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Karen Langlois April 3, 2014 at 10:51 am
I think there should be real questions about the friend's father bankrolling her legal fees. I canRead More understand the father allowing her to live with them if she was not getting along with her parents, but to bankroll the legal fees is something else. Who does that? Patch, that is the real story.
Parent April 7, 2014 at 06:40 am
Grow up and become an adult!
Edubb April 7, 2014 at 11:43 pm
The real news is if she's going to prom and what her dress looks like...
factchecker April 15, 2014 at 03:23 pm
They are opting out for one reason only: the politicians want to be reelected and if the public isRead More going apesh*t over something, they'll do whatever they need to do to keep the public happy. As soon as they are reelected, they'll write new standards that sound just like the Common Core. Mark my words. This is ALL political. The standards say that kids should be able to read and write when they leave 12th grade. If you're afraid of that, I can't help you. Once again - these standards sound mostly like the standards that we had before and any new standard will sound the same. Give it a new name and the people get confused. SMH
factchecker April 15, 2014 at 03:25 pm
I have also said before that I don't care if Common Core goes away or not - kids need to learn toRead More read and write and do math. Standards are nothing more than a list of things each grade should do so that this goal is accomplished. Standards are NOT a curriculum and do NOT tell teachers how to accomplish this goal. That's left entirely up to each district. The fearmongering going on is completely absurd and nothing more than mob mentality.
golfer April 16, 2014 at 12:33 am
"Standard are NOT a curriculum and do NOT tell teachers how to accomplish this goal."Read More This is absurd; when you teach to a test you are teaching kids what to regurgitate. This concept rewards poor teachers and restricts the talented ones. Factchecker, your liberal bias is totally transparent.
firedup49 March 23, 2014 at 09:16 pm
John Santaella ,,It has been a while since I children in the public school system. I do rememberRead More verifying residence, proof of inoculations from there doctor and other information.........What they ask today I do not know. Maybe requiring much information is different years ago, then today
Parent April 7, 2014 at 06:45 am
This one just pisses me off, no Social-get one or get out-. Good for the district. If you are aRead More legal and you pay tax, have a DL ect., then this should be an easy one. F-in liberal BS, lets not hurt anyones feelings.
John Santaella April 10, 2014 at 08:45 pm
Baaaaaa. Baaaaaa.
squanmom March 15, 2014 at 01:01 pm
who cares who people are no one uses their name for obvious reason its all gossip anyway but i dontRead More either so my kids arent picked on. we need new leadership asap especialy at mes. someone should see if they really are paying this one wrong and pete i click your name and see your posts so you did say that abt a kid in earlier msg unless someone else uses your patch.com acct.
Rick Ricky March 16, 2014 at 08:05 pm
It doesn't matter who they hire any way. They all turn into the same crooks who abuse and misuse theRead More public funds, fraud in to many ways and hard to prove. They don't care about the kids, none of them. It is always about what they all can get from us. The kids are innocent victims in all the games that are played.
Rick Ricky March 16, 2014 at 08:07 pm
You have all your BOE members to thank for what goes on majority of the time. They are the ones whoRead More is allowing all the nonsense to go on. It is all for favors or an exchange of something. That something is usually not found out until later down the road. But it eventually all comes out for sure.
MHS Grad March 15, 2014 at 06:37 pm
your kindof a mean nasty person CWK. I asked a question. you respond with some no answer bs aboutRead More federal regs under law at our HS?? yea i went there too so dont hold my stupidity against me. if you budget to pay a teacher 50 and change them to 52, you move the 2. how hard is that? do you call christie or obama to make it happen? the only time i ever heard about science rooms was when this started never before. i hear about fb and sports all the time.
Jane Richards March 16, 2014 at 12:29 am
You are right on, Dame Bridgid. The State Commisioner of Ed. Stood on the MHS stage this summer andRead More told the BOE that they need to upgrade science, math and technology. Talk about short changing the students... We do need the field upgraded but with a less elaborate field plan some funds could go to to some upgrading of the above mentioned programs.
Carol Wilkins Kirkman March 17, 2014 at 09:01 am
@ MHS Grad. mmmmmm.... I've never been accused of being "a mean nasty person" by anyoneRead More that knows me. That is a first. Maybe you should take some time away from FB and The Patch to surf the web on some interesting learning sites instead. There is a wealth of accurate interesting information out there. And to answer your question - No, I do not call or involve Chris Christie or President Obama on anything locally. That would not be appropriate.
High school graduation. (Patch file photo)
Betty Boop March 13, 2014 at 09:34 pm
That is why most colleges award Merit Money based upon SAT scores.
Legion March 13, 2014 at 11:46 pm
If this is true my dog could probably be eligible if he went through the Brick school system.
Rick Ricky March 15, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Schools in general is nothing but fakes. Not even close to accurate. To many reasons to list. YouRead More have to many dishonest people involved in the outcome in changes that shouldn't be. Yes, schools play to make it look one way that is not even close to what it should be. They rig the outcome to make their school look good for certain students who they might have a connection with in some way. You can have students who rank higher in lower level classes that are not even close in comparison that has no business being 2 or 3 in a class.
SH Resident March 15, 2014 at 12:22 am
Hey Joe-90% tax rate existed with a number of signifigant loopholes that resulted in a nominal taxRead More rate in the mid 40s for the highest earners...stop getting your talking points from MSNBC and think for yourself. and even if you took every dollar from the top 10% of earners in this nation, we would still have a deficit...spending is the issue, not revenue....do you get that fact or does your hatred for the wealthy cloud your ability to digest reality...
Joe R March 15, 2014 at 08:51 am
Hey SH, in the 1950s, the top marginal tax rate was 91% and the effective tax rate was about 51%Read More after the loopholes. Oh, so we don't have loopholes today??!? Ha, ha, ha. The current top marginal tax rate is 39.6% but that's before all the loopholes. The effective tax rate is even lower than 39.6%. JFK eliminated many of the loopholes and reduced the top marginal tax rate to 74%. That works for me.
SH Resident March 15, 2014 at 07:02 pm
Joe-I will agree to raise the marginal tax rate to 50%...what programs other than defense do youRead More propose to cut? Exactly none is probably your answer...cutting defense and raising taxes does not get us to a balanced budget...we need to cut spending...you socialists never seem to get that point...and moreover, how about EVERYONE has some skin in the game and has to pay some income tax.... you will never want to cut spending on social programs because then how will you bribe low information voters to win elections?
MHS Grad March 6, 2014 at 08:38 pm
What a stupid poll. No details. There were drugs when I was there 20 years ago and they existRead More today only today its not just weed its stuff that kills you. What all do they test for? How much do the tests cost and who pays for them? What does same mean versus "tweaking?" Don't you always seek to improve? There's no secret we need it and we have a drug problem. Today's paper refers to a heroin epidemic and says the community is coming together. The two mom's pushing this can click NO all night but it doesn't change the fact of who your kids are and what we all know they are doing. Nobody respects enablers other than abusers and addicts. Which one are you?
Sandra Brower (Patch File Photo)
First Rate February 26, 2014 at 10:50 am
Eliminate public unions. They are breaking the backs of middle income people who don't have bigRead More business pensions or the voting buying scam of public unions. We count too.
KnightRider February 24, 2014 at 11:34 am
Assuming she is not getting her job back, Lacey should have to pay her every dime due under herRead More contract. She maintained her innocence and all charges were dropped. She should ask for every $ from the 1st day of wage suspension until the end of her contract. Whether you like her or not she had a contract with the Lacey BOE and they should honor it.
jerseytomato February 26, 2014 at 07:55 am
I completely misread Jen's post. So, for the record, I stand corrected and regret doing so.Read More Sheila, unfortunately, I don't have children, and am able to freely make vacation plans. As for our education system, I'm afraid it's appalling, but I pay my tax dollars in support, none the less.
Parent March 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Stop the constant testing! Let the teachers teach and maybe the kids will learn. Private school getsRead More it done in less time, get education back to what it was.
Parent March 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Stop the constant testing! Let the teachers teach and maybe the kids will learn. Private school getsRead More it done in less time, get education back to what it was.
Emily February 14, 2014 at 11:57 am
Who wants to listen to that at 5:a.m. in the morning. I would have hung up. Not cute. Save your soRead More called talent for the school talent show.
anonymous February 15, 2014 at 01:13 am
I thought this was very funny. I even played it back for friends as we danced around the room. IRead More believe it is the quirky stuff in life that makes it all worth it. We all need a giggle every now and then and this passed dumb and went 180 degrees back to funny. If you want to see serious meet us in Washington DC March 16th 2014 for a mass protest against corruption when the mace and flashbangs start being thrown by police you will have a new respect for the little giggles in life. anonymous
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SB Girl February 16, 2014 at 08:13 am
Once again, a story that should have been removed on the 13th is still appearing on the 17th,,,thisRead More is not news and could be confusing to families...
Rick Ricky February 13, 2014 at 09:52 am
Jim, Geez you are the one who can't be that ignorant yourself. You couldn't be more wrong and inRead More denial. Nothing jives with any of these tests. They compare SAT's and some schools average 1535 total and think that is good. I think that score is unacceptable. Just a little over what the state requires. The H.S. do little or just enough to get by. Just passing is good enough for them. You have schools who some considered top schools bragging how great they are getting average sat's at 1545. @Speedz..You are right on and I agree it is hard to figure out what makes sense versus real.
esther March 3, 2014 at 12:02 am
Here's what I measure when considering schools- and this applies directly to Montclair and allRead More districts- Has my child been taught to be an independent thinker, an active problem solver, willing to take on challenges, work as part of a team, and the confidence to work independently? Has my child met a teacher who has motivated him/her to be their best academic self and created a lifelong learner? That's how success is measured. Numbers/statistic can be tugged, pulled, hidden, adjusted, and manipulated. The cold hard facts that your child has the attributes previously listed above is the true measure. That's done here in Montclair and other districts in New Jersey and beyond- or at least it was true before the core curriculum standards and the broads invaded.
ED April 12, 2014 at 11:54 am
esther, You have a few things right. Numbers/Statistics can be tugged, pulled, hidden, adjusted andRead More manipulated. By Who? The same people who are running the schools and handing in these reports. Everything in NJ is corrupted.
Wall Parent February 3, 2014 at 02:33 pm
I'm confused. What "hype" are you talking about? Is it not snowing where you are? IRead More have about 6" of hype outside my office window. There were several cars that seemed to have slid off the roads today - were they staged? Are you upset that schools are closed?
BarbaraNJ February 4, 2014 at 07:08 am
In Belmar, we went from rain to a blizzard in the blink of an eye. Couldn't believe how fast theRead More snow was falling. No knee-jerk reaction here by closing the school, it was a smart move.
Rick Ricky February 4, 2014 at 07:25 pm
@Wall Parent, I am confused too! @Motimer Snerd, What "hype" The weather was bad. ItRead More turned real quick. Not to easy getting kids to or home when you have a 3 tier bus system dropping kids off or picking them up. Kids safety should be put first. They absolutely made the right call. Everyone who complains would be the first one suing if something happened to their kid and they didn't call school off. There was 112 accidents reported in Monmouth County on Monday from 7 to 2. That is without all the school buses and parents who drive their kids to school on the road. There was only one day that I would consider a mistake. That was the first one a while back that the weather station said it was going to be similar to the one we had Sunday into Monday. If anyone is to blame is the weatherman not the superintendent of schools. Keep it up Mrs. Bilenker. You are the only one who makes sense. Something this district desperately needs. Wall is definitely going in the right direction with you on board. Going by policies and rules. Not just letting everyone do what they want or make exceptions to the rules. Make the ones who need to be accountable for their actions or else. Thank You!
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