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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoomZoom View Post
    Hell, my brother teaches auto mechanics in high school. Most of them are there because of their "indifference", that is, so the government check keeps coming to the house. They tell him straight up, you can't flunk us all or they'll give you a bad evaluation. Tail wagging the dog.
    What parish is this? It doesn't happen in Lafayette Parish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun Monkee View Post
    What parish is this? It doesn't happen in Lafayette Parish.
    Sent u a PM. If you have trouble reading it, just let me know, I'll call u tomorrow.

    Can assure u it hapoens nation wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    This is an entirely different conversation, could it be that every time a tax is put on the ballot and passed in the past, the money was used for other purposes than the proposed tax initiative? The last school tax proposed would have allowed the School Board to allocate those funds for other needs, but we were not told this and they denied it until the state attorney general made a ruling on it. They lied from the beginning and played on people's emotions.
    T is right.

    School board years back, tax solely for teacher raises. Passes, next thing you know, janitors, central office and the ever powerful bus drivers all got one too. Bus drivers whom own their own bus, well, how people get to the polls to vote.

    Joey Durel got the airport funded with a specific tax with amount and an end date. It passed, collected, stopped and project is happening.

    Last school board tax was one for buildings but could renewed. Kiss of death, people aren't willing to basically hand them a blank check anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoomZoom View Post
    Sent u a PM. If you have trouble reading it, just let me know, I'll call u tomorrow.

    Can assure u it hapoens nation wide.
    No you can't because students don't evaluate teachers in Lafayette Parish.

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    Please add some type of budget management course to high school curriculum.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun Monkee View Post
    No you can't because students don't evaluate teachers in Lafayette Parish.
    Referring to the students

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    Quote Originally Posted by axg8750 View Post
    Please add some type of budget management course to high school curriculum.
    Whaaat? Why would kids need that? Better make them take four years of history instead. That history is totally going to pay off down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    Daughter's at Woodvale...the best public elementary school in the city. Parent participation is brutally low. I went to elementary school at JW Faulk until 2nd grade, and St Genevieve from 3rd on. Being there, parent participation wasn't much better. You still had kids completely ignored by their parents, they would just buy them stuff to shut them up. They still got bad grades, barely passed. I will admit the parent participation was better at the private school, but not enough to warrant dropping college tuition on elementary education.
    My experience has been just the opposite. All of my children started school at St. Genevieve, we always had great parental participation. I moved my youngest to Ernest Gallet, which has more resources to deal with disabled children. It's a great school and has great parental participation.

    I also started school at JW Faulk and was rezoned to Vermilion Elementary, which was a new school at the time. From Vermilion to La Rosen Elementary and then to NP Moss. Attend Paul Breaux in Middle School and then to Northside. I've never attended private school. I've experienced both private and public schools, both have good teachers. The main difference is the discipline in the classroom. And that is the bottom line.

    For my two oldest, spending the money on private school was the best invest I could have made considering the school zones back then and the over crowding. My oldest graduated from Teurlings and my second wanted to attend Comeaux HS with her friends in the neighborhood. The difference the way both were advised and prepared for college was night & day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    It's the same thing I said about comparing football recruits to baseball recruits. You are going to get students in a better situation period at private schools...you would expect them to have less discipline issues.
    Could it be that the reason they are in a better situation is because of parental involvement at home as well as at school? IMHO, education starts at home. If education is expected and "emphasized" at home through words AND actions by the parents, chances are the student will live up to those expectations. If education is not emphasized at home, I would think only kids that are highly self motivated on their own would succeed consistently in the class room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    Think about Black Lives Matter reading just a headline on this...school teacher named Deyshia gets roughed up by a City Marshall with a prior record of excessive force...I'm sure they had their bags packed and were ready to go. Womp womp.
    I for one am a bit leery of our city marshall overlords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun Monkee View Post
    I for one am a bit leery of our city marshall overlords.
    We got one living near us. Set up live radar in our neighborhood, electronic radar trailer, live cop watching for people running stop signs (caught one), tried to get speed bumps. 25 mph neighborhood, can't honestly say I've ever seen anyone speeding thru here. Neighborhood with multiple cul-de-sacs. Didn't meet even half the volume criteria for bumps, your tax dollars at work.

    Issue was his kids played in the street. Not a major road at all, so used taxpayers instead of telling his kids to get out the street. Bad part is, he's actually a nice guy.

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    What a jerk.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoomZoom View Post
    We got one living near us. Set up live radar in our neighborhood, electronic radar trailer, live cop watching for people running stop signs (caught one), tried to get speed bumps. 25 mph neighborhood, can't honestly say I've ever seen anyone speeding thru here. Neighborhood with multiple cul-de-sacs. Didn't meet even half the volume criteria for bumps, your tax dollars at work.

    Issue was his kids played in the street. Not a major road at all, so used taxpayers instead of telling his kids to get out the street. Bad part is, he's actually a nice guy.
    Check your PM.

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    Keep at it, Public school "leaders"....

    http://crescentcitysports.com/compet...championships/


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJeaux View Post
    Keep at it, Public school "leaders"....

    http://crescentcitysports.com/compet...championships/
    How can we expect our kids to learn to compete in life when their principals and their own teachers are not willing to compete? There are no longer any State Champions in Louisiana High School sports. There are only champions of classes (and there are way too many of those)!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunhawk View Post
    It's the same thing I said about comparing football recruits to baseball recruits. You are going to get students in a better situation period at private schools...you would expect them to have less discipline issues. Then size difference between Public and Private. TCH has an enrollment of 782 for 17-18...Comeaux 1,934. Of course college prep is going to be watered down when you have to nearly triple enrollment, also more kids, more discipline issues.

    My point still is...unless you are sending your child to a private school out of NECESSITY...the money is not worth it. I could send my child to Fatima, but then I would be spending out of the nose for something I could get for living in the Woodvale District.
    What if you had not participated in the white flight from the northside? Then would you be sending your kids to a private school?

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    Green flight is more appropriate.


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    Louisiana has secured its ranking at 51 among the states and the District of Columbia and we are happy to be there. Everyone else should keep their nose out of it..........errrrrr right?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunRebel View Post
    Well the federal government has never had anything to do with Common Core. It was adopted by individual states. Soooo... DeVos ended a federal program that never existed.

    I'm very much in favor of DeVos's push to expand school choice, but man does she say and think some boneheaded things. School curriculum should be crafted by educational experts, not politicians blinded by ideology. We owe that to our kids.
    huumm, know any educational "experts"?

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