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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.
Jack Minster January 13, 2014 at 08:38 am
Mr. Chancellor, what's to study? Millions of violent crimes are stopped every year in this countryRead More by sane, legal firearm owners who carry weapons the same way you carry auto insurance: not hoping and praying for an accident, not seeking trouble, just prepared and damned glad to have it on the fateful day it's actually needed. On the day that some individual with cracks in his mental ice embraces the little voices and opens fire. All it takes to stop one armed deranged individual is one armed sane professor or staffer or other 21 year old or above in possession of a legal concealed firearm. Think of it as insurance. Study Virginia Tech and the horrors of the past in your decision. Gun-free zones embolden the crazies.
Jack Minster January 9, 2014 at 09:43 am
Mr. Ollis, you just reminded me of something I've not thought about since 1970. My dad was VP of aRead More printing company at the time I was in third grade at Highfield Elementary in Plymouth Township. One day he stopped in and donated piles of really useful, expensive paper to the class. The teacher thanked him, the kids applauded: I was so proud to be John Minster's son that day. Now flash forward four decades, reading your comment about how a man in the position to select charitable donation allocations does something similar, and you faulting him for it, begs the question if you understand the difference between charitable donations and taxation. Evidently Obama and the Dems do not.
Brett Yeagley January 9, 2014 at 09:52 am
Mr. Ollis, If I had to guess, I would imagine the 30 devices are either laptops or tablets and theRead More cart is for the purpose of securing the devices to protect them and to keep them from “walking away” as well making them portable between classrooms. I would also imagine you need about 30 devices so everyone in classroom can participate. As a result, dividing up the devices and spreading them around the school district would effectively render them useless because only a few students could use them at one time. You would also need to purchase additional carts to secure the devices in the other buildings. So, in my opinion, it very reasonable that only a single school could benefit from this one gift. Any gift to our educational system is a benefit as long as it helps improve the education we can provide in our school district. I have no concern that this gift may end up benefiting the child of the person who presented the gift. If there were repeated gifts that continued to single out only one school within the district then I might be a little concerned, but certainly not in this case. It does concern me a bit that our society is always looking for hidden agendas in peoples actions. Just an unfortunate sign of the times I guess based on the fact there often can be real issues to uncover. On a related note, my company allows me to target funds to be contributed every year towards STEM related resources for schools. I worked with the school district to allow them identify where the money would be spent. Granted it was nothing near the $29,000 the bank could contribute, but does the fact my kids may have used the equipment in their science class mean something nefarious was afoot? (In my case, the gift was to the high school.)
Univest Corporation January 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm
Univest is committed to providing financial assistance to schools throughout our service area. InRead More fact, through the EITC giving program, we were able to provide donations to 16 schools in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in 2013. We are proud to be able to support education and look forward to continuing this in 2014 with financial contributions as well as through financial literacy programs that bring our employees into the classroom to help teach our students about the importance of saving and responsible money management.