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The Fiddler

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Jan 22, 2013
 
Not so fast....the rates got better so quickly probably because certain people in central office found ways to fiddle with the numbers. When the state was sniffing around the HS you cannot tell me things were IMPROVING there... And the rate has been terrible since the Cincy Mafia left. What is Middy saying the drop out rate is right now?
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Cincinnati, OH

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Jan 22, 2013
 

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newport schools are a mess since they started with uniforms
Ted Nugent for Mayor

Newport, KY

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Jan 22, 2013
 

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What does uniforms have to do with anything. I'm telling you there has to be something in the water around here that causes some people to have a stupid gene.

While it would be nice to have a great school system here in Newport it's not going to happen anytime soon. Help your kid with their work or give them extra work that you can help them with. Stop depending on the schools to educate your kids the way they should be. It's not going to happen.

Some kids are way below their grade level and being passed. This doesn't help the kids. If a teacher can't teach them then why are they there and why are they passing them on to the next grade.

My kids were above grade average when they came to Newport. After 3 years they were below where they should have been and working with the school didn't help. I pulled them out and started home schooling them. They work 4 to 5 hours a day and in less than a year they are above where they should be at for their age.

Own the thought that you should be raising your child. If the schools are not working then do something about it. Why let you kid suffer. You are the parent. DO SOMETHING. Don't let your kid grow up to be another one that Newport Schools cast aside with no hope for the education they should have.
Starsky

Independence, KY

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Jan 23, 2013
 
mess wrote:
newport schools are a mess since they started with uniforms
They spent way too much time, energy and attention on uniforms and not enough on academics. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig. They brag about ACT scores rising? Yeah - a fraction of a point and they are still way below state minimum standards. Waaaaay below.

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Fayetteville, OH

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Jan 23, 2013
 
Uniforms?
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Cincinnati, OH

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Jan 23, 2013
 

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The high school now requires UNIFORMS...what a joke.

I hope they get SUED.
HIV is cool

Newport, KY

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Jan 25, 2013
 

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Ted Nugent for Mayor wrote:
What does uniforms have to do with anything. I'm telling you there has to be something in the water around here that causes some people to have a stupid gene.
While it would be nice to have a great school system here in Newport it's not going to happen anytime soon. Help your kid with their work or give them extra work that you can help them with. Stop depending on the schools to educate your kids the way they should be. It's not going to happen.
Some kids are way below their grade level and being passed. This doesn't help the kids. If a teacher can't teach them then why are they there and why are they passing them on to the next grade.
My kids were above grade average when they came to Newport. After 3 years they were below where they should have been and working with the school didn't help. I pulled them out and started home schooling them. They work 4 to 5 hours a day and in less than a year they are above where they should be at for their age.
Own the thought that you should be raising your child. If the schools are not working then do something about it. Why let you kid suffer. You are the parent. DO SOMETHING. Don't let your kid grow up to be another one that Newport Schools cast aside with no hope for the education they should have.
This is a complete lie
Uniforms

Loveland, OH

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Jan 26, 2013
 

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Children are under enough pressure from their peer groups; namely other kids. Many are chastised for not having the name brand clothes etc.. By uniforming everyone, those that are less fortunate do not stick out and can concentrate on the matter at hand, that of getting an education and staying in school. Since the subject was drop out rates declining, I can only assume uniforming everyone has had that effect and if that is what it takes to achieve better retention rates, so be it. This bashing the administration when progress is being made; no matter how, is pointless. The point is: It's working for the better so leave it and them alone. Sometimes I wonder how people can take a positive, that of kids staying in school, and turn it into a negative just because they do not understand the means to an end.
point is

Independence, KY

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Jan 26, 2013
 
Uniforms wrote:
Children are under enough pressure from their peer groups; namely other kids. Many are chastised for not having the name brand clothes etc.. By uniforming everyone, those that are less fortunate do not stick out and can concentrate on the matter at hand, that of getting an education and staying in school. Since the subject was drop out rates declining, I can only assume uniforming everyone has had that effect and if that is what it takes to achieve better retention rates, so be it. This bashing the administration when progress is being made; no matter how, is pointless. The point is: It's working for the better so leave it and them alone. Sometimes I wonder how people can take a positive, that of kids staying in school, and turn it into a negative just because they do not understand the means to an end.
The uniforms have had mixed results. But the truth is that if as much energy went into academics as is going in to what the kids wear maybe ACT scores would actually rise and students would learn how to do math and write papers and read and know a little history. Right now none of that important stuff happens.
uniforms are a scam

Cincinnati, OH

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Jan 26, 2013
 
Uniforms are a scam
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Newport, KY

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Jan 26, 2013
 

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It does not matter if they wear uniforms or not, education should be the main focus.
Ted Nugent for Mayor

Newport, KY

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Jan 26, 2013
 
HIV is cool wrote:
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This is a complete lie
No it's not but I wouldn't expect anything other than something stupid from someone with a user name like yours. You must have been drinking that water I was talking about.
PPBurnin

Milford, OH

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Jan 26, 2013
 
Catholic School Girl Uniforms all students under 20.
They may not be smarter, but they will be hotter. And they can were them at the Brass ass and Bull where they may be employed.
Uniforms

Loveland, OH

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Jan 27, 2013
 
point is wrote:
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The uniforms have had mixed results. But the truth is that if as much energy went into academics as is going in to what the kids wear maybe ACT scores would actually rise and students would learn how to do math and write papers and read and know a little history. Right now none of that important stuff happens.
I agree that acedemics should be the foucus, but unfortunately kids have other things on their minds that distracts them from pursuing it. Whatever it takes to improve their school experience; both acedemically and socially, I am for both. Concetration should be on learning, not clothes. If you remember your high school days, many were ostrisized for nothing more than their shoes. I say lets give them every chance to become productive adults and if that means wearing a uniform, what's the big deal. Clothes are clothes and school work is school work. If one supports the other, then lets support the support. Simple!
cry me a river

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Jan 27, 2013
 

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Uniforms wrote:
<quoted text>I agree that acedemics should be the foucus, but unfortunately kids have other things on their minds that distracts them from pursuing it. Whatever it takes to improve their school experience; both acedemically and socially, I am for both. Concetration should be on learning, not clothes. If you remember your high school days, many were ostrisized for nothing more than their shoes. I say lets give them every chance to become productive adults and if that means wearing a uniform, what's the big deal. Clothes are clothes and school work is school work. If one supports the other, then lets support the support. Simple!
Boo hoo. Kids need to toughen up and stop having the world bubble wrapped.
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Loveland, OH

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Jan 28, 2013
 

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They are still our future and our problem. Either we pay some attention now or we will be paying in other ways later.[e.g., crime, hud, walfare]. Show me an over parented kid and I will show you a successful person. Conversly, you need to only look at trouble makers and behind each and every one is a parent that lacked skills to reach them. As social institutions erode, so will society. So take your pick, schools, churches, or family. Once they stop having a positive influence, officer whomever is all that is left. Just ask one. Now, would you like a tissue?
Reality Check

Covington, KY

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Jan 28, 2013
 
How about you teach them self accountability. Only in our city, can a kid have a run in, with several students, and several teachers, and it's the schools fault. All those folks making false claims on that poor kid. They ought to be ashamed. Poor lil terrorist. That school is allowing their grades to drop. I think the bottom line is, they put the work on their desk, and they fail it. You make excuses for them. Yes, you loving suckers. School told me my daughter was failing in their system, and they got a hold of me. From F's to A's was my resolve. I straightened her out real quick, and apologized to her teachers. You may excuse their ignorance, due to your false love. Real parents teach their children accountable, because they know their future boss, or judge wont show the same love. I know, it will be all about a terrible company, or justice, while the bottom line will remain. Your child is a failure.
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#18
Jan 29, 2013
 
Glad to hear your child is doing well and you took the bull by the horns. So many parents do not. My point is if nobody does what they should, we meaning our society will suffer as well as those kids that are neglected. Keep up the good work, the both of you.
The Facts

Cincinnati, OH

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Jan 29, 2013
 
I do not think the uniforms are helping the discipline situation. Even PRIVATE/PAROCHIAL schools that have uniforms have discipline issues.

When I lived in another community, my daughter went to a Catholic school that had uniforms. I was shocked at the discipline situation there. Out of control kids, children kicking over desks, mouthing off to the teacher and principal, general bad behavior.

Uniforms do nothing for orderliness. No wonder Newport is failing.
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Jan 29, 2013
 
Sorry, but I think one thing has nothing whatsoever to do with the other. Kids will be kids, no matter which school they attend. I am Catholic myself, and I can tell you from experience, we gave a lot of hell to students, teachers, and anybody else... just for the hell of it.

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