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Old 07-03-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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Yes, we can, and many of us do donate a great deal of time and money to support public schools, but let's remember that an educated, employable populace benefits the nation as a whole, not just parents.
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Old 07-03-2011, 05:17 PM
 
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Cut the administrators and facillitators who never teach the kids...cut the special education department ( 6-10 kids in a classroom) for mild/moderate students and put them in regular education classes with instructional aides...cut the many school psychologists who serve no real purpose...hire more teachers and classified staff.
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:09 AM
 
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Cut the administrators and facillitators who never teach the kids...cut the special education department ( 6-10 kids in a classroom) for mild/moderate students and put them in regular education classes with instructional aides...cut the many school psychologists who serve no real purpose...hire more teachers and classified staff.
Children in ESE are already mandated by federal law for "least restrictive" placement. If they're not in a gen ed classroom, there are distinct reasons.

I'm with you on administration, though. I've been asking for two years what an "at large" principal does, and even teachers and vice principals don't know. The school board isn't saying. I can only assume they don't do much, since they don't actually have a school to administer, but still draw $90K+ paychecks, plus benefits.
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