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The Most Dysfunctional State DOE?
Old 02-10-2015, 04:51 PM
 
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Who wants to claim the most dysfunctional state Department of Education? My vote goes for Indiana. Here are my reasons:

1) The statehouse is voting to oust the State Superintendent that was voted in last year by the voters of Indiana. How is that for democracy?

2) ISTEP tests are currently being delivered to schools. The tests have doubled in length compared to last year. Governor Pence has issued an executive order to shorten the ISTEP test. Wait....the test booklets are being delivered to schools this week. WE ARE NOW JUST REALIZING THAT THE TEST IS DOUBLE THE LENGTH!?!?!

I'm speechless. At a loss for words. So sad.

Who thinks their state can top this dysfunction?

Ready. Set. Go.


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I would agree
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It has been messed up since Mitch Daniels and Tony Bennett. It's not getting better
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I live in Indiana. All I can say is "I'm glad my kids are out of school and on their own!" I'm actually encouraging people to consider homeschool.
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I agree
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I teach in Indiana.
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Yep!
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I completely agree. Indiana is a hot mess in education. I'm not sure how much longer I can stay in the classroom with all of the chaos.


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Ny
Old 02-11-2015, 03:54 AM
 
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Ny-- with the new cuomo budget, which will pass:
1. Reduced funding for public schools
2. 50% teacher rating tied to student scores but lack of funding for language services and swd services (I teach ells and swd, so we can see where that is going)
3. Any struggling school gets taken over by private organizations
4. An increase in charter schools
5. Admins who DO NOT know how to follow the Danielson Rubric despite "hours and hours worth of training"

Maybe ALL the states will be deemed the worst? I wonder what inference we can all make .....
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:39 PM
 
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Indiana. Hands down! ISTEP starts in a few weeks and there is really no plan yet for how long the test will be....oh, but teachers should still have their merit pay tied to it!
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Old 02-11-2015, 07:51 PM
 
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Apparently, pulling out of common core doesn't solve anything.
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Indiana by a nose
Old 02-15-2015, 10:55 AM
 
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Though I have friends in New York, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Ohio that are working in states that are also struggling (as I'm sure many, many others are), Indiana tipped it this last week and they are still going strong.

In addition to the mentioned things here, my third graders will endure nearly 12 hours of tests when you include IREAD3 which they must pass in order to move to 4th grade.

But the kicker for me is the bill introduced this week to give Charter schools an additional $1,500 per student AND let them opt out of the same tests we are discussing here.

They might as well close public schools right now...this is breaking my heart!
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