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Terry Hardesty November 12, 2013 at 03:16 pm
Standards eventually drive curriculum and Common Core actually lowers South Carolina's standards. IRead More don't care one bit how we rank internationally. Education should be a local and state issue without intrusion by the federal government. If educators really cared about proper education we would now see the streets filled with citizens who were protesting because they would have been taught the proper role of the federal government versus the state. Its really a simple document called the US Constitution that is the foundation of our republic.
Peyton Jones November 16, 2013 at 04:50 pm
The priority in SC is lower taxes. Obviously this is going to lower the cost of education byRead More streamlining the process. The textbooks probably have to be changed, but they are changed every few years anyway. Textbooks produced in greater volume will of course be cheaper. Any state that opts out will waste a lot of money by running their own show -- redundancy always ups costs. It is simple economics. We all want lower taxes, so get over it. SC can't afford a 'boutique' public school system. If you can't deal with it, use your tax savings on private schools. Don't force the rest of us to support a 'special status for SC.' At 48th in the US that curriculum isn't too successful anyway...certainly nothing worth paying extra $s for. And if you don't care about competing globally for jobs, you don't live in the real tough world the rest of us do.
Louis CK on 'Conan'
JoSCh September 23, 2013 at 12:20 pm
Love Louis C.K. and this interview. Regarding it though, I think that just like most everythingRead More else that communication and moderation is the key. And of course all kids are different. I don't particularly worry about my kids bullying or being bullied because I've talked to them about it. Both my kids (6 and 12) have access to the internet via phone/tablet/laptop, but I keep an eye on what they're doing and I ensure they also play outside/offline with friends in the neighborhood every day.
Melissa Wiseman September 7, 2013 at 08:38 am
My son had a teacher at West Ashley Middle school bully him and I have a whole binder full ofRead More referrals that this teacher gave him. For no reason my son even had another boy hit him out of his chair and get on top of him hitting him and the teacher did nothing she just stayed at the door.. I have took my son out of school and he is home schooled because of this.
Lady Godiva August 3, 2013 at 10:31 am
Good point! Then again, if MTP needs new schools then the TOMP should buy land and stop lettingRead More developers build on every square inch of town!
SharonNMPRes August 7, 2013 at 05:50 pm
TOMP doesn't need to buy the land. The district already owns the land in Carolina Park for theRead More school. All they need to do is put the school up!
Mary Grady July 30, 2013 at 12:27 pm
Enjoyed the discussion, but would like to add a comment. One of the purposes of college is toRead More introduce new or differing ideas for students to hear, to read, in order to learn to make intelligent personal decisions. It is part of education process and should be considered. Literature is designed to address this part of the process. It is not simply a celebration of the written word.
Tom Martin July 30, 2013 at 08:44 pm
The bearded guy was hard to understand, bad acoustics maybe. Anyway, colleges should be sensitive toRead More religious students, when requiring a book with pornography in it. The issue is not homosexuality, but pornography. I bet if I were a Bible believing Christian, or Orthodox Jew, or a Qur'an believing Muslim, I would probably feel it is a sin to read pornographic depictions of sex acts. Even if it is married heterosexual couples in the book. It incites lust, and the Bible is against lust. I attended a very liberal college in New York, with very few religious students, but still, in our required English course, there was no pornographic reading. I guess being an unbeliever, I would have enjoyed the lust, but I can imagine some religious student deciding to drop out of the college due to the course, and look for a new college. We should be sensitive to such students. In an optional class this is OK, the religious student can just drop the class. But with a required class, the student would be faced with the decision to drop out of the college, wasting his or her tuition money. Or at best drop the required English course, finish the other classes, and transfer the finished credits to another college.
Manuel Martinez September 1, 2013 at 02:51 pm
Stop them. This just the beginning. First dialogue then attacks against all that don't accept theRead More "Homosexual Agenda". Look what they did to the military. Saw this first hand in The Bronx NY. Here in Public School they teach 5-6 graders how to properly put a condom on a banana. Wake up Charleston.
NCFamily June 4, 2013 at 11:25 am
This article states: "The lawsuit states that the town, the school system, the sheriff and ParkRead More West had known for some time about the problems at the intersection. Unlike other crossings, this intersection did not have a crossing guard or other signage at the time of Rogge's accident." If this statement is correct, why didn't the parent escort her daughter across the street instead of waiting at the opposite corner?
Toy Breed Play Group June 4, 2013 at 05:04 pm
My thoughts exactly!!!
JoSCh June 5, 2013 at 08:49 pm
You're cherry picking this one statement and trying to imply that a kid getting hit in a crosswalkRead More after school where a car is already stopped and waiting for her is the parents fault. That's terrible. I hope this new breed of anti society extremist libertarians dies off quickly or moves away from or to the middle of the country.
Justice Prudence May 14, 2013 at 12:52 pm
These "cot damb" students today!!! Of course they let her back in - they're all racistRead More "crackers" with the exception of a few. This IS SC where a tad more than half the voting populace elected that cheating turd. Why am I not surprised by the ineffectual actions of the Charleston County Schoolboard? What a STUPID girl.
SickandTired May 14, 2013 at 02:20 pm
"Crackers" ?? Sorry, but I don't see much difference between you and her frankly. GetRead More the black youth to stop using the "N" word so profusely first, then we'll talk about enforcing a ban on the word. But not until...double standards suck.
Hitlister May 16, 2013 at 04:37 pm
I think if your going to enforce a rule, be consistent. I worked in a middle school and could hearRead More the word numerous times an hour. Get in touch with the times. As hard as it is for me to swallow that pill, I know it is in the vocabulary of most young people now. You have to draw a line somewhere, but be consistent doing it. I have seen this same school district with kids that have assaulted other students, brought knives to school and had drugs, but did not get the punishment this did originally. Bring in ANY one of those teachers and ask them how many times a day do they hear the "N" word. Because the answer would probably lead some of the disconnected school board members to call for a total change in the way they are doing things. As if they can fix society and it's problems. Well, why they are at it, fix the pants that are hanging around students butts, see if you can get children interested in reading and not the streets. But to think you will take some girl and for one moment, hold her accountable for a word that she used OFF CAMPUS, that did NOT interrupt instruction, that most kids on that campus use EVERY day.......Can you say CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUIT? Because that is what you just did. You know why it was reversed so fast? Because their lawyer probably told them, back out now, before any more "damages" are done (ie..Prom, Grad). Because the law was NOT fairly and equally applied.
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