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Old 08-31-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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Maybe it's time to look at who sits on the school board, who runs the teachers union and who they are in bed with. I am curious, as a percentage, of the people who have valid complaints have either:

A. Attended a school board meeting.
B. Made an informed decision at the ballot of who gets to sit on the maligned board of the CCSD.
C. Not made an effort to attend an open house.
D. Joined the PTA.
E. Made time for learning outside of school.

If you haven't, maybe this thread will inspire you to do so. I hope it does.

I see first hand how little involvement there is in this town and that is a big part of it.

Teachers can't strike. Parents can.

 
Old 08-31-2010, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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The biggest problem with the schools here in Nevada is the unwillingness to properly fund them. My daughter attends Givens Elementary. This is her second year there after switching from a private school. Last year it was a 12 month school and the education she received was every bit as good if not better than what she received in private school. This was because of the TEACHER she had....this year she also appears to have another awesome teacher. The school is ridiculously overcrowded going from 12 month to 9 month but I have to say the teachers seem to be taking it in stride. We really need to be more aware when we vote and start putting our children first. No parent enjoys sending their child to an over populated school and not everyone has the option of private or homeschooling so cast your vote wisely this November!!!

I have 3 girls and the older 2 are doing public for the first time this year at Palo Verde. They are both in all honors classes. I have already emailed each one of their teachers explaining what our expectations our for our children and what we expect of them at home and at school. This includes behavior, study habits, assignment turn in etc. I always ask to be notified immediately of any issues so that we can deal with them right away.

I am happy to report that although Palo claims to have almost 3000 students I received emails back from each one of their teachers....12 in all....thanking me for my support and affirming that they will keep in touch with me throughout the year.

I am nervous about whether we have made the correct decision in pulling our girls from private and putting them into public but I am also confident in our parenting skills and knowing that we place a HUGE emphasis on education in our home ( I also teach for CCSD) I think it will be ok.
 
Old 08-31-2010, 08:32 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Where you been? Long time no read..

Check the LA times sequence above. Interesting.

PV waddles on overloaded as it has been forever. They keep trying to put a new high school in at Alexander and TeePee and we keep telling them we are very happy with Centennial . I do think they are going to try and site one in the old gravel pit behind Lone Mountain which gets closed down soon. That is even cheaper than Alexander and the locals won't organize lynch mobs.

Aside from not wanting a high school in that locale one of the big objections was breaking up the RNP between two schools.....all we semi-rural types like each other.
 
Old 08-31-2010, 09:48 PM
 
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Parents are the kids primary teachers, teachers can only do so much, parents have to get their kids involved and encourage them to be well rounded. Discipline really plays a big part. It does not help though that we keep hearing bad things from CSSD. When I was in school during my younger years, my class was averaging 40 and I was living in a 3rd world country, I was raised by my grandparents. I'm currently in the military, have won numerous academic awards, I'm currently in a career field advancement training and so far I have scored perfect on 7 out of 8 technical test, 1 more to go and I will have a perfect record. The size of my class when I was in school nor my poor economic background certainly did not stop me from becoming successful person, it was because of how I was brought up. Unless you live in Detroit you really can't complain.
 
Old 08-31-2010, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Where you been? Long time no read..

Check the LA times sequence above. Interesting.

PV waddles on overloaded as it has been forever. They keep trying to put a new high school in at Alexander and TeePee and we keep telling them we are very happy with Centennial . I do think they are going to try and site one in the old gravel pit behind Lone Mountain which gets closed down soon. That is even cheaper than Alexander and the locals won't organize lynch mobs.

Aside from not wanting a high school in that locale one of the big objections was breaking up the RNP between two schools.....all we semi-rural types like each other.
The biggest thing I noticed was how run down it seems....but after the shiny new Bishop Gorman I suppose anything would seem rundown....both girls commented after two days of school about the general disrespect towards the teachers....I, of course, was already aware of this since I have been teaching in the public schools for years.

I printed out the LA times article so that I can read it and really understand it.....you always manage to find some good articles!! I've been lurking but I must confess I've become a Facebook addict which limits my citydata time
 
Old 08-31-2010, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Kailua Kona, HI
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I thought so, too. But autism is the new 'fashionable' replacement disease for ADHD. I'm not talking plate-spinning, total withdrawal autism...but rather what yesterday's ADHD-leaning parents are calling autism spectrum????

Look for the cute puzzle-ribbon-magnets on the back of the soccer-mom's SUV's.

I guess calling it "autism" gives it some medical validity...over ADHD.
amen to that! every other kid I meet lately has autism, according to his parents. 25 years ago, they all had ADHD. before that, I guess, they were just brats! LOL (okay now just kidding a bit here) I speak from experience, having had one of my (adopted) children give me fits for years while I listened to all these "experts" tell me this or that was wrong and he needed this or that drug to fix him. Short story is, my pediatrician was right when he was about 2 and I was talking to him he said "you know, he is just different than your other kids and so you think something is wrong. Nothing wrong, he is just a difficult child." Boy was he right.
 
Old 09-01-2010, 12:06 AM
 
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Anything ending with !!!1 should be ignored.
NO, not that! I'm kind of fond of adding numerous exclamation points and often a 1 is thrown in there on accident. When I see a 1 after a row of exclamation marks I feel I have found a kindred spirit.
 
Old 09-01-2010, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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Because I cannot believe how many students they jam into a school. My daughters class actually has 20 students which makes up for my other annoyances with this school. .
20 students in a class is alot???? they had 40-50 in cleveland.. kids should get used to it.. in college, i had lectures with 300+ and my classes were 40+
 
Old 09-01-2010, 12:16 AM
 
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Sadly the major problem with education here in Las Vegas has to do with the parents.

I couldn't agree with this comment more. However, you couldn't be more wrong on your reasoning.

The reason parents are the problem is because they entrust their child's learning to a government ran indoctrination system. And this system also decides what is acceptable for private schools. Private schools can not teach whatever they want.


Believe it or not, but the schools are producing the type of dumb downed worker that all socialist systems expect. You can not raise everyone to good grades, but if you start bringing them to school at early ages, it is easier to dumb them down and train them to never think critically. So they will all be more equal. The schools don't want to produce citizens that ask questions or learn on their own. That's why they are given tons of busy work, keep the brain busy instead of thinking about life and matters of actual importance.

So yes, it is the parents fault.




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Old 09-01-2010, 12:59 AM
 
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I thought so, too. But autism is the new 'fashionable' replacement disease for ADHD. I'm not talking plate-spinning, total withdrawal autism...but rather what yesterday's ADHD-leaning parents are calling autism spectrum????

Look for the cute puzzle-ribbon-magnets on the back of the soccer-mom's SUV's.

I guess calling it "autism" gives it some medical validity...over ADHD.
As someone clincally diagnosed with Aspergers (An offshoot of Autism), I can tell you it's not fake. Maybe if you saw 5 yr olds who couldn't speak you'd might think something is wrong, no?

BTW, Most of us (Aspies) are not the ones causing the epic decline in America's schools. That sadly is more a result of the kids who come from homes where no one gives a snap.



I agree that ADHD however sometimes can be hype.
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