Parents react to state grading system for schools

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Updated: 11/06/2013 6:21 pm Published: 11/06/2013 5:25 pm

As more and more school leaders grow frustrated with state leadership, others are starting to feel the effects.

FOX23 spoke with Tulsa Public School parents who said the state's new A-F grading system for schools is unreliable.

Eisenhower International Elementary got one of the higher scores for TPS, an A.

But parents at the high-performing school said the A doesn't hold any real value.

"A to F grades really don't mean much to me," said Marlow Sipes, who has two kids at Eisenhower. "I think a great education is going on in this building, but as a parent I feel it's worthless to look at that grade if it's not an accurate grade."

She doesn't like how the controversial grading system is affecting educators' morale across the district.

"It's important for us to know our teachers, principals are trying their hardest to make sure our children are getting a quality education," she said.

Sipes hopes parents at the failing schools don't get discouraged.

"I would take myself back to is my child learning, getting a quality education is there school environment safe and if all the answers are yes, it would mean nothing to me," she said.

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