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Comment on: Some growing uneasy over release of student data - North - The Boston Globe
Posted 05/08/2014 11:29:13 EDT
$186 million to PARCC!!!! This is the lie that Race To The Top is all about. The state and the teachers were told that if Massachusetts were to sign onto this Obama program, all this extra money wo more »
Comment on: Will Walsh chart a determined course for Boston schools? - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/01/2014 02:12:33 EST
Omg...just teachers have the day off today! Stop the presses!
Posted 01/01/2014 02:05:35 EST
Absolutely shocking! How dare a group representing the workers who have to implement these "reforms" try to influence the outcome of an election. Outrageous!!! So, Scott, where's the outrage when it's more »
Comment on: Dispute over tutorsâ pay roils Match Charter School - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/30/2013 08:45:18 EST
I wonder if the MATCH recruits are fully informed before they sign up. In the public schools, tutors are required to be DESE licensed and are paid over $20/hour, depends on the district. If one is not more »
Comment on: Boston teacher ratings beggar belief - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 11/30/2013 06:54:49 EST
Let's take the teachers from NatHawthorne's town and exchange them with the Boston teachers. The results will be the same.
Posted 11/30/2013 06:50:55 EST
"The soft bigotry of low expectations" Spoken like someone who is probably well-educated but doesn't know a thing about teaching and learning....just what they read and discuss in their fabulous home more »
Posted 11/30/2013 12:50:22 EST
WilliamSlim1944..............let's ask those who refuse to raise the minimum wage
Posted 11/30/2013 12:28:42 EST
You asked "If everybody is so talented, why do only about a third of Bostonâs third graders in district schools read at an advanced or proficient level?" You stated " it suggests that good teachers more »
Comment on: Foxborough Police too quick to detain drunken fans - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 11/17/2012 10:55:20 EST
Hundreds of people were detained at Country Fest because hundreds of people were intoxicated. It's a drunkfest and anyone who lives or works near Gillette Stadium knows that. Let's remember that the s more »
Comment on: Chicago Teachers Union uses other peopleâs pain as political weapon - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 09/16/2012 03:47:40 EDT
And closing hundreds of neighborhood schools in chicago doesn't hurt children and their families? The fact that the city opened some schools during the strike so that many children could get a meal sh more »
Comment on: Districts risk missing deadline to overhaul teacher evaluation system - Boston.com
Posted 08/21/2012 09:02:44 EDT
Towns don't pay anything for teacher pensions. Teachers pay 11% of their salary to their pension and the state pays about 1%. If you want to remove the pensions for teachers and other town workers, th more »
Comment on: Boston school superintendent Carol Johnson announces full review of staff - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 07/21/2012 03:45:50 EDT
Let me get this straight....Ms. Johnson makes a really bad error in judgement, apologizes AFTER the story is in the Globe and her method for correcting her ways is to review those who report to her??? more »
Comment on: 'Republican old guard takes aim at Gingrich'
Posted 12/09/2011 09:10:46 EST
Yeah...who's in office does make an impact on jobs. Obama saved jobs on Wall St, not Main St. Husband has been looking in vain for a job for almost 3 years, every single day. Obama's polcies have not more »
Posted 12/09/2011 07:09:42 EST
As a Democrat, I gotta tell ya: When Romney was governor, my husband had a job, my house's value was soaring, and kids were held accountable...at least more so than now. So I am not happy with Obama a more »
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Posted 10/03/2011 08:12:20 EDT
Did anyone see SNL last Saturday where they skewered those who post silly comments on sites like this? Hilarious!!! more »
Posted 10/03/2011 06:56:00 EDT
Wow, the comments from some of the posters here reminds me of those comments made against the protesters of the Vietnam war. Attacking their clothing choices, attacking their right to assemble, attack more »
Comment on: '$10m in special education funds diverted, inspector general says'
Posted 06/22/2011 07:13:17 EDT
This is not stealing from special education students, its stealing from ALL students and the taxpayers who foot the bill. more »
Posted 06/22/2011 06:59:38 EDT
This was bound to happen and I wouldn't be surprised if there are more situations like this across the state and nation. Special Ed. has gotten out of control. No one says no, whatever these programs more »
Comment on: 'Charter school teachers may pull out of union'
Posted 06/06/2011 07:13:38 EDT
LOL "The only reason students in Boston do poorly is because of the lousy teachers. Why can't they educate those kids? Teachers in Weston seem to have no problem educating children!" Ummmmm...for the more »
Comment on: 'Mass. unions soften approach on health care'
Posted 05/25/2011 01:02:10 EDT
First, a bad economy Second, target a group to blame and whip up a frenzy among the others Third, begin de-humanizing the targets by calling them names (feeders at the trough, pigs, scum, hacks) Fourt more »
Posted 05/25/2011 10:07:59 EDT
If you want to see what the world would be like without unions read this http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/trianglefire/ You don't think it would happen today? Get serious. Every labor law that ALL of us (un more »
Comment on: Teachers%26%2339%3B%20union%20leaflets%20Newton%20over%20lack%20of%20contract
Posted 05/23/2011 02:52:00 EDT
My goodness..I never knew there were so many haters of teachers in Newton! Go ahead and fire us all...who then would ever want to take our place teaching the children of these posters? I don't know ho more »
Comment on: The union fight is just beginning - The Boston Globe
Posted 05/16/2011 06:57:19 EDT
So today is Monday, the start of the workweek. Did all of you have anice weekend? Well, next Friday, when you start the next weekend, take a momement and thank the unions becuase without them, you'd b more »
Comment on: 'A lesson in Advanced mis-Placement'
Posted 04/25/2011 09:19:40 EDT
My principal (less than 5 years exp. in the classroom) thinks its a great idea to have all students take honors and AP...in other words, no leveling. His reasoning is that the lower level students wil more »
Comment on: The students in the âdo nothingâ rows - The Boston Globe
Posted 03/29/2011 03:03:42 EDT
One person's frustrations and surprise? Shock of a new teacher? It happened 41 YEARS AGO. What's the point of even mentioning membership in a union if the essay is about frustrations, surprises and sh more »
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