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August 30, 2006

Who needs art education to be exemplary?

Apparently the school with reprimanded art teacher is rated exemplary.

Star Community Newspapers:

Frisco ISD scored an overall rating of Recognized and nine individual schools earned an “Exemplary” rating in the preliminary Texas Education Agency’s 2006 accountability reports.The scale of performance goes from Exemplary to Recognized to Academically Acceptable to Academically Unacceptable.

The nine schools that earned Exemplary ratings were Curtsinger, Smith, Fisher, Borchardt, Spears, Sparks, Riddle, Pink, and Bledsoe elementary schools.

8 Comments »

  1. And the “exemplary” rating was achieved with the fired teacher at work? Wonder how much she contributed to the school receiving that rating?

    Comment by Alan Dean Foster — October 1, 2006 @ 5:45 pm

  2. And guess what, that “exemplary” ranking is about to tank after the fallout of all this mess, thanks to your hardheaded and incompetnet principal and a bunch of follower shcool board members at FISD.

    Comment by Tad Tran — October 5, 2006 @ 11:03 am

  3. Obviously, Tad Tran, you are ill informed about the real situation at hand. The principal is in no
    way incompetent. She actually has very high expectations for the teachers that work at Fisher. I
    would think that if you have children, you would want the best education possible for them. This
    occurs best under strong leadership. Here is a link to a recent interview on KRLD. This radio
    station was definitely pro Sydney when this all began. Now they are asking many questions, as we are
    all doing now. http://krld.com/pages/75512.php?contentType=34&contentId=1079
    Of course, those of us that have worked at Fisher have known for a long time about all of this chaos, and believed (stupidly, I guess) that people would realize how ridiculous and unlikely her arguement was. But… people did believe it. Eventually, all the facts will be out.
    In case you haven’t heard, Ms. McGee was asked to leave McKinney ISD years ago when she was a 2nd
    grade teacher. She had letter after letter in her file, with parents asking for their child to be
    removed from her classroom. She was given $8,300 to leave the district. Now that says a TREMENDOUS
    amount about her work ethic and professionalism. She needs to drop this and move on. We will have to deal with the trail of mess and upheaval she has left us with.

    Comment by Concerned Teacher — October 6, 2006 @ 10:30 pm

  4. Tad Tran,
    Having an exemplary rating has nothing to do with the art program or teacher at the school. Research this before posting.

    Comment by sad teacher — October 7, 2006 @ 8:19 pm

  5. Some informative information to read here:

    http://www.friscoisd.org/news/mcgee_response_06oct.htm

    All in all, she was never fired because of the field trip. Matter of fact, she was never fired, only put on paid administrative leave because she was disturbing the learning environment.

    Interesting.

    Really you can see how the media would take her twisted-around-to-fit-her-needs information and sensationalize it to the public while the district’s hands were tied and could not respond fully for fear of privacy rights.

    Comment by Angel — October 11, 2006 @ 6:49 pm

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