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Was there any increase for the school system?
A recognition well deserved! Thanks for all the years you both gave to our school system!
That was such a laudable decision you made, Mr. Dodson: take your children out of the public schools, since they (and you, and your wife) are so much more clever and intelligent than the typical child, or teacher. I'm sure you could educate these children MUCH better than the typical Moore County schoolteachers who are lazing around right now. Why don't you stroll down to Southern Pines Elementary or Primary and tell them your grandiose ideas? Offer them some sage wisdom as you complete a few hours of volunteer work? Why don't you sweep down to Aberdeen Elementary and give the poor, underprivileged children there some writing tips for the future? Show those good-for-nothing educators where they are going wrong!
Many of you are talking about the tight-knit community that exists at AHE. Is it not possible to establish a similar type of school culture, but in a diffrent building.
Taylortown culture? How many Taylortown residents actually attend AHE?
I wish this parent group the best of luck in persuading the board to allow them to keep a school that is highly segregated.
Well said! pinehurstmom!!!
None of Moore County Schools are pleased with mediocrity.
Teachers differentiate their lessons and teaching so that EVERY child reaches his or her full potential--- not every child's potential is the same.
Race is not the only factor that contributes to a school's success-- you also have to look at the percentage of students from low-income households (of any race)
At a school with a large low income population-- parental support is not as strong as you would have at a more affluent school like Academy Heights or Sand Hills Farm Life to name a few.
I have a friend who teaches at a Title I school in the county, who says that the average PTA meeting has 2-3 parents in attendance, the rest are faculty and administration.
Maybe you and other supportive parents can make an impact on the parents at your new school to increase parent involvement and raise funds through PTA to give more children opportunities.
You call it mediocrity--- this is how I see it....Some of these parents are too worried about their children having to attend school with kids that do not look the same as them, rather than seeing the big picture of reality.
I am sure your sister is a great teacher! However, a truly great teacher will adapt to any school- regardless of the demographics.
We need our best teachers at lower performing schools to help make them better. If they move these students to other places, doesn't it make sense that the teachers would be relocated also?
The school is overcrowded, and there is no room to expand. Pinehurst and West Pine Elementary Schools have space, so it is only logical.
If it happened on January 9th, why is it finally in the paper on the 18th?
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