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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!
makemyday April 16, 2014 at 04:13 pm
Oh no @ fact checker, charter schools are very successful in New York. Why do you think parentsRead More are fighting DiBlasio? They give ALL the children excellent education without the overcrowding and fear of violence that occurs in the NY public schools. Why do you think D.C. Parents want school vouchers? So they can CHOOSE to send their children to charter or private schools for the best education. But Obama prefers public schools for all kids , except of course HIS kids.
factchecker April 16, 2014 at 10:13 pm
Charter schools and vouchers pull some students out of the system and leave others behind. TheyRead More don't usually take special needs students and won't take behavior issues. Therefore, the stats that say they are successful are because they only take students with involved parents, good grades, good behavior, and normal intelligence. Anyone can look good with those kids. What about the ones left behind? The ones w/o parents advocating for them, the ones who struggle, who have learning disabilities, etc.? What happens to them? My guess is you don't care. I do.
Meredith Mascitello April 17, 2014 at 09:48 am
But why hold back the good students in failing schools? More districts are focusing on the lowerRead More spectrum students and not providing anything for the higher end. What's wrong with having charter schools as an option for them? Then there's more time for the teachers to focus on those with special needs who aren't excelling. Sounds like a win-win. If you care about all children, why oppose?
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.