Not surprised at all, when you have parents that do not care or have an education, nether will their kids care. So when the kids do not care or show any interests in their education, it is harder for the teacher to teach them the very basic knowledge to get them buy in life. In addition, why worry about the education of your kid just teach them how to live off the government. Second, it also shows you when the state start messing with the BOE funding it harder for teacher to get the resource to education kids that do care about their future.
I disagree with you! My child graduated from Apalachee but not because of the school. They tried putting her in the same math class 4 years in a row. Each year I had to go explain that she had already taken that class and have her changed. If they do not have orginational skills how do you expect them to teach anything correctly. Someone I work with has had the same problems as I had when my daughter was in school there.
Yes the area does have a lot of parents who cannot read or write but it does not give the teachers the right to blame their failure to teach properly on the parent when from my personal experiance they do not care if they get them in the correct classes or not!