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State of Denial

Mount Holly, NC

#41966 Aug 19, 2013
This is a fine private school in Gaston County. They also provide financial aide.

http://www.gastonday.org/welcome
Splendid Tiger

United States

#41967 Aug 19, 2013
I Hate Syracuse wrote:
<quoted text>Great find, yes NYC has some elite schools with tuition rates that exceed many colleges and universities. I am speaking of the typical and local Catholic education. These schools have rates that are well below the city system. Now, these schools do not have to contend with teachers salaries because they are being taught by Nuns.
My brother put himself through St. Johns on Long Island in the early 90s. He paid for it himself, and his tuition was $1,900 including books. We were very poor, Iand he was more motivated than poor. He ended up going to a sh!tty college, but his SAT scores were also crap. He went to Buffalo State College to be near me. I attended and played for the University at Buffalo. We open up with Ohio State this year, wish us luck.
You will need a miracle buddy.Ohio State will grind yogi up like stale Cheetos.and spit you out like a bad loogie.Buffalo.What a town, cowering in the shadow of omnipresent NYC.
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#41968 Aug 19, 2013
State of Denial wrote:
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It's called free breakfast and lunch, per the government. I don't have a problem with this at all. Times are hard and I never want to see a child hungry.
All over the local and national news there's been numerous stories about providing school supplies for underprivileged children.
Maybe there should be school supplies drives for supplies for teachers who don't have enough. JUST maybe the government doesn't have to provide children with Ipads and computers and that would be a great savings for regular classroom supplies.
Do you not think if the teacher only has $100 for classroom supplies SOMEONE in the public school system might need to look around and decide teachers need chalk and other items for the classroom. Hell, I don't have an Ipad and I can afford one. Our children have come far too dependent upon computerized methods of learning. How many kids do you think could make change at McDonalds or a grocery store if all computerized methods of math were taken away?
Kids? "What is the average age of a McDonald's employee?
Email
We employ 91,500 people of all ages, from school leaving age to people in their 80s, who tell us that working at McDonald&#146;s helps keep them young.
We&#146;re one of the UK&#146;s biggest providers of first-time jobs and 42% of our employees are under 21. The average age of an hourly-paid employee is 20." http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/ukhome/whatmakesmc... Now, 2 decades old and can not make change, we are doomed as a competing nation. Most countries in the urban areas have "street venders/markets". The people working them are forced to "think on their feet", just look at the straw market in the Bahama's. They do the percentage's in their head and quickly I might add, or they lose the sale.
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#41969 Aug 19, 2013
"Speaking of food, a sample budget put together by Visa Inc. and McDonald's Corp. is rocketing around the Internet. Most of the commentary suggests that McDonald's is heartless, and gauche, to suggest how its employees might live on the embarrassingly paltry wages that they are paid.(According to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey of 2009-11, median earnings for a fast-food worker were $18,564 a year.) The budget is based on two jobs, which has aroused special ire: Is McDonald's telling its employees to get a second job so they donít have to pay them anything?" http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-18/mcdo...
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#41970 Aug 19, 2013
$18,5 a year, isn't that ABOVE the poverty line?
Dang

Lenoir, NC

#41971 Aug 19, 2013
"The McDonald's workforce skews young. The average age of a fast-food worker is almost 30 right now, but thatís because of the recession; in 2000, it was 22. The average McDonald's line worker is not planning to put two kids through college on their salary. Only a minority are trying to support just themselves exclusively on their minimum-wage paycheck; they are living with a spouse or partner who makes at least as much as they do, or with parents or other relatives who make more than minimum wage. Moreover, very few people stay in entry-level minimum-wage jobs for very long (though again, the Great Recession has made this happen more than it used to); those workers eventually get promoted or leave for a more promising job.

Those who donít -- who actually try to support a family on minimum-wage paychecks -- will end up with substantial government support. Theyíll get the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Earned Income Tax Credit and, in many places, they will now be eligible for Medicaid.

Is that going to be easy? No. But is it impossible? Also no, which we know because there are millions of people in this country doing it. Keep in mind that most McDonald's workers donít live close to New York City or Washington, the sources of much of the commentary Iíve seen. These are, respectively, the first- and fourth-most-expensive cities in the country. In many areas, the median after-tax household income is not that far from that on the McDonald's worksheet, and itís pretty easy to rent a room in a friendís house for less than $600 a month. Memphis, Tenn., for example, has a median household income of $35,000, which, according to Paycheckcity.com ís take-home calculator, would give a single person about $2,300 a month after taxes. And thatís the median -- 50 percent of the city is below that. You should not develop a theory of household finance that declares that the city of Memphis does not exist."

“Vote Republican”

Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#41972 Aug 19, 2013
Splendid Tiger wrote:
<quoted text> You will need a miracle buddy.Ohio State will grind yogi up like stale Cheetos.and spit you out like a bad loogie.Buffalo.What a town, cowering in the shadow of omnipresent NYC.
You are right, I am not a fan of the city, I just went to university there. I am from the NYC area.

OSU has suspended its 7th player. Buffalo only has to loose by less than 28 to make this a moral victory!
TSF

Park Ridge, IL

#41973 Aug 19, 2013
I Hate Syracuse wrote:
<quoted text>Bro, are you expected to be taken seriously? I do not want to be insulting, but are you serious?
But actually I am insane, that's why I'm for Obamacare, my private medical coverage is doing nothing to get rid of these voices in my head.
TSF

Fayetteville, NC

#41974 Aug 19, 2013
Gaston Day looks like a good school as far as NC private schools are concerned. I would say they are a rare exception . They do not offer advanced courses except on line, a distinct disadvantage. They do not list the qualifications of their teachers, which raises questions.
They require exemplary behavior from their students , a good thing. They are not forced to take probationary criminals by the court system like public schools are required to do, another good thing.
Making private schools available to give more choices, a good thing. Defunding public schools ,in an effort to make private schools more competitive, a seriously dishonest and misguided bad thing. The fraud in other states which have done this speaks for itself.

Tuition and Fees for 2013-2014

Pre-School (half day):$4,300

Pre-School (full day):$5,550

Pre-K (half day):$5,000

Pre-K (full day):$6,250

K-4th:$12,725

5th-8th:$13,955

9th-12th:$13,640
State of Denial wrote:
This is a fine private school in Gaston County. They also provide financial aide.
http://www.gastonday.org/welcome
TSF

Park Ridge, IL

#41975 Aug 19, 2013
The voices are back and they keep telling me to kill republikans, kill republikans, kill republikans, kill republikans, kill republikans.....
Boo

Lenoir, NC

#41976 Aug 19, 2013
TSF wrote:
The voices are back and they keep telling me to kill republikans, kill republikans, kill republikans, kill republikans, kill republikans.....
I hope you are a republican!!! it's a starting place.
Psychoticus

Lenoir, NC

#41977 Aug 19, 2013
I Hate Syracuse wrote:
<quoted text>You are right, I am not a fan of the city, I just went to university there. I am from the NYC area.
OSU has suspended its 7th player. Buffalo only has to loose by less than 28 to make this a moral victory!
The South inflicted horrible caualties on the North in the Civil War,despite being hampered by an agrarian economy and an almost total total lack of industry.How`d that work out for them? Ohio State is a breeding ground for NFL players.
Boo

Lenoir, NC

#41978 Aug 19, 2013
Dang wrote:
"The McDonald's workforce skews young. The average age of a fast-food worker is almost 30 right now, but thatís because of the recession; in 2000, it was 22. The average McDonald's line worker is not planning to put two kids through college on their salary. Only a minority are trying to support just themselves exclusively on their minimum-wage paycheck; they are living with a spouse or partner who makes at least as much as they do, or with parents or other relatives who make more than minimum wage. Moreover, very few people stay in entry-level minimum-wage jobs for very long (though again, the Great Recession has made this happen more than it used to); those workers eventually get promoted or leave for a more promising job.
Those who donít -- who actually try to support a family on minimum-wage paychecks -- will end up with substantial government support. Theyíll get the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Earned Income Tax Credit and, in many places, they will now be eligible for Medicaid.
Is that going to be easy? No. But is it impossible? Also no, which we know because there are millions of people in this country doing it. Keep in mind that most McDonald's workers donít live close to New York City or Washington, the sources of much of the commentary Iíve seen. These are, respectively, the first- and fourth-most-expensive cities in the country. In many areas, the median after-tax household income is not that far from that on the McDonald's worksheet, and itís pretty easy to rent a room in a friendís house for less than $600 a month. Memphis, Tenn., for example, has a median household income of $35,000, which, according to Paycheckcity.com ís take-home calculator, would give a single person about $2,300 a month after taxes. And thatís the median -- 50 percent of the city is below that. You should not develop a theory of household finance that declares that the city of Memphis does not exist."
Funny how the media and Gov. construe numbers.
Psychoticus

Lenoir, NC

#41979 Aug 19, 2013
NYC.What an overrated dung heap.Pizza is great there though.Much better than the fungus pile pizza they think is so great in Chicago.Chicago sucks even more than NYC.
Lemon Drop Kid

Lenoir, NC

#41980 Aug 19, 2013
When the scummy terrorists ignite their N-bomb,it will most likely be in NYC.Thats unfortunate.Talk about being the center of attention!
Boo

Lenoir, NC

#41981 Aug 19, 2013
TSF wrote:
<quoted text>But actually I am insane, that's why I'm for Obamacare, my private medical coverage is doing nothing to get rid of these voices in my head.
Join the club, I'm insane too, as well as being morbidly obese. I love food and laying behind a computer stuffing my fat ugly face.
State of Denial

Mount Holly, NC

#41982 Aug 19, 2013
TSF wrote:
Gaston Day looks like a good school as far as NC private schools are concerned. I would say they are a rare exception . They do not offer advanced courses except on line, a distinct disadvantage. They do not list the qualifications of their teachers, which raises questions.
They require exemplary behavior from their students , a good thing. They are not forced to take probationary criminals by the court system like public schools are required to do, another good thing.
Making private schools available to give more choices, a good thing. Defunding public schools ,in an effort to make private schools more competitive, a seriously dishonest and misguided bad thing. The fraud in other states which have done this speaks for itself.
Tuition and Fees for 2013-2014
Pre-School (half day):$4,300
Pre-School (full day):$5,550
Pre-K (half day):$5,000
Pre-K (full day):$6,250
K-4th:$12,725
5th-8th:$13,955
9th-12th:$13,640
<quoted text>
I'm friends with the headmaster at Gaston Day and trust me, their teachers are super qualified.

There's a waiting list for kindergarten age children. The parents are vested in this school and their children and won't accept anything less than a quality education.

Also, they're vested in the community enough to offer financial aide. I think even you could find very little wrong with this school.

“Vote Republican”

Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#41983 Aug 19, 2013
TSF wrote:
<quoted text>But actually I am insane, that's why I'm for Obamacare, my private medical coverage is doing nothing to get rid of these voices in my head.
LOL

“Vote Republican”

Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#41984 Aug 19, 2013
Psychoticus wrote:
<quoted text>The South inflicted horrible caualties on the North in the Civil War,despite being hampered by an agrarian economy and an almost total total lack of industry.How`d that work out for them? Ohio State is a breeding ground for NFL players.
One thing at a time please... What?

“Vote Republican”

Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#41985 Aug 19, 2013
Psychoticus wrote:
NYC.What an overrated dung heap.Pizza is great there though.Much better than the fungus pile pizza they think is so great in Chicago.Chicago sucks even more than NYC.
I must say, even as a New Yorker, Chicago pizza is awesome! Restaurant life in downtown Chicago is also awesome. That is a great town....coming from a New Yorker.

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