Dan

Hampton, VA

#115 May 1, 2013
Really wrote:
<quoted text> I bet you don't work 1 hour a day,Skippy knows best:). FACT
Well skippy, unlike the teachers I have a FULL time JOB!
Mr Kenny

Wallingford, CT

#117 May 2, 2013
The kids all knew I was in Hair Club and saw me cheating also.....I taught marketing but knew nothing about business!
Abe Lincoln

Brooklyn, NY

#119 May 14, 2013
We ranked number 5, as one of the worst schools in New York State just a few years ago! We were ranked worse than Brooklyn and Queens to name a couple. That speaks volumes. These teachers create monsters if you ask me. We understand poor parenting leads to troubled youth to begin with, but I suggest all teachers watch the non-fictional movie "Freedom Writers". All it takes is one teacher to believe that a child has the ability to be better than the parent that created him/her. You can be an o.k. teacher or you can be a fantastic teacher. The answer is within. Believe in your students. If you think there is a problem at home, don't look at your student as not able to be a good person. Believe in him/her and give 100% to the career that you chose. Encourage your students such as the teacher did in Freedom Writers. Be memorable and change the life of a child.
teardrop

United States

#120 May 14, 2013
Ok nice story. But lets flash back to reality for a moment if u would please. In a classroom and for a student to acheive it takes more than the teacher to work miracles. Should they wave thei magic wands or what? Maybe u should try it for 2 day and she. You need parent suport, u need adminstrative support as well snd then ur talking. Just blaming! The teacher is stupid and actually an ignorant thing to state.
Abe Lincoln

Brooklyn, NY

#122 May 15, 2013
That is reality. When you already know you have a child from an abusive family and there will be no support from home, what do you suggest? Say it is too hard without the parent's help and give up? Sounds lazy if you ask me. Like a said, make a difference. You can be o.k. or you can be memorable. For public schools, you have 20-22 kids per classroom. The children have support services for reading, math and speech. When you have a child not flourishing in a subject, that child is sent off to a special group for assistance during the teaching of the subject that he/she has difficult in. That leaves the students whom clearly understand the subject being taught. What is the excuse at that point in saying that there is no home support? Again, I think it is lazy. If you pick the profession to teach, that is what you should do, teach. You can be o.k. or you can be memorable. Believe in your students and watch Freedom Writers, testament to what the power of belief and good teaching can do for children of poverty and abusive family homelives.
Rock

Cortland, NY

#123 May 15, 2013
It's easier to blame the kid or parents than to actually do their job.
So what you are saying

Hampton, VA

#124 May 15, 2013
Mr Kenny wrote:
The kids all knew I was in Hair Club and saw me cheating also.....I taught marketing but knew nothing about business!
he was one of the worst teachers at RFA in the 70's -& 80's!he just hung around long enough to retire!
Horrible Schools

Brooklyn, NY

#126 May 15, 2013
RCSD are just horrible schools....all of them. There isn't one that is good. The district themselves keep moving children around, switching schools with grades, placing kids in dilapidated buildings and soon placing them in trailers. The board needs to be replaced as does Jeff S. If only teachers didn't receive their tenure we could get rid of many that don't deserve to be in the teaching pool. If you have kids failing in your class, get this straight you are the educator, you are the cause of the failure of your children. Parents may fail at parenting, but recognize when students fail at school, teachers receive the bulk of the failure honor as well. You should be embarrassed!
stupid

Rome, NY

#127 May 15, 2013
100 mil a year for schools . how much does that break down to per child ? would charter schools be cheaper per student? I don't know the numbers anyone know? it seems like a lot of money . the school tax is really high. we were going to build a new house here but it seems like every time I read about schools in the paper there is never enough money. our school tax now is 1700 and we live in a old house . its a ouch so we have been thinking about building on stokes hill for Boonville power . avg working people are not rich just comfortable . we do with less to make ends meet in this economy . that's what the rome school system needs to learn how to do. we could build in rome close to everything it would be nice . but what is going to happen with our tax bills over the next 10 years? stokes hill is in rome school district but the savings in power and heat pay the whole bill and no city tax.
Build elsewhere

Brooklyn, NY

#128 May 15, 2013
Don't build in Rome NY school district at all. You will regret it....unless you have grown children of course because schools would then be a moot issue for you. Before buying a home here, I was warned by many, non related parties as to how BAD the schools were here. People were actually pleading with me to consider elsewhere because of the school system. Well I never heeded all the warnings, bought here and now desperately regret my decision. Children are suffering in these schools. These schools should be ashamed! I would rather live on a street and have my child attend a school that actually cares about his well being rather than live in a home I own and have my child subjected to these horrible, horrible "educators". You have a chance....build elsewhere!
cry baby

Schenectady, NY

#129 May 15, 2013
Go live on the streets then. Thats smart. Oh sure its all the teachers fault. That makes sense. You belong on the street if you actually believe that bs. Do me a favor and go educate yourself first before you speak about teachers because if you have Never stepped foot into a classroom before to see what actually takes place you truly are an ignorant person. Look in your mirror your probably the real issue here.
Goodforyou

Rome, NY

#130 May 15, 2013
Its not the schools fault, nor the teachers. You plant corn, you get corn.

Bunch of idiots breeding in this town and then they wonder why the kids are so stupid....
Class of 81

Manchester, CT

#131 May 15, 2013
Mr Kenny was one of the worst teachers. Him and D'Antonio were too dumb to teach marketing!
stupid

Rome, NY

#132 May 15, 2013
Class of 81 wrote:
Mr Kenny was one of the worst teachers. Him and D'Antonio were too dumb to teach marketing!
I thought Kenny was a good guy and freeland
smile

Watertown, NY

#136 May 16, 2013
Taxed to death wrote:
<quoted text>He was probably one of your students. I do not know exactly what you make but it is a lot more than $45,000. The main problem is your dismal graduation rates. Always looking for more money for producing an inferior product. If the Rome school district was a private business it would be bankrupt.
If parents would more effort in to raising their kids, giving them values....maybe these kids would be eager to learn. I would not want to be a teacher. Most of the kids a nasty and disrespectful. Remember you can't make chicken salad out of chicken shit. Learning starts in the home!
Idiot research Idiom

Brooklyn, NY

#137 May 16, 2013
cry baby wrote:
Go live on the streets then. Thats smart. Oh sure its all the teachers fault. That makes sense. You belong on the street if you actually believe that bs. Do me a favor and go educate yourself first before you speak about teachers because if you have Never stepped foot into a classroom before to see what actually takes place you truly are an ignorant person. Look in your mirror your probably the real issue here.
I happen to be a teacher, but in a completely different district. Secondly, do you know what idiom means? Please research.
Think about it

Brooklyn, NY

#138 May 16, 2013
A defense lawyer is excellent at his or her profession by freeing the party for which he/she represents. Now the party could actually be a full blown criminal...let's use Casey Anthony for example. Jose' Bias was an excellent attorney in using his skills and knowing the law to free his client, whom clearly was guilty of the charges. As a teacher, you may be faced with a difficult and challenged child, but your skills and knowledge of education are reflective of how good or bad you are based on how well or poorly your child does with what you have taught. What is presented to you and what leaves you directly reflects how good you are at your profession. Know matter what type of child you have in school, you can make a difference. The parents help at home assists with the challenges the teacher faces, but the end result in that child's education is the teacher.
Gone Golfing!

New York, NY

#140 May 16, 2013
The problem in Rome is all the smart kids that graduated have left this over taxed State. So now the teachers are left will all the dumb white trash kids!
Magnet

Utica, NY

#142 Jun 9, 2013
Abe Lincoln wrote:
We ranked number 5, as one of the worst schools in New York State just a few years ago! We were ranked worse than Brooklyn and Queens to name a couple. That speaks volumes. These teachers create monsters if you ask me. We understand poor parenting leads to troubled youth to begin with, but I suggest all teachers watch the non-fictional movie "Freedom Writers". All it takes is one teacher to believe that a child has the ability to be better than the parent that created him/her. You can be an o.k. teacher or you can be a fantastic teacher. The answer is within. Believe in your students. If you think there is a problem at home, don't look at your student as not able to be a good person. Believe in him/her and give 100% to the career that you chose. Encourage your students such as the teacher did in Freedom Writers. Be memorable and change the life of a child.
True! But, did you notice what the poor woman had to do to reach that one small group of kids? She also didn't have (at that time), children of her own! She had the time to keep 2 jobs, and devote her time to her students...while allowing her marriage to fall apart! Some teachers have families. The career is demanding as it is, and education has shifted tremendously. Teachers are expected to teach to a test all year, every year! Kids are expected to take test after test, to proof nothing!(I suggest you truly research these tests) We are where we are, not because of crappy teachers or horrible parents.(Not all teachers and parents are crappy) We are where we are, because we have a faulty system. A system that values test scores and says our children are numbers on a piece of paper. This nation also educates ALL children. The gifted, the average, English language learners, students with disabilities, minorities, and all kinds of social economic statuses. Is like asking an elephant, a fish, a dog, and a monkey to climb the same tree. Get it? Other countries DO NOT! Therefore, their numbers look way better than ours! So, is it amazing teachers and parents, and/or better education systems? And if we want to compare school districts, what is different about other school districts compared Rome? Research Brooklyn! Is it some schools in Brooklyn that perform better? Is it all of Brooklyn? Here is a better example, what is so different between Rome and New Hartford? Why does New Hartford performs better? Or even compare Utica to other districts! It's the population of students and the social statuses more than anything! Did you noticed the population of students Erin (that amazing teacher from the movie) had to educate. Did you realize that it was only a small group of kids she could help and not all students she has ever taught? You cannot save everyone. You can only do the best you can! And this is what Rome teachers try to do on a daily basis. Thank you!
DFAS Worker

Tully, NY

#143 Jun 9, 2013
Bottom line.get rid of the lazy teachers!that would be most of them...

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