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M. Stone July 3, 2014 at 08:28 am
From personal experience in the Cobb Co. schools, I'd say the problems in the area of math might beRead More due to teachers not effective in explaining the concepts, teachers not effective in maintaining discipline or quiet in the classrooms while teaching and testing are going on, and teachers absent for long periods resulting in substitutes who don't understand the math or how to teach it. I know the schools and teachers are all trying hard, but these factors I list seem chronic to me. I hope they can be addressed.
Baileyspet July 3, 2014 at 09:34 am
Oh now we must not demean the sacred Decatur Schools. Ask any high paid administrator and they willRead More tell you how excellent our schools are no matter what the test scores show.
John Galt July 3, 2014 at 01:29 pm
Government schools, and what do we spend on them? Ask big Frank what the problem is.
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Stephen Woodworth July 3, 2014 at 12:09 pm
Hixson added, "Oh, yeah. And I'm sorry for ruining her life - because I am unable toRead More comprehend what I read. Four years of college and three years of law school down the drain!"
Rachel Rhodes July 4, 2014 at 09:47 pm
ok.. i know the teacher in question and she is one of the best teachers that i have ever had. andRead More what might have been skipped over is the fact that the student that this happened to told said teacher after she left said school. the teacher is only human. she was probably wrapped up in whatever she was doing. im sure that more than half of you have been talked to when you are completely focused on something else and the person that is talking to you will be saying something then leave and you dont even know what they were saying. so who are you to judge another human being that probably didnt even know what was being said to her until much later?
Rachel Rhodes July 4, 2014 at 09:49 pm
ok.. i know the teacher in question and she is one of the best teachers that i have ever had. andRead More what might have been skipped over is the fact that the student that this happened to tell said teacher after she left said school, so by Georgia law the teacher was no longer connected to the student. the teacher is only human. she was probably wrapped up in whatever she was doing. im sure that more than half of you have been talked to when you are completely focused on something else and the person that is talking to you will be saying something then leave and you dont even know what they were saying. so who are you to judge another human being that probably didnt even know what was being said to her until much later?
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Brent Seeger July 1, 2014 at 08:53 am
We will all need vaccines when Obama allows our country to overrun by filth carrying every diseaseRead More know to man and then some. Its the end of America as we know it.
Just Say'n July 1, 2014 at 12:44 pm
So Why won't the Republican Congress pass immigration legislation? Obama is trying to deal with theRead More Bush laws re: illegal children crossing the boarder.
Brent Seeger July 1, 2014 at 03:15 pm
We dont want more immigrants. We need real Americans to have jobs and all they need first. TheseRead More other people need to go back home and fix their own countries.
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Georgia Voter June 23, 2014 at 08:40 pm
Lone Stranger, The Patch does cover bake sales, etc, but it is NOT blather. I have seen the PatchRead More report on serious issues that the Trib and Ledger would not dare touch. Pay attention.
No More Bullies June 23, 2014 at 08:40 pm
The last budget available on the CCA website (FY2013, approved two years ago......) shows a $30,000Read More line item for marketing. You would think that might buy a couple press releases from the Florida PR firm.
Brent Seeger June 25, 2014 at 04:26 pm
From reading the article it just sounds like there is some type of problem over there. This type ofRead More turn over is not normal. Also I would raise some cain over a 30K marketing budget. Thats money coming right out of your kids education to peel off a pay off to somebody's brother in law's marketing company. Why would they need this? Just more proof that private business, education, everything beats government run every time.
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Lone Stranger June 13, 2014 at 02:26 pm
The pathetic excuses for schools should be shut down, the teachers sent to guard the border, and theRead More students sent to private schools with vouchers. Government schools equal loser graduates. Period end of story.
Frank Jones June 16, 2014 at 06:04 pm
Once again, an anti-Dr. P, anti-public school propaganda spewing person offers baseless opinions.Read More FWIW Mr. Farkel, public schools have produced some of the most intelligent, productive people in this country. In addition, if you take a look at the countries that outperform the United States, they all have public "Government" schools not the private/for-profit schools you advocate for.
Lone Stranger June 17, 2014 at 07:37 am
Kevin White I have been remiss in not responding to your comments. Yes I am a grad from publicRead More schools. If you think my comments dont make sense and that Im a nut perhaps you should consider not sending your cretin children to public schools. Sorry for the delay Kev. I just didnt realize your question required an immediate response. Now go back to your cosmetology text books.
Cherokee County School District English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teachers take a group photo together on a break from professional development training at Taylor-Brawner Banquet Hall in Smyrna. Credit: Cherokee County School District
Lone Stranger June 10, 2014 at 04:31 pm
Another waste of governments funds. We cant even educate kids born here but now we have to getRead More soaked for more dough to school the kids of illegals. Great. Just great.
Rae Anne Resident June 2, 2014 at 09:35 am
Only a grate fool wood let they kids eat food from school. make they lunchers youselves. it aintRead More rockem science.
Solange Kincaid June 2, 2014 at 01:45 pm
When did a school lunch become such a primary event in a students' life? A home-served dinner shouldRead More be the primary meal event where the kiddies share daily events and nosh on the freshly prepared healthy foods selected by the nurturing adult in the home. School lunches should provide the kiddies with quick energy and inexpensive staples like mac 'n cheese, fries, chocolate milk, and ice cream. Volunteer in an Arlington public school cafeteria and see for yourself the food that is trashed daily that could probably alleviate the starving masses in India and Nigeria for a day! Kids also feel stigmatized by signing in with a school ID that designates free lunch recipients whereas the other kids produce the cash. School-provided breakfasts also rely on bagels and buns - all prone to add to obesity. Parents who don't take the time to provide breakfast to a kid are worthless.
Charlene Culpepper June 9, 2014 at 04:37 pm
I am 65 yrs old and remember eating in the school cafeteria for many years. The food was so so butRead More it was also a break from the old standby of PB&J or bologna sandwiches that was standard lunch fare in our household. My folks mixed it up but we also paid per day for every lunch we ate at school.. There is no right or wrong way to do this.. Make lunches at school cheaper or better tasting... My grand kids simply don't eat if the cafeteria serves crappy tasting food or if they don't like what I make for them at home.. Ergo, they don't eat anything from 7:30 in the morning when they have breakfast until at least 3:30 in the afternoon when they come home starving... I'm pretty sure most kids are like that since mom and dad are not there to insure that they eat.. Kids will be kids...
Sumedh S. Garimella, Georgia Association of Educators, an eighth-grader at Richard Hull Middle School in Duluth. Credit: Scripps National Spelling Be
Al R. May 31, 2014 at 03:49 am
This comment is very unfair to white and black kids. There are many, many hard-working white andRead More black kids out there. Besides, kids who win spelling bees aren't necessarily the same ones who run companies and governments--that's far more about people skills. Actually, I feel sorry for a lot of these kids who make it to the National Spelling Bee. Are they participating just because they find it fun, or because their parents are forcing them to spend hours and hours for years memorizing words they'll never use in real life (and depriving them of a normal childhood in the process)?? The kids themselves are wonderful, and I wish them all the best, but I have to question the "drill sergeant" parenting that usually seems to be behind all these contests. I had a good friend in college who was born in India. Both she and her sister became valedictorians at their U.S. high school, but their parents were pushing them hard every step of the way. Her mother (who was abusive) controlled her like a 6-year-old, even when she was in college. She had to call her mother every night around 9 p.m., she couldn't date, etc. Because of all the parental pressure, though, she did very poorly on the MCAT, and never was able to become a doctor like she had dreamed. Even sadder, my friend became a very bitter person and basically ended up just like her mother. Anyway, my point is that behind many of these high-achieving youngsters are pushy, abusive parents, and I'm very concerned about the emotional well-being of these fine kids.
Lone Stranger June 2, 2014 at 01:47 pm
Hey Al. Let me set you straight. White and black kids should be head and shoulders above these kidsRead More but they are all too lazy, spoiled, or just plain stupid to get to work. This is by and large a direct reflection on their parents who are all a bunch of candy a$$es who never worked a day in their lives and are all worthless and weak. Sorry pal but its time for straight talk and any white kid or black kid whining is just a big waste.
Lone Stranger June 2, 2014 at 01:48 pm
Gee Al. I suppose you want to powder these little peoples behinds? Please get out of your mothersRead More basement and start paying your own bills. Parenting in this country is a joke.
Charles Sirui Li, The Augusta Chronicle, a fifth-grader at Stevens Creek Elementary School in Martinez. Credit: Scripps National Spelling Bee
Donna May 28, 2014 at 11:25 am
Good luck, guys!
David Brown May 28, 2014 at 11:34 am
It does appear that Asian-American and Indian-American students invariably do well in academicRead More contests. It is cultural. They expect their children to excel. The same cannot apparently be said of some other cultures. Just my opinion.
Lone Stranger May 28, 2014 at 03:27 pm
Well it seems that lazy white loafer kids whose idiot parents have spoiled them and black hipRead More hoppers have all failed to make the grade. Take a good look at these kids. They will be your bosses in about 10 years.
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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
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