Mr. Recovery says the school district is doomed in 2 years if the school district students don’t become proficient in 2 years.
Mr. Recovery will also close schools, fire teachers and staff, and attempt to regain 4.5% of the students lost to charter and private schools (by squeezing them into fewer schools), among other things.
Mr. Recovery says the district is going from a $3.2 million deficit to a $181 million deficit in 5 years? No one has helped me understand that math yet. Mr. Recovery says he wants to restore arts and music right after his boss ignored your school board and awarded a charter school for arts and music. Who’s going to call him out on that one? No one so far based on the comments I read.
Neither a Yes or No vote was going to endear Mr. Recovery to the school board. He hasn’t considered their input up to now and has given no intentions of doing so any time soon.
If a large group of parents stormed the administration building on a regular basis, I bet he’d start paying you and your elected board some attention. But that’s not likely to happen as parents don’t do that type of stuff any more, or they’d rather complain about politics, as displayed in the comment section of previous post.
Mr. Recovery probably never imagined his job would be so easy.
Can we beat him at his own game?
How can we get a bunch of underachieving students up to proficient in 2 years.Step 1: Get rid of all text books in all subjects other than math and readingStep 2: Break the school day into two sections; one for math study and one for reading studyStep 3: Test students daily with practice test just like the ones the state administers. Step 4: Lower the bar to maybe 80% proficient or extend the program to 4 or 5 years.
How to close school buildings to help the school districtStep 1: Don’t sell the buildings to Widener University.Step 2: Sell the buildings to someone who will have to pay real estate taxes. It would be better to sell them at a discounted price to get some money now and receive a steady stream of tax revenue for years to come. Selling to Widener, you get the cash up front and no tax revenue, ever.
How to regain 4.5% of the students from charter and private schoolsStep 1: Solicit the non-proficient students and sell them on the new school district campaign to make all students proficient.
Step 2: Cross your fingers and pray.
Somehow, we have to work with the school district who intends to continue to challenge Mr. Recovery and his plan, and confront Mr. Recovery directly to let him know what you want to see happen in the next couple years. All this finger pointing, name calling, and blame does not produce a conversation of solution or action.
Mr. Recovery has had it too easy so far.
What are YOU going to do about it?