Post: Student Achievement in CO vs. CA
Posted by Ali on 1/14/07
Part of the reason I'm posting on this chatboard is this:
I'm tired of teaching kids who don't give a rat's patootie
about their education. I teach in a large suburban
district. Class sizes here are 35+. Do you know how much
work that is for a teacher who actually gives a damn? (I'm
sick for the FOURTH time this year, probably largely due
to my 60+ hour weeks and 5-6 hours of sleep every night.)
In my freshman classes, which are, thank god, capped at 20-
1, over 1/3 of my students are failing. Class averages?
The highest is 73%, the lowest is 64%.
So, how do the kids in CO compare to my little apathetic
angels in Orange County? (Oh, did I forget to mention I'm
in one of the wealthiest places in the country? Oops.) Are
the ones in the Denver suburbs (specifically Arvada,
Broomfield, JeffCo) generally interested in performing
well in school? How's parent involvement? Do kids
generally care about school?
Or is it just like it is here, e.g. when I assign homework
half of them, on a good day, take a stab at it?
Thanks for your help and insight. I appreciate it.
Posts on this thread, including this one
Student Achievement in CO vs. CA, 1/14/07, by Ali.