The Sun has a story in today’s paper about how the staffers at the Charter School feel that the Commissioner blindsided them and has set standards that are unfair to reach. Allen Scheier, the school’s interim executive director and president of the board of trustees, said he was aware that grade consolidation was a possibility, but said no one on the board was offered a chance to weigh in on the recommendation before Chester finalized it.
Hey people if you were doing a good job in the first place the school would not be in the danger its in. The school is failing and it is the fault of the administration, staff and teachers and they should be happy that the commissioner is giving them any chance of staying open. He could have pulled the charter and closed the school that is how bad it is.
Unlike the handcuffs in a public school, the teachers here can’t bump somebody else if the school gets closed. They would be out of a job and a few of them probably should just like a few teachers in any school system should. There are always a few teachers that as students we wanted because we knew they would sit and read the paper or send us down to Arthur’s for Boot Mills. Most of the teachers I had or knew when I worked at Greater Lowell were honest interested teachers. But like in any business there are a few people who should be given the boot.
Some said they felt Chester is setting them up to fail? DUH! No he’s not you have done that all on your own and now just like a public school union teacher you are looking for someone to blame.
“I’m disappointed,” said Carey Reeve-Hildebrant, the school’s director of gifted and talented assessment. “I think it shows poor judgment that the new management company wasn’t given a chance to succeed.
Hey Carey where were you when the last management company was letting these students flounder? Did you speak up to the board then for all the students or did you just worry about the Talented and Gifted. This is what bothers me the most about the Public and apparently the Charter School. The AVEARAGE Student gets ignored and only the Athlete, Talented and Gifted or Special need students get the attention.
They all should stop the whining and complaining and get to work improving the school and concentrate on the students instead of complaining about the second chance they received.