Love it or leave it

Havertown, PA

#4321 Aug 31, 2014
You people are morons
We are involved in ukraine because we started it
This whole mess is the us governments fault we funded the coup and recognized them same
reason china is buzzing our planes and ships in the china sea , we have our nose in everything
just saying

Monroeville, PA

#4322 Aug 31, 2014
I'd love it if YOU would leave it, putz!
Obamacare

Philadelphia, PA

#4323 Sep 1, 2014
Lol
None

Pittsburgh, PA

#4324 Sep 1, 2014
None of the bums, no one does what's right for US Citizens.
Teddy R

West Mifflin, PA

#4325 Sep 1, 2014
A chicken in every pot and a fist in everyone's ass.
Yeah Baby!

The Amerikan way!
RICHARD NIXON

West Mifflin, PA

#4326 Sep 1, 2014
VOTE TOM WOLF HE'S 25 POINTS AHEAD OF ONE TERM TOM CORBETT VOTE FOR AWINNER VOTE TOM WOLF !!!
just saying

Monroeville, PA

#4327 Sep 1, 2014
The poor b*stard will still probably have a Republican legislature... vote for him, but pity him, too!
Mr Johnson

West Mifflin, PA

#4328 Sep 1, 2014
just saying wrote:
The poor b*stard will still probably have a Republican legislature... vote for him, but pity him, too!
yeah but he can veto a lot of things and over ride others
Obamas Common Core

Plymouth, PA

#4329 Sep 2, 2014
Public disapproves of Obama’s education agenda, polls find
August 21, 2014

It was bad enough when the Obama administration quietly snuck Common Core into our states with little or no legislative or public debate.

A quiet approval from state boards of education, with little press coverage or public awareness, was all that was necessary to implement the new national math and English standards.

Now, a few years down the road, we’ll see if the president and his education advisors have the nerve to completely ignore public opinion on the matter.

The newly released PDK-Gallup poll, which most experts agree is an accurate measure of public opinion on education issues, shows that only 40 percent of the general public (and only 38 percent of public school parents) support Common Core academic standards, according to the Washington Post.

And only 15 percent of respondents said they believe the federal government should determine what students learn in school, a clear rebuke of Common Core. Nearly 60 percent said curriculum decisions should be made by local school boards.

http://eagnews.org/public-disapproves-of-obam...
Confused

Shippensburg, PA

#4330 Sep 2, 2014
Obamas Common Core wrote:
Public disapproves of Obama’s education agenda, polls find
August 21, 2014
It was bad enough when the Obama administration quietly snuck Common Core into our states with little or no legislative or public debate.
A quiet approval from state boards of education, with little press coverage or public awareness, was all that was necessary to implement the new national math and English standards.
Now, a few years down the road, we’ll see if the president and his education advisors have the nerve to completely ignore public opinion on the matter.
The newly released PDK-Gallup poll, which most experts agree is an accurate measure of public opinion on education issues, shows that only 40 percent of the general public (and only 38 percent of public school parents) support Common Core academic standards, according to the Washington Post.
And only 15 percent of respondents said they believe the federal government should determine what students learn in school, a clear rebuke of Common Core. Nearly 60 percent said curriculum decisions should be made by local school boards.
http://eagnews.org/public-disapproves-of-obam...
Of course Obama had nothing to do with it....

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an educational initiative in the United States that details what K-12 students should know in English language arts and mathematics at the end of each grade. The initiative is sponsored by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers and seeks to establish consistent educational standards across the states as well as ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter credit-bearing courses at two- or four-year college programs or to enter the workforce.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Core_Stat...
Obamas CommonCoreCare

Wilkes Barre, PA

#4331 Sep 2, 2014
Confused wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course Obama had nothing to do with it....
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an educational initiative in the United States that details what K-12 students should know in English language arts and mathematics at the end of each grade. The initiative is sponsored by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers and seeks to establish consistent educational standards across the states as well as ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter credit-bearing courses at two- or four-year college programs or to enter the workforce.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Core_Stat...
Sen. Mike Lee:‘Common Core standards will be the ObamaCare of education’
September 2, 2014

U.S. Sen. Mike Lee and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal have a message for Big Government: stop meddling in local education decisions.

“As a U.S. Senator, I’ve seen the federal government make a mess of everything it touches,” Lee, a Republican from Utah, wrote in a recent email sent to supporters through the free market group FreedomWorks.

“And if they’re allowed to stay, Common Core standards will be the ObamaCare of education,” Lee wrote, according to Newsmax.“Common Core is the DC takeover of our school system. It will dumb down standards and cheapen the education our children receive.”

Newsmax reports Lee’s comments come just days after Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a lawsuit last week alleging the Obama administration “is using grant money and regulations to manipulate states into adopting the federal education standards.”

Obama, through his Race to the Top education initiative, convinced most states to adopt Common Core standards as a means of competing for billions in additional federal grant funding for education, though very few states actually received the funds.

http://eagnews.org/sen-mike-lee-common-core-s...
PA Voter

Bensalem, PA

#4332 Sep 2, 2014
Vote Rep this year
Tom Ridge

West Mifflin, PA

#4333 Sep 2, 2014
Yeah vote Rep, as a matter of a fact vote a few times Corbett will need the votes
HAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Pa Voter

Langhorne, PA

#4334 Sep 2, 2014
Tom Ridge wrote:
Yeah vote Rep, as a matter of a fact vote a few times Corbett will need the votes
HAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Lol

Since: Jun 08

Not Waynesboro or Hagerstown

#4335 Sep 3, 2014
Pa Voter wrote:
<quoted text>
Lol
Might as well, take a page out of the ACORN handbook.
Tom Korbutt

Philadelphia, PA

#4336 Sep 3, 2014
Pa Voter wrote:
<quoted text>
Lol
Vote for me
Bob Kasey

West Mifflin, PA

#4337 Sep 3, 2014
Vote Tom Wolfe he will reduce gasoline down to 21 cents a gallon !
BOTE WOLF
YEAH BABY !

Since: Jun 08

Not Waynesboro or Hagerstown

#4338 Sep 3, 2014
Bob Kasey wrote:
Vote Tom Wolfe he will reduce gasoline down to 21 cents a gallon !
BOTE WOLF
YEAH BABY !
Wait....what?

Isn't wolfe a democrat?

They don't know how to spell reduce.

They never met a tax they didn't love.
Tom C

West Mifflin, PA

#4339 Sep 3, 2014
New RMU poll shows deeper hole for Corbett !!!!!!!!!!

Read the shocking story here:

http://earlyreturns.post-gazette.com/home/ear...
Feds in the Classroom

Wilkes Barre, PA

#4340 Sep 3, 2014
Common Core Teaches Kids New Way To Add 9 + 6 That Takes 54 Seconds
09/03/20
...
Fourth-grade teacher Eileen Klag Ryan then demonstrates the Common Core way to add 9 + 6.

This Common Core method takes nearly a minute.

“Our young learners might not be altogether comfortable thinking about what 9 + 6 is,” Ryan relates.“They are quite comfortable thinking about their friend, 10.” The novel addition method emphasizes 10 for younger students “as we’re working in ‘Base 10 System.’”

“So if we can partner 9 to a number and anchor 10, we can help our students see what 9 + 6 is.”

At no point does Ryan explain how this impressively complex method of adding 9 + 6 will lead students to any understanding of “why” 9 + 6 is 15.

“We’re going to decompose our 6,” the teacher continues, drawing two small diagonal lines under the 6, then adding a number 1 and a number 5.

“We know 6 is made up of parts,” she instructs.“One of its parts is a 1 and the other part is a 5.”

Then, things get super-complex.

“We’re now going to anchor our 9 to a 1, allowing our students to anchor to that 10&#8243; Ryan says, while drawing a big, oblong circle around the 9 and the 1.”

“Now our students are seeing that we have 10 + 5,” she declares confidently. She stutters a bit and adds,“Having, uh, now more comfort seeing that 10 + 5 is 15. That’s much more comfortable than looking at 9 + 6.”
...
Common Core, a scheme to homogenize various K-12 standards around the country, has faced a growing wave of opposition since 45 states and the District of Columbia began implementing it last year.

Opposition has brought together conservatives who are opposed to centralized, one-size-fits-all public education and leftists who deplore ever-more standardized testing.

Perhaps the best example of Common Core’s sharp focus on “why” in math came last summer when The Daily Caller exposed a video showing a curriculum coordinator in suburban Chicago perkily explaining that Common Core allows students to be totally right if they say 3 x 4 = 11 as long as they spout something about the necessarily faulty reasoning they used to get to that wrong answer.

http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/03/common-core...

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