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  • Comment on: 'More teachers’

    Posted 05/26/2010 09:11:42 EDT

    How sad when the unions find out they have no power to negotiate for the teachers after the feds take over the schools. They should have read the fine small print. By the way federal agencys are not r more »

  • Comment on: Quincy%20teachers%20face%20tough%20choices

    Posted 05/25/2010 09:23:51 EDT

    my numbers are from teacherportal.com a site to help teachers decide where they would like to teach, among other things. They have no need to lie. I never trust the numbers that a state website publis more »

  • Comment on: Quincy%20teachers%20face%20tough%20choices

    Posted 05/24/2010 12:07:01 EDT

    Sorry about all the typos in the last post I should be more carefull. I just did a quick check and found that only 33% of the school expense in Mass. is for teacher pay, and that while the average pay more »

  • Comment on: Quincy%20teachers%20face%20tough%20choices

    Posted 05/24/2010 11:50:21 EDT

    ok I am not too old or too ignorant to understand. I have paymentss to make also. I am wondering with bankers and investment gurus and insurance executives getting 100 million dollar bonuses for drivi more »

  • Comment on: Quincy%20teachers%20face%20tough%20choices

    Posted 05/24/2010 09:44:03 EDT

    fadingas I wonder what you do for work. No time off for Christmas or Fourth of July. No body works 52 weeks of the year. more »

  • Comment on: 'SAT prep company stops claiming 255-point boost'

    Posted 05/18/2010 01:19:18 EDT

    Wow a fancy solution to low test scores...
    that does not work.
    can not blame the public classroom teacher for this one. more »

  • Comment on: 'Back to the beginning in the HIV fight'

    Posted 05/17/2010 09:32:45 EDT

    once agian some expert is blaming the public school for not educating people well enough. get real.. in this day and age with all the information that is right in front of your face on the internet no more »

  • Comment on: 'Teachers union, Johnson reach stalemate on plan'

    Posted 05/14/2010 01:05:08 EDT

    ok experts starting pay nation wide avg is $20,000 more »

  • Comment on: 'Teachers union, Johnson reach stalemate on plan'

    Posted 05/14/2010 11:54:48 EDT

    Just another statement - American teachers are paid the lowest of any teachers in the industrial nations. Teachers in other countries do not have any mainstreamed special education students in the cla more »

  • Comment on: 'Teachers union, Johnson reach stalemate on plan'

    Posted 05/14/2010 11:25:33 EDT

    I got the fix to this problem Put the administrators in the classrooms from 3:30 to 6:00 every afternoon to teach the students. Oh and those of you trashing teachers can show up and help for free. put more »

  • Comment on: We need it, but who’ll pay for a longer school day? - The Boston Globe

    Posted 05/14/2010 11:15:34 EDT

    Schools in Germany outperform American schools in all areas. They dismiss at noon a much shorter day. Instruction happens in the morning and tutoring for those who want it happens in the afternoon. Th more »

  • Comment on: 'Md. bars release of tests to military'

    Posted 05/13/2010 10:16:36 EDT

    heaven forbid that the military actually be able to offer some students what the public school can not. Employment. more »

  • Comment on: 'State takeover possible of underperforming schools'

    Posted 05/11/2010 11:34:02 EDT

    Oh yes just what schools need, some state appointed expert that knows even less than the fools currently in adminstration.
    more »

  • Comment on: 'Report: Pre-K math, science will help kids excel'

    Posted 05/11/2010 11:09:27 EDT

    Ok we actually agree. but this morning my mind is wondering why. I wonder about all the pressure we put on the kids here to excell as I read about the girls in Afghan schools and their troubles just g more »

  • Comment on: 'School Committee OK’

    Posted 05/06/2010 09:36:13 EDT

    As you can see from my previous post I am Math not Typing teacher. Student feedback should be listened to but should not be considered absolute gospel. I also feel that teacher evaluation of administr more »

  • Comment on: 'School Committee OK’

    Posted 05/06/2010 09:31:21 EDT

    As a teacher uf the unpopular subject of math for many years I seldom recieved constructive feedback from students while they were taking my classes. But later after they had graduated and experienced more »

  • Comment on: 'Report: Pre-K math, science will help kids excel'

    Posted 05/06/2010 09:14:36 EDT

    I have been teaching for more than 20 years- I am aware of more programs to expose and help students with math and science than you know. I am a Math teacher and have advocated improvement of the elem more »

  • Comment on: 'School sports, teachers on block in Portsmouth'

    Posted 05/05/2010 01:05:31 EDT

    good heavens cut sports!!
    the country will fall apart if they cut a program that only affects 12% of the students and their play time. more »

  • Comment on: 'Report: Pre-K math, science will help kids excel'

    Posted 05/05/2010 01:02:36 EDT

    exposed to the same way they do in Japan?
    The country that has the highest teen sicide rate in the world.
    think about it. more »

  • Comment on: 'Homework hell'

    Posted 05/04/2010 12:21:13 EDT

    Actually the key word here is stress. American teenagers are number 2 in the world just a little behind Japan in suicide.Do we really want to compete in this area?
    more »

  • Comment on: 'Homework hell'

    Posted 05/03/2010 09:18:08 EDT

    parents should not worry-- by high school their kids will not have any homework it would conflict with " we got a game tonight". more »

  • Comment on: 'Denver school district bans work travel to Arizona'

    Posted 04/30/2010 09:20:25 EDT

    with more than 8% of the population of Arizona being illegal Arizona had to do something before going broke. The bulk of the law passed is already federal law. So before boycotting Arizona maybee a bo more »

  • Comment on: 'Ariz. gov signs bill revising new immigration law'

    Posted 04/30/2010 09:10:26 EDT

    more than 8% of people in Arizona are illegal immigrants. That has become too big of a finical burden for a state government to deal with. So Arizona passed a law that actually echos the wording of fe more »

  • Comment on: 'Mass. school chief in bullying case gets extension'

    Posted 04/30/2010 08:57:35 EDT

    this is what is wrong with schools in America; politics not morality keeps administrators in power. As long as administration is not accountable for ..I am frustrated this is so bad I can not phrase t more »

  • Comment on: 'The age of motorcyclists is on the rise, and so is their rate of injuries and fatalities'

    Posted 04/29/2010 11:23:03 EDT

    same old arguments over and over some doctor says helmets will stop injuries.. Right .. Law of physics there is not enough coushioning in any helment to stop closed head injuries. On top of that more more »