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Concerned Citizen April 23, 2014 at 04:24 pm
No doubt after seeing this, the River Dell HS BOE will be recommending another undeserved raise forRead More their superintendent. Shame on them for the last raise with nothing to show for it. Too bad Gov Christie hasn't been able to address some of the problems in NJ such as TOO MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS! SCHOOL TAX INEQUITY! Congrats to the schools on the list. Especially the non-application schools. Well done.
jp1 April 23, 2014 at 04:44 pm
Seems to be old news .
mommy1 April 23, 2014 at 06:06 pm
public and private should be seperate
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John Santaella April 24, 2014 at 01:29 am
The Pilgrims left England because of religious persecution but they did not come here, they went toRead More Holland were there was tolerance. But, lo and behold, the Dutch also had tolerance for Jews and the Pilgrims could not tolerate that. Then they came over here. And, if you recall they burned 'witches' at the stake. Wonderful tolerant Pilgrims. If you believe Pilgrims came here to avoid persecution I'll bet you believe George Washington chopped down a cherry tree.
John Santaella April 24, 2014 at 01:31 am
God is shaking her head at all this intolerance. I'll bet she's on Prozac right now
Tom Abbott April 24, 2014 at 01:57 am
Though not certain, it seems you are conflating the Pilgrims and the Puritans who were distinctRead More groups. If you are referring to the Salem witch trials that would be the Puritans. I don't recall any references to Pilgrims either burning witches or leaving Holland because of the Jews. I'm curious whether you have sources for that.
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!
Lulu's Mom April 23, 2014 at 04:48 pm
Global Warming is not settled nor accepted by all scientists.
WMS826 April 23, 2014 at 08:12 pm
Political correctness is used by liberals to further their own socialist/ communist agenda and notRead More teach things accurately. Teaching children that America is bad, that the USA flag is offensive, that religion is a myth, that social justice is real and should be administered. Talking about white privilege and lies about our founding fathers and the birth of our country. Text books have been re written to be inclusive at the expense of accuracy. The classroom is being used to further teachers political agendas while less and less time is focused on the basics. P/C is liberal brainwashing anywhere it is. Chicago is a perfect example of a failed society under liberals.
Brian Hurrel April 23, 2014 at 08:44 pm
Please provide a specific example of teaching children that America is bad, that the USA flag isRead More offensive, that religion is a myth, that social justice is real and should be administered, white privilege and lies about our founding fathers and the birth of our country. School. Curriculum. Texts used. Specific quotes from the lesson.
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk April 22, 2014 at 04:12 pm
Marie, why are you conditioned to think that someone that needs pay more taxes because they have aRead More larger house? Why do you think that is fair? Why do you think that if someone spends money keeping their house nice, they need to be penalized with higher taxes? Shouldn't someone should be allowed to keep their house nice? So according to you, it is fair if I buy a house and let the paint go and let the place degenerate and I can have my taxes lowered. you are brilliant.
John Santaella April 22, 2014 at 04:16 pm
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk it doesn't work that way. Ask your town assessor about that.
Marie Intili April 22, 2014 at 05:49 pm
I didnt say you have to pay more taxes if you have a bigger house! Or a nicer house...you areRead More taking my words out of context! A two family home that is zoned for two families should only have two families living in it! Not 10 families! Thats all I said...I said nothing about letting your paint go or getting penelized with a higher tax because of size.....only what its zoned for!
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?
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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.
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Bob Roberts April 21, 2014 at 10:30 am
Don't stop at snow days; replace the entire mess with online learning.
Bob Roberts April 21, 2014 at 10:37 am
@ Kristin DiStefano - Your grammar is atrocious and have you heard of paragraphs? P.S. you are aRead More teacher, not a counselor - stay in your own lane. That is the biggest problem with the façade that is today's "teaching profession". Today's schools are nothing but codependent social engineering facilities.
Social issues in Morristown Blog March 2, 2014 at 10:19 am
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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
Social issues in Morristown Blog March 2, 2014 at 10:19 am
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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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Social issues in Morristown Blog March 2, 2014 at 10:19 am
http://socialissuesinmotown.blogspot.com/ please visit our blog on illegal immigration!
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 :)