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Participants in a Saturday parent advocacy meeting came dressed mostly in their Sunday best, which was fitting because the meeting of the advocacy group CT Parent Power felt like a revival. Full Story
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MrLogical

Hartford, CT

#21 Oct 22, 2007
lola wrote:
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Thanks genious. Go look up paraphrase.
Early Childhood Advocate says it all. You're wasting your time trying to communicate with this this johnny one-note. If you hadn't spelled it for him, he probably couldn't have looked it up.
MrLogical

Hartford, CT

#22 Oct 22, 2007
Early Childhood Adv wrote:
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HUH? "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country..."!
Ha!! Like many know-it-alls, you didn't even get the quote right. Go look it up, then apologize.
FedUpWithCt

South Britain, CT

#23 Oct 22, 2007
Early Childhood Adv wrote:
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HUH? "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country..."!
You just don't get it.
A Realist

South Britain, CT

#24 Oct 22, 2007
Start by being a Mother & a Father. Not just a "mom" & a "dad."
Teacher

Middletown, CT

#25 Oct 23, 2007
"Schools tell you what you think you should know." That is not true. Where did that come from? Do you have an example of when that happened? Why would a school system keep information from parents and why would parents not be more aware of their own children? Stop blaming schools for the ills of society. Stand beside them and help them with support and understand they are there to do the best for your children.
Vic

Stafford Springs, CT

#26 Oct 23, 2007
These parents want to be involved with their childrens education. How many go see the teachers when the schools schedule parent teacher conferences or call the school to meet with the teachers if they have concernes about their children. My guess not many. It seems like in my town the only parents who show up for conferences are the ones whose children are doing great in school. Most of the parents of children who are not doing very well don't bother to show up. Then they complain the teachers are not doing their jobs. Wake up parents, if you don't participate in your kids education you are just raising the next group of fast food workers.
Steve

Hartford, CT

#27 Oct 23, 2007
FedUpWithCt wrote:
<quoted text>You just don't get it.
This is the quote:

"Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country." The only difference being in the use of "but" instead of "ask". Not much difference.
Lisa mom of two

Waterbury, CT

#28 Oct 23, 2007
Vic wrote:
These parents want to be involved with their childrens education. How many go see the teachers when the schools schedule parent teacher conferences or call the school to meet with the teachers if they have concernes about their children. My guess not many. It seems like in my town the only parents who show up for conferences are the ones whose children are doing great in school. Most of the parents of children who are not doing very well don't bother to show up. Then they complain the teachers are not doing their jobs. Wake up parents, if you don't participate in your kids education you are just raising the next group of fast food workers.
Again, we have mention of "these parents". Again I ask, why would you presume that "these parents" (presumably the ones attending the meeting) are NOT the ones who regularly attend parent teacher conferences. I would guess that "these parents" are the ones who regularly attend the conferences and participate more broadly and intensively in their children's education.

I still confess that I don't understand the backlash against the parents who chose to attend this meeting.

In terms of you asking that parents be involved, that is precisely what "these parents" were asking at the meeting. So, not sure I understand the point of your posting other than to try and sling mud at parents who went to this meeting.

(to the person that sent the links on pt. involvement, thanks and I will check them out, to others who made constructive comments on the thread, I appreciate the discussion!)
MrLogical

Hamden, CT

#29 Oct 23, 2007
Steve wrote:
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This is the quote:
"Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country." The only difference being in the use of "but" instead of "ask". Not much difference.
A quotation is not a quotation unless it's accurate.
Lew Day

San Diego, CA

#30 Jul 20, 2009
Hi Lew...I googled myself & I got you with the same name! How many of us are there? Lew...

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