Detroit parents want teachers, officials jailed over low test scores

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    Detroit parents want DPS teachers, officials jailed over low test scores | detnews.com | The Detroit News

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    There is no legal reason to jail anyone for it. However perhaps some firings would do. As for the board, they are elected. If the Parents do not like how the system in their city is working perhaps they could get off their fat asses and find and elect people they think can get the job done?

    Further how about a study to find out how many of the failing students parents bothered to do a damn thing about their kids scores? Now there might be someone to jail for child neglect.
     
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    Considering that nearly the only children left in Detroit are likely living in poverty, there are multiple strikes going here. Detroit is failing and is nearly an abandoned city. Jobs? Nope. What sort of teachers are left there? Obviously not highly qualified.

    I don't know what the school budget is like or class sizes. In general children from lower income homes are not likely to have 'enriched' backgrounds that include regular visits to the library, museums, other cultural experiences. Parents are less likely to be supportive of homework and involved with schools. Question then becomes, can the schools help foster of love of learning and a sense of possibility for future learning? Field trips help, but require busing and other costs involved. Is the money there?
     
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    What would the charge be?
     
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    The only way to get Fired as a Teacher in the Public System is to Beat 'em or Fuck 'em...

    And even then the NEA has been Known to Act like the Catholic Church did during the Priest Scandals of Recent Decades.

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    Of course there will be nothing to charge them with. That's how dumb these parents are. But there have been many allegations of corruption by the business administrators The money has not been getting to the kids. My guess is next year, the test will be dumbed down so everyone passes.

    What kind of parent doesn't know their kid can't read?.
     
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    Generational Slavery?...

    :)

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    The kind that doesn't give a shit and expects everyone else to do their job for them.
     
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    I believe that if a near majority fail a test, there is a good chance that the test is the problem, or certainly a big part of it. I also believe that teaching to the test robs the students of a real education.
    Just a thought or two.
     
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