To some, Lehigh Valley charter school...

To some, Lehigh Valley charter school's ice skating class gives...

There are 164 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jan 25, 2009, titled To some, Lehigh Valley charter school's ice skating class gives.... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

On the banks of the Lehigh River in south Bethlehem is a public school classroom that may be unlike any other in America.

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Interested observer

Fogelsville, PA

#186 Jan 28, 2009
LVPA chooses not to participate in the Freddy awards.
Hellertown Mom wrote:
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Of course you don't. I'm not surprised.
Fixed how? Like, fixed because LVPA isn't invited? Get over yourselves already.
Interested observer

Fogelsville, PA

#187 Jan 28, 2009
LVPA chooses not to participate in the Freddy awards.
Sk8tr Mom

United States

#189 Feb 1, 2009
My daughter skates but it too young to attend this school, but I hope that it will still be around when she gets to HS. For someone going to this school their parents as taxpayers are paying full taxes to the school district with only a percentage of those taxes going to the charter school. Does anyone ever consider the cost per student associated in school sponsored sports such as Cheerleading, Football, Hockey, Tennis, etc. Do you think the majority of those kids are going to go on and be professionals? The attendance in the skating program may be low, but that just shows how unique the sport is and that not everyone is capable of doing it. These kids have a much better chance of making a profession from their sport then most kids. Good skate coaches can make alot of $$$. Maybe if the public school would sponsor in-house figure skating programs then we wouldn't need a specialized charter school. And don't think these kids are getting some kind of free ride. Most of these kids are at the rink after school on their own time and their parents pay out a lot of money for testing, skates, lessons, club fees, ice time, etc. They work harder and have more dedication than most kids I have ever met and deserve the chance for their dreams to come true.
Lvpa student

Bethlehem, PA

#190 Jul 12, 2014
From Bethlehem wrote:
A ridiculous waste of our tax money. BASD, on Jan 26, is proposing a measure that would force local sports programs for ALL our school districts kids into paying for time to use OUR GYMS that WE pay for with taxes in the first place. Our kids are also going without adequate bus service to various trips and there are rumors of reducing bus service further. All the while this select group of families gets free ice skating lessons instead of learning subjects that would actually get their kids jobs.
Dr Lewis, maybe you need a new job?
Who ever wrote this needs to get there facts straight figure skaters get the same amount of education as if ur child was in a public school so before u go telling dr. Lewis to get a new job u might want to get ur facts straight !!!! Back off

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