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Magnet School

Posted Friday, February 20, 2009, at 3:07 PM

Are you for or against the magnet school? If you have an opinion on either side, contact Sadie Fowler for possible inclusion in a Times-Gazette feature.

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I'm in favor of it. I just wish that more people knew all of the facts about it, before they rushed to judgement. I have no problem with people who disagree with me, I just hate it when the people who do so are misinformed.

-- Posted by Nobody'sFool on Fri, Feb 20, 2009, at 1:58 PM

I think the magnet school is a good idea. Have any of you heard how many children they are going to select to go to the new Magnet School?

-- Posted by Dianatn on Fri, Feb 20, 2009, at 3:52 PM

So how is the magnet school going to work? Are they pulling children from all differant schools? Do they have a curriculum in place for these children? I understand these kids are of the Higher Learning class. Are the teachers those who are taught higher education. Will they be learning classics, latin and such.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Fri, Feb 20, 2009, at 4:43 PM

I guess I am between undecided, to against it. Maybe I am just uninformed as to why Higher Achieving kids have to go to a total "seperate school" rather than just have a "seperate class/classess" for Higher Achieving kids in all the same schools including the High School. I guess it will be more of a wait and see how things really turn out, for me to form a real opinion on it. I do hope things end well (for the better) for all our children. But by all means keep striving for improvement and success for all the children. I do wish they have more classes in the High School that are "More Career Oriented" toward helping kids decide more on goals and career setting. So MORE kids are focusing on what they are going to do when they get out of school, what kind of training and education areas they need to get into to get that paticular career/job. I think too many kids are coming out of school with absolutely no clue as to what they want to do or be, or they have false belief of becoming something they are not ment to do. And totally give up on doing or striving for any career or goals. Sorry to get off the subject.

-- Posted by Momof3&3step&1gran on Sat, Feb 21, 2009, at 2:13 AM

I am so confused as to what to do....My son WANTS to go, but we have to make him do what little homework he has. He would be a fifth-grader, so if he loved it, what about sixth grade? If he hated it and failed, I would feel responsible....etc,etc.

-- Posted by mmp84 on Sat, Feb 21, 2009, at 2:54 PM

Here's what will happen:

You're going to draw all the best students from Community, Cascade, and Shelbyville. As these kids grow older, all their best friends will be headed to Central to school.

Where do you think they will go? Back to Cascade? Back to Community? Of course not. So, effectively, Cascade and Community High Schools will never have any of he best and the brightest.

When average kids go to school with above average kids, the work that the above average kids is the standard. When average kids go to school with average kids, the standards are going to spiral lower and lower and lower.

Why are we doing everything we possibly can to dumb down education? Our governor, in his great wisdom, has already decided that every student in the state can and will take Algebra 2 and Physics. Does anyone in their right mind really believe that every single student can pass REAL Algebra 2 and REAL Physics? Of course not!

So, what we end up doing is calling a sow's ear a silk purse. Someone needs to tell the emperor that he is naked. That goes for Bredesen and that goes for this moronic idea of a magnet school in this county. Do people actually think through these ideas? I think not.

-- Posted by Jack Bauer on Sat, Feb 21, 2009, at 4:41 PM


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