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There are 45 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jun 7, 2012, titled Problems with Dog Poo Persist at One Charlottesville School - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

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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Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#21 Jun 8, 2012
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
<quoted text>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.
Wow, talk about treating dandruff with decapitation!

R.I.P.: Daniel Pearl
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Jun 8, 2012
Oh, and P.S. Professor:
A competent teacher might have imparted to you that it is "defecation" and "embarrassment."

Why don't we just outlaw dog-walking on school property?

R.I.P.: Wally Bruner

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#23 Jun 8, 2012
Liberalace wrote:
Oh, and P.S. Professor:
A competent teacher might have imparted to you that it is "defecation" and "embarrassment."
Why don't we just outlaw dog-walking on school property?
R.I.P.: Wally Bruner
Yeah, because those laws outlawing drugs on school property have worked so well.

And good luck finding a competent teacher in the public school system.

http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php...

“Big Government IS the problem!”

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#24 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.
You are exactly right Huck. This is not a government issue,rather a neighborhood issue. The teacher in this instance had a perfect opportunity to teach her students how to handle a neighborhood issue, but instead chose to push the problem off to the government. Shame on her.

"A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have,"
Gerald R. Ford
Gru

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Jun 8, 2012
You'd think dogs would be banned from school property anywhere -- danger of kids being bitten & unsanitary.

Didn't Ronnie say that (not Ford)?

“Big Government IS the problem!”

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#26 Jun 8, 2012
Gru wrote:
You'd think dogs would be banned from school property anywhere -- danger of kids being bitten & unsanitary.
Didn't Ronnie say that (not Ford)?
It is often attributed to Thomas Jefferson but was actually originated by Ford in an address to a joint session of Congress on August 12, 1974.

http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/gove...
Gru

Charlottesville, VA

#27 Jun 8, 2012
Oh, and wasn't this just the nicest thing to read with lunch?

“Big Government IS the problem!”

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#28 Jun 8, 2012
Gru wrote:
Oh, and wasn't this just the nicest thing to read with lunch?
Yes, but now it's back to the grind stone!
Get a life Huck

Charlottesville, VA

#29 Jun 8, 2012
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, because those laws outlawing drugs on school property have worked so well.
Yet conservative Republicans have had no problem promulgating them throughout the country...
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
<quoted text>And good luck finding a competent teacher in the public school system.
And good luck finding a rational thought in a Huckleberry post.
Thorn

Iowa City, IA

#30 Jun 8, 2012
Have all the students bring a shovel and dust pan and clean it up. Problem solved.
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#31 Jun 8, 2012
"Now an entire school year after the kids got their signs installed, the problems continued and even got worse. Some students think the sign just might be too tall."

Yes, because dog are generally shorter than humans.
(kidding)
Huh? How tall are the signs and who do they think are reading them?

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#32 Jun 8, 2012
Get a life Huck wrote:
<quoted text>
Yet conservative Republicans have had no problem promulgating them throughout the country...
<quoted text>
And good luck finding a rational thought in a Huckleberry post.
You might want to think about getting a screen name and sticking with it. Oh, I guess I've embarrassed you too many times for that to work.
Rush Maddow

Charlottesville, VA

#33 Jun 8, 2012
So there are lumps of turd lying around a school? Sounds like kids just need an adult to help them. How about instead of arguing politics you pay attention to some damn children. That's the real problem with our country these days; no one really cares about kids. You may think you do, but you're not as great as you think you are. And imagine this: for every subpar parent like yourself there are twice as many terrible ones.

So go out there and teach them to pick up turds, teach them how to be good adults, teach them that there's more to being a grown up than being a ginormous jackass.
Larry the cable guy

Richmond, VA

#34 Jun 8, 2012
It ain't about teaching the younguns to pick up turds. It's about learnin the dog owners to be good citizns.
Seeitnow

Charlottesville, VA

#35 Jun 8, 2012
This is an issue at the county's Woodbrook Elementary also. BECAUSE parents bring their dogs over to pick up the kids after school is out and the dogs just "go" on the playground and often in the parking lot. Even though it is prohibited to do so--the PARENTS let their dogs run free sometimes and that to me is dangerous and detrimental too the kids who are scared of dogs. I wonder why Woodbrook's principal has not taken action? My guess is that she does not know about the issue. The housekeeping staff really try to keep up with the challenge and they are probably not complaining to her. The principal is awesome and if she knew, she would do something about it.
gah

Charlottesville, VA

#36 Jun 8, 2012
Seeitnow wrote:
This is an issue at the county's Woodbrook Elementary also. BECAUSE parents bring their dogs over to pick up the kids after school is out and the dogs just "go" on the playground and often in the parking lot. Even though it is prohibited to do so--the PARENTS let their dogs run free sometimes and that to me is dangerous and detrimental too the kids who are scared of dogs. I wonder why Woodbrook's principal has not taken action? My guess is that she does not know about the issue. The housekeeping staff really try to keep up with the challenge and they are probably not complaining to her. The principal is awesome and if she knew, she would do something about it.
send her an email
http://schoolcenter.k12albemarle.org/educatio...
with the link to your post
http://www.topix.com/forum/source/nbc29/TV3MD...
Nutritional Program

Charlottesville, VA

#37 Jun 8, 2012
Actually, the solution to this solves several problems:

1. Have the kids clean up the poo! This will prepare them for their likely janitorial carreers.

2. Take the poo to the school cafeteria where it can be used as an ingredient in the free school lunch program! Not only will this keep the libs in check that are obsessed with knowing where food comes from, but it will also cut costs for feeding the freeloading kids. As a bonus, as word spreads what is in the free lunch, I suspect the number of freeloading kids demanding free lunch will drop significantly!

School cleaned up, kids getting vocational training, school lunch costs cut! Win! Win! Win!
Adam

Charlottesville, VA

#38 Jun 8, 2012
Gru wrote:
Oh, and wasn't this just the nicest thing to read with lunch?
If you like this, visit the mall for the real thing.
WOW

Blacksburg, VA

#39 Jun 8, 2012
Nutritional Program wrote:
Actually, the solution to this solves several problems:
1. Have the kids clean up the poo! This will prepare them for their likely janitorial carreers.
2. Take the poo to the school cafeteria where it can be used as an ingredient in the free school lunch program! Not only will this keep the libs in check that are obsessed with knowing where food comes from, but it will also cut costs for feeding the freeloading kids. As a bonus, as word spreads what is in the free lunch, I suspect the number of freeloading kids demanding free lunch will drop significantly!
School cleaned up, kids getting vocational training, school lunch costs cut! Win! Win! Win!
You are a very twisted and sick person, who I hope doesn't have children. How heartless could you be to post this comment? I am a single mother of 2 high school students with 4.0 and 3.9 GPA's. They received free lunch for a year while I recovered from an auto accident that made it impossible for me to work. The accident was not my fault nor my childrens, it was the drunk drivers who ran a light and hit me-totaling my car, putting me in the hospital for 4 weeks, and leaving me with bills to pay due to the fact he was not covered. OH, AND DID I MENTION...I WAS ON MY WAY HOME FROM WORKING MY SECOND JOB. HE WAS ON HIS WAY HOME FROM THE BAR.---PLEASE, THINK BEFORE YOU MAKE SUCH A STATEMENT ABOUT PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE BENEFITS LIKE THIS. SOME OF US ARE NOT TO BLAME FOR HAVING TO USE THEM.
Kelly

Charlottesville, VA

#40 Jun 9, 2012
WOW wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a very twisted and sick person, who I hope doesn't have children. How heartless could you be to post this comment? I am a single mother of 2 high school students with 4.0 and 3.9 GPA's. They received free lunch for a year while I recovered from an auto accident that made it impossible for me to work. The accident was not my fault nor my childrens, it was the drunk drivers who ran a light and hit me-totaling my car, putting me in the hospital for 4 weeks, and leaving me with bills to pay due to the fact he was not covered. OH, AND DID I MENTION...I WAS ON MY WAY HOME FROM WORKING MY SECOND JOB. HE WAS ON HIS WAY HOME FROM THE BAR.---PLEASE, THINK BEFORE YOU MAKE SUCH A STATEMENT ABOUT PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE BENEFITS LIKE THIS. SOME OF US ARE NOT TO BLAME FOR HAVING TO USE THEM.
And why shoud we have to pay benifits to people like you who are too lazy to go out and buy insurance to cover accidents like this? Liberals who try to justify their sense of entitlement while glossing over their lack of responsibility make me sick.

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