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Worth Repeating

Cincinnati, OH

#26209 Aug 1, 2013
-this post is copied from several pages ago on this blog -

OGT lack of worthwhile standards and again nobody stands up and gives any answers for any of this, just give me more money or your kids will suffer.
Ask the high school staff if any of this is true or not. I looked up the same stuff Just Watching did.

Still waiting for your clarification on your post.

If you can find the question I will try and come up with the answer.

Or you could explain to all of us why you are not defining the classification of "Proficient" on the OGT.

A helpful tutelage from the Ohio Department of Education on the scales for the results on the Math test

Limited.........0-12 points..........0-25% correct on the test
Basic..........12.5-17.5 points.......26%-36% correct on the test
PROFICIENT...18-27 points..........37.5%-56% correct on the test
Accelerated...27.5-34 points..........57%-71% correct on the test
Advanced......34.5-48 points..........72%-100% correct on the test

This is not a difficult test, take it for yourself, it is on the ODE website.

http://www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages ...

Then wonder why after two years of preparation in our "college prep" high school, nearly 40% of the children taking this test score 75% or less, and still have not mastered basic math covering what should have been learned in grades 1-9. They even let a child use a calculator and provide a cheat sheet with all the necessary formulas required to answer the questions on the test.

Seriously, who wishes to defend labeling a student who has mastered less than 56% of the math material as "PROFICIENT"?

Only our high school administration team would sit in front of the cameras and present to the community 97.4% of our students taking the OGT were "PROFICIENT" and above. And then proceed to bask in the clapping and cheering from the union and the union supporters with a straight face.
No More Malone

Cincinnati, OH

#26211 Aug 1, 2013
All About Money wrote:
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Education in Springboro Schools is all about money and power and who gets to control both. A school house divided cannot provide wholeness for our children's future.
We have a power struggle going on between our children first board members and Malone's union first members; The decisions made during these employment contract negotiations will support our financial victory for our children's first budget; or reverse our school district's money to the control of Malone's "business as usual" forced unionism/indoctrination for
our children's classroom education.
No More Malone Re-Instatement of Status Quo in November!

Malone/Stuckey/Babb is bad for our children's 21st century education.

Malone/Stuckey/Babb have no NEW ideas!

Malone/Stuckey/Babb have only ONE old, outdated, collective idea of NEW TAXES for NEW Money for that tired old false indoctrination
of that old outdated false religion of Unionism.
All About Money

Cincinnati, OH

#26212 Aug 1, 2013
Just Watching wrote:
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2000 plus children in this district are already not getting the education the taxpayers are funding.
This is not a new occurrence, but one that has been ongoing for a number of years.
Where has the union been on this issue?
It is as if the union does not care.
Springboro Education Association has proven to Springboro families that they care about NOTHING except Priority of Mr. Malone taking over the "board" and re-instating the "emphasis" on the value of the educator of unionism.
Mr. Malone continues to be insanely popular with the school community of SEA members and activists, because the SEA could manipulate this has been a high school principal into pushing the high school program of studies to the financial benefit of the union teachers to earn more money, rather than the educational benefit of the student. This plan of Mr. Malone's to "emphasis" the value of the union teacher in every classroom placed priority on increasing the courses that the teacher could get paid for; rather than increasing the education of the student that the taxpayer had already paid for.
Often these extra-curricular courses were not really required for college application, but the taxpayers' money was spent on these courses -- this really is just exploiting the students and wasting the taxpayers money just for more money for the union teachers.
Mr. Malone's ego is too inflated by the flattery of the SEA members/union activists to present himself as a candidate for Board of Education. At the sound of applause, applause, in the board room, that "old dog" would roll over for a pat on the head, and give away our children's future, because that's the only "trick" Mr. Malone has ever learned from the Maney Acts
"obedience" school. Of what value would Mr. Malone's lack of leadership skills be to our schools and community?
Ballot

Englewood, OH

#26213 Aug 1, 2013
Malone/Stuckey/Anderson.

Yes, that's right.

Talk about "insanely popular"!

Wow.

Kohls is done for.
RIGANO where are you

Cleveland, OH

#26214 Aug 1, 2013
imposter wrote:
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This is funny, but I wonder what the penalty is for impersonating an elected official. I think she should call the prosecutor and see. Did you know the persecutor can get the IP addresses and identify these posters? Give it a week. Maybe an apology will do the trick. Fess up or get in big trouble.
I think it would be great to see all the IP addresses. This would force each and everyone of us to be held publicly responsible for our posts. I wonder how many current BOE members are posting too? Hhhmmmm. Bring on the prosecutor and the affidavits! Please!
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

Newington, CT

#26215 Aug 2, 2013
Leon Harrison attends the Church of Scientology.
Doug Wiedeman

Cleveland, OH

#26216 Aug 2, 2013
RIGANO where are you wrote:
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I think it would be great to see all the IP addresses. This would force each and everyone of us to be held publicly responsible for our posts. I wonder how many current BOE members are posting too? Hhhmmmm. Bring on the prosecutor and the affidavits! Please!
If anyone has any questions about where I stand I will most happily inform them.

Yes indeed, bring on the prosecutors and the affidavits.
poundsand

Dayton, OH

#26217 Aug 2, 2013
RIGANO where are you wrote:
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I think it would be great to see all the IP addresses. This would force each and everyone of us to be held publicly responsible for our posts. I wonder how many current BOE members are posting too? Hhhmmmm. Bring on the prosecutor and the affidavits! Please!
why don't you start by registering with your real name?
tit for tat

Cleveland, OH

#26218 Aug 2, 2013
RIGANO where are you wrote:
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I think it would be great to see all the IP addresses. This would force each and everyone of us to be held publicly responsible for our posts. I wonder how many current BOE members are posting too? Hhhmmmm. Bring on the prosecutor and the affidavits! Please!
Why not? After all, isn't Boro all about transparency? I'll bet that in the 5+ years this thread has existed, comments ranging from constructive to destructive have been posted anonymously by present as well as former administrators, staff and teachers.
Brain Drain Alert

Cincinnati, OH

#26219 Aug 2, 2013
Ballot wrote:
Malone/Stuckey/Anderson.
Yes, that's right.
Talk about "insanely popular"!
Wow.
Kohls is done for.
Who else but Malone would have such narrow tunnel vision as to target Kohls as the ONLY Springboro parent who support our children first? Guess Malone hasn't looked "forward" to his time in the "interrogation" seat as he re-instates himself as chief school bully officer in the board room! Wow! can't wait to remind Malone that "demonizing and discrediting and distorting the agenda of elected officials is "insanely popular" with taxpayers -- and we have been trained, since Janaury 2010 on how to destroy the character of board members, by "worst of the class" of non-professional in the SEA.
Enough is Enough

Greenville, OH

#26220 Aug 2, 2013
Springboro teacher wrote:
"Springboro Schools likes to make it sound like teachers are martyrs, "Doing it all for the children", but let's not forget that teaching in a school system like Springboro is a cushy assignment."
I have taught in 4 other school districts...this by FAR is the hardest job I have ever had. Parents are always on your case, demanding almost as much daily individual attention as their child gets. Administrators are always looking over your shoulder, demanding student data and wanting you to prove how your weekly lessons plans touch on each benchmark standard, how student pre-test and post-test data looks for each learning unit. I am at school sometimes for 10 to 12 hours daily just to get my work done. I am insulted you would think my life is cushy and that the excellent rating is bogus. How often does your boss and do your clients/customers hover over you for quality control...I doubt it is daily like for teachers.
This is excellent news! Finally, I hear that teachers are being held accountable - just like in the private sector. Me-oh-my! Say it isn't so...

"How often does your boss and do your clients/customers hover over you for quality control...I doubt it is daily like for teachers." This is hysterical! No doubt you have no idea what the private sector is really like...

Since: Jul 13

Location hidden

#26221 Aug 2, 2013
RIGANO where are you wrote:
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I think it would be great to see all the IP addresses. This would force each and everyone of us to be held publicly responsible for our posts. I wonder how many current BOE members are posting too? Hhhmmmm. Bring on the prosecutor and the affidavits! Please!
The problem with that, for the most part, it will stifle debate. One person here (Doug Weideman) has the nads to publish his name. Looks what it got him...crackpots publishing his address and plane registrations. That's irresponsible....that's what he is up against in this so called upper class community of educated parents. I wonder how his kids are treated by some of the vindictive parents in this community? Some of them are downright embarrassing.
reality check

Cleveland, OH

#26222 Aug 2, 2013
Lerxst- wrote:
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The problem with that, for the most part, it will stifle debate. One person here (Doug Weideman) has the nads to publish his name. Looks what it got him...crackpots publishing his address and plane registrations. That's irresponsible....that's what he is up against in this so called upper class community of educated parents. I wonder how his kids are treated by some of the vindictive parents in this community? Some of them are downright embarrassing.
This thread needs to remain anonymous because the Springboro board room literally reeks of union bias week after week. A realistic threat of some means of future retaliation awaits families of district parents who dare to come to a board meeting to speak out against agendas held high by SEA supporters.
RIGANO where are you

Cleveland, OH

#26223 Aug 2, 2013
poundsand wrote:
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why don't you start by registering with your real name?
And then you will do the same? Lol.
lol in boro

Cincinnati, OH

#26224 Aug 2, 2013
RIGANO where are you wrote:
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And then you will do the same? Lol.
lol...tired old status quo maloneybaloney of targeting the individual, to discredit, distract and attack! how silly!
No Doubt

Englewood, OH

#26225 Aug 2, 2013
Doug Wiedeman wrote:
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If anyone has any questions about where I stand I will most happily inform them.
Yes indeed, bring on the prosecutors and the affidavits.
No Doubt, you Doug are the most experienced person in the forum when it comes to dealing with the prosecutor...

http://statecasefiles.justia.com/documents/oh...

Why be such a hypocrite, Doug??
Not A Chance

Cincinnati, OH

#26227 Aug 2, 2013
same as the old boss wrote:
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Yes! We will be BROKE from repeat levys being shoved down our throats due to uncontrolled spending practices of tax-and-spend liberal slacker administrators!!
Does this sound familiar? If you've been here for a while, it should! Because, ladies and gentlemen, Springboro School District is headed backward by the speed of light to re-kindle the infamous DR. DAVID BAKER era !!
....Not In My Community!

Stop Whining. We are not victims of the false gods of unionism unless we choose to bow down and worship the SEA! Stand strong on strong principles of leadership; don't fall for weak-minded principals!
RIGANO where are you

Cleveland, OH

#26228 Aug 2, 2013
Not A Chance wrote:
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....Not In My Community!
Stop Whining. We are not victims of the false gods of unionism unless we choose to bow down and worship the SEA! Stand strong on strong principles of leadership; don't fall for weak-minded principals!
Or those bankrupt...morally and financially. Let's not forget.
Did You Know

Englewood, OH

#26229 Aug 2, 2013
Did you know? Board of Education president Kelly Kohls is not only irresponsible with our money, she is irresponsible with her own as well...leading to foreclosure and lawsuits against her and her husband.

Read it for yourself!

http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/loca...

http://www.co.warren.oh.us/clerkofcourt/searc...
Search for Case Number 10CV78382

Now she is parading around on the tea party circuit talking to everyone that will listen about all the success of the "our agenda first" board. Leave our children in the dust, demean our teachers and principals to the point they flock in record numbers. Then, push all things controversial like anti-labor rhetoric and introducing guns to our children's classrooms.

It's incredible that someone who cannot even manage their own personal affairs is allowed to thrust her political agenda upon our community. This community is a great place to live, and people like Kelly Kohls as well as her sidekicks Jim Rigano and David Petroni are trying to destroy it. Who could be surprised though, since their aim is merely political and their children don't even attend our district?!

Further, now that her children are grown and out of the district, she wants to divert more of the limited funds available to local public school districts. Instead, they would be given as "vouchers" to families that would like to use our tax dollars to send their kids to private, usually religious, schools of their choosing. Guess who runs these schools? Yes indeed...the regulars from the Tea Party gang including Kohls herself! Ethical? I sure don't think so...

And when this happens, what is to become of our children who attend the public school? Their teachers will all be gone because other districts pay a fair wage while our board cuts them left and right. The principals will all retire when they reach that point because they don't "fit" with the school board's lunatic fringe.

The news sites are just full of her absurdity:

http://www.wdtn.com/dpp/news/local/warren/con...

Join me in sending Kelly a clear message that her baggage and financial burden is not welcome in our community - SAY NO TO KOHLS IN NOVEMBER! Vote for a candidate that you feel will restore balance and decency to our board of education.

SAY NO TO AGENDA FIRST KOHLS!!
Boro Alumni

Tipp City, OH

#26230 Aug 3, 2013
Vipers and Hypocrites wrote:
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lol...what hypocrites are those SURE parents who stand up in public meeting pretending to protect our kids from being "exposed" to the indecency of a symbolic flag (swirled around by another Springboro Parent trying to get his 5 minutes of shock and awe fame in front of the TV cameras); BUT this same parent isn't offended at all by our students being forced to read the "indecency of Howard Zinn." even more, lol and omg....
this SURE parent who pulled in one of the board members to join her in "shaming and blaming" another Springboro parent, who wasn't even present at the meeting, was the same SURE parent who was told by the board president that she would have to CEASE her military mom potty mouth language in front of our children and the TV cameras, or else our board meetings would be thrown off the air! lol... what hypocrites for SURE! Where's the Responsible Education in that united effort to embarrass and make a laughing stock of the indoctrinated influence of the non-professional educators of the Springboro Education Association.
“We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.”
&#8213; Howard Zinn

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