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Louie April 21, 2014 at 07:27 am
Let me guess... Mr. Harvard (Obviously didn't graduate from there) couldn't get a date on Death RowRead More in a women's prison with a fistfull of pardons in one hand and a carton of cigarettes in the other!
Country1st April 21, 2014 at 06:30 pm
Knock if off with the 'feminazis' crap -- having said that -- as a feminist, I think that we shouldRead More take a fresh look at Title IX
Star Thrower April 21, 2014 at 08:08 pm
Country1st = K.McDonald the feminazi pedophile enabler :)
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.
Easton Area High School senior Zikey Odubo speaks on behalf of his younger brother, a middle school music student.
JoAnn January 29, 2014 at 08:43 am
why is it always EASTON, we don't hear of these problems in Nazareth or Bangor SD ??? I wouldRead More start to consider the long term effects of that lawyer the school district has and the booby bracelet debacle that is costing the district a pretty penny Maybe, get rid of that suit and see how much money the district saves? In my opinion, that solicitor makes work for himself to bill the district so he gets paid think about it
michael williams January 29, 2014 at 09:34 am
Mr. Delbaco Pintabone voted NO regarding going over the index, he has also been extremely vocal inRead More asking the teachers to reopen the contract. Last night the board voted YES to begin the process of selling a building, Mr. Reinharts recommendation. What are you talking about????? Last year, Pintabone pushed for the board to raise taxes 1.7% when everyone else wanted 2.0%.. why dont you ever say anything about the other current region 2 officials, whom last night voted to go above the index. ... pintabone beat you 2 yrs ago, get over it.. keep up the great work, Frank
JoAnn January 29, 2014 at 01:42 pm
I want to know why other school districts don't have the problems Easton does ? not the officialsRead More the distract as a whole
Richard January 15, 2014 at 06:35 am
Sounds like there working on it.
Ronnie DelBacco January 15, 2014 at 08:25 am
Where are the administrative cuts?? Assistant Principles, and their subsequent office staff?? IsRead More the board ready to take a serious stand against unreasonable pay increases, the step and column program, and the amount the district pays towards benefits ...all with the EAEA? I doubt it. In the private sector the tax payers are suffering, but the public sector union thugs just keep pushing their agenda and rolling over the board. Perhaps if all the board members, including the president, were required to actually own property they might have a different perspective on what Tax payers go through each time they do this to us. And another solid idea might be to restrict board membership to residents who have not been and are not now members of private POLITICAL organizations like the EAEA.
richard traylor January 15, 2014 at 09:42 am
As much as I am not against anyone securing their future, the public service industry might as wellRead More accept what the private sector has had to in years past, the end of pension plans as we know it. In public and private sectors, we will always have high paid administrative personnel and what appears to be an abundance of upper level personnel too. The pension plans, as a great benefit to retired people, tend to strangle future budgets year after year with people living longer. If you look at what a person contributes from their paycheck and what the payback is after retirement, it amounts to a pretty sweet deal. Too sweet for the yearly budget to afford anymore. With the loss of it from most of private industry, pensions will require disappearing or the next thing you will see is a drastic disappearance in the near future of physical schools and the people to man them. Consider the number of people that have taken college courses at home via computer. With the number of good paying jobs dwindling and the number of adults now staying home, it only stands to reason that you will have a parent home schooling their children with the home computer and even less requirement of the public to provide a facility and faculty to give those kids a school environment and education. With the age of electronics and kids that are permanently connected to their electronic devices, we will see a transition from the old standard of schools, teachers, school buses, and a formal school room setting. Think that's a pipe dream? Consider thirty years ago when teenagers didn't sit across from each other texting their communication with each other instead of actually talking? Is it any wonder why they have morphed into anti social behavior and why they could adapt so well to a computer based home school environment?
Maria Padula-Larsen January 11, 2014 at 04:18 pm
About time the district get smart. This middle of the month in June is baloney. They ought take moreRead More days away, some of these holidays are way to long. It would be nice if they made the students go back after the holiday in September instead of going back in August, when they started that it was the dumbest thing they could have ever done!!!
Beverly Paulus January 7, 2014 at 06:27 pm
PARENTS, Please pay attention to your child/children in and outside of the home! Listen to yourRead More Children (Be a Good Listener)! Our schools are good but only as good as our children! Teach your children at home how to respect, care for others, and be firm if your child/children do seem to care! YOU are person who your chid will respect by your attention and your attitude towards others. We (as parents) really set the example for our child's/children's behavior OUTSIDE THE HOME! They are the product of their parents.
JoAnn January 7, 2014 at 06:39 pm
I don't hear the need for bus monitors in the Bangor SD or the Nazareth SD? Hmmmm
Pirmigrin January 9, 2014 at 10:26 pm
Easton had bus monitors on the Middle School bus's as recently as 4 years ago on South Side, but IRead More believe they were a victim to budget cuts. Cant have what cant be paid for.....