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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!
State Sen. President Stephen Sweeney (Patch file photo)
Paul J. DiBartolo March 31, 2014 at 04:17 pm
Will this keep him out of Trenton and from doing any more damage there? If so, go for it.
Dr. Kenneth Nosewater March 31, 2014 at 07:18 pm
What words of wisdom will he pass onto the students? Forget college, become a union goon and find aRead More political power broker to help you step on people to get to the top.
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.
golfer April 18, 2014 at 01:38 am
So factchecker, you're in favor of lowering the common denominator for exceptional students, down toRead More the level of students from well-funded inner-city students, who have less-talented teachers, that simply indoctrinate the kids with WHAT to think, so they can pass a test! Boy, that really makes sense.
Brian Hurrel April 18, 2014 at 06:27 am
@golfer: Please provide proof of your contention that charter school teachers are superior to publicRead More school teachers. Some charter schools have yearly turnover rates approaching 50%. This hardly makes for a stable environment or any kind of continuity. Charters also pay less and many are so desperate for staff, due to their lack of protections, benefits, and in some cases deplorable working conditions, not to mention unqualified administrators, that they will hire anyone who comes in the door. There are good charter schools but there are just as many bad ones as well. Why do you think some of them get shut down? You then cast aspersions on the motives of public school supporters. Frankly you sound like a paid shill for reformists. Or a conspiracy theorist with you "indoctrination" nonsense. Save the insults next time any there's a chance you might be taken seriously.
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?
Mel Sharples March 3, 2014 at 08:09 am
Let's just cancel school forever. This is becoming a joke, there's not a lot of snow out there.
Joe McLoughlin (Patch File Photo)
John March 5, 2014 at 07:32 am
Hey Mel "Not to Sharp" Sharples. Your Legend in your own mind. Get a clue!!
Mel Sharples March 5, 2014 at 09:04 am
GFY, fair enough. On those points you are correct. My apologies for that unfair characterization.Read More As for John, I'll close with this - rather than read racism into your post I'll just counter them with facts as they are. If you are a C'Wood resident you should read the school budget. A significant portion of the school budget comes from the state. That's based on unclear criteria, but does factor in # renters, # out of area students, income levels, and other economic factors that impact school costs and funding. Same goes for every neighboring district with the exception of Haddonfield. Most of the state budget is derived from sales tax and income tax. So, with all due respect, even those from out of the area are paying for the schools here. Maybe not to the degree that property tax payers in the borough are, but they are paying.
John March 12, 2014 at 05:42 pm
A true story. Back in the 1967 football season , Collingswood found itself going for another groupRead More 4 championship. Before the last game would happen ,one which Colls was picked to easily win, a party would take place at a students house in Oaklyn. Turns out , just about all the starters on that 67' team were at the party. From they way it was told, a bottle of whisky began to get passed around and bad choices on behalf of some of those players were made. The house was trashed, furniture thrown into the pool , even the family cat was killed. Well , needless to say , word got back to the school. That led to every player being called into the coaches office. NOT the principals office . Those players were asked "were you there? "Did you drink"? After that was all said and done , those starting seniors were suspended the rest of the season. This led to the J.V. team having the task of trying to secure a group 4 championship season in which they came up short. My point is that Collingswood always had deep rooted integrity when it came to sports . They always encouraged students to try out for sports with an understanding that playing sports was Not a right but a privilege. That coaches would demand an expectation of good grades , and good behavior . Again , the coaches. . I remember way back in the early 70's guys like Sam Courson coming around to classes and briefing us on spectator edicate during a game. Not to talk trash and such. It just wasn't tolerated and for Collingswood coaches to make a decision to basically throw a group 4 championship away like that proves where they are coming from. They stood on principal then and I applaud them for standing on it now. The point of this story is that it was felt by many that Coach Joe was NOT following that old school Colls tradition of holding his players feet to the fire when it came to certain behavior. What happened back in 67' you could say was "white on white discipline" as dumb as it sounds but it was Collingswood s way of saying "this is who we are" . True Collingswood is much more diverse now and has given a great opportunity to many students of a diverse background but that's no reason to throw long standing traditions to the wayside. I think it's time that people respect Collingswood s traditions for what they are and grow up and realize how fortunate they are to be at this school.
jerseytomato February 26, 2014 at 07:55 am
I completely misread Jen's post. So, for the record, I stand corrected and regret doing so.Read More Sheila, unfortunately, I don't have children, and am able to freely make vacation plans. As for our education system, I'm afraid it's appalling, but I pay my tax dollars in support, none the less.
Parent March 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Stop the constant testing! Let the teachers teach and maybe the kids will learn. Private school getsRead More it done in less time, get education back to what it was.
Parent March 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Stop the constant testing! Let the teachers teach and maybe the kids will learn. Private school getsRead More it done in less time, get education back to what it was.
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
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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.
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