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Comment on: Longer school days in store for some in 5 states - News Local Massachusetts - Boston.com
Posted 11/13/2013 06:50:04 EST
"trying out personalized learning technologies and studying world cultures, healthy living, foreign languages, fitness and healthy living, and even scrapbooking..". Weren't these things once done at more »
Comment on: Swimming in student debt? - Boston.comment - Boston.com
Posted 05/10/2013 06:26:12 EDT
Umm even the state schools have high tuition and even higher fees! Imagine if everyone who had to take loans didn't go. I mean at 18 and 19 you are relying on hope that you will get a job to pay ba more »
Posted 05/10/2013 06:23:57 EDT
I also borrowed only what I needed and made payments while in school... I pay extra every month....... I don't mind paying the loan but the extra $60 in interest a month is what kills me!
Posted 05/10/2013 05:39:37 EDT
I just get so fustrated that I can pay back my car loan quicker then my student loans and the principal was the same amount!! I also pay more each month to my student loans then my monthly car paym more »
Comment on: Menino proposes more changes to struggling schools - Boston.com
Posted 12/20/2012 09:36:12 EST
Students did not become low-performing in high school. What middle school/elementary school do these students come from? When did their grades slip? Do they have parent support? Do they do their hom more »
Comment on: Failing South Boston School turns it around - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 09/23/2012 07:51:56 EDT
Boston is flooded with teacher. For each position their any over thousands of applicants. I am a teacher and although I am "not on the clock" for a eight hour work day, I usually work ten hours a day. more »
Comment on: Haverhill teen convicted of motor vehicle homicide in fatal crash tied to texting - Boston.com
Posted 06/06/2012 05:31:03 EDT
Such a tragic story. I feel for both sides. On one side a man is dead and on another a eighteen year old is going to live with the fact that he killed another person. This seventeen year old did not g more »
Comment on: 'Romney urges young people to take economic risks'
Posted 04/27/2012 07:35:35 EDT
Ummm..So I don't think my parents have $20,000 sitting on the side to give their three children- who are all well educated but under-employed due to the job market! They have raised us to be self-suff more »
Comment on: Scott Brownâs tax returns show big income jump since winning US Senate seat - Political Intelligence - A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe - Boston.com
Posted 04/27/2012 04:07:01 EDT
Maybe the government could save money by lowering salaries? If the rest of us have to deal with wage freezes and unemployment etc.... more »
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Posted 04/27/2012 03:58:49 EDT
I am wondering why I could pay my $25,000 car off in five years ($295/month) but my $20,000 student loans takes 20 years ($220/month) to pay off. The daily interest accrual is ridiculous! more »
Comment on: 'Dems, GOP swap charges in student loan fight'
Posted 04/26/2012 09:04:40 EDT
I am wondering why I could pay my $25,000 car off in five years ($295/month) but my $20,000 student loans take 20 years ($220/month). The daily interest accrual is ridiculous! Any extra I pay goes to more »
Comment on: 'Maternity leave in balance as companies weigh economic realities'
Posted 08/12/2010 09:14:02 EDT
Also on a side note: Why is child care so costly? Maybe if it was more affordable for families it would be easier to return to work. $350 a week equals $16,800 a year. Wow pretty close to college tuit more »
Posted 08/12/2010 09:11:19 EDT
What has happened to us as a society? Working and making money is more important then people and feelings. We have become a cut throat society who only focuses on money. Family used to be cherished an more »
Comment on: 'Concern over students switching schools'
Posted 08/02/2010 10:52:52 EDT
Mebwb- Sorry if I was overtaken with passion and had some grammatical mistakes! I was actually taking a break from my college course work (I am way beyond a master's degree). I also work a SECOND job more »
Posted 08/02/2010 08:49:56 EDT
Of course switching schools effects students learning! 1)Each school district has a different math program- The big push for various ways to solve a problem- instead of one method- makes learning math more »
Comment on: '2,933 to miss diploma over science MCAS'
Posted 05/28/2010 06:15:51 EDT
Today's news seems to be working really hard to draw a solid divide between teachers and parents! Whatever happened to it takes a village to raise a children. I am a highly qualified teacher who works more »
Comment on: Boston students call cyberbullying hot line with complaints - Local News Updates - MetroDesk - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/01/2010 06:28:21 EDT
Also, I have exactly forty minutes a day for each class. Teaching them math tends to be the priority, not going onto their facebook and tracking down who said what. The social drama in middle school a more »
Posted 04/01/2010 06:21:01 EDT
Interesting how Channel 7 presented the anti-bullying legislation after the "payback" fight for the Bruins? How can we teach our kids to handle their issues correctly if we are busy glorifying revenge more »
Comment on: 'Fifty thousand dollars'
Posted 03/28/2010 02:49:39 EDT
The cost of higher education is outrageous. Even state schools have figured out a loop hole. If they raise the fees instead of the tuition they can make more money. This country is all about having ev more »
Comment on: 'State firm on school quality'
Posted 03/16/2010 06:20:28 EDT
All I hear is Massachusetts tests the highest! How do they compare this to other states when each states has different standards and end of grade testing? Do they compare it using the final 10th grade more »
Comment on: 'Senate OK’
Posted 03/12/2010 07:21:07 EST
Many kids won't tell an adult or teacher in fear of retaliation from the bullies. You can only keep them so safe in school but there is also the outside play ground and soccer field. Is this bill real more »
Comment on: 'Mass. Senate to vote on ban of junk food sales in schools'
Posted 03/11/2010 06:24:49 EST
It is not the school lunches that are the big problem, it is what is being packed for lunch and picked up at the store. As a teacher, I see kids bring in all types of ring dings, yodels, junk food, an more »