"I know, I get so discouraged sometimes. I really care about the students and I see them be given such a dis-service when they are just pushed through. If the standards were set high from day one we wouldn't see this. When I work with these…"
"PVUSD did that one year too. They no longer allow it because more than 90% ever completed the requirements. If a student cannot pass AIMS which is really a basic competency test then they should not graduate. I am sick to death watching what is…"
"Our K-12 system does a terrible job teaching grammar and proper usage of the English language. Each and every time I have tried to address this issue I have run into a brick wall. I am entrenched in the Arizona education system and I agree with Anne…"
I will write that book some day. I have been keeping a journal.
I'm all for school choice, but there are some real drawbacks that I have seen and experienced. School hopping is a problem. I've worked with students in 4th and…"
"Unfortunately there is not a charter school in the Northeast Phoenix area producing well above district schools. I worked at a charter school. The principal was not effective. She lacked leadership skills which resulted in mediocre teaching. The sad…"
"I work in an online program and I recently enrolled four students who dropped/withdrew from the IB program and opted to take AP and honors classes instead. I don't know the details, but from what I understand there is a large withdrawal rate…"