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Westford Academy Suspension Stats: Sept. to Nov. 2012

The following are statistics relating to disciplinary suspensions from Westford Academy provided by the Westford Public School Department.

 

Infraction September 2012 October 2012 November 2012 Alcohol Usage 1 0 0 Tobacco/Usage 2 0 2 Disrespect 1 0 0 Excessive Tardies 0 2 0 Fighting 4 2 0 Inappropriate Behavior 0 2 1 Possession 0 2 2 Stealing 1 0 0 Truancy 1 1 0 Suspensions In-School 8 students, 11 days 14 students, 16 days 6 students, 6 days Out-of-School 4 students, 11 days 3 students, 14 days 2 students, 20 days Exclusions 0

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Christi February 06, 2013 at 03:53 AM
I'm with Julie. Who knows more about the teachers than the students? In my experience, students know & appreciate good teachers, and are quick to give credit where credit is due. I think students' evaluations would be tremendously useful in identifying areas of strengths & weaknesses of individual teachers, administrators & curriculum, with a view to improvement. However, to use student evaluation as a tool for measuring performance related pay would be unwise.
Jamaal February 06, 2013 at 10:13 AM
OVERRIDE is coming yea yea, OVERRIDE is coming yea yea. Get out your wallets and checkbook books yea yea, time has come to vote for our kids. OVERRIDE gonna pass though yea yea, OVERRIDE gonna pass through yea yea, The Liberals are in control here yea dont ya know; Gonna spend your money for you! Do it for the kiddos yea yea, Do it for our kiddos yea yea. We gonna support a BIG tax override. Suspensions and Exclusions at WA, Suspensions and Exclusions at WA, add more money maybe all the dope go all away? Admin with their IPads yea yea, Admin with their Ipads yea yea, Officer friendly got the 9mm yea yea; our schools aint what they did used to be!
Dan D. February 06, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Who knows more? Well, for starters, their immediate supervisors should. Although heresy to most educators, objective measurements can be employed. Granted, some students may have the maturity to evaluate their instructors to some extent, but I would not entrust any of them to have a major say in the evaluation of a teacher. Think about it. It would and does lead to pandering by the teacher to the student. A couple of profs I know at that university level claim that is exactly what has happened in their institutions. Courses dumbed down, workload decreased, essentially created an extended childhood for a lot of their students (not all, of course, there are some that are very driven). They know their students are graduated being less prepared than there predecessors, but if the profs don't give in to student evaluations, nobody will sign up for their courses and they will be out of work.
Dan February 06, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Override won't pass because we know of the waste that currently exists, I say move to online classes taught by those in India and cut back on real staff, some companies even offer to express ship essays to India to be graded and expressed back, WA English teachers are already using these cheap overseas grading 'help' why not go all in?
Alex Finnegan April 08, 2013 at 06:54 PM
email me for spreadsheets showing what Westford has to work with. They should not need an over ride. legalcontractsMA@gmail.com

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