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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
Scott Adams November 16, 2013 at 08:00 am
You've "concluded that schools could better use the time and limited resources to teach skillsRead More more relevant to our world tomorrow" ? you mean like- keyboarding? But then that would be essentially the same as arguing "that auto-correct has made the teaching of spelling an anachronism" so you have already made it. Don't you think WRITING is one of those skills "that schools could better use the time and limited resources to teach skills more relevant to our world tomorrow" ? So then the question becomes what writing should they teach eg keyboarding, block lettering, cursive. Teaching keyboarding is short sighted. Do you really thing we will all be pecking away at a keyboard in the near future when tablets already recognize handwriting and also voice recognition/translation. In which case cursive is the most efficient way to communicate ideas in handwriting and (going back to your rationale) is precisely the skill that schools could better use their time and limited resources teaching as it is the skill that is more relevant to our world tomorrow"
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Scott Adams November 11, 2013 at 01:30 am
Common core will soon have the education system discriminating against minorities more like theRead More prison system already does. It has already been in progress, check it out at Scott Adam's blog article "NAACP demands ignored until Superintendent's contract extended" http://southtampa.patch.com/groups/scott-adams-blog/p/naacp-demands-ignored-until-superintendents-contract-extended
Jason Brown November 11, 2013 at 12:23 pm
Cookie cutter education, and the elimination of the individual student. I'm so sick of thisRead More "everybody is the same, we have to be fair" BS. These idiots that are pushing this program, are forgetting, that all kids are different, and they l learn differently. You cannot implement one size fits all education. This will crumble under its own weigh just like Obamacare. But it will fail at the expense of our children. Get rid if these communist morons, that pedal this stuff.
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