Our view: Learn which Erie schools wi...

Our view: Learn which Erie schools will close

There are 45 comments on the Erie Times News story from Apr 9, 2012, titled Our view: Learn which Erie schools will close. In it, Erie Times News reports that:

On Wednesday, Erie residents will get the news we've anticipated for months: how the Erie School District will fix its crumbling buildings and resolve its budget woes.

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TaxNoMore

Beverly Hills, CA

#41 Apr 16, 2012
the antithesis wrote:
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Not even close to satisfactory!!! The Collegiate Academy is the way Erie schools were 20+ years ago, but don't be mislead by CA. The place is mostly smoke and mirrors, a mere shel of what it was when it began. All you have to do is see where their graduates attend college. It's not any different than any other average area high school.(Not SV, CT,or East of course!)
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Can you be any more obtuse?

Give it up, will you?

I feel sorrry for you...I actually do!

Half pay, 401K
Zip

Erie, PA

#42 Apr 16, 2012
TaxNoMore wrote:
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Can you be any more obtuse?
Give it up, will you?
I feel sorrry for you...I actually do!
Half pay, 401K
You don't live in PA.

You don't teach.

You're a poser.

Keep your hands off my pension, pinhead.

Since: Jun 11

Erie, PA

#43 Apr 16, 2012
Zip wrote:
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You don't live in PA.
You don't teach.
You're a poser.
Keep your hands off my pension, pinhead.
And mine too!!!
TaxNoMore

Beverly Hills, CA

#44 Apr 17, 2012
the antithesis wrote:
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And mine too!!!
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So what teachers have focused on over the years in getting an easier work day.

This is why the teachers, backed up by their powerful union, oppose things like standardized lesson plans.

They also oppose testing teachers to see if they know the material they are teaching.

Since: Jun 11

Erie, PA

#45 Apr 17, 2012
TaxNoMore wrote:
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So what teachers have focused on over the years in getting an easier work day.
This is why the teachers, backed up by their powerful union, oppose things like standardized lesson plans.
They also oppose testing teachers to see if they know the material they are teaching.
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So what teachers have focused on over the years in getting an easier work day.


This is such a ludicrous statement that it doesn't even warrant a response.

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What IS a standardized lesson plan anyways? The same teachers all across the nation using the same plan? That would entail all curriculums to be exactly the same. It would also mean that all school districts would use the exact same teaching materials. It would mean that all tests would have to be the same too. Do you think that all this is possible?

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A Praxis test is one of a series of American teacher certification exams written and administered by the Educational Testing Service. Various Praxis tests are usually required before, during, and after teacher training courses in the U.S.

To be certified to teach in most U.S. states, one must earn qualifying scores on all parts of the Praxis I and certain Praxis II Content Area Assessments.

The Praxis I, or Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST), consists of three exams: reading, writing, and mathematics. In most colleges and universities, a passing score must be earned for admission to teacher education. In most states, a passing score must be earned before the teacher education graduate can apply for his or her teaching license or certificate.

The Praxis II assessments cover many different subject areas. Each education major requires a different combination of Praxis II exams. In some states, students must pass these exams before being accepted into the student teaching component of the program. Many states use the Praxis II tests as a way to determine highly qualified status under the No Child Left Behind Act.

The Praxis III occurs during the entry year of teaching. A trained assessor visits the entry year teacher in their classroom and observes a lesson. The Praxis III also consists of a pre-observation interview and a post-observation interview to be completed the day of the observation.

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