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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 07:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
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Steeni May 21, 2014 at 06:44 am
I definitely do think cursive is important - and why isn't there time to learn cursive? What hasRead More replaced it? Not being able to read certain documents pertaining to our nations history or personal letters written from a relative or friend is serious hole in education. Cursive is easy - what keep parents from teaching their kids anything? However we choose to educate our children - the responsibility is ours (as parents) to fill in the gaps that the system misses. The kids don't have to be helpless victims of common core. We can learn at home too!
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Bill Otto November 11, 2013 at 07:31 am
Common Core State Standards (aka CCSS) has enormous negative impacts on the proper education of ourRead More children. As it is implemented into the public schools, the Standards will require testing (e.g. SAT's and college entrance exams) follow the strict plan - so, even if one chooses Home Schooling or private education facilities, children desiring higher education will need to be prepared for the changes imposed by CCSS. Also, there is an extensive "data mining" facet that will intrude on almost every area of a student, and his/her family's, life in very intimate and intrusive ways. Check this out very carefully.
dexterjibs November 12, 2013 at 11:02 am
Yea, I am always suspicious of federal government standards on anything. Let education be theRead More responsibility of local governments and eliminate the Dept of Education.
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dexterjibs November 2, 2013 at 11:38 am
We could really keep kids safe by requiring them to wear body cameras and putting tracking devicesRead More somewhere in their clothes until they turn 18. Keep Our Own Kids Safe is a loosely knit group of people that really have our kids best interest in mind when they allow government to violate the Constitution.
Corey Cassell November 3, 2013 at 11:21 am
As a mom of 3 teenagers and the wife of a school board member, this type of monitoring is absolutelyRead More unconstitutional! Parents should be policing their own children, not the public school system. Parents need to talk to and educate kids about the proper use of social media and make sure they keep privacy settings within their personal networks so comments are not misinterpreted and their children are not bullying others or being bullied. The whole idea of monitoring opens up a large can of legalities that our public school systems don't have resources to support. Lets focus on improving how we can better educate in the classrooms by empowering kids to succeed as individuals from the moment they begin Kindergarten until the moment they complete their graduation requirements by providing the necessary tools all along the way to ultimately help each child make decisions for post high school, whatever their desired path may be...
Steeni May 21, 2014 at 06:52 am
"Personally, I will sleep a little better if there are companies like Geo Listening keeping anRead More eye out for warning signs. And I will put up with my daughters being pulled into the principal’s office to answer for something objectionable they said online — even if it’s something I wouldn’t object to." Wow. How about you take the time to be a PARENT, monitor your own daughters, and spend quality time talking, listening, loving and teaching them. Or, we could just let government survellience take care of us, yes that might be a better answer. Then moms and dads can be on facebook, at the bar, or at work and not have to parent. YES! :(
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dexterjibs October 3, 2013 at 12:49 pm
Heaven forbid our precious little cherubs don't have a little stress applied to them in life.Read More Parents should protect our precious little cherubs so that way they can grow up and see what real life is and completely fail. The only thing I will say that favors eliminating homework is that they need to eliminate homework from public schools because the public schools are failing and why continue pumpimg more garbage into our kids while they are at home.
Daniel Raksakun wrote in an assignment that his dream was to get out of his wheelchair and drive a 1965 Mustang convertible. With some modifications, the Enumclaw community granted that wish Monday. (Credit: Bev Shorter)
Dave Colby June 11, 2013 at 11:33 am
Great story, April. Thanks for sharing!
Phebe Hirschel June 11, 2013 at 01:36 pm
What a great story and a dream comes true for Daniel!!!
Trudy D'Armond June 17, 2013 at 08:58 am
That is the best gift! What a great thing to do. Rock on, Danial!
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