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crabtreecom

Ms. Townsend - thank you for your very thoughtful and supportive letter - Rita Crabtree

angelat1305

We are most appreciative for your concern for positive learner outcomes for ALL children and for having the courage to make that known! I tried to contact you by phone to no avail. Thanks again.

Le Ecrivain

Learning is social. There is a significant body of work in the professional research literature on the subject. By congregating the poverty as the school districts have done, they have done this to the student body. Turning the teachers into greater tyrants won't help. Our excellent dear leaders produced a division between independent school district and county school district that ensures massive learning disparities. The problem is too severe to change. It would be pleasant to stop seeing the leadership get rewarded for maintaining it. Economists call it human capital. Psychologists call it social learning. Bevin loves the public sector employee, and the Democrat ticket specifically selected teachers for running mates. This problem will not be remedied through the system and it will be up to the parents to ensure their children are fit for migration to better economic zones.

angelat1305

Thanks for your comments with which I thoroughly agree. Much of the malaise comes from local city planning committees and city government's reluctance to engage in fair play. That is exactly what has happened here with the incessant building of homes and schools over the past few years.

Enough Already

Interesting that these failing public schools can't turn out an acceptable product but they absolutely don't want funding for charter schools because that might hurt the public school system. I suggest that it is more like they will have to put forth the effort to educate these kids properly or lose the students to more competent charter schools.

ewc3

RIght in the Bullseye.

angelat1305

Thanks for assigning the blame where it belongs; blaming the students is indeed victim blaminng.

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