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harryfinster April 6, 2014 at 02:35 pm
notice here is our local high school verses mediocre phoenixville side by side .still i sent myRead More daughter to private high school because phoenixville was such a bad experience ,notice anybody with any real quality doesnt send their kids to phoenixville
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
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.
Umoja House (Lehigh University)
Joseph Santiago January 10, 2014 at 10:25 am
These misguided allegations, made by completely detached alum, are absolutely ridiculous. As aRead More student at this highly diversified university (with 10% of the student body being comprised of international students), I can say that the administration here at Lehigh handled these incidents with the utmost concern and urgency, stressing that incidents like the vandalism of the UMOJA House would not be tolerated. In addition to sending us multiple emails informing us about the event, the hyper vigilant administration also organized a series of rallies focused on the multicultural inclusion and acceptance at Lehigh. In the past months, the administration also worked with students to create a student group focused on the multicultural experience at Lehigh named From Beneath the Rug (FBR). I read the original article shortly after Magaziner made the complaint and I was absolutely disgusted by how someone, so detached from the student life that is currently occurring at Lehigh, can make a complaint about how the university handles incidents such as this. This is nothing more than a disrespectful attempt to slander an extremely prestigious academic institution that is committed to providing the best possible environment for its students. I know that Magaziner stated that she felt excluded as a female student at Lehigh when she attended in the 1970's, but coming from a scholar who attends the university NOW, and not 40 years ago, I can attest to the fact that Lehigh has been nothing but a completely welcoming and inclusive environment for students of all races, religions, ethnicities, etc. Lehigh's administration could not have put it any better; Magaziner's complaint and allegations hold no merit whatsoever. The only individuals that can truly determine whether Lehigh is a safe environment for students, are the students (and not ones who attended 40 years ago), students who have daily interactions with other students. I can say, without hesitation, that Lehigh University has been more than safe for multicultural students, including the high amount of international students that are currently attending. All of Lehigh’s students are stand-up, intellectual, respectable citizens, no matter what race they belong to. Lehigh’s campus provides for a learning environment that encourages inclusion, not the outlandish accusation of racial hostility. Another thing to keep in mind: authorities still have no suspects in custody for the vandalism of the UMOJA house, this means that this hateful crime may not have even been committed by a Lehigh student and there is no evidence suggesting that it was committed by a Lehigh student either. The U.S. Department of Education should dismiss this complaint, along with its unrealistic accusations and allegations, while focusing more on how students feel the environment is for other races, religions, ethnicities, etc. Lehigh's response to this incident was the best that could have been provided; it was prompt, heartfelt, and most importantly goal-oriented, with hopes to convey the fact that these incidents will no longer be tolerated.
John G. Lewis January 11, 2014 at 01:17 pm
Joseph: Good letter. I attended in the 1980's, and always felt that Lehigh treated allRead More students very fairly, perhaps even better than at many a comparable University. Anyway, on the downside, and without me knowing everything, I dislike how the University has taken over what was formerly known as "the Hill", has kicked out a number of fraternities. They have even come up with this ridiculous concept of a "non-residential" fraternity. The House in question was immediately next to the old Beta house, and was formerly a fraternity itself (I have forgotten which one). Perhaps part of the disillusionment, at Lehigh, is the *seemingly* high-handed manner the University has been treating the fraternities - many of which have been there for upwards of a 100 years. I myself am a little mystified why all this is going on. And not to say this legitimizes anything, but why is there a need for a multicultural House to begin with? There is already a Black student Union, a Gay/Lesbian union/association (the Rainbow Room?) & etc. ... Ok, and this is fine. But a House, a Residence, strictly for foreign students? Perhaps Lehigh reached too far here. (...) In any event, and an aside from the insult that just occurred, the Administration's control and handling of the Fraternities, and their (now sometimes former) homes, is questionable. - John G. Lewis '90