citizen

Maple Heights, OH

#18269 Apr 1, 2013
I think Kasich is trying to boost Ohio economoy - and that is a good thing. However, a few things for Ohio:
1. Don't cut State Prison programs or delinquent programs. The state arrests criminals, holds court and convicts criminals, it should bear the expense to detain them. The minimal primary function of the government is to protect the public and to enforce the law. These areas should be maintained to the last. In addition, repeat offenders go out and victimize more people. Keep them locked up - protect the public.
2. Get off the 'bash the teachers' bandwagon for why the schools are failing. Its not the teachers. If you switch the teachers with the worst failing district with the teachers from the most highly rated school, you would not turn the failing school around. It might even get worse, who knows.
Schools are operating on the old dogma of req'd # of hrs per day, Req'd # of days per year. that was in place before the OGT, and before all this scrutiny. Free the schools - let them innovate. Let the schools set up an accreditation association in alignment with the colleges. You would see hundreds of different models that could then compare with one another. Let the schools evaluate their teachers. The only thing the State has to do is administer a Reading, Language Usage, Writing, and Mathematical Computations Test for students to graduate. Say to the schools: here is your test, get the students to pass it. Then let them go be educational professionals and innovate programs rather than work under the oppressive structure that is now being set-up.

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#18270 Apr 1, 2013
citizen wrote:
I think Kasich is trying to boost Ohio economoy - and that is a good thing. However, a few things for Ohio:
1. Don't cut State Prison programs or delinquent programs. The state arrests criminals, holds court and convicts criminals, it should bear the expense to detain them. The minimal primary function of the government is to protect the public and to enforce the law. These areas should be maintained to the last. In addition, repeat offenders go out and victimize more people. Keep them locked up - protect the public.
2. Get off the 'bash the teachers' bandwagon for why the schools are failing. Its not the teachers. If you switch the teachers with the worst failing district with the teachers from the most highly rated school, you would not turn the failing school around. It might even get worse, who knows.
Schools are operating on the old dogma of req'd # of hrs per day, Req'd # of days per year. that was in place before the OGT, and before all this scrutiny. Free the schools - let them innovate. Let the schools set up an accreditation association in alignment with the colleges. You would see hundreds of different models that could then compare with one another. Let the schools evaluate their teachers. The only thing the State has to do is administer a Reading, Language Usage, Writing, and Mathematical Computations Test for students to graduate. Say to the schools: here is your test, get the students to pass it. Then let them go be educational professionals and innovate programs rather than work under the oppressive structure that is now being set-up.
In districts like Strongsville, the problem most certainly is the teachers. Not that the kids are failing; that the kids are exposed to allegedly grown adult role models acting like Bolsheviks. Immature leftists like that bunch are a perfect example of the type of "educators" who richly earn their own bashing.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#18271 Apr 1, 2013
citizen wrote:
I think Kasich is trying to boost Ohio economoy - and that is a good thing. However, a few things for Ohio:
1. Don't cut State Prison programs or delinquent programs. The state arrests criminals, holds court and convicts criminals, it should bear the expense to detain them. The minimal primary function of the government is to protect the public and to enforce the law. These areas should be maintained to the last. In addition, repeat offenders go out and victimize more people. Keep them locked up - protect the public.
2. Get off the 'bash the teachers' bandwagon for why the schools are failing. Its not the teachers. If you switch the teachers with the worst failing district with the teachers from the most highly rated school, you would not turn the failing school around. It might even get worse, who knows.
Schools are operating on the old dogma of req'd # of hrs per day, Req'd # of days per year. that was in place before the OGT, and before all this scrutiny. Free the schools - let them innovate. Let the schools set up an accreditation association in alignment with the colleges. You would see hundreds of different models that could then compare with one another. Let the schools evaluate their teachers. The only thing the State has to do is administer a Reading, Language Usage, Writing, and Mathematical Computations Test for students to graduate. Say to the schools: here is your test, get the students to pass it. Then let them go be educational professionals and innovate programs rather than work under the oppressive structure that is now being set-up.
I think any reform in public education is a good thing.

I'm a landlord and frequently use Craig's List to find tenants. Some of the e-mail replies I get are frightening, particularly from black applicants.

To read these e-mails and not know any better, you would swear that they were written by 9 year olds. Many of them I delete because I have no idea WTF they are trying to tell or ask me.

Just for fun, I contact some of them and let them see the apartment. I usually strike up a conversation about the schools in our area, and to my surprise, many of these people graduated high school.

You can't say this is not the teachers fault. Well....... maybe you can, but it certainly is the unions fault. Teachers pass these kids right up the line to graduation so they don't have to admit failure. It would be no different than your employer allowing you to fill out your annual job evaluation.

If I'm not willing to rent them an apartment based on their letters to me, how are they going to find any meaningful employment? I think about this from time to time, especially when I hear figures like the black unemployment rate is almost twice the national unemployment rate.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#18272 Apr 1, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>
I think any reform in public education is a good thing.
I'm a landlord and frequently use Craig's List to find tenants. Some of the e-mail replies I get are frightening, particularly from black applicants.
To read these e-mails and not know any better, you would swear that they were written by 9 year olds. Many of them I delete because I have no idea WTF they are trying to tell or ask me.
Just for fun, I contact some of them and let them see the apartment. I usually strike up a conversation about the schools in our area, and to my surprise, many of these people graduated high school.
You can't say this is not the teachers fault. Well....... maybe you can, but it certainly is the unions fault. Teachers pass these kids right up the line to graduation so they don't have to admit failure. It would be no different than your employer allowing you to fill out your annual job evaluation.
If I'm not willing to rent them an apartment based on their letters to me, how are they going to find any meaningful employment? I think about this from time to time, especially when I hear figures like the black unemployment rate is almost twice the national unemployment rate.
you would be amazed different the standards are in the public schools state by state.
Old Guy

New Carlisle, OH

#18273 Apr 1, 2013
xxxrayted wrote:
<quoted text>
I think any reform in public education is a good thing.
I'm a landlord and frequently use Craig's List to find tenants. Some of the e-mail replies I get are frightening, particularly from black applicants.
That's an interesting email system you have, that identifies the race of the sender...

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#18274 Apr 1, 2013
Old Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
That's an interesting email system you have, that identifies the race of the sender...
If the sender's name on the address line is Loqueisha or Trayvon or Da'Juan or Shaniqua, I'd say you might have a clue...
Pops

Cincinnati, OH

#18275 Apr 1, 2013
Old Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
That's an interesting email system you have, that identifies the race of the sender...
I am sure that XXX's posts wasn't based only on e-mails. Use common sense Guy. Like he said, he has met some & shown the properties. Do you expect times, dates, addresses, construction types, rental costs etc added to the posts too?
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#18276 Apr 1, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>In districts like Strongsville, the problem most certainly is the teachers. Not that the kids are failing; that the kids are exposed to allegedly grown adult role models acting like Bolsheviks. Immature leftists like that bunch are a perfect example of the type of "educators" who richly earn their own bashing.
What do you know about the Strongsville schools, Mark?

woof

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#18277 Apr 1, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
What do you know about the Strongsville schools, Mark?
woof
It's all over the news, douche, even here...unlike your ability (or lack of) to form an opinion about Columbus schools from Akron.
The behavior of the Strongsville teachers as seen on YouTube alone pretty much sums up their attitude.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#18278 Apr 1, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>It's all over the news, douche, even here...unlike your ability (or lack of) to form an opinion about Columbus schools from Akron.
The behavior of the Strongsville teachers as seen on YouTube alone pretty much sums up their attitude.
Tell me what the strike is about.

woof

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#18279 Apr 1, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell me what the strike is about.
woof
Pay and benefits, dumbass. You know what it's about.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#18280 Apr 1, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell me what the strike is about.
woof
Staff wants more money, "step increases"

Board has no money because citizens don't want higher taxes, BOE tells union to pound salt.

Union goes on strike and commits crimes.

Preacher Ted and Sherrod Stain visited to support the thugs.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#18282 Apr 1, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>Pay and benefits, dumbass. You know what it's about.
I do. You don't.

woof
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#18286 Apr 1, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>If the sender's name on the address line is Loqueisha or Trayvon or Da'Juan or Shaniqua, I'd say you might have a clue...
I was just going to respond to him with exactly what you said. Many of them include their names on the bottom of their e-mails. I can't say they are all black, but I doh't know many white guys with a name like Lashon Williams III. LOL!

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#18287 Apr 1, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
I do. You don't.
woof
I suppose you think it's all about "the cause of solidarity" and "fascist union busting."
It's about money and angry taxpayers who are smarter than the union and its lemmings.
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#18288 Apr 1, 2013
Pops wrote:
<quoted text>I am sure that XXX's posts wasn't based only on e-mails. Use common sense Guy. Like he said, he has met some & shown the properties. Do you expect times, dates, addresses, construction types, rental costs etc added to the posts too?
Reality is a btch when it's presented right before you. LOL!
xxxrayted

Cleveland, OH

#18289 Apr 1, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>you would be amazed different the standards are in the public schools state by state.
Whatever they are, they are all pretty low. Now city by city, different schools might have different standards. People who pay outrageous property taxes are expecting many of their young citizenry to be off to college once they graduate--and not community colleges either.

My sister sent her kids to private schools their entire life. My nephew graduated last year and my niece will graduate next year. Both did exceptionally well grade wise.

But I guess when you're shelling out much of your income for schooling, you make sure you're getting your monies worth. My niece slipped up a few times, and my sister sat down with her every night making sure she got back on track real quick.

Not all public school parents do that for their child. Once that kid is on the bus, it's not their problem if or how their children learn. I think that if we adjusted our property taxes so that those with children in the public schools pay much more than those who don't have kids in school, maybe those parents would get more involved too.
Terry Lee Landrum

United States

#18290 Apr 1, 2013
Vote for Terry the first Gay Governor in Ohio!!!

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#18291 Apr 1, 2013
Terry Lee Landrum wrote:
Vote for Terry the first Gay Governor in Ohio!!!
We've already had the first one...Strickland.
Pops

Cincinnati, OH

#18292 Apr 1, 2013
Terry Lee Landrum wrote:
Vote for Terry the first Gay Governor in Ohio!!!
What does being gay have to bleeping to do with anything? Predudiced voters is why we have a lying incompetent president today. Cleanse your emotions & use logic for life's decisions.

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