Principal Tells Teachers To Dumb-Down Standards

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago
http://wcbstv.com/local/central.park.east.2.610529.html

The principal"s memo is written verbatim in the article, and yeah--those kids are in trouble when they get older.
There are 49 comments:
Female 178
Eh, Don`t blame him.
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Male 162
Tourettes, I don`t think it`s racial as much as it is location. Blacks and hispanics tend to live in areas with more poverty and worse schooling. backs your statements up with facts as opposed to personal experiences and vague, general claims. And don`t cite Mencia, he`s an idiot.
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Male 459
"Teachers at the school stand to receive $3,000 bonuses if their school improves."

There`s the bottom line. Lower the standards, more students get passing grades, the school can post improved results and get more funding. The taxpayers lose because more money will be alloted for a school with lower standards. The students lose because their education level is lowered. Society as a whole loses eventually when the graduates enter the job market or end up on public relief becaust they can`t compete.

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Male 547
our high school had to create an 8 and a half grade for students who couldn`t get past middle school but not ready for high school. They were in a trailer in the back.
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Male 957
Come on people the answer is obvious! Minorities can`t learn as well as Whites and Asians can!

It`s a freaking fact and nobody can BS me on it! The reason why my alma mater high school is still in the top 100 for at least a decade is because the school was 40% asian and 40% white.

If that isn`t enough, think about all the inner city schools full of hispanics and blacks. Deep South schools full of post-slavery blacks. New York City and its mix. No learning, all failures.

Carlos Mencia had a bit about how and why asians were sucessful; it is a little bit racial but the rest of it was becuase of their effort, and not even that, asian kid`s parents busting their butt to get at least a B average.

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Male 591
To be completely honest, I never smoked pot before, and never had any urge to, the real reason I am moving, is cause that is where my GF lives since her dad moved ~her parents divorced, 6 months of the year she lives here, the other 6 months she lives over there~ she finishes her school this year, and she will move back with me here, then we move over there after we get married, since we figure it will be easier since she is a citizen of both countries.
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Male 1,497
mai egimakatun ez bade tow AKappah!
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Female 993
I`m scared for our future teachers. There will be so many rules along with the No Child Left Behind stuff that writing a curriculum will be difficult. Address the ones with low intellegence, everyone will get bored. Focus on the norm, the gifted will still be bored and the lesser will get frustrated. I think the principal was on to something when he wanted teachers to change the way they teach; however, don`t lower the standards, just be flexible with the way children learn.
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Male 814
If you give a stupid kid an A now, he`s just gonna go to university and kill himself when he can`t hack it there
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Male 1,590
That, and pot is legal there. ;-)
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Male 591
take my classes with are dumb as rocks, even my teacher keeps referencing my own essays, because they make more sense then what SHE would say. It`s sickening.. this is why I am moving to the Netherlands in 2 years.
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Male 591
I think its an excuse to give them more money, most establishments give money to the ones that do the best, and weed out the institutions that can`t teach their kids. However, I also believe its the students more then the teachers, a lot of people use their home life as an excuse not to learn, instead of trying to apply themselves. If it was bad enough where you can`t study or learn, or do your homework, thats where you take it to child services or something. I don`t like the dumb it down standards either, most countries in europe and asia, teach their kids 2-3 languages as mandatory, including english, when they START school, where as we have to take it as elective? That isn`t right. I took the time to learn 4 languages outside of school just to stay on par with the rest of the world, as well as take free online classes (not for college or anything) to learn physics and astronomy. Right now I am taking IT programs, after reading up on it, and it shocks me that other people I..
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Female 47
oohhh.
"theyre not growing up in the same conditons we did"
or something like that is what the principle said.

well maybe if his generation didnt fu*k things up so much then it wouldnt be that way.

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Male 162
This is what you get when the government is in charge of things. I don`t think their bosses are going to lower standards to compensate for their lazy-ass employees.
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Male 425
Standards should not be lowered. Schools should be split, giving limited education to the idiots and giving the best the best education. We should not be wasting effort and money on kids that cannot handle learning.

If kids are dumb, leave them behind and elevate the best. Elitism in education works.

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Female 36
oh thank god, for a second there i thought I was gonna have to go to Iraq but luckily some stupid kidn can take my place :D
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Male 842
I`ve always wondered what would happen if the U.S. made secondary education a choice...We`d probably end up with the same result, except it wouldn`t be the teachers fault.
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Female 430
and they will continue to be poor because of bad schooling
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Female 2,196
most of the stuff u learn in school is pointless
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Female 6

Erm, is that surprising? Public education has been about moving at the pace of the slowest snail for at least a decade. It`s not "fair", you see, to allow morons to fail. It`s much more fair to let everyone graduate, even if they can`t pass a basic spelling test or do long division.
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Male 10,440
""If you are not passing more than 65 percent of your students in a class, then you are not designing your expectations to meet their abilities, and you are setting your students up for failure, which, in turn, limits your success as a professional.""...

YOU DAMNED FOOL! go talk to all 5 of my profs. they`ll insult you more accurately than I can.

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Male 174
"No word back yet from the principal."

`Cause hes probably in Mexico or fleeing to Mexico as we speak.

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Male 908
It makes sense cause I live in area somewhat like that...

I think they shouldn`t do it though...because I can almost promise those kids who are not passing don`t want to be there and are probably just slanging dope while they are there causing problems...I hate them...
I hope they become bullet catchers

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Female 1,534
ahh i can see why hes saying to lower the standards...in my home town..SO many people failed their classes cause they were too interested in talking to their friends about the party they were going to go to after school until 3am...and yet they can take 2 hours to do their hair in the morning...plus an hour for makeup..uhh..my highschool was good...but it was SOOO full of drama and idiots
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Male 13
Don`t u wish u went to school there? Those kids are gonna be perfect for the army someday, bless their little hearts. I wondered where the military were getting their new recruits.
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Female 38
I hate to say it but living in America sometimes embarrasses me.
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Male 1,287
smarter students equals lower enlistment rate for military. Why would we want smarter citizens when we can raise bullet-catchers instead?
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Male 58
^^...and not healthcare for our kids, who cares if our kids are sick as long as we have tanks in iraq!

Who would expect Bush to care about education? He doesn`t have one, himself

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Male 2,958
We need that money for the war, dammit.
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Female 151
^^

Can`t get smarter teachers unless you pay them. Can`t pay them unless the State has money.
State doesn`t get money unless the Feds give it to them.
Feds can`t give money until Congress passes an education spending bill
Congress can`t pass it unless the President approves it.....

and our president has vetoed three THIS YEAR.

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Female 215
HarryBalszak^^^^
What we really need is smarter teachers...

I AGREE!

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Female 151
I kept thinking as it was loading "Please not Florida please not Florida..." And a little happy tingle ran through me when I saw it was Harlem.

See... in Florida we have the single greatest number of "Drop Out Factories" in the United States. 163 of 319 high schools have a dropout rate of 40% OR MORE!!

When I moved here from New York city to start the fourth grade year... they wanted to move me to the seventh grade, because THIRD GRADE IN NEW YORK IS EQUAL TO SIXTH GRADE IN FLORIDA!!!!!!!


I`m so homeschooling my kids.

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Male 1,590
What we really need is smarter teachers.
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Male 901
lol mine tacher dumd down our standards and i are not ungood at speiling in all!
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Male 315
Seems like some of the kids interviewed wanted to improve standards instead of lower them. Clearly the problem stems from the administration, not the students.
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Male 991
Maybe their standards were too high?
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Male 169
I think that if less than 65% of the class is passing, the standards should be lowered. There`s nothing so great about expecting every student to be a genius. In one of my classes the highest grade was a B+ and it just sucks, an A+ should definitely represent the brightest student, not the limit of the teacher`s standards.
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Male 307
i need some coddling; i only passed 1/5 classes this semester. i guess that means i need to LURK MOAR
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Male 188
Our society has become so pussified.

It shouldn`t be a big effing deal for a teacher to give a student an F - the grade in itself doesn`t mean that student is a failure, it just means he didn`t grasp the material within a certain time frame for whatever reason, and needs more time on it. This "oh don`t fail him, he tried hard" fagotry has resulted in way too many clueless morons attaining high level positions they don`t deserve.

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Male 1,265
What, nobody`s going to start putting down people in the US being stupid? What`s the hold-up?
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Male 4,012
AKappy wins. Can`t think of any way to beat that :(
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Male 734
This is sorta a hard one to call. If only 65% of the students are passing school-wide, than it`s not a problem with individual teachers. This leaves a limited set of solutions that could be used, and sadly enough, the principal used one. Do I agree with the principal? No. Do I think there was justification what (s)he did? Yes.
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Male 880
Its not because they are poor, its because they are black, and therefore not as smart... duh.
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Male 610
I don`t need the principal to tell me how to fail!!
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Male 458
"it`s like cheating yourselves"

well yeah but with the principal`s permission

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Male 307
y moar news articles?
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Male 2,616
Mai prinsipple did the saym theeng and mai ejacashin wuz gud.
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Male 152
Jeez, thats pretty screwed up
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Male 19,861
Link: Principal Tells Teachers To Dumb-Down Standards [Rate Link] - The principal`s memo is written verbatim in the article, and yeah--those kids are in trouble when they get older.
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