So if I understand the situation, Ruston Elementary and Cypress Springs are classified as “failing” schools, so their students are eligible to use a voucher to attend another public or a private or parochial school: is this correct?
Ok, we know Lincoln Parish has for the most part good to great schools, so then what is the problem with these two schools? Tell the truth, now, what is different about them? Same administration, same school board, same funding, so what is the problem? Now, let’s fix these two schools, then no threat from the Voucher Monster, no more grousing, and on with the program.
Come on, School Board, administration: find it, admit it, and fix it.
OR: admit that either: (A) you can’t find it; (B) you can’t admit it; or (C) you can’t fix it.
No matter what, seems obvious to me the problem is not primarily lack of money.
Actually these are the baseline scores………. according to the DOE website, the actual scores for 2012 are different. The actual score for Ruston High is 138.8 which makes it the sixth highest scoring school in the state for non-magnet/lab/charter schools. Pretty dang impressive I would say! I wonder if we did a score for NLW what it would be? LOL Did anyone notice that the Recovery School District of NO which has been under state control for a few yrs. now IS STILL being assigned a grade of “F”?!
I’d say close them and mix the students in the highest-performing schools for their grade levels. That would settle it: either the teachers/administration are failing, or the students are not capable of, or motivated to, learn. LPSB has control over the teachers and administration, but not the students.
Government seems to promote the idea that the schools are faioing, when in fact it may be the students, more than the schools.
I would like to ask why students that were not zoned for RES were assigned to attend there in past years. Why did the school board allow select students to attend schools of their choice, but insist others attend RES. If the teachers and administrators are to blame maybe we should ask that the administrators at the central office to be equally to blame for the mess that has been made. Just a thought. My dog left the fight years ago. Mr. Ed…in my opinion the school board is the one that created this monster while blame is rolling down the hill.