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Old 03-03-2021, 10:10 AM
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according to his mom, it's all the school's fault.

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“Why would he do three more years in school? He didn't fail, the school failed him. The school failed at their job. They failed. They failed, that's the problem here. They failed. They failed. He didn't deserve that.”
https://foxbaltimore.com/news/projec...s-with-013-gpa
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:12 AM
 
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Education is racist you know. We must lower the standards so the "oppressed" can perform better. The teachers unions know what is best.
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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“I feel like they never gave my son an opportunity, like if there was an issue with him, not advancing or not progressing, that they should have contacted me first, three years ago,” said France.
Shows you how involved/interested in her son's education this parent was. Probably had no idea what kind of grades he was making. Just didn't care.
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:25 AM
 
Location: New Yugoslavia
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A view of that student's activity out of the classroom (if he even bothers showing up) would tell us all we need to know about why he is failing.
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:30 AM
 
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It's Baltimore Public Schools. It's a system fraught with corruption; in 2019, it was revealed that students who missed 100 or more days of school per school year were still able to graduate. Whistleblowers were intimidated or warned to stay silent. The school system authorities just care about having the right-looking statistics and push kids through from one grade to the next despite the fact these teenagers are almost literally illiterate.

There are cases elsewhere where the failures of students, parents, and schools to produce successful students are not this drastic. But when kids don't learn much during 4 years of high school, how can they expected to compete at the university level with fellow high school graduates who DID study, who DID learn, who DID get good grades? And how could affirmative action possibly solve this issue?
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:31 AM
 
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There are no words to describe this situation.

Perhaps the US should give guardians/parents the option of some sort of pre-military school for students who show to be incompatible with the school system for whatever reasons. For example if a student’s GPA falls into the bottom 2-3% nationally — parents have the option of going the military route (assuming the child is physically and mentally healthy).

Perhaps a military compromised of capable people who would’ve otherwise fell into the prison system or drugs.

The actual military school part may cost society money but I bet it pays huge dividends with less drugs, murder, prison lifers, etc.
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:33 AM
 
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How often did he request teacher guidance if he was struggling in courses?
Our school allowed students to have one free period to request special studies to improve their learning skills , usually peer to peer support to help the student . Or a teacher's aide.
It was ultimately the students responsibility to ask for help. The teacher no doubt addressed these concerns ea h marking period.
I think this mother is a source of the problem if she thinks the school failed.
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:33 AM
 
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If you read the article, it is actually a fair point they're making to assume that if you go from Algebra I to Algebra II, that well, you probably aren't failing. This seems more a case of a school system that messed up, as opposed to solely individual responsibility issues.
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:35 AM
 
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Tiffany France thought her son would receive his diploma this coming June. But after four years of high school, France just learned, her 17-year-old must start over. He’s been moved back to ninth grade.
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His transcripts show he’s passed just three classes in four years, earning 2.5 credits, placing him in ninth grade. But France says she didn’t know that until February.
Sounds like lousy parenting.

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There are no words to describe this situation.

Perhaps the US should give guardians/parents the option of some sort of pre-military school for students who show to be incompatible with the school system for whatever reasons. For example if a student’s GPA falls into the bottom 2-3% nationally — parents have the option of going the military route (assuming the child is physically and mentally healthy).

Perhaps a military compromised of capable people who would’ve otherwise fell into the prison system or drugs.

The actual military school part may cost society money but I bet it pays huge dividends with less drugs, murder, prison lifers, etc.
Wouldn’t even help in this situation. The parent wasn’t paying any attention.
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Old 03-03-2021, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Katy,Texas
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according to his mom, it's all the school's fault.


https://foxbaltimore.com/news/projec...s-with-013-gpa
It really is, if he can be absent 272 school days of the 4 years, and the school never contact the parent. Or if a teacher never even attempted to organized a parent-teacher conference. It's one thing to be ignorant of your child, but clearly the school isn't putting any effort to inform the parents that their child is failing. My question is though, what about the school website. She clearly wasn't putting enough effort at her own end. But she would be in jail in most school districts if her student was absent for more than a year and a half of high school. Truancy laws demand that.
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