FAMU DRS political battle affecting children’s academic progress

The FAMU Board of Trustees, President Ammons and the Parents Teacher-Organization are struggling with some internal issues at the FAMU Developmental Research School. The only problem is that everyone forgot about the most important people, the children.

The FAMU DRS that has been in the midst of a chaotic politics battle does not resemble the same institution that was established as a Teacher Training School in 1887.

The school administration may need to reconsider how politics can affect the academic development of the students.

FAMU DRS was able to change its former FCAT score from a F grade in 2007 to a C grade in 2008. However, the school’s grade did not improve in 2009, as Holmes promised. It remained at a D.

With speculations of nepotism and girmy politics, how will the children withstand the bureaucratic turmoil?

A way to deal with this situation until the issues at FAMU DRS are resolved and a consensus is made between the school’s administration and the BOT, is for parents to encourage their children to keep striving to improve their grades and study habits.

It also important that the students are given consolation about how men when in power sometimes are egocentric and often oblivious to the fact they may hurt someone while on their power trip.

There is a passage in the Bible Proverbs 4:6-7, “Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” This should be used by teachers and parents to encourage students to succeed, despite the lack of resources and even qualified personnel.