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We're happy that everyone there loves the teachers but you must understand that all teachers in MC are highly qualified and your children will probably be taught by some of these great teachers, just in a different school. If you are able to keep the school from closing it will result in teachers losing there jobs because that $500,000 is going to have to come from somewhere. That probably doesn't matter , as long as you keep your school but you must realize that this isn't just you saving your school, there are ramifications.
I agree, in fact I have taught in 3 other states and the only state that was successful in allocating funds and NOT wasting money was the only state in which Counties were given the responsibilities of salaries and benefits. Each County could pay based on the tax rate in that particular county, in other words it wasn't a state run system. NC and many others like to control EVERYTHING from up on the hill, which leads to overspending and abuse. Just look at ABC stores for an example, no need to control that but they do, and they waste money doing so. The State should turn over control to the Counties, they would be far more fiscally responsible. But if that were to happen then the state would have to look in the mirror and be forced to make changes, without having education to take from.
The study that I was referring to is based on the notion that children who come from homes where one or both parents have a higher degree, the parents will have higher expectations for their child. Personally I believe this to be true but not always the rule. There are parents who want the best for their children and expect them to go to college, but the parents who already have a degree know what it takes to succeed, they have the life experience to help their children through the process and they expect their children to follow their footsteps and go to college as well. Children who come from homes where parents didn't graduate high school, they have slightly different expectations of their children because they may not see the benefits to a college degree because they did not receive one themselves. This is not true to just this area, this study was conducted with a a very large sample and the data holds up. Again, there are always exceptions to the rule. There are parents who want the best for their children. Parents who have high expectations regardless of what their upbringing was. My point of posting was point out the fact that the parents of AHES need not worry about the quality of their child's education because THEY were the reasons behind their child's academic success, not the school or the teachers. the teachers at every MC school are just as qualified if not more qualified. We all teach the same content, the only difference is that AHES children come to school with a much more prior knowledge and are already performing at a high level because they already possess the readiness skills needed to achieve. Teachers don't have to spend as much time teaching basic skills.
Parents of AHES need to remember a few things.
1. Your Childs success has NOTHING to do with the teachers or the building itself. Parental involvement will not change regardless of where your child goes. Research shows that academic performance is directly related to highest level of education in the home. As long as you stay involved, your child will be fine. Other schools in the county could only be so lucky to have involved parents such as you. I understand you don't like chanhe but this closing was likely to happen regardless because of the size of the school and the age. When they built other schools and didn't vote to make improvements, it was the beginning of the end.
2. MCS resource officers getting new cars has nothing to do with this, that $ comes from different funding which can't be used to make capital improvements to schools.
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