Principal Asks Department Of Education For A Full Student

So, if you want to evaluate the process of education at Lewis-Palmer Elementary, follow this most foundational principle – look at the quality of doing in that school. See how much time kids are engaged doing something they have a genuine interest in doing. Do not be fooled with contrived activity. If you see kids obediently (or not) listening to lectures – that is truly bad doing. What kid has a genuine interest in a lecture? If you see kids, with blank expressions, filling out workbooks – that is unlikely good doing. If you see kids laboring through repetitious math problems – that is not good doing.

Gov. Rick Scott credits himself for the business growth in Florida since he has taken office. The addition of Garda World Security, a Montreal-based armored car company,Vision Airlines and Bing Energy were nearly completed while then Gov. Charlie Crist was in office. None the less Scott has taken credit for this in his effort to bolster his support and fulfill his campaign promise of creating 700,000 new jobs.

I wrote about the education of Barak Obama, then a candidate. Let’s now look into Sonya Sotomayor’s education. Like Obama, she does not have a privileged background. Born and raised in the Bronx by immigrant parents, her father dies when she was 9. She goes to Blessed Sacrament School in Soundview, and then to parochial Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx. Just like Obama, Sotomayor is not a product of public school system.

I believe that the key words here are, “education of children is a fundamental value of the people of the state of Florida”. Again our children and teachers take the hit. It is obvious that we need to revamp our education reform. I believe that if cuts are to be made to education that it should start on the administrative side and not on the backs of our children and teachers. Our teachers have not gotten a pay raise in three years. Many of our teachers are living from paycheck to paycheck.

Rethink your own attitude about being outdoors. Feel the rain on your face. Eat in the back yard. Check out that bug before you step on it. Comment on the sunset. Avoid the sarcasm when you recycle, conserve energy and talk about going green. These actions will rub off on your kids.

One survey asked kids where they like to spend their free time, and got this response: “I like it indoors best, that’s where the electricity is.” He was honest, and hardly alone. Author Richard Louv calls this, “Nature Deficit Disorder,” in a book called Last Child In the Woods. Of course there is actually no such disease, and certainly no pill for it as well. There are, however, consequences related to this “disease.” Childhood obesity is up, science scores are down.

We were outspent 10-2. The Democrats spent approximately M on Senator Wilhelmi’s campaign. The last two months of the campaign he bought 18 cable stations, all day parts. Not only were we unable to respond to his misleading ads, we were unable to promote our message. He also had mailers going out almost daily.

Education Reform And The Economy

Many of the students who do graduate don’t have adequate reading, math or daily living skills to be successful. What then, can we expect of students who leave BEFORE graduation, for whatever reason? And it’s not just big cities with notorious crime rates and a large pool of underprivileged children who are at risk. No, the problem is so widespread that no area is immune to these decling standards and graduation rates.

It may not solve your financial situation immediately, but it will help you network with other parents, with teachers, and with administrators. You will find friends and perhaps contacts that will be useful. As a bonus, you will find a sense of accomplishment for having helped children and for doing your part in education reform. If you have your own children in school, it will help boost their confidence knowing the importance you place on education. And, for you? You will stop thinking about your own situation, at least for the duration of the school day, and knowing you have accomplished something – an antidote to feeling useless.

We need to wake up as a nation and realize that our future is in jeopardy. Poor education results are a matter of national security, not just family pride.

“At this time, the student Code of Conduct does not take into consideration a child’s age in a Level three offense,” read the statement from the Christina School District in Newark, Delaware.

There is overwhelming evidence that paying people to do something actually works. Just look at your own paycheck and reflect on it. Is working for pay dampening your curiosity? Your love of learning? Is it the paycheck that makes you dislike parts of your job? Would doing the same thing for free make you more motivated?

So why does George Caruolo want to slow the pace of reform measures that will systemically improve the chances that all kids are taught by great teachers?

Whatever the lesson was supposed to be that day, the little boy learned something he won’t soon forget. He learned that creativity and individuality had no place in that particular classroom. From this point on, he would resign himself to doing, saying, and trying to be just like the other kids in his classroom.

Speaking of races, I tried to get some more details on Club for Growth’s poll numbers involving Lugar and Richard Mourdock and got nothing. The guy who answered the phone was a bit of jerk. Their poll showed a 2-point difference between the two. Lugar’s poll showed him under 50%, but with a double-digit lead. Not spectacular, but I got a lot more info from them, than Club for Growth.