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Sending my complaints to the Superintendent.
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scorchededge243 Away
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Sending my complaints to the Superintendent.

I go to a rural school and the attitude here is so amazing (not a good thing) it's really drove me crazy. Teachers barely "teach", their is no enthusiasm about anything (sports, academics), everyone is really, really stupid. Dip is very common and no one cares. I really don't want to make a federal case out of this, but I feel I should tell SOMEONE in charge, like the Superintendent, or whoever is above them. I can't wait to graduate in May --_--
04-22-2014 08:57 AM
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RE: Sending my complaints to the Superintendent.

Do it.

Id love to but my parents won't let me. My school is worse in some areas but damn. Even though it is likely the superintendent won't do anything, you may as well.

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RE: Sending my complaints to the Superintendent.

(04-22-2014 09:11 AM)SeReNiTY Wrote:  Do it.

Id love to but my parents won't let me. My school is worse in some areas but damn. Even though it is likely the superintendent won't do anything, you may as well.

Same here really. My folks are happy being ignorant or just complain with me, but when I actually want to do something about it "NO! NOTHING WITH CHANGE!" Well someone's gotta try.
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Sending my complaints to the Superintendent.

Perhaps if you speak to the right people, you could lend your voice for a good cause. I wouldn't bet on the Super being able to solve your problems, but give it a shot anyway.
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RE: Sending my complaints to the Superintendent.

(04-22-2014 03:29 PM)Trar Wrote:  Perhaps if you speak to the right people, you could lend your voice for a good cause. I wouldn't bet on the Super being able to solve your problems, but give it a shot anyway.

Should I send an email with a list, or call him personally? Or heck I'll just go down there myself.
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RE: Sending my complaints to the Superintendent.

It might help if you start by explaining you're participating in a research/documentary project.

If you'd like to be, then you are... I can introduce you to a network of people who are questioning things.

If you could interview and film some people, that'd be awesome. Then, as part of the interview, propose your changes. Or, even come back, after interviewing people in your school.

What's on your list of problems? Do you have any suggested solutions? (It could help if you go in with both.)

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