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School grades are in

No overall ratings given in new system

August 24, 2013

Local residents used to area schools receiving mostly “effective” and “excellent” ratings — with a few “continuous improvements” scattered in — on the annual state report cards may have been......

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Aug-24-13 9:46 PM

By its very nature, gerrymandering cuts both ways, no matter which party is in power. The majority cuts the close districts in their favor and lumps the minority party into areas into fewer districts. If you think that 80% of the people are happy with their elected officials, do a simple google search.

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Aug-24-13 6:01 PM

"People who actually count, the people who vote for their member of congress, highly approve of their representatives' performance as evidenced by the more than 80 percent re-election rates."

I would attribute the 80% re-election rates to rampant gerrymandering.

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Aug-24-13 4:37 PM

I also agree 100% with oldhickory and JeffHess follow-up comment. That's where it all started.

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Aug-24-13 2:43 PM

The teachers I know don't want to teach to the ridiculous standards they're being required to teach. I know excellent teachers who have left their profession because of a combination of things. The "new" standards, mainstreaming of students regardless of their abilities, and having no ability to enforce discipline in the classroom. Teachers are powerless these days to control anything in the classroom.

And that's why some of the younger members of my family have decided that one parent will stay home to care for and educate their children, while the other earns money. And it's why another is a Montessori school teacher.

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Aug-24-13 11:27 AM

Let's hear it for Wolf Creek Schools!

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Aug-24-13 11:07 AM

Ahh, if only we could turn back the clock to the days before "No Child"!

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Aug-24-13 11:07 AM

ODE changes things because schools only teach to pass the states test. You can bet with this new grading system all the schools will drop in grades. Time for the teachers to step up and actually teach instead of just studying for one big test.

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Aug-24-13 9:54 AM

The ODE has nothing better to do but sit in their high priced offices and make up more crap with which the schools must comply. Reduce the top heavy - get rid of the ODE and let the local supers handle their own. Meanwhile, parents get in there and fight for your child's education and don't take excuses for answers.

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Aug-24-13 9:29 AM

I agree Jeff .

The goverment is letting the people run the schools , with minimal help from them.

This is only a guide line for schools to improve in certian areas.

Southeastern Ohio is and will always lack in the education they need at a college level .


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