In response to the 5/24/11 post “A Look In The Mirror,” The Big Easy writes: SC, I thought your reflection on the TAKS scores was great advice. I am reminded of a couple of quotes: “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” Robert Schuller. And several college football coaches have been quoted as saying, after a tough loss, “Don’t let a team beat you twice.” The 2011 TAKS is over. What is now important is the next game on the schedule. SC Response I’ll take the coaching analogy further. TAKS was a Division II football team. You know, the team that the big schools schedule early in the season to pad their record (I’m talking to you, Cheadhorn). STAAR is the perennial Top 10 School that is on the schedule next week. What this means is if your campus struggled with TAKS, you are already behind the eight ball. But even if you didn’t struggle with TAKS, you still have no idea if you are truly prepared for STAAR. The point being if you are pouting and licking your wounds due to past failures, or are resting on your laurels due to past success, you are not adequately preparing yourself for the task at hand. Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn… Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/4ydqd4t Follow Sean Cain and LYS on www.Twitter.com/LYSNation

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