Why is Superintendent Ross afraid to tell the parents to step up? For example, be at school on the first day, instead of creating your own "first day" a week or a month later with an excuse like "We didn't have a chance to get new shoes yet."
August 29, 2014 at 5:10 p.m.
These comments are just ridiculous because the speaker, Superintendent Ross, is criticizing the schools that he HIMSELF IS IN CHARGE OF! What kind of CEO tells patrons that his organization is failng and that they should go to the competitor??!!ANSWER: a corrupt CEO who works for the competitor.This man is in charge of ALL Ohio schools, particularly in Youngstown and Lorain where the state removed local control.All the state has done so far is insist on outrageous spending paid out to consultants in Columbus.
August 29, 2014 at 5:08 p.m.
An embryo used in stem-cell research (and fertility treatments) is three to five days past conception. It consists of a few dozen cells that together are too small to be seen without a microscope. It has no consciousness, no self-awareness, no ability to feel love or pain. For a pregnancy to begin, the embryo must implant in the uterus, and if it does, not every embryo survives to the fetus stage.So your moral dilemma is: develop a line of stem cells from an embryo that will be thrown away by a fertility clinic...or turn your back on breathing, thinking, feeling people with degenerative diseases.
August 21, 2014 at 2:56 p.m.
Individuals with ALS have been getting comfort and hope from the ice-bucket challenge. They have felt at least a spiritual healing from the support of the community of man. Otherwise, having ALS is like floating in a lifeboat, trying to survive, slowing dying, starving, but unable to reach help.
What would Jesus do? How do you think a Catholic with ALS feels about the Church's withdrawal from their pain? The leaders of the Catholic Church have their heads stuck in their encyclicals instead of their hands reaching out to the needy. http://time.com/#3149803/als-ice-buck...
August 21, 2014 at 2:41 p.m.
No, Mexico has universal healthcare, with a sliding scale for payment. http://insurance.lovetoknow.com/Mexic...
August 9, 2014 at 10:39 a.m.
tnmartin: Of course, I did try to find some data supporting your statements about inappropriate relationships with students. I did not find any source that separated charter school cases from other public school cases. I did find sources that stated that getting good data is impossible because of unreported cases in every kind of school. In the case of illiteracy, the police may visit homes with little evidence of literacy, but there is no reason to assume that those residents have high school diplomas. In fact, high school graduates now have to pass a group of tests to obtain a high school diploma. If the English language test itself doesn't trip them up, the other tests require literacy to complete the exercises. I think that employers at this time have a good guarantee of literacy if they have an authentic high school diploma. Remember that humans are still capable of free will and can refuse literacy. In addition there is a small portion of the population who have physical limitations that hinder literacy. Somehow in recent years it has become the responsibility of public education to ensure literacy even in these individuals. Personal responsibility has apparently gone out the window.
August 6, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.
Steivo: I am 100% for Catholic schools...supported by Catholics like myself. Not for forcing EVERY TAXPAYER to contribute to our schools. And having attended Catholic schools myself, with children who attended attended both Catholic and public schools, I honestly cannot say that those educated in Catholic schools are better educated or have better developed moral sense. My comment above was meant to question why we feel compelled to support Muslim schools with taxpayer funds.
August 6, 2014 at 12:08 p.m.
As for young people that you have dealt with tnmartin, I'm not so sure that it is a case of "can not read" -- more likely the cause is "do not read". That is a problem across the socioeconomic spectrum.It is true that there has been unfortunate outcomes of federal intrusion into education, certainly as an outcome of Bush's "No Child Left Behind" remodeling of ESEA. But this federal involvment does not, and can not happen by force. They can only hold out the carrot of additional funding to states that participate.
August 5, 2014 at 9:12 a.m.
Tnmartin: As an educated person, how can you say, "More often in the public schools, even when accounting for relative numbers." without showing the data? Of course, we know this is because your statement is only your guess. We have not discussed the parochial schools here, or their quality. But I guess that you feel that since the state taxpayers are now forced to provide free Catholic education, they are obliged to do the same for Muslims? Not sure if Catholics have used voucher money to import missionaries, but maybe it should be investigated.
August 5, 2014 at 8:59 a.m.
Canfield Fairgrounds has events that draw folks in regularly -- like the dog show. Lots of people in attendance and I heard good comments about the facility.
August 5, 2014 at 8:41 a.m.