Why are Kids Failing Math?


The main reason that Texas elementary children are failing math is that many do not read at grade level. This is not a new problem for lower grades. Some kids are “late bloomers.”  Reading well has not in the past … Continue reading

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Parents Take Charge of Grade Placement

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  Parent’s Grade Placement Committee Meeting Guide If your child fails the STAAR three times, a Grade Placement Committee Meeting is scheduled. Know This: Parents have a say as to who is on this committee. Following contains information about how … Continue reading

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3rd Grade Evolution of TAKS to TEKS

Following is a comparison of three 3rd grade math test questions. Notice that each problem has the same math TEKS. Are Texans being scammed by the Texas Education Agency, the SBOE, the Commissioner of Education and every legislature who has … Continue reading

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Solution to Poor Writing Scores

STAAR Writing Score

Spelling, Cursive Writing, and Intensive Phonics: Supporting Student Achievement in Writing Stan and Sheila Hartzler HartzlerSJ@aol.com Students struggling with writing skills should have support from dedicated school programs involving spelling, cursive writing, and intensive phonics*.  School districts with low achievement … Continue reading

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Magnolia Student Defends School

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Following is a comment in reference to an article written by me, Janice VanCleave. Here is a link to the article: Magnolia ISD Exploits Students I will add my comments in red. Janice Wow. There are so many things that … Continue reading

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Magnolia ISD Exploits Students

Students Spell out VCL

Magnolia High School Students Send Threatening Tweets to Ginger Russell In response to several comments, I’ve revised this article. I am proud to say that I am Ginger Russell’s mother. Ginger and I  work as a team along with many … Continue reading

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Student Guinea Pigs

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In the following article, Cathy Wells gives information about terms used in education today. Most of the terms are meant to confuse parents so they do not know what is going on. Cathy describes how the new progressive/social constructivism education … Continue reading

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Why Students Need Textbooks

CSCOPE Shelves Textbooks

Dust Off Stored Textbooks and Let Students Use Them Why Students Need Books With textbooks, students as well as parents know what is to be learned. The internet is being touted as the ultimate source of current information. I don’t … Continue reading

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Secret Student Data Collected

Student DATA

Following is a video describing how wonderful it will be for educators to have personal information about your child. PHOOEY! At one time such information was considered harmful because it labels children. What information is being collected? The videos show … Continue reading

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Another Joke: Senate Bill 1474

Senate Bill 1474 Joke

Texans, we must study bills our state legislatures are writing. I have never been politically involved, and truthfully have found the politics of Texas education very corrupt. New legislatures are needed. Mr. or Mrs. Smith goes to Austin type people. … Continue reading

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