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26 April 2012
at 5:31 a.m.
Your story makes me wonder, Mr. Scranton, if our students aren't being challenged enough to prepare them for life after high school.
When my daughter was in elementary school I was glad she had teachers who assigned homework. I thought that was good preparation for the workload she would get in secondary school. Little did I realize that “homework” would slowly become non-existent as she went through CMS and into MCHS.
As my younger son has gone through elementary, there has been no homework in sight. What does this mean? That the teaching is more efficient?
My daughter does not care about her grades. A sign of her age, sure, but when I look at the campus portal and see in one semester of algebra the assignments listed equal MAYBE one month's worth of the work I had to do when I was that age I have to wonder what there is for her to care about.
What pride is there in a job well done when the job was too easy? Is that what it means when you say “every student will graduate?” The story of your former student could be quite telling…is it just too easy at MCHS?
31 January 2012
at 10:23 p.m.
Congratulations, Grabowski, I hope this becomes permanent. The kids deserve someone they feel confident will speak with them, not at them. If you can avoid being buried in BS, you will be the missing link the students AND teachers need to help restore mutual respect in that building.
16 May 2011
at 10:50 p.m.
I consider myself fairly liberal, but a teacher put it into perspective for me today: does this make it OK for me to wear my t-shirt saying “I (heart) boners” in support of prostate cancer? Does this mean I can bring my gun to school now, too?Just takes a little controversy to raise awareness and funds. Great marketing, bad setting.My kids won't be wearing the bracelets (or their hats) in the school building. But thanks for standing up for our civil rights anyway.
24 February 2010
at 10:55 a.m.
Use the surplus money for “recruiting additional business or businesses that employ 100-plus people”???—look at the EDP track record to see what a waste that would be.
And “maybe our community wouldn’t be in the tenuous financial position it’s in today” ??? Is having money in the bank a “tenuous financial position???”
24 February 2010
at 10:46 a.m.
I haven't been in the HS cafeteria for a while, but I remember seeing “drink milk” posters with “perfect body” spokespeople featured. I hope the posters are gone so the school can better promote healthy body image.
22 February 2010
at 10:01 a.m.
Productive way to get a point across…not. What a waste of space.
19 February 2010
at 5:26 p.m.
Ah…type “school calendar” in the CDP search line and it's at the bottom of the page.Yep, I think longer days have been OK…they seem to get more one-on-one with the teachers, though I'm not sure how the teachers feel about that.I hate how there's a “conspiracy” tone out there. I sure hope last night's suggestions make it to the calendar…I heard there are teachers who would like to see school start later in August, too.It's the teachers we need to listen to…all I've heard are parents and administrators. Hmmmm.
19 February 2010
at 5:15 p.m.
Someone said there was a link to actually SEE the proposed calendar here…it's not on the school district website that I can find either, and Mr. Petrone mentioned it's there.
2 February 2010
at 8:10 a.m.
I move that we take the line to JW's! They'll appreciate the business!!!!
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