14 schools Sussex County not up to par with state testing standards

Dec 23, 2008 Full story: New Jersey Herald 13

New Jersey Herald File Photo Lauren Chiarchiaro, center, looks up at State Sen. Steve Oroho as he talks about the process for a bill becoming a law earlier this year at Glen Meadow Middle School in Vernon.

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Donna

Yonkers, NY

#1 Dec 27, 2008
Not good!
Tina

Plant City, FL

#2 Dec 29, 2008
I always considered Sussex Cty schools to be above average, I'm shocked to see the Vernon schools on the list.

Where I am, West Coast of Fl. only 75% of kids graduate, the schools here don't give a darn whether your in school or not, even the guidance counselors advise dropping out so that the teachers aren't overburdened, of course those f]teachers that can't make it in any school in the North comes down to the South, because here they only need a high school diploma to teach. No college is required.
Mary Ellen

Yonkers, NY

#3 Jan 5, 2009
This is terrible.
interesting

Parlin, NJ

#4 Feb 2, 2009
Tina wrote:
I always considered Sussex Cty schools to be above average, I'm shocked to see the Vernon schools on the list.
Where I am, West Coast of Fl. only 75% of kids graduate, the schools here don't give a darn whether your in school or not, even the guidance counselors advise dropping out so that the teachers aren't overburdened, of course those f]teachers that can't make it in any school in the North comes down to the South, because here they only need a high school diploma to teach. No college is required.
Wow i did not know that about the level of education you need to be a certified teacher down South!! Is this the case everywhere in the South even in the Carolinas as well??? And what is the salary for these under educated teachers???
Shaddie

United States

#5 Feb 4, 2009
This should be consistent across the nation.
wow

United States

#6 Mar 10, 2009
Let's hear it for school vouchers! I'm a father of SIX children and I have chosen private school for them because of the pathetic failing public schools in this state.

Instead of a "THANK YOU" I get hell for this choice from ignorant people who have NO IDEA how much money I am saving public schools because of this.

It costs $12,000. to educate a single child in the public school. I pay $5,000. in "educational" taxes... I do not have my SIX children in the public school anymore so let's do the math together: 12,000 X 6 =$68,000. plus my $5,000. of taxes =$73,000. that I have donated to the public school trough.

Don't put up with failure. Leave. It is the best investment I ever made.... The NJEA is the REASON we are all paying the highest taxes in the nation.

Fear not those who choose private school. Thank them dearly and fear not the competition school vouchers will create... it IS a good thing.

Think about it!
Thoughtful

Cedar Knolls, NJ

#7 Mar 10, 2009
If you think vouchers will ensure your right to choose, remember this: It is the private school's decision to choose which students attend and which do not. Private schools have the option of NOT choosing your child based upon any number of factors, including special needs, behavior problems, academic difficulties, etc.
wow

United States

#8 Mar 11, 2009
Thoughtful wrote:
If you think vouchers will ensure your right to choose, remember this: It is the private school's decision to choose which students attend and which do not. Private schools have the option of NOT choosing your child based upon any number of factors, including special needs, behavior problems, academic difficulties, etc.
Your point being?
wow

United States

#9 Mar 11, 2009
I bet thoughtful is a NJEA member.
Thoughtful

Cedar Knolls, NJ

#10 Mar 11, 2009
wow wrote:
I bet thoughtful is a NJEA member.
Actually, I'm a parent of well loved, but emotionally disturbed child. I know what I'm talking about though. It's a fact, not an opinion. Why don't you do some research first?
My kid is doing ok in public school but I wanted him in a local religious school. They would not take him. They do have that right.
wow

United States

#11 Mar 16, 2009
Thoughtful wrote:
<quoted text>Actually, I'm a parent of well loved, but emotionally disturbed child. I know what I'm talking about though. It's a fact, not an opinion. Why don't you do some research first?
My kid is doing ok in public school but I wanted him in a local religious school. They would not take him. They do have that right.
My dear parent, it is you who has not done the research. If school vouchers were in effect and have the ability to send their children to what school they wish the competition will bring forth incredible improvements to the public school system. This will benefit your child greatly.

“follow, obey, baaaah”

Since: Jun 09

sussex county

#12 Jun 15, 2009
Hamburg was a benchmark school during the last administration. People are still praising the "new sheriff" though. It must be the failing test scores that make him so popular. Or maybe the impending law suits.
Old New Jerseyan

United States

#13 Jun 17, 2009
Crazy stuff.

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