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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000281.txt from 2001/02

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.com>
Subj: RE: [kl] chaos being sold for freedom...
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 19:50:16 -0500

At 10:31 AM 2/8/2001 -0500, Mark C. wrote:
>I have had the opposite experiences in the public schools that my children
>have attended/do attend - calls right away when there's any sort of
>problem, guidance counselors who actually try to guide, etc., and school
>problems no worse than those I contended with while growing up. Two of my
>children are still in the public school system and generally things are
>working out pretty well.
>
>Perhaps the good schools don't get the coverage because they don't make
>the news ...

Sounds like your school has figured out the trick. If you demand and
expect 100% from the kids, you can actually GET 85% and that is good. But
if you decide that 85% is all you are going to get anyway and make that the
NEW standard, you will only get 72%, and so on down the slippery slope.

Bill Hausmann bhausmann1@-----.com
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