Jackson Family: 30 and Counting

Jun 7, 2010 Full story: Gloversville Leader-Herald 67

Michael and Mary Jo Jackson of Marshville Road are excited about the immediate prospects of extending their family by taking in four adopted children.

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gaga choo

Albany, NY

#1 Jun 7, 2010
maybe they should rethink this? i can see helping disabled children from other countries but why so many?And there are thousands of disables american kids who need adopting..
johnwhite

Albany, NY

#2 Jun 7, 2010
we have a nice warm feel good story and you have to douch it why. the family seems like saints to me
Grey Fox Maybe

Johnstown, NY

#3 Jun 7, 2010
Johnwhite. It is obvious you don't pay school taxs.
Fort Plainer

Albany, NY

#4 Jun 7, 2010
God bless them. All of the children seem happy and are very polite and great students too. If this is the result I hope they adopt 30 more children. Most people have a hard time handling even 1 or 2 children.
johnwhite

Albany, NY

#5 Jun 8, 2010
grey fox yes i do pay them and people who rent also pay them via thier rent if taxes go up their rent gose up. i think they are doing some thing great. for these kids. more power to them
Grey Fox Maybe

Johnstown, NY

#6 Jun 8, 2010
I pay taxs and don't have any kids in school. they pay proubly less taxs then I do, I know where they live and they send 30 kids to school. I see somthing wrong with this picture. If you don't you need to look a little harder.
johnwhite

Albany, NY

#7 Jun 8, 2010
grey fox i see a bitter person named grey fox maybe
but no i see not one thing wrong with them sending 30 kids to school over a period of years. i see people who care for the kids in their charge.
so grey please give it up your looking too hard for stuff. they have meds for people like you
fps_messed up

Lowville, NY

#8 Jun 10, 2010
Its a wonderful thing that the Jacksons do for these children. The only downfall is FP Schools are loving it because of the state aid they get from it. Seems they are bringing in more and taking the money, and now they need more aides for these children. So whats that mean a teacher who has been there for years and is well respected may lose their position because an aide needs to be brought in. I have absolutely nothing against these children, but does FP school honestly care about them or is it just the money!! Something to look into.
SonOfAVet

Altmar, NY

#9 Jun 10, 2010
fps_messed up wrote:
Its a wonderful thing that the Jacksons do for these children. The only downfall is FP Schools are loving it because of the state aid they get from it. Seems they are bringing in more and taking the money, and now they need more aides for these children. So whats that mean a teacher who has been there for years and is well respected may lose their position because an aide needs to be brought in. I have absolutely nothing against these children, but does FP school honestly care about them or is it just the money!! Something to look into.
Let it go or do something about it but to post "Something to look into" your messed up. period.Obviously that teacher was not that well liked or respected.BLAHBLAHBLAH! Where are all the whiners at the meetings
kidding

Albany, NY

#10 Jun 10, 2010
fps_messed up wrote:
Its a wonderful thing that the Jacksons do for these children. The only downfall is FP Schools are loving it because of the state aid they get from it. Seems they are bringing in more and taking the money, and now they need more aides for these children. So whats that mean a teacher who has been there for years and is well respected may lose their position because an aide needs to be brought in. I have absolutely nothing against these children, but does FP school honestly care about them or is it just the money!! Something to look into.
What a STUPID post... Why would you think that the FP School would love this situation?? They just showed up here- the school didn't go looking for them... Once they were here, the school was obligated to educate them. They certainly don't MAKE MONEY by having them here... get a clue, please. Some of the expenses are REIMBURSED by state aid, though.
PBnJ

Flushing, NY

#11 Jun 17, 2010
What happened to it takes a community to raise a chid?
Concerned FPlainer

Gloversville, NY

#12 Jun 26, 2010
I just found out that the kids that they got from texas are black! Also the oldest one has outburst something that is like what Capece has! That's all we need !
zendel wexler

Albany, NY

#13 Jun 26, 2010
Enough! can you people HONESTLY believe that these children are getting the proper love and care that a caring family of say 5 get.This women is 59 ,30 children ,most I believe are from Russia,Bulgaria,etc.easy to adopt from there,they are kept in deplorable asylums,so they welcome people like the Jackson's.They are ALL special needs Childrens. I just can't see how they can do justice to these children other than a clean enviroment.They need constant attention,do they receive any benifits? Agree to Disagree,just take a step back and think about it.
johnwhite

Albany, NY

#14 Jun 26, 2010
Concerned FPlainer wrote:
I just found out that the kids that they got from texas are black! Also the oldest one has outburst something that is like what Capece has! That's all we need !
so i take you dont like blacks since you made sure to let us know! these people are doing something good please let them be and do not cause problems where they are none
smalltown

Albany, NY

#15 Jun 26, 2010
The majority of the Jackson kids participate in band, chorus,sports,etc. They also sre regulars to get awards for academic acheivment or motivation. They aren't in trouble in the community and when you interact with them they are polite- so what is the problem? Apparently something is working in that house so leave well enough alone- as for the new kids being black-who cares? They are kids in need of a home and everyone should leave them alone. Worry about some of these families in town whose kids are all over the streets.
johnwhite

Albany, NY

#16 Jun 26, 2010
smalltown wrote:
The majority of the Jackson kids participate in band, chorus,sports,etc. They also sre regulars to get awards for academic acheivment or motivation. They aren't in trouble in the community and when you interact with them they are polite- so what is the problem? Apparently something is working in that house so leave well enough alone- as for the new kids being black-who cares? They are kids in need of a home and everyone should leave them alone. Worry about some of these families in town whose kids are all over the streets.

i hear you there i would love to meet these people and shake their hand
Concerned FPlainer

Gloversville, NY

#17 Jun 27, 2010
First off I dont have any problems due to the fact that they are black. My nephews are black. My concern is that these people came to our small town and putting a burden on us thru our school. Hiring teachers just for there need and letting teachers go that were no longer needed. They bought a new bus for just them! I just feel that they(the Jacksons) are taking advantage of our system here, it is really unfair. Don't get me wrong about their kids they are polite and nice, I dont blame the kids it's not their fault, but when is there gonna be an end to it?
I completely agree with Zendel Enough is Enough
johnwhite

Albany, NY

#18 Jun 28, 2010
then why did you have to say first off on the fact. i do not see them as taking adantage of the system. i do see them as giving a loveing safe home. god bless these people
Pat

Albany, NY

#19 Jun 28, 2010
I think these people are doing the Lord's work in taking care of adopted children. If you're worried about the taxpayer's expense,the blame belongs to the Mont. Co. eligibility system. It is the most generous. Good for clients;bad for taxpayers. I don't know how to find the happy medium.
cupcake

Albany, NY

#20 Jun 29, 2010
i agree concerned ft plainer....my point excactly! im sure they r wonderful ppl. but r they doing this for themselves or the children? it is a law that u must be state certified to have a daycare,and have no more than 5 kids per adult. And one of their kids have said that they have kids around the ages of 3. If that's true, then how are they sure growing up around disabled people will not ruin a little one? Especially seeing how two parents can not tend to all the ones who are disabled, how are they going to tend to little ones that still need learning?

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