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Parent April 7, 2014 at 06:40 am
Grow up and become an adult!
Edubb April 7, 2014 at 11:43 pm
The real news is if she's going to prom and what her dress looks like...
Mrgrumpass April 16, 2014 at 09:19 am
She will drop out and become a pol dancer!
factchecker April 17, 2014 at 07:08 pm
Because the others will languish in underfunded schools that most people won't care about. I wouldRead More much rather see reform in the public schools so that all children can thrive. Not trying to shortchange good students.
golfer April 18, 2014 at 01:38 am
So factchecker, you're in favor of lowering the common denominator for exceptional students, down toRead More the level of students from well-funded inner-city students, who have less-talented teachers, that simply indoctrinate the kids with WHAT to think, so they can pass a test! Boy, that really makes sense.
Brian Hurrel April 18, 2014 at 06:27 am
@golfer: Please provide proof of your contention that charter school teachers are superior to publicRead More school teachers. Some charter schools have yearly turnover rates approaching 50%. This hardly makes for a stable environment or any kind of continuity. Charters also pay less and many are so desperate for staff, due to their lack of protections, benefits, and in some cases deplorable working conditions, not to mention unqualified administrators, that they will hire anyone who comes in the door. There are good charter schools but there are just as many bad ones as well. Why do you think some of them get shut down? You then cast aspersions on the motives of public school supporters. Frankly you sound like a paid shill for reformists. Or a conspiracy theorist with you "indoctrination" nonsense. Save the insults next time any there's a chance you might be taken seriously.
Judith March 21, 2014 at 07:49 am
Charles was a wonderful kid. For example, he once dressed up as Spiderman and visited kids at aRead More hospital, and was always very kind. This is a terrible loss for our community.
Nile west March 21, 2014 at 08:01 pm
Really sad.....prayers goes out to the family.
uncle albert March 22, 2014 at 08:14 am
My nephew committed suicide last year at the age of 16. Knowing that he was attracted to other boysRead More since a very young age he decided to not live in the closet, but to live as an "outed" gay to his parents and siblings. Word made it to his peers at school and the bullying got to a point that he could not take it any longer. I'm not saying that this is what happened to this young man, for I do not know, but that we as a society in general and also teachers, school peers must learn that some people are different from them and that we must practice acceptance and celebrate our difference and not hate someone for those differences, what ever they may be. The teen years are hard enough without harassing & bullying someone because they are different. My heart felt condolences to the parents and family.
James A. Crisfield, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools James Crisfield Superintendent of Schools/Patch file photo
Nina March 17, 2014 at 04:33 pm
Thanks to the Superintendent for his compassion and level-headed response.
Andy March 18, 2014 at 09:10 am
Thanks as well. I saw that viral email and was in shock of the complaints and pettiness. Yes, itRead More is the right thing to do.
Parent April 7, 2014 at 06:45 am
This one just pisses me off, no Social-get one or get out-. Good for the district. If you are aRead More legal and you pay tax, have a DL ect., then this should be an easy one. F-in liberal BS, lets not hurt anyones feelings.
John Santaella April 10, 2014 at 08:45 pm
Baaaaaa. Baaaaaa.
makemyday April 16, 2014 at 12:59 pm
As a citizen, I have to prove who I am, prove where I live, where I was born in order to get aRead More drivers license. Years ago, I had to prove my kids had their shots, show their SS# and birth certificate to register for school. So why don't foreigners have to prove they are here legally before they reap the benefits of our country? Just asking?
Renay Zamloot March 15, 2014 at 08:37 am
In many cases, these situations involve family crises. A single parent dies and the student has toRead More move in with a relative in another town but wants to finish his senior year in his high school, a family has financial problems that require them to move to a neighboring town during their child's senior year... Charging parents/guardians tuition under these circumstances would be unconscionable. Surely the Millburn BOE has more important issues to focus on.
Nina March 15, 2014 at 09:10 am
Thank you Renay! Your reply hit the nail on the head! It was a policy founded on compassion. YetRead More the Board even wants to make someone who has paid 11-1/2 years of taxes in this town pay to finish up the school year? And if they can't afford it, based on a financial crisis, they have to graduate with complete strangers? I don't understand this at all. Get a compassionate bone in your bodies, people. And yet there are other "sacred cows" in our budget that will never get touched, and even get increased! We're supposed to be a community, remember?
bartsimpson March 17, 2014 at 10:53 am
For at least 5 years the MBSH BOE has been incapable of understanding that the 1970’s approachRead More they continue to rely on to manage the school district is unsustainable. Every year at budget time they announce - almost as if it is a surprise - that more cuts are needed. Eventually, there will be nothing left to cut. Instead, they find fake controversies to get the community riled up about so folks don’t notice what is going on. The fact that a past BOE member who no longer has kids in school is now up in arms about this issue reveals the hypocrisy. And as others have mentioned, how much money can we possible be talking about? When are the residents in this town going to demand that the BOE provide a vision of how MBSH ought to operate a 21st century school district - not the token attempt at developing a strategic plan that was supposedly undertaken more than 2 years ago - and that the community should be heavily involved in crafting this vision. The level of denial about the genuine state of the school district is astounding.
High school graduation. (Patch file photo)
Betty Boop March 13, 2014 at 09:34 pm
That is why most colleges award Merit Money based upon SAT scores.
Legion March 13, 2014 at 11:46 pm
If this is true my dog could probably be eligible if he went through the Brick school system.
Rick Ricky March 15, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Schools in general is nothing but fakes. Not even close to accurate. To many reasons to list. YouRead More have to many dishonest people involved in the outcome in changes that shouldn't be. Yes, schools play to make it look one way that is not even close to what it should be. They rig the outcome to make their school look good for certain students who they might have a connection with in some way. You can have students who rank higher in lower level classes that are not even close in comparison that has no business being 2 or 3 in a class.
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