You are an admitted liar. IB makes no distinction in district size. You are obviously grasping at straws when you have NO CLUE to how IB works.
Why do you think SCS already said they would make Gtown an optional school. They have no AP and they won't start any time soon. So what is the optional going to be based off of.
The only hope of saving Ridgeway's IB program is if Gtown retains GHS. Keep living in denial. That got you a long way on the MSD issue.
SCS has a very slim chance of keep ing any Gtown kids. If SCS gives up Gtown IB, SCS will have no Gtown kids in the program, Gtown schools will be over crowded upon the start of the MSD. SCS would loose some of the unincorporated kids to private schools also. GHS will be HIGHLY under utilized. That will be a problem in court. Keep playing checkers.
Keep talking with Kevin Woods. He's bought and paid for. He is very likely to loose that seat. He's not winning any friends when he states he will take the ridiculous pay raise that Ritz is proposing, he wants to make purchases without any idea of the real problems. He's just as much out of his element as Hobson. So you really think he's going to make a decision that is financially unsound in keeping Ridgeway IB over Gtown. Now you just being funny.
Besides, I've viewed the standards for both schools for admittance to the IB program. Gtown would really have to lower their standards.
OTP, the cry of racism is really tired. I would argue that black "payback" racism is an issue and would be interested in your take. Is that flavor of racism ok with you? It seems quite alright with far too many folks.
SoCal, you may have a point. Managing a process like this requires discipline and keeping one's eye on the ball. To whatever extent the Mayor and others ran their mouths in emails or on Facebook, it could have made the situation less to Germantown's liking. Still, I sense things will be fine in Germantown, both in terms of quality education and property values in 38138.
My money is on Germantown to get this right.
You can't blame Whole Foods for this decision. Unfortunately, if they had chosen to carry it they would have had to deal with a few self righteous "customers" who would be offended. It's probably easier for them in the long run to avoid the hassle of dealing with those sorts of people.
The best I've ever had came fresh-pressed from the trees some Greek friends of mine own :)
I believe that rule is not valid for a district that has 100,000 students. Even if it does, Germantown will not usurp existing programs at Ridgeway High School. That, I can guarantee you. If a program needs to be closed, it will be Germantown. Any board member who votes otherwise, probably will not be re-elected. In the new unified SCS, Germantown will not carry any extra influence or priority over existing schools from Memphis.
If you don't believe it, ask Kevin Woods and see what he tells you.
Yes, if there are not enough AP enrollees in any school, that program will be closed and the existing students will have to go to another school that offers what they want. Very, very simple.
Germantown Elementary, Jr. High and High may have been the flagship of Germantown, but, in the unified SCS, they are just another set of schools.
I had no idea Argentina was a center of top quality oilive oil production.
The best I've ever had was a bottle of extra virgin manzanilla olive oil from California. It was fresh - that was the big difference, and boy what a difference. It wasn't the bottled remainders of last year's unsold oil from Italy or Spain.
How do you plan to get around the fact that the IB program requires at least 15 miles between IB locations of the same level? Gtown High and Ridgeway high are about 5 miles apart.
I know, the IB rules don't apply to you!
And so, it begins.
Which school will get the students? Where will the money be spent? Will it matter? Will there be more than 400 students enrolled in GHS come fall of 2014? 2015? Will GHS still be a part of SCS? Will Southwind and Germantown HIgh Schools get all the money to stop the hemorrhage? What happens if they don't? Will there still be an IB program after the 2014-15 school year? Does it really not matter and have no effect on a school population size if there are no AP courses available? Since there are no AP classes at GHS, where will those students be sent? Packing?
January 22 is right around the corner.
Double down and spin the wheel HARD! The odds can really change!
This won't take long.
Ridgeway will not lose it's IB status to Germantown. This question has already been asked and answered . Germantown students will be primarily made up of the students that live in the unincorporated areas of the county.
As far as AP courses, they are strictly voluntary. A school may cut out some or all of it's AP programs due to low enrollment, however, it will not have an effect on the school.
The majority of the SCS BOE will be from Memphis proper, and they will not take IB away from a mostly African American School and keep one in an exclusive suburban muni.
It was you, Homer that suggested that those strange kids that don't live in Germantown will cause trouble and property values to fall. Yes, that is a racist statement.
As far as me being small in character, think what you may, but, I have and still can run rings around you when it comes to government and political operations and the area of civil rights.
Let me also tell you that my children hold no special allegiance to to Ridgeway. It is not like legacy schools such as Booker T. Washington, Melrose, etc. Germantown High School is about the same distance from my house as Ridgeway High. Me nor my kids care which one it would be.
It is about time a Republican can see what Democrats has see for five years. Holden must go, so the Election office can be ran with fairness, hopefully.
I had no intention of playing the protagonist. I have only given you the other side as seen by your fellow residents and ranted about on facebook. I have no vested interest in Gtown other than some kids I care about and some teachers that I am close to. The kids will be fine because regardless, its temporary for them. I do worry about my teacher friends who have already been through a considerable amount of stress.
Ridgeway will loose. The IB program has rules about how close in two programs can be in proximity. SCS received a one year waiver already based on the potential for loosing the program to MSDs. Not to mention that SCS cannot afford the $10K for three programs or the budgetary requirements ($89,000 per program). Ridgeway issued 9 IB diplomas last year. Gtown issued 25. Gtown has several more courses and more experienced teachers and better IB scores. Not to mention, they have put in the settlement that Gown high will be an optional and the IB is the ONLY thing that may keep some students at the school. Ridgeway has been on a thin foundation for several years running. You are absolutely right on the AP program. Gtown has virtually no AP courses and Ridgeway continues to loose them based on waning enrollment. This means opportunities for the advanced kids will be small and gives even less incentive for either optional program.
What OTP has always failed to acknowledge is that its not only his own perceptions that become reality.
Played me like a drum. That will NEVER happen. Sorry but keep your sick fantasies to yourself. Your projections of your own tremendous inadequacies are really pitiful. What is even more predictable is your projections of your own character defects. You juvenile need to cling rigidly to old survival systems because they are familiar is just a sad testament to the fact that you are just a small man both in character and in stature.
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Not just stuff. Really really nice stuff.
And I don't want you to think the system let my late wife down. I had insurance, but I didn't think she was pulling her own weight, so I took her off the policy and put my second wife on who could pull like crazy, at least for a while. Then you know, I had to go with illegal immigrants who needed a green card, and voila, Babette a 6th cousin of Peugeot lineage and somehow beneficiary of the GM bailout. What a great country. Now if only we can make the next Pope, American. And with the present one's attitude, how long can he last?
Racism? Again? Really? Is that old canard supposed to stop people from calling the cops? That may work in your neighborhood, but it won't work in G'town. I know better.
Homer is correct, either ridgeway or G'town will lose it's IB program. SCS won't be able to justify both. There is also the issue of AP classes that won't have the needed 15 students as required by SCS.
Those are toast.
Put it all together in a can, close the top, shake hard.
The Wharton adminstration is hiding something ? They keep changing the figures if we find out this park is only worth 5 million the other 15 million is going in somebody pocket its been losing money for a while , Janis Fullilove is correct its being pushed hard and they dont want nobody to question them on it even councilman Lee and others dont trust the Mayor why should the voters come 2015, to all doubters change will come
Let's see how it plays out, OTP. ... Are you a betting man?
Homer is showing a little bias with the last post. Homer automatically believes that because African American students will be bused into your neighborhoods, the same as been for 30 years, it will present a monumental problem.
Because those students will spend between 6 and 7 hours per day, 5 days at week, within the confines of those schools, there will be trouble and, of course, as bigoted whites have said, this in itself will cause your property values to fall.
Nonsense! I would hope that with that attitude and mentality, Homer will resign from the SCS and take a position in one of the msds.
Now that my charade is over, it is time to set some things straight. A response to your silly post is really beneath, however, this one time I will respond.
The agreement is between the SCS and the MSD of Germantown. As prescribed by law, attendance agreements can be made to cover a specified number of kids or all of the kids from the other Lea. No formal transfers are needed because the agreement is a blanket approval for all of the kids from Germantown, should they desire to remain with the SCS.
Make no mistake, all of the Germantown kids that choose to stay in those schools will be under the aegis of the SCS, not the Germantown MSD. The SCS want all of the ADA funding that it can get.
Homer, I have played you like a drum for these few years and you still have not realized it. You are a true novice in the field of civil rights and negotiations.
I understand what you mean about the neighborhood school homer, but I went to GES, and I rode the bus even though I lived in Germantown. It isn't the most perfectly ideal situation, but I don't see that having to drive 5 minutes further to your child's elementary school will bring an undesirable element to the neighborhood. I just don't buy that it would outweigh the impact of being zoned to a more desirable school.
I say that as someone who has lived in Germantown most of my life. I know how the discussions work when someone moves to the area. When they move to the city of Germantown, most try to find a house in the Houston district first. That's why values are better in 38139. You've just taken the Houston district and expanded it to cover ALL of Germantown, so I would believe the net impact to values within Germantown will be a positive, especially for those in 38138.
I understand some of the gnashing of teeth, but from a purely financial standpoint, I think those residents just made money.
Robsepierre, you're either a rank hypocrite or just too young to remember what Jimmy Naifeh (D-Covington) did for years as Speaker of the House in Tennessee. Republicans in Tennessee were shoehorned into the most god-awful gerrymandered districts under his tenure. Both sides should stop the practice, but compare district maps under Democrats and Republicans in Tennessee over the last 25 years, and you tell me what party has been the worst offender.
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