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John Santaella April 24, 2014 at 08:21 am
Good morning Tom Abbott and thank you for the gentle correction. If my kids should see that post IRead More will hear about it until Father's Day.
Madeleine April 24, 2014 at 08:24 am
Lee Brewer: I help people because I am able to and I hope people would help me in a time of crisisRead More (in other words, pay it forward). Helping has nothing to do with my belief in God which is a personal matter. We are one nation, a nation of people who care for one another, regardless of motivation. People are summoned to help others by a number of sources: parents, their employers, their church, God, need for redemption, feeling of altruism, personal connections to the victims of misfortunes, etc. We are one nation. Period.
John Santaella April 24, 2014 at 10:03 am
"if you don't have any hatred in your heart, what are you living on?'
Millsey April 23, 2014 at 08:30 pm
Rick, what are you looking to accomplish? Your end quote is a bit too much like Braveheart. CommonRead More Core was created to set common goals and objectives for each class grade across the country. I don't see a problem with my kids having the same opportunities as someone else. I hope you'd want your kids to have the same education as someone that goes to a school 50 miles away. Teachers still have the flexibility to teach how they want to teach. There's just an end goal that the students should reach at the end of the year. That's not so bad, is it?
Pete Mock April 23, 2014 at 09:26 pm
doubleclick, I believe the first time you posted your rumor the mods deleted it, and rightly so. NotRead More sure what your motivation is and why you seem so bent on posting a rumor. If you have some information post it, but don't deal in rumors. Speak of what you know and don't make stuff up.
Lisa April 23, 2014 at 09:58 pm
I'm not a teacher but an aide in district. I wish parents could see just how much "educationalRead More time" is spent on learning how to "master the test." And this is TOLD to be done. But as for children getting the same opportunities. They are. But what happens if the child doesn't take the opportunity? What happens if a teacher has a class of 19 students and 2 don't speak English very well as they have only been here a year? 1 is just a disrespectful wise guy who just looks for ways to disrupt the class constantly? 1 is a class clown and falls off his chair just to get the clsss laughing or gives the most ridiculous answer and is smiling about it because he knows everyone is going to laugh? or the 2 who CLEARLY should be classified but are not because they are "just above" what can be classified? or the kids who work is modified all year but when the test is given must take the SAME tests as everyone else in the same amount of time? I hate to see these kids when they take these tests. Who's almost in tears becasue they only read on a 2nd grade level but have to take the 5th grade test? or the kid who panics on a regular math test and now has to sit for 2 hours doing math? I'm all for testing kids for growth in what they are learning and having "each and every child have the same opportunity". But what is happening with these tests is not that! The PARCC is the next one to make its debut. The children will have a 1/2 hour to read 1 or possibly 2 reading passages and then TYPE a response all in 30 minutes! How do you expect a child to read and type a 2 paragrph response when they don't take a typing class to learn that skill? we took one of our classes into the computer lab to see how they would do. They had to type a paragraph they had written. We were there 35 minutes and one boy had six sentences and the rest had anywhere from one to two sentences! One girl had typed 4 sentences and then hit something and erased her whole answer! If they haven't mastered typing they shouldn't have to do this on the test. I've told my daughter to keep her kids out of the test, but I know they will be pressured to send her to raise the school's scores. It isn't required to pass from one grade to the next and she already tests in the 97th percentile in STAR testing. My daughter knows what my granddaughter knows, she doesn't need to be subjected to the crazy pressures of these standardized tests.
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 24, 2014 at 07:14 am
America is not bad, but far from perfect. Her Founding Fathers did great things and horribleRead More things. I so love the Constitution that I believe we should honor by remembering that no one religion rules this country. I also believe in the Declaration which states that all men are created equally and deserve to live their best life here. I love the flag and all the schools I have ever worked in still recite the Pledge, even though the original Pledge did not include the words "under God" - that was added in the 1950's. Stop trying to use patriotism to hate others.
WMS826 April 24, 2014 at 09:22 am
I always love how you liberals all go for the "stop watching Fox News" when you have noRead More clear way to dispute me. No one here truly thinks that MSNBC where you get your news from is accurate, please do not tell us that they have no left wing slant to their reporting. Blacks are 13 percent of the entire country. You liberals think we should teach ALL people from a black perspective? 13 percent, that is it, not the 50 percent that is perceived. I laugh at you dopes with the "give me an example" response. how about you prove to me and the silent majority that none of this is happening. we see it every day on the news about the American Flag banned from public schools and students sent home for displaying it. Stop denying it. The Democrats have swung so far left to the point of socialism that JFK would be a Republican by todays standards. You want an example of anti religion..no longer is it B.C.or A.D. in history but now "common era" Just Bing search political correctness public schools to see the examples all you want. Some NJ schools no longer say the pledge to our flag but now say the pledge of diversity as they do in Scotch Plains. Common Core will even profile your child for the type of job government thinks he is best suited for. Just like in Communist East Germany before their collapse. http://thetruthwins.com/archives/extreme-political-correctness-is-making-public-school-education-pure-hell-for-americas-children
MaverickMom April 24, 2014 at 09:45 am
factchecker is a prime example of why we don't want common core
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.