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George Harvard April 20, 2014 at 10:06 am
Ms. Cindy, is this TITLE10 a follow up on TITLE9???.....and if so, how many more TITLES do theRead More feminazis need to be considered equal?
George Harvard April 20, 2014 at 10:07 am
hee hee
Anti-statist April 20, 2014 at 10:10 am
Like Hillary capitalizing on women's inability to make it to the top.
harryfinster April 6, 2014 at 02:39 pm
harryfinster April 6, 2014 at 02:42 pm
here is a local school in your area that far outranks phoenixville you will see yourRead More superintendent has twisted the numbers to make phoenixville look better the only true thing he said was phoenixville has no place to go but up,because it certainly couldnt go lower
bitdls April 17, 2014 at 11:30 pm
hey harry and scammer i think you should cool things down this fight is getting a little rowdy
Deb Nyman March 28, 2014 at 11:09 am
Agree with Art!
Limeport Resident March 28, 2014 at 11:25 am
Seems futile to punish others if students will get health care and protection of their futures. I amRead More pretty sure that existing IRS laws would require minimal or no tax and in some cases, where eit comes into play, a refund by the IRS. The question is how will colleges react.. Drop sports so that more can be spent on FB? The present schools affected probably will not make big changes because education is important there and money is not a great issue. It is the schools that are nothing more than minor league teams for the pros that will adjust most if ruling becomes universal. NFL is non profit, baseball is a protected monopoly, because Americans want to be able to watch the sport and occasionally go to a game. Most of profit for NFL is capital gain so tax is not really an issue except when using loopholes to sell the team.
When will there be a ruling that requires the Varsity football & basketball student athletes toRead More attend classes and pass tests on their own. Only a % of these big school athletes are smart enough to earn a legitimate college degree...
Kaos8 March 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm
OK, so I have read a bunch of these articles to get a better idea of this Common Core curriculum, IRead More did not understand it, since I do not have kids in school yet. I agree with getting kids to think better and smarter. Many of these ideals, of participating, ask questions, use common sense (think before you talk or act), etc- where instilled in me in school. I was in honors/excellerated classes my whole life- I was good at math, science, and arts/music and sports without having to work real hard at it- hence me being put in Honor/excellerated classes to "push " me more. My sister- is really smart as well, however- she REALLY had to work at it- she is currently an Art Teacher and really excells at the arts (as runs in my family- some members are very well established artists, where my father's side is more into science/math and have really excelled in their fields). I feel that if you lump all these kids into the same curriculum - someone is going to suffer. You cannot treat or even teach students the same way. Not everyone is capable of learning in the same manner. Some kids are art/music oriented and some are Math/Science oriented (it completely is a left brain/right brain thing)- therefore you must be able to allow them to get to their best potential in the best way that they learn. This standardized testing sounds to me that any way you cut it, some of these kids are going to get left behind. THe one article I read was about teaching kids to think differently, ask questions, respect, etc..that is great- but when I was growing up that is stuff that teachers were already teaching and also instilled at home in the family environment. If I am still not understanding this correctly maybe someone can explain it to me a little better.
Country1st March 25, 2014 at 12:28 pm
As of 11/13, MA hadn't adopted it -- but you're right -- I just checked it and they've adopted it.Read More And thanks for the website -- I"ll check it out. The point is -- this is a new curriculum -- it's not financed -- and if they want to be fair, they should start requiring the kids who are in kindergarten to be able to pass it by the time they graduate, not the class of 2017.
Country1st March 25, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Here's a good sign: http://time.com/36779/indiana-drops-common-core-education-standards/ This is aRead More very big deal -- hopefully, PA will follow suit
sklogw March 25, 2014 at 05:12 pm
sarah connor March 31, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Its a yes or no question...again with the opinions and sarcasm YES...!
Karen Toth March 31, 2014 at 09:14 pm
America was founded on debate of opinions, and the right to do so in a public forum. ..
Rita Diani March 15, 2014 at 03:14 pm
speaking of colleges and their shady ways, does anyone know the date the Middle States, WCCC'sRead More accrediting agency, is visiting them this week?
harryfinster March 15, 2014 at 04:31 pm
M March 16, 2014 at 09:46 pm
There were many egregious miscalculations. All who made them need to pay the price personally:Read More Penn state officials, Sandusky, anyone who knew and did not report. The Catholic Church now requires all mandated reporters, i.e. anyone who has knowledge or strong suspicions of abuse against children/young adults MUST contact police first, then Bishop. Let this case be a lesson to all who might be tempted not to report. Make THEM pay the price both financially and morally. "Look at the collateral damage to the Paterno family, and all the rest of the staff on the periphery. Look at the lost trust. Most of all, look at the lives of the victims who'll be scarred the rest of their lives." But the victims can become survivors and go on to live good lives, overcoming through therapy and the compassion of those around them.
harryfinster March 9, 2014 at 11:04 pm
Leigh March 10, 2014 at 07:29 am
Yeah nabob - we don't need to hear the truth! Shame on you!
ROBERT J? HADLEY March 11, 2014 at 11:00 am
Joe let Jerry go in 1998, then let him loose on Camus till he was convicted. Joe knew, but he wasRead More JOE and no one could touch him. PSU claims to not be state school, but employees are under state retirement system, Jerry getting 56k a year, joes wife is getting 110k per year.
Helen Gricks February 12, 2014 at 06:43 am
It's a big state. I think NH is one of the best schools around. My kids were well prepared forRead More college. Patch, do you have a % for local schools.
Richard February 12, 2014 at 06:59 pm
Agreed Helen, PR has 1 or 2 score perfect on their SAT's every year and they have excellent APRead More scores! The teachers and students do an excellent job preparing for Calculus, Statistics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics at Pine-Richland
Kevin Brutschea April 1, 2014 at 11:37 am
What all public schools need more than anything else the return of discipline. That is the onlyRead More difference regular schools and Charter Schools is discipline. CS's cherry-pick the students accepted for enrollment. Any discipline issues, and your kid won't get in.
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PA Mom October 25, 2013 at 08:37 am
I believe our public schools also unknowingly perpetuate these behaviors by promoting "BringRead More your own device" to school. My child has come home from school and told me what they have 'learned' from the devices of others. It is not always the intended educational outcome. I can not pretend to know a creative solution, however I wish school leadership would look, think and plan before implementing technology programs.
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PA Mom October 3, 2013 at 07:04 pm
My children are in college. When they were in public school they each had, literally, several hoursRead More of homework every single night. During junior and senior years in high school many nights they each had more than 6 hours of homework on many nights. Homework sometimes posed a problem, however, the biggest problem was when they both had homework to be done that required completion or research on the computer. It is extremely difficult when a family shares one computer between several school students and working parents. Technology is extremely important, but requiring technology reliability for completion of homework, with short notice and parents required to also utilize technology to keep their jobs, it is extremely burdensome upon families with more than one child. Thank you for this article. I have always felt alone in my disdain regarding the amount of homework my kids had.
Anthony Brown October 4, 2013 at 03:44 pm
Keep up the good fight against "busy work". These tedious and involved technologyRead More dependent tasks need to be focused upon in the school. My son- now 16- was 1 of only 2 kids in his class who did not have a smartphone or Ipad/android to bring to school for "technology days". We did not supply a phone for our kids until they were driving. They considered themselves outcasts- but amazingly, survived. With 3 boys- we had more than a few nights where our computer was in use by one- and two others were running to friends and neighbors past midnite to get many of these projects under control. Keep it in the class. This was a source of numerous conflicts and conferences over the years with our schools and teachers. My message remains, "I have not ceded my parental rights to the state".
Roger October 6, 2013 at 06:46 am
Technology injected into the LA school system gone bad.Read More http://www.zdnet.com/the-real-la-schools-ipad-scandal-7000021588/
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Daniel Pose August 28, 2013 at 08:01 am
No one should stand or chant for the Pledge of Allegiance because it was the origin of the NaziRead More salute and Nazi behavior (see the new book "Pledge of Allegiance + Swastika Secrets" by Ian Tinny explaining the work of the historian Dr. Rex Curry). The pledge continues to promoted Nazi-style behavior. If the truth were known about the Pledge of Allegiance and the socialist dogma that inspired it, then no one (other than oddballs) would join in the robotic group chanting. It is brainwashing. End the pledge.
Hifi August 28, 2013 at 04:34 pm
Sure, students should say it whenever they want. But don't have the government pushing it on themRead More with a daily routine.
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Joseph August 22, 2013 at 04:41 pm
Don't be fooled. This school board spends money faster than the taxpayers can provide it. TheyRead More will do zip to save any money. Why aren't people going crazy about the generous salaries being paid? These folks are out of control!!
Joseph July 14, 2013 at 10:17 pm
The school board in Peters raises school taxes every year . Why are people complaining aboutRead More tuition? Maybe because THEY have to pay for it rather than the rest of us footing the bill.
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