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Written on Maryville schools discussion on music curriculum has parents at crescendo pitch:

Rational, we used to have two full time band instructors at MIS-one of them was cut to part time by the School Board. (I believe, we haven't been there for a few years so the DOS may have gotten her way and eliminated the position) Years ago they tried to remove the position completely but people spoke up against it. They tried again and that's when the position became part time, and like I said-no idea if the position even exists now.
I think something that needs to be seriously looked at is what is happening in the classroom. I know that all the time in the world is not going to improve my daughter's scores when the teacher doesn't teach-texts and watches videos on his phone and favors the pretty girls and jocks. Extra credit if you give him a piece of gum and you're cute! No extra credit if you ask to do an extra assignment to boost your grade. Situations like that are becoming more common in our system. Rather than blame it on the schedule, they need to clean out the teachers that are wasting everyones time. There's becoming more of them with each year and it gives all of our fantastic, hard working teachers a bad name. It's unfortuante that our DOS isn't evaluating the true source of our problems and is wasting time messing with schedules and taking away a few of the great things that MCS had going for it. What's next? Telling the football team they can only practice once a week?
Oh-FYI for those that think athletics don't take up school time-what's the conditioning class for then? -Don't get me wrong, I have no problem whatsoever with our athletes nor the benefits that come to them. I do have issue with not recognizing and funding other intrests at the school.

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