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“If you don’t believe in free speech for people who you disagree with, and even hate for what they stand for, then you don’t believe in free speech,” – Ricky Gervais
I agree. Democrats can say whatever they want, no matter what. But if Republicans or Conservatives (I separate those because they are 2 different things) dispute it, disagree with it or say something counter then we are racists or misogynist’s etc.
So? That is OK!
I’m old enough to remember when it was liberals who were the big free speech advocates. No more, it seems.
Every moment that goes by everything is changing. I don’t see that anyone is keeping their views to themselves. Considering what has happened in the US over the years I think this is a good thing. I am voting for the person with the most consistent behavior. The one who is a civilized person. The label democrat or republican means nothing to me. Anyone who wants war is absolutely out.
Just remember that generally the guys who get us into lengthy wars are the ones who are indecisive about addressing foreign aggressiveness when it is easy to address.
This blog just confirms that we are more divided than ever and refuse to respect other points of view or look for common ground. The political parties, politicians and entrenched government employees are the only winners. They have us exactly where they want us. Our own biases are causing us to support people who care only about personal power, their government salaries and pensions, and what they can squeeze out of special interests like the NRA and the healthcare, banking, and defense industries. Putin is laughing his ass off. If WWIII happens anytime soon, we’re f***** because we our manufacturing capabilities and workforce have been decimated and we have insulted and abandoned our allies. We will get what we deserve.
Admin Grade EPISD STAAR – Social Studies STAAR
Number Tested Average Scale Score FAILED Students Approaches Students Meets
% FAILED % Approaching %
Spring 2017 8 4024 3650 43 1,730 33 1,328 24
Spring 2018 8 4010 3682 42 1,684 30 1,203 28
Spring 2019 8 3903 3671 40 1,561 33 1,288 27
2017 4,024 8th graders tested and 1,730 Failed and 1,328 Did not fail or Meet Standards therefore 76% or 3,058
of this years students did not MEET State Standard for Social Studies.
2018 4,010 8th graders tested and 1,684 Failed and 1,203 Did not fail or MEET Standards there fore 72% or 2,887
of this years students did not MEET State Standard for Social Studies
2019 3,903 8th graders tested and 1.561 Failed and 2,561 Did not fail or MEET Standards therefore 73% or 2,849
of the years students did not MEET State Standard for Social Studies.
HERE IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE RESULTS OR ACCOUNTABILITY OF THE EPISD’S “ACTIVE LEARNING” MODEL
IT LOOKS LIKE THEY SUBSTITUTED RECESS FOR SOCIAL STUDIES. I GUESS THAT IS WHAT THE “ACTIVE” MIGHT
Don’t have some pot that needs smoking or something?
” I was church people until I discovered this s***. Let’s turn on.”
———- A Confederate General from Big Sur, Richard Brautigan
Maybe it’s because the state Social Studies standards are based on conservative values and we have liberal teachers being brainwashed by liberal college professors teaching their leftist propoganda rather than approved curricula. Just sayin.
Or maybe it is because the ACTIVE VISION MODEL the EPISD is buying does not work!
By the way they have paid Engage Inc over 5.6 million dollars since May of 2016.
That is Engage Learning Inc
I heard it was 5 million a YEAR the first 3 years and their deputy sup was a consultant for them, left the district and is back with Engage to learn.
What is Active Vision?
It is what you have after you have mastered Active Learning.
I agree that program has ruined the district but it has nothing to do with being “physically” active. Have you seen the rate of obese kids in this community?
And how about some of the people that participate in this forum!
Maybe students aren’t learning because teachers aren’t teaching?
I fail to see any justification for teachers constantly whining about being underpaid. They should be fired for consistently producing poor results.
Teachers are not supposed to teach they are supposed to become facilitators.
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