@Dunwoody, The politicization of education in Georgia has increased in the last five years. I am not sure if that speaks to a real interest in education or a political battle that folks thought they could win.
I'm working on something now regarding improvements, Lynn, and your comment is a great reminder to check on that.
Certainly, the federal push on CC contributed to unhappiness with it in some quarters.
@Lynn, That is also true for some of the KIPP schools. This attrition is the source of complaints that these magnet and charter schools have an edge in that they know there is a place they can route the students who aren't succeeding -- they can send them back to their home schools.
@Atlresident, we haven't analyzed the data yet to look specifically at charters. But I think that is definitely something we will want to check out. We're all wondering the same thing.
Most public schools can't punt on the kids who aren't up to a certain academic level. They've got to teach all comers.
Thank you, Jerry. Thank you, Grayson.
@jerry, Thanks for sharing your expertise. It is critical that the folks who have dedicated their lives to this scholarship and have a big picture view share it with the rest of us.
@Reynold, The model now is to teach reaching and math via social studies and science so that the only critical content is not just reading and math. There is a lot of discussion now in schools about how to teach reading and math across the curriculum.
Sorry, teaching, not reaching.
Ok folks, @Reynold is our last question. Response from Maureen coming shortly.
Reynold, It may be the teachers aren't trained on the model enough yet. Our state reading scores have improved in the lower grades, but leveled off in the upper grades. I understand your concerns, but I think we can reading and social studies in tandem.
Thanks folks. This was our first try at this chat format. Seems to work.
Thanks folks. And remember you can keep checking that database and Maureen's blog. Wonderful hearing from you.
@Carla, we're out of time. But we may set up another session to discuss that topic soon!