Basinboi x about 4 years ago

As a student I find it concerning and dissapointing that my school district, the Highline School District, thinks of my education, and my future as a "Game"... We as a student population are not some experiment, we are infact people, we are infact living in the real world right now. We are infact not a game, if you want to make a difference in OUR community/district be more involved in the community. People who work at ERAC, well that is what they do is work at ERAC, if this system, that has been pushed and shoved on us for so many decades does not make an effort on their end to be more community based then the issues and problems are going to do nothing but further progress and evolve into even more issues and problems. The district needs to work on their communication to schools, families, and Students. Not just a couple times a year having a "presence" at some confrence but a contiuous line of communication and invoment.  

With Hope,

from a Two-Spirit, Cherokee, Blackfoot, activist, Sudent in the Highline District 

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What a waste of time to have a higher level class be the same as it's prerequisite the semester before! How boring!

One special education teacher in the Highline School District considered all young people in special education as hopeless! In her opinion there is no sense teaching them because they can't learn. How wrong she is!!

 I would like to see more time spent in the classroom focused on teaching and learning.

Teaching in ways that support the different learning styles as much as possible would be very helpful.

Students should be given the opportunity to understand new tasks and ask pertinent questions before homework is assigned and class has been dismissed.

Young people need time to learn what is important, they are not computers that spit out data that is entered!

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Lovelyheart x about 4 years ago

You can't communicate in writting with poorly spelled words, it's too hard to understand. Who can teach the future and write documents, if no can spell well enough to be understood??? Calculators didn't do away math, the radio and TV didn't do away with reading and a spel chker izint going tu du uwa with speling! Bring bak speling!

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These are the following needs that need to be addressed:

1. The drinking water looks dirty and tastes bad and it's safeness is questionable.

2. Healthier meals in place of the more expensive unhealthy food that is offered.

3. Working heaters. Imagine being in a room with a heater that doesn't turn off and no windows to open!

4. Windows that open and close help control temperature and allow fresh air in the classrooms. They are also handy in case they need to escape from a fire.

5. Books for all students and whiteboards or overhead projectors as needed. Having neither in a math class is ridiculous.

6. Chairs and desks.

The middle schools would have a better understanding of where the elementary school children are curriculum-wise, and offer classes that serve students at different levels. For instance, all children who are ready for algebra in 7th grade should be able to have access to an algebra program in 7th grade and the option to take more advanced math in 8th grade, either at the middle school or by arrangement with the nearest high school. The integration between the schools should be clearly communicated to parents. There should be more and earlier open houses at the middle and high-school levels to introduce students and parents to the school and allow for questions about curriculum, etc.

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