He said it three times. "We can compete with the top schools in the nation."
I love this community, these kids, this mission, and the progress we've made, but to suggest we're done, even in the context of morale-building, is negligent and absurd. Holy crap, what if someone actually believed it? When, as a District, we average about 30% proficient? When 60% of our kids don't graduate high school? When the surrounding communities have seen an unparalleled spike in gang violence, with three stabbings in the past two weeks? When we still have no policy to address immigrate students, no newcomer center, no alternate curricular programs? When, let's face it, the self-congratulatory sub-mediocre teachers outnumber the competent ones three to one?
"We can compete with the top schools in the nation."
No we can't, and to suggest otherwise is fucking criminal.