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Tom Brown June 30, 2014 at 06:22 am
The way the Lottery was sold to voters 30 years ago after a couple of failed attempts at approvalRead More was the promise that a % of funds collected would go to fund schools. They tricked us all at the time by not making it clear that they would be "instead of" funds as opposed to "additional funds." The more that the Lottery contributes to schools equal amounts are diverted from preexisting funding and used for stuff like High Speed Rail and other dumb stuff. If voters had gotten what they approved there would be no shortage of school funding today.
denny rane June 30, 2014 at 07:34 am
THANK YOU Tom...!! Look you F'ing Morons... Right from the first day..."the lottery" hasRead More been the text book definition of a shell game. LOOK at the condition of our public schools. They have fallen further from grace with each passing year. Check back in 30 years and the lottery ... ASSUMING There Still Is A Public School System...will be our schools sole source of income. Across the world, "Americans" tend to be the most politically stupid and gullible of any citizen of any country. Wake The F Up already. "private" .....that means FOR PROFIT schools have been riding the coat tails of the lottery. THAT is what capitalism is all about...The Worship Of PROFIT. For the first time in history, the USA sends just as much Private Security personnel into a battle is it does Military Soldiers. Speak up now against this B.S. while you still can. God Bless
The bullying was alleged to have taken place at Vintage High School. (Photo: Patch Archive)
BonV June 18, 2014 at 06:53 am
Here's what I expect to happen: what happened when I was in school. The administration took no crapRead More from the students and nipped problem kids in the bud. I still remember the look my sixth grade teacher gave me when I said something mean about another student. Now teachers and administration can't even give a student "the look" because the student's parents will get their panties in a bunch because the teacher hurt their little oody-doody's feelings. Yes, some things were "handled" on the playground and I took it or the other kid took it but continued harassment of one student - especially a vulnerable one - should not be tolerated.
A.R. June 24, 2014 at 12:26 am
One problem with this article is that the parents and or students, are not privy to the disciplinaryRead More actions taken against the other child. It is against the law for them to share that information. This mom doesn't actually know whether the bully was disciplined or not.
Nathalie Maldonado June 26, 2014 at 02:13 am
My daughter also has been a victim of bullying. I contacted the schools administration and again itRead More occurred. Its the schools policy that their students are not to do receptiveness' actions or there will be consequences. My daughter attends an academy in southern California, a lawsuit isn't out of the ordinary. As a parent I was upset that my child had to be a victim of such things. fortunately she attends an academy and the situation was immediately addressed. people say oh they are just kids but what kind of example are we setting to future generations? that its ok to mistreat other kids? that age doesn't matter when it comes to bullying? If we don't take actions at a young age it leads to allowing the child to assume that its ok to do it. More and more cities have laws that children over the age of 5 will get in legal trouble along with their legal guardian. I hope this goes to trial and she gets trialed as an adult. The parents should also get sued. Use the money towards educating younger children about the importance of respect. - its not the schools responsibly to raise your child, but it is to make sure that they are well protected during school hours which in this case she was not. _ sincerely ONE PISSED OFF MAMA_
Carson W June 12, 2014 at 10:49 am
Tom, I dont think we have "tenure" in the classic sense... nor is our system a permanentRead More job, but the situation you described, but for all but the most dogged administrators, is just that. why SHOULD it take 3.5 years if a employer doesnt want the services of an employee any more.....? Most principals just dont bother rocking the boat, and let teachers be...then shuffle them off somewhere else...
Tom Ontis June 12, 2014 at 11:27 am
@Carson W. My 'friend' was not a jock, the principal was. My 'friend' may have not been the bestRead More teacher in the world, but he wasn't the ogre the administration made him out to be. My 'friend' worked with one teacher for many years that admitted he was lazy, came in right before the kids and couldn't wait to get out the door at 3 pm. Yet he was not targeted. The bottom line is that is no objectivity.
Carson W June 12, 2014 at 11:42 am
it is like that in any profession though isnt it..? My point is this. when an employer basicallyRead More CANT fire someone... that is good for the people who DONT deserve it (maybe your friend)..but also awesome for the people who do need a good firing. and in education throwing kids onto that altar of sacrifice for the teacher's sake is unacceptable.
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 07:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
Tom Ontis May 5, 2014 at 08:04 am
Sounds like, from the article, that test scores are still the driving force to make the list. I'm aRead More retired teacher and the over reliance of test scores to prove improvement, is maddening. Test scores are just one piece of the pie, or the picture.
Nancy Marshall Jordan March 4, 2014 at 09:39 am
St. John the Baptist Catholic School celebrated Read Across America by wearing PJ's to school,Read More reading throughout the day and taking over 300 comprehension tests on over 300 books through the Accelerated Reader program. That's 41,382,444 words read at St. John's Catholic! We love reading! - Mrs. Jordan, Principal
Kaci Smith March 7, 2014 at 10:54 am
Yountville Elementary School celebrated by having a guest reader in each class along with a greenRead More eggs and ham breakfast. A kind kindergarten grandmother had sewn 30 red and white striped hats for the class to wear all week. It was great!!!
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Bill Bindewald January 29, 2014 at 06:48 pm
Thank you Keri for this posting! This second annual event promises to be an outstanding evening ofRead More youth music performances from our local Waldorf schools, both public and private. - Bill Bindewald Administrator, Stone Bridge School
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