bartow school bs
mrsgsp

United States

#61 Feb 2, 2013
pissed wrote:
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Professional? Really? It was the furthest from professional. I will never be ok with a principal telling me I cannot have MY children! If I wanted to withdrawal them, I damn well could at any time. You call me a spoiled brat and act like I am overreacting but if it was your child you would have a completely different story. Maybe you should grow a backbone and be a mom who thinks for themselves instead of thinking the state should tell you how to raise your children. But if people did that, then they couldn't reap the freebies from the government could they?
You said exactly what I was thinking. The ones that are upset are the parents who are raising their kids to be sheep guided by the government while calling us free thinkers the big bad wolves. Yet, us wolves are the ones that keep this country afloat and protected. It amazes me how some people came to the defense of the school. How dare we care about our children?!?! I understand during situations like these, its hard for the staff to handle the number of parents but if you have that big of a problem then someone needs to have a procedure for checkout. I am thankful I spoke with the school board and they are going to try to come up with a plan but there will be something else in the near future. As long as we stand up for ourselves and our families, we're going to butt heads with those that feel they get to decide what's best for us.
mrsgsp

United States

#62 Feb 2, 2013
tranyman wrote:
I've read most of the posts. It seems those opposed are government employees, or Obama sympathizers. I had a conversation with an assistant principal of one of our fine government indoctrination centers who called to yell me about my grandson who we are raising but couldn't tell me why he called! I was furious! He couldn't tell me what the boy had done but told me 3 times what great leadership we have in our superintendent! With the exception of law enforcement officer's and ems/fire government gets NOTHING right! And that too would be screwed but for the fine men and woman who serve.
Thank you!
The Oracle

Rome, GA

#63 Feb 2, 2013
Y'all are nuts, glad I live in the City.
mrsgsp

United States

#64 Feb 2, 2013
tranyman wrote:
I've read most of the posts. It seems those opposed are government employees, or Obama sympathizers. I had a conversation with an assistant principal of one of our fine government indoctrination centers who called to yell me about my grandson who we are raising but couldn't tell me why he called! I was furious! He couldn't tell me what the boy had done but told me 3 times what great leadership we have in our superintendent! With the exception of law enforcement officer's and ems/fire government gets NOTHING right! And that too would be screwed but for the fine men and woman who serve.
Scary to think these are the people that decide what is taught to our children. That's why I let the school teach them history and core curriculum then I fill in the parts the school has left out. Thankfully, my children know the difference between right and wrong. They came home during election and was talking about the president and didn't know what socialism is. So we gave them their allowance. My son earned $25 that time and my daughter $15. So we gave them their money and then took $5 from my son and gave it to my daughter. And explained that is what this election rode on. Both said it was unfair since my daughter didn't work as hard she shouldn't have earned as much as my son. Unfortunately , I'm afraid this lesson will be their reality as it is already becoming the way of our nation. And for the record, we gave the $5 back to my son.
Boxwood

Calhoun, GA

#65 Feb 3, 2013
If anyone in Adairsville tried to pick up kids after the "warning" they would be stuck in the streets surrounded by downed live power lines,massives trees, parts of roofs and building material. NOBODY was moving in Adairsville. Those complaining about teachers and aministrators are lucky they live where intellegent people with common sense are in these positions. BTW, hope all on this thread are involved in cleanup on Adairsville
Brewsternews

Cartersville, GA

#66 Feb 3, 2013
mrsgsp wrote:
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Scary to think these are the people that decide what is taught to our children. That's why I let the school teach them history and core curriculum then I fill in the parts the school has left out. Thankfully, my children know the difference between right and wrong. They came home during election and was talking about the president and didn't know what socialism is. So we gave them their allowance. My son earned $25 that time and my daughter $15. So we gave them their money and then took $5 from my son and gave it to my daughter. And explained that is what this election rode on. Both said it was unfair since my daughter didn't work as hard she shouldn't have earned as much as my son. Unfortunately , I'm afraid this lesson will be their reality as it is already becoming the way of our nation. And for the record, we gave the $5 back to my son.
You may need to seek professional help.
mrsgsp

Atlanta, GA

#67 Feb 3, 2013
Brewsternews wrote:
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You may need to seek professional help.
For teaching my kids integrity, morals, and a hard days work? I definitely see how that is a problem.
My God

Cartersville, GA

#68 Feb 3, 2013
I notice these people who hate public schools have had all their darling precious children in them.

Pissed. Take your brats out of the county schools since you can do better for them. Also, please, it's over, STFU about it. Your husband, if you still have one, has my sympathy for having to listen to your whiney azz every day. You probably whine and bitch during sex, too.

Please.. STFU

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#69 Feb 3, 2013
^^^^^
Why is it that those who have nothing intelligent to add to a discussion feel compelled to post their rude, profanity laden drivel on here?
Just heard a great sermon on not taking the Lord's name in vain - wish you would consider taking that route.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#70 Feb 3, 2013
mrsgsp wrote:
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For teaching my kids integrity, morals, and a hard days work? I definitely see how that is a problem.
Did you tell them that are receiving a tuition free education thanks to the most widespread socialized program in the country? Which, by the way, is controlled by the Red State of Georgia and even Redder County of Bartow? I wonder if you would prefer schools that are segregated, not necessarily by race but by people whom you consider to be just like you and hold your same religious beliefs, economic level, etc.
Whatever

Cartersville, GA

#71 Feb 3, 2013
My God wrote:
I notice these people who hate public schools have had all their darling precious children in them.
Pissed. Take your brats out of the county schools since you can do better for them. Also, please, it's over, STFU about it. Your husband, if you still have one, has my sympathy for having to listen to your whiney azz every day. You probably whine and bitch during sex, too.
Please.. STFU
Wow, you are sweet....if I send my children to the local public schools, maybe I'll be rewarded with children who are just as nice as you are.

On second thought, I think I'll keep paying extra to make sure they don't turn out like that.
mrsgsp

Atlanta, GA

#72 Feb 3, 2013
Brewsternews wrote:
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Did you tell them that are receiving a tuition free education thanks to the most widespread socialized program in the country? Which, by the way, is controlled by the Red State of Georgia and even Redder County of Bartow? I wonder if you would prefer schools that are segregated, not necessarily by race but by people whom you consider to be just like you and hold your same religious beliefs, economic level, etc.
I do not. I put my kids in public school so they can be in a diversity filled group. I'm not sure if you are aware of how much money us parents spend at our schools through donations and fundraisers alone. We provide copy paper as the schools can't afford books, therefore we pay for their reading, math, and science materials. We also furnish every classroom with the supplies needed throughout the school year. With the p.t.o. and fund raising last year, we have raised money for the new roof the gym badly is in need of. My point is we pay for our children's education and even pick up the tab when other parents can't. That does not mean that I nor anyone else has the right to tell a parent on what they can and can't do with their children as long as they are not abusing or neglecting them.
Brewsternews

Cartersville, GA

#73 Feb 3, 2013
I commend you for your support of public education and the foresight to expose your children to diversity. I am aware that parents spend money on classroom supplies as they have been doing this from the beginning of public education. But anyone believes that turning students into products manufactured and improved by free market completion is living in a a fantasy land. The very children who most benefit from PUblic Education (impoverished, abused, neglected, disabled ) will be the ones cut off as substandard raw materials by those profitable institutions. Until we can legislate who can and cannot reproduce you and I are going to need public schools.
Fantasyland

Cartersville, GA

#74 Feb 3, 2013
Brewsternews wrote:
I commend you for your support of public education and the foresight to expose your children to diversity. I am aware that parents spend money on classroom supplies as they have been doing this from the beginning of public education. But anyone believes that turning students into products manufactured and improved by free market completion is living in a a fantasy land. The very children who most benefit from PUblic Education (impoverished, abused, neglected, disabled ) will be the ones cut off as substandard raw materials by those profitable institutions. Until we can legislate who can and cannot reproduce you and I are going to need public schools.
The ones living in a fantasyland are the ones who think our local public schools are doing a great job preparing kids to succeed in life. Even the top school in the county is the top of a school system that ranks somewhere around 90 out of 180 school systems in a state that ranks around 48th in the nation. You do the math...

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#75 Feb 3, 2013
Brewsternews wrote:
I commend you for your support of public education and the foresight to expose your children to diversity. I am aware that parents spend money on classroom supplies as they have been doing this from the beginning of public education. But anyone believes that turning students into products manufactured and improved by free market completion is living in a a fantasy land. The very children who most benefit from PUblic Education (impoverished, abused, neglected, disabled ) will be the ones cut off as substandard raw materials by those profitable institutions. Until we can legislate who can and cannot reproduce you and I are going to need public schools.
Except that the more bureaucracy grows in the public school systems, the less money gets to the classroom where it is most needed. Have the tax money follow the child - instead of the child following the tax money and the child being forced to go to their local school - whether it be sub par or not. Let the money be available for public or private, secular or religious and make the schools compete for those students and their tax money. Competition works and it will take power away from the unions as the schools will no longer tolerate inadequate teachers because the parents will just take their child (and their child's tax allotment) to another school.
Brewsternews

Cartersville, GA

#76 Feb 3, 2013
Fantasyland wrote:
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The ones living in a fantasyland are the ones who think our local public schools are doing a great job preparing kids to succeed in life. Even the top school in the county is the top of a school system that ranks somewhere around 90 out of 180 school systems in a state that ranks around 48th in the nation. You do the math...
And we spend less on education in the south than the rest of the country.
mrsgsp

Atlanta, GA

#77 Feb 3, 2013
I don't think schools should have to compete for a child to get a good education. Some schools may not be as educated as others, does that mean the children in the lower ranking school should be given a lesser opportunity to become someone? No! However, if the educators cannot improve their scores then someone who is capable needs to step in. I don't think schools, people, or any groups should be given a free pass while others have to work hard to achieve the same goals. That shows either A: money can buy you opportunity, causing selfishness and entitlement or B: the underachievers who do not have a problem being at the bottom of the barrel with their hand reached out waiting for someone to save them. The problem with alot of these schools are really the parents. They don't enforce homework, expectations and accountability. They feel that their child is entitled to the same 1st place ribbon that the child who studied their butts off got. If parents got involved in the child's school, hobbies, community with the intention of guiding them and supporting them by letting them fall and helping them back up, hugging them and pushing them to try again, then the child will hold themselves to higher standards and will not easily quit. Just my opinion.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#78 Feb 3, 2013
Brewsternews wrote:
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And we spend less on education in the south than the rest of the country.
That actually is incorrect, 21 states spend between $8,000-$10,000 per student, every state in the south is in that category with the exception of Louisiana which actually spends more. And amount of money spent is no indicator of the success of the schools. The District of Columbia spends $25,000 per child and has some of the worst results in the country. The national graduation rate is 74%, DC's is 60%. The DC Opportunity Scholarship Program initiated under George W Bush has been a huge success, those students who received vouchers to go to the school of their choice have a graduation rate of 91% and most of these students are black children in single parent (mom) homes. This is the same program Obama tried to end, but Republicans were able to force him to extend it during one of the budget fights. Vouchers work.
mrsgsp

Atlanta, GA

#79 Feb 3, 2013
Brewsternews wrote:
I commend you for your support of public education and the foresight to expose your children to diversity. I am aware that parents spend money on classroom supplies as they have been doing this from the beginning of public education. But anyone believes that turning students into products manufactured and improved by free market completion is living in a a fantasy land. The very children who most benefit from PUblic Education (impoverished, abused, neglected, disabled ) will be the ones cut off as substandard raw materials by those profitable institutions. Until we can legislate who can and cannot reproduce you and I are going to need public schools.
I believe we all should have the same opportunities, leading the individual to make the choice in what they do with that chance. If the ones who did not try to succeed then they shouldn't be given a free pass because they were a number in the group. Dreams and goals are never achieved by doing nothing.
Will

Cartersville, GA

#80 Feb 3, 2013
County Resident wrote:
I can see the headlines now... Bartow County School System sued because child died from tornado flipping car over. Surviving parent blames school, says "They should have stopped us from leaving the safe building."
That is the reasoning behind this decision. Though a parent has the right to collect their children, when they are under duress I would imagine they loose that right for the protection of the child. The child is safer in the school than in their parrents house or car. In addition I would assume that the school was unaware that the warning was over or was awaiting instructions from the county. In any event I would not risk the saftey of the office staff so that an idiot could in danger her child. What you didn't want die alone so you went to pick up your kids? Idiot.

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