Friday, October 23, 2009

Arlington's High School Drop Out Rate "Appalling"

Despite the Arlington County School System spending over $500 million dollars this fiscal year to educate 20,000 children only 68.9% of Latino students finish high school in 4 years versus 96.4% of white students. Wakefield High School is such a mess that Arlington Democrats brought President Obama to Wakefield telling students to stay in school. What should Arlington be doing to solve its drop-out problem?

20 Comments:

At 23 October, 2009 , Anonymous Marisol, Wakefield 2003 said...

Yupette, it's racial and economic. Yuppies need a constant supply of Latino / Latina high school drop-outs to clean their homes, cook their food, staff the kitchens of their gourmet restaurants, provide low-cost child care, provide low-cost lawn care, etc. Their own GenZ spoiled-brats are too precious and valuable to do manual labor.

 
At 23 October, 2009 , Anonymous Joan said...

Yes, Marisol, and Arlington's #1 Yuppie Racist-Elitist is Jay Fisette.

 
At 23 October, 2009 , Anonymous anon. said...

$500,000,000 / 20,000 = $25,000

 
At 23 October, 2009 , Anonymous fed up K12 Parent said...

About 400 non-resident students illegally attend Arlington schools.

 
At 24 October, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been 30 years since Latino immigrants started arriving here from Central America. Why can't our schools educate Latino children?

 
At 24 October, 2009 , Anonymous Taxpayer said...

The Chamber of Commerce Sun Gazette is applauding the School Board for releasing data about the high drop out rate. When is the School Board going to act on the data? Bringing in President Obama to preach to the kids at Wakefield H.S. is a poor solution.

 
At 24 October, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taxpayer, the answer to your question is "when hell freezes over"

 
At 24 October, 2009 , Anonymous Linda said...

FUCK the Arlington Sun Fisette. Bunch of fucking Chamber of Commerce Republicans.

When the fuck is my kid gonng to be vaccinated against swine flu?

 
At 24 October, 2009 , Anonymous Larry said...

Where the f- is Walter Tejada as a role model for adolescent Latino males? His wife was awarded Arlington Teacher of the Year.

 
At 24 October, 2009 , Anonymous Scotty Sux said...

Scott McCaffrey is the Arlington Chamber of Commerce's Smart Growth Moron. Keep washing your hands kids, flu vaccine will arrive any day now.

 
At 24 October, 2009 , Anonymous Jane said...

That's what we get for taking care of everyone else in the world - sh-t education for our kids and our kids infected with H1N1 and no vaccine.

 
At 25 October, 2009 , Anonymous anon. said...

If you are white and you live in North Arlington your child will receive an excellent education at Yorktown H.S.

 
At 25 October, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do the math -

North Arlington schools = enrichment

South Arlington schools = remediation

 
At 25 October, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Flu vaccine? I have a 3 year-old and she's staying home until I take her to be vaccinated against H1N1. Took 2 weeks vacation and we're staying inside away from everyone until she gets her flu shot. Let's HOPE our kids can get vaccinated before much longer.

 
At 25 October, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the H1N1 vaccine were a live theater building all children and adults in Arlington would be vaccinated by now.

 
At 25 October, 2009 , Anonymous Barbara said...

Schools get how much from the states, feds, other sources?

 
At 25 October, 2009 , Anonymous retired ACPS said...

Including borrowed money the total from all sources is about $500 million spent this fiscal year. And yes, there are about 400 K-12 children who are not legally Arlington residents who attend Arlington's schools.

 
At 25 October, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The County Board and Chamber of Commerce share many pet special interests, which is why you never see the pet special interests criticized in McCaffrey's newspaper.

 
At 25 October, 2009 , Anonymous fairgrrl said...

When does my street get re-paved?

 
At 25 October, 2009 , Anonymous Arl. CPA said...

The way both the County Board and School Board move money across fiscal years and back and forth it's hard to say exactly how much gets spent in any one fiscal year, best guess for the School Board is about $500 million.

 

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