Many people have agreements with the way Texas runs their schools. But some people do not agree with the way they run their schools. I recently got a chance to interview Gloria Sierra on her opinions on Texas schools and their choices on grading, school organization, dress code of conducts and clubs.
School organization is something that is important to all students and parents. Organization is pretty decent compared to schools in California. Texas school websites are very informative and tend to give detailed information about all classes, clubs, occasions, etc. Gloria says, “I like the way they attach information such as slides that they present to students so parents are informed as well”.
Grading policies can sometimes be very hard to deal with. Some do not agree with the way schools grade. Some schools, in Texas and outside of Texas, have grading policies that may not always make sense. It has been the same since about 1991 as Gloria has said it is
even the same as I had in high school”. She also talked about how if most of the students were not getting good grades in the class then grades “should be curved”. This I completely agree with. If not curved, students should be taught the lesson again, maybe in a different way with
different strategies. The dress code of conduct has also always been something parents and
students agree or do not agree with. Some students get dressed coded because of their body structure. One girl who is about 5’1 can have the same length shorts as a girl who is 5’10 and
wouldn’t get dress coded. A girl with longer legs will end up showing more skin than the shorter girl, it wouldn’t be fair.
Some believe school sports can be a distraction to students. I and Gloria Sierra believe otherwise. She says “It is another way of helping students stay out of the streets” and “it encourages kids to keep their grades up”. They keep kids focused. You have to have good grades to be able to play...