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ThuperThumpin
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Is it possible to improve EBR School
As I understand it EBR schools started going down hill in the early 80's when desegregation and forced bussing convinced the majority of non minority families to leave the system for private schools and surrounding parishes. So now that forced bussing is gone what would happen if families started to send their kids back to these neighborhood schools? If wealthier white and black families re-engaged could these schools improve?

I dont have an issue with the St George initiative if that is what the voters want. And I say that as a parent of an EBR school student. If St George fails what are some other options to improving EBR Schools?


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re: Is it possible to improve EBR School
Anything is possible.


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If wealthier white and black families re-engaged could these schools improve?


I'm sure they would but who wants their kid to be a guinea pig for those first few years?


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Is it possible to improve EBR School

well sure, but the answer is likely a bannable offense on TD


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Walt OReilly
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re: Is it possible to improve EBR School
There’s no hope

It’s been bad for 2+ decades now. No chance to turn it around


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fallguy_1978
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I'm sure they would but who wants their kid to be a guinea pig for those first few years?

I don't even know what school district we live in outside of Tara for high school.


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re: Is it possible to improve EBR School
I haven’t a clue. I’ll ask my superintendent and get back to you.


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LSUBoo
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re: Is it possible to improve EBR School
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If wealthier white and black families re-engaged could these schools improve?


Of course they would... but who's going to take that first step?


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bigpetedatiga
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re: Is it possible to improve EBR School
Not as it stands. EBR is completely broken, top to bottom.

In this politically correct/no child left behind world the fixes that are needed will never be addresses, and its not because of race.


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kingbob
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re: Is it possible to improve EBR School
Bring back corporeal punishment
let kids fail
create punishment for parents
pimp opportunities to be plant baws with minimum education post graduation
dual enrollment programs
after school education

Basically, don't encourage failure, discourage disruption, enforce discipline, give children a reason to show up, and give them a vision of a future where they can make far more money than abusing public assistance and dealing drugs.


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Topwater Trout
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re: Is it possible to improve EBR School
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Is it possible to improve EBR School



as bad as they are it's almost impossible not to improve


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Tigeralum2008
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Is it possible to improve EBR School



Not til we improve the parents


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btnetigers
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re: Is it possible to improve EBR School
How do you improve a school system when half the parents and students don't give a shit?


TigersSEC2010
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re: Is it possible to improve EBR School
Not in the current political climate. It’s racist to point out what has ruined the EBR school system. No amount of money can fix that crap.


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OysterPoBoy
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re: Is it possible to improve EBR School
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How do you improve a school system when half the parents and students don't give a shit?




That's his point. If the parents that care enough to send their kid to private school went back the caliber of parent would drastically increase.


ThuperThumpin
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re: Is it possible to improve EBR School
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I'm sure they would but who wants their kid to be a guinea pig for those first few years?


That was my thought too until for financial reasons we had no choice but to give our local school a shot. To our surprise the staff was very welcoming and my daughter loves her school. Thing have improved for us and we will look at magnet schools or other options next year but I cant say the experience was bad at all. Even though she is definitely a minority being white her peers treat her well and because she is so tiny the older kids especially are actually very protective of her.


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doubleb
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re: Is it possible to improve EBR School
If you follow the SG thread, the schools are what they are, but its not a lack of money.

There are some great schools in the EBRSS Baton Rouge High, Lee High are two top HS. Both are magnet schools. At there middle and elementary level there are some other magnet and gifted schools that are very good.

The problem as I see it is the district is bloated, spends too much money, and there's a ton of waste and abuse.

The district is soft on discipline and many schools have problems with kids that can't be controlled. It's hard to weed these kids out.

The district has tried segregating students by ability (magnets students, gifted students, etc.).
But what happens to an average student? He is made to go to school with people who don't want to be in school, whose parents don't give a flip, and who are a lot of trouble.

The weaker students are left out.

Now this is a generalization, and I'm sure some schools that are not magnet or gifted are better than others and have a decent grade. But there are too many schools that are poor or even failing.

Removing the bad kids and the kids that disrupt might solve some of them problem. Weeding out bad principals and teachers would take care of some more of it. But its not the money, EBR has plenty of that.


ThuperThumpin
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re: Is it possible to improve EBR School
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That's his point. If the parents that care enough to send their kid to private school went back the caliber of parent would drastically increase.


That is exactly my point. I hear people say Bring Back Neighborhood Schools! all the time in the SG posts. Well the reason these majority white neighborhood schools have majority black student population from other areas is because no one in the neighborhood uses them . So instead of building a new school they bring in kids from outside. Now i guess its possible forced bussing could rear its ugly head again but for now those schools could be filled with neighbor hood kids or mostly neighborhood kids if the parents wanted them that way.


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re: Is it possible to improve EBR School
You have to fix the problems at home before you can fix the problems with the schools. That’s not going to happen any time soon, at least not in my lifetime.


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Anything is possible.


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OweO


Your best post in months.




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