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Parent April 7, 2014 at 06:40 am
Grow up and become an adult!
Edubb April 7, 2014 at 11:43 pm
The real news is if she's going to prom and what her dress looks like...
Mrgrumpass April 16, 2014 at 09:19 am
She will drop out and become a pol dancer!
factchecker April 17, 2014 at 07:08 pm
Because the others will languish in underfunded schools that most people won't care about. I wouldRead More much rather see reform in the public schools so that all children can thrive. Not trying to shortchange good students.
golfer April 18, 2014 at 01:38 am
So factchecker, you're in favor of lowering the common denominator for exceptional students, down toRead More the level of students from well-funded inner-city students, who have less-talented teachers, that simply indoctrinate the kids with WHAT to think, so they can pass a test! Boy, that really makes sense.
Brian Hurrel April 18, 2014 at 06:27 am
@golfer: Please provide proof of your contention that charter school teachers are superior to publicRead More school teachers. Some charter schools have yearly turnover rates approaching 50%. This hardly makes for a stable environment or any kind of continuity. Charters also pay less and many are so desperate for staff, due to their lack of protections, benefits, and in some cases deplorable working conditions, not to mention unqualified administrators, that they will hire anyone who comes in the door. There are good charter schools but there are just as many bad ones as well. Why do you think some of them get shut down? You then cast aspersions on the motives of public school supporters. Frankly you sound like a paid shill for reformists. Or a conspiracy theorist with you "indoctrination" nonsense. Save the insults next time any there's a chance you might be taken seriously.
Brian N April 4, 2014 at 03:58 pm
Keven, you really should go back and retread my posts before you open your mouth. I clearly agreedRead More there is waste in the school system, and also agreed there needs to be change. I was sticking up for the teachers. I'm just a concerned parent who gets annoyed by people blindly complaining about the taxes they pay and how greedy teachers and their unions are. How many school board meetings have you been to Keven?
Brian N April 4, 2014 at 04:02 pm
I also find it funny and very hypocritical that you are concerned about another commentor's angerRead More when all you do is spread complaints and hate all over these message boards. Take a look in the mirror before opening your mouth next time Kevin. I don't wear any affiliation's pins on my lapel, but you obviously wear your anger and ignorance on your sleeve.
Keven April 5, 2014 at 12:14 pm
There is no anger, and hate, pretty strong words for someone you disagree with on taxes. I'm veryRead More comfortable in my mirror. I have a problem with the way the powers to be spend other peoples money and hope no one looks where its going and who gets the lions share. I do go to the meetings but will attend even more often now that I know you'll be there to guard in the event things get out of hand tax wise.
John Santaella April 10, 2014 at 08:45 pm
Baaaaaa. Baaaaaa.
makemyday April 16, 2014 at 12:59 pm
As a citizen, I have to prove who I am, prove where I live, where I was born in order to get aRead More drivers license. Years ago, I had to prove my kids had their shots, show their SS# and birth certificate to register for school. So why don't foreigners have to prove they are here legally before they reap the benefits of our country? Just asking?
Pad April 20, 2014 at 06:16 am
In order to collect ANY benefits or attend publicly funded schools people and their children shouldRead More have SS numbers and have applied for citizenship. I as a taxpayer am sick of supporting foreigners who work often under the table and send their earned underground job money to foreign countries. Many not all are here to milk the system. They now come here to suckle off the Lady In The Harbor's breast.
High school graduation. (Patch file photo)
Betty Boop March 13, 2014 at 09:34 pm
That is why most colleges award Merit Money based upon SAT scores.
Legion March 13, 2014 at 11:46 pm
If this is true my dog could probably be eligible if he went through the Brick school system.
Rick Ricky March 15, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Schools in general is nothing but fakes. Not even close to accurate. To many reasons to list. YouRead More have to many dishonest people involved in the outcome in changes that shouldn't be. Yes, schools play to make it look one way that is not even close to what it should be. They rig the outcome to make their school look good for certain students who they might have a connection with in some way. You can have students who rank higher in lower level classes that are not even close in comparison that has no business being 2 or 3 in a class.
SH Resident March 15, 2014 at 12:22 am
Hey Joe-90% tax rate existed with a number of signifigant loopholes that resulted in a nominal taxRead More rate in the mid 40s for the highest earners...stop getting your talking points from MSNBC and think for yourself. and even if you took every dollar from the top 10% of earners in this nation, we would still have a deficit...spending is the issue, not revenue....do you get that fact or does your hatred for the wealthy cloud your ability to digest reality...
Joe R March 15, 2014 at 08:51 am
Hey SH, in the 1950s, the top marginal tax rate was 91% and the effective tax rate was about 51%Read More after the loopholes. Oh, so we don't have loopholes today??!? Ha, ha, ha. The current top marginal tax rate is 39.6% but that's before all the loopholes. The effective tax rate is even lower than 39.6%. JFK eliminated many of the loopholes and reduced the top marginal tax rate to 74%. That works for me.
SH Resident March 15, 2014 at 07:02 pm
Joe-I will agree to raise the marginal tax rate to 50%...what programs other than defense do youRead More propose to cut? Exactly none is probably your answer...cutting defense and raising taxes does not get us to a balanced budget...we need to cut spending...you socialists never seem to get that point...and moreover, how about EVERYONE has some skin in the game and has to pay some income tax.... you will never want to cut spending on social programs because then how will you bribe low information voters to win elections?
John March 4, 2014 at 10:44 am
I guess the schools are not happy with what they get, oh well the taxpayers have to foot the billRead More again, nothing new here they just keep on adding things that they need....I can hardly wait for the responses from the critical few again...Happiness..
Sarah March 4, 2014 at 12:41 pm
Could we get the GIANT pothole in the New Albany driveway fixed sometime soon. It's a literal craterRead More at this point.
John March 5, 2014 at 11:45 am
Oh no, thats not in the budget....
jerseytomato February 26, 2014 at 07:55 am
I completely misread Jen's post. So, for the record, I stand corrected and regret doing so.Read More Sheila, unfortunately, I don't have children, and am able to freely make vacation plans. As for our education system, I'm afraid it's appalling, but I pay my tax dollars in support, none the less.
Parent March 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Stop the constant testing! Let the teachers teach and maybe the kids will learn. Private school getsRead More it done in less time, get education back to what it was.
Parent March 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Stop the constant testing! Let the teachers teach and maybe the kids will learn. Private school getsRead More it done in less time, get education back to what it was.
John February 19, 2014 at 07:12 pm
Why do U always have to say something opposite of everyone. If your late for work U do not getRead More paid....I am sure not all companies give the money away Brian N....I would be more concerned with the school bus drivers going over the speed limit....how about U....
Brian N February 19, 2014 at 07:56 pm
John, if I disagree with something I see on here I speak up. I have also spoken up when I agree.Read More And you are incorrect sir, when my work has a delay for weather we still get paid for a full day.
John February 20, 2014 at 10:40 am
I do not know all the work places that give money away, if U do not punch in U do not get paid,Read More maybe if your total salary, I do not know the exact percentages but not all have that feature...If U do count your blessings and enjoy your good luck.
John February 16, 2014 at 07:03 pm
Sorry Pundit, my error, thought it was the school budget not the fire budget that was voted on....IRead More did enjoy the Pee Wee Herman comment for those that can remember him...People will say anything at times and will interject comments....Thanks
Brian N February 16, 2014 at 07:43 pm
No problem, I may disagree or get a little contentious at times, but I never want to make or takeRead More anything here personally
John February 17, 2014 at 10:24 am
Nor do I, I do not interject bad comments but there are those that do, My comments about theRead More students was only to point out that some districts in this state have more than a normal student load and they do without spending more money for new schools...There has to be a better solution...thanks...
Emily February 14, 2014 at 11:57 am
Who wants to listen to that at 5:a.m. in the morning. I would have hung up. Not cute. Save your soRead More called talent for the school talent show.
anonymous February 15, 2014 at 01:13 am
I thought this was very funny. I even played it back for friends as we danced around the room. IRead More believe it is the quirky stuff in life that makes it all worth it. We all need a giggle every now and then and this passed dumb and went 180 degrees back to funny. If you want to see serious meet us in Washington DC March 16th 2014 for a mass protest against corruption when the mace and flashbangs start being thrown by police you will have a new respect for the little giggles in life. anonymous
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Rick Ricky February 13, 2014 at 09:52 am
Jim, Geez you are the one who can't be that ignorant yourself. You couldn't be more wrong and inRead More denial. Nothing jives with any of these tests. They compare SAT's and some schools average 1535 total and think that is good. I think that score is unacceptable. Just a little over what the state requires. The H.S. do little or just enough to get by. Just passing is good enough for them. You have schools who some considered top schools bragging how great they are getting average sat's at 1545. @Speedz..You are right on and I agree it is hard to figure out what makes sense versus real.
esther March 3, 2014 at 12:02 am
Here's what I measure when considering schools- and this applies directly to Montclair and allRead More districts- Has my child been taught to be an independent thinker, an active problem solver, willing to take on challenges, work as part of a team, and the confidence to work independently? Has my child met a teacher who has motivated him/her to be their best academic self and created a lifelong learner? That's how success is measured. Numbers/statistic can be tugged, pulled, hidden, adjusted, and manipulated. The cold hard facts that your child has the attributes previously listed above is the true measure. That's done here in Montclair and other districts in New Jersey and beyond- or at least it was true before the core curriculum standards and the broads invaded.
ED April 12, 2014 at 11:54 am
esther, You have a few things right. Numbers/Statistics can be tugged, pulled, hidden, adjusted andRead More manipulated. By Who? The same people who are running the schools and handing in these reports. Everything in NJ is corrupted.
John February 3, 2014 at 09:56 am
This is great, I guess they used up all the snow days with this winter, we have not had a bad one inRead More years and people driving are nuts....Get ready we have 2 more coming....oh yea...
Skitch February 3, 2014 at 04:41 pm
They have 4 snow days now to make up. The first make up day is scheduled for next week. 3 more toRead More make up after that. The kids love the snow days but hate the make up days because they lose scheduled vacation time or have to go to school longer into June.
Cinnaminson Superintendent Salvatore Illuzzi, one of the longest-tenured superintendents in Burlington County, took a $60,000 pay cut to stay with the district for the next three years. Credit: Rob Scott
John January 24, 2014 at 07:10 pm
Oh boy another change of ideas, we are not talking taxes we are talking about Payroll of aRead More Super....get it....
Will Smith January 24, 2014 at 07:14 pm
Where do you think that payroll comes from, if your worried about payroll and budgets then getRead More involved instead of complaining incessantly on Patch.
John January 25, 2014 at 07:19 pm
Hey Willy I am not the only one complaining about payroll...Read the comments, there are more thanRead More one person.