SSVC report called 'flawed'

SSVC report called 'flawed'

There are 49 comments on the Public Opinion story from Mar 24, 2009, titled SSVC report called 'flawed'. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

A spokesperson for the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs said a study on the proposed closing of Scotland School for Veterans' Children, released this week, is "flawed" and provides "questionable analysis." "It presents some questionable analysis for us," said Joan Nissley.

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Citizen

Elmer, NJ

#41 Mar 26, 2009
LiL John wrote:
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You have access to the PDE go there and it will educate you !
I don't have the time or inclination to tudor you!
I went on the website -- there is nothing there that speaks about any school that is operated by the state of Pennsylvania. That is becasue the state does do that. Face it, you can't answer the question becasue the state in not in school operating business, but you just to stubbornor stupid (or both) to admit that you are wrong. Good bye -- i don't have time for morons like you.
D R Hughes

Ephrata, PA

#42 Mar 27, 2009
Bitter people wrote:
It is a laugh that this money will be used for better god. Hah! I challenge all those in favor of closing the school to actually get to know some of the kids that go there. If there is a failure it is in that more veterans organizations from around the state have not advertised this school enough to their local communities. I hope they close Letterkenny, those lazy workers there do nothing but collect government money for things we don't need. Close down target warehouse people their make to much money supplying our country with things we don't need. Blah blah blah. Uneducated Chambersburg trash..... Those against the school should have gone there and maybe they might not be so bitter and full of anger.
It's been a problem for many years that PA veterans probaly never heard of the benefit afforded them by complete lack of "letting the public know" Back in the 50's and 60's there were between 500 and 600 students in attendance. Times change. SSVC survived the Great Depression and could survive this crisis if the leadership were available. The various Veteran's organizations do play a large roll in the support of the school. They served their country and it's not asking to much to provide this benefit to them. I guess it is easier to spend more than $20 million to lure California filmakers to PA and another $30+ million to lure residents into the gambeling trap and then provide counseling for them. Money makes the world go around, but placing the mismanagement on the shoulders of children and veterans is not the way to go.
The Public SAYS

Taylor, MI

#43 Mar 29, 2009
ONLY 24% say "keep it open".

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Since: Apr 09

Mount Sterling, KY

#44 Apr 30, 2009
Citizen wrote:
I did not vote for Governor Rendell and I do not support most of his agenda. But he got this one right so give him credit for having the courage to make the tough choice. The state is not in the business of operating schools so they need to get out and save the money.
If the school wants to remain open, they should find a way to raise enough money to keep it open as a private school. Do what all the other private schools do -- seek donations from graduates, start an endowment, have fundraising campaigns, seek grants, seek sponsors, charge tuition, etc. If those efforts show that they are going to raise enough money to keep the school open, the Rendell administration should think about keeping the school open with government money for an extra year to give those private efforts a chance to build a solid foundation. If the private efforts are incapable of raising enough money to sustain the school, then there is no market for the school and it should close. The kids will still be educated in their home districts.
Good ideas however it will take longer than a year to come up with that kind of money. have any of you ever visited the campus? Do you know that the ones in 11th grade will find it hard to get into schools in their districts. No one thinks about the kids. there clearly is a market for the school because there are so many enrolled and so many waiting. Do we really want the school to turn into a school for military training? Or what ever bright ideas they came up with. Just let the kids have their safe place to learn and grow and leave them alone..... What is Obama's home number, we need to talk.

Since: Apr 09

Mount Sterling, KY

#45 Apr 30, 2009
Really wrote:
I have to admit, at first, I was on the side of keeping it open...but honestly, the math just doesn't add up. It is not the job of the state to run a private school that frankly, doesn't have enough students to even justify it, not to mention, doesn't even service what it was supposed to do when it was created.
I am sure there is something that can be done with the property...college, private school, resort, whatever. Something can be done...so stop wasting money.
And I thought I read in the article yesterday that they used a lot of info for this "study" from one done on Letterkenny a few years ago (correct me if I am wrong) um...how do those to things even relate? Shutting down Letterkenny has a way larger effect on this area than that school. And I find it hard to believe that they contribute that much to the economy of this area. I mean really.
Just think of the tax money that goes there that can now go to our public schools where our kids are...just think of the benefits of that.
First of all we need to stop thinking of it as just a school. There are many people who work there, houseparents, teachers, maintenance staff, nurses. Many of whom are local. What is this going to do to the economy in the town of scotland and surrounding areas? People will lose thir jobs, the town will lose income that came from the parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles that visited on a regular basis, shopping in the area, eating in the area, renting rooms in the hotels in area, buying gas in the area. Just imagine what it is going to do to everyone around. This is bigger than just a school. Think bigger people. Why would you support something that is going to make people lose their jobs, the economy is bad enough. thanks bush!

Since: Apr 09

Mount Sterling, KY

#46 Apr 30, 2009
Hortense wrote:
<quoted text>Of course you believe in the Tooth Fairy.
first of all, what kind of name is Hortense.... sounds a little freaky to me. Second of all, you clearly do not know what becomes of the graduates of scotland. so do a little more research and talk to alumni before you judge. mmmm K

Since: Apr 09

Mount Sterling, KY

#47 Apr 30, 2009
My Money wrote:
<quoted text>So what's your point, you will still be making your money and the kids get to go back to Philly and get a better education. I really don't think the kids care that much, it's the whinning parents that may have to watch them for a change, and the workers that were posting on the internet while the kids were making their own posts. Those 30 plus videos did more damage than they can imagine. If you don't believe me ask the older alumni, they are the ones that could have saved this place but were discusted by what they saw.
ok first of all, I am older alumni and after I am done here I am going to make sure all of the people that I am still in contact with know about this site so they can post also. I didn't see the videos, the links that were provided were bad, however from what I have read, they were of boys fighting and hitting each other. What boy does not do that? and second of all, the videos do not compair to the good things that scotland has done for it's children, me being one of them. Just because there was one bad thing does not mean that the school is all bad. Also, one of the reasons the children were sent there is because of the bad schools and crime in Philly, so no they won't get a better education in philly. And you know what else? The kids do care, and it is not just the parents who don't want to watch their children. Let me tell you why me and my 3 brothers went there. Because our parents left us in a snow storm and our grandparents could not take care of us anymore. I don't know what would have become of me if I hadn't attended that school. Thank GOD for Scotland School for Veterans' Children!!
Philadelphia thugs

Taylor, MI

#48 May 1, 2009
Lori basham wrote:
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ok first of all, I am older alumni and after I am done here I am going to make sure all of the people that I am still in contact with know about this site so they can post also. I didn't see the videos, the links that were provided were bad,
The 30 plus video links were good. The officials at SSVC HAD THEM DISABLED because they showed what the true SSVC was or is. A haven for Philadelphia thugs!

Since: Apr 09

Mount Sterling, KY

#49 May 1, 2009
Philadelphia thugs wrote:
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The 30 plus video links were good. The officials at SSVC HAD THEM DISABLED because they showed what the true SSVC was or is. A haven for Philadelphia thugs!
Well honey, you are going to have to try a little harder to cinvince me that the school has gotten so bad that all of the children are thugs and that they just sit around beating each other up all day. I went to school with some of the people you would consider thugs, they are now doctors and state workers them selves. One, Angelo Adams was on the oprah show. how many can say that?

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