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LSNative April 15, 2014 at 08:38 am
These teachers are a sorry bunch. All of you. Even the "good" ones, for not standing upRead More and rallying your other members around a FAIR deal. You are a disgrace and should be ashamed of yourselves. I'm getting to the point that I wish the entire teaching staff would just up and quit - to allow for younger, more motivated and driven individuals to make a difference to the community. Not just to their pension plans. What a sorry bunch.
LSNative April 15, 2014 at 08:39 am
PS - as others have said, SV teachers are doing a GREAT job at alienating themselves from the publicRead More who pays their salaries.
Barbara Scherer April 15, 2014 at 11:11 am
I would like to know how many school district teachers actually live in the Lower Saucon area andRead More pay the taxes we do............If the teachers aren't happy, they can leave. I know there are many recent graduates who would love the chance to have a job. In fact, there is one I can recommend right now. So get rid of the dead wood and give someone else a chance. These teachers are over the edge!
harryfinster April 6, 2014 at 02:35 pm
notice here is our local high school verses mediocre phoenixville side by side .still i sent myRead More daughter to private high school because phoenixville was such a bad experience ,notice anybody with any real quality doesnt send their kids to phoenixville
harryfinster April 6, 2014 at 02:39 pm
harryfinster April 6, 2014 at 02:42 pm
here is a local school in your area that far outranks phoenixville you will see yourRead More superintendent has twisted the numbers to make phoenixville look better the only true thing he said was phoenixville has no place to go but up,because it certainly couldnt go lower
Deb Nyman March 28, 2014 at 11:09 am
Agree with Art!
Limeport Resident March 28, 2014 at 11:25 am
Seems futile to punish others if students will get health care and protection of their futures. I amRead More pretty sure that existing IRS laws would require minimal or no tax and in some cases, where eit comes into play, a refund by the IRS. The question is how will colleges react.. Drop sports so that more can be spent on FB? The present schools affected probably will not make big changes because education is important there and money is not a great issue. It is the schools that are nothing more than minor league teams for the pros that will adjust most if ruling becomes universal. NFL is non profit, baseball is a protected monopoly, because Americans want to be able to watch the sport and occasionally go to a game. Most of profit for NFL is capital gain so tax is not really an issue except when using loopholes to sell the team.
When will there be a ruling that requires the Varsity football & basketball student athletes toRead More attend classes and pass tests on their own. Only a % of these big school athletes are smart enough to earn a legitimate college degree...
Kaos8 March 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm
OK, so I have read a bunch of these articles to get a better idea of this Common Core curriculum, IRead More did not understand it, since I do not have kids in school yet. I agree with getting kids to think better and smarter. Many of these ideals, of participating, ask questions, use common sense (think before you talk or act), etc- where instilled in me in school. I was in honors/excellerated classes my whole life- I was good at math, science, and arts/music and sports without having to work real hard at it- hence me being put in Honor/excellerated classes to "push " me more. My sister- is really smart as well, however- she REALLY had to work at it- she is currently an Art Teacher and really excells at the arts (as runs in my family- some members are very well established artists, where my father's side is more into science/math and have really excelled in their fields). I feel that if you lump all these kids into the same curriculum - someone is going to suffer. You cannot treat or even teach students the same way. Not everyone is capable of learning in the same manner. Some kids are art/music oriented and some are Math/Science oriented (it completely is a left brain/right brain thing)- therefore you must be able to allow them to get to their best potential in the best way that they learn. This standardized testing sounds to me that any way you cut it, some of these kids are going to get left behind. THe one article I read was about teaching kids to think differently, ask questions, respect, etc..that is great- but when I was growing up that is stuff that teachers were already teaching and also instilled at home in the family environment. If I am still not understanding this correctly maybe someone can explain it to me a little better.
KMcDonald March 25, 2014 at 12:28 pm
As of 11/13, MA hadn't adopted it -- but you're right -- I just checked it and they've adopted it.Read More And thanks for the website -- I"ll check it out. The point is -- this is a new curriculum -- it's not financed -- and if they want to be fair, they should start requiring the kids who are in kindergarten to be able to pass it by the time they graduate, not the class of 2017.
KMcDonald March 25, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Here's a good sign: http://time.com/36779/indiana-drops-common-core-education-standards/ This is aRead More very big deal -- hopefully, PA will follow suit
sklogw March 25, 2014 at 05:12 pm
No.
sarah connor March 31, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Its a yes or no question...again with the opinions and sarcasm YES...!
Karen Toth March 31, 2014 at 09:14 pm
America was founded on debate of opinions, and the right to do so in a public forum. ..
Rita Diani March 15, 2014 at 03:14 pm
speaking of colleges and their shady ways, does anyone know the date the Middle States, WCCC'sRead More accrediting agency, is visiting them this week?
harryfinster March 15, 2014 at 04:31 pm
http://www.scribd.com/doc/55863184/phoenixville2p
M March 16, 2014 at 09:46 pm
There were many egregious miscalculations. All who made them need to pay the price personally:Read More Penn state officials, Sandusky, anyone who knew and did not report. The Catholic Church now requires all mandated reporters, i.e. anyone who has knowledge or strong suspicions of abuse against children/young adults MUST contact police first, then Bishop. Let this case be a lesson to all who might be tempted not to report. Make THEM pay the price both financially and morally. "Look at the collateral damage to the Paterno family, and all the rest of the staff on the periphery. Look at the lost trust. Most of all, look at the lives of the victims who'll be scarred the rest of their lives." But the victims can become survivors and go on to live good lives, overcoming through therapy and the compassion of those around them.
harryfinster March 9, 2014 at 11:04 pm
http://www.scribd.com/doc/55863184/phoenixville2p
Leigh March 10, 2014 at 07:29 am
Yeah nabob - we don't need to hear the truth! Shame on you!
ROBERT J? HADLEY March 11, 2014 at 11:00 am
Joe let Jerry go in 1998, then let him loose on Camus till he was convicted. Joe knew, but he wasRead More JOE and no one could touch him. PSU claims to not be state school, but employees are under state retirement system, Jerry getting 56k a year, joes wife is getting 110k per year.
Helen Gricks February 12, 2014 at 06:43 am
It's a big state. I think NH is one of the best schools around. My kids were well prepared forRead More college. Patch, do you have a % for local schools.
Richard February 12, 2014 at 06:59 pm
Agreed Helen, PR has 1 or 2 score perfect on their SAT's every year and they have excellent APRead More scores! The teachers and students do an excellent job preparing for Calculus, Statistics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics at Pine-Richland
Kevin Brutschea April 1, 2014 at 11:37 am
What all public schools need more than anything else the return of discipline. That is the onlyRead More difference regular schools and Charter Schools is discipline. CS's cherry-pick the students accepted for enrollment. Any discipline issues, and your kid won't get in.
sarah connor February 7, 2014 at 02:01 pm
Well Maryanne they are going to take days away from the kids, Fellin the follower is going to takeRead More away PRESIDENTS DAY! yes so if you decided to take a long weekend with your family or made appointments to visit colleges or just said what the heck lets hit up Disney we can't...or at least there is now a wrench in the plan! So I ask again SINCE WHEN DO WE GO TO SCHOOL ON PRESIDENTS DAY??
SV Parent February 7, 2014 at 02:36 pm
Yet, the kids still have Friday Feb 14 off due to a Teacher in Service day -- Go figure that oneRead More out! And, yes, BASD is in school that day ... so much for Fellin's logic of being in sync with BASD for vo-tech students. Note, there is yet another teacher in-service day on March 7 (BASD will be in regular session - tough luck again vo-tech).
Walter February 8, 2014 at 11:04 am
Can't take away an In Service day for the teachers! The union will not allow that!
sarah connor January 23, 2014 at 09:57 am
While every school district from PA to NYC called it a Snow DAY THE NIGHT BEFORE...Sandra FellinRead More held out for her all too famous 6am phone call...really ? I know you want to seem important as if you scrafrice your sleep for the the District and earn that paycheck...awe i'm sorry you had to go in at 11am the traffic must have been horrible at that time of day!....What happened ...couldn't get those SCHOOL ROADS clean this morning in time for parent drop off...i mean you only had ALL DAY YESTERDAY!....Time for NEW MANAGMENT! Someone please tell me how to get this women OUT !!! and the hot mess of a ELEMENTARY principal...who hires these people! OMG enough already!
Paula January 31, 2014 at 05:34 pm
@sarah: I could not agree with you more. On a positive note, as bad as these others may be , theRead More middle school principal, Mrs. Bernardo, is outstanding!
Allan Bach January 19, 2014 at 04:20 pm
I, too, am dealing with rising costs in my initial 2014-2015 budget. My healthcare cost is doubling,Read More taxes on electricity, phone, and other services are rising, and I will not be able to retire at 67, like I had planned, due to the high cost of all the above, plus food and housing. My heart goes out to the teachers who have a guaranteed pension and salary - with tenure. I feel their pain.
Walter January 19, 2014 at 05:45 pm
It's simple, Allan. Just go on strike until you get what you want.
karen buss January 20, 2014 at 07:06 pm
I ,like million of other people are dealing with the rising cost of everyday living exspenses likeRead More utility increases ,cost of food and of course having to have health insurance on all family members thanks to our president.If your not getting screwed from our goverment, your getting screwed from your school district.I and most others dont get raises like these teachers get so how the **** do they expect people to pay more in school taxes.Enough is enough!!! Something else needs to be done instead of raising taxes all the time.People can bearly pay their school taxes now.
SV Parent January 23, 2014 at 11:37 am
@Walter.... agree the teacher's union is a factor, a big factor but when you talk buses, kidsRead More teaching kids, lunch issues, front office attitudes etc. those are admin decisions and deserve some scrutiny and we are talking about if admin has earned 3%
busybody January 23, 2014 at 12:17 pm
And the cocks crow Walter, because that is all they can do.
Julie January 28, 2014 at 03:41 pm
@busybody....all because a kid gets a cheese sandwich?! I don't get it. Do you think a child whoRead More doesn't hasnt had money in their account for several days but has been getting regular lunches should be given nothing, or be given a regular lunch?
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