Lee County Florida Schools Opt Out of Testing Students
The Lee County School District has voted to opt out of state wide testing of it’s students. Isn’t this testing done to determine how the students are learning compared to other students around the state? If you’re thinking of moving to Fort Myers or Cape Coral, your children could be affected by this decision. Why not do away with all testing? Let’s just pay the teachers for showing up regardless if the kids learn anything or not. Why not change take “school” out of the name and just call those buildings (expensive) day-care centers? If you do away with all testing, you could just let the kids watch TV or play video games all day. Then maybe kids will at least want to go to school. “Hey look honey, Desawn got an A in attendance on his day-care card.” You can read more about how the local newspaper is reporting this as a “historic” vote.
Florida Kids Graduate High School Unprepared for College?
Florida seniors score near the bottom on ACT assessments, lower than 46 other states. Is all the hype about how well Florida is turning around its schools all smoke and mirrors? Its seems that some Florida schools are only better when compared to other Florida schools, but when they’re compared to schools in other states the truth is exposed. Read more about Florida kids poor test results
Florida Schools Shut Down with AC Problems
Florida is hot and humid, not just for 3 months during the summer, but up to 9 months a year depending upon location. Every year there are AC problems that disrupt schools and with the world continuing to get hotter (there are only 26 glaciers left in Glacier National Park from over 100 when the park was founded, it may have been cooler in the northeast the last 2 years, but global temperatures continue to rise) problems will likely only get worst for kids going to school in Florida.
Just as snow closes schools in northern US states, tropical storms and hurricanes close them in Florida. The difference? After a hurricane the school, and all the other schools and everything else may be gone. It’s happened many times in Florida and it will happen again. How would you and your children deal with that? Make sure you know what living in Florida is really going to be like for you and your family. Read news about Florida School AC problems
PLEASE: When moving to Florida with children be careful about what schools they will be attending.
A 13 year girl riding a school bus for the first time was attacked and severely beaten by other students on the bus. Two boys and five girls were arrested in the savage attack. It was reported that the girl was not allowed to sit down any of the other students and then the attack began. The bus was on it’s way to Liberty Middle School in Ocala, Marion County Florida. The girl was beaten into unconsciousness and received a concussion.
Bullying and unbelievably horrifying attacks on Florida students is a growing problem. A few years ago four students from Walker Middle School in Tampa were charged with a brutal rape of a 13 year old boy in the school’s gym with a broom handle.
Please check the crime rate and other statistics before choosing to move to an area in Florida you are not familiar with. The fact is there are areas in Florida where you have to worry about your kids safety even though they are in the care of schools that are supposed to be protecting them.
According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement the violent crime rate in Florida mirrors the overall drop in crime reported in the nation as a whole. I’m not sure why, maybe it’s heightened reporting of crime incidents but people I talk with don’t feel safer in Florida now than I did years ago. Maybe there was a change in how they categorize different crimes that lowered the rate. Or maybe crime is actually going down in Florida and the US. When it comes to your families safety using statistical facts rather than the perception, especially if that perception is a strangers viewpoint, is the way to go.
Use Crime Statistics to Protect Your Soon to be Florida student
This link to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website could be the best place to get crime stats for the state of Florida.
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