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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!
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Ed Thomas February 24, 2014 at 02:08 pm
Aaron Boyd: Want to have some fun? If you can get the average scores, see how what the averageRead More SAT/ACT scores are for towns with the lowest per pupil spending versus those with the highest per pupil spending. I bet you'll find some big discrepancies where the tax payers are getting good value for minimum spending and where they're getting hosed spending way too much for the scores they're delivering.
Porter gladstone February 24, 2014 at 02:57 pm
not a particularly great way to measure ed. that presumes that all elegible students take theRead More sat/act.... where in fact that isnt at all the case. in the case of bridgeport, for example, less than 50% of the students take the test, and those who choose not to , are not random. The point being, if you spend little and end up with 3 kids who are ambitious and take the test and get 1300 doesnt mean you have gotten good value--it means that only 3 kids were interested in college at the end of their schooling.
Porter gladstone February 24, 2014 at 03:02 pm
my point above is that being on a list that spends very little is not necessarily a good thing. ItRead More also may not be a bad thing--but i guess, ed thomas, to your point, it would be beneficial to see home price movement, CMT /ERB test results; teen pregnancy rates/ graduation rates etc to get a more complete picture of towns that spend very little on education. (i t may very well be they are efficiient--or it may be a reflection on the value system they have).
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/
This photo from the Neirad website shows rude comments written on a student's car -- perhaps staged to illustrate an article.
Albert Campbell February 27, 2014 at 11:41 pm
In MY opinion, students and parents in today's world are overly sensitive. A high school studentRead More being called a "pig" is not the end of the world. If that statement really hurts a 16-18 year old that severely, then he or she should go back to the elementary school playground where he or she belongs.
momindarien February 28, 2014 at 06:49 am
I love our little sociopaths in the making! And guess what? Adults who are fully functioning doRead More not go around begrudging parking spaces to others, labeling each other pigs, and defacing each other's property. I have a word you can look up: maturity.
Albert Campbell February 28, 2014 at 06:02 pm
Momindarien, why don't you step out of the bubble that is this town. Your precious child willRead More eventually have to step into the real world -- one that is replete with people who engage in stealing, cheating, and other forms pernicious activity (in business, social circles, and all other realms). Also, those parking spaces are not "begrudged" from the juniors. It is illegal for them to park at DHS and they are lucky that their vehicles were not towed. Properly functioning adults refrain from breaking the law -- it looks like the affected student is a "sociopath in the making" as well.
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Matthew Lippman February 11, 2014 at 08:46 am
Thank you Ms. Congdon and Ms. Van de Graaf. Fantastic letter, now would you be willing to send itRead More to Darien Times and see if they print it, I'm thinking they wont.
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