Just in time to welcome private school students, Greenwich public schools are in the crapper

The publisher of Greenwich Time takes a look at the test scores for our schools today qand is not impressed. I can see why. Of particular note  is the decline in Old Greenwich and Riverside elementary schools because the School Board has always hinted that the reason our town-wide scores are so low is because of the presence of “ethnics” – the poor dears just isen’t of the same caliber as our white kids and isn’t it great that Greenwich is so diverse and good hearted enough to take in these unwashed masses and prepare them for a career at MacDonalds? This lie is exposed by the failures at Riverside and Old Greenwich where the student body is 100% white and Asian (Asians don’t count as disadvantaged minorities in the liberal head counting scheme) with a parent population that is fanatical about education. If there’s a problem here, and there is, it’s not because we have some public assistance kids among us.

The high school? Good lord. I’m glad we have a new superintendent but it’s too bad the republican and Democrat parties in Greenwich refuse to allow a choice of school board candidates. Seems as though it’s time for a thorough washing of the stables.

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12 responses to “Just in time to welcome private school students, Greenwich public schools are in the crapper

  1. Anonymous

    whither excellence?
    withered excellence.

  2. Anonymous

    Bottom line for any school is what % of kids are able to enter top 5 colleges

    Hell, many alums of top 5 colleges struggle to get any job post-grad, let alone a job at GS or a major HF

    See Harvard Class of ’09′s placement data: lib arts at its mockable best

  3. Stump

    Judging from the length of the published lists in the local papers, almost every student in the public schools is an honor student. Therefore, one must conclude that the schools are doing a superb job of educating our children, and anyone who says otherwise is guilty of negativism.

    • christopherfountain

      All Greenwich kids are above average, Stump, you’re quite right. And if you think saying negative things about their merit and ability is dangerous, imagine the reaction were one to question the value of their parent’s real estate! Whoo boy – I’m sure not going there.

  4. anon

    If you don’t like it, spend $33K a year per kid on some snobby private school. And while you are at it, move to North Stamford and buy a house for 1/3 the price of a house in Greenwich since there’s no reason to pay the Greenwich premium if you are going to send your kids to private school (except for status).

  5. Hu Nhu?

    “it’s not a surprise then that the “real” job expected of the school board here is to make sure the public schools are “good enough” without going crazy on costs. ”

    LOL. This poor, deluded fellow actually believes the school system exists primarily for the benefit of the students. Wake up, you are in Greenwich.

  6. pulled up in OG

    “Asians don’t count as disadvantaged minorities in the liberal head counting scheme”

    Curious how they look to the Board of Ed’s other half.

  7. anon

    Anonymous-

    Most of the guys I’ve met from top 5 colleges are losers. Take Walter Noel – a perfect example. And I could go on and on…

  8. Anonymous

    If I can afford to send my little Darlings to private school, why would I disadvantage them by having a North Stamford address?

    Greenwich public schools need an overhaul, starting with the teachers.
    If I could send my children to the private schools, then I would, and will.

  9. Greenwich Gal

    The Greenwich private schools aren’t meaningfully better than the public. I have addressed this time and again and tire of this. However, if we really want to address school improvement across the board we are going to have to start paying teachers good money. Make it a job that pays well and you’ll see the competition rise and better candidates. But no one here, I bet, is willing to pay more in taxes for this. Long Sigh…

  10. Anonymous

    “I have addressed this time and again and tire of this.”

    Why keep prattling on then?

    “If we really want to address school improvement across the board we are going to have to start paying teachers good money”.

    Long laugh………..

  11. Greenwich Gal

    Anon at 4:10. You are obviously an unemployed or at best underemployed fool who has nothing better to do in the middle of the night than while away on this little local blog. Too bad for you! (Maybe you should take a little vacay to Jamaica!)