Tuesday, December 10, 2013
A letter to the President: 'Teachers work in fear.' | Get Schooled | www.ajc.com:
A letter to the President: 'Teachers work in fear.'
OH THE HUMANITY – OUR STUDENTS AREN ‘T CHALLENGED ! | Teachers Fight Back:
OH THE HUMANITY – OUR STUDENTS AREN ‘T CHALLENGED !
Chicago Tribune, you are hilarious. The Tribune is now boasting on page one how they obtained last year’s state school survey that was, “so provocative that the state withheld a full analysis of it from the public”.
Here is an excerpt from the Tribune article. “Across Illinois, sixth through 12th-graders were asked some simple but revealing questions on a statewide survey: Does your teacher ask difficult questions in class? What about on tests ? Their answers were an eye-opener, with nearly 50 percent – almost 360,000 students – disclosing that they never or seldom are asked hard questions in their main academic classes.”
“As for exams, 42 percent said they never or only occasionally are given challenging test questions, raising concerns about the rigors of instruction at a time when students are supposed to be preparing for tougher state exams.”
After reporting the above results, the Tribune writes this conclusion, “Not only do students not feel challenged —”.
There you have it folks, those lazy, incompetent teachers, especially unionized ones), AREN’T CHALLENGING OUR KIDS! Way to go Tribune, now there’s a foolproof scientific conclusion if I ever saw one! Does the Tribune
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Budget Deal Reached!
Budget Deal Reached!
As we all know a budget deal has been the issue in the House and Senate BUT today a budget deal has been reached by the House and Senate budget negotiators averting any future government shutdown in January. The agreement eliminates about $65 billion in across-the-board domestic and defense cuts while adding an additional $25 billion in deficit reduction by extending a 2 percent cut to Medicare th
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12-9-13 Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Alabama death penalty cases in politicsThe issue of capital punishment has been gaining ground in American politics. It has gone so far to the point where it begins to ruin our court systems along with our economy. Alabama is one of the three states that allows for judges to override the jury's sentence to life in prison without parole and heighten it to the death penal
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Patrick Kennedy, Welcome to the website for my Campaign for Sacramento County Supervisor, District 2.
Patrick Kennedy, Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education, Area 7:
Welcome to the website for my Campaign for Sacramento County Supervisor, District 2.
For 23 years, I have committed myself to the service of my community, first as a neighborhood leader and volunteer parent of four wonderful daughters, then as a planning commissioner. And for the past five as a member of the Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education. These experiences have fostered in me a growing desire to serve our neighbors, particularly those whose lives have seen, and continue to see, great challenges.
District 2, and Sacramento County as a whole, is a wonderful place to live for many of us. For others, the difficult times of the past six years have taken a tremendous toll. I understand this adversity. Raised by a single mother whose alcoholism and drug addiction led to her death when I was just a boy, I know what it means to be on public assistance, not knowing one day to the next if my family would lose our home.
Now, many years later, I am blessed with a wonderful family and many opportunities. In many ways, I am the product of the community I now run to represent.
I am running for Supervisor because I believe I can make a difference. Whether it’s economic development and job creation, safer neighborhoods, more equitable county services, improved physical and mental health care delivery, opportunities for our youth, or protecting our rivers and parkways, my candidacy is based on the conviction that we can do better. I hope you will join me.
Please call me at 916-743-0876, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.