As stated in my previous comments, these teachers are dealing with the product of bad parenting and bad behavior. They're ineffective because the inmates are running the asylum, but not because they're generally bad teachers. In fact, I feel sorry for them. They're only human.
My child came from Stewart Middle Magnet school because he wanted to get into the robotics program at McLane.
The teachers at Stewart made diligent use of Edsby where McLane rarely uses it at all. At Stewart, daily homework could be counted on. At McLane, it can be counted on that none will be assigned. At Stewart, my child was challenged and engaged, at McLane he's barely passing because he's neither.
My child is multi-racial (1/4 African American) and the race blind upbringing I gave my kids has been all-but dashed due to daily racial sleights and insults hurled his way by African American students. I'm having to now go back and reinforce what I taught at younger ages, that not people are people and not all people of one race are bad.
Compassion? Caring? Empathy? Tough to have when kids are hurling racism at you on a daily basis.
Administration seems unable or unwilling to deal with severe problems including theft, violence, and race issues. When a kid finally has had enough of being bullied and strikes back, it's the bully that gets the lighter punishment (or in many cases, none at all).
This school is absolutely horrible my kids have not been going to this school long and have already gotten into a fight and are threatened almost daily with threats of being jumped. The staff doesn't care and neither does the bus driver these are people that we are suppose to trust to keep our children safe, they allow this type of behavior. They smoke weed in the school and bring it on the bus. I send my kids to school to learn not to be bullied. It's sad that the Hillsborough County School District sits back and does absolutely nothing.
I love this school my daughter comes home and says "i love my school I love the rules helps me focus better" and ever since she went she hasn't complained she is very excited everday to go to school she says its a good school I do believe her iI looked at the rules and this year I can tell they are going to be successful goes to a D school to B or better hopefully more kids join McLane