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Netcong, NJ

Netcong PDs new Vehicle

Who is better? Who really knows? Tell me how we are supposed to know these people. It's not like there are debates or anything. Also, a sign in front of the FD? So what? Maybe the FD, which is public property of Netcong, believes Butler is a better choice for them. Maybe Portsmore should place one there. I believe that a location like that would have to put all signs up if any are up. And my previous comment wasn't for your questions about the voting and council. This forum was about the PD vehicle. Maybe you should begin another thread.  (Oct 20, 2012 | post #13)

Netcong, NJ

Netcong PDs new Vehicle

You guys are insane. You'll be the first ones to bitch when a police officer isn't able to be where and when you want. If you can do better in this town, run for something. Seriously.  (Oct 19, 2012 | post #9)

Netcong, NJ

What new business do you want in Netcong

Less pizza joints  (Apr 25, 2012 | post #2)

Netcong, NJ

The Bammer Lies

Are you serious? First, it's $102 per YEAR on average....not $102 per MONTH. That means it is costing you a whopping $8.50 per year. And do you want to discuss character? How about the fact that character starts and ends in the home? Schools are meant to teach the subjects. Granted character is taught simply because you can't get around it but in all seriousness character is from the family. The school isn't in place to raise everyone's kid. Also, I am assuming that what you meant by "connections " is when someone has a kid in the school. Guess what, the school is what educates our kids in the hope that they become a productive member of society and the town. If you aren't a fan of that, I don't know what to tell you. Schools don't want to coddle these kids. They want to teach these kids. Coddling is to be done in the home.  (Mar 22, 2012 | post #5)

Netcong, NJ

The Bammer Lies

"Taxed" I just want to make a couple of things clear. First, if you think that the repairs and upgrades to the school weren't necessary, there may be something wrong. Second, I am assuming that you were one of the many that voted against it while many more voted in favor of it. THird, if an average of $102 per year (as found in this link http://www.netcong school.org/2356101 0622223150/lib/235 61010622223150/The _Facts_About_Netco ng_Public_School_R eferendum_2010_Fin al_9-2-10.pdf) is too much for you to care to spend on making the school a safer, more desireable place for students to learn, maybe you should consider the fact that a lot is done with a little here in Netcong, comared to a lot of other towns. You're going to sit here and bash a woman who isn't even part of the school system anymore. And you're bashing her for making things better. Why don't you turn your negatives into positives and try helping? I'm honestly getting tired of all the crying that goes on here in Netcong. If you have a logical, meaningful idea.....bring it up! And my question from WEEKS ago to all who bash this school and how it is run.....when have you gone to a meting? And for your information.....on e purpose for the project was so that the building would stop being a cash-eating machine as you call it.  (Mar 21, 2012 | post #3)

Netcong, NJ

Netcong School

Just like concerned parent said. The kids were supposed to go there to see the play. But the company came to the school instead. My reason for bringing up the Growing Stage is because I would believe that they would not show something that would be considered inappropriate for the students they knew they were performing for. This is my reason for thinking that maybe it wasn't as bad as some people would be making it out to be. However, IF it was that bad, then the Growing Stage should feel badly. Not taking all blame from Admin but it really has web a trustworthy company. I hope it doesn't continue to be bad and something can be calmly figured out.  (Mar 21, 2012 | post #16)

Netcong, NJ

Netcong School

I understand what you are saying about the administrators. They are interims. That is something that people who have concerns may focus on first. And maybe you are right. Have you met them? Have you been to meetings where they talk about updates and the plans moving forward? I'm sure that parents and town citizens would get more decisive and clear answers if they tried attending meetings. I really don't because I have faith in how they are handling things so far. Should I go anyway just to see progress is basing made? Sure. I probably should. It is something I have thought about for some time now.  (Mar 20, 2012 | post #13)

Netcong, NJ

Netcong School

I am surprised by this as well. However, I am wondering if it was really as bad as you are hearing. I find it slightly difficult to believe that an educated administrator is as oblivious as you are making him out to be. Also, what are the teachers saying? You have to remember that kids like to embellish the actual facts at times. Unless the Growing Stange has some kind of hidden agenda, I feel that it could be a little misunderstood. Also, keep in mind that this was a group that puts on shows for families and kids right in your back yard. I seriously don't think they would put that in jeopardy. Some of you are very quick to judge and bitch. Especially hidden behind a computer. Come on guys, try working as a team for one goal. This is constantly looking like parents vs school, admin and board. We are in the same darn side. You don't see or hear teachers and school affiliated people getting crazy about how so many parents don't actually parent. Why do you constantly attack them? Try offering positive ideas instead of "clean house" and "get new people".  (Mar 20, 2012 | post #11)

Netcong, NJ

Netcong School

If the admin did know about it then yeah, clean out. What if they didn't know? Isn't that like the school holding you accountable for your kid doing something dumb?  (Mar 17, 2012 | post #5)

Netcong, NJ

Netcong School

Very well said.  (Mar 17, 2012 | post #67)

Netcong, NJ

Netcong School

I'm still not hearing answers as to why sooo many people who have issues with the way the school is run and the way the Board works don't go to meetings. I hear from people that the meetings are empty every time. I don't go simply because as of now I don't see any problems with the way things are run. So why is it that all you people who have issues or concerns don't go voice them? Why is it that you all sit at home on your computer and type on this site about the problems? I'm serious. I'm not asking to start trouble. If you think about it, the school needs everyone in the town to work together to be successful. If you have ideas, bring them up at the meetings. I'm willing to bet that if you went to a meeting you'd be surprised to see what goes on. The board members do care....all of them. I've been to a meeting before just to see how it works. It was really enlightening. So I challenge you all to attend the meeting on the 27th. See what goes on. Ask questions. Get answers. If you don't like the answers, simply converse about it. It's not that difficult. You guys also need to show the board that you support/care by going to the meetings sometimes. Imagine volunteering your time for hours a night, 2 nights a week and when one of them is an open meeting you don't see anyone. BUT, outside of the meetings you are stopped and talked to at Shop Rite, read Topix where people are being absolutely inappropiate in calling you names and so on. How is that civil? So, attend the meeting and see how things go. Voice your opinion in the appropriate forum. It will only make things better....if done appropriately and tactfully.  (Mar 17, 2012 | post #65)

Dover, NJ

Family hires lawyer after son killed by Denville cop

Wasn't there some video from the scene? If it's the one I saw then the cop had every right to shoot. Didn't the cop try turning the car off? That's why he leaned into the window?  (Mar 17, 2012 | post #35)

Netcong, NJ

Netcong School

Nicely put Marianne. It's a shame that folks would rather complain about what they think people should do, rather than attending meetings and voicing their opinions.  (Mar 16, 2012 | post #61)

Netcong, NJ

Netcong School

I find this to be very well put. I like the idea that "no brains are equal". Not to say that anyone should be withheld from opportunity but not everyone is equal. That's been the problem lately in this country. But that's a different forum. Fact is that every kid is given opportunity. With that, so is every parent. Kids now feel that since they graduated high school or college that they DESERVE a career. Now (active parent) tell me how in this world the attendance by board members is going to change the success of the students!? It's not. The fact is, if you go to meetings, you'd know that these volunteers spend 3-4 hours at least once every other week, sometimes every week, in a room trying to figure out the best thing for the tax payers and kids. My friends are on other boards and they've discussed it with me. Netcong is no different. A few times they have met multiple times in a week. And think about the time they must have spent on this construction project. That can't be easy. So yeah, maybe they didn't go to a play. Maybe they didn't eat some flapjacks. But u know what? It's not gonna make a lick of difference when it comes to the success of the students. And even more honestly, after witnessing how one board member was spoken to in Shoprite one day, I wouldn't go to eat flapjacks either. Their job is to make things better for the success of the students, town and taxpayers. They need to work with what they've got to help put out the best product for our future....the kids. I'm sure it's not easy. Maybe you families should support them rather than bashing and blaming them. Andamybe the parents should monitor how their little ones are acting OUTSIDE the school too. If some of them were mine and walked around talking like they do and behaving like they do, I'd be embarrassed. But maybe that's the teacher and board's fault too. Right?  (Mar 7, 2012 | post #57)

Netcong, NJ

Netcong School

Are you kidding? I'm willing to bet that your thoughts aren't close to fact. In fact, I'm willing to bet you don't even attend the meetings. I seriously doubt that someone would volunteer so much time and energy just for ego. I can't see that being the case.  (Mar 5, 2012 | post #54)