Re: Pct of kids missing and it's affect on performance
Posted by Success? on 7/31/2020, 12:55 pm, in reply to "Re: Pct of kids missing and it's affect on performance"
Why would a district expecting kids to learn and demonstrate that knowledge open themselves up for public shaming? Why is that NOT having their priorities straight. After all schools are in the business of education. A UIL performance is simply demonstrating on stage what has been learned in the classroom. Yes, there will be some issues with instrumentation, (maybe), but even that, good sounds and being in tune are the same. Judges, (I am one), will take into account what's on stage but vertical alignment and tone are the same whether you have 10 or you have 60. |
And I bet the varsity groups in the big 5/6A schools actually do okay just because they have more bodies to pull from and I think it likely the seniors will show up for in-person instruction which is what predominately sits in those ensembles. I do like the option of being able to play down 1 grade level this year and give the schools the option, (just like now you can always play above your grade level requirement), for those not hit hard with attendance. I see no reason for the kids to suffer further loss because some are paralyzed with fear.
Imagine if the gas stations and grocery stores and Amazon had decided in the time of a pandemic success mattered less than safety. It is possible to do both, (as their earnings would indicate).