On Janesville, Rock County have spent $26,000 on Ryan security so far
I live in one of the house affected by the blockade. I also won't be voting republican, but, the family are nice people and great neighbors.
With that being said, you would not believe the increase of people that just want to 'walk through' the area. We have spoken to 2 other people that were from other states and wanted to 'check it out'. I believe the security is definitely necessary. While the people that we encountered were just the 'touristy' type that wanted to check it out, they just as easily could have been crazies looking to get their name on the news.
On Janesville scraps same sex classes
Sigma- you are missing the point and know little about the program. The children only had their core classes (math, science, english, etc) in single gender, and the encore classes (choir, art, gym, Spanish, etc) in mixed classes. THis is at junior high level- when hormones are going crazy and the want to show-off for the opposite sex is natural. By seperating the kids into these rooms during the core classes, the stereotypes (boys being better at math, girls more adapt at literature) were eliminated. While only competing against their own sex, the kids were able to understand that some girls and some boys are great at each of the aforementioned subjects. +There are not single gender classes at Craig or Parker, therefore, this is a temporary solution to help kids maintain self-esteem during puberty.
My daughter was in these classes all 3 years of middle school. I think the greatest improvement that I saw with the kids was that the girls were far more outspoken than they were in 'regular' classes. During their classes with everyone else, many of the girls were out-spoken by the boys. But, in classes that were only girls, the girls all had a voice- there was no need to worry about looking 'dumb' in front of a boy.... The girls came out of this with stronger self-confidence and will use that through life. I think it was a worthwhile program, however, I understand that right now things have to be cut. Plus, there was the issue that some of the girls were 'recommended' by teachers for the program and they were boy-crazy, which distracted from the girls that were trying to achieve..
On Polls open in historic recall election
#209 and #210 at ward 13.... Get Walker out now! I don't understand how any woman could vote for him.. Are you unaware that he repealed the 'equal pay' act that assured equal wages for male and female workers? Or, just voting along party lines?
On Governor plans dairy breakfast appearance
I agree. Six less will be attending tomorrow knowing this news. Ridiculous. He has no business being there, and I just lost all respect for the family hosting this. Down the drain.
On School district plans to expand free summer meal program
oldvet- you turned down helping children because you don't like their parents choices? =Wow.... You can only be responsible for your actions. You can't change those of others.
Therefore, your story boils down to simply "I refused to help children." You act like this was a 'righteous' choice. Frightening.
On Illinois man goes extra miles to honor fallen Orfordville soldier
Beautiful job, Mr. Ekhard. I am so sorry for the loss of Mr. Neal.
The Gazette's gallery pictures are incredible. Moved me to tears.
May you all be blessed.
On More Wisconsinites using phone subsidies
Bassman- A lot of people now don't have home phone services, and instead have cell phones. Since cell phones can contact a person anywhere they are- at work, at the store, in the car- it is a good choice for parents while their kids are in school. If there was no way to contact a parent with a sick child, you would complain about that, too....
And, a $10 credit isn't going to go very far- sounds like just enough to handle emergencies. That should be about 100 minutes a month (at most). Divide that by 30 days....
People need a phone number to get a job interview, for sick kids, to make doctor appointments, and to report emergencies.
I far prefer supporting those less fortunate than big business.
On Janesville School Board meeting becomes emotional
I have 4 children- 3 'regular' - though they get good grades and one first grade that was reading and doing math among a million other things before she was even in school. She is considered 'highly gifted'. Until having this child (my youngest), I believed as most of you- that it was merely an ego trip and that these kids would be just fine with the other kids.
However, with my youngest, I realize that she has such a capacity for learning that far exceeds her peers, I have to put forth the obvious. The education- and the further education of the 'gifted' students is the key to the future. While all children need a decent education and deserve good jobs, among the 'gifted' kids- are the future scientists that cure disease, the mega-business owners, and, those that change the world....
Education is important to everyone, but, to these kids- it is imperative. They could easily hold the key to a much better future for our country.,
On Woman gives up Facebook for Lent
What a ridiculous story! Who cares?
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