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With respect to the debate, I think merger will have a very positive outcome on some students while others students will see negligible improvement in their quality of education. I have experience ss a classroom aide with both city and county schools (Sherwood and Germantown) and the biggest difference Ive observed
is NOT the quality of the teachers but the degree of discipline. What flys in MCS will get a student a suspension in Germantown. What passes for acceptable behavior on a bus in Memphis will get a student a ride from mom in the county. The county administration simply does not brook the nonsense from students MCS tolerates and this is an important distinction.
You wonder why county mom and dads are against a
merger? To me it's simple. They simply do not want the problems MCS will send their way. When our children attended MCS, uniforms were mandatory but while attending Germantown there was no such regulation. The reason I was given was the presence of little or no organized gang activity. In the county, teachers still have time to teach and are not constantly interrupted by discipline problems. It took two suspensions for one of our children to catch on and get with the program. He finally adapted to his more stringent surroundings and graduated from GHS and is attending the UofM. Some will adapt, others will not and will either drop out or attend a school designated for students with behavior issues.
Personally, I don't think the county will allow this to happen and they are probably well within their rights to decline a merger, setting up an ISD for their respective incorporated cities of Germantown, Collierville ect.
Best wishes to all.
So Cash is against giving black kids failing grades? So if I understand his logic then MCS is to pass children from grade to grade even if the child has not mastered the previous years material? Oh wait, we do that now which is the reason we pulled our children from MCS and enrolled them in home education. I once received a mercy D from my philosophy prof. but I wasn't going on to a career in philosophy. These children are not flagging the esoteric but the essential reading, writing and arithmetic. I taught classes at a post secondary school who's name I will not mention and found that before I could teach Dosage and Calculation, I had to teach 30 of my 35 students division, fractions and decimals, and these were high school graduates. Clearly Mr. Cash, we must ensure MCS children have mastered the basics at grade level prior to passing them to the next grade regardless of the content of pigment in their skin.
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