Saturday, April 04, 2009

CCSD's Oplinger Shows True Colors

I'm shocked, shocked to find out that there's cheerleading going on in this School Board. From Saturday's P & C:

"I want to set the record straight regarding a recent letter [i.e., Sandi Engelman's] to the editor about the "25 Worst Performing Public Schools in the U.S."

"Of the 25 schools listed (actually 24, because one was removed from the list), 10 are in South Carolina and nine are charter schools.

"Of the four schools listed in Charleston County, two are charters, one is being closed and one is being restructured.

"I would like to add that our Academic Magnet High School is one of the top 10 high-achieving high schools in the United States, and that Charleston County received an excellent improvement rating on the state report card, a first for our district. That tells me that Dr. Nancy McGinley is doing an excellent job and that we should be doing everything we can to support her.

Ann Oplinger

Smoke and mirrors again.

  • We have an improvement rating resulting from counting students differently.
  • "Two are charters"--yes, the ones originally supported by the School Board and encouraged by 75 Calhoun for its own purposes. They aren't charters that arose naturally out of the community.
  • And I sincerely doubt that the Academic Magnet believes Supt. McGinley is responsible for its success. They're still waiting for the other shoe to drop after they move in with the School of the Arts.


Anonymous said...

Ann is a member of the status-quo group. Unfortunately, her letter didn't surprise me at all.

Anonymous said...

She took great pleasure in talking about the one school that is doing good. Why not be honest and talk about the condition of all of the schools