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Old 09-28-2013, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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Good idea Tom. Let's compare one of the nation's largest urban school districts (a very diverse one both racially and economically) to counties in rural KY. Tom, it doesn't add up. JCPS needs work but has some great schools and as evidenced in that story, is making all of the important strides.
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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this is not about comparing school districts. What you don't seem to want to care about is there are 60,000 children who are failing! Those 60,000 children will enter our work forces or more likely welfare lines, and many will go to prison. There are no comparisons to be made. This is about lives who have but one chance to get a good education, or face 2/3 of their lives in poverty at best.

Strides are important, but $100,000,000 for busing could better serve 60,000 children with quality education in a class room rather than a "back of the bus" course in sociology.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:00 PM
 
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this is not about comparing school districts. What you don't seem to want to care about is there are 60,000 children who are failing! Those 60,000 children will enter our work forces or more likely welfare lines, and many will go to prison. There are no comparisons to be made. This is about lives who have but one chance to get a good education, or face 2/3 of their lives in poverty at best.

Strides are important, but $100,000,000 for busing could better serve 60,000 children with quality education in a class room rather than a "back of the bus" course in sociology.
Tom, have you ever been to a big, inner city? Have you seen the schools in Chicago? LA? How about mud sized cities like Memphis? I rest my case.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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What?????????? you are resting your case that children in Chicago, Memphis, LA, and every other major city are worthy of only being told, "you just wait, we're getting better." Is that the quality of education and life you want your children to be forced to accept? Last time I tried, putting a brick on a child's head didn't keep them from growing.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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I know this might anger or frustrate you Peter... but why don't you do a poll? You're asking some good questions, but why don't you ask others besides me? I don't hold a lot of weight with you, so poll others. Ask them if they had a choice, which school district they would hope to send their child to. Ask JCPS why they don't build Dupont Manual, etc bigger? Ask them why the lessons on the back of a school bus are more important than the lessons learned in the front of a classroom.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:44 PM
 
Location: NOVA
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In Fairfax county public schools, there are over 180,000 students and of the two.dozen high schools, all but three are ranked nationally in the top 500. The largest bus system exists in Fairfax county but they don't use their buses to ship their students across town. Diversity? Please. I couldn't even.pronounce half the names from.the last graduation. Defending Louisvilles bussing plan is crazy. There are schools in northern.Virginia with 80% Hispanic students and nobody.is calling for more bussing. Common arguments are grading system, course content, school lunches, but not how long the average student wastes.his life riding buses throughout his life. Couldn't believe the audience was clapping at the success of teaching to.50%.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:40 PM
 
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Guess Who's Lived There and Done That?!

ME! Specifically JCPS! ME! Not Tom, and certainly not "Peter."

JCPS has Major Problems, and I'm stymied and disconcerted at the approaches and MAJOR PLAYERS who are INEFFECTIVE!
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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No, I haven't lived in any of those big cities. Won't either, but I have seen, even had to pay for much of the damage done.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:14 PM
 
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BUT, you,TOM DO live There.........NOT in a Big City, but outside of a Medium Sized one.
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