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none of your business April 23, 2014 at 12:21 am
I don't care if it's on money. You are not forced to read money aloud. In school, peer pressure canRead More drive some kids to suicide. There is a book called "The Good News Club." Evangelicals are forcing their way into public education. This books mentions how 6 year old are terrorizing others their age by telling them that they are going to burn in hell. This is due to the propaganda that the Good News Club spreads when it rents these schools for "after-school activities." "Under God" is a blatantly religious phrase and should not be forced in public schools. If "The Pledge of Allegiance" was really at the heart of the matter, the god phrase could and should be removed as it was never part of the original anyway.
drof2th April 23, 2014 at 12:41 am
What's next? taking in god we trust off money? The founders are turning over in their graves!
Steve Matlick April 23, 2014 at 12:49 am
drof2th - The founders aren't turning over in their graves because 'Under God' and 'In God We Trust'Read More were not implemented by them. Our currency had E Pluribus Unum on it back then. In face, any reference to God on currency didn't occur until 1864 (on coins) and in 1957 (on paper currency) - the latter is the same time period that 'under God' was added to the pledge... long after the founding fathers had passed on.
FIMF the ll April 10, 2014 at 07:58 am
Any information on who got cut and what their positions were?
Esther Libenschek April 11, 2014 at 05:55 pm
So in order to let Common Core technology in the door we must let common sense in the form ofRead More dedicated staff, greeters, teachers and teacher's assistants out the door? What are we teaching our children other than the government is reaching into their classrooms under the guise of knowing what's better for them more than a person who has dedicated their lives educating themselves to educate our kids? Perhaps I don't understand the value of this mandated program because I was taught by loving teachers who helped me not only learn out of text books but by their example of hard work and service with their only goal being to open my mind and help me think for myself.
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!
factchecker April 22, 2014 at 10:46 pm
MaverickMom: I'm not in favor of a politician designed educational system but I'm definitelyRead More terrified of every district making their own rules about what kids should learn. We need the smartest among us to come together and create a workable set of standards anf I have no problem with a national set of standards if they truly represent the diversity of the country. I don't want some backwards towns/states/regions rewriting their own history or adding in the Bible or leaving out evolution or teaching racism etc.
factchecker April 22, 2014 at 10:49 pm
WMS826: The country is white-centric already. Teaching a course on African American culture andRead More history seeks to achieve balance, not tip the balance. Let go of your fear. This country is becoming more and more brown. Accept it.
golfer April 22, 2014 at 11:04 pm
I guess when you're liberal on one issue it's to be expected you would be liberal on all issues. IfRead More that's the case, don't try to pass yourself off as being impartial or omniscient. factchecker, give it a rest.
RSD March 17, 2014 at 08:39 am
Waretown doesn't rate? We're closed too...
PineyMike March 17, 2014 at 11:24 am
Waretown is part of the Southern Regional School District. Haven't you ever read the names on theRead More side of the bus?
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!
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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.
Mac March 11, 2014 at 03:26 pm
5th and 6th graders need batting cages???? - someone is getting a windfall here for sure and theRead More taxpayers are definitely downwind of it
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?
John B Taxpayer March 3, 2014 at 05:47 am
A dusting of Snow and they make a decision, already? Will they be in school the 4th of July? TheRead More Wusification of America Continues!
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.
Proud Pappa February 4, 2014 at 07:19 pm
Another waste of school hours..was 36deg this morning at 5:45 am....Sent them home on Monday due toRead More "drizzle"....whos making these calls...
SpyvsSpy February 4, 2014 at 07:44 pm
I remember the days when no matter how much it snowed, I still had to get my butt into school. KidsRead More today have it good.
Filomena Arocho January 24, 2014 at 01:58 pm
Such a sad day for Southern. Coach Snyder will be missed by all. Sending prayers and thoughts toRead More her family. RIP COACH SNYDER
J.d. Welch January 24, 2014 at 04:35 pm
So sad.
Laura Vorpahl January 25, 2014 at 05:13 am
she was a great driver's ed, physical educational, coach, mentor, behind the wheel instructor. SheRead More brought southern a lot of wins in field hockey and basketball. she will be greatly missed by all and loved by all that she touched/taught/seen
Bill January 22, 2014 at 09:16 pm
They will probably let us know at 7AM. Just like on Tuesday they let us know we had half day atRead More 10:00AM. School was dismissed at 1PM. With All Saints getting out at 12:45, LCA at 1:00 and Waretown at 1:00, the people who make that decision should get there heads together and be a lot more organized. I guess that is why they get paid the big bucks.