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Concerned Citizen April 23, 2014 at 04:24 pm
No doubt after seeing this, the River Dell HS BOE will be recommending another undeserved raise forRead More their superintendent. Shame on them for the last raise with nothing to show for it. Too bad Gov Christie hasn't been able to address some of the problems in NJ such as TOO MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS! SCHOOL TAX INEQUITY! Congrats to the schools on the list. Especially the non-application schools. Well done.
jp1 April 23, 2014 at 04:44 pm
Seems to be old news .
mommy1 April 23, 2014 at 06:06 pm
public and private should be seperate
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John Santaella April 23, 2014 at 05:29 pm
We don't rule by majority in this country. We are explicitly NOT a Christian nation. It is not by myRead More belief. I don't make the rules. Our Constitution clearly states that the government shall not establish a religion. That's what we go by in this country, our Constitution; not what you believe or what I believe. You have no idea what I am. You are grossly ignorant and jump to conclusions. We are a nation of laws. The 1796 Treaty with Tripoli states that the United States was "not in any sense founded on the Christian religion" (see the image on the right). This was not an idle statement meant to satisfy muslims-- they believed it and meant it. This treaty was written under the presidency of George Washington and signed under the presidency of John Adams.
Lee Brewer April 23, 2014 at 05:55 pm
The court casse is about being Patriotic without saying our Pledge of Allegiance. You know I couldRead More shout "under God" even if it would be removed. But that does not demonstrate my Patriotism. We are a Christian or God honoring Nation when it is convenient. What is even more interesting is that a nearby Allah loving Mulsim Mosque sent about 20 of their old youth to help out Sanday damaged homes. That was great. The Southern Baptists sent 50,000 men and women to NJ for more than a year, in order to join in the restoration of the New Jersey Coast. That was also great. Yet sorry to say, I didn't see an Atheist or Humanist Organization although there is a Humanist HQ within 6 miles of the Shore. BTW I did not even see any Red Cross operation at work. I only saw 3 Red Cross Workers dining at a church providing food for workers. Sooo yup, our Nation lives with God in their hearts - at least most do. LOL
SILENT WOLF April 23, 2014 at 05:57 pm
Didn't say we are ruled by the majority simply stating that the majority in this country practiceRead More christian beliefs.Was not implying that you are a Atheist , but if that so happen to be ,you have that right as well.So don't label me as ignorant ,although you have that right....Amen
JRiz April 23, 2014 at 04:23 pm
I agree with Pete Mock; Old School is totally misinformed. Sad that so many tax payers are buyingRead More into the propaganda that has been put out there.
Gretchen April 23, 2014 at 05:46 pm
Re: Cummings - I wouldn't dismiss the conflict of interest out of hand. AFT did a big about face onRead More CC and it stands to reason that a 1.5m member org would be able to make suggestions down the food chain. Though it's not a clear line from AFT to negotiating with unions to Common Core it doesn't look great for Cummings either.
Sam Walter April 23, 2014 at 06:27 pm
Haha looks the rumor mill has a new grindstone... But I dunno, if it walks like a duck and talksRead More like a duck and the duck wants to Shanghai Common Core then you might have something. That water is too muddy to say much for certain but, to mix some metaphors, it's not a far stretch.
Parent April 7, 2014 at 06:40 am
Grow up and become an adult!
Edubb April 7, 2014 at 11:43 pm
The real news is if she's going to prom and what her dress looks like...
Mrgrumpass April 16, 2014 at 09:19 am
She will drop out and become a pol dancer!
WMS826 April 23, 2014 at 03:49 pm
So on one hand you liberals tell us skin color means nothing but then OK Chicago teaching from aRead More view point that blacks had a hand in everything that happened in the world. I think if that ever happened here Catholic schools would be flush with enrollment. I do not know why they are not flush now with all this crap going on. Cut out the cable tv, and other things to get the tuition to send your kids private schools. especially if they are European decent and now a target of brainwashing by you liberals.
Brian Hurrel April 23, 2014 at 04:04 pm
Please provide a specific example of brainwashing. School. Curriculum. Texts used. Specific quotesRead More from the lesson.
Lulu's Mom April 23, 2014 at 04:48 pm
Global Warming is not settled nor accepted by all scientists.
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk April 22, 2014 at 04:12 pm
Marie, why are you conditioned to think that someone that needs pay more taxes because they have aRead More larger house? Why do you think that is fair? Why do you think that if someone spends money keeping their house nice, they need to be penalized with higher taxes? Shouldn't someone should be allowed to keep their house nice? So according to you, it is fair if I buy a house and let the paint go and let the place degenerate and I can have my taxes lowered. you are brilliant.
John Santaella April 22, 2014 at 04:16 pm
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk it doesn't work that way. Ask your town assessor about that.
Marie Intili April 22, 2014 at 05:49 pm
I didnt say you have to pay more taxes if you have a bigger house! Or a nicer house...you areRead More taking my words out of context! A two family home that is zoned for two families should only have two families living in it! Not 10 families! Thats all I said...I said nothing about letting your paint go or getting penelized with a higher tax because of size.....only what its zoned for!
High school graduation. (Patch file photo)
Betty Boop March 13, 2014 at 09:34 pm
That is why most colleges award Merit Money based upon SAT scores.
Legion March 13, 2014 at 11:46 pm
If this is true my dog could probably be eligible if he went through the Brick school system.
Rick Ricky March 15, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Schools in general is nothing but fakes. Not even close to accurate. To many reasons to list. YouRead More have to many dishonest people involved in the outcome in changes that shouldn't be. Yes, schools play to make it look one way that is not even close to what it should be. They rig the outcome to make their school look good for certain students who they might have a connection with in some way. You can have students who rank higher in lower level classes that are not even close in comparison that has no business being 2 or 3 in a class.
SH Resident March 15, 2014 at 12:22 am
Hey Joe-90% tax rate existed with a number of signifigant loopholes that resulted in a nominal taxRead More rate in the mid 40s for the highest earners...stop getting your talking points from MSNBC and think for yourself. and even if you took every dollar from the top 10% of earners in this nation, we would still have a deficit...spending is the issue, not revenue....do you get that fact or does your hatred for the wealthy cloud your ability to digest reality...
Joe R March 15, 2014 at 08:51 am
Hey SH, in the 1950s, the top marginal tax rate was 91% and the effective tax rate was about 51%Read More after the loopholes. Oh, so we don't have loopholes today??!? Ha, ha, ha. The current top marginal tax rate is 39.6% but that's before all the loopholes. The effective tax rate is even lower than 39.6%. JFK eliminated many of the loopholes and reduced the top marginal tax rate to 74%. That works for me.
SH Resident March 15, 2014 at 07:02 pm
Joe-I will agree to raise the marginal tax rate to 50%...what programs other than defense do youRead More propose to cut? Exactly none is probably your answer...cutting defense and raising taxes does not get us to a balanced budget...we need to cut spending...you socialists never seem to get that point...and moreover, how about EVERYONE has some skin in the game and has to pay some income tax.... you will never want to cut spending on social programs because then how will you bribe low information voters to win elections?
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Bob Roberts April 21, 2014 at 10:30 am
Don't stop at snow days; replace the entire mess with online learning.
Bob Roberts April 21, 2014 at 10:37 am
@ Kristin DiStefano - Your grammar is atrocious and have you heard of paragraphs? P.S. you are aRead More teacher, not a counselor - stay in your own lane. That is the biggest problem with the façade that is today's "teaching profession". Today's schools are nothing but codependent social engineering facilities.
Emily February 14, 2014 at 11:57 am
Who wants to listen to that at 5:a.m. in the morning. I would have hung up. Not cute. Save your soRead More called talent for the school talent show.
anonymous February 15, 2014 at 01:13 am
I thought this was very funny. I even played it back for friends as we danced around the room. IRead More believe it is the quirky stuff in life that makes it all worth it. We all need a giggle every now and then and this passed dumb and went 180 degrees back to funny. If you want to see serious meet us in Washington DC March 16th 2014 for a mass protest against corruption when the mace and flashbangs start being thrown by police you will have a new respect for the little giggles in life. anonymous
Social issues in Morristown Blog March 2, 2014 at 10:19 am
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Rick Ricky February 13, 2014 at 09:52 am
Jim, Geez you are the one who can't be that ignorant yourself. You couldn't be more wrong and inRead More denial. Nothing jives with any of these tests. They compare SAT's and some schools average 1535 total and think that is good. I think that score is unacceptable. Just a little over what the state requires. The H.S. do little or just enough to get by. Just passing is good enough for them. You have schools who some considered top schools bragging how great they are getting average sat's at 1545. @Speedz..You are right on and I agree it is hard to figure out what makes sense versus real.
esther March 3, 2014 at 12:02 am
Here's what I measure when considering schools- and this applies directly to Montclair and allRead More districts- Has my child been taught to be an independent thinker, an active problem solver, willing to take on challenges, work as part of a team, and the confidence to work independently? Has my child met a teacher who has motivated him/her to be their best academic self and created a lifelong learner? That's how success is measured. Numbers/statistic can be tugged, pulled, hidden, adjusted, and manipulated. The cold hard facts that your child has the attributes previously listed above is the true measure. That's done here in Montclair and other districts in New Jersey and beyond- or at least it was true before the core curriculum standards and the broads invaded.
ED April 12, 2014 at 11:54 am
esther, You have a few things right. Numbers/Statistics can be tugged, pulled, hidden, adjusted andRead More manipulated. By Who? The same people who are running the schools and handing in these reports. Everything in NJ is corrupted.
Alex C February 17, 2014 at 12:15 pm
I don't want NJ to be a full on right to work. I am actually against full on right to work as I seeRead More it as meddling in private business, which I am just as opposed too as I am public sector unions. I believe it should be right to work for the public sector. That's it. Also, I am educated enough in economics and history to know that unions alone did not lead to better working conditions in the U.S., and that if you eliminated all unions tomorrow, we would not return to the dangerous factories, and long hours, because we are at a point culturally that would never allow that. The unions have by and large outlived their usefulness. But again, whatever a private company wants to do is literally their business. My only issue is with public sector unions.
Phil Brooks February 18, 2014 at 01:32 pm
Alex, No, we won't return to the days of Triangle Shirtwaist as there are myriad OHSA rules to takeRead More care of that. But, eliminate collective bargaining and other agreed upon contractual terms and we will definitely take a step back. Sorry, but I feel big business alone won't take care of their employees, as it's profits first. They need a checks and balances system that unions provide. // Public sector unions? I see your point but, as there are so many people doing the same jobs (are you going to negotiate with every teacher, policeman, fireman and DPW worker individually?), collective bargaining is probably the way to go. But there should be provisions in place as to where every dollar of dues goes and you can check off where (or not) you want your dues money to go. How does that sound?
Liberty February 19, 2014 at 09:44 am
OSHA
South Orange and Maplewood Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne.
CJV January 17, 2014 at 05:28 am
I wish Osborne was permitted to speak and would choose to speak on the issue of PILOTs and the gameRead More being played by Maplewood and South Orange to outdo each other on selfish PILOTs that hurt the schools. PILOTs are corporate welfare so there is little chance Trenton will step in. These PILOT projects add scores of kids to the schools without any incremental funding whatsoever.