SRVUSD students excel in standardized testing reports
Original post made on Aug 18, 2011
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on Aug 18, 2011 at 11:32 pm
Congratulations to all involved; it is nice to have some good news in these "interesting" times.
And special thanks to the teachers at Greenbrook, Country Club, Charlotte Wood, SRVHS & Monte Vista who gave our kids such a great start in life.
Way to go, SRVUSD!
on Aug 19, 2011 at 8:58 am
Yeah, sorry pedal power that I cannot share your joyful outlook on this little tidbit. Perhaps I can help Jessica with a more appropriate title:
"Students excel at becoming small automatons".
Yes, the schools here are good (with the strong exception of one aging & unhinged female Charlotte Wood teacher, who should have been fired a decade ago) - that's a primary reason many of us moved here. But this No Child Left Behind fiasco, and this idiotic Star testing, needs to be firmly placed in a dust bin of history where it belongs. We are extinguishing our kids creativity. If I hear one more idiot cliche on about "competing in the global economy" I'm going to vomit on their shoes.
on Aug 22, 2011 at 10:24 am
Those of us who attended public school in the 50's and 60's learned transferable subject content. We were not encouraged to believe that our uneducated opinions were of ultimate interest and importance. Content gave our generation a foundation upon which to reflect, evaluate, create and build new industries and new ideas.
We were able to "question authority" because we knew what "authority" was. Lack of standards promotes self-centered fuzzy thinking. National standards for education are imperative- IF the country values education for ALL. Countries who are leading the US in numbers(of engineers, scientists, etc.) have larger numbers of students to start. Only the top percentage of students in those countries are encouraged. Lesser performing students are dropped by the wayside. Hence the cheap labor pool in those countries.
btw: The data on all testing is subject to interpretation. Local schools are high performing; period. However, the tangled web of interpretation of testing data is self-serving, at best. Doesn't hurt property values, however.