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yessir April 4, 2014 at 12:04 am
As if someone just happening to see this article is going to be remotely considered for such aRead More solidly outlined position like this.
Things I Learned April 4, 2014 at 11:31 pm
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Batman February 15, 2014 at 08:44 pm
A lot of previously eradicated diseases are making comebacks in the USA these days. The reason isRead More illegal immigration. Legal immigrants are medically screened for communicable diseases and treated as necessary. Illegal aliens are not subject to any screening; medical, criminal or otherwise.
Kevin George January 13, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Excellent question Molly. As far as I can tell the last two GUHSD props were Prop U(Read More $274,000,000)http://www.guhsd.net/index.php/proposition-u-information ) and Prop H ( $417,000,000)http://www.guhsd.net/safeschools/GUHSDFAQ.html ) But these propositions pass carte blanche just like incumbents get re elected by a constituency distracted by shiny objects.
Mike LaPan January 13, 2014 at 07:41 pm
One school? Uh, have you been paying attention to all of the upgrades happening at other GrossmontRead More Union HS schools and Charters around the area? Lots of stuff happening. I for one am glad to see this building finally upgraded after such a long time. Drama, acting, arts and the like don't get nearly as much attention as they should in our local schools. VERY HAPPY to see this project completed. ONCE A SCOTTIE, ALWAYS A SCOTTIE!
Things I Learned January 13, 2014 at 07:45 pm
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Kevin George December 9, 2013 at 11:05 am
Standards seems to be the underlying theme of this article. One standard present when schoolsRead More managed to graduate students with a reasonable understanding of math English and science was that one never laid ones head down on ones desk. The fact that the picture used to illustrate the system that will help kids adapt to the new standards shows the old successful standards being violated speaks volumes. How can you teach a student anything if you can't even teach him to keep his head off his desk?
Jaded January 13, 2014 at 07:19 am
There are so many issues with our education system that it's difficult to put it in few words. 1. IsRead More it coincidental that education took a nose-dive after the teacher unions became very strong and demanding? 2. Is it coincidental that education took a nose-dive when the school districts went into the business of parenting? 3. Is it coincidental that education took a nose-dive when someone decided that every kid should go to college even if they don't have the ability to do so? Thank goodness GUHSD is going back to having vocational programs for kids that have no chance or desire to go to college. Next, they should quit social promotion of kids. Pushing kids through K-8 even though they failed math and english sets them up for HUGE failure in high school. Years ago, I remember kids being held back. They didn't eventually drop out of high school but that was the only year that they were held back. We need to quit worrying about "self-esteem". The embarrassment of being held back or being in a class that is actually named "remedial math" or "remedial english" is a motivator. Lastly, parents need to do their job. Always standing up for your kid even when they don't deserve it does absolutely nothing. All what it does is empower them to disrespect other students and their teachers. When they get into the real world, they will be fired from their job for their behavior and sense of entitlement.
Jaded January 13, 2014 at 07:21 am
There are so many issues with our education system that it's difficult to put it in few words. !. IsRead More it coincidental that education took a nose-dive after the teacher unions became very strong and demanding? 2. Is it coincidental that education took a nose-dive when the school districts went into the business of parenting? 3. Is it coincidental that education took a nose-dive when someone decided that every kid should go to college even if they don't have the ability to do so? Thank goodness GUHSD is going back to having vocational programs for kids that have no chance or desire to go to college. Next, they should quit social promotion of kids. Pushing kids through K-8 even though they failed math and english set them up for HUGE failure in high school. Years ago, I remember kids being held back. They didn't eventually drop out of high school but that was the only year that they were held back. We need to quit worrying about "self-esteem". The embarrassment of being held back or being in a class that is actually named "remedial math" or "remedial english" is a motivator. Lastly, parents need to do their job. Always standing up for your kid even when they don't deserve it does absolutely nothing. All what it does is empower them to disrespect other students and their teachers. When they get into the real world, they will be fired from their job for their behavior and sense of entitlement.
Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
yessir November 14, 2013 at 05:11 pm
Look Ma! I'm a robot !
2 sides to every story November 14, 2013 at 08:07 pm
While cursive is not a part of the CCSS in all states, some states have added it. In California itRead More can be found in grade 3 Language Standard 1j: Write legibly in cursive or jointed italics, allowing margins and correct spacing between the letters in a word and words in a sentence.
Things I Learned November 14, 2013 at 08:51 pm
Or means and.
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Komfort November 10, 2013 at 08:10 pm
It's exactly what critics of the Common Core school curriculum warned about: Partisan politicalRead More statements masquerading as English lessons finding their way into elementary school classrooms.Teaching materials aligned with the controversial national educational standards ask fifth-graders to edit such sentences as “(The president) makes sure the laws of the country are fair,” “The wants of an individual are less important than the well-being of the nation” and “the commands of government officials must be obeyed by all.” The sentences, which appear in worksheets published by New Jersey-based Pearson Education, are presented not only for their substance, but also to teach children how to streamline bulky writing.http://m.townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2013/11/07/common-core-lessons-blasted-for-sneaking-politics-into-elementary-classrooms-n1742088
Things I Learned November 11, 2013 at 06:17 am
Streamlined writing: "If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a humanRead More face - forever."
Northmont Elementary School. Patch file photo.
TROMANUS November 6, 2013 at 01:25 am
Khari Johnson, While I appreciate your efforts to provide the public with information about anRead More alleged sexual assault that occurred at an elementary school, I am a bit confused by this article and other incidents that appear in this story as well. Maybe you or the police can provide us with more facts and hopefully soon. First, it is stated the victim in the alleged sexual assault is "under the age of 14". The suspect is “believed” to be 15. Why do we “believe” this is the suspect’s age? Was the suspect questioned by police the night of the incident? Also do we know who made the claim? Since the victim is under 14 they could be anywhere between 0 and 13 years of age? I am just curious why the age of the victim was not reported? I am also curious why no charges were filed at the scene. It seems like all the facts just aren't quite there yet. Also, I am completely baffled as to why you felt the need to mention a "claim" of kidnapping "not far from the school". Could you not provide us with an address for this incident? You were able to provide us with the address for the alleged sexual assault. I just wonder why the article doesn't list at least a street name, or perhaps a general distance from the school. And is it only because of the proximity of the alleged incidents that you felt the need to lump the stories together? The story then strangely continues, "a man was later changed [misspelling not my fault!] with assault with a deadly weapon, not firearm, after getting into an altercation that sent another man to the hospital." I just have so many questions regarding this story I don’t where to begin. So let me sum this all up; a “maybe” 15 year old was NOT charged with sexual assault against someone younger than 14 at an elementary school, not far from this incident, and completely unrelated, a "claim" of kidnapping was made to police, but no kidnapping occurred since it was just a "claim". We have NO idea who made the kidnapping claim, no ages of the victim or suspects were provided. Were they family members arguing possibly? Was it a stranger that tried to abduct someone? These are facts I am sure many residents would like to know. Furthermore, what does this have to do with the alleged assault that sent a man to the hospital? Is this related to the claim of kidnapping? It seems like the title of your article should have been “La Mesa Crime Beat” and just a wee bit more facts should have been included with the article. While it is a service you do to keep residents informed of crime in the area, it is a disservice to not provide all the facts and create fear where none should be. I call that sensationalism not journalism.
Things I Learned November 6, 2013 at 12:21 pm
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whoa there November 6, 2013 at 12:58 pm
This story has been grossly blown out of porportion and there are many facts that are not correct.Read More This story is about two juvenilles and blasting this story with incorrect information will only blow it further out or porportion. I feel for the children involved and wish that the editor would have thought with some compassion and common sense before writing this story. The police investigator investigating this incident even said that things got out of hand. These are two kids we are talking about and this has the potential to harm their well being for the rest of their lives. Think before you write!!!
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Batman October 11, 2013 at 07:34 am
In California it is impossible to get elected to a school board without teacher's union support.Read More Apparently it is also impossible to get elected governor without same.
herkimer October 11, 2013 at 05:46 pm
Batman...You're full of prunes! Ask the teachers in Alpine how they feel about their schoolRead More board...Remember the Alan Bersin regime that nearly destroyed San Diego Unified a few years past. His board was hardly the favorite of the teachers...There was Vista, Ramona...on and on. Your basic premise is completely nonsense!
Batman October 14, 2013 at 08:04 am
If the teachers don't like the board members they should complain to the people who put them inRead More office - their own union. Show me a school board or community college board member anywhere in California who got elected without a penny of union money, in the last 40 years, and I'll buy you and your family dinner at any restaurant in La Mesa.