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Only 2 schools here beat state average on annual assessment

First year Georgia Milestones scores used in CCRPI

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                 Pickens’ CCRPI scores. See explanation of categories at the end of the article.

      Earlier this month the Georgia Department of Education released annual assessment numbers for all schools in the state, and while all but two Pickens schools scored below the state average the director of teaching and learning said the assessment is new and scores should improve as the system adjusts.
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Not Surprised
0 #1 Not Surprised 2016-05-15 23:49
Is anyone surprised by this? I mean let us take the time to think this through. Pay cuts to teachers, refusal to keep common standards, parents unwilling or unable to spend time with their children to make sure they have their homework done and know the information. A complete lack of interest in anything other than sports and republican rhetoric. I can honestly say two of my children have gone to school in this county one graduated with honor roll form Pickens high and the other is honor roll at Hill city. It is all about the dumbing down republicans are doing in order to rule with an iron thumb. Keep them dumb so they can't see how you are getting over. Gotta say you people earned this openly and willingly.
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kitty
-1 #2 kitty 2016-05-16 11:16
While agree there could be emphasis on sports, but there is also the wonderful Common Core now. The dumbing down leads directly to Washington DC. Has anyone besides the student ever perused their textbooks? I have. What has been excluded and included is atrocious. Any wonder why college students need remedial everything when they get there? I don't wonder at all. I only wonder how they can even write their own names sometimes.
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kitty
-3 #3 kitty 2016-05-16 11:19
I forgot to mention: pay cuts? teachers in Pickens County are well paid. Just check the spreadsheet on the website OpenGov. In fact you may be surprised how WELL paid they are. They don't get pay cuts, they may not get raises but they have a good salary.
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Jackie Chan
-3 #4 Jackie Chan 2016-05-16 17:24
Perhaps school board should consider old chinese proverb
Intelligence is endowed, wisdom is learned.
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skip
-2 #5 skip 2016-05-17 07:13
Quoting kitty:
I forgot to mention: pay cuts? teachers in Pickens County are well paid. Just check the spreadsheet on the website OpenGov. In fact you may be surprised how WELL paid they are. They don't get pay cuts, they may not get raises but they have a good salary.

Quoting kitty:
I forgot to mention: pay cuts? teachers in Pickens County are well paid. Just check the spreadsheet on the website OpenGov. In fact you may be surprised how WELL paid they are. They don't get pay cuts, they may not get raises but they have a good salary.


You have far too much time on your hands. Go do something productive.
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kitty
+1 #6 kitty 2016-05-19 10:36
Hi Skip, actually I am quite busy and have plenty to do. I see you "waste time" sending posts to the Progress as well. Do you have nothing better to do? My time is very productive. I can multitask, can you?
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skip
-4 #7 skip 2016-05-19 14:15
Quoting kitty:
Hi Skip, actually I am quite busy and have plenty to do. I see you "waste time" sending posts to the Progress as well. Do you have nothing better to do? My time is very productive. I can multitask, can you?


I have no doubt you're busy, but my point here is that you are busy being annoying and dragging us into it. Take some time to go do something worthwhile. In your case, by "multitasking", I assume you mean you can type with a cigarette hanging out of your mouth while sipping on a lukewarm Natural Light and yelling at your kids to quiet down so you can hear your "stories" (soap operas). And if that is the case, then no, ma'am, I do not multitask.
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Ell
+3 #8 Ell 2016-05-23 13:35
Kitty may be a little clueless. Teachers have degrees. Many in Pickens have masters degrees. Compare other professions that require specialized education and tell me teachers are well paid. Postal employees make as much or more while requiring nothing more than a GED. Then add in that they are expected to make up snow day hours yet are not paid extra when they have to work extra hours for meetings, awards ceremonies , etc. How that's even legal is beyond me.
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pinto colvig
-8 #9 pinto colvig 2016-05-23 15:26
This is Trump's America, which means teachers should be given extravagant and exorbitant raises each time they display a failure such as this one. By modern American, Trumpist standards, our teachers should be the highest paid employees in the world
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