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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 09:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
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Kent P November 16, 2013 at 08:26 am
Cursive is already a lost art and the schools need to teach it before it completely disappears. AndRead More to compound the problem when you can't write cursive you will have trouble reading cursive. No more hand written personal notes instead you text a message?
Karen Clark November 16, 2013 at 09:05 am
My daughter is unable to read notes and cards sent to her. She cannot read her great grandmother'sRead More journal. When we adopted her from Russia at age 11, she was able to write in Russian cursive. She never learned English cursive. I don't see any way we can fight this trend. I implored her teachers to teach it to her (since she had missed 3rd grade when they used to teach it) but they didn't have time. I tried, but she was too busy with other school work and there was no need to learn it because it wasn't required. So it's like a foreign language to her . . . and I find it tragic.
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Matt Meester October 3, 2013 at 10:23 pm
I left teaching because of this kind of crazy talk. Teachers in Missouri are told not to sendRead More homework home. I was told I must allow enough time during class for assignments to be completed. I was told to spend less time teaching and to give more time to work on homework. I would encourage parents that feel too much homework is being assigned to dig a little deeper. In every case that I received a complaint about the quantity of homework, we were able to identify that the student did not use their class work-time wisely. To be undiplomatic about it, their child socialized too much and did not work enough. One solution I have found that works for my daughter and I, is to have her teach me the lesson rather than just do homework. This keeps me from doing her homework for her and gives her a deeper understanding of the subject. With my specialties being math and science, I especially enjoy when she teaches me her algebra, geometry and a.p. biology assignments.
Dr. Curtis Cain's contract has been extended for the 2014-2015 school year.
Lillian Sidebottom September 26, 2013 at 05:02 pm
My husband and I were fortunate enough to spend some time with Dr. Cain at the Liberty high schoolRead More grand opening, and have the greatest respect for him. We wish him much success!
A biomedical class in the Wentzville School District. Photo credit: Wentzville School District
John of Stone Meadows August 28, 2013 at 08:10 am
Wentzville has an excellent Administration along with many very fine dedicated teachers. Please keepRead More up the steady hard work and Wentzville will continue to be among the highest ranked schools. We would like to have well "rounded' students graduate from our schools.
Miss Marilyn August 16, 2013 at 08:20 am
It's all a show! The Wentzville District does not really care about their students, or keeping theirRead More word to parents. They are not community oriented, nor do they want to make a difference. I have learned this the hard way, as I fear for my son's life going into his senior year at Holt.
Melissa May 16, 2013 at 11:22 am
We were actually put on lockdown before 1:15 and we weren't aloud to switch classes. And theRead More lockdown ended for us around 1:45.
Tamara Duncan May 16, 2013 at 12:47 pm
Was that at Holt, Melissa? What was it like? Did you just try to continue with classes?
Holt student May 16, 2013 at 06:27 pm
Classes continued but we were told to move away from Windows and were not aloud to change classes orRead More leave the classrooms. We were ordered to stay in our 6th period and not to move to 7th period till we were told to. Yes this was at Holt.
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