Saturday, May 20, 2006

She's not alone

Just bumped into this while trying to catch up from a very busy week.

Sharon Anthony, an active parent at Whites Creek High, said the district's focus on improving high schools is overdue but critically important.

"It hurts me to see what's going on," said Anthony, whose daughter is a junior at the high school. "More parents need to be aware of what's going on in public schools. The kids need to be pushed a little harder."

Anthony said the graduation rates at many Metro high schools make it clear that it's time for change. Eleven of the 15 regular and magnet high schools in the system have a rate below 70 percent.

"It makes me sick," she said.
Tennessean 5/19/06
Me too. See for yourself.


Laura Creekmore said...

Well, several folks have asked you in the past week why you think grad rates are what they are, and what you'd like to do about it. I am waiting for your answers. I look forward to hearing more.

Kay Brooks said...

I've removed a coment that contained crude language. I don't like reading or hearing it, I certainly don't want to have it published here and I know it's possible for adults to discuss issues without using it.

The poster didn't leave an e-mail link so that I could inform them that it would be removed and that they're welcome to reword their comment so that it's "G" rated. I don't have time to google to try and find it. So--

The comment was:

Lots of [complaining] and moaning about grad rates: What is your proposed solution? What are your ideas on fixing the issue? Why do you think the rates are so abysmal?

Anonymous said...

Okay, so you didn't like the language. Did you also not like the questions? You still haven't answered!

Kay Brooks said...

The questions are fine.

And they will be answered.

Anonymous said...