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Natasha Grogan October 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm
Homework is a difficult balance. I believe in reviewing material to ensure students are practicingRead More and understanding but hours upon hours of homework is too much for young students. For elementary students, playing is learning so students should have after school time to enjoy childhood and play. HW for middle and high school encourages independent learning and responsibility, if used in moderation.
Cheerleader uniforms violate dress codes at some Bay area schools. Patch File Photo
Robin Harris August 28, 2013 at 01:13 pm
I think the schools are going to far. At LOL girls can't wear skirts above the knee even if theyRead More have leggins on. Really? With leggins you can't see any skin but they can't wear it. No tank tops, and this year they want to get rid of skinny jeans. At what point does it stop? I understand common sense rules on decency (Pull your pants up and nothing skimpy) but skinny jeans? Enough...I don't send them there for you to judge how they look, I send them to get an education. The staff needs to start worrying about teaching these kids and leave the clothing to the parents.
Megan Hendricks May 29, 2013 at 12:05 pm
FCAT scores have nothing to do with learning or progress. Studies have shown that standardized testsRead More don't accurately measure student learning or teacher or school effectiveness. The testing madness has to stop. If the media and parents stop publicizing it, maybe the politicians will get the message. Please consider this, for the future of our children and our education system.
Megan Hendricks May 28, 2013 at 11:01 am
We need to stop putting so much emphasis on standardized tests. They are ruining our educationRead More system. Teachers can no longer teach creativity, critical problem solving and other skills that are needed to enter the workforce because they are so busy cramming in the information that will be on the tests. It has gotten out of hand, and it has to stop. When the media and the community stop making a big deal out of the test results, maybe the politicians will realize we want it to end.