Fw: Philly to grade parents
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- Subject: Fw: Philly to grade parents
- From: "Monty Neill" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 10:45:47 -0400
Julie Woestefhoff of PURE OK'd my forwarding her post in reply to the news
story on Vallas' regime to grade parents in Philly - Monty
> Vallas had to throw out this idiotic program in Chicago after
> one only round and hundreds of thousands of dollars spent to
> find a new way to make trouble between parents and teachers.
> Vallas's Chicago parent report card asked teachers to grade
> parents on such things as "praises the child often," "spends
> quality time with the child" "supports school rules and
> policies" (like zero tolerance and retaining children who score
> below an ITBS cut off point?), and "registers the child for Kid
> Care" - there's a good Big Brother....
> Chicago principals threw the glossy forms away and teachers
> refused to use them.
> No wonder he wanted to do it again.
> On 18 Sep 2003 at 15:56, Monty Neill wrote:
> > So now the Vallas regime, ex of Chicago, will grade parents. On things
> > like kids sleep habits. And how are schools to know this? Was this not
> > on the agenda in Chicago at one point?
> > Philadelphia teachers to grade parents on report cards
> > This year, parents of students in kindergarten through eighth grade will
> > "home support" grade on their child's report card. Philadelphia School
> > officials say they hope the assessments, covering criteria ranging from
> > sleep habits to parents' responsive to notes and phone calls, will
> > to take more responsibility for their children's education. The
> > (9/18)
> > Monty Neill, Ed.D.
> > Executive Director
> > FairTest
> > 342 Broadway
> > Cambridge, MA 02139
> > 617-864-4810 fax 617-497-2224
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