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Seeba to run for St. Paul school board again

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Anonymous PIoneer Press said...

Pioneer Press

Updated: 12/14/2010 12:13:29 AM CST


Louise Toscano Seeba, who failed to win DFL endorsement for St. Paul school board last year, said she is running again in 2011.

Seeba, 39, is an assistant city attorney for St. Paul. She is married to a teacher and is the mother of two children in St. Paul schools.

She describes herself as a "lifelong Democrat" and "former 'Iron Ranger' who was educated by the exceptional public schools in my home- town of Chisholm."

Her announcement was prompted by the resignation of Vallay Varro, who is stepping down from the board to run a new education group.

— Doug Belden

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She is the best person out these for this position.

Eric

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More sucking up eh Eric ?

2:46 PM  
Blogger Swiftee said...

Did anyone read about thee latest tactic the teachers union has pulled to intimidate the schools?

Feast your eyes:

http://tinyurl.com/25zqhw3

Eric, did you know that 42% of SPPS students fail to graduate? And did you know that 755 of those that fail are black kids?

And did you know that the DFL has owned the school board for the past 40 years? They own this mess, lock, stock and barrel.

What the hell is wrong with you?

Speaking of the SPPS. The last hope those poor kids had died last Sunday.

There will be a memorial "Irish wake" for Tom Conlon on Sunday from 4-8pm at O’Gara’s Bar & Grill, at Selby & Snelling in Saint Paul.

Fucking scumbag leftists wishing to pander are advised to send flowers in leiu of attendence.

3:44 PM  
Blogger Swiftee said...

75%

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a supporter of Seeba the last time she ran and am an admirer of her work she does as an Asst. City Attorney. Plus, being from the Range means you generally come from good stock.

Swiftee:
You can change the school board 100% over to Republicans and I'm not convinced they have the answers either. Cutting everything doesn't seem to lead to any progress except for the person trying to get re-elected. And, doing the same thing over and over haven't improved the overall quality.

Why? Because the main problem is not programmatic. Its the home life. You can force parents to take an active role, one that seems normal to some (help kids with homework, stay in touch with teachers, GO to the meetings with the teachers, attend PTO meetings when time permits), to others it seem impossible and overwhelming.

So, what you have is a school system that has to be part social worker (making the children have the right nutrition, providing rides, sharing supplies, special ed social workers, paras, etc) instead of focused full time on education. That cost money that isn't going into the classroom.
That's the simple reality of where we are today.

95% plus of African American children are in public schools. Why wouldn't I want the best for the public school system? Heck, over 80% of all American children attend public schools. So, I want board members who come in with ideas to support improving that system, not tearing it down. That support is tied to the recognition that some of these kids, through no fault of their own, have issues at home or inside that needs to addressed and conquered. I have yet to hear a republican come up with an idea on addressing that aside from homeschooling and vouchers. However, if the parents had wherewithall to homeschool well, you get it.

You don't fix a broken system by starving it. You bring new ideas to the table and get rid of some of the dead-weight without ideas- regardless of party affiliation.



Eric

8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was a supporter of Seeba the last time she ran and am an admirer of her work she does as an Asst. City Attorney. Plus, being from the Range means you generally come from good stock.

Swiftee:
You can change the school board 100% over to Republicans and I'm not convinced they have the answers either. Cutting everything doesn't seem to lead to any progress except for the person trying to get re-elected. And, doing the same thing over and over haven't improved the overall quality.

Why? Because the main problem is not programmatic. Its the home life. You can force parents to take an active role, one that seems normal to some (help kids with homework, stay in touch with teachers, GO to the meetings with the teachers, attend PTO meetings when time permits), to others it seem impossible and overwhelming.

So, what you have is a school system that has to be part social worker (making the children have the right nutrition, providing rides, sharing supplies, special ed social workers, paras, etc) instead of focused full time on education. That cost money that isn't going into the classroom.
That's the simple reality of where we are today.

95% plus of African American children are in public schools. Why wouldn't I want the best for the public school system? Heck, over 80% of all American children attend public schools. So, I want board members who come in with ideas to support improving that system, not tearing it down. That support is tied to the recognition that some of these kids, through no fault of their own, have issues at home or inside that needs to addressed and conquered. I have yet to hear a republican come up with an idea on addressing that aside from homeschooling and vouchers. However, if the parents had wherewithall to homeschool well, you get it.

You don't fix a broken system by starving it. You bring new ideas to the table and get rid of some of the dead-weight without ideas- regardless of party affiliation.



Eric

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to see more teachers going independent and starting their own private schools sort of like the way day cares operate.

Get a group of six or seven teachers that teach english,math,science,social studies ( not the edited form ), sex ed / physical health, and reading/writing and let them be free from the public school system.


St.Paul Central is the worst school in the metro I hear.

The place is a Zoo no kidding, just walk through the door and see for yourself.




Jeff Matiatos

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Especially the monkey house part of the school !!!

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Central High Rankings said...

There goes kkkJeff again.

Minnesota ranks slightly above average in test scores, and Central High School is at or above in the score rankings.

For the gifted students there are more programs there that help students excel on a national basis than any other St Paul high school:
* International Baccalaureate (IB)*: 46 IB courses;
* Quest*: 25 Quest honors courses;
* Advanced Placement (AP): 11 AP courses
* Language classes: Chinese, French, German, Latin, Russian and Spanish are offered, levels III through VI are awarded honor points;
* College in the Schools (CIS): Instructors trained by U of M faculty teach English for University credit at the high school;
* PSEO: Students in grades 11 and 12 may enroll in courses at colleges or technical institutes through the MN Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program.

You come prepared, its a great school. The class of 2010 had two-thirds attend four colleges with the top students going to:

Carlton College, Northfield, MN
Columbia University, New York, NY
Harvard University, Boston, MA
Macalester College, Saint Paul, MN
New York University, New York, NY
Tufts University, New York, NY
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Yale University, New Haven, CT

We know what kkkJeff means when he says zoo. So many students of color! Actually, its divided evenly at around 30% of whites, blacks and asians.

kkkJeff wants schools to be bright and white like his out in Lino Lakes or Centennial or wherever he went to school. Seeing that it worked so well for him. I think kkkJeff has a shitty apartment near Central and probably hides behind the curtains when school is out.

I've been in Central. Spoke to a class and student groups. The kids are kids and have so many options that they are involved in. Its a very good school.


Eroc

11:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure, Eroc ( haha ) posts a biased page from that very school, however my sources say that St.Paul Central has class sizes of 25 + compared to a state wide 16 per class. Also my sources show that in just about all required subjects for graduation that students are failing more in the last 2 years and the percentages are below 50% .

There were moments in the history of the school that showed progress but the school is on the decline presently.

10:28 was not my post Eroc incase your wondering .

So your saying 2 thirds of the 2010graduating class went to college ?

I think what you meant to say was summer school.

No friggin way 2 thirds of that class went to college and I challange you to prove that.




Jeff Matiatos

12:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Survey of the class of 2010

Students surveyed... 472
Four-year college........66%
Community/Technical college ....26%
Other .....8%

http://central.spps.org/home/about/profile_2010-2011.pdf

So, kkkJeff, you got anything besides the 'word on the street'? Did you check out the IB and AP programs? What about the NATIONAL MERIT COMPETITION?

2011 Merit Program:
Commended Students ...12
Semi-Finalists...10

2010 Merit Program:
Commended Students ..16
Semifinalists ...4

2009 Merit Program:
Commended Students ...15
Semi-Finalists...9

Its not New Trier high school but, its not filled with sweathogs either.

There is only one way to take the class size down. That's to hire more teachers, which means more money, which goes against everything you stand for.

You got any proof for your accusations there Triple 'K'? I mean I guess you could give us the time and place your friend told you all about Central. I'm willing to bet there was some cheap beer being consumed with a little Dokken on the radio in the truck.


Eric <---spelled correctly this time.

1:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't put alot of confidence in a " Survey " of students that simply believe they might have the desire to be in college.

Show me the enrollement stats and I'll give it a second thought.

Competitions are nothing more than just that. While the kids that participate in them are obviously outstanding students, it's a very small percentage.

Your references to KKK and reverse racists comments have NO effect on me at all.

You have only succeded in making humor out of my comments and to your delight, it's made you feel whole.

You didn't like welcome back Kotter ? To bad, it's one of them shows I did catch every now and then just like how I enjoyed the Jeffersons, Good Times, The Cosby show, and a couple others.

I suppose thats confusing for you now isn't it you reverse racists.






Jeff Matiatos

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's matter kkkJeff?
Feeling the need to change focus because you've been caught talking out of your gas-filled derriere?

How about you back up your statements instead of trying to back out of them?

Why do you think it matters in the real world if you enjoyed watching the Jeffersons?
Why do you feel the need to announce it to world? ---"Hey everybody!!! I like watching black people on tv, especially when they make me laugh. So, I can't be a racist!!!?---

You've had plenty of opportunity to tell us or show us where you got your information from.

Graduation Requirements at Central High:

85 quarter credits must be earned in the following
areas:
• English – 16 quarters
• Social Studies – 14 quarters, including 4 in US
History, 2 in economics, 2 in US government,
4 in world history, and 2 in geography
• Math – 12 quarters, through Algebra II
• Science – 12 quarters, including 4 in biology
• Physical Education – 2 quarters
• Health – 2 quarters
• FACS/Industrial Tech – 2 quarters
• Fine Arts – 4 quarters
• Electives – 21 quarters
Students must also:
• pass the MN Grad Test in reading, writing,
and math (note new MN legislative changes:
students may be eligible for an exemption
with the math test)
• complete a six-year plan that encompasses
postsecondary and life plans

I'll post info on the college prep programs next.

Again, its not the BEST school in the Cities but, its not garbage and the students that go there have rigorous coursework and if you're serious, there are programs that can take the individual student to the top of the students in the country, as recognized by the national merit program. Central consistently produces not one or two but several every year.

Central graduates students into the best colleges in the country every year. They also have students who drop out- just like Eden Prairie and Stillwater does.

A kid who is prepared and ready to learn will find a world of opportunities at Central and a bright future at some of the best institutions of higher learning on the planet.

kkkJeff can focus on the negatives. Its what he does.



Eric

11:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are programs at Central High School that we need to strengthen and prepare MORE student for. The kids that come through these programs will be part of helping keep America competitive on the world stage.

Academic Specialties
Central offers students five options for rigorous
college preparation:
1. International Baccalaureate
Central HS has been an IB World School
authorized to offer the Diploma Program since 1987.
Our Diploma Program offers 17 testing subjects:
Chinese (Mandarin); French; German; Latin;
Spanish; Russian; English; Biology; Chemistry;
Physics; Math Methods; Math High Level; European
History; History of the Americas; Economics;
Philosophy; Art/Design; Music; and Theory of
Knowledge. About 50% of our 11th and 12th graders
register for one or more IB Exams; and Central
scores have consistently been above average for IB
students throughout the world.
The IB program is a global pre-university program
that provides an interdisciplinary curriculum and
incorporates multi-cultural perspectives and
internationally-based standards of achievement.
IB and pre-IB courses develop and refine higher
level thinking skills, writing techniques and oral
communications.
Middle Years Program – MYP
Central HS in partnership with Ramsey Jr HS, has
been granted authorization to offer the IB MYP
program and is therefore an IB school on two counts.
These are schools that share a common philosophy –
a commitment to challenging and high quality
international education
2. Advanced Placement
Central High School was awarded a 2008 Siemens
Award, given in recognition of the schools that are
leading their state in AP participation and
performance in science, math and technology, based
on data from all schools participating in AP.
3. Quest
For over 30 years, Quest classes have combined
traditional group learning with individual pursuit of
academic interests and artistic talents. Students are
trained to think independently and to learn from each
other and from the instructor. The humanities-based
curriculum delves into ancient and modern texts by
multiethnic authors of both genders. Quest classes
stress analysis and synthesis of ideas as well as
critical thinking processes articulated in written and
oral assignments.
4. College in the Schools (CIS)
Instructors trained by U of M faculty teach English
for University credit at the high school
5. Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program
Students in grades 11 and 12 may enroll in courses at
colleges or technical institutes through the MN Post-
Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEO).

kkkJeff, can you provide with the negative information and source that you are so sure about?


Eric

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well if you know anything about the KKK, I don't suppose any of those folks would give a second or third thought to watching t.v. or participating in anything having to do with blacks or other targets of their aggression.

I am not KKK but if you say so go ahead and believe it.

I have no emmediate friends or relations that are African Americans ( black ) so for you especially Eric, I posted here that I enjoyed watching those shows not to impress the viewers and posters here, though it does call into question your firm belief that I am your worst nightmare from your historical past. I am not KKK for the last time.

Your the only one so far and maybe Bob that has ever believed this.

I have posted here the truth about the few stats I've found on the school. They are on the internet so go and find them.

The graduation requirements at Central are not exceptional compared to other schools and theirs meets the minimum state requirements for graduation.

You can't sit there and glorify the school with common statistics yet ignore the decline in that school over the last two years that is especially worth taking note.

Your right, it's not the best in the metro area but the schools website makes it out to be that way and it simply isn't true so what else are they hiding ?





Jeff Matiatos

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right, what school is going to have a website that exposes it's deficiencys ?

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are programs at Central High School that we need to strengthen and prepare MORE student for. The kids that come through these programs will be part of helping keep America competitive on the world stage.

Academic Specialties
Central offers students five options for rigorous
college preparation:
1. International Baccalaureate
Central HS has been an IB World School
authorized to offer the Diploma Program since 1987.
Our Diploma Program offers 17 testing subjects:
Chinese (Mandarin); French; German; Latin;
Spanish; Russian; English; Biology; Chemistry;
Physics; Math Methods; Math High Level; European
History; History of the Americas; Economics;
Philosophy; Art/Design; Music; and Theory of
Knowledge. About 50% of our 11th and 12th graders
register for one or more IB Exams; and Central
scores have consistently been above average for IB
students throughout the world.
The IB program is a global pre-university program
that provides an interdisciplinary curriculum and
incorporates multi-cultural perspectives and
internationally-based standards of achievement.
IB and pre-IB courses develop and refine higher
level thinking skills, writing techniques and oral
communications.
Middle Years Program – MYP
Central HS in partnership with Ramsey Jr HS, has
been granted authorization to offer the IB MYP
program and is therefore an IB school on two counts.
These are schools that share a common philosophy –
a commitment to challenging and high quality
international education
2. Advanced Placement
Central High School was awarded a 2008 Siemens
Award, given in recognition of the schools that are
leading their state in AP participation and
performance in science, math and technology, based
on data from all schools participating in AP.
3. Quest
For over 30 years, Quest classes have combined
traditional group learning with individual pursuit of
academic interests and artistic talents. Students are
trained to think independently and to learn from each
other and from the instructor. The humanities-based
curriculum delves into ancient and modern texts by
multiethnic authors of both genders. Quest classes
stress analysis and synthesis of ideas as well as
critical thinking processes articulated in written and
oral assignments.
4. College in the Schools (CIS)
Instructors trained by U of M faculty teach English
for University credit at the high school
5. Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program
Students in grades 11 and 12 may enroll in courses at
colleges or technical institutes through the MN Post-
Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEO).

kkkJeff, can you provide with the negative information and source that you are so sure about?


Eric

12:49 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

Jeff said;
Your the only one so far and maybe Bob that has ever believed this.

My response;
I do not believe you are kkk Jeff.

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kkkJeff, I never said you were part of a hate group, KKK, Stormfront or the Concern Citizens Leagues.

However, you have shown yourself to be of their mindset. You've espoused enough of your views on race, and what you think of people as a race to earn honorary status from one of them. You've told us what you think of blacks in general in the prison discussion. You think that we all are the same. You have espoused your views on interracial relationships (though you could not keep you own relationship together.) You've talked about Hispanics and went into great detail when Bob's son got into his scrape with the cops in Fergus Falls. And now you slam a high school which is average for the most part but has some very bright spots simply because you see all of the minority students that attend. I'm hoping you'll stop bull-sh*$$ing yourself and man-up and join those with a like mindset.

You being kkk in the head, seem feel that I have to continue to provide proof of what I say but, your words should stand as you speak them because you see yourself as better. BS. Show where you got any of your information. You criticize my source but have none of your own.

There are 498 public AND charter (which are public-funded) in the state of Minnesota. St Paul Central ranks exactly in the middle. Exactly at 244. Its the median school in the state. Central is the best of the seven non-charter public high schools in the city and rank third when you add all of the charter schools.

You can go and find the rankings here:
http://www.schooldigger.com/go/MN/schoolrank.aspx?level=3

That's how you source your work. Your 'word on the street' is bullshit and straight out the 70's with those dumbass tv shows you like. Where did you get that info that Central High was a zoo kkkJeff?


Eric

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just watch Erikkk try to put the blame of his affilliations on others. Erikkk is the best token black around.

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:02: Its a lie and non-germane. You're such a loser you're not even original- Erikkk? I've already used that on kkkJeff.

Since we're on the subject, kkkJeff, still looking for the source on Central High School. You there?

Eric

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your memory simply is not that good to recall who said what about Bobs son. Certainly I don't recall commenting in the negative on that one so you lose there also.

St.Paul Central has been on the decline the last 2 years and I know it hurts you to admit that.

I do not recall either, commenting that your stats were not true I just commented that my sources say that Central is on the decline and
my source for the opinion about central High School being a Zoo
( now you know my source ) comes from a former school teacher that used to teach there. I know her just enough as a former neighbor and will not reveal her name at her request.

So much for your trash talking.




Jeff Matiatos

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erikkk,

You are the only African American I know of who is helping the city drive the blacks out. Your KKK leanings have been discussed before you tried to blame it onto Jeff. Are you bucking for Field Marshall in the city's Gestapo?

7:02

11:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kkkJeff said:
St.Paul Central is the worst school in the metro I hear.
The place is a Zoo no kidding, just walk through the door and see for yourself.


Instead of leaving that lie alone, I showed the stats related to academics and looked up the test scores and it shows that Central is the best public high school in St Paul and right at the median for our high schools in the state. I used the St Paul Schools info to get a list of the classes required for graduation- the list of programs for students who a ready for higher learning and its long. I also found a list of schools the top kids went to who just graduated.

kkkJeff says that means nothing. He doesn't go on to prove anything- he just says it.

So, I actually list descriptions of the IB and other advance programs for students. kkkJeff says big deal and he liked to watch the Jeffersons.
So, I go and get something that can't be spun by kkkJeff, the official MCA-II GRAD Math, Reading and combined scores.

Seeing that, and seeing that he couldn't produced the ol' anonymous insider tip as his source. Now, in spite of the record showing something completely different than what he tried to portray, he expects us to take HIS word that he got this information from a teacher. Any proof of that kkkJeff? Naw, I guess not.

He then goes and double posts under anonymous to try and throw me off. I'll of course answer that charge because its not an anonymous loser, its the regular one we know, kkkJeff.

kkkJeff, next time you're in court playing lawyer, ask how far you get with rumors as your basis of proof against, you know, real evidence.

You're busted and pathetic. Please keep this going on.


Eric

12:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kkkJeff said:
You are the only African American I know of who is helping the city drive the blacks out. Your KKK leanings have been discussed before you tried to blame it onto Jeff. Are you bucking for Field Marshall in the city's Gestapo?
------------------------------
"the" blacks? hahah!

Really? I'm the same guy that stood with the lawsuits against the fire department and the city on its contracting practices. They were discriminating against minorities and there was plenty of proof.

When I was on the civil rights commission, the police department and some local businesses were the focus of many actions.

Sorry kkkJeff, I've got a record that goes back over a decade of being on the right side of the civil rights issue, even when that means calling out my own party members.

For instance, some slumlords are suing the city claiming discrimination and that the city wants to rid themselves of black citizens. Normal people see this as the bullshit it is. And, if you really have any concern for the plight of the poor and under-served, you'll be a cheerleader for code enforcement. Why should poor people have to live in inhumane squalor? That's where I stand. Just because you're poor or have little to no money doesn't mean you don't deserve to live in dignity. Its also why unlike the other suits against the city, this is the only one without support from the organizations and groups that stay on top of illegal discrimination.

They were there when the cops, public work and the fire department were out of control but, not for the landlords? Hmmm.



Eric

12:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to the Minnesota Department of Educations Website, it was reported that " This school does not meet AYP ( adequate yearly progress ) for 2008.

There you go Eric and the Departments report card for 09 was not much better.




Jeff Matiatos

1:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The State don't lie Eric .
I think the school is trying to pull the wool over you man HaHa !!!!!

1:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eric and the school are your classic spinners trying to alter the truth.

1:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you even know what that means kkkJeff?

Are you aware that the benchmarks, known as Adequate Yearly Progress, require certain percentages of a school's population to pass state tests in reading and math.

School populations are separated into eight groups, including racial and socio-economic categories. If one of the groups does not make AYP, the school is cited.

So if the overall test scores either improve or are at the top of the state, they can still be cited if one group does not show improvement- even if the other seven groups do.

According the Minnesota Department of Education, HALF the schools in the state were cited!

You what else the state test scores show?
Central beats out Highland Park, Como, Johnson, Humbolt, Harding and Arlington all by a long shot.
In Minneapolis, it beats North, Roosevelt, Washburn, Wellstone International, Edison, Watershed High AND every single charter school that seems to pop up from nowhere. It barely looses to South, and really looses to Southwest which ranks in the top 20% of high schools in the state (those two are also full of college prep programs like Central).

So, back to the original pissing match statement by kkkJeff. Central is NOT the worst school in the Metro area. It is one of the better ones.

Am I defending its other negative aspects- hell no.

My point is, and proving by the test scores and advance academic classes, is that if you go there ready to learn, you can find yourself prepared for the best colleges in the country.

And, kkkJeff has presented nothing to contradict that. Well, except his own conversations with himself right after her posts (you should wait more than one minute to anonymously comment on your posts).



Eric

8:09 AM  
Blogger Sharon 4Anderson said...

Louise "Tonda" Seeba is the lawyer against the Landlords,?

I believe her Father was Union Guy Gene Tonda Hotel Restaurants Local 17 in my day.
St.Paul Central has the most Rhodes Scholars in the US. re: Toni Carter last Co. Board Meeting

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like I said before, Eric relys on Centrals biased and home spun website that props up the school.

The State of Minnesota has marked this school as one of those that did not meet adequate yearly progress plain and simple and to compare Central against Humbolt is another prop up of central by Eric ( Humbolt and Wellstone International are on a list from the state that recieved 1.7 and 1.2million dollars in SIG grants ).

SIG means school improvement grants, so thats not saying much for Central when Eric compares it to the likes of schools that outright failed and recieved the grants.

Now go back to watching the lowly Detriot Lions play football Eric, you seem to like teams that lose.





Jeff Matiatos

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eric ??????? You there ???

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No I wasn't here. I went up to the park and hit the ice with the boys for a while. Its a nice day out.

Again, according to the school, the St Paul School district and state of Minnesota, Central High School is tops in the city. You have failed to both, provide support for your statement that its the worst school in the district or give us a credible source for your opinion.

You could have given us a list, or establish some standard of measurement (graduation rate, grad requirements, standard test scores, gifted programs, etc) but, you have given us nothing but the word of some teacher who may or may not exist.

Last chance. What was your basis of measurement that led you to the opinion that its the worst school in the metro?

You tried to get us off track by talking about funding but, hell, you know the federal funding tied to No Child Left Behind is confusing and hated by libs and cons alike. Stick to the measurements like I listed above that can't be twisted or biased.

I won't wait for your answer, gotta get back outside with the kids for a while.


Eric

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, the Minnesota Department of Education has concluded that Central High School in 08-09 does not :

" Meet adequate yearly progress "

You Eric, compared Central to schools like Humbolt and Wellstone International and put your foot in your mouth.

The Minnesota Department of Education gives an unbiased report card on every school in the state and Central came out exactly the way I reported it here.

The report does not say it's the worst school in the district so what I " heard " about it isn't so true, but you cannot deny that Central isn't exactley cream of the crop either given that most of the other schools like Humbolt and Wellstone International are hardly something I would praise Central for being superior. In other words, Central just happens to be in a troubling group of schools and central happens to be a little more better than the worst and thats being kind. Thats fair to say if the Minnesota Department of Education determined Central to have not met adequate yearly progress standards for two years running.

I conclude therefore that your only half right Eric so you better just take that to the bank.




Jeff Matiatos

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Central ranked higher than Johnson, Como, Roosevelt, Edison, Highland Park and Harding too. It beat out every high school in Mpls and St Paul except the two in South Mpls and the a couple of the Charter Schools.

As a matter of fact, it was ranked better than 245 of the 498 high schools in the state.

What I will take the bank is that Central High School in spite of some of its problems have some excellent programs that send kids prepared to best colleges in the nation with a well rounded and intense education. That's what you want from a high school.

I hope any school board member will see that, emphasize what works and work at eliminating what doesn't. 75% of the time, the problems that kids who are having trouble in school exhibit come from home.

So, if you send your kid to Central and you're an involved parent, you can have a kid ready to excel at Brown, Michigan, Yale or Chicago. Which means a whole different world from Lexington and Marshall.

If you are a lazy-assed parent and expect the schools to do everything for you, then it will be a struggle wherever you send your kid, and your kid will pull the curve down giving opportunity to people like kkkJeff to rip on the entire school, or race, or area.


Eric

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Seeba is running again, I also hear that Krenik is also running for Conlon's seat.

6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Swiftee makes a good point Eric. And am I surprised that black kids are failing severely ?
Eric will probably attribute that to them having been taught by a white teacher. If not Eric, please explain why that is ? You seem to know so much.

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:53
I'm not your father and one can assume you've never had a teacher, I don't have explain anything to you. You have your mind made up about the schools and me.

However, for those who want to know, I answer that in the first post I wrote on this subject when I was directly responding to Swiftee.

Jeff and others call me a sellout against black people, you come on and try to label me as a 'blame whitey' excuse maker. A person can't be both, those are two diametrically different personas.

You all need to get together and figure out which way you're going to go with the libel. Or, if you want to be accurate you can read what I wrote. Read, read, read. Its fundamental.

I'm married to a teacher and the son of a teacher. I'm clear on the biggest factor of success in school and that's with the parent or parents.


Eric

11:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erik,

You claim to have helped the African American community with your activism. But I have heard the Democrat approach was to cause African American dependency on the Democrats. It leads to votes. Now perhaps the Democrats have gotten all the exploitation, and now they are getting rid of them.

7:02
I am not Jeff, just a person conserned about human value and waste in our society.

6:45 PM  

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