Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by CuriousGo, Mar 10, 2009.
I definately think that Mr. Burton is a gentleman, he is the only Supervisor that went to comfort Ms. Waters who was in tears about the CIP & HS6 vote, after she stormed out (during Buckley's comments). In fact Mr. Burton actually collected Ms. Waters belongings from the Dias, so she wouldn't have to return to the room after her melodramatic exit.
Waters conduct during the HS6 & CIP debate was truly disrespectful and unprofessional.
Is there video of this? They tape most of the meetings.
Should be, if they video tape it, it becomes an a pseudo official document so it should be someplace. Maybe online?
Here's a linky:
Scroll down to the 2nd story and there you go. HILARIOUS!!! (Wouldn't be so funny if she were MY Supervisor, then I would be mortified and embarrassed).
Ms.Waters is a disgrace as a public official. How much you want to bet she ends up in some type of investigation for wrong doing before it's over???
I bet $50.00....
OMG! What a nut bag!
I apologize if I offend but frankly from what I have seen over the years, LCPS is useless and the SOL's prove it.
You want useless...move to Charlottesville and send you kids to those schools! OMG!
What do the SOL's prove? Briar Woods has a 98% pass rate???
Don't get me started on BW. This would be the same school that has a sign on the bathrooms that say "Boy's" or "Girl's" Yes, those 5 stalls are for the exclusive use one boy or girl.
That's just ignorant. As a faculty member at Briar Woods, I have never seen a bathroom that is not clearly marked Boys Restroom or Girls Restroom. We also have separate Mens and Womens rooms for the faculty. This kind of ignorant talk is what starts rumors that we have to waste our time putting down. I'm not saying that our school is perfect, but please find a legitimate complaint that we can discuss.
Ignorant means that I am unaware of what I speak. I can tell you that both my wife and I saw with our own eyes the signs of which I speak when we attended open night there last year. Possibly, since I pointed it out to the principal, they fixed the signs since then.
But regardless, I know what I saw and my wife saw it too. In fact, she pointed it out to me.
Not much, other than you can teach a child to answer questions by memorizing specific terms or concepts. It takes years to get children ready to pass an SOL.
Personally, I do not have children, but I have taught in secondary school systems, we are doing a disservice to our children and our future requiring SOL's and test of this nature. Schools need to teach how to learn, critical thinking and problems solving. Currently all schools just worry about how their SOL scores will look next year, how to maintain or improve their rating since it's tied directly to how much funding they will receive from the FED. It's a travesty.
No child left behind is a joke, all the children are being left behind.
I agree that SOLs, as they are being implemented, are not an effective method of evaluating education efforts.
But what should be used instead?
Especially when federal funding is involved, there needs to be some objective and standard way of measuring and evaluating this fuzzy thing we call "learnin".
SOLs may or may not suck, but they may be the best worst solution to the problem.
The flaw in the logic in all of this is assuming there is a direct connection between the skill of the teacher and the scores of the students.
I believe the poster was pointing out that there was an apostrophe where there should not have been one. I admit errors like that are a pet peeve of mine, but to judge a school poorly because a clerk at the central office made a grammatical mistake when ordering the sign or the manufacturer made it oncorrectly and the staff didn't give replacing the sign high priority - or perhaps paid insufficient attention to a small detail, because there were more important issues at hand - seems unreasonable.
That's true, they had bigger things to ignore like the empty liquor bottle I found on the sidewalk of the school on open night. When I turned it into the office all they said was "Did you find this in the school?" I said "No, it was on the sidewalk in front of the school." She said, "thank god, it wasn't in the school." So I guess by that definition a drug free school zone ends at the front door and not the entire property.
Then there was the time that I found entire pads of blank permission slips in my sons backpack. I can only assume that the people that sign kids in were just being careless in leaving these blank pads all over the place and kids were just picking them up and writing their own excused absences.
And it doesn't end there. It gets more serious, much more serious. And that is all I can legally say. Take my word for it. BWHS is not the perfect little slice of educational heaven that you may believe it to be.
I too was as oblivious to this underworld as any other parent until my son got caught. Then I learned things that I had no idea were going on.
Parents need to get more involved. Ask questions and demand answers. That is the only way.
Just my opinion and not an indictment, but for most of the issues you detailed, blame the students, not the school. FWIW, EVERY school has its' problem students and just about EVERY student will commit some infraction be it small or expulsion-worthy.
You did hit it on the head, "parents need to get involved" at school AND at home.
I assume you know possession of prescription pads is a felony...
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