I emailed someone who is supposed to help the math department (except that she doesn't know the math and is arrogant enough to think teaching skills trump math knowledge) to discuss the Math 3 Support issue. Figuring (rightly) that her arrogance would mean she hadn't done the rudimentary homework things like signing up for state emails.
She assumed I had gone over her head to discuss this with the district person.
She went off on a weird rant about the graduation test failure rates in a nearby, more well-to-do county. Except that her argument is completely bogus. She talks about the students in Nearby County as being unable to pass the graduation test. An average of 88% pass all tests (96% to 80%). Compared with less than 60% at the school I teach in.
Oddly, at my school 80-85% pass English, Math, and Science. The buggaboo is Social Studies. Now, not to step on toes, but the social studies test is more memorization than the other 3.
I love getting into statistical arguments with people who are too full of themselves to actually know what they are talking about.
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