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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-28-10 01:22 AM
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73. Or maybe blame should be put on the teacher or admin for passing them knowing they are failing.
Also, maybe the teacher should have taken the child aside and given him tutoring and/or requesting that the child be tutored. My school had that. They had an extra bus for students to take some extra classes in order to pass the class. It worked well it my Catholic school. We were all able to maintain a great grade point average and pass our classes. And many of us were not getting the extra help at home.
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  - Obama Calls for Big Education Reforms - More Charter Schools, Longer School Year dkf  Sep-27-10 11:47 AM   #0 
  - My sister attended a year round high school in the 70s.  jaxx   Sep-27-10 11:59 AM   #1 
  - how about channeling some of those war costs to our children's schools  DrDan   Sep-27-10 12:05 PM   #2 
  - Not enough profit  bergie321   Sep-27-10 12:14 PM   #3 
  - the bush family sees some profit in it  DrDan   Sep-27-10 12:51 PM   #7 
  - sure there is  ibegurpard   Sep-27-10 08:02 PM   #63 
  - Yup. Let's just throw more money at it. That's worked up to now.  Tarheel_Dem   Sep-27-10 12:21 PM   #4 
     - More money for pre-K for those who would come to school unprepared would be well spent.  flpoljunkie   Sep-27-10 12:27 PM   #5 
     - Agreed. But I was addressing the illogical responses here whenever the..  Tarheel_Dem   Sep-27-10 01:52 PM   #26 
        - do you really not see dwindling school budgets (leading to signficant teacher downsizing) as a major  DrDan   Sep-27-10 02:16 PM   #35 
        - whoa, them's fightin' woids.. put up yer... duke?  dionysus   Sep-27-10 04:39 PM   #52 
           - I lost my dukes. Got a extra set?  Tarheel_Dem   Sep-27-10 07:10 PM   #53 
              - here, take this! er, these...  dionysus   Sep-27-10 07:15 PM   #54 
                 - ....  Tarheel_Dem   Sep-27-10 07:51 PM   #61 
     - so all the teachers being laid off is good for our schools . . . .  DrDan   Sep-27-10 12:50 PM   #6 
     - That's the way it seems...I'm tired of the revisionism  Bullet1987   Sep-27-10 12:52 PM   #8 
     - Kinda like Afghanistan, right?  displacedvermoter   Sep-27-10 12:54 PM   #9 
     - Hardly, unlike everyone else, he was the one with a plan to get us out.  vaberella   Sep-27-10 01:59 PM   #30 
        - We still seem to be "throwing" a lot of money at something that  displacedvermoter   Sep-27-10 02:16 PM   #34 
           - Well that's not true.  vaberella   Sep-27-10 04:04 PM   #49 
     - More money has not been "thrown at it". That is a GOP theme.  Hardrada   Sep-27-10 01:01 PM   #12 
     - Some folks will NEVER get it. The same thing that is happening in government  Go2Peace   Sep-27-10 01:07 PM   #16 
     - So, we have you down for more money for war, less for schools.  Forkboy   Sep-27-10 01:10 PM   #17 
  - longer school year is a great idea  Uzybone   Sep-27-10 12:54 PM   #10 
  - Your response is too facile and vague.  Hardrada   Sep-27-10 01:04 PM   #14 
     - and your response is full of the usual garbage that fixes nothing  Uzybone   Sep-27-10 01:13 PM   #21 
     - Your mind is full of cliches, old chap.  Hardrada   Sep-28-10 12:48 AM   #69 
     - Now it's not about to be neglected.  vaberella   Sep-27-10 01:56 PM   #28 
        - Hearsay and BS.  Hardrada   Sep-28-10 12:40 AM   #68 
           - I wonder what's hearsay and BS  vaberella   Sep-28-10 01:19 AM   #72 
  - Well, at least the truth is out. It is the President himself leading the privatization of schools.  Go2Peace   Sep-27-10 12:58 PM   #11 
  - Except that charter schools are public schools.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Sep-27-10 01:02 PM   #13 
  - Pros and cons  fedupinBushcountry   Sep-27-10 02:06 PM   #32 
  - and there are those that make a profit  DrDan   Sep-27-10 02:18 PM   #36 
  - And individuals don't profit from the traditional public school system as it is and has been?  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Sep-27-10 02:24 PM   #38 
     - of course they do - our past president's brother is a perfect example  DrDan   Sep-27-10 02:25 PM   #39 
        - Text book companies don't profit?  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Sep-27-10 02:28 PM   #40 
           - that is not the way it is working  DrDan   Sep-27-10 02:34 PM   #42 
              - That charter should absolutely be revoked if that is indeed the evaluation.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Sep-27-10 02:49 PM   #44 
  - Charter schools are private schools charading as public schools. It's just a way to funnel public  Exilednight   Sep-27-10 07:29 PM   #57 
     - And what, pray tell, would they have?  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Sep-27-10 07:31 PM   #58 
        - How about .............  Exilednight   Sep-27-10 07:55 PM   #62 
           - I've got news for you - plenty of non-profits have CEOs.  Nicholas D Wolfwood   Sep-28-10 07:33 AM   #74 
  - Is he really looking to be a one-termer?  Hardrada   Sep-27-10 01:06 PM   #15 
  - You don't hear him or the Adminstration or his most ardent  displacedvermoter   Sep-27-10 01:10 PM   #18 
  - actually, we mention it all the time.  mkultra   Sep-27-10 01:12 PM   #20 
     - Shouldn't it be you vote "democratic"?  displacedvermoter   Sep-27-10 01:23 PM   #23 
        - using the word Democrat incorrectly indicates a troll  mkultra   Sep-28-10 09:26 AM   #76 
  - nice attempt to spin the truth. you spin like a gyroscope.  mkultra   Sep-27-10 01:11 PM   #19 
  - oh yes, I am such a heavy spinner here. LOL .  Go2Peace   Sep-27-10 04:10 PM   #51 
     - well, of the spinners, you are a moderate, but your still a spinner  mkultra   Sep-28-10 09:22 AM   #75 
  - He is the one who gave Duncan permission to do a long time ago.  speppin   Sep-27-10 01:50 PM   #25 
  - How, the charter schools are public schools and will be funded by the states.  vaberella   Sep-27-10 01:56 PM   #29 
  - I don't agree with Obama on this issue. They're underminding the unions, teacher contributions,  craigmatic   Sep-27-10 01:18 PM   #22 
  - My son who is a teacher  fedupinBushcountry   Sep-27-10 01:42 PM   #24 
  - You should blame your parents & the school administration for not learning much in year long school.  vaberella   Sep-27-10 02:03 PM   #31 
  - I learned basically the samething in both settings and the year around schooling  craigmatic   Sep-27-10 02:23 PM   #37 
     - And as I said blame those who didn't advance your curriculum.  vaberella   Sep-27-10 04:00 PM   #48 
        - I disagree  craigmatic   Sep-27-10 10:38 PM   #65 
  - You forget to add political initiatives from Washington  Go2Peace   Sep-27-10 03:26 PM   #47 
  - I strongly believe in year long education. I see nothing wrong with it.  vaberella   Sep-27-10 01:54 PM   #27 
  - We have two systems of Education in the U.S. separate and unequal...  JCMach1   Sep-27-10 02:11 PM   #33 
  - Hawaii has a state wide funding system with no education funding through property taxes.  dkf   Sep-27-10 03:09 PM   #45 
     - Apparently the short length of the school year does have to do with funding  depakid   Sep-27-10 11:14 PM   #66 
     - Apparently the short length of the school year does have to do with funding  depakid   Sep-27-10 11:14 PM   #67 
  - Nothing more then transferrance of wealth to private industry...  beforeyoureyes   Sep-27-10 02:30 PM   #41 
  - what is particularly shameful is having this transfer defended by DUers  DrDan   Sep-27-10 02:45 PM   #43 
  - What makes it worse is that a Democrat is on the WH!--pushing this!  speppin   Sep-27-10 04:07 PM   #50 
  - If we disallowed for profit companies from charter schools would you support them?  dkf   Sep-27-10 03:11 PM   #46 
  - i have no opinion on longer school year...I will oppose him on school privatization  ibegurpard   Sep-27-10 07:19 PM   #55 
  - Very very unpopular position. And this position will only become more and more unpopular.  w4rma   Sep-27-10 07:24 PM   #56 
  - Bullshit Charter Schools--  cyr330   Sep-27-10 07:44 PM   #59 
  - This will not go over well  krawhitham   Sep-27-10 07:48 PM   #60 
  - stop spending scads on the military then, invest in people nt  mix   Sep-27-10 08:09 PM   #64 
  - How about not passing kids who don't learn a subject?  LittleBlue   Sep-28-10 12:57 AM   #70 
     - k...let's get principals who will back up the teachers and hold the line  ibegurpard   Sep-28-10 01:05 AM   #71 
     - Or maybe blame should be put on the teacher or admin for passing them knowing they are failing.  vaberella   Sep-28-10 01:22 AM   #73 

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