U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-13-2008, 05:47 AM
 
14,559 posts, read 27,002,199 times
Reputation: 5039
LAKEWOODER--thanks for the link--
article basically replays my mantra--science and math and special ed--now foreign languages--but not English or social studies (too many coaches in that field) in short supply---
and yet--did you notice the article mentioned how many students in Irving ISD are English-language-challenged---
makes no sense to me that you have students who are STRUGGLING to learn English--which they need to gain higher level MATH and SCIENCE concepts--especially when they enter Irving ISD in jr high or high school--yet English teachers are once again at the bottom of the desired teaching fields---
paying stipens to people for teaching Math and Science when they ALL have to pass TAKS English just creates a harsh working enviornment--
my local ISD has been paying 45K to new teachers for couple of years--so that is not a surprising number--what is depressing is that you probably get less than 1000K a year raise from one teaching year to the next
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-13-2008, 09:53 AM
 
669 posts, read 1,039,278 times
Reputation: 61
Well you live in Bakersfield... not really part of CA.. best probably to leave to TX... if you can make it in another part of CA best of luck- I know though it's tough!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-13-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Texas
8,063 posts, read 11,350,003 times
Reputation: 3539
loves2read,
You're exactly right and the administrators don't seem to get it. Why is it obvious to everyone else that if the students can't read at grade level, they're going to struggle with other subjects?! But ELA isn't valued as it should be by those in charge. They think it's some frivolous subject where we just have the kids sit around pondering existential poetry.

They try to skimp on ELA, too. They'll load up the classes so they're really large instead of hiring more teachers and creating more sections. I had to teach two whole grade levels (reg. English and AP) plus a section of Practical Writing, so I had five preps. By the end of the day, the janitors could have mopped the floor with me and I had to go home and grade all of those papers. Every English teacher I know has huge classes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-13-2008, 02:40 PM
 
15,969 posts, read 25,409,286 times
Reputation: 5899
And the politicians are clueless.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-29-2008, 06:48 PM
 
669 posts, read 1,039,278 times
Reputation: 61
did you find a school district?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-01-2008, 03:17 PM
 
1,994 posts, read 2,648,317 times
Reputation: 585
All I know is that in West Texas, no matter what the econmics are, no matter what the shortages are, football coaches are always hired regardless of their teaching fields. Get your priorities straight! Football trumps math, science, English, etc. any day.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top