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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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Suzanne February 24, 2014 at 10:25 am
I would love to see the test score results for these districts along side the spending per pupil.Read More This might show that throwing money at schools doesn't necessarily mean the test scores go up.
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/
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Craig H February 12, 2014 at 08:21 pm
We support the superintendent with the upgrade. You would think he in turn would support parentsRead More needs for child care arrangements and call a snow day like every other superintendent in the state. Guess Woodbridge can look forward to another 6am phone call again. If the upgrade requires Mr Stella to make a decision, we're screwed!
Alex February 17, 2014 at 08:04 am
I know what you mean, but unfortunately not just his call. Too bad we can't have independentRead More cancellation decisions based on schools since BOW have to all be on the same page-I can only imagine it may be difficult awaiting and/or agreeing with each other. Otherwise he does much more good, most importantly for our children, for me to criticize anything about him at all. All schools should have a Dr. Stella. Hopefully the snow will slow down soon and be one less worry, hang in there-I know how you feel:)
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MAC November 12, 2013 at 11:37 am
No question--for people who are informed--Common Core is a BAD thing! It's all about CONTROL,Read More people!............................... The federal government has no business determining what local school boards and teachers/administrations must do, and what your children should learn!......................................................... States accepted this DRECK because their governors were enticed by the (short term) free money being redistributed from our federal taxes. But they have traded our children's education and our nation's well-being for 'thirty pieces of silver'! I recommend truthinamericaneducation.com; and the “Stop Common Core in CT” and other related FB groups for more information on the evils of Common Core. http://www.concordmonitor.com/opinion/columns/8631255-95/my-turn-five-reasons-to-oppose-the-common-core
Craig Zac January 31, 2014 at 08:47 am
.......and this is what you get when you let the Government take away too much control of yourRead More lives. When you let them into your life to "help" you out, you are selling your soul to the devil himself. When you run to the government to get them to protect you from some perceived great threat or danger, you give them a little more control over our lives. After 9/11 everyone said the government needs to look out for us so they thought up that Patriot act... look where that got us! everyone said Bush is evil, the republicans are bad, vote for Obama and the dems, well, loo where that got us. everyone said, OMG someone shot a school up, remover the guns from those who don't shoot people, who don't use their guns for crime, look where that got us. you'd better start using your heads folks, your ruining this country by relying too much on the government and its law makers to do what your afraid to do yourself. every time you hear someone say, "There ought to be a law" I want you to slap them across the head and tell them if they don't like what they see, go do something to stop it!'
MAC January 31, 2014 at 11:56 am
Amen, Craig! Amazingly, some people are waking up and resisting these atrocities like Common Core,Read More such as in NY with their teachers' Union. Yesterday I heard on AM radio that even some CT legislators are starting to fight back against CC. On your broader point, I suggest that you and everyone who cares about our, and our nation's, future get on board with Freedom Works, either at www.freedomworks.org, where one of their "Take Action" items is "STOP KING OBAMA," or at freedomworksforme.com., to "STOP THE NEW OBAMACARE BAILOUT!"
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