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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!
factchecker April 16, 2014 at 02:17 pm
Also - charter schools and vouchers do not work, but I'm not even going to get into that. EveryRead More child in this country deserves the very best education we have to offer. Socialist - yes. Why? Because when our population is well-educated, we ALL benefit. If you want to reduce entitlements and unemployment, you should really be more in favor of improving public education. Otherwise, you're just part of the problem.
makemyday April 16, 2014 at 04:13 pm
Oh no @ fact checker, charter schools are very successful in New York. Why do you think parentsRead More are fighting DiBlasio? They give ALL the children excellent education without the overcrowding and fear of violence that occurs in the NY public schools. Why do you think D.C. Parents want school vouchers? So they can CHOOSE to send their children to charter or private schools for the best education. But Obama prefers public schools for all kids , except of course HIS kids.
factchecker April 16, 2014 at 10:13 pm
Charter schools and vouchers pull some students out of the system and leave others behind. TheyRead More don't usually take special needs students and won't take behavior issues. Therefore, the stats that say they are successful are because they only take students with involved parents, good grades, good behavior, and normal intelligence. Anyone can look good with those kids. What about the ones left behind? The ones w/o parents advocating for them, the ones who struggle, who have learning disabilities, etc.? What happens to them? My guess is you don't care. I do.
Brick Memorial High School. (File Photo: Daniel Nee)
Melinda Murray April 6, 2014 at 10:48 am
NO. I feel we should expel them and leave them to their families to worry about. I will get theRead More paperwork from the state out for you. It is clear we can expel these students and NOT give them anything. The problem is that IEP's . Now I'm just thinking this but since a junkie can collect SSD, SSI, And all other free help off our tax dollar, that we will see many more IEP's for student junkies, instead of just for the kids who really do benefit from an IEP. Many BOE members are on boards to as a stepping stone to further political careers. I do not believe this is the case for everyone on every BOE. So politically correct when it comes to students is what they look at. Now what about the clean kid. Those are the ones I worry for. whats protecting them? Where are their rights?
KMC April 6, 2014 at 03:33 pm
This is to Penny. That man who goes to Board of Education meetings has every right to be up thereRead More and talk. Whether it is about nothing or not. After reading many of your posts I see that you are a relative of a board member or Administrator. I have been to meetings and yes, although this man goes on and on-he has the right. He is a taxpayer.
WMS826 April 7, 2014 at 11:13 am
Throw out any violent student and any one caught selling drugs and even using them. Send them to aRead More county school which will house trash and then we will see how tough these kids are in that environment. Let the rest of the kids learn, do well on standardized testing and raise our school system report card.
Richard March 26, 2014 at 04:13 pm
The fellow in the article says that "now that ratables are back after Sandy" ? Am IRead More missing something? My house was declared uninhabitable by the town and told to knock down, closed up for the year, and still had to pay full taxes all year, even though we could not live in. So why would taxables be down from Sandy if one had to still pay their full tax bill? Should I have been off the "tax roll" and not paying full taxes like I did?
Patch File Photo / Daniel Nee
disgusted homeowner March 21, 2014 at 07:44 am
There are some questionable spending practices going on since this new super took control of theRead More district. He has been pressuring older employees out and bringing in people he has known and worked with, like Dr. Morgan and his wife, at very inflated salaries. Those inflated salaries don't do a single thing to help the KIDS IN OUR CLASSROOMS. Maybe it's time to start shopping for a new super. He couldn't even deal with the mold problem in 1 of the schools properly.
disgusted homeowner March 21, 2014 at 07:47 am
Though i would commend the current board for holding the budget "almost" flat as far asRead More spending is concerned. Now let's see what happens with the other side of our tax bills come August..................... Whether we get aid from FEMA like last year to balance the books. Brick and Toms River received alot of help due to Sandy from all the lost ratables.
FIMF the ll March 21, 2014 at 10:32 am
Thank you @Taxed to death
Joseph Woolston Brick March 17, 2014 at 07:54 am
The roads are crap and it's still snowing, who made this call?
DENNIS SYLVESTER March 17, 2014 at 08:44 am
OK BOARD OF ED , WHO MADE THIS CALL . FOUR INCHES OF SNOW ,STILL SNOWING . ROADS HAVN'T BEEN SALTEDRead More OR PLOWED. I HOPE MY DAUGHTER GETS TO SCHOOL UNSCATHED. I SHOULD HAVE KEPT HER HOME.
john March 17, 2014 at 10:47 am
stop being such crybabies and raising your kids to be such wimps.its snow..nothing new. you areRead More probably the same parents that would cry if school was closed or when there is a make up day for using to many snow days.
Parent April 7, 2014 at 06:45 am
This one just pisses me off, no Social-get one or get out-. Good for the district. If you are aRead More legal and you pay tax, have a DL ect., then this should be an easy one. F-in liberal BS, lets not hurt anyones feelings.
John Santaella April 10, 2014 at 08:45 pm
Baaaaaa. Baaaaaa.
makemyday April 16, 2014 at 12:59 pm
As a citizen, I have to prove who I am, prove where I live, where I was born in order to get aRead More drivers license. Years ago, I had to prove my kids had their shots, show their SS# and birth certificate to register for school. So why don't foreigners have to prove they are here legally before they reap the benefits of our country? Just asking?
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.
Photo: Brick Twp. Schools
Chief Wahoo March 11, 2014 at 08:07 am
Look at that masterpiece , they built......they are definitely worth 60% of everyone's propertyRead More taxes.....
DAS March 11, 2014 at 10:39 am
Ever have anything positive to say Chief?
Anita Connell March 11, 2014 at 08:52 pm
They're worth my tax money! They're both smart, dedicated, teachers!
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?
jerseytomato February 26, 2014 at 07:55 am
I completely misread Jen's post. So, for the record, I stand corrected and regret doing so.Read More Sheila, unfortunately, I don't have children, and am able to freely make vacation plans. As for our education system, I'm afraid it's appalling, but I pay my tax dollars in support, none the less.
Parent March 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Stop the constant testing! Let the teachers teach and maybe the kids will learn. Private school getsRead More it done in less time, get education back to what it was.
Parent March 5, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Stop the constant testing! Let the teachers teach and maybe the kids will learn. Private school getsRead More it done in less time, get education back to what it was.
Sean Conneamhe February 17, 2014 at 11:10 pm
"Weather, again..."
Daniel Nee (Editor) February 18, 2014 at 01:10 am
We received a legal notice that a meeting would take place. The legal notice does not include anRead More agenda. When there is an agenda available, we will publish information on what the meeting will entail.
WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot February 18, 2014 at 06:19 am
So why not include that in the article?? Seems obvious.
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
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J.JONES February 13, 2014 at 12:08 pm
Do what you have to do it ain't over yet next shorten spring break..
Melinda Murray February 13, 2014 at 06:40 pm
They put in writing that they would shave from spring break. Wish they had did what they said theyRead More were going to. Ruined our 4 days away.
KC February 14, 2014 at 12:04 am
I think the district was prudent, unlike NYC. DeBLAHzio made a bum call.
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.
Sean Conneamhe February 11, 2014 at 08:11 am
"Congratulations..."
WMS826 February 11, 2014 at 02:35 pm
Job well done in representing our town and school system. We are all proud and happy for you.
disgusted homeowner February 4, 2014 at 07:24 am
My old dead end street was plowed right down to the blacktop yesterday afternoon. Great job. ButRead More overnite a film of black ice formed and probably a lot of other roads are having the same problem this morning. be careful.
WMS826 February 4, 2014 at 10:17 am
Glenn, I will say the same thing to you next hurricane season...
paul johnson jr February 4, 2014 at 05:30 pm
My no outlet street was plowed bone dry on the first day of a storm for the first time in the 15Read More years I have lived here. Hooray!
disgusted homeowner February 3, 2014 at 02:22 pm
@mortimer snerd, watch out mort. Don't tangle with Mrs. G She's got your numberRead More now.................................... When Mrs. G weighs in, everyone listens !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
disgusted homeowner February 3, 2014 at 02:44 pm
guess pat mcgroin didn't like the facelift remark, it got deleted. hahaha...............
disgusted homeowner February 4, 2014 at 07:27 am
My street was cleaned right down to the blacktop by early monday afternoon. Great job by DPW.Read More But..... more bad weather coming again this week. UGH
disgusted homeowner February 1, 2014 at 07:44 am
An excellent opportunity for our high school students here in town to get some aid towards theirRead More college education !!!!