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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.
Hugh March 22, 2014 at 11:35 pm
Waste of time and money. There's no study that supports technology as improving educational results.Read More The children of the Silicon Valley Barons are send to Waldorf schools where technology is banned. Tech moves so fast, that the schools are always burdened with out of date equipment, software and ideas!
Hugh March 22, 2014 at 11:35 pm
"sent"
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?
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.
SH Resident March 15, 2014 at 12:22 am
Hey Joe-90% tax rate existed with a number of signifigant loopholes that resulted in a nominal taxRead More rate in the mid 40s for the highest earners...stop getting your talking points from MSNBC and think for yourself. and even if you took every dollar from the top 10% of earners in this nation, we would still have a deficit...spending is the issue, not revenue....do you get that fact or does your hatred for the wealthy cloud your ability to digest reality...
Joe R March 15, 2014 at 08:51 am
Hey SH, in the 1950s, the top marginal tax rate was 91% and the effective tax rate was about 51%Read More after the loopholes. Oh, so we don't have loopholes today??!? Ha, ha, ha. The current top marginal tax rate is 39.6% but that's before all the loopholes. The effective tax rate is even lower than 39.6%. JFK eliminated many of the loopholes and reduced the top marginal tax rate to 74%. That works for me.
SH Resident March 15, 2014 at 07:02 pm
Joe-I will agree to raise the marginal tax rate to 50%...what programs other than defense do youRead More propose to cut? Exactly none is probably your answer...cutting defense and raising taxes does not get us to a balanced budget...we need to cut spending...you socialists never seem to get that point...and moreover, how about EVERYONE has some skin in the game and has to pay some income tax.... you will never want to cut spending on social programs because then how will you bribe low information voters to win elections?
Hillsborough School Board of Education member Christopher Pulsifer said an 11 percent rise in healthcare premiums will impact the budget process.
Jack ripper March 20, 2014 at 12:49 pm
Or how many flat screen Tv's bought. New furniture costing more that one persons salary. SpendRead More spend and just make up the difference from employees. Who cares if the roof leaks we got our flat screen Tv's that are as large as some family's home Tv's. Which are always turned on..... Hmmmm and down the drain we go.
Jack ripper March 20, 2014 at 12:52 pm
Shame on the board. Period.
sammy March 21, 2014 at 10:07 am
AGREE , its shameful. But a gift has been handed to us this November. We can rid ourselves ofRead More Pulsifer ( he has NEVER voted against a budget, nor against more spending ) and the same for HAAS. There terms are up along with Haley. Vote for Haley, fiscal consevative with taxpayer mindset and rid ourselves of Pulsifer and Haas. We just need two candidates. Oh , whats the gift you ask???? Easy, since the election takes place in November along with the general election, the UNION does not control the vote - they wont be able to take advantage of low voter turnout! Find me two candidates!!!
Millie Talbot February 25, 2014 at 06:53 pm
I too am the parent of a Rutgers student and had to hear of this tragic event on the TV news. I amRead More VERY disappointed in RU administration, who seems to be too busy repairing their public image to address the fear and concern of their students. I am equally upset by the fact that NBPD takes crimes against our children lightly, hasn't responded to the student community in a reassuring manner and yet has exuberantly taken to the streets to increase revenue by towing record numbers of vehicles. So many in fact that they haven't been able to process all of the parking violation tickets. So kudos to NB for their opportunistic approach to community "safety", I guess all those cars with no where to park due to the snow and ice and those stranded were too much to pass up. After all, it's not like there is something more important for them to be doing!
Pen Man February 26, 2014 at 09:23 am
Yes it is a teachable lesson for everyone..... When our youngsters decide to enter in theRead More underworld of drug distribution they are choosing to enter a world that is violent, unpoliced, and tragically sometime they pay a very high price because of that..... http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/02/two_rutgers_students_are_charg.html ..... So let our young learn from the truly sad and tragic death of this young man, that the world of drug dealing is not like the glamor TV portrays, and the lure of easy money is always filled with danger.
Sissy Strose March 4, 2014 at 07:40 pm
Pen man, why are u here essentially gossiping? Something that happened 3 years ago is notRead More necessarily relevant nor does it justify Billy being murdered. Did it occur to u that his parents could read this, while u sit back and play Monday-morning quarterback? U don't have any idea what happened so stop speculating. And if u know something, stop playing CSI and contact police. Posting a link to a stale article doesn't help anybody. This is real life, not Clue or TV.
Kristin DiStefano February 28, 2014 at 06:29 am
Tom, I have no problem with cameras. And I believe in school choice. And as I said earlier, I don'tRead More have tenure as a private school teacher. Many of our ideas are not so different...
Social issues in Morristown Blog March 2, 2014 at 10:18 am
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Social issues in Morristown Blog March 2, 2014 at 10:18 am
http://socialissuesinmotown.blogspot.com/ please visit our blog on illegal immigration!
MB February 20, 2014 at 02:26 pm
Where were this creative ideas "back in the day"? So...how about an evening class onRead More this? I'd take this as continuing education. :)
Emily February 14, 2014 at 11:57 am
Who wants to listen to that at 5:a.m. in the morning. I would have hung up. Not cute. Save your soRead More called talent for the school talent show.
anonymous February 15, 2014 at 01:13 am
I thought this was very funny. I even played it back for friends as we danced around the room. IRead More believe it is the quirky stuff in life that makes it all worth it. We all need a giggle every now and then and this passed dumb and went 180 degrees back to funny. If you want to see serious meet us in Washington DC March 16th 2014 for a mass protest against corruption when the mace and flashbangs start being thrown by police you will have a new respect for the little giggles in life. anonymous
Social issues in Morristown Blog March 2, 2014 at 10:19 am
http://socialissuesinmotown.blogspot.com/ please visit our blog on illegal immigration!
Rick Ricky February 13, 2014 at 09:52 am
Jim, Geez you are the one who can't be that ignorant yourself. You couldn't be more wrong and inRead More denial. Nothing jives with any of these tests. They compare SAT's and some schools average 1535 total and think that is good. I think that score is unacceptable. Just a little over what the state requires. The H.S. do little or just enough to get by. Just passing is good enough for them. You have schools who some considered top schools bragging how great they are getting average sat's at 1545. @Speedz..You are right on and I agree it is hard to figure out what makes sense versus real.
esther March 3, 2014 at 12:02 am
Here's what I measure when considering schools- and this applies directly to Montclair and allRead More districts- Has my child been taught to be an independent thinker, an active problem solver, willing to take on challenges, work as part of a team, and the confidence to work independently? Has my child met a teacher who has motivated him/her to be their best academic self and created a lifelong learner? That's how success is measured. Numbers/statistic can be tugged, pulled, hidden, adjusted, and manipulated. The cold hard facts that your child has the attributes previously listed above is the true measure. That's done here in Montclair and other districts in New Jersey and beyond- or at least it was true before the core curriculum standards and the broads invaded.
ED April 12, 2014 at 11:54 am
esther, You have a few things right. Numbers/Statistics can be tugged, pulled, hidden, adjusted andRead More manipulated. By Who? The same people who are running the schools and handing in these reports. Everything in NJ is corrupted.
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