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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 09:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
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Nichole Carter December 9, 2013 at 09:34 am
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Patch Pro Paul Gutting has been the Executive Director at Campbell Montessori School since 2011.
Paul Gutting August 7, 2013 at 09:23 am
Rockwood 25 - I am glad to hear it! 'The Absorbent Mind' is a great book. If you haven't already,Read More you may want to look into 'Montessori Madness' by Trevor Eissler or 'Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius' by Angleline Lillard.
jlward August 7, 2013 at 12:25 pm
I would like to know how a school district can get so bad that they have to close it down. Is itRead More because of incompetent teachers??? Please explain to me how 2 school districts in St. Louis could go that far as to not do anything about the childrens learning and test grades.
Paul Gutting August 7, 2013 at 05:29 pm
jlward – you are asking a very big question that may have as much of a socio-political answerRead More as an educational answer. I do think, though, that this is a great time to have a broad conversation about the nature of education, and what we want as a community for our children. We should be talking about the nature and value of testing, looking at various educational models to understand how and why they work, asking about the role of the community in education, and making sure that we know what our options really are. It’s a big conversation, and it will require a lot from us, but it is good and necessary. The stakes are high.
The Francis Howell School District listened Thursday night to concerns about transfer students from Normandy. Photo Credit: Jared Grafman
Tina July 23, 2013 at 05:54 pm
It would be unfair for me to lack understanding for concerns and fears of all parties affected orRead More tied to the Normandy School District student transfer because there are some legitimate issues that must be addressed in order to maintain and continue to deliver a quality education for our children. The impulsive, emotionally charged, biased thought(s) that are formed in our minds should end right there; in your mind. We should challenge ourselves to self-reflect and to be unbiased as we refine our negatively charged thoughts. We need more clean thinking and solution-oriented discussions and while the mindless overstatements and self-serving chatter will continue we really need to focus on filtering the usefulness from the useless information. The absence of self-restraint is grossly immature and has no place in an educational atmosphere and topics about children. While many of us have used media outlets, social media, and town hall meetings, etc. to vent, lets move on to the next step. The door has been opened for many to feel empowered to say mean and hateful things that are directed at children, and it is such a shame that the energy that has fueled these disputes were ignited by fear, outrage, and with all due respect incompetence. There is always a why behind the what and in contrast we, the Francis Howell Residents did not sign up for this and any unwanted or increased large classroom sizes, bullying, , and hostility when we chose to move into the school district to build and grow our families. I get that, but what I don't get is this loser mentality, and succumbing to the idea that everything that this community has built will be destroyed because our schools will be shared with underprivileged children. Lets talk about winning. The Normandy Students are being far too dehumanized and they do deserve a chance and the outcome of their success will be a gift that keeps on giving... I believe in our successful school system and a quality school system just can't break that easy.
mark July 23, 2013 at 06:04 pm
Msjonas keep your a-s out of our affairs . Are you proud to live in probably the most corrupt stateRead More in the country. If so why would the entire state be referred to as chicago politics. You must be stupid if you think I believe you would like to have the east st. louis thug students bused in to your school district . The big question is why should they leave normandy when the teachers make more money they have one of the largest campus around. Like riverview normandy has been ripped off by the black school administrations . This is just another case of black on black crime. This is really bad when you steal from the students that you represent. Another thing when you transfer from one fh school to another fh school all your records go with you. Why do these students not have to provide all their records good or bad. If this is forced on us we deserve to know each students background good or bad(I mean our schools should have this information before one student sets foot in any of our school)s. You talk about being a Christian I am and I give a lot to charities but I also believe in charity starts at home and take care of yours first. Out here most of the parents attend teacher conferences and know what is going on in the schools. The attendance at the meeting at fhc had standing room only and some had to stand outside. Yet I hear the attendance at their meeting was not so heavily attended and I don't know for sure but I don't imagine there is any more attendance at the teacher conferences . You reap what you sow
Guy December 17, 2013 at 06:33 am
Some of you that are bleeding heart liberal pukes disgust me!
Sarah April 22, 2013 at 12:58 pm
The link in this story leads to another Patch article. Additionally, the St. Louis Post-DispatchRead More didn't publish this editorial, the St. Charles County Suburban Journal did: http://www.stltoday.com/suburban-journals/stcharles/opinion/in-our-opinion-expel-notion-of-closing-a-st-charles/article_48a930e5-64d0-5f0c-b62c-f0b85c4d2e4a.html
PaulRevere April 6, 2013 at 06:34 pm
I certainly agree with the school board on this one. 1 year absence is long enough. I just hope MrRead More Spencer uses his inside experience with public schools to start making a case in Missouri's House that "Our Education funding system is a Ponzi scheme". The whole system is bubbling to self-destruct anytime. My Plea to Rep. Spencer and all Missouri legislators. Let's debate the public school Ponzi scheme perpetrated on all residents and businesses. A payscale lifestyle that no other Missourian can achieve. Unlimited wages/benefits earned solely from Taxation is not ever going to stop massive education cost increases. Depending on property values and new home constructions is "PONZI STYLED FUNDING". (Maybe I'm just dreaming a "teacher" of 22 years would even note what I just wrote.)
PaulRevere April 6, 2013 at 06:36 pm
If anyone needs an explanation of what a Ponzi scheme is , Think Bernie Maddoff!!! If you still needRead More an explanation, Just ask.
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