Thursday, October 27, 2016
Horror Stories That Hurt Student Academic Achievement This Halloween.
As we approach Halloween, its "trick or treat" time for the kiddies. However, when it comes to the New York City Public Schools, its all about tricking the students and their parents rather than treating them to a good education. Thanks to the DOE and Chancellor Carmen Farina, the schools remain underfunded, short on teachers, and continue to have the largest class sizes in the State. Here are some villainous actions the schools and the DOE has done to their students.
A high school in District 29, that saw an exodus of over 50% of their staff this school year, had a 0% passing rate in Regents Chemistry, The Principal decided to hire a Physics teacher who hasn't quite mastered to English language to teach two classes of Regents Physics and one class of Advanced Placement Physics. Quite a trick to expect students who couldn't pass Chemistry to pass the much harder Physics Regents. Moreover, this school needed twice as many over the counter students as the other schools in the campus just to stay afloat More level 1 students and higher level courses is a two-faced policy that's doomed to fail.
This high school in District 24 is known for an infamous Principal that has one of the lowest staff trust factors in Queens. She targets veteran teachers and has numerous investigations dealing with her running of her struggling school. She is poison to ATRs who dare complain about the school, I have been told that 5 ATRs were subject to discipline in the first semester last year alone.. This school made the papers for academic fraud, financial mismanagement, and age discrimination. Yet, the DOE refuses to take action against this Principal. How this situation is good for student academic achievement is beyond me and she is poison to any teacher who dares to fight back.