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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is prompting Pasco Schools to get tough on pre-game prayer sessions. Patch File Photo
Linda Ruggieri July 14, 2014 at 02:16 pm
We have to stop taking God out of our lives!
Dave Burrier July 14, 2014 at 08:23 pm
Please get your god out of our lives. Thanks
Dave Burrier July 14, 2014 at 08:58 pm
Linda Ruggieri, please get your god out of our lives. Thanks
A Duval County School Board member thinks kids should be able to fight back if they're attacked in school.
Harold Sultzbaugh June 18, 2014 at 10:55 am
Common sense should prevail in these cases.That is, OF COURSE the child(or adult) should fight back!Read More I know from experience that a strong reaction from the bullied(me) ended the problem, and afterward I was treated with respect. There is NO other reasonable solution to bullying. Harold Sultzbaugh
P June 18, 2014 at 11:01 am
Just "turn the other cheek" NEVER works! Bullies know the rules (disobey them likeRead More "guidelines" as to just how far they can bully!) Victim HAS to be able to defend! Is this current rule enforced by "Pro-Life" people? If you really care for life, DEFEND IT and peoples right to defend themselves!
Marc J. Yacht MD, MPH June 18, 2014 at 05:37 pm
Difficult issue. As a child in an inner city school in Philadelphia, fighting in the school yardRead More was pretty commonplace. Typically a teacher would pull the kids apart and chase them to their next class. Sometimes a trip to the Principal's office and a scolding. Now such fights are often criminalized and the parents are brought into it and the whole business is blown out of proportion. I agree with the Superintendent, no fighting can be tolerated. Especially with easy access to weapons and the potential for dangerous repercussions. I would suggest investigating who triggered the altercation for appropriate discipline. There should be a clear policy to punish bullies.
Jose Baez has agreed to represent the family of an autistic boy who was slapped by a Pasco County school bus aide.
Rob June 13, 2014 at 01:19 pm
As a school Nurse assigned to a cluster school with high population of autistic and ESE children, IRead More do think monitors need to be in place. These children are very fragile people and while I will never excuse nor condone striking a child, I understand how it can happen. I think a thorough background check needs to be done during the employment process.
Sherri Lonon June 13, 2014 at 05:46 pm
Thanks for the insights, Rob!
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 10:01 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 04:19 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 04:20 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
Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
dave November 15, 2013 at 05:19 am
well well well, we, yet again, have taken steps to devalue our culture. Although unusual today,Read More logic would seem to indicate that if you cannot write cursive-you cannot read cursive! What a revelation! So goes the ability of our future generations to read and understand the historic writings of our country and the beauty of historic literature. Hmmmm, they will still be able to play video games though. All is not lost!!
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Juanita Treat November 11, 2013 at 10:14 am
It's about time we started moving toward a national curriculum. We are now a nomadic society movingRead More from State to State due to employment. Even with in a State curriculums vary from districts. I would like to see the national curriculum move toward the International Baccalaureate http://www.ibo.org/. It's the most prestigious curriculum in the World. It is recognized by all Universities around the world. I taught ITGS, Information Technology in a Global Society, for several years. Loved teaching it and would love to teach it again. Most International Schools around the world are IB..........can't beat it!!!!!
Diana Smith November 11, 2013 at 06:14 pm
Various states require different courses. I know WV and Florida and not requiring the same subjectsRead More to be taken. What happens when a teacher is a lousy teacher and most high school students are making D's and F's in this class. What can do done about that? Im sure there are a few students in the class with C's but that brings the students grade point averages way down. For a child that never received an F in their entire life, studies for days for the test and still fails it or makes a D, there is something wrong. What is the right way to go about this? Please answer.
salliemaeie August 13, 2013 at 03:20 pm
I LOVE Dairy Rich!! These are the nicest, coolest people! Addicted to their soft serve ice cream!Read More :)
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