Problems with Dog Poo Persist at One Charlottesville School - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News...

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Problems with dog waste at a Charlottesville elementary school have city council taking action, and it all started with a group of first grade students raising a big stink about it.
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life lessons

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Jun 7, 2012
dealing with poo now will prepare you for all the bull**** that comes later in life
confused

Palmyra, VA

#2 Jun 8, 2012
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence........ as there are more poo piles hiding in the green grass.
buckd

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jun 8, 2012
But who's gonna clean up after city council?
Mike

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Jun 8, 2012
40 years to get something as important as the parkway done and of course it still isn't complete, decade after decade of periodic drought and still nothing but talk on that topic, and these young future Republicans expect the Democratic city council to do something about dog poo. They can't even keep dogs from milling around the downtown mall unattended.
SAMB

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Jun 8, 2012
We wonder why young people have a lack of respect. I would bet most the offenders are lazy adults.
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Jun 8, 2012
Did Ms. Cartwright's ancestors (Ben, Little Joe, Hoss) have the same problems with horse feces at their ranch?

Seriously, though, I find it juvenile that WVIR saw fit to call it "poo" in the headline. I guess "poop" is too vulgar, "feces" too technical, and "shit" is right out. Language is a funny thing, isn't it? Just drop that last "p" and we're okay to write like a little kid. I suppose the reporters also walk around the newsroom doing air quotes and saying "my bad" when they make an error.

R.I.P.: George Carlin
cville

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Jun 8, 2012
I walk around uva alot and you would not belive how many people let there dog poop and just keep walking ..clean that s*h*i*t up
Anonymous

United States

#8 Jun 8, 2012
I think it people should be charged with vandalism when they do that - it's defacing property.
Funny

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Jun 8, 2012
Why would you expect dog owners to be accountable for their dogs crap. They can't even control their barking.

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#10 Jun 8, 2012
Here's a perfect example of what's wrong with our educational system. Teachers going to the gub'mint for a solution instead of teaching children how to solve problems on their own.
ice dogg

Richmond, VA

#11 Jun 8, 2012
Hey!! Its the shovel ready jobs we have been promised!
MallWalker

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Jun 8, 2012
PoopCams !
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Jun 8, 2012
Poo enforcement is one of Bob McDonnell's reasons for filling VA's air space with drones.
One Man

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Jun 8, 2012
buckd wrote:
But who's gonna clean up after city council?
A real concern, to be sure! But the idea of City Council monitoring dog dookie sounds quite appropriate - I believe they were made for each other.
coso

Covington, VA

#15 Jun 8, 2012
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
Here's a perfect example of what's wrong with our educational system. Teachers going to the gub'mint for a solution instead of teaching children how to solve problems on their own.
And how would you suggest the kids solve this on their own? Organize a squad of 7 year olds armed with pepper spray to hide in the bushes and leap out at problem dog owners?
I applaud Ms. Cartwright and the kids at Clark for their engagement with this issue and learning about city government in an active way.

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#16 Jun 8, 2012
coso wrote:
<quoted text>
And how would you suggest the kids solve this on their own? Organize a squad of 7 year olds armed with pepper spray to hide in the bushes and leap out at problem dog owners?
I applaud Ms. Cartwright and the kids at Clark for their engagement with this issue and learning about city government in an active way.
You must be a school teacher!

There are 4 steps to problem solving:

1. UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM

* Can you state the problem in your own words?

* What are you trying to find or do?

* What are the unknowns?

* What information do you obtain from the problem?

* What information, if any, is missing or not needed?

2. DEVISING A PLAN

The following list of strategies, although not exhaustive, is very useful.

* Look for a pattern.

* Examine related problems, and determine if the same technique can be applied.

* Examine a simpler or special case of the problem to gain insight into the solution of the original problem.

* Make a table.

* Make a diagram.

* Write an equation.

* Use guess and check.

* Work backward.

* Identify a subgoal.

3. CARRYING OUT THE PLAN

* Implement the strategy or strategies in step 2, and perform any necessary actions or computations.

* Check each step of the plan as you proceed. This may be intuitive checking or a formal proof of each step.

* Keep an accurate record of your work.

4. LOOKING BACK

* Check the results in the original problem.(In some cases this will require a proof.)

* Interpret the solution in terms of the original problem. Does your answer make sense? Is it reasonable?

* Determine whether there is another method of finding the solution.

* If possible, determine other related or more general problems for which the techniques will work.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/lessonrepro/les...

Now, a competent teacher would involve the students and guide them to a resolution based on student input. A possible solution is having the children, accompanied by their parents, document the instances of doggie defacation and then post pictures of said doggie defacation throughout the neighborhood. The embarrasment of the owner seeing his and his dog's picture plastered throughout the neighborhood might convince him to change his/her ways.

There are several possible solutions to this problem that do not involve gub'ment intervention. For the teacher to decide on her/his own that it is a gub'mint problem sends the wrong message to the students. No wonder our educational system creates people who can't think for themselves.




Muffin

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Jun 8, 2012
Liberalace wrote:
Did Ms. Cartwright's ancestors (Ben, Little Joe, Hoss) have the same problems with horse feces at their ranch?
Seriously, though, I find it juvenile that WVIR saw fit to call it "poo" in the headline. I guess "poop" is too vulgar, "feces" too technical, and " **** " is right out. Language is a funny thing, isn't it? Just drop that last "p" and we're okay to write like a little kid. I suppose the reporters also walk around the newsroom doing air quotes and saying "my bad" when they make an error.
R.I.P.: George Carlin
You are sweating the small stuff here.
better places to do this

United States

#18 Jun 8, 2012
This is why I just take my dog to the downtown mall. The poo decomposes quicker when exposed to the hot brick.
hey huck

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Jun 8, 2012
would you just pick up after your dogs and quit giving the kids a hard time? we all know you are the only person who lets their dogs poop on school grounds. you are whats wrong with the 'edjumacashunal system' you drop out.

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#20 Jun 8, 2012
hey huck wrote:
would you just pick up after your dogs and quit giving the kids a hard time? we all know you are the only person who lets their dogs poop on school grounds. you are whats wrong with the 'edjumacashunal system' you drop out.
As I said in post #16,"No wonder our educational system creates people who can't think for themselves."

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