Results released Friday, July 25 by the Georgia Department of Education indicate that the Barrow County School system failed to meet adequate yearly progress (AYP) standards. The AYP standards are goals set by the state for each school district and school within the state.
In the Barrow County School system, eight of 14 schools did not meet AYP goals.
Bethlehem, Bramlett, County Line, Holsenbeck, Statham and Yargo Elementary Schools along with Winder-Barrow Middle School and Winder-Barrow High School were identified as the eight schools which failed to meet state requirements.
In a press release issued earlier today, Barrow County Schools superintendent Dr. Ron Saunders stated, "The ever demanding AYP goals that are placed on our school system require harder and smarter work by everyone - system administrators, school administrators, teachers, parents, and most especially students.”
Saunders added that he was proud that the school system met 780 out of 800 goals - 97.5 percent - of the state requirement.
“There may be many reasons why we as a system do not make 100 percent of the goals; however, there are no excuses. We will continue to work to make sure all of our students achieve," he said.
For more on this story, see the July 30 edition of The Braselton News.
I really feel bad for you. It makes it easier for people to blame one man, than to take responsibility for themselves.
If parents had helped their children at home, few would have failed these tests.
This reminds me of how people want to blame President Bush for high gas prices, when the blame really lies at the door of the liberal environmentalists.
Parents, you are to blame if your children didn't pass these tests. It is not the government's job to educate children (or to feed you, shelter you, or otherwise give you a handout). It is the parent's job to educate children. Just because 96% of the American public CHOOSES to turn over the education of their children to others does not absolve the parents from this responsibility.
The only reason government got involved so heavily in the lives of your family in these and many other areas, is because you won't do your job.
To those of you who DID turn off the TV and DID help your kids to pass these tests, congratulations!! You did your job. And, your job is not over until those children grow up to be PRODUCTIVE members of society, not looking for a handout from the government.