Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Spread Of Illiteracy

Today, 40% of Greece students OPTED OUT from taking the state's English Language Arts (ELA) exam.

Does it matter? Probably not. Soon, it will be the blind leading the blind ... or perhaps more succinctly stated: the illiterate leading the illiterate in NY State.

The Regents recently decided that a teacher literacy exam was discriminatory, so they eliminated requirements for new teachers to take & pass the exam!

" ... just 46 percent of Hispanic test-takers and 41 percent of black test-takers passed it on the first try, compared with 64 percent of white candidates." 

If that isn't bad enough, then consider this: "A December 2016 study by the National Council on Teacher Quality found that 44 percent of the teacher-preparation programs it surveyed across the country accepted students from the bottom half of their high school classes."

Given that, neither students, nor teachers will be able to read & comprehend this BLOG in NY State within a decade!



Anonymous said...

OMG...............I am outraged at this! If you can't read you can't learn. What the f@%$ are these supposed intelligent Regents thinking?????????? We have already changed a passing grade for a Regent exam from 70% to 55% and now I am supposed to let my kid be taught by some dumb ass teacher who can't read or do math?????????

SCATS said...

To 7:05AM ~~ Don't worry. The teacher's union has your kid's covered ... Oh wait! Nevermind. They only cover their own backsides.

GCSD Grad said...

When kids start paying Union Dues the Teacher's Union will begin caring about kids.

So sayeth the head of the NY Teachers Union in the 1970s.
You really wonder why Miss Beckie CAN'T teach ANYTHING in 2017?

Beckie didn't even learn to diagram "See Spot run." in Teacher College.
If the janitor taught and the teachers cleaned, we'd have smarter kids and filthy schools.

Charlie Hubbard said...

to 7:05
We must never forget thanks to your school board every one of these teachers 'regardless' of performance get raises.

Anonymous said...

40% is the average across GCSD? I find that unrealistic as our school is over 55%, and on the rise! Can't wait to see opt-out for Math after break.

SCATS said...

To 4:51PM ~~ That is the number that has been widely reported this week, putting Greece near the top in opt-outs locally.

Charlie Hubbard said...

Scats; during the test those not taking the test do what?

Anonymous said...

Well, GCSD has to be at the TOP OF THE HEAP for something, doesn't it.

I always thought it was a statement when the heap of horseshit at the Clark farm was upwind from GCSD offices at Paddie Hill.
Probably more brainpower in the moldering heap of shit than there was in the office too. At least the pile of crap had value.

SCATS said...

To Charlie ~~ Last I heard several years ago, they were babysat and either did nothing, or read. They certainly weren't learning.

To 7:50PM ~~ Let's watch our language please.

GCSD Union said...

S*** is on the 2nd Grade spelling list since Babs ran the dump.
It was her favorite word.

Kitty said...

In the beginning was the plan.
And then came the Assumptions.
And the Assumptions were without form.
And the Plan was without substance.
And darkness was upon the face of the Students.
And they spoke among themselves, saying,
"It is a crock of shit, and it stinketh."
And the Students went unto their Teachers and said,
"It is a pail of dung, and none may abide the odor thereof."
And the Teachers went unto their Department heads, saying,
"It is a container of excrement, and it is very strong,
such that none may abide by it."
And the Department heads went unto their Principals, saying,
"It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none may abide its strength."
And the Principals spoke amongst themselves, saying one to another,
"It contains that which aids plant growth, and it is very strong."
And the Principals then went unto the Directors, saying unto them,
"It promotes growth, and it is very powerful."
And the Directors went unto Babs, saying unto her,
"This new plan will actively promote the growth and vigor
of the District, with powerful effects."
And the Babs Looked upon the Plan, and saw that it was good.
And the Plan became Policy.
This is how Shit Happens
Then Babs said, I don't need this shit, and bailed before the shit stunketh BAD.

Greece Techyrz Unyen said...

This coming week Greece Central Golf Coaches will offer a clinic at the King Willie skating rink for Winter Golfers. Featured will be a tutorial on how to hit off ice.

It'll be better than anything King Willie does with the slush pond.

Anonymous said...

Coming soon 75 year old Monkeys to play on the $600,000.00 play

SCATS said...

To 4:05PM ~~ HUH??

Anonymous said...

To 7:50: Monkeys on the 4th of July...............$600,000.00 new playground

Anonymous said...

4:05 was the Valedictorian of his class. GCSD chose him for the honor because he was the oldest in the graduating class.

SCATS said...

To 8:54PM ~~ Ohhh, got it.

To 9:11PM ~~ We thought he was just big for his age!

Anonymous said...

Thanks to expanding STUPID;
First she screwed COMIDA to build a call center where one already existed, using equipment in inventory.
Then nobody ever went to work there.


Ursula strikes again.

TV 10 NEWS where the Reporters have empty heads

April 10, 2017 11:42 AM

The company that split from Xerox, Conduent, is moving its Webster-based call center into the Medley Centre in Irondequoit. The call center will go into the vacant Macy's building.

The Macy's building is owned by Flaum Management. Loren Flaum told News10NBC that the deal moves 350 call center employees from Webster to the Medley Centre and will create an additional 400 jobs.

GCSD Union said...

Just announced by NY State, where you can get free College tuition for 4 years prior to going on Welfare because you chose STUPIDITY as a career; NY will NOT institute tougher academic standards to pass from Grade 8 into High School.

Isn't it wonderful to see the State encouraging GCSD's rush to the bottom of the bucket. Undoubtedly Babs & Kitty will be getting together at the bar to celebrate.

Greece Techyrz Unyen said...

Hey folks, another Babsie SUCK cesspool story, this time at City Skrewels.

May 10, 2017 03:58 PM

RYCE is closed after three months in business. Owners of the restaurant staffed and run by students at East High School say the restaurant is no longer financially viable.

Aaron and Kelly Metras stopped operations on Tuesday and are in talks with their partners, the University of Rochester and East High School, to reevaluate the business model.

RYCE stands for Rochester Youth Culinary Experience and specialized Caribbean soul cuisine. Proceeds went to the culinary program at East.

The owners are working to determine if anything can be done to save the restaurant.

She even hosed the UofR this time around.