Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Football Winners, Classroom Losers

The Mississippi Department of Education issued the following statement.

Commission on School Accreditation to Discuss Noxubee County School District
WHO: Commission on School Accreditation
WHAT: A special-called teleconference meeting will be held to determine if an extreme emergency situation exists that jeopardizes the safety, security and educational interests of the children enrolled in the Noxubee County School District
WHEN: Wednesday, July 18, 1 p.m.
WHERE: 4th floor Board Room in the Central High School Building

Note: The meeting will be live streamed.

Kingfish note: Noxubee County High School is the 4-A Champ in football. 



19 comments:

Anonymous said...

How many high schools are in that district and what's the point of mentioning football?

Anonymous said...

Does it matter what MDE does here? Is Feel going to sell out the students of Noxubee County like he did the kids in Jackson, and overrule the decision of MDE, who are doing nothing but following the statute passed by the legislature and signed by Feel.

Anonymous said...

The point of mentioning football is the school is a football factory... this is a chronic problem for Mississippi. There is not enough focus on education as a whole. I wish they would enforce academic minimums for elegibility to play athletics. Otherwise your doing the student athletes no service.

Anonymous said...

This audit is merely a micro example of the entire state.....most of the violations (especially not reporting attendance accurately) will easily be found all other districts. The MDE is a Ponzi scheme meant to keep the funding rolling in - state and federal.

It's going to get interesting when staff/faculty start singing about the ongoing pressure brought to bear by superintendents to not report failures due to poor attendance.....give them an alternative assignment or make-up work....and don't report the unexcused absence. The unified bullying from the main office throughout the state is well known. Keep your mouth shut, or you're out of a job. "These kids need every chance they can get". Carey Wright openly said that at a recent workshop! Not at the expense of the taxpayers, and morally speaking - promoting or graduating students who can't bother to show up does nothing but cripple them, and it's not because they're in "rural" areas. DeSoto County isn't rural, and is likely the worst culprit.

The data at the beginning immediately raises eyebrows....how can "completions" dramatically rise, when proficiencies are falling? That's Mississippi in a nutshell.....promote everybody without learning.....and certainly expect no accountability for attitude and behavior because then we'd have to deal with parents. No thank you, say most of the teachers/administrators. And Shad White hasn't even gotten started. Where's my popcorn.

Louis LeFleur said...

Football because they won the 4A state championship last year, for the 5th time. One high school, FYI. I don't know anything about their schools except what the current situation implies, but I'll say this: If they run the schools the way they run their website, it must be pretty bad because they still have the 2015 football schedule posted on the website, even after having won that championship last year!

Anonymous said...

Attn 10:40 I can answer your question. There are NO schools in that district. After reading those results, I am sure you will agree with me.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:40 a.m. Noxubee County won the 4A championship this year. Looks like they are coming in last in everything else though.

Wow said...

Consolidate the school districts.

Use state law / public policy to mandate minimum financial management standards for school districts.

Expand financial support to create incentives for teachers to be nationally board certified. Create pathways for each teach to certification with x amount of years, if fail, can no longer be a teacher.

Etc. That would be a start.

Anonymous said...

Start keeping attendance accurately would be a start...Companies today are having a hard time keeping positions filled because the younger members of he workforce don't think they have to show up consistently.

Anonymous said...

Academics? Who gives a damn? Folks, Mississippi is football country, and if all of your televisions aren't tuned in to SEC Media Days coverage 24 hours a day this week, then I pity you. Wake up, stop talking about these "academics" and get your minds on football, or get the hell out of here!

Anonymous said...

10:40, you can bet that 98% of those "football" heroes will still be talking about that 98 yard pass touchdown 10 years from now, while flipping those burgers in Macon or on visitors day at the county jail.

Isn't it strange how the Dim-O-Krat counties seem to have the same issues over and over, but what is the solution? It's always lets dumb down education again. What is going to happen when you get to the point of where a grade of 40 is passing?

lovermangenuis said...

Wait, an elementary/middle school is named B.F. Liddell and the county superintendent is named Roger Liddell? What's the story there?

Anonymous said...

There has been an emergency situation in Noxubee county schools for a very long time.

Anonymous said...

@12:52 Isn't it funny how republican leaders can't fix it either. We had the chance with JPD and we fumbled the ball. Maybe we need to elect people who will actually lead. This is a stupid people problem. Not a democrat or republican thing.

Augie File said...

12:52 - It was a ninety THREE yard pass!

Anonymous said...

@12:52, I've seen the Dim-O-Krat line a few times in the comments. With nickname skills like that, you must be jockeying to be the new Senator from Mississippi. If you can pass you're Russian 101, you might even be able to take a run at the big seat in 2020. I guess I'm getting ahead of myself, first what's your take on the blacks and Mexicans?

Anonymous said...

Totally broken. Nurturing more unemployable people.
The coach seems to know how to get the most out of these kids. He gets these kids to achieve.
Make him the principal for a year. Can’t get worse.

Anonymous said...

They should follow the Callaway example to get athletes qualified. But then when the partner college sends the NCAA a qualifying transcript and the transcript sent by the HS office is not a qualifying transcript, then it doesn’t work.

Anonymous said...

I would be interested to know how much money per student the district gets compared to other schools in the state. They have been charged with some pretty serious stuff. Things that make you scratch your head.

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