Sussex high schools ranked average in...

Sussex high schools ranked average in magazine's statewide survey

There are 27 comments on the New Jersey Herald story from Sep 1, 2010, titled Sussex high schools ranked average in magazine's statewide survey. In it, New Jersey Herald reports that:

A comparison of New Jersey's 322 public high schools released by New Jersey Monthly magazine gave Sussex County's schools mostly average ratings.

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Christianson

Newton, NJ

#1 Sep 9, 2010
Damn, average doesn't cut it for me. Private school here we come.
getoffmylawn

Milford, PA

#2 Sep 10, 2010
Christianson wrote:
Damn, average doesn't cut it for me. Private school here we come.
thank you.society can do without you anyway.
SayWhat

Newton, NJ

#3 Sep 11, 2010
Actually, Society around you is filled to the hilt with people who chose private school.... Example: President Obama, Guilianni, Chris Christie, The entire Kennedy clan, Corzine and most of your local politicians. What society do you live in again?
getoffmylawn

Milford, PA

#4 Sep 11, 2010
SayWhat wrote:
Actually, Society around you is filled to the hilt with people who chose private school.... Example: President Obama, Guilianni, Chris Christie, The entire Kennedy clan, Corzine and most of your local politicians. What society do you live in again?
you just named several loser,liar, pieces of dung. i bet you feel at home.
LOL

Newton, NJ

#5 Sep 11, 2010
getoffmylawn wrote:
<quoted text>you just named several loser,liar, pieces of dung. i bet you feel at home.
You uneducated boob. Listed are people from both parties. Or are you from the oblivious yet opinionated clan?
lolol

Newton, NJ

#6 Sep 11, 2010
getoffmylawn wrote:
<quoted text>you just named several loser,liar, pieces of dung. i bet you feel at home.
I bet you love the song "Waiting for the World to Change". Useless.

Since: Dec 06

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#7 Sep 13, 2010
So your one of those people that believes a certian party is the "right" party and the others are "idiots".

ALL politicians are liars, cheats, and pieces of dung.
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>You uneducated boob. Listed are people from both parties. Or are you from the oblivious yet opinionated clan?
LOL

Newton, NJ

#8 Sep 13, 2010
menards wrote:
So your one of those people that believes a certian party is the "right" party and the others are "idiots".
ALL politicians are liars, cheats, and pieces of dung.
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Ewww it's you again. Seen you before on your over 2000 posts. Anyway, I have nothing but peace in my heart and soul. If you hate politicians so much run for something instead of hiding behind your computer, probably either unemployed and angry or a teacher in the public school.

Since: Dec 06

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#9 Oct 4, 2010
HA! you "have nothing but peace in my heart and soul" yet you follow that statement up with petty insults. Neither unemployed, angry nor a teacher. And why would i run for any form of office? all politicians are crooked theives. Im not one of those either.
LOL wrote:
<quoted text> Ewww it's you again. Seen you before on your over 2000 posts. Anyway, I have nothing but peace in my heart and soul. If you hate politicians so much run for something instead of hiding behind your computer, probably either unemployed and angry or a teacher in the public school.
Hamburg_Resd

Glen Gardner, NJ

#10 Oct 4, 2010
I think theres several parts here that need to be discussed;

1. One being staff at schools; once thy've hit a certain amount of time in they feel they cannot be fired and just sit back.

2. Not enough real teachers in the system, some become teachers just to become something in life. Others become teachers because they do want to make a difference

3. As parents we need to get on our kids' to get there homework done, study and take away the cell phones, ipods and other gadgets so our kids can get to work. I can't tell you the number of texts my kid gets when she's home finally I had enough...canceled her texting on her phone and if her friends want to talk to her they can pick up the phone and call. Much to my suprise many of them don't seem interested in having a conversation, which gave her more time to study and have a real active life like riding a bike and having an activity.

Finally, yes I believe than tenure should be earned and not given. If a teacher has a proven track record of making a difference with kids yes give them tenure.

Most importantly any kids future does falls on both us as parents and school staff.

Since: Dec 06

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#11 Oct 4, 2010
Agree mostly, Except on the concept of "Tenure". Why is it needed for a teacher to get "tenure"? Eliminate it completely. Keep the fear of losing their job alive in all teachers- this will motivate them to teach better.
Hamburg_Resd wrote:
I think theres several parts here that need to be discussed;
1. One being staff at schools; once thy've hit a certain amount of time in they feel they cannot be fired and just sit back.
2. Not enough real teachers in the system, some become teachers just to become something in life. Others become teachers because they do want to make a difference
3. As parents we need to get on our kids' to get there homework done, study and take away the cell phones, ipods and other gadgets so our kids can get to work. I can't tell you the number of texts my kid gets when she's home finally I had enough...canceled her texting on her phone and if her friends want to talk to her they can pick up the phone and call. Much to my suprise many of them don't seem interested in having a conversation, which gave her more time to study and have a real active life like riding a bike and having an activity.
Finally, yes I believe than tenure should be earned and not given. If a teacher has a proven track record of making a difference with kids yes give them tenure.
Most importantly any kids future does falls on both us as parents and school staff.
Hamburg_Resd

Glen Gardner, NJ

#12 Oct 4, 2010
menards wrote:
Agree mostly, Except on the concept of "Tenure". Why is it needed for a teacher to get "tenure"? Eliminate it completely. Keep the fear of losing their job alive in all teachers- this will motivate them to teach better.
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Agreed, however looking at it from a different perspective there should be atleast something for teachers who do give it their best and make sure that kids achieve a C- or Higher (Can't All be Perfect) as a grade. Let's face it many schools would kill for a teacher with these skills and we do have some in Sussex County, it would be a shame to loose them.

Since: Dec 06

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#13 Oct 5, 2010
Structure it like they do in the corporate world. 20/60/20 principle. Top 20% get large salaries/incentive pay. the middle 60% get to keep there job for another year and the bottom 20% get canned. Every year there would be a new batch of teachers ready to prove themselves.

Granted, you need to structure a "fair" grading system for teachers.
Hamburg_Resd wrote:
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Agreed, however looking at it from a different perspective there should be atleast something for teachers who do give it their best and make sure that kids achieve a C- or Higher (Can't All be Perfect) as a grade. Let's face it many schools would kill for a teacher with these skills and we do have some in Sussex County, it would be a shame to loose them.
Hamburg_Resd

Glen Gardner, NJ

#14 Oct 5, 2010
Agreed
LOL

Lafayette, NJ

#15 Oct 5, 2010
menards wrote:
HA! you "have nothing but peace in my heart and soul" yet you follow that statement up with petty insults. Neither unemployed, angry nor a teacher. And why would i run for any form of office? all politicians are crooked theives. Im not one of those either.
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So, you are basically saying you are a useless schlub who enjoys surfing the web and commenting randomly about anything with piss and vinegar. Yet you have no enthusiasm nor want to do anything but to stick your opinionated nose in everyone elses business. I take it back. I do despise certain people. Why do you spend so much time on the web? Sad, strange little man (I think). You have my pity.
Hamburg_Resd

Glen Gardner, NJ

#16 Oct 5, 2010
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>So, you are basically saying you are a useless schlub who enjoys surfing the web and commenting randomly about anything with piss and vinegar. Yet you have no enthusiasm nor want to do anything but to stick your opinionated nose in everyone elses business. I take it back. I do despise certain people. Why do you spend so much time on the web? Sad, strange little man (I think). You have my pity.
Being that this is a forum regarding our schools not only in Sussex County but throughout the country, what is your take on teachers and tenure....just wondering several of my good friends are teachers some are for it and some are against it. Truthfully I think it should be earned not given. Though I don't share Menrads or menards point of extreme measures of fear and sufering, I do think anyone who puts time into any college and university should have something to look forward to. Of course earned not given.

Since: Dec 06

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#17 Oct 5, 2010
Baseless uneducated assumptions.... Thats what a charter school diploma gets you. try again clown.
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>So, you are basically saying you are a useless schlub who enjoys surfing the web and commenting randomly about anything with piss and vinegar. Yet you have no enthusiasm nor want to do anything but to stick your opinionated nose in everyone elses business. I take it back. I do despise certain people. Why do you spend so much time on the web? Sad, strange little man (I think). You have my pity.
We The People

Lafayette, NJ

#18 Oct 6, 2010
menards wrote:
Baseless uneducated assumptions.... Thats what a charter school diploma gets you. try again clown.
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This makes no sense. You off your meds again?

Since: Dec 06

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#19 Oct 6, 2010
I would expect you to be able to keep up. FAIL!
We The People wrote:
<quoted text>This makes no sense. You off your meds again?
getoffmylawn

Milford, PA

#20 Oct 6, 2010
menards wrote:
I would expect you to be able to keep up. FAIL!
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