Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New Bedford Parker Elementary students start the school year in uniforms

New Bedford Parker Elementary students start the school year in uniforms

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Give it a try, but the devil is in the details. What are the actions taken when a student does not wear the proper attire; once, twice, a third time and so on. Once the rule breaks down to pressure, or time on learning, that is where the rubber meets the road. It's a long year. Is the answer to have an ample supply of spares or to call a parent to supply? I hope the answer is the latter. The Times need to ask a few more follow up questions in order to wring out an issue. Use the paper to get the message out.

Anonymous said...

Think it's a great idea,now let's get teachers and other school personnel to also wear a uniform,because some of the outfits people wear to work are questionable. Also some people dress so over the top for their school it doesn't go with the neighborhood they teach in.

Darryl Murphy said...

Unis? What is this a charter school?

Anonymous said...

If teachers dressed like students they would be wearing $250 Nikes. Not just one pair, but many. Don't think teachers make that kind of money. LOL at the post! Mimic student dress. WoW.

Anonymous said...

Hey! We are building an excellent school system over here. Stop pulling back the curtain and exposing the truth.

Anonymous said...

I have dealt with so many consultants and administrators that have little to no practical experience in the classroom. Book smart does not necessarily translate to common sense approaches. Chaotic dismissal at Carter Brooks? Come on.

Anonymous said...

AMEN! The Brooks dismissal was and IS a MESS! Kids all over the place, parents searching for their children. The teachers look as confused and frustrated as the parents and students. The new principal says the old way was chaotic. What does she call the mess she has created this year? Advanced learning teacher does not equate to a proficient principal.

Anonymous said...

The teachers can't afford to dress like the students, we are too busy paying for supplies and supporting "those" who won't work!

Anonymous said...

Time to get clip boards to the scene.

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to explain to me why teachers need to pay for supplies. Isn't there money in the budget for classroom supplies. Is the expectation from PRAB that teachers pay out of pocket for classroom supplies? How does that make any sense. Spend your salary to support a public funded district. Your salary is yours to save or spend on family. If anyone tells me that their students are their family I will tell you that that person needs help.

Anonymous said...

There should be no need for teachers to buy any supplies for their classrooms. There are too many instances to mention of schools in new Bedford getting cleaned out (old paper, old pens,pencils and crayons) by the case load into dumpsters. These items filled numerous boiler rooms throughout city schools and yet the principals of those buildings didn't know it was there. PRAB is even worse. The money tree at PRAB will eventually run out and when it does all of the out of town 100k do nothings will leave.

Anonymous said...

Teacher have paid for basic supplies for their classrooms for the past three years.even paper to run things off,if you don't buy it then you can't do your work with your students,teachers ask their principals for paper and they say don't have money buy it yourself.

Anonymous said...

Fools!!!

Anonymous said...

It is ridiculous that teachers are paying for classroom supplies to meet the frameworks. Most teachers start out on Step 1. How can they afford supplies like paper? The school that I work at is always out of copier toner. No wonder teachers get fed up easily. Not only do they have to deal with disrespectful students, they need to provide supplies that the district should be providing. Sounds to me like this should be easy to solve. I stopped paying for supplies a long time ago. If the school does not care to supply the necessary tools for a teacher to do his or her job right why should I. Maybe the Superintendent or members of the School Committee can donate their own money to purchase supplies.

Anonymous said...

How many times have we heard that we teach for our love for teaching and not the money. Fantasy or stupidity. Chose one. If that is the case teachers should have joined the Peace Corp. Do you think the Supt. does her jobout of her love for New Bedford or the mere pittance she gets for salary? It's a job, a well paying job. Think about it. Teachers, stop spending your money on supplies.

Anonymous said...

I do believe that most teachers, administrators, and district staff work hard to facilitate student success. We must understand that hard work does not mean positive results. We must also understand that when data is being tossed around like it was in the Standard Times on Wednesday more questions about data needs to be quantified. Some points in the article need to be further explained. For example how does more testing create an even playing field with peers across the state and country? Where is the relationship between student parent and education? Sounds like the connection is on solely on the shoulders of the teachers. Questioning teacher dedication based on smiles or telling students we missed them during their absences is demeaning to teachers and condescending. That tone needs to change if the Superintendent wants us to like her the way she is expecting us to like students.

Anonymous said...

I have paid for classroom supplies since the dark ages of the 1970's. Many times I have put my classroom supply list in only to receive ancient glue, scotch tape and yellowed paper!! This is the way to save money folks; to heck with your kids!!

Anonymous said...

Ive been buying classroom supplies for over 25 years. The most I ever spent in one year was $1100. And no, I cannot claim it on my taxes. The exemption is $250. EVERY teacher I know does the same. If we don't, as a previous poster mentioned, we and the kids are the ones who suffer. Add that to the number of unpaid hours we work and retirement is looking pretty good. Its too bad I am leaving a job and students and colleagues that I love, because, the going just keeps getting tougher. New Bedford has lost some stellar teachers in the past few years. They don't make them like that anymore.