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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!
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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MAC November 12, 2013 at 11:58 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
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cooking mom October 31, 2013 at 02:36 pm
I think the above ideas for pick up and drop off are really great. They would solve a lot ofRead More problems. Please consider sharing them with LCS.
George November 1, 2013 at 09:37 am
The administration needs to make the teachers park in the back of the building not in the front.Read More That would give more room to the parents who have to get out of the car to unlock junior and kiss them goodbye which backs up the line. The other problem is you need a person at the art or front door to greet the kids. Per administration you have to pay another person to do this and that is why only one door is open. They also need to change the pattern. Been talking about different plans for years only to be rejected. The traffic problem can be easily taken care of but sadly administration can't be strong enough to tell the teachers to not park up front and park in the back like they use to years ago. The other problem is the town land in the back is an option to have the cars pick up and continue through the back by the library. It's all about who is at the helm and who doesn't want to upset the teachers and workers there. Sadly the administration doesn't care about the safety of our children going in/out of that school along with the back up of cars on the main road which usually lasts about 10 minutes. As for the police station being across the street from the LCS school, I believe I would feel the children are safer and closer to the ones who protect us everyday. That would put more parents' minds at ease knowing the police are right there. We don't want Ledyard Center to look like a ghost town, and that is what will happen if they don't renovate LCS. The center of town will look like an eyesore, not a place I would have chosen for moving to. We need to get all the facts and figures down properly on LCS, Gallup Hill and the Middle School before making an educated decision
LiveForFreedom November 1, 2013 at 04:50 pm
Everyone has an opinion on which school to close, which school to remodel and which school toRead More relocate current classes and students. I am going to first look at the costs to the town of Ledyard. Why? All of the proposals will cost a significant amount of money, possible borrowing with bonding, possible state grants and significant tax increases over many years to pay for these improvements. The town has already tried to bid improvements for the renovation of the Middle School. If you recall, Committee members said they expect to publish a contract in November and hope to put a full plan to a referendum vote next May. An earlier renovation plan was scrapped this spring after questions were raised to Dr. Graner and the town why the $45 million cost exceeded what it would cost to build an entire new school. Dr. Graner is leaving Ledyard and there is much unfinished business left to complete.