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Federal money helps Ohio medical providers

I have worked in the medical industry for many years, the more money the government gives the more they want to control everything in its regard. As if there already isnt enough paper work! Government intervention is becoming too overwhelming.

April 2, 2013 at 10:01 p.m. suggest removal

N. Korea taps reformist premier in midst of escalating tensions

If they make an attempt at attacking South Korea or the United States it would be suicide.

April 2, 2013 at 9:51 p.m. suggest removal

Youngstown board members sound off on supt., each other

Most people have no clue what is going on inside the Youngstown City Schools. The problem is that Hathorn gave all his power and decision making to Hiscox, Smith, and Davis. (additional board administrators) These individuals have dictated programs across the board many of which dont even have the support of the teachers and principals. All power and decision making has been removed from the building principals and their teachers. Why do we need administrators for administrators? In my opinion the problem isnt the school board, it is the lack of leadership and lack of collaboration coming from the superintendent's office. Talk to those on the front lines and that is what you will hear. There have been Youngstown City schools that climbed consecutively from academic emergency all the way to effective and then this year were told they werent allowed to continue doing what they were doing. Apparently success is not what they want. The reason there is all this division between school board members and Hathorn is because all of this is starting to get exposed.

April 2, 2013 at 9:40 p.m. suggest removal

Accelerated academic program way to encourage Youngstown students to stay.

...and it doesnt prepare them for middle/high school or college.

January 21, 2013 at 12:57 p.m. suggest removal

Accelerated academic program way to encourage Youngstown students to stay.

Part of this would include blocked scheduling where intermediate (4-6 grade) teachers would focus on core areas. If they want student choice and they want accelerated learning, with a standards based educational system they need have their teachers focus on the core subjects. This self contained classroom idea up to the six grade has to go. Self contained classrooms do nothing more than dillute or water down instruction.

January 21, 2013 at 12:55 p.m. suggest removal

Teachers institute ‘work to rule’ plan

If you dont want to pay teachers then you shouldnt require them to have a masters degree or to be "highly qualified". Why would anyone want to go into that profession if it would take them 25 years just to pay off their school loan? Look at other jobs which require masters degrees and they are easily making $70,000...It takes a teacher 15 years just to get to the $50,000 mark on average and besides would you want someone teaching your child who isnt highly qualified? Think about it. Its a double edged sword.

January 19, 2013 at 3:05 p.m. suggest removal

Teachers institute ‘work to rule’ plan

As a conservative I actually agree with the teachers here. Bargaining rights are something that should be respected. This is why Kasich's senate bill 5 got shot down big. Bargaining rights are part of this countrys foundation and democracy. Power will eventually rest with someone or some group, so why not let there be a voice from all stakeholders and let them negotiate. This prevents party takeovers and this also creates a level playing field for all involved. Eventually both sides will work it out, but if you cant even respect people especially teachers to atleast negotiate something is wrong. These are people who were required to spend money on masters degrees and have huge outstanding school loans, thats the least they deserve serving our children.

January 19, 2013 at 2:54 p.m. suggest removal

Ohio begins educators’ school-shooting training

If teachers volunteer for this I think its a good thing.(especially if its a male teacher) If you cant trust a teacher with a gun then you shouldnt trust a teacher with your child. I would like my childs teacher to have a safe in their classroom where a firearm is kept in case of an emergency. If not that then atleast an armed guard or police officer should be at every single school. We live in a scary world today where there are zanax dependent wackos lurking all around us.

January 18, 2013 at 8:44 p.m. suggest removal

Biden vows urgency on gun violence

Guns dont kill people, people kill people. I'm afraid this is a liberal attempt to rid Americans of the right to bear arms. There will be civil war before Americans allow the government to take away their constitutional right to protect themselves.

January 18, 2013 at 8:38 p.m. suggest removal

City schools facing $48 million deficit

The problem is the government (STATE).We need less government. Let Youngstown's elected school board which works through the democratic process established by this country control its own educational processes. In other words let the people of Youngstown worry about Youngstown. The Charter Schools that are already in Youngstown are worse performing than the City Schools so why the hell would we want the City Schools to become private charters? Lets not forget either that the Charter schools even have a big advantage against the current public school system because they could get rid of any students they want to, where the public schools must keep them all no matter how academically low or how disruptive a student is. Fix the poverty problem in this city first and then eveything else will fall into place.

January 18, 2013 at 8:25 p.m. suggest removal



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