or, the latest reason every school board member needs to be voted out.
A little background on the seriously fucked up logic of the Wake County School System...some of our schools are on a year round schedule. The school board feels the need to do this to more efficiently use the resources of our school system. This part I can accept. What I don't accept or understand is that with all the power of a modern computing system, the school board refuses to accommodate families by making sure all the students in a family are on the same year round track. The school board claims there is NO WAY to make sure siblings end up on the same track. What a total load of bullshit. Can you imagine having two children with 2 completely different school and vacation schedules? You would have no family life. Also, this school board redistricts or reassigns kids to schools EVERY YEAR. Yes, this really does happen. And, yes, this means there are a few kids who get bounced from school to school.
The latest stroke of brilliance is to add 10 minutes to every school day (50 minutes gain per week) in order to dismiss the kids 1 hour early every single Wednesday. That hour is to be used by the teachers "to collaborate and discuss ways to improve individual student academic performance". I somehow believe that extra time could be used to improve academic performance by, oh, I don't know, TEACHING! And, to make this plan even more brilliant, they are going to let the students out 2 1/2 hours early on 6 Wednesdays. This doesn't replace any workdays or half days. This is in addition to them. Can anyone explain the logic behind this fucknuttery?
Hell, at least ths Wake County School Board has made my decision making easier come election time. As it stands, if someone is a current member of the school board, they WILL NOT get my vote.