At the risk of making someone upset at the top of the pyramid, after all
the work that is put into these documents does anyone REALLY read them?
Sure, they are all scanned over I am quite sure and then never again looked
I have read some that would appear to have been put together by elementary
school students yet they still get approved. So, the question is why can't
everyone just submit a one or two page summary- this is where we are, this
is where we came from, and this is where we are going. Then they can easily
be read and stamped approved and everyone get back to doing things that are
Sorry, between NCLB and the 20 odd pages of stuff I just printed out from
the 21st Century folks I figure we are looking at double the pages from the
last time. (Just to create something that won't be read.)
You know, if the framework for these things were kept consistent then we
could all build on our previous documents instead of having to start from
It just seems to me that there are more important things to do with our
time and those in charge should recognize that and come up with some format
that actually makes it easier and quicker yet still covers the primary
points that need to be covered.
Sorry, had to vent and I know I am just saying what some of you are
At 09:41 AM 10/24/2006, you wrote:
>Is maybe the issue re: ARG-Blah and yuck that the plans are 25+ pages
>long? How can they be streamlined? Or can they be?
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> >>> Steve Cavrak <[log in to unmask]> 10/24/2006 9:23 AM >>>
>On Oct 24, 2006, at 8:17 AM, Robin Gouin wrote:
> ARG- BLAH
>On Oct 24, 2006, at 8:57 AM, Vince Rossano added:
>This inspired me to go searching for some the plans to see what was
>blahish and yucky about them. I could find a list of the sites with
>approved plans but not the plans themselves ... or even highlights ...
>Maybe if this next round of planning were less "pre-webish" and more
>"post-webish" (think wiki and web2.0 rather than dreamweaver and
>front page) ... things could be more useful - e.g.
> - make all plans public
> - make all plans html (rather than pdf) to encourage reuse and
> - encourage collaboration, sharing, and development
> - encourage public review, comments, suggestions
> - support using the plans within the individual schools, by
>teachers, students, parents, community
> - etc
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