On Lost at sea
Sadly, the Beloit team came across as a bunch of thugs trying to play street ball in a disciplined sport. Their social posturing on camera was an embarrassment to the community. Show some class and some pride Purple Knights!
On Janesville expulsions on the rise
I'm all for compromise on many subjects but on this I won't be. Children who repeatedly can't/won't behave like respectable human beings don't belong in a traditional school setting. Keep in mind, I am mostly addressing thug behavior here, not students with significant disabilities. It's time for the adults to take charge: and this is not just a teacher issue. It is a community issue that has far reaching effects on everyone.
On Winery has deep roots in Milton
Construction Options, Inc. did a fantastic job on the building! Best of luck to the owners.
On Expulsions more than double last fall’s rate
Unfortunately, there are a lot of families who don't parent their children and don't expect moral behavior out of them. As sad as an expulsion is, I ask for consideration of all those kids who are in school doing what they are expected to do...learn. They should not be continually subjected to the poor behavior of people who choose not to do the right thing. After having spent my career working in a school, I would venture to guess that everyone had to put up with a long list of poor choices by these students before an expulsion was even considered. I hope that the school board continues to make those tough expulsion choices and then stands by their decisions. I know I don't have all the answers, but perhaps it's time that society stop tolerating poor parenting and poorly behaved citizens.
On Two-sided story: Schools, parents debate twins’ placement
There is room for compromise. Have a few classes together and a few apart. It would take some scheduling creativity but it may just benefit all involved. (and yes, I do know about creative scheduling in schools. I spent the majority of my teaching career doing just that type of scheduling.)
On Families in generational poverty form their own culture
HeatherH: thank you for the comment.Ilovehockey: How about not airing your issues with a particular teacher in a public forum? It smacks of slander.
On A plea to grocery-shopping gurus
Learn to cook...I mean really cook...not just open up a package and minimally prepare something from that. The end result will be both money savings and feeling better all around. Feeling better in turn helps you make better decisions no matter what you are doing....grocery shopping included!
On Are you buying (more) locally?
I try to buy products made locally whenever possible in addition to buying local produce. When I am reading labels I look to see where the item is produced (preferably Wisconsin, Upper Illinois or Iowa). More often than not, I'll choose a product from the area over a product made further away. I try to support smaller businesses over conglomerates whenever possible. I also don't get into the car if I can get something within walking or biking distance.
On Costly commutes
My friend and I commute together to work nearly every day (about 40 minutes a day). We have a regular but flexible schedule of who drives when. There are times when one must wait for the other. There are times when we drive each other absolutely crazy. It takes a strong commitment on both of our parts in order to do so but the money we save and the wear and tear on our cars has been worth it.
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