On Bill requires teachers, staff to report bullying
Bullying is such buzzword. It based on individual perception. There are extreme cases that make the news. They are news exactly because of their infrequency. That which is normal and routine is not news.
At what point does a clique become a set of bullies? Is it based on the performer's actions--when the clique excludes someone for the 8th time? Or is it based on the reaction of the recipient? How is a teacher supposed to know?
On Janesville School Board says no to negotiations
Compare school board members to a board of directors, or any business leaders that run a company with more than a couple hundred employees. Those executives might be smart, but they too run a business where they don't know the ins and outs of making a widget. So, when you say "School board members don't know how to run a class, or how to deal with kids who have issues. Not only they don't have a degree in education field, they don't even work at school. That doesn't happen in the REAL world, does it? You can't simply compare to the regular companies." That IS part of the real world. So why can't a school district be compared to a large company?
On A Good Egg
To make peeling hard boiled eggs easier, I add some salad oil to the water. About a quarter cup.
On School district budget gap being kept under wraps
In my opionion, keeping the information under wraps until ready to present is a practical response. As soon as they do present the budget, everybody will be voicing their complaints. The news isn't going to be any different, nor any more appealing today than it will be later this month.
Since they can't change the opinion of those that complain the loudest, they might as well stay focused on what they can impact.
I'm tired of hearing "it's their fault", and listening to one side blame the other. "It's because of the governor." "It's because of the teachers." "It's because the board agreed to a contract x years ago." Quit the belly aching and move on. At least the board is trying to keep the administration less disracted.
On Don't give me that tone: Equality in the green onion patch
Oh Oh, apparently my husband's and mine "discussion" was overheard. 'Cuz this sounds a lot like us.
On GM retirees face health insurance adjustment
I notice that Dean is calling retirees with " procedures scheduled at the new hospital to make sure they understand that their insurance will treat the procedure differently than if it had been done at Mercy." WOW! This is customer service that I wouldn't normally expect. Way to go Dean!
On Will school union contract talks bear fruit?
Perhaps the school board could offer resources to study the impact of some federal regulations. And support efforts to get those repealed or fixed, so that we do have a public education system worth bragging about.
On Is that a Kia in your driveway?
I don't understand why GM doesn't drop two more product brands...I mean if you look at their vehicles, they are the same with three different names. Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse, GMC Acadia. Lucerne and Impala. If they are going to have three brands, make them look different from each other.
On Chest pains? Don't drive. Call 911
This whole thing seems like a PR stunt, albeit with a very good message, to detract from that other medical care center--aka Dean St. Mary's--that people might choose.
On The Woman who Played with Fire
Try slipping it into a large ziplock to prevent stuff from getting on it, but still have it close enough to read. I don't know if it works since I don't have one, but I like your idea for the use of it.
Page 1 of 6
» More most emailed stories
» More popular discussions
Staff Directory |
Contact Us |
Legal Notices |
Subscriber Services |
Site Help |
Site Map |
Latest News |
Public Record |
Special Sections |
Political Cartoons |
Photo Galleries |
Slide Shows |
Blog List |
Latest Blog Entries
Customer Care |
Newspaper In Education |
Reader Rewards |