Since: Nov 10

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#41 May 2, 2013
Ironman wrote:
<quoted text>Wow! Didn't realize entry requirements have increased that much. If so, I think it's great. Hopefully, it can weed out the "bad apples." I'll have to read that article. Thanks for the info.
I think it should be higher Ironman - that is less than a "b" average. I don't know how 21 falls in the ACT - I do know that 36 is the highest, so 21 is not great.

Since: Aug 11

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#42 May 2, 2013
Ironman wrote:
<quoted text>A student can graduate high school with a diploma, ranked 1st to last in class. Then, graduate from a university that has offered college of education, with a degree, ranked 1st to last in class. Praxis test is taken to get actual teaching license; must pass with a minimum score. Then, he/she is qualified to teach...could be the one that barely met qualifications or could be the one that far exceeded the minimum requirements. I can say, however, that just because one is a brainiac doesn't mean he/she can teach.
Would you say that the problem (if you think there is one) lies in the actual qualifying tests that are given to applicants in order to meet teaching requirements. Doesn't it seem a little redundant to raise scores to qualify for taking the Praxis test, but leaving the Praxis test easy enough, so that it still does not challenge the brightest of students to pass this test.
confused

Hattiesburg, MS

#43 May 2, 2013
Please explain how they are going to fence in all the schools for protection - will there be guards, will parents have to get an ID - this is just another idea that is not practical. It will take parents hours to pick up the kids - what will they do if a child needs to be picked up during school hours? It already takes us long enough to pick up the children. I want to see a monthly expense report from each school.
Little Big Man

Lucedale, MS

#44 May 2, 2013
I do not have children in the George County School System, but we will be voting "yes" on the school bond issue. The children are the "backbone" of our nation and are worthy of having the best facilities that money can buy. Along with offering the teachers better accomadations with which to work in, but a warmer/cooler building for the children to work and study in. What is the better thing for us to do? Think of a few pennies of extra tax or the education of our youngsters?
GUY

Carriere, MS

#45 May 3, 2013
Maroon09 wrote:
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Maybe they treat students like they are 4/5 years old because that is how they act. Maybe they stress dress code because most jobs require one. Athletics brings in money. Maybe you were far behind because you did not apply yourself?
I did not apply myself because sports took up literally 8 hours of my day. Also, if most jobs require dress codes then shouldn't teachers be required to wear the uniforms also? I graudate with a 4.0 from college so don't tell me about applying myself.

Since: Apr 09

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#46 May 3, 2013
confused wrote:
Please explain how they are going to fence in all the schools for protection - will there be guards, will parents have to get an ID - this is just another idea that is not practical. It will take parents hours to pick up the kids - what will they do if a child needs to be picked up during school hours? It already takes us long enough to pick up the children. I want to see a monthly expense report from each school.
you already have to have an I.D. card just to speak to a child at a school and i beileive that if a person truley want's to do harm, a fence will not stop them. As my daughter who is in highschool asked me, Where would they put new buildings at the schools because the grounds are already full. I do understand that some of the buildings and sidewalks at existing schools wouldn't pass a real city code, It just seems to me that some schools seem to get more attention than others.

Since: Apr 09

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#47 May 3, 2013
GUY wrote:
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I did not apply myself because sports took up literally 8 hours of my day. Also, if most jobs require dress codes then shouldn't teachers be required to wear the uniforms also? I graudate with a 4.0 from college so don't tell me about applying myself.
I asked Barkley Henderson when the student uniforms were mandated about teachers having to wear them as well because his excuse for the unfiforms was a security issue and i said an adult would be more of a threat than a student, His response was that if teachers were made to wear uniforms, the school system would have to pay for them. Now, If my child doesn't wear a uniform, They can't go to school and if they miss so many days, We could go to jail. I've seen teachers that dress like they are going to a club, I hardly see the fairness in the whole deal. I won't even get started on the healthy food program they implemented just to receive a Government grant, Which by the way, State tax payers pay for.
Maroon09

Terry, MS

#48 May 3, 2013
GUY wrote:
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I did not apply myself because sports took up literally 8 hours of my day. Also, if most jobs require dress codes then shouldn't teachers be required to wear the uniforms also? I graudate with a 4.0 from college so don't tell me about applying myself.
So you decided to not apply yourself and focus on sports. That was your choice. And did you not go to class because the school day is 8 hours, so how did you do 8 hours of sports. Teachers do have dress codes just like other professionals. And that is great you had a 4.0 in college you learned to apply yourself.
Fed up

Hattiesburg, MS

#49 May 3, 2013
mentul_autocrat wrote:
<quoted text> I asked Barkley Henderson when the student uniforms were mandated about teachers having to wear them as well because his excuse for the unfiforms was a security issue and i said an adult would be more of a threat than a student, His response was that if teachers were made to wear uniforms, the school system would have to pay for them. Now, If my child doesn't wear a uniform, They can't go to school and if they miss so many days, We could go to jail. I've seen teachers that dress like they are going to a club, I hardly see the fairness in the whole deal. I won't even get started on the healthy food program they implemented just to receive a Government grant, Which by the way, State tax payers pay for.
That is ridiculous. Hospitals don't pay for nurse's uniforms. I think they should wear uniforms too.
Up to date

Hattiesburg, MS

#50 May 3, 2013
They should wear uniforms, but I doubt they make them large enough - you got some whoppers for teachers. The healthy lunch is a joke too. Seems Rocky Creek gets all the money - new fence going up there now.
Ironman

Lucedale, MS

#51 May 3, 2013
just -woderin wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you say that the problem (if you think there is one) lies in the actual qualifying tests that are given to applicants in order to meet teaching requirements. Doesn't it seem a little redundant to raise scores to qualify for taking the Praxis test, but leaving the Praxis test easy enough, so that it still does not challenge the brightest of students to pass this test.
I don't think the qualifying Praxis test is the problem (concerning getting the licence). I really think the problem (that doesn't weed out the bad teachers) is the level of difficulty in acquiring the actual teaching degree from college. But, I believe it is where it is because it matches the pay scale. If it becomes too difficult to get a teaching degree, a lot of those interested will compare that fact to the pay scale. Then, they might say, well I'll just become a doctor, lawyer, etc. and make 5 times as much since the difficulty to get the degree is comparable. There would be a teacher shortage. Everyone wants great teachers and the absolute best school for their child, yes? Well, quoting Jerry McGwire "show me the money!" But, that won't happen because tax money is used to support public schools. Will tax payers support that? Well, just read some of the comments on here! It seems that people complain about things but aren't willing to be part of the solution...yeah, we need the money, but don't get it from me.

The main problem with our schools, however, is not the teachers or the students. I believe it to be parenting and influences of society (which should mostly be controlled by good parenting). I'm reminded of the movie Idiocracy. Sometimes, I feel like that's where we're headed.

*For the record, concerning property tax increases...I would much rather support a sales tax increase so EVERYONE would be made/able to help. But, that vote has come and gone. This new vote concerns money already allocated and will be used for A- GC school district OR B- supervisors' choice. Maybe, if this bond issue doesn't pass, they'll try a slight sales increase??? If I knew for a fact that was coming, I might have a different mindset about the current bond issue.
Ironman

Lucedale, MS

#52 May 3, 2013
confused wrote:
Please explain how they are going to fence in all the schools for protection - will there be guards, will parents have to get an ID - this is just another idea that is not practical. It will take parents hours to pick up the kids - what will they do if a child needs to be picked up during school hours? It already takes us long enough to pick up the children. I want to see a monthly expense report from each school.
Fences would be built around the schools, making fewer points of entry. That would help with safety from outside intruders. And, parents already have to show picture ID to check out kids during school hours now. Dropping off and picking up after school wouldn't be affected. But, concerning time, surely nobody would gripe about having to spend an extra 10 minutes (even if that was the case) if your child is much more safe. But...
Ironman

Lucedale, MS

#53 May 3, 2013
Fed up wrote:
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That is ridiculous. Hospitals don't pay for nurse's uniforms. I think they should wear uniforms too.
Teachers do follow a dress code. And,technically, there is no uniform policy for students. They also have a dress code. They have several choices, so it's not "uni". I guess you could say they have to wear multiforms! HAHA! Smart people will get that joke! I'd bet Cipsaw gets it! And, BTW, not trying to be a wise guy, just being informative.

Since: Aug 11

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#54 May 3, 2013
I'm a little surprised that school Superintendents are locally elected popularity contests instead of looking at every corner of this United States to find the most absolute qualified. I would think resumes from all over the country should be accepted with the top 5 or 6 most qualified,(best educated with the most experience)personally interviewed, and elected by ( suggestions who would be best people to make this decision?) I started thinking about this question and could not come to an obvious decision on who would do the best job for the kids, by making this decision.
Education

Lucedale, MS

#55 May 3, 2013
just -woderin wrote:
I'm a little surprised that school Superintendents are locally elected popularity contests instead of looking at every corner of this United States to find the most absolute qualified. I would think resumes from all over the country should be accepted with the top 5 or 6 most qualified,(best educated with the most experience)personally interviewed, and elected by ( suggestions who would be best people to make this decision?) I started thinking about this question and could not come to an obvious decision on who would do the best job for the kids, by making this decision.
Love it, the common sense that is severely lacking in George County has been discovered!!!

Since: Nov 10

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#56 May 3, 2013
just -woderin wrote:
I'm a little surprised that school Superintendents are locally elected popularity contests instead of looking at every corner of this United States to find the most absolute qualified. I would think resumes from all over the country should be accepted with the top 5 or 6 most qualified,(best educated with the most experience)personally interviewed, and elected by ( suggestions who would be best people to make this decision?) I started thinking about this question and could not come to an obvious decision on who would do the best job for the kids, by making this decision.
They are hired in many states and should be every where -
GUY

Carriere, MS

#57 May 3, 2013
Maroon09 wrote:
<quoted text>
So you decided to not apply yourself and focus on sports. That was your choice. And did you not go to class because the school day is 8 hours, so how did you do 8 hours of sports. Teachers do have dress codes just like other professionals. And that is great you had a 4.0 in college you learned to apply yourself.
I played baseball which starts in 4th block. 1 o'clock and we would practice until 8 or 9 at night when hartsfield was there. so yeah thats 8 hours. Not counting tuesday night games when we would get home at 12 or 1 in the morning.

Since: Nov 10

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#58 May 3, 2013
Ironman wrote:
<quoted text>Teachers do follow a dress code. And,technically, there is no uniform policy for students. They also have a dress code. They have several choices, so it's not "uni". I guess you could say they have to wear multiforms! HAHA! Smart people will get that joke! I'd bet Cipsaw gets it! And, BTW, not trying to be a wise guy, just being informative.
You are informative - I have seen teachers in fancy flip flops and split skirts at one of the schools - that is not a pretty sight when a person is heavy in my opinion. Many of the girls wear their uniforms skin tight. Some simple rules about length of skirts and how pants are worn would be much better than making kids wear uniforms. You cannot make kids equal - some wear uniforms from Walmart others from expensive department stores. Some have 200.00 shoes and others have 10.00 shoes - we need to teach our kids to feel good from within and not have a need to wear name brand clothes. Something is wrong with parents that let their little girls leave home trying to be sexy - this starts in elementary school too.
Coach Scott

United States

#59 May 6, 2013
Them dam scools git money all ready. They need to give sum to the ball parks for the people who volintear to help all these kids ! Public scools are free if we got to pay more I won't mine in a private one then
Get a job you sloths

Lucedale, MS

#60 May 6, 2013
Coach Scott wrote:
Them dam scools git money all ready. They need to give sum to the ball parks for the people who volintear to help all these kids ! Public scools are free if we got to pay more I won't mine in a private one then
You may want to go back yourself, your grammar is atrocious.

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