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Larry December 10, 2013 at 07:30 am
Regarding Gettysburg Address teachers are told not to give background of Civil War as way to levelRead More the playing field. That is dumbing down. http://video.foxnews.com/v/2879516946001/
PaulRevere December 12, 2013 at 05:47 pm
Applause to Catherine! If only we could "common Core" Speech". What's comingRead More next?---Why it's Common Core "Religion". Here's my suggestion. This whole USA should demand "atheism" be treated as a "common-core religion". Espousing to a "Belief in No Christ" is indeed just as much a Religion as "A belief in Christ". Level the playing field , this article wants. Maybe then I could start a lawsuit to shut up every Atheist roaming the halls of our schools. Maybe the Supreme court will rule to shut them up using "Church-state" issue. How many of you actually saw the 50 foot signs in NY that read "You don't need CHRIST in Christmas". "Take Christ out of Christmas" (Atheist.org). Is that a Religion or a complaint? Stop blaming Teachers for the dismal education results. Our young minds are confused , have been brainwashed into beliefs and no-no's that have nothing to do with R-R-R. Nature teaches SEX. Not Cucumbers. "common" songs around Christmas are necessary for young minds and fun. Confusing our youth bypassing "tradition" vs "ideology". Having 2 moms offends those who have one Mom, not in reverse. There is actually a common faith a common language a common law in this country. The only thing common about an Atheist is their total disrespect for "Religious" principles. There is nothing common about South Carolina youth and New York youth or California or Louisiana Youth. Education must be taken away from the Federal Government. Period! My Motto as always: "YOU CAN'T LEGISLATE INTELLIGENCE". Atheist who should be ashamed of those large signs now hanging in NY. First our schools, now the streets of NY? FICTIONAL science USA is an atheist religious belief. Offending Christians seems to be a hidden agenda in Common-core. Make no mistake about it.
Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Gary K Lee November 15, 2013 at 01:15 pm
I agree with the archivist. I have worked on my family history and many old documents are written inRead More cursive. It was hard enough to decipher archaic letter forms (like the double s set) and then working on German Fractur script was even more difficult (I had to utilize a book to aid me on that). I still use cursive (but with a few block letters mixed in) with my private music students and they don't complain. Maybe it's because I'm saying it while I write it.
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PaulRevere November 25, 2013 at 12:47 pm
Mr Robert E! Perhaps you are one who believes that the definition of education needs to beRead More re-defined. As if the past 200+years of education methods produced "dummies". Perhaps education is too "common-core" rooted in "ideology", which has nothing to do with any Religious beliefs.
Robert E November 25, 2013 at 02:12 pm
Paul maybe the past 200+years of education methods did produce "dummies" as you do notRead More seam to be able to grasp sarcasm. Sarcasm is "a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter gibe or taunt."Sarcasm may employ ambivalence, although sarcasm is not necessarily ironic."The distinctive quality of sarcasm is present in the spoken word and manifested chiefly by vocal inflections". The sarcastic content of a statement will be dependent upon the context in which it appears.
PaulRevere December 4, 2013 at 03:53 pm
Robert: I apologize for not reading that "dummies" book.
Harold October 7, 2013 at 05:12 pm
Maybe they wouldn't have to borrow anything if the wouldn't have spent 1,092,500.00+ buying propertyRead More since 2010. This just happens to be when the voters approved a tax increase. Just saying.
Maplewood-Richmond Heights Elementary School.
Sheri August 28, 2013 at 01:42 pm
I find no comfort in the fact that they did not evacuate the school during the search. A threat is aRead More a threat no matter what form it was found. It bothers me as a parent that my child was sitting there while they were searching for the unknown. Better safe than sorry!
Jane August 28, 2013 at 02:27 pm
Sheri - I certainly agree with you. I was being somewhat sarcastic. In light of the unfortunateRead More incident, the district will have to review their policies and in the future always err on the side of caution. I also have a child in the district, so this hits home for me as well.
Sheri August 28, 2013 at 02:56 pm
Jane- I totally agree with you! I feel the district needs to take a look at their safety policy andRead More either reread it or do a complete overhaul on their procedure.
Patch Pro Paul Gutting has been the Executive Director at Campbell Montessori School since 2011.
Paul Gutting August 7, 2013 at 09:23 am
Rockwood 25 - I am glad to hear it! 'The Absorbent Mind' is a great book. If you haven't already,Read More you may want to look into 'Montessori Madness' by Trevor Eissler or 'Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius' by Angleline Lillard.
jlward August 7, 2013 at 12:25 pm
I would like to know how a school district can get so bad that they have to close it down. Is itRead More because of incompetent teachers??? Please explain to me how 2 school districts in St. Louis could go that far as to not do anything about the childrens learning and test grades.
Paul Gutting August 7, 2013 at 05:29 pm
jlward – you are asking a very big question that may have as much of a socio-political answerRead More as an educational answer. I do think, though, that this is a great time to have a broad conversation about the nature of education, and what we want as a community for our children. We should be talking about the nature and value of testing, looking at various educational models to understand how and why they work, asking about the role of the community in education, and making sure that we know what our options really are. It’s a big conversation, and it will require a lot from us, but it is good and necessary. The stakes are high.
Christine Lewis (L) says she passionately supports the project.
John Nuernberger July 29, 2013 at 07:15 am
Watch the Fox 2 news by following this link in your browserRead More http://fox2now.com/2013/07/28/brentwood-neighborhood-upset-over-plans-for-group-home/
The gym at Francis Howell Central High School was filled to standing-room-only at a town hall meeting about upcoming transfer students last week. Photo Credit: Jared Grafman
ray faulkner July 31, 2013 at 03:28 am
A few bad apples can spoil the barrel, these "kids" have seen and lived through things weRead More never will. Violent fights daily, guns in the school, rape, and extortion. I would love to think that only good kids will be transferring, but even they have been effected by the negative stimulus to always be on the defensive. Their posturing and behavior even on the best of days will seem intimidating to students and staff that have not lived as they have.
Rich Marshal July 31, 2013 at 04:39 pm
Show me one failing district whose kids are bused to a another school where that district improved.Read More We've been busing kids for 4 decades to what avail? Look at the data at any of the receiving schools and you will see large differences in test scores by race. Nothing about this situation will change that. Maybe these kids should choose to attend the University City school district. After all, it's much closer and their good liberals are color-blind. Oops, the UC school district is rated only slightly better than Normandy and RG. I wonder why a city that is 50% white has a high school that is 90% black. I can think of only one reason.
heidi August 17, 2013 at 11:35 am
The district began by saying it could accommodate 100 students from Riverview & Normandy. ThenRead More it changed that number to 175. Next we were going to take 152, but still only had room for 175 students. Now we’re taking 186? Is this because of the strong-arming of the ACLU? NAACP? What sort of transparency is this when the numbers keep magical changing before our eyes? What sort of a fix is this, Kurt? At the end of your article you stated "What is the problem? I can think of only one thing." What were you trying to insinuate, Kurt? More of that liberal racism card we hear bellowed at every turn?
The Missouri State Highway Patrol recently announced the results of its 2013 school bus inspection. Photo by Wentzville School District.
Alison Sanders July 13, 2013 at 04:36 pm
Well, looks like even "defective" buses are still operable, according to school protocols.Read More Then, these older buses are repaired and continue to transport our children. The most startling thing about older school buses is their lack of safety belts! SafeHarness is a portable seat belt designed to attach to the seats of charter buses, with a patent for school bus models in the works. It's a life-saving product that aims at preventing thousands of bus-related injuries and casualties per year, but the makers need as much help as they can get to promote and spread the word to get this onto buses everywhere! Please do your part and support a life-saving cause by visiting the link below and sharing with everyone you know. Let's make safety an option for all bus passengers! http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/safeharness-personal-portable-seatbelts-for-coach-buses?c=home