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JudithAnn March 16, 2014 at 09:41 am
I would love to know just what us being taught to journalists today. Do they cover things likeRead More "Biased reporting 101" or "Never Insert yourself or your personal views into your reporting" or make sure you verify both sides of an issue with at least 3 credible sources?" Or most important : you are the advocats of The People first and always seek the truth whether or not it's what you the reporter wants to believe or your editor wants you to write. Just curious.
Kate Farrish March 17, 2014 at 08:40 am
I teach journalism at UConn and at these workshops for high school students. I can tell you that myRead More students are taught to leave themselves and their opinions out of stories, to generally verify information with at least two credible sources, to interview people on all sides of an issue and that their aim is to serve the public. Thank you for your interest.
Tom March 18, 2014 at 05:26 pm
Maybe they could tackle the subject of whether it is ethical and legal to have gender-specificRead More programs that exclude one sex for another in publicly funded schools which are geared toward cariculum in the sciences. Nothing like picking and choosing winners and violating civil rights at the same time..
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Linda C March 27, 2014 at 11:16 am
James you have just proved my point. Of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers, just as anyRead More statement doesn't always apply to ALL! However I am stating FACTS and it does apply to more than it should; but just the mentioning of a Fact has you feeling uncomfortable. Ergo that is exactly why the problems will never be addressed; because the mere mention of it makes you feel guilty, uncomfortable and or insecure about discussing it! And the so Called Community Leaders are counting on just that!
James Bond April 10, 2014 at 10:42 am
Linda, Sorry to react to your post so late,I was away( not prison ). I reacted to what you saidRead More earlier about unwed mothers. To which you had no disclaimer because it said unwed mothers only. Now you say," of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers".To me you're the one sounding like you want it both ways and that sounds more like our fumbling politicans,than my post. That said, I do understand where you're coming from and posts are not the easiest way to state it sometimes.Your attack on how I feel is unwarrented just because I pointed out a flaw in your post. Sorry about that hope to hear from you soon.
Linda C April 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm
James glad you found your way home lol. I truly wasn't trying to attack your comment, merely tryingRead More to clear up the confusion on my earlier posting. In a nut shell James, we are (as tax payers) being forced to pay for whatever little program pops in their heads. Unfortunately the ones already in place aren't cancelled, it's just a process of adding more and more programs that have been proven not to work, as well as picking up the pieces of those who aren't doing their jobs. I'm all for helping, but lets find out what works, along with squashing those that don't - not double programs only to find out none work!! Enjoy whatever up and coming holiday you chose to celebrate. Not sure about you, but I'm not finding this new improved Patch as stimulating as when it was more focused on our individual town issues, so haven't been on much either!
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Daniella Ruiz March 3, 2014 at 05:16 pm
children being reduced to numbers. each social quality factor is being duly recorded, tabulated andRead More carefully secured in the great american database, ready for data mining by the major consumers of such, also known as advertising agencies, health care providers, sociologists and even political parties. where, oh, where, should they invest to gain the best return on their dollar? who's going to move to the neighborhood that offers the best bang for the school dollar? will the real estate agencies be able to make a nice fee off these home sales/purchases? and will the education/knowledge brokers now be in a position to confidently 'steer' our country in the 'proper direction' that only they seem to know? perhaps the new improved rate's of compensation for low level employment tasks will result in some good things in the society drowning in its own drug induced escape.
State Rep. Larry Cafero, a Norwalk Republican and Minority Leader in the state House of Representatives, says he wants a public hearing on Common Core education standards. (Photo from Cafero's official statehouse website)
Danielle Bolliger April 1, 2014 at 09:14 am
I also came across this yesterday. There are 3 videos. The third one is a very concerned parentRead More from Arkansas. I hope more parents stand up to get rid of Common Core. http://patriotaction.net/forum/topic/show?id=2600775%3ATopic%3A6635270&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
How about actually going to the Common Core website to find out what the CC Standards are? ThatRead More parent in Arkansas is an idiot. She's complaining about the Singapore math curriculum--it has nothing to do with the implementation of Common Core. Common Core does not specify the use of any of the techniques, procedures, methods or formulas that people like the Arkansas mother are complaining about.
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
Please read the standards: http://www.corestandards.org/read-the-standards/
John S January 23, 2014 at 09:59 am
It would have been one of sadness and concern. However, the overabundance of caution in the schoolRead More system has left us using more rain and cloudy days than snow days. This wreaks havoc on summer planning for students, families, and teachers. Additionally, it breaks up the school schedule and puts stress on students and teachers trying to make up work that falls out of sync with the curriculum. All because of shoddy forecasting and fear of lawsuits. Accidents with school buses happen every day. The roads need not be slippery to be a factor in an accident.
Rick McDonald January 24, 2014 at 10:29 am
As I see it the early dismissal is not the problem rather it is a symptom of the problem. TheRead More problem is Civil Litigation which has resulted in rampant "fear of lawsuits" as you noted. Address the problem and the symptoms will take care of themselves. This is my opinion
John S January 24, 2014 at 01:03 pm
And I completely agree with your opinion.
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augie42 December 11, 2013 at 02:47 pm
You would have been my first choice. You are well versed in education, you are good with people, youRead More are fair, and you have a handle on the economic climate of the town. Congratulations Rita!
Andy Parrella December 12, 2013 at 12:40 am
Congratulations Rita. A nice choice and I think you will do an excellent job!