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Report: 40% of Ohio grads need developmental courses in college

Count me among the skeptics.

The colleges can end this problem immediately by not accepting these students.

Or...now here's a thought...actually TEACH these students something instead of expecting them to enter school as a finished product.
Instead of giving entrance tests, let the students go directly to class. Maybe they will succeed. Maybe they will fail and drop out. They are adults now.

They were warned repeatedly in great detail about the level of work waiting for them in college. If they chose to ignore the apparent, that's called free will.

February 7, 2014 at 8:46 p.m. suggest removal

Leaders blast Youngstown school board for lack of academic progress

The school district, each individual school within it, down to each classroom all have detailed academic plans which are checked and updated regularly.
This is required by the state Academic Commission which meets in a different school about every six weeks starting during the school day and extending into the evening. Parents are invited to these meetings and do not attend.
The news story here needs to be questioned. I admire the quoted board member for her poise in not asking, "What the heck are you all talking about? We have these systems in place now. We bribe parents to attend meetings by, among other things, offering full meals, dress down days for their children, etc. And yet still get low attendance."

February 2, 2014 at 2:26 p.m. suggest removal

Leaders blast Youngstown school board for lack of academic progress

You can also enroll in Struthers, Lowellville, Columbiana, and go free to Ursuline, Mooney or Youngstown Christian.

February 2, 2014 at 2:18 p.m. suggest removal

Warren roots defined Fox News chief Roger Ailes

Sorry eivo, I don't always read Vindy.com because I do this thing called "work".
Anyway, I first saw Ben Carson on 60 Minutes, and if you google "Ben Carson on CBS" you will see they cover him regularly. Do the same thing with "Time" and any other "mainstream media". I'm not sure what he has in common with Allen West except the one thing.
Maybe Allen West gets covered in his own district since he is simply a former member of the House of Representatives. Do you think Tim Ryan or Bill Johnson are heavily covered nationally?

January 24, 2014 at 12:56 p.m. suggest removal

Warren roots defined Fox News chief Roger Ailes

Fox news repeats memes like a metronome. It is such an efficient propaganda machine that I have heard people confidently share statements THAT THEY HAVE SEEN WITH THEIR OWN EYES ARE FALSE. For example...my friend posts online that schools don't say the Pledge of Allegiance anymore because they are afraid of offending someone. But...she works in a school where the student body (as well as she herself) daily says the Pledge with the public address system. What's more, on patriotic holidays like Veterans' Day, the same student body gathers outside around the flagpole to raise the flag and say the pledge.
Still she says public schools don't say the pledge????

January 22, 2014 at 6:41 p.m. suggest removal

Warren roots defined Fox News chief Roger Ailes

Glenn Beck tells Megyn Kelly last night about his time at Fox News.
"I remember it as an awful lot of fun and that I made an awful lot of mistakes, and I wish I could go back and be more uniting in my language,” Glenn said poignantly. “I think I played a role, unfortunately, in helping tear the country apart, and it’s not who we are.”

“I didn’t realize how really fragile the people were, I thought we were kind of more in it together,” he added. “Now I look back and I realize if we could have talked about the uniting principles a little bit more instead of the problems, I think I would look back on it a little more fondly. But that’s only my role.”

January 22, 2014 at 2:34 p.m. suggest removal

Man dressed as puppy in Boardman comfortable in cold

Wolfman,
We wish the best for you -- like a job in another store! Or better yet, why couldn't you stand out there to advertise a store that sells premium dog food, dog accessories, etc., not caged puppies?
A puppy is not a gerbil. It cannot stay in a cage for months.

January 22, 2014 at 9:21 a.m. suggest removal

Man dressed as puppy in Boardman comfortable in cold

At one time I didn't know any better either. Go to a dog show, talk with the breeders of the type of dog you like. Ask them to put you on a list after you research the breed.
Call Youngstown All Breed Training Club. They have a large facility in North Jackson. They can put you in touch with a breeder AND help you train your new puppy.

January 20, 2014 at 10:36 p.m. suggest removal

Man dressed as puppy in Boardman comfortable in cold

I will not shop at this store until they stop selling these poor puppies. I saw some people with their poor little glassy eyed puppy from this store shopping at ANOTHER store for supplies. They were buying house-breaking pads. Good luck with that people. Pet store puppies defecate and urinate right in their cage because they HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE.
You can crate train a puppy from a responsible breeder or a home, but not these guys because they have already learned to do something unnatural for a dog -- defecate in their dens.

January 11, 2014 at 12:43 p.m. suggest removal

School’s out for winter?

Also in the late seventies, most children arrived at school dressed for the weather. Now I watch them at the bus stop in canvas sneakers, no gloves. I don't know if they are too poor for boots, or if they never go outside.

January 6, 2014 at 10:57 a.m. suggest removal

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