K100 Jan 26 2010 Meeting Agenda

Monday, January 25, 2010

Speakers


Dr. Ann Denlinger – President, Wake Education Partnership

Mr. Tim Simmons – Vice President of Communications, Wake Education Partnership

Ms. Carla Jernigan - Principal of Knightdale High School

Mr. Joe Bryan - Wake County Commissioner



Meeting Agenda

7:00-7:10pm Welcome and Agenda Review

7:10-7:20pm Review of Meeting Purpose and Introduction of Speakers

7:20-7:50pm Review of Current KHS Data – Dr. Denlinger & Mr. Simmons

7:50-8:05pm Comments – Commissioner Bryan

8:05-8:20pm Comments – Principal Jernigan

8:20-8:30pm Meeting Conclusion – Ms. Hardy

Meeting Facilitator: Ms. Shannon Hardy – Parent and Knightdale Resident

11 comments

atozca said...

"The best and most logical way to address the issue is to spread the children amongst the schools so that no school has the majority of affluent parents or undisciplined kids." Mors

Bull. This is proven not to work. Bottom line, parents will reap what they sow.

January 27, 2010
BUBBLES WantsToBreakThe SILENCE said...

My children are not in Wake co, and I have transfered them OUT of their base school where max amt of students was 18 and now my middle schooler is in a school with about 31 students.

They are in the same county as base school but the expectations are much higher at the transfered TO schools than it was at the school they are suppose to be attending.

Both my sons say the kids act a lot better at the new schools

January 27, 2010
whatelseisnew said...

The only thing that you might consider equal is the access. After that it is luck of the draw on the talent and skills of the teachers a given student gets. It is impossible to have equality of talent in skills of every teacher. Next you have the student. Each student will have a specific ability to learn, that ability will vary among courses. Perhaps a student might be really good at math, but be terrible at English courses. Student work ethic will vary. School facilities and course offerings will vary. Even if every school had top notch facilities and every teacher was excellent, you will still end up with students failing and some dropping out. We all might want everyone to get a good education but it will never happen. I think focusing on equality is the wrong focus. Focus on the outcome of each school. Focus on making those outcomes as perfect as is possible.

January 27, 2010
slick rick vs. the freemasons said...

just bus some of the knightdale kids to a school in cary, and some of the cary students to knightdale.

problem solved.

January 27, 2010
DML said...

"Do KHS students have the same opportunities as other Wake County high school students? " I don't know. Do they have the same budget for the same amount of students? Do they have teachers trained from the same universities? If so, then I would yes they are getting the same opportunities.

January 27, 2010
ezLikeSundayMorning said...

Mine are far from high school, but it does seem to be under performing and there must be a reason. Doesn't mean these people are right or wrong; at least they are talking about it.

January 27, 2010
1 of the original Americans said...

equal... heck no!! look at Hodge Road then look at Lockheart... do they seem in any way equal?

January 27, 2010
lolly said...

This is not 100% true, but it is often true, that the best teachers will seek a school with the least discipline problems and the greatest administrative support. They want to spend their time teaching, not breaking up fights.

Schools become unequal when some schools become more attractive to teachers than other schools. Affluent schools have parents willing to raise extra funds to support the teachers.

Simply saying that each school gets the same amount of money from the state and county per child does not address the entire issue.

January 27, 2010
morsdeis said...

"Simply saying that each school gets the same amount of money from the state and county per child does not address the entire issue."

Not at all. The best and most logical way to address the issue is to spread the children amongst the schools so that no school has the majority of affluent parents or undisciplined kids.

But alas! people didn't like that and didn't want to propose any other solutions other than to be affluent.

January 27, 2010
lolly said...

People are imperfect, so their systems are imperfect.

My youngest child is in a High School that I hope catches on. It is a magnet right now.

The concept is - stay in high school for 5 years. When you graduate, you have a HS diploma and an associates degree. The college track kids save their parents money because they get to transfer into to university as juniors.

But the real WIN is for the non college track kids. They graduate with a skill and experience in their occupation. I think that many kids who are turned off by school may be more interested if they see the hope for being able to support themselves and a family.

January 27, 2010

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