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Maurice Duenas March 4, 2014 at 05:25 pm
No yours stories are wrong. there was not an assalt and there was not 15 years old trannsygeneralRead More victim. it was a faker and a hoaxer. there was no assalt and I hope now the police charge the tranny with filing a false police reports and send him or her or whatever it is to juvenile prison for creating histeria and causing unneeded hatred and worry for everyone. He, she, it just set thems back by 50 years with this false claims. http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/crime-law/police-transgender-student-admits-assault-was-fake/nd5rB/ That 15 yer old needs to go to the jails for a long time. so very glad no ones was arrested or made out to be the susepected ones.
Blue is bad news. California is among 17 states/districts where eighth-graders had lower-than average math test scores.
George March March 28, 2014 at 09:41 am
As is typical with this kind of (institutional) testing, the "results" presented actuallyRead More show nothing of actual value. The results given here are of tests given to totally different groups of students. The quintessential case of comparing apples to oranges. To honestly determine if there is ANY improvement the comparison MUST be made with the same test group!!! If you want to see if there is improvement of, say, eighth graders in subject "X", then those SAME students must be retested (say a year later), but now they're ninth graders (unless the school did not let them advance to ninth grade.) You can't test last year's seventh graders and say they are any better or worse off than the grade ahead. They are different students with a different skill set. It is very sad when our educational system and its focus of energy and funding is so reliant on the results of made-up statistical garbage.
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Jojo Potato October 18, 2013 at 02:21 pm
Why do you get home so late? Because it's a choice you made of where to live and work. That's yourRead More problem.
Cindy September 30, 2013 at 02:07 pm
We certainly do not need to be sending anymore people to our over crowed courts and jails. Jail orRead More courts are not the answer. Lets start with outreach and counseling and "compassion"....
Patrick J. McNamara September 17, 2013 at 06:32 pm
The question to ask is not how easy should it be to pass a parcel (or any other) tax. The questionRead More should be what would that buy the voter, the teachers, the students and the community as a whole. Most of the money collected now never makes it to the classroom. It is mostly shipped off to CalPERS to fund the retirement of past teachers and those soon to retire; it is siphoned off well upstream of the thirsty classroom teacher and his students. Even if the voter initiative states that the proceeds of the parcel tax is only for classroom use, it doesn't matter. The black hole of education money is all fungible. What is added to the classroom as sacrosanct is simply siphoned off from the classroom's non-sacrosanct dollars of yesterday. No gains in outcomes. Only a temporarily sated black hole. And tomorrow, we vote again for more. And more.
Chris Kapsalis September 18, 2013 at 04:25 am
Yet a state wide sin tax would and could spread the money out into disadvantaged areas. And MeasureRead More Q failed, that went after parcel taxes to keep fire stations open. Yet the school one passed. How about making it easier for parcel taxes to pass for critical public safety measure's and stop schools from even being able to go after parcel taxes. Many people choose to keep their life savings in their homes equity, and this makes it ever so much harder to have that option. Also people should not be penalized for wanting to own a home, and may need that extra money to buy rice or healthy food, even pay their water bill to grow their own healthy food... No doubt education is very important, but we have a huge pool of money virtually untouched, extra tax on so called Sins. Alcohol, tobacco, junk food, soda pop, things that in excess are bad for our society and cause stress on us in so many ways. People will not stop smoking. So a can of pop will double. A candy bar. A can of beer. We will get the much needed money for education without hitting a necessity like a families home. But hit a non necessity like a can of beer. Hey we need the money, it has to come from somewhere, so why not Sins ? Then maybe the next measure Q will Pass.
Patrick J. McNamara November 5, 2013 at 07:20 am
That's a great metaphor for what happens with money sent to government. Like smoking, drinking andRead More drug use, it becomes an addiction whose current dose soon needs an increase to achieve a neutral sense of normal, let alone the euphoria of its original promise. Even a suggestion that the dose be reduced in an effort to curb the addiction begets wide-eyed rage and anxiety. The dose must NEVER be reduced. The addiction must always be fed, or there will be retributive hell to pay. That retribution by the addicts at the national level was on full display recently.