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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is prompting Pasco Schools to get tough on pre-game prayer sessions. Patch File Photo
Linda Ruggieri July 14, 2014 at 02:16 pm
We have to stop taking God out of our lives!
Dave Burrier July 14, 2014 at 08:23 pm
Please get your god out of our lives. Thanks
Dave Burrier July 14, 2014 at 08:58 pm
Linda Ruggieri, please get your god out of our lives. Thanks
A Duval County School Board member thinks kids should be able to fight back if they're attacked in school.
Harold Sultzbaugh June 18, 2014 at 10:55 am
Common sense should prevail in these cases.That is, OF COURSE the child(or adult) should fight back!Read More I know from experience that a strong reaction from the bullied(me) ended the problem, and afterward I was treated with respect. There is NO other reasonable solution to bullying. Harold Sultzbaugh
P June 18, 2014 at 11:01 am
Just "turn the other cheek" NEVER works! Bullies know the rules (disobey them likeRead More "guidelines" as to just how far they can bully!) Victim HAS to be able to defend! Is this current rule enforced by "Pro-Life" people? If you really care for life, DEFEND IT and peoples right to defend themselves!
Marc J. Yacht MD, MPH June 18, 2014 at 05:37 pm
Difficult issue. As a child in an inner city school in Philadelphia, fighting in the school yardRead More was pretty commonplace. Typically a teacher would pull the kids apart and chase them to their next class. Sometimes a trip to the Principal's office and a scolding. Now such fights are often criminalized and the parents are brought into it and the whole business is blown out of proportion. I agree with the Superintendent, no fighting can be tolerated. Especially with easy access to weapons and the potential for dangerous repercussions. I would suggest investigating who triggered the altercation for appropriate discipline. There should be a clear policy to punish bullies.
Jose Baez has agreed to represent the family of an autistic boy who was slapped by a Pasco County school bus aide.
Rob June 13, 2014 at 01:19 pm
As a school Nurse assigned to a cluster school with high population of autistic and ESE children, IRead More do think monitors need to be in place. These children are very fragile people and while I will never excuse nor condone striking a child, I understand how it can happen. I think a thorough background check needs to be done during the employment process.
Sherri Lonon June 13, 2014 at 05:46 pm
Thanks for the insights, Rob!
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 10:01 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 04:19 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 04:20 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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Scott Adams November 10, 2013 at 05:45 pm
Common core will soon have the education system discriminating against minorities more like theRead More prison system. It has already been in progress, check it out at Scott Adam's blog article "NAACP demands ignored until Superintendent's contract extended" http://southtampa.patch.com/groups/scott-adams-blog/p/naacp-demands-ignored-until-superintendents-contract-extended
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milioseli October 4, 2013 at 11:12 am
My daughter stays up till late she has 3 boys in school. She starts as soon as they get home sheRead More trys to cook and do the things around the house. Her husband works till late. It is crazy the homework they send home. It makes me think what are they getting done in school. My daughter has done the same thing wrote letters to the teachers and stated they just could not do all of it.
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anndelach August 17, 2013 at 09:02 pm
School starts for students in Hillsborough County on TUESDAY, August 20th.
Camille C. Spencer August 19, 2013 at 02:19 pm
Thanks for the correction!
Overall, the Hillsborough School District fell from a B grade in 2012 to a preliminary C grade in 2013.
Scott Adams July 29, 2013 at 11:24 am
The big story here is that MaryEllen Elia says one thing when the mic is on and another thing whenRead More the mic is off. See Scott Adams Juxtaposed News blog "Derelict Duo" on Patch.
Johnsonville May 7, 2013 at 05:04 pm
If it were up to us – every day would be Teacher Appreciation Day! Educators are truly theRead More unsung heroes of communities across the country. Johnsonville encourages students and members of the community to nominate these fantastic educators in our recently launched “Best of US” campaign – a nationwide competition designed to celebrate and spotlight the unsung heroes and communities that make America great. From now until May 13, Johnsonville is inviting the public to nominate educators and community events that represent the best of the American spirit. Perhaps one of the wonderful teachers of the month or other educators in the Rochester area will be honored by Johnsonville with a chance to win up to $10,000 in cash prizes. For more information or to enter your favorite teacher/community celebration, check out www.johnsonsonville.com/bestofus!
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