Tuesday, July 14, 2009

TAKS Testing, Great Confusion and Even Better Advice

Whew...day one of a four day TAKS testing schedule is complete. Overall, I'm delighted with how the boys performed. They worked hard and stayed focused and now we'll just have to wait a few weeks to get the results. During the TAKS test, the school secretary, whom I blogged about before, (she's the pretty one with the beautiful body) attended a management meeting with TYC (Texas Youth Commission). During the meeting, the problem with graduated students not having a purpose any longer was discussed. The recommendations by TOP BRASS at TYC were this: You guys were hired to take care of them during the day. Don't push the students to graduate, or wait until they get ready to leave and then encourage them to get credits.

Those statements were incredulous. I'm at a loss, really...TEXAS wake up. The state is spending your money to basically baby sit some boys, but they're not really interested in changing their behavior or preparing them for a future that doesn't involve criminal behavior.

AND why should they? Repeat offenders keeps places like TYC open and political favors coming in. Political favors was mentioned quite a few times today. Makes you wonder...does anyone do anything anymore with a clear conscience?


Anonymous said...

yes i agree a face to face contact first is best it is hard to read a person through e mail

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

Thank you anonymous...although it lessens the mystery of which I'm so fond :)