The district ended the ninth grade IB lottery that allowed my friend's children to attend the Edmonds Woodway IB program. Without kids coming from around the district, enrollment has been DRASTICALLY lowered at Edmonds Whitepeople [Woodway?], which will now host only kids as rich as their normal population. The rich kids get all the IB classes they want!
My friend's younger children have been told to attend the honors program at their home school for the next two years. When they asked to see the plans for the honors program at Mountlake Terrace, they were told it would be forthcoming. It is now almost April. Do they have a plan for the children at Mountlake or Lynnwood? ABSOLUTELY NONE.
Ask Dr. Limon and the principals for the honors plan. Ask who is teaching the classes. Ask about the special honors training for the teachers. NONE NONE NONE.
So, two high schools in the district will now have real honors classes in the AP and IB programs. And the kids from the other side of the district will get NOTHING. And they aren't even hiding it!!No more small schools and no freshman and sophmore honors classes at Mountlake.
A new building with no honors classes at Alderwood Mall High School.
Do I at least still get to vote??!?
Editor: This was contributed by an anonymous author.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Wasting our greatest resource - the minds of our children.
Posted by ESD15.org at 6:03 AM
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Ok, maybe I'm not too bright, but why did the district drop the 9th grade IB program? Another question: don't they want kids transferring in from other schools and/or districts? I don't get it. (Maybe there are some Cliff notes available that could help me understand.)
CENTS YOU ARE LAYING PEOPLE OFF, HOW ABOUT CUT SOME MONEY FROM YOUR CORNER OF THE WORLD. THATS RIGHT ALL YOUR FRIENDS THAT COVER FOR YOU WHEN YOUR DOWN AT THE WATER HAVING FUN.
LOOK, LISTEN AND LEARN!
Sorry Dude he's too busy firing all the people that were put in place to protect him when his gig was up. I find it almost amusing that they get to fire all the managers that were given gravy jobs when the levys passed. All the extra $ that were used to protect these pukes. They should just FN resign. That is all that is left for these lonesome losers. In reality they should go first. It makes me sick. I will outlast you as well Marla & Nick. You have no guts or heart. Move on!!!!!!!!!!
Ok, maybe cut all the people that do all the work and give the money to the stupidvisors.
I think thats whats going on now. Just look at the payroll. Nick 200K thats more than the govenor makes
The IB program was growing by leaps and bounds, but apparently it's been too successful, as they are now cutting the numbers due to crowding at EW. They're billing other honors programs as being the same as IB, conveniently located at students' home school locations -- don't buy it. It's not comparable, it's being put in place to keep people quiet about IB becoming even more exclusive than it already is. And yes, to the author, the program is destined to become whiter and richer. Way to work for equity, ESD.
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