree. The BOE remains mum because they do benefit from Babs' partying ways. It makes them feel special, ya know?

Anonymous said...

WRT the comment on being taught to write: I was in Wegman's yesterday and one of the older personnel told me that she gave a produce clerk a list of items she needed for an employee event she was dong. The clerk look at the list and said, "I can't read this." It was in cursive and he couldn't read it. I suppose it is important that the students today learn all the tweeting abbreviations, but you would think they would learn to write cursive. Do they even know how to "write" their names? What will a signature become? How will they endorse a check or sign a legal document?

SCATS said...

To 1:42PM ~~ Cursive writing is fast becoming the hieroglyphics of tomorrow. We've dumbed down so far we may never catch back up!

Anonymous said...

That's nothing. do you know some kids can not tell what time it is on an analog clock? That includes a Mickey Mouse Watch.

Anonymous said...

Yes and how will people forge checks if there is no signature to replicate? Maybe it will all be done and authenticated with thumbprints? Microchips? DNA readers? Will banks have signature cards anymore? Do they have them now? How will we analyze handwriting on bathroom walls?

SCATS said...

To 4:08PM ~~ I bet their parents can't either.

Anonymous said...

Well maybe someday we can have fingerprints or DNA checks, but that's some day, not today. And already our children can read or write cursive. Good thing we have the Declaration and Constitution translated into printed form. I wonder how they "write" the dollar and cents amount on a check- or is printing it OK?

Anonymous said...

CRAP er I mean Babsie's residue is stinking really bad over in the manure facility er I mean school district she left too.

Podunkville don't have SCATS, but they have discovered Craigslist.

Meanwhile parents sit on their collective asses and believe Waldo is getting a good education as Waldo tries to remember Would you like a hot pie too.

Hey, vote YES
It bes 4 da chillin!

Charlie Hubbard said...

I met with the super shortly after she was hired. After speaking my piece on dress code for both students AND faculty, conduct, attendance, amoung other things my last comment to her was over my sincere desire for her to be succeccesfull and how it would go over big if she told the community that every kid coming out of GCSD would know how to write - I failed.

Anonymous said...

To the quality control person. The quality of the product produced is pretty much dependent on the quality of the material being used just as much as the skill of those producing the product
There's an old cliche' that is relevant to that fact. You can't make a diamond out of a piece of coal.

Anonymous said...

I suspect there's a plethora of different talents Greece students aren't learning before release into society. From pulling up their pants to facilitate walking to reading and writing cursive or interpreting a clockface ... we're getting much less than what we're paying for. Right teachers?

Anonymous said...

She has made sure the principals are pushing kids through to graduation regardless of their attendance or their grades. It's not real hard for little Johnny to pass when she made the rule that teachers can not give any student lower than a 55 the first two marking periods. Then like a miracle that same student suddenly jumps those grades up the last two marking periods and scores exactly the grade needed to receive a pass on the finals. They are not college and career ready, they are being pushed through to make it like like she has made the graduation rates improve on her watch. As soon as they graduate they fall flat on their faces because they have not been prepared for the real work world or college. Little Susie doesn't like getting up early to make it to school on time so she gets to go to the new twilight program so she can arrive later and make up for all the stuff she missed. How the heck is that going to fly with an employer? College isn't going to give them anything less than a zero when they do not turn in assignments. They don't get the 55 grade cushion. So how exactly are we producing college and career ready students BABS? We aren't we are only producing ficticious statistics for you to make yourself look good. I'm sure the parents will thank you when their kids are still living in their basements 10 years from now because you did them such a service by pushing them through school for ones own self promotion.

Anonymous said...

6:56 when did Greece Central go back to hiring teachers?

I know they have a load of UNION members getting paid to teach, but I have yet to meet a TEACHER employed by GCSD.

SCATS said...

To 9:49PM ~~ I recently had an interesting chat with a recent Greece grad. He enlightened me about how student athletes are getting away with failing grades. He says the coaches are teaching the classes their kids are taking and looking the other way, or outright nudging the numbers so the kids can play. Great message: Sports are MORE important than all else! What's new in GCSD? Not much.

To 12:12AM ~~ Well stated, but watch your back. You just attacked a bunch of pitbulls.

Anonymous said...

4:51 Yes it is ok to print the amount on that area on a check instead of cursive. When you get a bank issued or cashier's check it is printed. We can do it too.
6:56 Superman can. Maybe that's who we need for our district.

Anonymous said...

11:34, thank you for the info. Do you know how you can endorse a check if you don;t have a signature? Can you also print that or just show ID? I thought one of the benefits of a signature was that it was (slightly) harder to forge. Thanks again for the input.

SCATS said...

To 7:15AM ~~ Maybe they can draw an "X" and have it witnessed. Either way, we've dumbed-down our kids again. God help those of us who MIGHT have to rely upon them in our old age!

Anonymous said...

7:15 Banks seem to be getting away from cash. They want us to just deposit even personal checks. So all you have to do is write "for deposit only" and hand it over to put in an account with the name the same. They want our checks to be direct deposited from an employer or social security. They encourage this by penalizing people that do not do this with a monthly charge. Then they want us to purchase items with a credit or debit card. No cash. If I was suspicious I would wonder if that's behind the reason for not teaching kids to write in cursive. Now that you have brought up these very questions there could be a link.
The only people left dealing with cash at all will still be people getting paid under the table and people dealing in drugs and other crimes. They don't need signatures or debit cards. We have to wonder why this study was discontinued. It really didn't take up that much time during the school day. It helped small motor coordination. It is far easier and faster to write in cursive. And we all personalize our penmanship as we grow. That's why it is almost impossible to copy someone else's handwriting.
As to your question about endorsing a check with printing...if that is how you sign your name then the bank has to honor that. That is only my opinion. I would suggest they sign in front of the bank teller with picture ID that might have the signature printed the same way.

Anonymous said...

For all you old folks who really have little knowledge about the evolving state of education, or society for that matter, somethings are just not going to be needed. Writing will be one of them! Here is an excellent article to help you understand what is happening in the world. Whether we like it or not, it is here to stay and your opinion is really irrelevant.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-perle/4-myths-about-teens-and-t_b_4711061.html

SCATS said...

To 10:59AM ~~ Do you realize that banks were pushing for a "checkless society" as early as the 1970s? They still haven't made it happen. And while I'm sure it puts more cash in their pockets, even the Social Security Admin. still issues checks, despite their own push for Direct Deposit. There are lots of reasons for using a check and I suspect they will hang around through our lifetimes ;)

To 11:17AM ~~ Who is the decision-maker that figured out cursive "wasn't needed?" It appears he/she was a moron. There are many things written in cursive. Will we be teaching a new "language" course: How to read & write in cursive? Maybe it will become similar to teaching ASL ... a "foreign language" option!

I suspect the reason we aren't teaching cursive has less to do with not needing to know it than with the fact that all of these young teachers hired right out of college (20-somethings) can't write it, just as they can't spell or construct a grammatically correct paragraph.

Anonymous said...

Now scats, let's not tick off the ASL people. It is a "language" just not foreign language and thus personally should not be in the "world languages category", or take the place of a foreign language requirement. Did you know that the reason many students take the ASL language is because they say it is easy. What a great way for many principals to get that requirement out of the way. The unfortunate thing is that we preach college and career readiness but rarely do we see the accountability of these statements.

Anonymous said...

I see no sence to add another challenge to our already stressed out kids who have enough trouble as it is reading the printed word. Being able master their signature in that form will suffice in this fast paced technological culture that we live in today.
Cursive is in the same category as Latin as a language, DEAD,!!

SCATS said...

To 1:22PM ~~ Yup, easy peasy, lemon squeezy is the name of the game ... unless you are talking sports!

To 1:53PM ~~ I see no "sence" in it either. Spoken like a true scholar lmao!

PS: "Sence" is NOT a word!!!

Anonymous said...

SCATSiepoo you STOP insulting GCSD UNION techurz immediately!
I can't expect them to teach cursive, after all they think cursing is a bad thing that should be suppressed.
Goodness, next you'll want them to teach
English
History
Geography
Math
Science
and a bunch of other crap they don't even know about themselves.

Techyr Colige onlee teechs dem how to teach. They are hand picked from the bottom of the barrel leaving hi skewl and that standyrd is maintayned.

It's a whole new world Pussikat!
Babs

Anonymous said...

Scats I agree. But I didn't say banks wanted us to be checkless. I said they would prefer to not hand us over any "cash". Most of us know it is far better to have a social security check direct deposited than wait for a check and then go to the bank here in Greece to get cash.
And to the person that said that Latin is dead...have you looked at the words used in medicine and law and botany and anthropology et cetera. (joke) We may not be chatting in Latin , but it is far from gone. Knowledge of Latin helps with learning the languages that are from Latin. English is a combo from the German and Latin but that's getting off subject.
Back to cursive..Are you suggesting that we won't write on paper anymore? Only on a computer and print? Or only text? Maybe you're right.

SCATS said...

To 2:34PM ~~ I know you didn't say it, but banks have pushed for it over several decades. Yes, it is better to have Direct Deposit, but even SS issues checks without waiting to get that set-up. I just went through this related to someone else.

How about voice command with auto-correct? It should make communicating the simplest of things extremely tough (or will it be "tuff?") to do!

Anonymous said...

So all this dribble and constant yammering about the common core that BABS does all the time obviously does not include cursive or a lot of other things. But by all means we are rolling out college and career young adults. If many of you walked in to a classroom I think you would be appalled at the behavior as well as what these students are being taught. They are given so many chances and opportunities to make up work that they don't feel like doing that it is ridiculous. If they don't feel like doing the work they act up get mouthy with the teacher and gets sent to the office where they sit with the secretary because the principals are too busy to deal with them. They get sent back to their next class and are given the opportunity to make up the work at a time that is more favorable to them. The students run these buildings and the super instructs the staff and principals to allow and aid this behavior.

SCATS said...

To 4:44PM ~~ You are correct. The students are running things ... and failing miserably!

Anonymous said...

All the talk about the students running the schools are pretty much right on target. The issue here is that when or if the students are held accountable this data reflects negatively on the overall numbers, thus taking away monies that are given to schools for each student. At the end of the day it is a business and like so it is treated as one. There are kids in our schools with countless (20+) referrals and yet the are still there. It just doesn't make SENSE to keep them there. They really do drain the rest of the kids and teachers. It is this constant draining of resources that weakens the schools and hence we find our numbers are what they are. Unfortunately the reality is this. BABs knows this all too well and knows how to play the game. This is her stage!

Anonymous said...

Scats I'm sure a typo was made in a previous post regarding sense vs sence but you are wrong. the word sence does exist and is used in various applications in common form and a few others,
It is a word however

SCATS said...

To 6:53PM ~~ I consulted three dictionaries, plus the Urban Dictionary. Even it says it's a misspelled form of sense.

Do you believe the moon is made from cheese, too?

Anonymous said...

to 6:53 "Sence" is a word, you are correct, but it is word in another language. Keep spelling it "sence" and you can use the definition in the Urban Dictionary because that would be closely related to what you are talking about.

SCATS said...

To 8:15PM ~~ Oy vey! Let's keep it in English, shall we? Next thing someone will write a comment in Klingon and expect us to understand.

Qapla'