73 percent of Vermont schools fail t...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#62 Aug 22, 2013
So the man says we are screwed; the parents should yank money from their kids education because its no use...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#63 Aug 22, 2013
I get it, something wrong with the school; just hack and slash the budgets and staff of the kindergarteners.
Community Disorganizer

Newtown, CT

#64 Aug 22, 2013
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#66 Aug 22, 2013
Community Disorganizer wrote:
Worthless garbage.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#67 Aug 22, 2013
Its sick that you make fun of my mental condition that way. I am well aware of my own problems. You are a bully.
Copper Cometh

Montpelier, VT

#68 Aug 22, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
Its sick that you make fun of my mental condition that way. I am well aware of my own problems. You are a bully.
At least you are admitting that you have a problem.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#69 Aug 22, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
Its sick that you make fun of my mental condition that way. I am well aware of my own problems. You are a bully.
That is the stuff a 12 year old would do?
Boogie

Brattleboro, VT

#70 Aug 22, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
I get it, something wrong with the school; just hack and slash the budgets and staff of the kindergarteners.
I have never seen a school budget cut. All I have ever seen is an average increase larger than inflation despite a loss of students. Where have you seen school budgets slashed?
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#71 Aug 22, 2013
Well, you are stupid then.
Community Disorganizer

Newtown, CT

#72 Aug 22, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
<quoted text>
Worthless garbage.
Just answer the question!
Scotty

Brattleboro, VT

#73 Aug 23, 2013
Serene wrote:
<quoted text>It would take a book to explain all of the harm that this law did. One example I can give you is that in order to meet the goal, principals and teachers and school counselors banded together to force every parent to give their children Ritalin or Adderall. When parents resisted, Child Protective Services was called to terrorize the parents into cooperation by threatening to take the kids and/or press Medical Neglect charges. Most parents caved. These drugs get a kid to "sit down and shut up" and also gets the neurons firing more efficiently, but when a child's brain is still developing these amphetamines can cause harm. Many a grown child today is a drug addict because these drugs were introduced to his brain too early. Another tactic that teachers used was to call a parent into a meeting and bully that parents into conducting their home affairs the way that the teachers wanted, to theoretically enable the child to more easily pass the test. If they didn't cooperate, the fear of Child Protective services was dangled in front of them. In the CPS world, almost anything can constitute Neglect. There are other horrors, but I don't have time to get into them here. The end result is that these kids are less educated now than before NCLB was passed, even the ones who managed to pass the tests! Haven't you met college grads who passed tests and got degrees, yet never really got the education? It happens all the time. I am not on the side of teacher's unions, for they have made their own messes out of children's education. We simply need the freedom to fire ineffective teachers and attach pay raises to effectiveness. And we need charter schools, more and more of them. Unions should be outlawed in public education. I'm glad that my kids are now grown!
The drugs were on the scene long before "no child left behind". I'm not defending the drugs I'm just pointing out your mistake in connecting the two.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#74 Aug 23, 2013
Community Disorganizer wrote:
<quoted text>
Just answer the question!
Wait a minute, nobody asked me a question?
WWE CRASHCAR 2013

Newtown, CT

#75 Aug 23, 2013
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#76 Aug 23, 2013
The first link doesn't work?

As said, it's garbage and not worth my time.
Copper Cometh

Plainfield, VT

#77 Aug 23, 2013
Scotty wrote:
<quoted text>
The drugs were on the scene long before "no child left behind". I'm not defending the drugs I'm just pointing out your mistake in connecting the two.
The drugs were there, but they weren't being pushed nearly as much.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#78 Aug 23, 2013
Ok, I certainly had to get therapy and medicine when I was in school. But this is the result of living in a crazy nation.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#79 Aug 26, 2013
None of it is my fault, its a crazy nation and anybody who doesn't need therapy and med's in this country is obviously too stupid to really see whats going on around them.
Journey

Bethel, VT

#80 Aug 26, 2013
BUHS is in its second year of corrective action. Students who get free and reduced lunch are eligible for free professional tutoring. What about the other 44% of the student population?
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#81 Aug 26, 2013
Mike Mulligan wrote:
Ok, I certainly had to get therapy and medicine when I was in school. But this is the result of living in a crazy nation.
Did I hurt your feelings?
Journey

Bethel, VT

#82 Aug 26, 2013
Therapy is a good thing.

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