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Old 06-08-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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May be the very best thing for CMS.....

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Peter Gorman resigns | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/06/08/2361224/peter-gorman-resigns.html - broken link)
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:48 PM
 
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Good riddance!
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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I suspect that "something" must have hit the fan! Now CMS will be going through the agonizing process of selecting his replacement. I'm sure the candidate "merry-go-round" will generate a lot of news in the coming months. I guess he figured it was time to get in the lifeboat and row away from the CMS Titanic .
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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Wow, I jumped on to check things out and find out some huge news!!!! Thanks for sharing.
It will be interesting to see what happens over the next several months.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:24 PM
 
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You can't blame all the problems on just one man. Probably smart of Mr. Gorman to get out now. The entire school district is a mess. Where does all the taxpaper money go? Every time you turn around the schools are asking for donations or holding fundraisers. They hold it over the student's head if they do not sell enough fundraising items, they get no prize. Next year, I will not be donating to anything. School supplies have to be bought by the parents. Teachers complain they don't make enough, so the parents are expected to dish it out. I've never seen a school district that does not have a Kindergarten graduation for the kids. I guess that would have to be funded by the parents, also. If you go to the school office for anything, you are told to go to the website for what you need. I see why people who can afford it, put their children in private schools. CMS is a huge mess, but it cannot all be blamed on Mr. Gorman. Take note school board, principals, teachers, and staff. Have to say schools have changed since I went to school. Nowadays, you get the bare essentials and everything else is do-it-yourself.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:42 PM
 
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[quote=Carmen11;19502287]You can't blame all the problems on just one man. Probably smart of Mr. Gorman to get out now. The entire school district is a mess. Where does all the taxpaper money go? Every time you turn around the schools are asking for donations or holding fundraisers. They hold it over the student's head if they do not sell enough fundraising items, they get no prize. Next year, I will not be donating to anything. School supplies have to be bought by the parents. Teachers complain they don't make enough, so the parents are expected to dish it out. I've never seen a school district that does not have a Kindergarten graduation for the kids. I guess that would have to be funded by the parents, also. If you go to the school office for anything, you are told to go to the website for what you need. I see why people who can afford it, put their children in private schools. CMS is a huge mess, but it cannot all be blamed on Mr. Gorman. Take note school board, principals, teachers, and staff. Have to say schools have changed since I went to school. Nowadays, you get the bare essentials and everything else is do-it-yourself.[/quote]


Is it too much to ask parents to buy pens, pencils, paper, glue sticks, crayons? I buy this stuff all year and the students act like I am supposed to when it runs out or complain when I tell them that they are wasting supplies and I will not be buying anymore. I buy materials for lab activities from my own pocket. So I really do not get the last prt of your post. I make sure my son has what he needs for school and donate to the school as well
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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My mom always told me...be careful what you wish for.

I wouldn't break out the party hats and noise makers until you see who will replace Dr. Gorman. It could get much, much worse.

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Old 06-08-2011, 01:53 PM
 
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Where did the money go? Well, there have been cuts. So the schools are receiving less -- MUCH less. The teachers also have little to no say about how CMS or their individual school spends their money, so I'm not sure why anyone would be blaming them. Do you think any teacher wants to be short on copy paper, notebook paper, or pencils? It's ridiculous.

As for fundraising pressure -- that may be more on your PTA. If it's a problem, consider voicing your concerns there.

IMO Gorman was a terrible superintendant who was all about media attention and being "innovative", regardless of whether his policies and ideas were actually solid, research-based, and/or helping boost student achievement. He always swore that he was committed to CMS, but obviously it was just a stepping stone to him (as it is with most people).

I don't know if the next person will be any better, but I sure hope so.
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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My mom always told me...be careful what you wish for.

I would break out the party hats and noise makers until you see who will replace Dr. Gorman. It could get much, much worse.


Agree.
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:02 PM
 
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I am guessing Michelle Rhee is not available.
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