Graduation rates at MAU 'top priority'

Graduation rates at MAU 'top priority'

There are 47 comments on the Bennington Banner story from Apr 7, 2009, titled Graduation rates at MAU 'top priority'. In it, Bennington Banner reports that:

School administrators said Monday that raising the Mount Anthony Union High School graduation rate needs to become a top priority, not only in local schools but in the community as well.

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Brandmeyer

Boston, MA

#1 Apr 7, 2009
These numbers are obviously troubling. Why has this been allowed for so long? Whats going to be done about it, just more talk?
Penny

Jaffrey, NH

#2 Apr 7, 2009
As a parent of a child that has dropped out of MAU, I speak from experience.
They need to ask past drop outs why they dropped out and how they can improve. They don't need to guess what will work, they can ask, and it's important to ask the drop outs.
Geeze Louise

Williamstown, MA

#3 Apr 7, 2009
Why the dropouts? Many of the kids are lazy and their parents are worse. They are lookinng to blame someone. Stop pandering to the kids that don't want to become anything in life or make them sit there and do the work. We have sold out in the District by giving all or most of our resources to the kids and parents that just want to take and not give. School is tough and if a kid thinks they are board have them count pebbles on the beach. Stop making excuses and push them to success. We need to guide them. How about the kids who have made school successful for themselves?
Geeze Louise

Williamstown, MA

#5 Apr 7, 2009
Also, we have to stop this philosophy of meeting everyones needs. This has become a farce. Kids need to learn to adapt. Obviously there is need for modification but we go too far in meeting all these needs.
Jeffrey R Kinney

Boston, MA

#7 Apr 7, 2009
No I get a free ride thanks to you nice taxpayers! Ken can take care of himself, he always does! My manager Fred said stay away from there. He said Kentucky is the place I wanna be!

Since: Jan 09

Middlebury, VT

#8 Apr 7, 2009
Why worry do they need to graduate to get a job at wall mart ?? after all those with job skills or a good education leave Vt for a better way of life.
AOK

Charlestown, MA

#9 Apr 7, 2009
Geeze Louise wrote:
Why the dropouts? Many of the kids are lazy and their parents are worse. They are lookinng to blame someone. Stop pandering to the kids that don't want to become anything in life or make them sit there and do the work. We have sold out in the District by giving all or most of our resources to the kids and parents that just want to take and not give. School is tough and if a kid thinks they are board have them count pebbles on the beach. Stop making excuses and push them to success. We need to guide them. How about the kids who have made school successful for themselves?
And more of your tax dollars will go to the "at risk" students to make their "earning" a diploma oh so much easier. How does that prepare them for the real world? At this point they could just hand out diplomas to 9th graders and if you want to stick around, go ahead.

I have yet to have a boss call me in the mornings to make sure I come in...its pretty much called taking responsibility.
Real Vermonter

Boston, MA

#10 Apr 8, 2009
Could someone please post a list of notable Mount Anthony Union High School graduates? I know a few notable MAUHS graduates but would like to see the whole list! Is there such a thing? We already know the infamous list! All ya have to do is read the district court news or go to the links below to get that!

http://170.222.137.2:8080/sor/ servlet/SOR

http://www.state.vt.us/courts/court_cal/bnd_c...

Since: Jan 08

Charlestown, MA

#11 Apr 8, 2009
How about 24/7 school camps. That might work.
RayRay

Boston, MA

#14 Apr 8, 2009
i god dare. to school mr ed kind then detenson then i ceck my trap line and sweep flor at my bros hunt'n fish'n stor in safsberry.
Student at MAU

Bennington, VT

#15 Apr 9, 2009
I don't think the community or administratos should be so concerned with the issue. If you look at schools around the country, we're not the only school that has drop outs. Also, the tutorial center offers a course which helps those who cannot complete high school an oppurtunity to get their GED. Obviously, those who do drop out have a reason for it, but it's their choice and if it's forbidden to do so then the student will just stop attending school. The people that drop out have consequences that will follow them their entire life. The school should recognize those who do show up to school and do what they're supposed to instead of worrying about drop outs.
Student at MAU

Bennington, VT

#16 Apr 9, 2009
p.s-I think the Bennington Banner needs a better editor considering there are about 20 typos in this article. Did he drop out or something? LOL
Real Vermonter

Boston, MA

#17 Apr 9, 2009
I believe all the editors are dropouts! At least it looks that way!

Could someone please post a list of notable Mount Anthony Union High School graduates? I know a few notable MAUHS graduates but would like to see the whole list! Katelyn Pembroke the president of Northeastern University's College of Business Administration's Finance and Investment Club is one now because she rang a bell! Did Beatrice Boepple and Cynthia Gibb graduate from MAUHS or just live here?
Student at MAU

Bennington, VT

#18 Apr 9, 2009
The list of successful graduates would be so long, i have older siblings who attended mount anthony all four years and both are extremely successful.
Real Vermonter

Boston, MA

#19 Apr 9, 2009
Notable not successful MAUHS graduates! You just proved one of my points Student at MAU!
me here

Wallingford, VT

#20 Apr 9, 2009
Real Vermonter wrote:
Notable not successful MAUHS graduates! You just proved one of my points Student at MAU!
Robert Plunkett assistant states attny Bennington County
Real Vermonter

Boston, MA

#21 Apr 9, 2009
There ya go! Thats kind of what I meant! More please! There should be a list on the MAUHS website but is there one?
Elmer Fudd

Newmarket, NH

#22 Apr 9, 2009
Real Vermonter wrote:
Notable not successful MAUHS graduates! You just proved one of my points Student at MAU!
Do I count? I graditated frum therr. And I am a very successful entertainer. Millions love me and my employers, Looney Tunes and Warner Brothers.
Real Vermonter

Boston, MA

#23 Apr 9, 2009
How could we ever forget you EF?
fudd fan

Boston, MA

#25 Apr 10, 2009
morn'n fuddy!

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