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#21
Dec 1, 2010
 
Oh bother! This is getting so old. Go away already!

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#22
Dec 1, 2010
 
Many students who are ready for college do go on to college.

Many are gifted and very talented, although immature. You must have forgotten that when you are a teen, you change very quickly. As you age, the process slows down and differences in age and experience begin to disappear. A fifteen year old cannot relate to a 20 year old.

The few that can make the adjustments are already in college.

You are attacking Democrats as if Republicans had/have no influence on the public schools. Bill Clinton had his ‘Call to Action for American Education’ and George Bush had his ‘No Child Left Behind’. Both required major changes in the local education systems. All those, as you call them,‘Suits on Bridge Street’, are required by federal laws.’It is a two party country we live in whether you like it or not. Politicians do not solve problems, but make sure they retain their positions.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if teachers did not have tenure, and had to prove their competence and success as people do in business? That way, G.W.(Gary W., retired CCPS teacher and multiple gender/personality disorder) and so many other worthless teachers would not be on such comfortable salaries and pensions. Just think how much would be saved. The money made available for the elimination of overblown salaries for worthless teachers could be used to attract better educators.
End Teacher Tenure Now

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Dec 2, 2010
 

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Home school or send your kids to a private school if you want to fix our schools and end tenure. When there are no kids in the schools to teach, we wont need teachers or their expensive tenure. Problem solved. Besides, your children will actually respect you for caring about them by not torturing them in a CCPS.

If people really cared about their kids, they wouldn't want them anywhere near the people you describe hear. The sad truth is many parents really don't like their kids.

CCPS gets the kids out of their face for at least 185 days a year of glorified baby sitting and gives politicians a platform to convince you they care about the kids when they only want your money.
John Brooks

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Dec 4, 2010
 

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You see it all very simple. Eliminate the stupid state tests. They waste weeks preparing and doing. HSA's take up half the day like to 12.

Rid the 50% rule. If you get a 0 you get a 0. Not rounded to 50. Your setting kids up for failure in college.

Increase the amount of money allocated to government, math, science, and vocational tech. Eliminate Freshman Seminar all together it is the stupidest and most useless class ever when it could be used for something else, CCPS can figure something else.

Allocate time to help struggling students who struggle with English, Math, and Social Studies. When I was in Government, World History, and US History there were too few kids who didnt even know our basic laws, our President, our Congressmen, Constitution. I eliminate World Cultures and replace it with Sociology/Psychology as a 4th Social Studies mandatory. I make a Fine Art a optional class for those who are pursuing that in the future. I find too many wait to 12th grade to wait off on it as I did with Humanities and hated it even though its simple. They need a PE class all 4 years to fight childhood obesity.

Some of the high schools need remodeling bad. Perryville doesnt even had enough lockers and with BRAC coming in and if they build houses at Bainbridge Naval Base it will be worse, it should be priority #1 for remodeling.

Finally they need to eliminate numerous of the same positions at Booth Street there is too many multiple positions holding the same title. They can merge some of them in too one. Next they can cut the Superintendent salary.
John Brooks

Port Deposit, MD

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#26
Dec 4, 2010
 
Cecilian wrote:
Many students who are ready for college do go on to college.
Many are gifted and very talented, although immature. You must have forgotten that when you are a teen, you change very quickly. As you age, the process slows down and differences in age and experience begin to disappear. A fifteen year old cannot relate to a 20 year old.
The few that can make the adjustments are already in college.
You are attacking Democrats as if Republicans had/have no influence on the public schools. Bill Clinton had his ‘Call to Action for American Education’ and George Bush had his ‘No Child Left Behind’. Both required major changes in the local education systems. All those, as you call them,‘Suits on Bridge Street’, are required by federal laws.’It is a two party country we live in whether you like it or not. Politicians do not solve problems, but make sure they retain their positions.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if teachers did not have tenure, and had to prove their competence and success as people do in business? That way, G.W.(Gary W., retired CCPS teacher and multiple gender/personality disorder) and so many other worthless teachers would not be on such comfortable salaries and pensions. Just think how much would be saved. The money made available for the elimination of overblown salaries for worthless teachers could be used to attract better educators.
Well if you want to fight the teacher's tenture, you got to take on the teacher's unions. Until the parties involved fight them anything is lip service. The Teacher Unions will block federal funding for Charter Schools and kids will be stuck in the neverending circle of violence of inner city of schools of drugs, violence, and guns.
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Dec 4, 2010
 

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Moving the chairs around won't stop the CCPS Titanic from sinking. You sound like a drug addict that has to have just one more fix and everything will be fine.

You can't fight the unions, they fight back with YOUR money. The only way to fix this situation is for parents to vote with their feet and keep their kids away from the union thugs that created this mess.

You can't shine shit, get over it already.
John Brooks

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#28
Dec 4, 2010
 
CCPS Titanic Sinking wrote:
Moving the chairs around won't stop the CCPS Titanic from sinking. You sound like a drug addict that has to have just one more fix and everything will be fine.
You can't fight the unions, they fight back with YOUR money. The only way to fix this situation is for parents to vote with their feet and keep their kids away from the union thugs that created this mess.
You can't shine shit, get over it already.
Well then you tell them NO to their money. Your not thinking. Cut the cash flow. Or you send your kids in droves to charter schools. Congress needs to readmit the Charter School Bill they had for DC. Hurt the teacher unions where it hurts. Also like Reagan said eliminate the useless "Department of Education", repeal NCLB, kill standarized tests, challenge the union's bluff like Chris Christie

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

You can be apathetic which you are or fight the union leaders who basically bully you. Sooner or later you aren't going to have nowhere have to run. Your kids if you have them arent going to have a future if you dont take these union thugs on head first making them meet their Waterloo
CCPS Titanic Sinking

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#29
Dec 4, 2010
 
I am not apathetic, I'm a realist. I do have children and they are home schooled. They will have a future because they can read, write and do basic math better than 99% of the finished public school product. They are drug free, talk to adults with respect and don't mind hard work.

Thanks for your concern about my kids,but I'm more concerned about the world they will inherit which is being destroyed by the public school system. How many Michele Rhees are there? Unfortunately, not enough. Hoping people like Chris Christie will mend it and not end it will amount to another Reagan rerun.

Reagan is no longer with us but the Dept of Ed is bigger and more destructive then ever. First take care of your own, then you can help others. I am absolutely convinced the public schools are a total failure. CCPS can not be part of the solution no matter which party is in power since I view them as THE problem.
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#30
Dec 4, 2010
 
CCPS Titanic Sinking wrote:
I am not apathetic, I'm a realist. I do have children and they are home schooled. They will have a future because they can read, write and do basic math better than 99% of the finished public school product. They are drug free, talk to adults with respect and don't mind hard work.
Thanks for your concern about my kids,but I'm more concerned about the world they will inherit which is being destroyed by the public school system. How many Michele Rhees are there? Unfortunately, not enough. Hoping people like Chris Christie will mend it and not end it will amount to another Reagan rerun.
Reagan is no longer with us but the Dept of Ed is bigger and more destructive then ever. First take care of your own, then you can help others. I am absolutely convinced the public schools are a total failure. CCPS can not be part of the solution no matter which party is in power since I view them as THE problem.
I agree, there's not enough Rhees to go around, Maryland never elect Christie to start out with, and we basically have to use a figure of speech blow CCPS on Booth Street up and build up from the bottom up, they've screwed it up so bad since I've started school I think 1990(I was Special Education because of severe learning disabilities) then put into Level 5 in like 2 year after making sigificant progress in Kindergarden, but my whole life in CCPS, I've seen how bad it is and a lot of what you've mentioned. I worry for many of our kids futures and how they will be prepared for college, because myself I considered myself intelligent and an honor roll student, guess what I got to college I was lost. Public school with standardized test after another waste time not adjusting you to that section. And for those who cant home school, there up a creek without a paddle, there's like no simple answer that isnt going to be painful to swallow or end up hurting someone's feelings. But they need to have a serious debate on it now, because what there doing isnt working now.

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OK Mr. Brooks,

If it is so bad, and has been that way for so long, why haven't your buds, the Smipkin's, done anything about it? Are they not the all knowing, all powerful, all good for the people kings we should praise for their good deeds and magnificent leadership? They have been in office for enough time, and should have enough influence, to make a difference.

Johnie boy, it is time for your mentors to finally take some, even a little, interest in Cecil County by paying attention to you. You have all the answers. According to you, they will listen.

Go boy, take it to the mountains. They await your word guidance.
CCPS Titanic Sinking

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#32
Dec 4, 2010
 
My experience with public schools sounds very similar to yours. My dismay began when they bussed my younger brothers and sisters to a school over 20 miles from home. That stupid ass decision almost tore our family apart. It certainly did no good except to expose us to the real purpose of the government school agenda. CCPS might not have bussed anybody for some egalitarian purpose, but they are an arm of the same octopus.

The solution is actually a simple concept. We can wait until we're spending 28k per year per student like in NJ and go bankrupt or we can use what limited resources we have left to help our kids and teach them ourselves. Its like anything these days, if you want it done right, you have to do it yourself.

You can't stop paying taxes, but the law allows us to educate our own kids. They make it extremely difficult to do this, but todays technology makes this very doable. We badly need political candidates on fire for educational freedom who will support educational vouchers/support for kids to attend a school of their choice and who also challenge the failed notion that our public schools can be "fixed".
Not a CCPS grad

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#33
Dec 4, 2010
 
After reading the above posting, I can only be grateful that I did not attend Cecil county public schools. Basic writing skills were either not taught, or more likely, never learned by this person. If this is an "honor roll student," I'd hate to read the comments of an 'average' student. But you have to take into account the raw material the poor teachers have to deal with in this county. The teachers have my sympathy.
Not a CCPS grad

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#34
Dec 4, 2010
 
Just to clarify, my previous comment was addressed to the posting by John Brooks, not "Titanic..."
John Brooks

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Cecilian wrote:
OK Mr. Brooks,
If it is so bad, and has been that way for so long, why haven't your buds, the Smipkin's, done anything about it? Are they not the all knowing, all powerful, all good for the people kings we should praise for their good deeds and magnificent leadership? They have been in office for enough time, and should have enough influence, to make a difference.
Johnie boy, it is time for your mentors to finally take some, even a little, interest in Cecil County by paying attention to you. You have all the answers. According to you, they will listen.
Go boy, take it to the mountains. They await your word guidance.
Either be a part of the siutation or get out of the way. Your personal attacks on Smigiel arent going to help a single student and you know it and neither will a single attack on me help CCPS students.
John Brooks

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Dec 4, 2010
 
Not a CCPS grad wrote:
Just to clarify, my previous comment was addressed to the posting by John Brooks, not "Titanic..."
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Good for you, you werent stuck in the dead end system that is CCPS.

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To John Brooks...

[quote] "Some of the high schools need remodeling bad. Perryville doesnt even had enough lockers." [quote]

While I certainly understand where you are coming from relating to the BRAC issue and Perryville, don't get my wrong, OK?- the two schools in CCPS that need renovation are North East High and Middle. Neither has been on the district's listing (for large projects) since the early 1980s. PHS doesn't have enough lockers? Do they have main stairways that literally flood when it rains? Do they have a football stadium that should be condemned? Does NEHS have an auditorium for its multi-award winning music and theatre departments?(Yes, these are not all essentials for everyday learning...just thinking of things off the top of my head...there's plenty more in the day-to-day range as well at both schools.).
John Brooks

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Dec 4, 2010
 
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[quote] "Some of the high schools need remodeling bad. Perryville doesnt even had enough lockers." [quote]
While I certainly understand where you are coming from relating to the BRAC issue and Perryville, don't get my wrong, OK?- the two schools in CCPS that need renovation are North East High and Middle. Neither has been on the district's listing (for large projects) since the early 1980s. PHS doesn't have enough lockers? Do they have main stairways that literally flood when it rains? Do they have a football stadium that should be condemned? Does NEHS have an auditorium for its multi-award winning music and theatre departments?(Yes, these are not all essentials for everyday learning...just thinking of things off the top of my head...there's plenty more in the day-to-day range as well at both schools.).
You are right. Though I cant do anything about that football stadium, They got a super new football stadium which is probably still the best in the county. As for North East I have to defer to you as I've been outside on its athletic facilities which arent great either, but the actual school is more important than that. They do have those large stairways which they could cut out and put lockers there and heck could put them in the two hallways on the front enterance left and right Gymside and Auditorium. As for North East's football field its outdaded and needs replaced, its baseball field is a literal mudhole when it rains. I hate when we went there when I was scorekeeper for Perryville standing in what seemed like sinking mud.

Though I have to take your word for inside NEHS, I've never been in and havent even been on the grounds of NEMS.
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#39
Dec 4, 2010
 
To clarify my last post I'm talking about PHS locker shortage, they could put them when you walk in the front entrance left and right. I mostly know of what I do about North East from the baseball kids and few other kids who went there from 2004-08.
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Cecilian wrote:
OK Mr. Brooks,
If it is so bad, and has been that way for so long, why haven't your buds, the Smipkin's, done anything about it? Are they not the all knowing, all powerful, all good for the people kings we should praise for their good deeds and magnificent leadership? They have been in office for enough time, and should have enough influence, to make a difference.
Johnie boy, it is time for your mentors to finally take some, even a little, interest in Cecil County by paying attention to you. You have all the answers. According to you, they will listen.
Go boy, take it to the mountains. They await your word guidance.
Sure you not obsessed with me? You spend every hour and every post on every topic talking about me and Smigiel. How about you tell us what the heck you do for the kids of Cecil County instead of Smigiel. Dont worry if you dont take a shot at him today, he's going to be there tomorrow. You'll have plenty of time to go after him 4 years. And by the looks it dont look Smigiel isnt losing his sleep over you. Its not hard to see why.

You sure you are not hiding a positive opinion of Smigiel by constantly bashing him? Because you spend more time than the Cecil Times, Cecil Guardian, and Cecil County Patriots obsessing over Smigiel. Which you still cant explain why he got elected by a landslide except your poor excuse that PAC Money, not his fault, guess what every politican takes PAC Money. Politics 101. Bill Manlove was a bad candidate who made blunder after blunder and wasnt as popular as the Democrats thought. Goodness its December 5th now, am I still going to listen to you next December 5th about Smigiel and your unhealthy obession with me?
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Brooksie, just when we thought you had found a new obsession, lockers in the schools, you come back to display your own "unhealthy obsession" that you think you are the center of the local political universe. Discuss it with your therapist, not the rest of the world.

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