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Sussex high schools ranked average in magazine's statewide survey

There are 26 comments on the New Jersey Herald story from Sep 1, 2010, titled Sussex high schools ranked average in magazine's statewide survey. In it, New Jersey Herald reports that:

A comparison of New Jersey's 322 public high schools released by New Jersey Monthly magazine gave Sussex County's schools mostly average ratings.

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Christianson

Sparta, NJ

#23 Oct 7, 2010
getoffmylawn wrote:
<quoted text>TART ALERT!
Huh? Did you just refer to someone on this forum as a prostitute? What is wrong with you?
We The People

Sparta, NJ

#24 Oct 7, 2010
menards wrote:
I would expect you to be able to keep up. FAIL!
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There is no keeping up with you. You are quite a strange bird.

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#25 Oct 7, 2010
FAIL!
We The People wrote:
<quoted text> There is no keeping up with you. You are quite a strange bird.
JAC

Vernon, NJ

#26 Oct 7, 2010
The system is broken...for 30+ years, we've been told that we must pay teachers more, to secure better educations for our children. Obviously, while we held our end of the agreement and paid them more, they did not hold their end. Some previous post mentioned 3 main issues for why our schools are failing, and while I mostly agree, one was forgotten...due to the increase in pay, the job became more attractive to many who otherwise never would have gone into traching years ago when it paid poorly...problem is, most of the folks were not cut out to be teachers...they really just wanted the attractive pay and benefits.

Well, it's time to repeal part of our bargain...they need to be on 401k's like most jobs these days...no more public pensions...eliminate tenure all together. Then it becomes a vocation again, that will only attract those who want to be there.
Hamburg_Resd

Sparta, NJ

#27 Oct 8, 2010
JAC wrote:
The system is broken...for 30+ years, we've been told that we must pay teachers more, to secure better educations for our children. Obviously, while we held our end of the agreement and paid them more, they did not hold their end. Some previous post mentioned 3 main issues for why our schools are failing, and while I mostly agree, one was forgotten...due to the increase in pay, the job became more attractive to many who otherwise never would have gone into traching years ago when it paid poorly...problem is, most of the folks were not cut out to be teachers...they really just wanted the attractive pay and benefits.
Well, it's time to repeal part of our bargain...they need to be on 401k's like most jobs these days...no more public pensions...eliminate tenure all together. Then it becomes a vocation again, that will only attract those who want to be there.
Several of my close friends are teachers some are for and against tenure. One of the biggest compliants I continue to hear is how the teachers that have reached or about to reach tenure have no care or concern which puts more pressure on them to help raise the grade for the school come NJ ASK time. If their total performance is dragging due to the teachers that have reached tenure and are not pulling their weight the newcomers have to sufer. It is unfortuante, but the blame also falls on both administration and parenting.

I think that some parents need to stop throwing cell phones, I-Pods, gadgets and expensive cars at kids just to keep them happy and quite. It doesn't help it just sends the wrong message to kids. I have a neighbor whos kid is a hand full always getting in trouble and doesn't bother to make an effort but that's okay they just bought him a new car...what kind of message does that send to him. How he's going to graduate is beyond me. I have nothing against parents give the best to their kids because I do to and so dies everyone else, but I think that there is a fine line that can't be crossed.

Another problem that we face is also some teachers are complete jerks and morons when it comes to kids. For a while I thought my kids was being a pain with her teahcer but once I had a conference with her I realized that this teacher was way out there, her complaints against my kid came apart soon after the conference began. I confronted administration and they really coudn't do anything. Though I agree that there should be a public pension for public employees as long as they perform.. Again earned not given.. it is a very complex topic you need real teachers and you want to keep them.
insite

Gainesville, FL

#28 Oct 7, 2013
seems that menards and LOL have lost sight of the topic. you must be a product of our just average schools

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