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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
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Joe Harrison November 20, 2013 at 07:20 am
Private schools compete quite. They also cost much less per student than public schools. Common CoreRead More is being used to promote globalist propaganda. Agenda 21. ICLEI. America 2050. Project Syndicate. Climate change. ALL tools to merge this country with all the rest including 3rd world under U.N. control.
Bill November 21, 2013 at 07:48 am
Where did you get this garbage? Common Core is a non-government initiated plane to help our kidsRead More compete better down the road. It is about improved education, something you apparently could have used in the past.
Gwydion Myrddin November 25, 2013 at 08:50 am
one of my closest friends is a teacher in another state so she is intimately involved with thisRead More whole concept...Common Core is to help bring our kids up to the standards of the rest of the world...Of the developed countries, we spend more on prisoners than education...With charter or private schools, we are in danger of agendas other than education being put into place (IE: Military, Religious, etc)...
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calvin mortz November 11, 2013 at 11:06 am
The Teapublican Pols are more than eager to keep their core base as uneducated as possible. TheyRead More want them just bright enough to tune into Fox-Non-News & to dial into a Rush Limbaugh show. They are without argument the anti-science party & with all the plots to align the bible as a textbook to "teach the controversy" that of course to any educated person that is not teaching as much as it as preaching. There is no wonder that the more education a voter has the more likely they vote Democrat(ic). American school children lag behind the world in every category. Don't believe me, & of course you won't if you are of the powdered wig & tri-cornered hat crowd but actually take the time to do some digging on the internet for facts & figures to support each of my claims.
Mme. d'Estape November 11, 2013 at 12:28 pm
This article would have better served the public by offering a more detailed account of theRead More essential elements of CC, and a bit of the history behind the move towards it, along with some perceptions of how it's been working out where it has been already in use. US journalism has, alas, become an echo chamber for folks who have strong opinions on everything, but who know very little about anything. This is an unfortunate thing for Patch to be reinforcing.
Cathy November 12, 2013 at 08:03 am
There is a lot of information avaliable on the internet about CC, both good and bad. We no longerRead More need to rely upon one journalists postings. But it requires one to listen to those whose political agenda, perceived or not, are opposite to one's own. Comments suggesting political motivations when condemnation or support are wasted words... do your own research. Listen to your enemies. They may actually know something.
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RAJ (Bo) McMerritt November 6, 2013 at 09:40 am
you mess with baby girl we mess with your ''winkie''
RAJ (Bo) McMerritt November 6, 2013 at 09:41 am
you mess with baby boy we mess with your ''wookie''
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Susie DeAngelis Romanczuk October 3, 2013 at 09:07 pm
the HOMEWORK it is ridiculous! Kids now a days have to read in Kindergarten, really we went toRead More kindergarten and finger painted and took naps and I grew up smart and even went to college. What are they trying to do to these kids. That's why so many kids are diagnosed ADD or ADHD. Maybe it's the system not the kids.
Bill October 9, 2013 at 08:23 am
Kindergarten kids can learn to read and write just fine. No child has ever died of a littleRead More homework, as long as the time required to do it and the difficulty level are reasonable.
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RAJ (Bo) McMerritt October 1, 2013 at 01:48 pm
struggle..Guess Romans 1 hasn't been read...
Jim Thykeson October 2, 2013 at 09:55 am
You know after I hear what they've done to the Boy Scouts and the nasty crap they provide atRead More Casperson Beach its hard to have any compassion for this bunch.
FILE: The Florida Department of Education on Friday released 2013 grades for elementary and middle schools across Florida. Credit: Patch
Mme. d'Estape August 6, 2013 at 08:35 am
Please update this information when the "pending" data are resolved. Thank you.
Jason Bartolone August 6, 2013 at 09:14 am
Here you go: http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/ Pending/high school grades are due to come out at theRead More end of the year.
Mme. d'Estape August 7, 2013 at 08:06 am
Richard M. Swier May 25, 2013 at 11:31 am
This article is a perfect example of trying to find some sliver of good news is a sea of bad news.Read More If you want to really understand FCAT 2.0 results in Florida please read this column: http://bit.ly/ZiwSa3 The problem is that in reading and writing, our public school students are below grade level. The standards set are low. You only need to get 50% of the questions correct to pass the FCAT. There is no state standard for FCAT 2.0 in writing.
Deborah May 23, 2013 at 07:26 pm
And she did this without ALL the Billions of dollars we donate to research!!! And at the age ofRead More 18....Does it make you think?
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