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#1 reasonable one

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 02:48 PM

Today the English as a New Language Program learned that they are pulling their ENL teachers out of their classes and making them go into the classes as co-lab teachers in the regular classes to act as translators. The current program is a regular intensive class that count as English credit where all students, regardless of language background, learn English grammar, vocabulary, writing and reading skills. The majority of students are successfully passing their ECA exams, graduating and many are attending college.

 

Why are we trashing this program on the advise of an elementary teacher who was just recently moved to an adminstrative post? Furthermore a well qualified candidate who has been teaching in our district and is fluent in Spanish was passed over by a transplant from New York CIty from a school with a graduation rate of less than 69%  and has a limited knowledge of Japanese? The hired candidate has only a substitute certificate in Indiana. Why are we ruining the a successful program that is helping our students and the tests show it works!


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#2 IntegrityMatters

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Posted 04 June 2015 - 03:16 PM

Hmmm -- is the New York City transplant related to someone perhaps???? 



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Posted 05 June 2015 - 02:27 PM

I was asked, who is behind these changes? It is Kelli Dehr, she is at the administration building. She wants the high schools to teach the same as the elementary schools. Jeffersonville High School ENL population graduates over 90% of their program students in the last 8 years.

 

¿Por qué estamos destrozando este programa en el consejo de un maestro de primaria que se mudó recientemente a un puesto adminstrative? Además un candidato bien calificado que ha estado enseñando en nuestro distrito y domina el español fue pasado por alto por un trasplante de New York City de una escuela con una tasa de graduación inferior a 69% y tiene un conocimiento limitado de los japoneses? El candidato contratado sólo tiene un certificado sustitutivo en Indiana. ¿Por qué estamos arruinando el éxito del programa que está ayudando a nuestros estudiantes y las pruebas muestran que funcione. Se me pidió, que está detrás de estos cambios? Es Kelli Dehr, ella está en el edificio de la administración. Ella quiere que las escuelas secundarias para enseñar lo mismo que las escuelas primarias. Población Jeffersonville alta ENL escuela gradúa más del 90% de sus estudiantes del programa en los últimos 8 años.


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Posted 05 June 2015 - 03:08 PM

Today the English as a New Language Program learned that they are pulling their ENL teachers out of their classes and making them go into the classes as co-lab teachers in the regular classes to act as translators. The current program is a regular intensive class that count as English credit where all students, regardless of language background, learn English grammar, vocabulary, writing and reading skills. The majority of students are successfully passing their ECA exams, graduating and many are attending college.

 

Why are we trashing this program on the advise of an elementary teacher who was just recently moved to an adminstrative post? Furthermore a well qualified candidate who has been teaching in our district and is fluent in Spanish was passed over by a transplant from New York CIty from a school with a graduation rate of less than 69%  and has a limited knowledge of Japanese? The hired candidate has only a substitute certificate in Indiana. Why are we ruining the a successful program that is helping our students and the tests show it works!

There is a simple solution to all of these problems,

 

Show Mr. Melon the door and tell him, "Don't let it hit him in the rear on the way out" !


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Posted 06 June 2015 - 11:56 AM

THis is aweful. I transferred my kids to Jeffersonville because they have had such a good program. All of their students in that program so graduate. WHy destroy it?



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Posted 06 June 2015 - 02:24 PM

How parents tell the school what they think?



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Posted 06 June 2015 - 02:43 PM

Trss

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Posted 06 June 2015 - 07:18 PM

How parents tell the school what they think?

By voting out the school board.  The entire GCCS board.

 

And make sure they are replaced by people without lifelong connections to those who prosper off the system.


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