Know What Really Matters To Wake County Teachers?

If you guess higher education standards, holding teachers accountable, getting parents more involved, more money going to education, rather than administration, making sure the snowflakes can read, write, and speak at high levels, among others, well, nope, sorry, no tequila for you this bright and shiny late morning

Nearly half of survey participants – 47 percent – identified the student assignment policy as the biggest problem facing Wake County schools, while 19 percent named funding cuts and 12 percent listed class size.

This is, of course, in reference to the Wake County School Board working to end the diversity program in favor of local schools, something which the parents agree with, shown by the the way they voted during the last election. They are tired of seeing their snowflakes bused all over the county. They want them closer to home, where they can become friends with kids who live in the same area, friendships that go beyond whatever school they are attending. They want to be able to drive a short distance, rather than across the county, so they can interact with the teachers, something, I’m told, lots of teachers hate. Parents want their kids in the same school, and on the same school schedule (we have lots of year round schools here, and there are actually times where one child is assigned to a regular school, and one to year round.)

I find it very interesting that teachers aren’t actually worried about, you know, educational standards.

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2 Responses to “Know What Really Matters To Wake County Teachers?”

  1. gitarcarver says:

    The supporting article of this post qualifies as one of the worst written articles of all time.

    As commentators on the WRAL site are saying, the article doesn’t give the actual questions, and questions were only asked of NEA members.

    The issue can be seen as whether the teachers see the student assignment policy as detrimental to education in the classroom or whether they think it needs to be furthered. If teachers view the assignment policy to be negatively affecting the classroom, then a case can be made that the teachers do see it as an educational issue. In other words, the teachers may see the assignment policy as leading to a host of issues that affect education in their classrooms. They see the effects of kids being tired. They see the effects of parents not being as involved. They see the effects of not “belonging” to a school in a neighborhood in which the child lives.

    All this would be better explained if the poll were released in a form other than the summary, but that has not happened. In fact, the article says that no margin of error was given.

    If I see the “student assignment policy” establishing the largest number of hurdles that affect quality of education in the classroom – including educational standards – I am going to say that is the major issue.

    But again, we don’t know because the article is so horribly written and the poll seems to have questions that are terribly phrased.

  2. Good points. It would be nice to see the survey. Of course, the entire purpose is to pain the Wake School Board as raaaaacists and such. Doing away with the diversity assignments, which led to kids constantly being reassigned to different schools (it sounded like free agency season every year, with parents as the fans pissed off that their players were going to a different team. Again), has been contentious among the media and Normal Liberal Idiots. Most parents are in favor of community schools, which, interestingly, they go for in NJ, NY, and so many other liberal mecas. Real estate agents would laugh when a person moving to Wake County asked about the local school.

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