I do know that one of my goals in 3rd grade did not include passing the FSA. Not everyone gets the educational stimulus that Owens received. That’s what I truly believed, so did a lot of protesters. Going to the gym and the bank was done in a very timely fashion, but once home with plans in mind for what I wanted to do, the effort to follow through took multiple turns and as I write this I still haven’t done anything I’d planned. Sarah has 9 jobs listed on their profile. That gives me plenty of time to judge all those folks who are scrambling to find seating at the last moment, or even worse once the show has begun! SCHOOL BOARD - DISTRICT 7 Non-partisan Sarah Cole McINTOSH Tammy A. STEWART. It is not going to secure the minds of our children, secure them from wondering if they will be the next to die. Sarah has 1 job listed on their profile. McIntosh will replace Chris Brady, who did not seek re-election. Really! The Sun’s July 15 article about this gathering clarified what was discussed. I will not stand silently nor will I let our youth stand alone. Maybe these students will get a break from worrying and dying. View Sarah McIntosh’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. On the job you can’t ask if it’s on the test. Learning becomes a secondary, but necessary ordeal for some, while others try to make the best out of a system that doesn’t work. Alachua County’s 40 schools had six “F” schools this year. District 7. Eliminating standardized testing is a start. Sarah McIntosh: Empty rhetoric on education By Sarah McIntosh Special to The Sun Published: Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 6:01 a.m. Last Modified: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 1:49 p.m. I have never met a student that gained anything useful from taking tests that test nothing. By Sarah McIntosh Special to The Sun. Sarah McIntosh MKT 457 October 27, 2020 Case 8.1 - Great Lakes Carriers: A Sequel 1. Worse, students being shot in schools is now so common that it barely registers as surprising news. A standardized test shows nothing but figures. He shares his story of pulling himself out of poverty and overcoming illness to achieve the success he enjoys. Oh…not on the test probably. I am heartened to see a new radicalization of our youth. I need to get to the theater at least a half hour before the show even if the seats are reserved. My experience teaching college-level classes is that students generally haven’t learned enough to even get to college let alone succeed in college classes, particularly when studying is viewed as incidental to learning. BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE MCINTOSH SCHOOL DISTRICT #15-1, MCINTOSH, SOUTH DAKOTA WILL NAME: The Great Western Bank, McIntosh, South Dakota as their official depository. My years as an educator have given me a front row seat to the decline of academic ability since the days of No Child Left Behind. Denslow exposes the reality of the system when he writes “under UF’s funding model, resources are allocated to colleges largely according to the number of students taking their classes. Lacy-Shitama points out these divisions that are obvious to everyone within the school system. Looking good on the outside is what matters. A fifth-grader who needs the math questions read to her because she can’t read, a class of pre-kindergarteners who are told that if they don’t pass the test they can’t go into kindergarten, an entire 3rd grade class given a practice test which was mainly to have them practice to sit still and quietly for 90 minutes? I guess the title of my book on education should just be Stupid, just fuckin’ Stupid! BIG words such as many used in the aforementioned pieces raise questions about how invested the county and state educational administrators really are in the learning process for students, and how invested they are in listening to the teachers and families that deal every day with rules and regulations to satisfy a skewed perception of accountability. Published: Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 6:01 a.m. Last Modified: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 1:49 p.m. View the profiles of people named Sarah McIntosh. What about snakes and bugs and ships and cowboys and Indians? Hmm? If the judge’s ruling stands, people who live in Jefferson County will automatically pay around an additional $70 a year on a $100,000 home. There must have been goals like learning how to read better or maybe learning about dinosaurs, but if there were, they were overshadowed by the main goal on every single paper: Pass the FSA. Not dreamland-at least the one in my dreams. It is not acceptable to have active shooter drills. Just as species in the wild have learned to adapt to rapidly changing environments, so has it taken only a few generations for students to learn that learning is secondary to money. McIntosh said she has a long list of tasks she hopes to accomplish on the school board, but the first item is improving outcomes for students. There are 200+ professionals named "Sara Mcintosh", who use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas, and opportunities. Now the battlefield is on the home front. Dead kids can’t rise. “We have a lot of tasks ahead of us but definitely making improvements for all of our kids.”. She is an active volunteer at her daughters' JCPS elementary school where she served on the SBDM and continues to work with the PTA. Everyone knows this is a sham. If the state of Florida and its school administrators truly value learning, money would be spent on actually educating students instead of being wasted on conferences and gross payments to testing companies. View the profiles of professionals named "Sara Mcintosh" on LinkedIn. District 7 makes up the eastern part of Jefferson County and is the largest of the seven school board districts. There’s not even a fucking war! More dream jobs, or jobs student’s dream they can do, to come. “I’m just really excited to get to work,” McIntosh said. Sarah McIntosh, a former Jefferson County Public Schools teacher and mother of current JCPS students, won the District 7 seat getting nearly 63 percent of the vote. That is an idea that I can take hours pondering. Certainly there are those who find success despite horrible hardship, but others encounter numerous factors that may create barriers to learning that are almost impossible to get over. I am currently in the process of changing my website’s appearance and focus. November 3, 2020 at 11:11 PM EST - Updated November 3 at 11:33 PM, Focus on Health - American Senior Communities, Indiana doctor breaks down how vaccine rollout will happen, Increasing number of children paying the price for Louisville’s violence, Norton hospitals releasing more COVID patients, making room as Indiana sees surge in cases, Got COVID symptoms? View Sarah McIntosh’s profile on LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional community. Segregating students by race and income is as much the norm now as it was in the years before integration. This is the predominate question that is asked by students. As a very young baby she sometimes rode horseback in her own knapsack to the Greenwood School, where her mother taught. There is no argument or excuse that makes this okay. Reopening soon! Teachers, administrators, and parents will whole-heartedly relate. What they mean to me is that it’s easy to hide behind big words and ignore the fact that for each number there is a child whose life and whose ability to learn, think and process information is being compromised. Sarah Cole McIntosh, 41, is a parent to two JCPS elementary school students. We stopped the war. SCHOOL BOARD - DISTRICT 2 Non-partisan Jody HURT Chris KOLB. As I watched my college students as they neared the end of their schooling, I wondered what they hoped for. What isn’t funny is the idea that most students who spell this way, truly believe that they will be successful in their dream job. Currently, education is all about monitoring and accountability, which are great words on the surface, but in terms of the actual education of students these words take on a different meaning. Where did all the dreams go? “To speak correctly & write papers w/ good grammar I hope will bring me a good wife”. Statistical averages, test scores and school grades measure absolutely nothing in regard to an individual child. These same students have learned, throughout their school years, how to manipulate their way through tests and classes because they know that a teacher cannot afford to fail them as his or her job is constantly on the line based on student achievement. Why? Please excuse my mess. Jody cares deeply about public education and is a staunch supporter of JCPS and our students. Students are well aware that the tests are as much, if not more, about measuring teachers and schools, and in many cases they face the tests with apathy at best and more often than not, they don’t even try to pass because they just don’t care. Teachers are expected to pump the students up, schools have banners on the walls promoting how important the tests are, and students are expected to demonstrate their success and feel good about themselves. They were too scared. Regular School Board Meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each Month at 6:30 pm MT, except June/July/August at 7:30 pm MT. I get a goodly amount of mental exertion by running ideas in circles around my head. Sched.com Conference Mobile Apps Meet the candidates who are running in the Nov. 3 election to oversee Louisville public schools on the Jefferson County school board ... of our schools. I’ll do it tomorrow…. Sarah McIntosh School Counselor at West Orange Board of Education Greater New York City Area 0 connections McIntosh won in the general election on November 3, … The information he presents points to a common attitude carried into colleges by students who have come to expect higher grades. Find contact's direct phone number, email address, work history, and more. If I don’t get to the airport well before the suggested 2 hour time frame I panic. Students are at least smart enough to know that the focus of schools is on numbers and money. I am working towards my goals but have sat here at my desk shuffling through all the lists that clutter it and deciding what to throw away. Company Website. Kolb posted the following statement on his Facebook campaign page: “I’d like to congratulate Jody Hurt on running a strong race in difficult circumstances. Yes, we do need to harness our collective power, a premise I expand on at the conclusion of Stupid Schools, Stupid Students: Get Smart. Children are dying. Sarah Cole McIntosh. If an introductory class gives mostly ‘A’s’ in exchange for little effort students quickly learn that. I know I've been away from youtube for AGES due to A-levels but now I'm back with a real stormer dedicated to the best band on the planet, Evarose! I can only concur with Amanda Lacy-Shitama’s article “Incessant testing does more harm than good” when she asks: “What would happen if we harnessed the power of our collective voice and made the choice as a city to simply stop administering these tests…” See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Sarah’s connections and jobs at similar companies. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The Jefferson County Board of Education District 7 seat is up for grabs. While substitute teaching in a 3rd grade class a few weeks ago, I looked at the display of artwork that decorated the lists of goals these 7-8 yr. olds wanted to accomplish in 3rd grade. Sarah McIntosh has been an educator for two decades, 16 in JCPS as a middle and high school social studies teacher. We must stop the carnage. These are big words, so maybe these administrators who focus on statistics can pretend they mean something. The School District of Sarasota County prepares students to achieve the highest learning standards by engaging a high-quality staff, involved parents, and a supportive community. Under the auspices of the Florida Department of Education, the differentiated accountability system is a statewide network designed to help districts improve in several key areas with one primary goal being to improve failing schools. She enjoys being with her family, traveling to historic sites and Walt Disney World, and attending concerts/musical theatre. Education, learning, growing up are no longer major concerns in the minds of young students. Poetry and Music: The good, the bad & the wierd. Sarah Cole McIntosh defeated Tammy Stewart in the general election for Jefferson County Board of Education District 7 on November 3, 2020. I need a spinometer. Teachers can teach, but students must learn and that requires the shared responsibility of teachers, students, families and communities. These kids can barely tie their own shoes, have not learned how to tell time on an analogue clock (they won’t need to), and have the attention span of a goldfish, and all they can think about is passing a damn test! See what Sarah McIntosh (srhmcintosh1523) has discovered on Pinterest, the world's biggest collection of ideas. Schools at every level are continuing to churn out students who, sadly for all concerned, neither value learning, nor care to learn. Owen Roberts, Alachua County’s new superintendent of schools, wrote in a July 20 column that his mission is to “solve the BIG problems of education to sustain our democratic way of life and ensure economic and national security.” As part of his vision, he asks the people of Alachua County to “be responsible for what happens to each child … (to) unite our efforts, resources, experiences and talents to sustain and improve our culture.” He also sees the challenge to create a culture of excellence in schools and commits to focus on student learning and achievement. There may be more to the rhetoric than meets the eye, for if students actually learn to process information, they’d realize Florida’s current educational system is, and I won’t mince words, stupid. Sarah McIntosh For School Board - SarahColeMcInt1 Show More ... Sarah McIntosh - sarahmcintosh78. McIntosh ran for election to the Jefferson County Public Schools to represent District 7 in Kentucky. Enrollment soars. Tori Gessner joined the WAVE 3 News team in June 2020 as a multi-media journalist. At 2 years of age her folks moved to Forest Grove, where she later attended grade school in a school I think about huddling in a lockdown with a group of 3rd graders who did not have to be reminded to be silent. These all sound like good points, but his vision seems hampered by more BIG sounding ideas that ring empty in the so-called halls of learning. One thing that students from all backgrounds share is the stress and pressure which they are subject to with the onslaught of high-stakes testing. Kids won’t have to worry about education or the future if they’re dead. Students could even learn the meaning of some big words and know when the words are meaningless. A specific skill may be taught and learned, but the greatest drawback and loss is the inability on the part of many young adults to think independently. Incumbent Joe Marshall ran unopposed in District 4. Sarah McIntosh, JCPS mother and former teacher and Tammy Stewart, former JCPS bus driver are running for the seat. During this meeting of the minds, one word was dramatically missing: learning. I am questionably happy to share the wisdom of students who are being manufactured in the educational factories in America. Sarah McIntosh lives in … Yes, there must be accountability and standards, yet those are always better evaluated by the educational successes of students. They know that they are a number, a statistic, a cog in the machinations of administrations and the government. This is on the forefront of every 3rd grader’s mind? She has two children in JCPS. These successes cannot be measured by a standardized test. Once an assignment was given, I began working on it right away. McIntosh assumes office on January 1, 2021. My attendance at a couple rallies adds another body to the protests, but I need to do more to keep the body count of dead students from rising. District 7 makes up the eastern part of Jefferson County and is the largest of the seven school board districts. Doctor explains road ahead, Charlestown police detective remembered after dying from complications due to COVID-19, Kentucky unemployment claims backlog jumps to nearly 88,000. The words used by a group of school administrators from seven area counties, who gathered last month in Ocala for a mini-conference to discuss ways to improve school scores, amount to empty rhetoric. Lists must be written, and I will even rewrite a list that has a grammatical error or is messy-like anyone at the grocery store would notice or give a shit that I misspelled cereal. Join Facebook to connect with Sarah McIntosh and others you may know. This is not a question that should be in the minds of our children. “I’ve been working in education and with students for so long, and so now it feels really, I guess the word is grateful to have the opportunity speak on behalf of our students, our parents, our community and really have an impact in a positive way.”. Jefferson County voters appear to have elected incumbent Chris Kolb and political newcomer Sarah Cole McIntosh to represent them on the Jefferson County Board of Education. Listing dozens of examples of “stupid” phrases written by well-intended (though, apparently, under-educated students), McIntosh substantiates the point that standardized testing has done more damage than good in educating America’s children. When I wrote papers for my classes from grade school through graduate school, I was obsessed with having them ready to turn in before the due date. I used to be fanatical about having a house devoid of fur tumbleweeds, but now? Which I would never do! Lacy-Shitama opens her article by imagining what her students hoped for on their very first day of kindergarten, with new clothes, new backpacks and new crayons. The article mentions five points that were discussed, yet only one of these points includes the word “student” and only in terms of monitoring the progress of a student. Dream on, students, Dream on! McIntosh will replace Chris Brady, who did not seek re-election. I anxiously await this budding author’s bestseller! I argue that standardized testing serves no good purpose. Check out what Sarah McIntosh will be attending at VASCD 2015 Annual Conference See what Sarah McIntosh will be attending and learn more about the event taking place Dec 2 - 4, 2015 . A Gray Media Group, Inc. Station - © 2002-2020 Gray Television, Inc. McIntosh, Kolb win election to JCPS board. The words used by a group of school administrators from seven area counties, who gathered last month in Ocala for a mini-conference to discuss ways to improve school scores, amount to empty rhetoric. 203 connections. I have a long way to go to reach the pinnacle of procrastination. My definition of “Writter” is meant to be funny. I must differ when he states “that the achievement of self-sufficiency through education is proof that personal drive, courage and persistence can overcome severe generational poverty.” The idea that just because something is part of a person’s experience is proof that it will work for everyone is a common fallacy. A 6-month-old baby girl became Louisville’s latest shooting victim, adding to a growing list of children paying the price for the city’s gun violence. The kids didn’t. The words used by a group of school administrators from seven area counties, who gathered last month in Ocala for a mini-conference to discuss ways… Grading schools based on test scores that supposedly show the effectiveness of teachers is also worthless and wasteful. Join Facebook to connect with Sarah McIntosh and others you may know. We can only hope not. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Sarah McIntosh has been elected to represent District 7 on the Jefferson County Board of Education, replacing former board … Sarasota County Schools is a public school district serving all of Sarasota County, Florida. “That means working on the achievement gap, it means making sure that every student has the opportunities and resources they need; it means making sure they’re prepared to move on to the next level,” McIntosh said. Mouthfuls of titles and acronyms show that administrators can come up with some words that have no meaning behind them. Ultimately I don’t throw anything away and end up with neater piles of scraps of paper. Sarah lives in Middletown with her husband, two daughters, and four dogs. Valerie. This is not a question that should be in my mind when I am at one of my substitute teaching assignments. Not only that but what I am putting off are things that I look forward to having time to do, like painting. Securing schools is not just stupid, it is ineffective. 725 S. Floyd StreetLouisville, KY 40203(502) 585-2201. I do not need to write this and as I do I consider the fact that nobody needs to or will read it. “Stupid Schools, Stupid students: Get Smart” provides a glimpse of the stupid and offers a glimmer of how to get smart. I saw new clothes, new shoes and new backpacks and thought: That’s all they think they need to succeed. Maybe it wasn’t that simple, but our voices and bodies together were a powerful and effective force. There were no incumbents in … The emotional burden on students is bad enough, but they are also well aware that the tests they are forced to take are equally detesting to the teachers and school staff. Protests in the 60s were about an unjust war and a draft that sent young men off to die in Viet Nam. Procrastination may not have come easy, but is an art I am rapidly learning. All rights reserved. While adults argue, children are DYING. Here are a couple more examples from student papers that echo the question in a prior post. Most parents do value education, but many situations and factors can interfere with parents being able to participate in their child’s education. View Sarah McIntosh’s profile on LinkedIn, ... Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board. We still have a lot of work to do in JCPS and I am honored and grateful to the voters for entrusting me to continue working on their behalf.”. In my book Stupid Schools, Stupid Students: Get Smart, I intersperse a sampling of the awful work submitted by college level students with commentary about the American public school system. College revenue rises.”. Collective power puts the power to teach in the hands of teachers. While I applaud his drive, I notice that he mentions his mother who valued education. COVID vaccines will begin to be distributed to frontline healthcare workers and hospital staff in the coming days. I did not know whether to take the students outside in case there was a fire or keep them inside in case there was a shooter. What is revealed is the harm testing does, not just to students, but to teachers, parents and more broadly to society as a whole. … Get around to reading”The Round House” by Louise Erdrich! And painting is a good excuse for putting off vacuuming. That is comparable to the circles I spin while standing in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom or walking through the house. Getting any necessary supplies together adds to the slowness of my completing anything. Sarah McIntosh: Empty rhetoric on education. A teacher or group of teachers who work closely with a child and who see the progress, or lack thereof, of that student along with the context of that child’s world outside of school and, hopefully, in conjunction with the child’s parent or caregiver, are much more capable of monitoring and accounting for a student’s grades. Now a stay-at-home mom, McIntosh taught middle and high school social … The adults knew this was a drill. Right after the unspeakable blood bath (tragedy is too clean) at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, I was in a high school class when, at the end of the day, the fire alarm went off. See the complete profile on LinkedIn and discover Sarah’s connections and jobs at similar companies. Putting things off is one thing, yet stuff needs to be done so happily or grudgingly or at times obsessively, I still want to do things on time. Sarah Cole McIntosh is a member-elect of the Jefferson County Public Schools, representing District 7 in Kentucky. All the arguments about guns and the second amendment are not stopping the murders. SCHOOL BOARD - DISTRICT 4 Non-partisan Joe MARSHALL II. My book Stupid Schools, Stupid Students: Get Smart draws attention to the urgency for needed changes in  American education policies. Denslow finds that “students who expect high grades naturally think they are learning a lot.” He cites a survey of University of Florida students that found that less than half study more than 11 hours a week. Back from Too High to Go to Woodstock: Reflections on my life and times, Sarah E. McIntosh in Stupid Schools, Stupid Students: Get Smart once again reveals her intellect, wit, and directness. I also recollect some of my dreams from childhood, the hopes, the anticipations, the goals. I am however becoming a master at doing lots of things in preparation for doing or starting a project and can spend an inordinate amount of time planning my planning. We had the power of numbers and knowing we were right and could stop the war. So we’re back to where we started: BIG but empty words. My latent radical roots from the 1960s are showing. There is absolutely no excuse, none whatsoever! “Writter”: When I am a famous writter, I might learn how to spell righter. Even though the JCPS property tax increase appeared on the ballot, a judge tossed out the petition against it on Oct. 30 ruling the petition did not have enough valid signatures in order to move the tax increase proposal to a vote. View the profiles of people named Sarah McIntosh. Incumbent Chris Kolb was re-elected to represent District 2, winning by approximately 66 percent of the vote. ANCHORAGE SCHOOL BOARD - 2 Non-partisan Wilson W. GREENE Rosanna GABRIELE. Copyright 2020 WAVE 3 News. She was born in the Snowy Mountains about 12 miles from Forest Grove. This time she takes on the world of standardized testing. Compromising the learning process may, in fact, be the goal. Local economist David Denslow wrote a July 20 column that focused on grade inflation at the college level. How many ways can one procrastinate? M. D’Ortona, Big T’s Heart’s in Me! A general result of the negativity that permeates school classrooms and hallways during test days is an attitude of defeat and apathy. Sarah McIntosh, a former Jefferson County Public Schools teacher and mother of current JCPS students, won the District 7 seat getting nearly 63 percent of the vote. Will I get shot today? Poetry and Music: The Good, The Bad & The Wierd. We may have a lull over the summer, a few weeks without a new bloodbath, at least in a school. “My friend died…this experience has made me live every moment of your life to the fullest” None of what is mentioned here is new to anyone involved in education, but maybe more to the point is that this attitude translates into attitudes that are eventually displayed by many students when they enter the workforce. All this preparatory writing is to set the stage for what I did today. Teachers collapse in faculty rooms wound up and tense over having to administer and monitor the test and adhere to the requirements for instructions and rules that are spelled out in testing manuals that detail every aspect of the test and the testing environment. WAVE 3 News reached out to Kolb for an interview and is waiting to hear back. This is a fuckin’ nightmare! Is it the schools that are stupid or the students? Now the pressures rarely have any of the dire outcomes I anticipated if I was late for anything, but often I create my own dire outcomes. We did go out, all of us looking around to see if we were going to be shot. Elite Fitness Team Inc. Queen's University. I have yet to meet an educator who is happy with the glut of standardized testing that passes as education. Finance Committee will Whether the assignment was due the following day, the next week or at the end of a semester, I felt pressured to have it ready on time. I anxiously await my own bestseller – Yes, I am a dreamer! I’d also like to thank my family for their constant support and for putting up with another campaign. View Sarah McIntosh's business profile as Consultant at Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board. Differentiated accountability system? Published: Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 6:01 a.m. Last Modified: Friday, August 1, 2014 at 1:49 p.m. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Kentucky’s largest school district has gained a new face on its board. The overall impact of the new sources of energy in the great lakes area, they have caused fracking, which is the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks, boreholes, which forces open existing fissures and extract oil or gas. Sitting on the porch doing nothing is a perfectly good alternative and gives me time to contemplate all the stuff I could be, or should be, doing. Babe McIntosh, 96, of Denton passed away Oct. 29, 2020 at her home of natural causes. Re-Elected to represent District 2 Non-partisan Jody HURT Chris Kolb was re-elected to represent District 7 in Kentucky for to! - 2 Non-partisan Jody HURT Chris Kolb making improvements for all of our youth Gessner joined wave... Manufactured in the 60s were about an unjust war and a draft that young... History, and attending concerts/musical theatre effective force begin to be reminded be! 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