CHS Administrators Going to China

CHS Administrators Going to China

There are 34 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jun 18, 2010, titled CHS Administrators Going to China. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Three Charlottesville school administrators are heading to China next week. Superintendent Rosa Atkins, associate superintendent Gertrude Ivory, and Charlottesville High School Principal Thomas Taylor are taking the trip with educators from all-across America.

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George S

Waynesboro, VA

#1 Jun 18, 2010
"...to get them more globally aware..."

Horrible grammar
Crozetbob

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jun 18, 2010
China? If they want to see a culture that will be affecting ours they should head down ole Mexico way.
zZz

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jun 18, 2010
keep them over there to experience the culture...like 25 years
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Jun 18, 2010
I hope they enjoy the cuisine. Quite a number of people who go there end up with some kind of gastro intestinal problem. And they won't let you leave the country until it clears up. Gives a good meaning to the word junket.
ronnie

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Jun 19, 2010
how much are we-taxpayers- paying for this junket?and why isn't there any uproar??political correctnes??
Are You Kidding Me

United States

#6 Jun 19, 2010
Of this makes a lot of sense, cut the school budget, take needed programs away, and talk about "no money" within the school system....then send 3 people to China to learn about what? Seems like a waste of funds. There is a lot to learn here! No need to discuss budget shortfalls any longer when the school system can fund a trip like this.
lord

United States

#7 Jun 19, 2010
thinking free wrote:
I hope they enjoy the cuisine. Quite a number of people who go there end up with some kind of gastro intestinal problem. And they won't let you leave the country until it clears up. Gives a good meaning to the word junket.
I know a man who got parasites in the tear ducts of his eyes from washing his face in the tap water. These teachers may very well learn about how wonderful life is for their communist idols they admire so much.
I Left Cville Socialism

Waynesboro, VA

#8 Jun 19, 2010
How in the he11 do these farking ice holes justify this gross waste money and time?

Chinese class? LOL There is no one "Chinese". Presumably they're talking about Mandarin, since Wu, Cantonese, and Min have far fewer speakers, but are every bit as "Chinese" as Mandarin.... and then there are all those dialects! More than a dozen!

Keep going Charlottesville. This is the absolute right track for your high school graduates to work their way up to Wal-Mart middle management, and the groundwork you're doing here will allow them to order direct from the factory!
citizen

Rocky Mount, VA

#9 Jun 19, 2010
I might be able to stomach this if the three worked for the State Department! This is grotesque waste of the taxpayer dollar, but it will still cost us less than the electric and propane buses the city bought some years ago in it's haste to be "so green as to be stupid." I still remember watching the things coast backwards on Preston Avenue's hill since they couldn't negotiate the grade with even a dozen passengers.

On a more positive note, however, let's hope these three clueless globetrotters come back and help set up a Chinese language class for our beloved inner city treasures! After all, China is where the jobs are, and will be in the future.

The disadvantaged utes that tore up Fashion Square mall, not to mention the downtown mall, would no doubt do well in China as they perform on an assembly else, or else. China, unlike Charlottesville, does not believe in the concept of social rationalization or overcompensation.

Additionally, I am sure that our little inner city darlings could be assured of a drug free existence. China, unlike Charlottesville, has an effective answer to illegal drugs.
Eliza

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Jun 19, 2010
ronnie wrote:
how much are we-taxpayers- paying for this junket?and why isn't there any uproar??political correctnes??
We're not paying a penny,unless you count their salary, which you'd know if you read the entire article. The College Board is picking up most of the cost and the administrators are paying the rest of the cost out of their own pockets. That's why there isn't an uproar. I don't care what they do with their salaries. I'd also like to point out, before you ask, that none of them received raises this year either.
The Bear

Keswick, VA

#11 Jun 19, 2010
I see a new sister city clock on the horizon.

How about if they teach real, not progressive, American history to the darlings instead. Or perhaps do something about the drop out rate or the teen pregnancy rate or the functional illiteracy?
citizen

Rocky Mount, VA

#12 Jun 19, 2010
Waste is waste no matter who subsidizes it.

This reminds me of the government grant that paid about 2 million bucks for a study of the mating habits of praying mantises.

The idea of a sister city has potential however.

Perhaps an exchange program whereby our drug huffing mall rats get the opportunity to do some 16 hour shifts on a Chinese assembly line..........
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Jun 19, 2010
Oh, and one more note. If you haven't noticed, Asian countries have been sending their kids over in droves to get secondary educations. That would mean the Asians already know whats up. Knowing this I can find no valid reason for this kind of expenditure. Some may call it waste, I call it political corruption.
ronnie

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Jun 19, 2010
the College Board? and where does THAT $$$ come from?? They didn't get a raise?? neither did I!!can I have a free trip too??what exactly will they gain? will they tell their students of the monstrous civil rights violations??
citizen

Rocky Mount, VA

#15 Jun 19, 2010
I think we can save the money from this boondoggle.

Instead, let's invite Chinese students from UVA's mathematics, physics, engineering and other hard science departments to come to CHS and lecture the "utes of today" as to what it takes to become such a great student that your government will send YOU to the USA to attend college!

Chinese students dominate more than a few of the hard science departments right here at good old UVA and if anyone can educate the growing number of slugs in our local high school it is the brilliant Chinese that are here courtesy of their government.

If education is truly the goal then I think we can forego foreign travel by school administrators.

Small wonder that American students, along with American industry, are now eating Asia's dust!!!

This nation's trade deficit with China is proof of what our schools need to accomplish and that doesn't include field trips by the support staff.

I encourage CHS and Channel 29 to tour UVA and take note of the strong presence of Asian students. Note that Asian students rarely seek out the soft legal and journalism courses! As one South Korean lieutenant colonel told me many years ago "For every one hundred citizens America has more than one lawyer and South Korea has more than one engineer. The future belongs to Asia."

When was the last time that CHS administrators told the student body what the US trade deficit is with China? Surely the mountain of American greenbacks, treasury bills and government bonds that China holds over the heads of all of us is a topic of daily debate inside CHS? Oh yeah..........

Since: May 10

Virginia, USA

#17 Jun 20, 2010
I just don't believe that The College Board and the administrators are paying for 100% of it.

Someone needs to look in to this.

I don't buy it.

Look up the definition of The College Board!
edd

Rocky Mount, VA

#18 Jun 20, 2010
"horizons, cultures, other worlds" aaahhh, such airy and enlightened perspectives.

Will the threesome be inside a Chinese high school or, perhaps, touring the Great Wall and other such things that will help CHS students improve their academic performance??

All this for a follow on to a pilot language class?

Give me a break.
ronnie

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Jun 20, 2010
will they come back and report on Human Rights abuses??or extol Chinas' virtues?of which I realize there are many..but truth be told-why is the TRUTH never told :political prisoners,religious-persecutio n prisoners..
old timer

Rocky Mount, VA

#21 Jun 20, 2010
America's greatest leaders all came out of a one room schoolhouse setting where money was nonexistent.

Too think we did this without even having to send administrators, never mind teachers, to foreign lands thousands of miles away.

The answer seems to be less money spent more wisely rather than a budget that "MUST" be increased every year.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Jun 20, 2010
old timer wrote:
America's greatest leaders all came out of a one room schoolhouse setting where money was nonexistent.
Too think we did this without even having to send administrators, never mind teachers, to foreign lands thousands of miles away.
The answer seems to be less money spent more wisely rather than a budget that "MUST" be increased every year.
Lets get to the point, they do this because we let them. If the voting public stood up against these types of junkets this would not happen. We crab and moan but do little yo actually stop it. When city reps went to Italy last year we crabbed and moaned but they still went. There oughta be a law.

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