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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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Michael August 28, 2013 at 02:10 pm
Chrys, here is some more information on procedures.Read More http://www.schoolsecurity.org/trends/school-bombs.html. I understand the unease and the natural sense to evacuate but as this link suggests, this should be worked out by authorities and the school administration. I would rather defer to experts in cases like this rather than put the children in further danger. What if the note had been placed in hopes of getting all the children outside together as one easy target? If one truly wanted to bomb the school with the intention of doing harm, they would have done so without a warning note in my opinion. Let's think with our heads and not just our fears.
Jane August 28, 2013 at 02:27 pm
Sheri - I certainly agree with you. I was being somewhat sarcastic. In light of the unfortunateRead More incident, the district will have to review their policies and in the future always err on the side of caution. I also have a child in the district, so this hits home for me as well.
Sheri August 28, 2013 at 02:56 pm
Jane- I totally agree with you! I feel the district needs to take a look at their safety policy andRead More either reread it or do a complete overhaul on their procedure.
patrick May 21, 2013 at 06:06 pm
You have buildings in the district that are vacant......West Richmond for one. Why even suggestRead More building new? Just more wasteful spending by the District on an already overburdened tax base.....
Bill Jordan May 21, 2013 at 10:55 pm
The district owns no vacant buildings. The only building no longer used by the district is the oldRead More A.B. Green building on Boland. It was sold at least 6 years ago to The Metro School. I think the first step the district should take is to make sure that all attending students actually reside in the district. When you look at the drop in the ACT scores at MRH HS over the last several years it points to two possibilities...in my opinion. One..there is something wrong with the educational process at the high school level. Two...there is an influx of students into the high school from less academically focused school districts (such as St Louis city) that are dragging down the scores. With such a small student population it doesnt take many students to pull scores in either direction. An indication of possibility 2 could be students exiting off the Maplewood MetroLink in the morning and walking up Manchester to the HS. These students probably are not residing in the district. I'm not saying this is the case but would be interesting to observe.
stacey mcmackin June 1, 2013 at 10:05 pm
The single most important variable in schools is class size. The fact that MRH has chosen to putRead More that as number ONE priority, has greatly impacted the progress of students. Teachers can spend more time individualizing education. However, changing demographics and high transience are challenges as well as increased enrollment. It's not a waste of money to graduate students with better chances of success in the modern work-force.
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