Comments: Twas the Night Before the EOC

These people are .... "educating" our children.

Posted by Web at July 16, 2014 06:31 AM

Your experience has hit a nerve with me unassociated with this SNAFU...but, making my blood boil nonetheless.

WHY CAN NO ONE RETURN A PHONE CALL EVER WITHOUT, PERHAPS, AN ACT OF GOD?

Sorry, but this makes me insane. Everyone I speak with, no matter where you are in the United States of America.....returns a call in a timely manner. Why must you call and call and call.

And, school administrator, are you so ignorant that you can not imagine that a parent contacting you 20 times needs an answer?

Posted by Trudy at July 16, 2014 07:26 AM

I had to show up at the school at 8am as testing began at 9. Where was my son to be? At 8:35 I finally found someone. I was told later she didn't call me because she didn't have an answer. I said... that IS an answer!!!

Here's the thing... we have some amazing teachers out there. We have some great teachers out there. We have some crap teachers out there. The crap teachers are NOT the majority, however, the inability to get rid of them and the damage they do has caused a whole other set of problems... like mandatory testing.

When so many kids graduate who cannot read, write, and add... there is blame that be spread, including a breakdown of our society. Punk kids with crappy parents are part of the equation.

Testing like we do is not the answer. If I were queen... I'd have other answers, but I would be accused of trampling on someone's civil rights or making people feel bad about themselves.

Posted by Bou at July 16, 2014 11:46 AM

I don't mean to hijack your blog, but this is what makes me upset.... I do not consider myself an ignorant person, but I can't do advanced math to save my life. I barely made it through Algebra and the minute I did not have to take it, I was done.

But, I can add, subtract, multiply and divide. I can figure out what the 30% off at Kohl's looks like for me....and, perform perhaps the greatest mathematical challenge....I CAN GIVE BACK CHANGE IN MY HEAD.

Your son sounds like an amazing person and will make an excellent adult...he just isn't mathy.

It seems to me that just throwing a test at someone is not the way to go. But the worse part is the lack of common courtesy...call someone back....why not teach those things?

Posted by Trudy at July 16, 2014 12:11 PM

And that's it, he's not mathey. And he'll probably be far more successful in life that I will be. He's got great interpersonal communication skills. This testing thing is making me nuts.

The lack of returned phone calls throws me over the dang edge.

Posted by Bou at July 16, 2014 09:27 PM

So did he get to take the test???

Posted by The Thomas at July 17, 2014 08:56 PM