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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 16, 2014 at 10:13 pm
Charter schools and vouchers pull some students out of the system and leave others behind. TheyRead More don't usually take special needs students and won't take behavior issues. Therefore, the stats that say they are successful are because they only take students with involved parents, good grades, good behavior, and normal intelligence. Anyone can look good with those kids. What about the ones left behind? The ones w/o parents advocating for them, the ones who struggle, who have learning disabilities, etc.? What happens to them? My guess is you don't care. I do.
Meredith Mascitello April 17, 2014 at 09:48 am
But why hold back the good students in failing schools? More districts are focusing on the lowerRead More spectrum students and not providing anything for the higher end. What's wrong with having charter schools as an option for them? Then there's more time for the teachers to focus on those with special needs who aren't excelling. Sounds like a win-win. If you care about all children, why oppose?
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.
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?
Patch File Photo.
Sarah Price March 9, 2014 at 09:28 pm
I'd rather homeschool my daughter than let her step one foot on MHS property. Now, to rescue myRead More other child from the MHS nightmare...
Chris for Liberty March 14, 2014 at 05:57 am
Could it be that many of the incidents are minority related and the BOE doesn't want to be labeledRead More as "racist" with regard to discipline? I'm not defending the board. Just posing the question. I agree with other comments, too. The negative behavior starts at home with absence of good values.
Ken Schwartz March 14, 2014 at 06:25 am
Race is a non-factor. The BOE is mixed. The school is mixed. The students involved are mixed.Read More It's a non-factor. The Morris County BOE is complacent and needs change at the very top.
Lulu's Mom March 3, 2014 at 09:21 pm
The state is in horrendous debt. Is this wise? Remember in November that Bond Issues on the ballotRead More create more debt. Vote no on Bond Issues and against those candidates who support them. They do not have your best or longterm interests at heart.
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk March 4, 2014 at 08:06 am
lulu, no this is not wise. The more money you give them the more they will waste it. privatize theRead More school system.
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...
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Oscar vasquez March 3, 2014 at 12:39 pm
harry harrison February 14, 2014 at 09:03 am
thank God schools were closed. My street is solid ice, sidewalk a mess. Its dangerous getting around
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Oscar vasquez March 3, 2014 at 12:39 pm
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
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Oscar vasquez March 3, 2014 at 12:40 pm
Brenda Carter February 18, 2014 at 12:20 pm
CONGRATULATIONS Kelly - I am positive you will lead the way in all you choose to - congratulationsRead More and I will put you on my list to visit when I return to NJ next year - love and miss u much!!!
Ariadne February 11, 2014 at 10:55 am
The district has no choice but to pull days away from upcoming holidays given the difficult winterRead More we are having. However, we would have appreciated more than a week's notice of the loss of next Tuesday. Many families may have already have vacation plans and would not be able to return in time. A warning should have been sent out earlier.
Jason Koestenblatt (Editor) February 11, 2014 at 11:12 am
Thanks for the comments, Ariadne. Regarding the "popular stories" list - we're aware thatRead More it is very lengthy and alters the look of the article. It's not a hack situation, rather a technical glitch and is being worked on. Thanks so much for weighing in!
Oscar vasquez March 3, 2014 at 12:40 pm
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.
Windrunner February 6, 2014 at 08:45 pm
seriously, no more snow days==and the worst is yet to come?
Kim M February 7, 2014 at 08:00 am
President's Day and the day after should be in-school days. Also, in subsequent years, the 2Read More teacher conference days should be school days and the teacher conference moved to the summer. The kids get out of school way way too late...leaves them with a short summer.
Jake Goldberg addresses the Morris School District Board of Education.
PeterB January 30, 2014 at 09:44 am
@Harriet - The students will be just fine. We have created a society in which students get whateverRead More they want. For them to be disappointed is a good thing because the last 20 years has created a society where youths get whatever they want and don't understand "NO" for an answer. Second education should be run more like a corporation because once they get tenure many teachers (not all) will just cruise. We should have a right to fire teachers for performance. That is when we will see education at its finest.
Harriet Knevals January 30, 2014 at 10:15 am
@Peter. Wow! I am trying really hard not to rant. I'll bet that none of the responders in thisRead More thread received their education in a system run like a corporation. There has always been a system in place to remove "bad" teachers. Their supervisors needed to follow proper procedure and provide documentation. But, alas, many of the supervisors were/are deficient themselves. In most cases, the (bad) teachers showed signs of deficiency before receiving tenure. There's a new system in place that hopefully will streamline the process. Keep in mine that that these are children in school, not products. Running the schools like a corporation is a terrible idea. That will stifle creativity both with the teachers and students. And, as far as the comment on children today, I don't see that either with those I taught (urban) or those I know in my life. Sorry you feel that way about today's children. The students who fought for their teacher were standing up for their right to protest what they thought was an injustice. So many of our rights and changes in society came from people who wouldn't take "no" for an answer. Oh, no! I ranted.
Brenda Carter January 30, 2014 at 12:25 pm
Why am I not surprised of the MSD "eliminating" yet every another position toRead More "technology". They ought to be ashamed of themselves - again. Granted, Steve had a hefty salary, but does anyone know what some of his job actually entailed....among some of his duties, he was present for just about every event that took place before, during AND after school. He was a highly respected instructor, mentor, AND a friend. Again, MSD - shame shame shame on you - AGAIN - oh....Steve is an African American (ummmmmm) - a Black man with a good salary - hmmmmmmmmm - go figure :)
david January 21, 2014 at 06:27 pm
I'm all for putting my kids in school tomorrow, but aren't we jumping the gun a bit on the delayedRead More opening? I could barely make it up Mountain Way this afternoon.
Oscar vasquez March 3, 2014 at 12:41 pm