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no1special April 23, 2014 at 12:45 pm
Wonder if the Does worked on Christmas and Easter this year? If you do not believe in a god so be itRead More but if you want to enjoy the benefits suck it up. And what are they going to say when they have to testify on the stand? remember the phrase " do you swear to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth SO HELP ME GOD?"
BellairBerdan April 23, 2014 at 12:48 pm
So you're saying that if you say "so help me God" you are miraculously going to tell theRead More truth?
John Santaella April 23, 2014 at 12:51 pm
no1special, Christmas is NOT a religious holiday in this country. Not with Santa and is reindeer orRead More winter scenes in greeting cards. So, the Does could celebrate Christmas. As for Easter we have the Easter Bunny. So, again, they can celebrate that as well.
franksinatra April 22, 2014 at 12:03 pm
Chris -- I told you -- I don't have a school. I don't have a connection to either school system. I'mRead More not advocating for either school system and I'm certainly not bashing the public schools. Where did you get that idea from my comment? I happen to think the public schools are better than the charter schools, but I also think that parents should have a choice and the school board should not be wasting our money suing another school in town. That's about as destructive an action for our community as one can imagine. I do have issues with Kids First. I think they've hurt the public schools tremendously since they took over five years ago, especially the high school. You're not going to turn the schools around until this community begins an honest debate over the problems with the schools and why fully one-half of the k-12-age children in this town don't attend the public schools. Hola has a waiting list of 250 kids. The public schools have lost an average of more than 100 students a year in each of the last six years. Remaining in denial is not going to fix these problems. In the end we all want a strong school system, if for no other reason than it boosts property values for those of us who own our homes here and pay the bills for the schools and all the people who work there.
pdq April 22, 2014 at 10:38 pm
pdq April 22, 2014 at 11:10 pm
1- charter schools are not going anywhere. 2- if one followed your game where according to youRead More charters ceased to exist and 1/2 would attend the district schools, that half could probably be located in one of the school building which is currently rented out. -3 million a year in admin costs would be wiped away. -To cover 325 students, a maximum of 19 teachers would be hired, likely from the pool of 35 charter school teachers previously employed by the charters (as most charter schools have 2 teachers per class). -All charter employees already get full civil service benefits including full pension and seniority rights so there would be little difference in that cost.
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!
Meredith Mascitello April 23, 2014 at 11:21 am
Only about 20% identify themselves as liberal. More identify as conservative or moderate.Read More http://www.gallup.com/poll/166787/liberal-self-identification-edges-new-high-2013.aspx IMO, those who identify as liberal or progressive are some of the least liberally minded when it comes to diversity of thought.
Pete Mock April 23, 2014 at 12:19 pm
"what is wrong with teaching from the Bible?" - You do realize that not everybody isRead More Christian, right?
Andy Schmidt April 23, 2014 at 12:53 pm
There is absolutely nothing wrong with teaching from the bible, as long as it's Sunday school, orRead More it's a theology class, a philosophy class, etc. But the ancient human authors of the various texts that MANY hundreds of years later were compiled (or not) into what we know as "the" bible, were not writing a manual in English Language Arts, Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, etc. Consequently, you choose the appropriate source for each topic. You don't teach morality from the Biology-101 book, or "Christian Religion" from the "Applied Chemistry" text book, naturally you don't use the ancient scriptures to teach Calculus, Physics, Bio-Chemistry, etc. (Heck, given all the translation errors, you wouldn't even teach Greek or English from the bible. <g>)
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!
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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
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iMan9796 January 21, 2014 at 11:28 pm
This same type of Bridgegatesque corruption, cover-up & retaliation is standard operatingRead More procedure at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC by Port Authority Supervisors. Gov. Christie promised to disclose any evidence “that come forward that requires action to be taken.” He added, “I will take it, no matter how much it hurts me personally or dismays me, because this is the job I asked for, and I’ve got to do it.” I wonder if that applies to the well documented rampant theft of Lost & Found property at the Port Authority Bus Terminal by Port Authority Supervisors, and the illegal written policy of throwing lost valid passorts in the garbage instead of mailing them to their respective embassies if their owners could not be found. Now just imagine the damage that a terrorist group or an identity theft ring could do with those valid passports. Google “Donna Lebourne abc news" & see the vile face of shame being confronted and exposed for the world to see. http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/investigators&id=9105280 http://www.my9nj.com/story/24313600/inside-the-port-authority http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/investigators&id=9277998 http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/found_stolen_trashed_by_pa_V4RMICgPyy2bhAVzDkW9EL If the Gov. is a man of his word, he can start by axing all the supervisors at the Port Authority Bus Terminal involved in this criminal activity, the supervisors that turned a blind eye to it, and all the supervisors who participated in the coverup and retaliation as well. Every single one of them must be fired & prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for aiding and abetting this criminal activity. As a matter of fact, Gov.Cuomo stressed that the traffic scandal did not take place on his side of the bridge, which is controlled jointly by New York and New Jersey.“It was done on the Jersey side of the bridge,” he said. “The Jersey officials handled it. The thefts from the PABT’s Lost & Found Dept. by PABT Supervisors along with their illegal written policy of throwing valid lost passports in the garbage happened on the NY side of the GWB, so the New York officals should handle it. Gov. Cuomo it’s your turn to act, & don’t act like you didn't know. I've come to realize that ignorance is not only bliss, it is also contagious & spans both sides of the GWB. The ball is in your court. Finally, a traffic study on 9/11...really, what’s next, the Port Authority giving all TSA airport screeners the day off on 9/11/14 to see if that speeds up the “screening process study?” I guess that makes as much sense as the Port Authority’s written illegally policy of throwing lost passports in garbage & letting their supervisors steal from the Lost & Found Dept. at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. The new investigatory panel should investigate these well documented crimes as well because the Port Authority has degenerated into a cesspool of crime, corruption, cover-ups & retaliation staffed with a bunch of clowns, cowards, liars & thieves. http://videos.nj.com/star-ledger/2013/12/george_washington_bridge_direc.html
John Santaella January 22, 2014 at 11:20 am
iMan9796, I hope you've contacted the Record as well as the Star Ledger with this information.
iMan9796 January 27, 2014 at 03:44 pm
John, I've contacted them both, so far only Steve Strunsky of the Star Ledger got back to me. HeRead More said he was busy getting a Bridgegate related story out & that he would contact me shortly thereafter. I'm still waiting on his call. Nevertheless, I will continue undeterred until justice is served.
QJ201 December 10, 2013 at 09:54 am
More crappy stats from Patch. Many of this districts have multiple schools that serve largeRead More communities, therefore report raw numbers is NO indication of how widespread bullying is within a particular school. Also, data is based on incidents reported to the school administrations and documented as bullying...many schools are not in compliance with reporting and do their best to avoid it BECAUSE OF INACCURATE "NEWS" STORIES LIKE THIS.
melina white January 11, 2014 at 04:33 am
GA that's right cooked info should only be used when wanting to make the district appear shinning.
melina white January 11, 2014 at 04:43 am
Why not just take the numbers and suggestion from the NJ Commissioner of Education and make someRead More improvements?
Edazare January 29, 2014 at 06:16 pm
In her 8th year in the district, my daughter has never seen or heard anything resembling violence orRead More danger. If you asked her about violence, she would be baffled by the question. Her Hoboken Public School experience has been full of kindness and respect, while learning from hard working, well-educated, and caring teachers. Parents have nothing to fear - any more than they would anywhere else.
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MathWizard of Hoboken November 10, 2013 at 11:14 am
The Common Core is getting more rigorous over the next few years indeed.. At MathWizard of Hoboken,Read More we are well equipped to help your child to better prepare for it. So please come and see the difference at your neighborhood after school Math and English Common Core based tutoring program with qualified teachers for small groups and private tutoring.