The New Millcreek School District

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The Economist

Erie, PA

#1 Jan 26, 2014
Are you tired of having more tax money thrown at the same ideas, systems and leaders? Do you support taking this time to STOP and re-analyze and evaluate where we are and where we want to be in ten years? Would you support using this opportunity of older teachers retiring to target young new teachers with tech backgrounds for our district? Would you rather invest in tech tools for our elementary, middle and high schools for their future over continuous dumping of resources into McDowell facilities to try to compete with Prep? Do you believe that as a district we must have a niche that makes people desire our district? Do you think that niche could be technical programming and training as well as resources? What kind of tech connection opportunities with Universities and Businesses ideas do you have? Do you think we are getting ahead by cutting the tech budget? Do you think having an extremely outdated "tech administrator" being paid the second highest in the district is a good investment? Do you want your children or grandchildren to graduate completely unprepared for the work world they will live in? Do you think elected officials work for us taxpayers and as such are required to be transparent and strategic planners for the best of our township?....Do you think it effects you or your property value?
The Economist

Erie, PA

#2 Jan 26, 2014
My thoughts are.....Gannon, Lecom, Millcreek Community Hospital for medical technology and communication.....Penn State Behrend's Radio Frequency Identification Lab and IT department.....Edinboro for early education technology.....A complete new plan centered around technology education at earliest levels and highest standards.....Engage children in class and invest in the tools they need to be at the forefront of our world....Application development, communication, website development, computer programming, medical technology, sensor technology, security technology.... have Millcreek School District be a tech incubator hub....Bring something to offer that we know will be a large impact over the next ten to twenty years....and institute it into or elementary schools heavily and build on that to our middle and high schools. What other tech connections/businesses in the area could we utilize? I urge you to research what other schools and districts around the world are doing with tech and tech planning. The truth is we have nothing to offer new home buyers/families....we have advertised nothing but chaos, closings and incompetence over the last year....and if we don't stop the trend and pivot to something worthwhile, the people will choose a more competitive district and vote with their feet taking tax dollars and future tax dollars with them.
Lou Aliotta

Erie, PA

#3 Jan 27, 2014
Thank you for bringing some of my ideas to the table. As time goes on I will provide more solid data for your use and I am sure I will be able to lead the district back to respectability.

God bless America

Since: Jan 14

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#4 Jan 27, 2014
The first order of business should be the elimination of the Teacher's Union. Unions are an extension of the liberal left and what better way to destroy a nation; indoctrinate the youth with left-wing pablum. Unions are the scourge of the earth.
Change

Erie, PA

#5 Jan 27, 2014
Scooter Van Nooter wrote:
The first order of business should be the elimination of the Teacher's Union. Unions are an extension of the liberal left and what better way to destroy a nation; indoctrinate the youth with left-wing pablum. Unions are the scourge of the earth.
Tell that to the children in India's sweatshops
yosemite sam

Mineral City, OH

#6 Jan 27, 2014
Change wrote:
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Tell that to the children in India's sweatshops
your comment is meaningless...you are a product of inferior and lazy union teachers. How does it feel to be stupid ?
Change

Erie, PA

#7 Jan 27, 2014
yosemite sam wrote:
<quoted text>your comment is meaningless...you are a product of inferior and lazy union teachers. How does it feel to be stupid ?
Hahaha actually I went to parochial school and graduated from PREP!! Now who's stupid?
Dow Jones

Erie, PA

#8 Jan 27, 2014
The Economist wrote:
My thoughts are.....Gannon, Lecom, Millcreek Community Hospital for medical technology and communication.....Penn State Behrend's Radio Frequency Identification Lab and IT department.....Edinboro for early education technology.....A complete new plan centered around technology education at earliest levels and highest standards.....Engage children in class and invest in the tools they need to be at the forefront of our world....Application development, communication, website development, computer programming, medical technology, sensor technology, security technology.... have Millcreek School District be a tech incubator hub....Bring something to offer that we know will be a large impact over the next ten to twenty years....and institute it into or elementary schools heavily and build on that to our middle and high schools. What other tech connections/businesses in the area could we utilize? I urge you to research what other schools and districts around the world are doing with tech and tech planning. The truth is we have nothing to offer new home buyers/families....we have advertised nothing but chaos, closings and incompetence over the last year....and if we don't stop the trend and pivot to something worthwhile, the people will choose a more competitive district and vote with their feet taking tax dollars and future tax dollars with them.
You are absolutely correct. I was looking to move into Millcreek at the time they proposed the new McDowell for * million. I said to myself "How much of that am I going to have to pay?" and that was the end of looking in Millcreek. Now you see the whole district is in disarray just like Erie. Why invest in a township whose school district is in decline and on the same path as the ESD? A place where your water is more expensive than your neighbors? You have 3 supervisors all making more than the Mayor of Erie? You have a zoning board that is allowing HANDS homes and section 8 apts to be built in residential neighborhoods where homes cost $250,000? causing homeowners to instantly lose value on their homes? Millcreek has nothing to offer, absolutely nothing. McKean and Summit are the growing areas while Millcreek is on an unstoppable decline.
Millcreek Dog

Erie, PA

#9 Jan 27, 2014
The teachers must accept consesions simple as that.
Tax Man

Erie, PA

#10 Jan 27, 2014
Millcreek Dog wrote:
The teachers must accept consesions simple as that.
I actually agree with that statement. See how much more cooperation you can get when speaking reasonably instead of like a raving lunatic?
your employer

Erie, PA

#11 Jan 27, 2014
Millcreek Dog wrote:
The teachers must accept consesions simple as that.
You first. If it's good for teachers it's good for you.
Lou Aliotta

Erie, PA

#12 Jan 27, 2014
I have some new ideas I will be sharing with all at future meetings and would hope for your support and cooperation.

God Bless America
Change

Erie, PA

#13 Jan 27, 2014
Three public schools in our area win Governor's awards of excellence today for having more than 90% of their students score proficiently on statewide testing. TWO of the three are Millcreek schools (Walnut Creek and Westlake). Good and encouraging news.
skip the pee pee

Erie, PA

#14 Jan 27, 2014
Change wrote:
Three public schools in our area win Governor's awards of excellence today for having more than 90% of their students score proficiently on statewide testing. TWO of the three are Millcreek schools (Walnut Creek and Westlake). Good and encouraging news.
It's referred to as "teaching to the test" . Collegate has been doing it for a while. Don't be too proud.
Taxpayer

Erie, PA

#15 Jan 27, 2014
skip the pee pee wrote:
<quoted text> It's referred to as "teaching to the test" . Collegate has been doing it for a while. Don't be too proud.
That's a quote that is often misused. Let me explain. When you go to take a drivers test, you study the manual of what is expected for you to learn, and what's going to be on the test, don't you? The contents of the manual are what is tested, and you apply your skills on a written test and in the driving portion. Same info. Those new drivers who learn the info, pass the test.

The bottom line is learning the key points that are identified as important. Same thing in schools. The critical knowledge is on the "test", so to speak, as of course it should be. Teachers teach it, kids learn it, and they do well on the "test". What schools typically do the best in academic sports competitions? Yep. What you assumed to be a derogatory term, isn't.
Impeach Obama

United States

#16 Jan 27, 2014
I am tired of schools indoctrinating our kids with the Liberal agenda. School is not a place for anyone's political ideas or ideology.
Change

Erie, PA

#17 Jan 27, 2014
Impeach Obama wrote:
I am tired of schools indoctrinating our kids with the Liberal agenda. School is not a place for anyone's political ideas or ideology.
....or morals, or religion, or ethics, or citizenship...right?
teachers planet wide

Pittsburgh, PA

#18 Jan 27, 2014
Impeach Obama wrote:
I am tired of schools indoctrinating our kids with the Liberal agenda. School is not a place for anyone's political ideas or ideology.
Do us all a favor and homeschool your little monster.
Zugzwang

Erie, PA

#19 Jan 27, 2014
Taxpayer wrote:
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That's a quote that is often misused. Let me explain. When you go to take a drivers test, you study the manual of what is expected for you to learn, and what's going to be on the test, don't you? The contents of the manual are what is tested, and you apply your skills on a written test and in the driving portion. Same info. Those new drivers who learn the info, pass the test.
The bottom line is learning the key points that are identified as important. Same thing in schools. The critical knowledge is on the "test", so to speak, as of course it should be. Teachers teach it, kids learn it, and they do well on the "test". What schools typically do the best in academic sports competitions? Yep. What you assumed to be a derogatory term, isn't.
It's called cheating in the real world and it is a derogatory term.
Taxpayer

Erie, PA

#20 Jan 28, 2014
Zugzwang wrote:
<quoted text> It's called cheating in the real world and it is a derogatory term.
It's not, and if you think about it you'd get it. You teach what you want kids to know. A test measures how well they know it. It's not that complicated an idea.

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