School Board member Becki Couch late to the party again!

The super announced he wants to get rid of grade recovery.
For years I have been writing about how some students game the system and
making it available to all of them regardless of behavior and effort has
handicapped student accountability.

I thought the best plan was to reserve grade recovery for
these students who legitimately missed a lot of classes or for students who
came consistently, behaved and tried hard but just needed a little more. To be
honest though I am not so worried about the later group because teachers have a
way of making sure those students have the opportunity to pass.
This is where Mrs. Couch comes in. She said in a Times Union
article, “This
has been a complaint for a very long time, even back when I was [teaching] in
the classroom,”

Um, Mrs. Couch you have been on the board going on three
years now. If you knew it was a problem, even from way back when you were in
the classroom (3 years ago) maybe you could have done or said something. Maybe
you could have fought for a change. I am confused what are we paying you for?
Were there any other problems, like discipline, administrators acting like
bullies, a one size fits all curriculum, that maybe we should address? SHEESH!
I was very optimistic when Couch was
elected but the truth is she has been hit or miss.


One Reply to “School Board member Becki Couch late to the party again!”

  1. She is concerned about her reelection and that is all this about. Her husband's business makes a killing by targeting companies that win contracts with the School Board. SHOOOOOOW ME THE MONEY!!!!

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