Exactly gdog! They don't seem to know what the game is, but they want to be on the EXECUTIVE Committee. Give me a break.
You don't lose the Democrat Primary, and then go run as a Republican or Independent. I hope Cecil Munroe wins his request to the Ohio Board of Elections to throw Kitchen off the ballot. http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/sep/21...
September 25, 2013 at 4:18 p.m.
Poverty is not just lack of income, superintendents. If I lose my job now, I may have a lack of income, but I still have resources common to the upper middle class. Those include contacts from my church and social groups, habits of reading the paper and discussing the news, library use, technological skills, education all around in my family.True poverty includes lack of transportation, lack of time due to multiple jobs, lack of contacts who will provide jobs and activities, lack of education in the family.The vocabulary deficit in kindergarten continues to widen as the kids with large vocabularies add words. Kind of like "the rich get richer." It's true of vocabulary.
September 18, 2013 at 5:22 p.m.
Ringo, you are sooo off-base.
"The Diocese" is not priests and a handful of remaining nuns. It is the parishioners. Few, if not none, of us would have any problem contributing to healthcare costs for priests and nuns. The fact is that the Ursuline nuns have done a good job of taking care of their own community.
Meanwhile, what you call "the shrine that is Ursuline" is also the better school in the better building in the better location. Wake up. People who are devout Catholics would no doubt enroll their children in Ursuline just as they did before Mooney was opened during the baby boom.
September 7, 2013 at 9:35 a.m.
Not necessarily just thugs. So I too wonder if it's some kind of cultural thing.Yesterday evening walking the dog (a miniature size puppy) we turned the corner on a nice block with extra wide well-maintained sidewalks in the Kirkmere area. Down the street comes an African American grandmother, several school age girls, a teen, a baby carriage with an infant...walking in the middle of the street.Why? If grandma had not been on the phone, I would have asked.
September 1, 2013 at 10:34 a.m.
True enough, theotherside. So many citizens throw out the title "NEA" like they are some big bugaboo that controls teachers and children.
Someone must have created this image of an organization that is peripheral to the lives of 90 percent of teachers out there. U.S. education varies from state to state since it is a state function.The NEA has a nice, but small office in D.C. where they function as a way for different state organizations to connect. The Ohio Education Association and the Pennsylvania State Education Association each have more employees than the NEA. And all of them are concerned with working conditions of members, and defining academic objectives called "standards" rather than subjects like theories of discipline. That kind of thing is developed in college coursework and school district training.
August 26, 2013 at 9:45 a.m.
Kurtw --As SOS explained, teachers are told exactly how much and what kind of discipline can be employed in school. This is under control of administrators and parents.
If you think about it, shouldn't the child have good manners from home anyway?
As for the comment by the parent, only one class was "out of control", and that is not my experience with Austintown Schools in general. I have spent quite a bit of time in AMS and the 4th-5th grade school and in both, discipline is expected.
August 25, 2013 at 9:26 a.m.
Actually, taxme...Why were the voucher students at Youngstown Christian and the parochial schools left out of this article?
Denise Dick knows where to get the stats, although they are buried in the Ohio Department of Education.
Granted, there is no supervision that I know of when these tests are administered in those schools. So who knows how much help the staff gives students. Still, I'll bet their scores are equivalent or lower than public school scores.They now receive more and more tax payer funding and they should be included in this story.
August 25, 2013 at 9:22 a.m.
I'm sorry -- the number one concern of ALL EDUCATORS should be citizenship.Now-a-days with the "market-based" education ideas of former Gov. Taft and current Gov. Kasich, schools are more interested in placating various spoiled kids and lenient parents in order to keep their "customers". Remember when we had "students" instead?
August 24, 2013 at 11:46 a.m.
The number one concern of Youngstown educators should be developing character and discipline. Where is that on the report card?
August 24, 2013 at 11:43 a.m.
Actually AntiYoungstown, Alumni got a break when vouchers became available. Now state taxpayers foot the bill for city students attending Mooney -- via Youngstown City School's account. (YCS writes the checks.)
June 7, 2013 at 8:43 a.m.