mean obliterating due dates just so that these kids can hand in work on time. If I
assign work in January, I should not be getting it in March or April. I
don't think these parents should be helping the kids to the extent that
they are doing the work for them. I know I certainly am not doing the work
for them and often, I know that is what they expect probably because so much
is done for them at the home. I realize the Common Core is hard, but at the
same time, the administration needs to band together, stay strong, and
implement consequences for poor academic behavior like keeping them back as many years as possible until the skill sets for each particular grade are mastered. Sometimes many of these kids need
skills in something simple like behavior and how to act socially. Some
parents just accept it and want them classified...well um, no! They need to
cope in life and if they can't cope then they will sink! Their is no 504 or IEP later on in life as an adult!
I think more time definitely needs to be taken away from these tests and
the construction of curriculum and more time needs to be spent on building
upon and constructing a firm yet welcoming environment for children. This
obviously means lots of variety in terms of activities which can help to
expand upon understanding the real world and promote self-guided learners,
problem solving, and self-confidence. Some of these kids have no damn
confidence...what the heck?
Teachers are competent enough to develop curriculum and seek out
technological alternatives independently without schools taking taxpayer
dollars for professional development to then remove teachers from
classrooms for training and mapping. It is just a waste of damn money.
Thanks John B. King for absolutely nothing...a useless waste of time!
The whole system is unfair. People just don't have the money and education is not worth the ridiculous price tag and aggrevation.
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