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Oberlin High School1
Posted March 24, 2015
- a parent
The school is too small to have so many discipline problems with their students. The students do not respect the principle nor most of the staff. There are about 3 very respected teachers that the students aim to please, but that's not enough! Students roam the halls without staff knowing it caring. The international baccalaureate program is not necessary, and is an EXTREMELY expensive packaged curriculum that tells teachers to do what they were already taught in college to do. IB is a way for staff to get free vacations, that they call "training." Students do double the work to gain an IB diploma, because they are "strongly" encouraged (actually students don't know that it's not required) to get an IB diploma that does absolutely no good, on top of a state diploma, which adds an unprecedented amount of stress on students. When students could be learning new concepts, they are forced to waist their time doing double the work for one concept...all for a useless IB diploma. A state diploma is all they need, they don't need to beat a dead horse, doing the same assignments again for another diploma that holds no value.
This school has the International Bachalorate Program but it only benefits a few students. The main problem is inadequate leadership that does not look at how to help the most students. Also there are alot of discipline problems and not enough parent involvement.
A great school to watch. This school has just completed implementation of the International Baccalaureate program and a good number of the students are responding extremely well to the added challenge. Good Teachers are wanting to come here. It's nice!