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Sounds like perhaps the parents are finally starting to ask questions. The sad thing is that there are likely tons of other things covered up that they have yet to ask about, judging from the last story about this. The community needs to mobilize and get organized even more than this first a…

Hans...I had actually heard A LOT about that issue. I have always wondered why the community-at-large allows things to be swept under the rug like that. If I had kids in the district, I'd want to know that kind of information!

While I applaud Dr. K's allegiance to a district that has paid him more than a teacher's annual salary for a few months "consulting" work, I think I will listen to those that are just a BIT less biased.

Yeah...I usually defend public education to the end, as I used to be there. Something doesn't add up here--at all. But thinking you'll ever know the cover-ups that occur is foolhardy. Usually (and I am not stating this about this district, because I don't know) when something like this happe…

Read the article, jjones. This would replace the late starts, which were evidently a bust at the elementary level.

TheYemen:
Not to mention, it's "principal"--unless, of course, he's saying each school should only have 2 important things to focus on. :)

Uhhh...Hans...read a little more carefully. VanLeer was "happy." Frank Wood, the principal, who is going to be the head cheerleader as he should be, was "thrilled." If you're going to blast someone, be accurate.

SteveG: Calm down. Wow...you're being grossly misinformed on the "failed" school system. What if I told you that the achievement of the general population of kids in the United States far surpasses that of most other countries? The US educates ALL kids, not just the top and brighte…

Ah, stc, the battle cry of the ignorant. "No Child Left Behind" leaves every child and school behind. Stc, do you know any of the facts of this document? A school is called "failing" if more than a handful of kids tests at a certain level. This test is taken by the mental…

Logically: I would agree with your statement, but not with this bill--and not with teacher's pay based solely--or even 50%--on student test scores. First of all, China and Japan do not teach all students. We do. Comparing us to them is apples and oranges. Second, if you have never been in a …