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District employee: Consider chaotic conditions when reporting FCAT scores

C. Roberts, a Hillsborough School District employee, shares observations on student discipline problems from working in schools  in a letter published on

Roberts describes lunchtime as a "chaotic, social hour with mishaps just waiting to happen."

And the students ignore any nutritious food that is served in the cafeteria, Roberts writes. "Schools cook enough vegetables to feed just one grade, and still have several portions left over daily."

Then, after lunch, "students return to class with a sugar high, cell phones, i-Pods, and a bad attitude."

Read Roberts' letter, share your views.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:25am]


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