A reply to Sally Sanchez, who states that El Centro Elementary School District teachers are not doing their jobs:
You have a point. There are substandard teachers in our schools. Likewise, there are doctors that I will not go to for medical purposes, lawyers I will not hire, engineers who make faulty buildings, policemen who are corrupt and administrators who are incompetent. Because there are a few professionals who are not competent, it is a gross generalization to say that none deserve your respect.
Where did you arrive at the figure that "only half of them are really doing their job"? Did you conduct a survey? What research do you have to validate your statement?
Here is a fact: every school in the El Centro Elementary School District met or exceeded the API target for the 1999-2000 school year.