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Concerned Citizen April 23, 2014 at 04:24 pm
No doubt after seeing this, the River Dell HS BOE will be recommending another undeserved raise forRead More their superintendent. Shame on them for the last raise with nothing to show for it. Too bad Gov Christie hasn't been able to address some of the problems in NJ such as TOO MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS! SCHOOL TAX INEQUITY! Congrats to the schools on the list. Especially the non-application schools. Well done.
jp1 April 23, 2014 at 04:44 pm
Seems to be old news .
mommy1 April 23, 2014 at 06:06 pm
public and private should be seperate
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SILENT WOLF April 23, 2014 at 05:57 pm
Didn't say we are ruled by the majority simply stating that the majority in this country practiceRead More christian beliefs.Was not implying that you are a Atheist , but if that so happen to be ,you have that right as well.So don't label me as ignorant ,although you have that right....Amen
BellairBerdan April 23, 2014 at 07:14 pm
But why do we NEED to have the word God in the Pledge? Anyone? Bueller?
John Santaella April 23, 2014 at 07:25 pm
We don't need it. It was put in there during the Red scare and God would protect us from Communism IRead More guess.
Screenshot of Schmidt's Google+ account.
Kc Heller April 20, 2014 at 09:10 pm
to the idiot....... lots people have NEVER heard of GoT
Bob Roberts April 21, 2014 at 10:15 am
... and the ravenous monster they created turns on them and begins devouring it's own children.Read More Maybe the T-shirt should be banned (end sarcasm).
Bergen Fails April 22, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Are you paying attention Kathe? This is your chosen college president.Read More https://www.facebook.com/KayeWalterMustResign
Say goodbye to the scantron. The PARCC, set to roll out next year, is administered entirely online. Patch file photo.
Pete Mock April 10, 2014 at 12:07 pm
Rex Ryan, you assume all schools have computer labs. Many wealthier districts had already investedRead More heavily in their computers and networks, and for them PARCC will force and upgrade. Many poorer districts have wanted the same capability but don't have the funding, and now they are being forced to find the money. The irony is that now the poorer districts will have these machines by mandate, but their use will be limited due to the amount of time spent on administering the test. We have this so backwards, and by the time the mess makers leave office (and join the very companies being hired to clean up the mess - see Chris Cerf) we'll be past the point of no return.
Pete Mock April 10, 2014 at 12:18 pm
I would encourage Superintendent Fishbein to get in touch with members of the Bloomfield Board ofRead More Education, specifically Dan Anderson, and also Nick Ditoli the Director of Personel. About a year ago our board passed a resolution, and I believe the only NJ BoE to do this, as being opposed to high stakes testing (the PARCC)... http://www.northjersey.com/news/bloomfield-boe-wants-assessments-re-examined-1.611063 Our board recently took on several new members, and I was very happy to hear that they share the same view. I think the rest of NJ is finally coming around.
Rex Ryan April 11, 2014 at 09:03 am
Great point Pete Mock.
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...
Mrgrumpass April 16, 2014 at 09:19 am
She will drop out and become a pol dancer!
Brian Hurrel April 23, 2014 at 04:04 pm
Please provide a specific example of brainwashing. School. Curriculum. Texts used. Specific quotesRead More from the lesson.
Lulu's Mom April 23, 2014 at 04:48 pm
Global Warming is not settled nor accepted by all scientists.
WMS826 April 23, 2014 at 08:12 pm
Political correctness is used by liberals to further their own socialist/ communist agenda and notRead More teach things accurately. Teaching children that America is bad, that the USA flag is offensive, that religion is a myth, that social justice is real and should be administered. Talking about white privilege and lies about our founding fathers and the birth of our country. Text books have been re written to be inclusive at the expense of accuracy. The classroom is being used to further teachers political agendas while less and less time is focused on the basics. P/C is liberal brainwashing anywhere it is. Chicago is a perfect example of a failed society under liberals.
Brian March 27, 2014 at 10:14 am
No. Summer camps or care programs start then. Plus after Memorial Day there are more flex days,Read More etc. for many employees.
kevin March 28, 2014 at 11:32 am
All for getting out on June 18th!
Martin Walker March 28, 2014 at 05:46 pm
I totally agree w Big Momma bc I also want more winter holidays with my kids. Why not combine NJRead More Teacher's conference w an abbreviated Feb break? I respect other's opinions, however, and in fairness think whoever's in the majority should prevail. Sometimes it seems things get decided in Ridgewood for whoever just makes the most noise. I hope it not the case here.
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk April 22, 2014 at 04:12 pm
Marie, why are you conditioned to think that someone that needs pay more taxes because they have aRead More larger house? Why do you think that is fair? Why do you think that if someone spends money keeping their house nice, they need to be penalized with higher taxes? Shouldn't someone should be allowed to keep their house nice? So according to you, it is fair if I buy a house and let the paint go and let the place degenerate and I can have my taxes lowered. you are brilliant.
John Santaella April 22, 2014 at 04:16 pm
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk it doesn't work that way. Ask your town assessor about that.
Marie Intili April 22, 2014 at 05:49 pm
I didnt say you have to pay more taxes if you have a bigger house! Or a nicer house...you areRead More taking my words out of context! A two family home that is zoned for two families should only have two families living in it! Not 10 families! Thats all I said...I said nothing about letting your paint go or getting penelized with a higher tax because of size.....only what its zoned for!
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?
Credit: Dad's Night.
jp1 March 6, 2014 at 08:00 am
DD and Patch can you do something about the foul mouth?
Citizen of America March 6, 2014 at 08:22 am
Once again, the nattering nabobs of negativism find something to complain about in the Village. EvenRead More a volunteer organization that raises money for schools and helps our children is the target for their chronic crankiness.
DD March 6, 2014 at 08:45 am
What's the "great cause?" I see no complaints here, other than a comment on taxes, whichRead More is nothing new and certainly not surprising. Perhaps you're seeing things that you want to see to make yourself feel better. I'm pretty sure that's exactly it. Everyone else is "negative" and "cranky" and you are high-minded and on the side of good. Typical.
DD March 10, 2014 at 10:23 pm
Gillian's comment, of course, makes no sense, and is not supported by anything. Flawed analysis, atRead More best. Random opinion, at worse.
Ridgewood Mom March 11, 2014 at 06:39 am
I think it would be great to have a real discussion about using whole foods or accommodating specialRead More dietary needs in future school lunch service contracts. In the meantime, parents can send whatever they want, within reason, to school with their children in the morning.
Mikka H March 14, 2014 at 06:02 pm
Whole foods?...? Ridgewood mom is just that , another Ridgewood Betty spewing. Valet parkingRead More service.......pull your kaminski hat over your empty Head please.....my god......
Social issues in Morristown Blog March 2, 2014 at 10:18 am
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Bob Roberts April 21, 2014 at 10:30 am
Don't stop at snow days; replace the entire mess with online learning.
Bob Roberts April 21, 2014 at 10:37 am
@ Kristin DiStefano - Your grammar is atrocious and have you heard of paragraphs? P.S. you are aRead More teacher, not a counselor - stay in your own lane. That is the biggest problem with the façade that is today's "teaching profession". Today's schools are nothing but codependent social engineering facilities.
Willard February 14, 2014 at 05:31 pm
Real nice COA...hey look, Sarah Palin is on Fox News! Hurry, let's get down to the bunker!
Long Time Resident February 14, 2014 at 08:30 pm
Hey Clueless in America, I see your puppet strings are still working. How much alcohol have you hadRead More to drink today? Killing those brain cells every day now aren't you.....LOL
jp1 February 15, 2014 at 10:56 am
How about some enforcement on business owners in the CBD to clean there sidewalks or does this notRead More matter. Certainly no help from our mediocre mayor.
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
Social issues in Morristown Blog March 2, 2014 at 10:19 am
http://socialissuesinmotown.blogspot.com/ please visit our blog on illegal immigration!
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.
DD February 12, 2014 at 10:58 am
It's safe to say Saturdays wouldn't happen for a variety of reasons.
sandy February 13, 2014 at 08:00 am
Actually, many years ago, we did have make up days on Saturdays. Now many more students workRead More Saturday jobs. I don't think the Union would object. After all, the teachers are giving up their Spring Break too.
DD February 13, 2014 at 10:37 am
Many years ago, indeed.
Glen Rock High School.
Michael February 4, 2014 at 11:44 am
I don't have kids in GRHS anymore but dropping them off on Kirkwood was a major annoyance. The mainRead More problem is the cars/parents who refused to wait in line along the curb side. They would arrive late, zoom past 15-20 waiting cars, and then cut in to drop their kids off. It really slowed traffic down and was just incredibly rude. If the police could prevent this problem it would speed things up considerably. However, the police would actually have to enforce these new much needed regulations and, truthfully, I doubt that they will.
Brian February 4, 2014 at 02:06 pm
And you cannot have a dog in your car.
lbinanster February 4, 2014 at 06:45 pm
Hahaha Brian