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Posted by Bias on 1/16/2020, 10:53 am, in reply to "Re: AVID
How is the school staff evaluated? Not trying to argue, (well maybe I am), but unless the AVID staff is not evaluated based on outcomes then there could be a bias and the previous poster has a point. Your children may be taking someone else's spot because the school staff will have a better evaluation because your kids are in it. The fewer kids they have the better it would actually be for the kids that truly need the program per the statement below, (student teacher ratio would be lower).
"The AVID approach to untracking places previously underachieving students (who are primarily from low income and ethnic or linguistic minority backgrounds) in the same college preparation academic program as high-achieving students (who are primarily from middle or upper-middle income and "majority" backgrounds)."
School staff make the decisions on who gets into AVID. There is a process. Not you or me. I am allowed my opinion and it is fine for you to disagree.
AVID is designed for children who will be the first to attend college. By having your kids in it, they may be taking a spot for other kids with less of a support system. Something to ponder.
Thank you for your input. I am fine with what I have my children involved in to be their best.
Do you have a degree? Does your spouse? If so, AVID is not designed for your children.
My own children are in AVID. It is amazing for my kids. Nothing is all good or all bad. The bashing of AVID by some people on the board is their opinion. They are free to not like it. It does not mean AVID is bad for all kids. I am very thankful for my kids' AVID teachers.
For those of you on AVID campuses, is it worth attending their summer institute in order to better understand it? Would there be information that would better explain methods of implementation in the band class?
I'm not looking for reasons why AVID is bad. I have my opinions. Our district adopted it recently and it is clearly going to stay. It is being embraced on all secondary campuses and will be fully implemented for grades 6-12 next year. Just wondering if I'd actually get anything out of attending the summer institute. Thanks!