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Special ed, achievement gap can pose problems for Clarke schools

this is one thing that linking testing to performance eval has lead to a huge increase in..... youre a lot more likely to be tossed in a LD label now (so you arent counted for scoring) than any time previously.... there is no incentive to help these kids and all kinds of reasons not to.

It's just a big ball of reasons of which this is one....

.... as non pc as it is, ppl shouldnt have kids they arent able to take care of
... parents have to be held responsible in their kids education to some extent..if they dont want to be, then dont have the kids
.... if the kids arent interested in an education (book learning type) then get them into a tech type of program and teach them trade skill and quit wasting time and leading to more failure down the road when they enter real life

until we give these kids a real chance at success, how can we act surprised when they fail? It has gone on for too long and will take harsh non pc measures to fix it,,,, the throwing cash at it and poohing poohing we have going on now is all fail.

posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 03:12

Schram: Campaign financing system undemocratic, wasteful

Timberlake: Global warming is political, not scientific, issue

it's actually hard to have a real discussion on global warming anyways....the go to method of 'discussion' at this point is ATTTTTTTAAAAACK ATTAACCCCK anyone that doesnt believe as you do. Im guessing it was the same way for ppl that didnt believe the world was flat....... "the world isnt flat" hang em high!!!!!!

posted @ Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 13:25

NCAA doesn't reduce Gurley suspension on Georgia appeal

[quote][b]theold33[/b] - I'll agree 100% that there is a lot of hypocrisy in college football. But, until they change the rules, a rule is a rule...And Gurley decided to break the rules and put himself before the team. Gurley will become a millionaire in the spring and he could care less what happens to Ga. Personally, I hope he doesn't come back. I agree with Oistrakh. Chubb is Da' Man.
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I agree that a rule is a rule and he broke it and the punishment is fair...What I dont understand is why the NCAA is letting that pos qb from FSU that has 3x the signed materials with the same vendor slide and not even investigating him.

posted @ Friday, October 31, 2014 - 14:01

Lack of Internet access has Oconee residents lining up for an explanation

[quote][b]Green[/b] - Glad I don't live in Oconee. Love my high speed internet!
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90+ % of oconee has very high end high speed access...just hasnt been added to the new subs and some outlying rural sections.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 14:21

Lack of Internet access has Oconee residents lining up for an explanation

@mpd0.59: youd think that but..... charter has the rights in the a/c oconees areas and no other cable companies are allowed to encroach. Comcast cannot legally come in and put in cable here. Dsl and satellite can come in np, but they have a govt sponsored monopoly (which all cable companies did and I think still do). They put up the initial outlay of cash to put in the cables/lines/etc and in return the govt allowed them the monopoly for that area. That's why there is a problem now. They dont want to pony up the cash to put in new lines to new subdivisions and outlying areas and that might lead to them losing the monopoly if someone pushes it. They are able to sell the rights to outlying areas to smaller or other cable companies (like the one that used to cover some of the bogart area) but with dsl and satellite around, the margin has gotten to small for that to make sense for companies to want to.

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Im wrong on the monopoly..... researched a bit and found that the monopoly was done away with in the state of ga in 2008...that being said, no other company has filed with A/C for permission to provide cable here so the current result is the same and likely to stay that way since any new company would have to come in and put in new lines to anywhere they want to provide cable (since charter doesnt have to let them use theirs) and that doesnt make economic sense... thankfully, fios (or maybe something better) will be here soon and we can switch over hopefully.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 14:18

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

I have np with her breaking quarantine as long as she is held 100% financially and legally liable if she does come down with symptoms and infects someone else.

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:13

Lack of Internet access has Oconee residents lining up for an explanation

@mpd0.59: not sure in this case.... is it free market or does charter still have rights to the area?

posted @ Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 09:00

Jobs, Obama dominate debate between Perdue and Nunn

wasnt discussing policies...just responding to the snark in kind. Worthless to discuss policies at this point when no one cares about anything but their guy getting elected and say anything, do anything, stretch any truth, out and out lie to make it happen.

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 15:04

Jobs, Obama dominate debate between Perdue and Nunn

[quote][b]mpd0.59[/b] - Is Obama running for Senator/Governor? That must have slipped passed me.
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nope...just his ideas/policies as he said...musta slipped passed you

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 11:52

UGA frat members won't face criminal charges in alleged hazing incident

[quote][b]mic check 1-2-1-2[/b] - Yet when a similar incident happened earlier this year with a black fraternity, those members were arrested and their mugshots were on the front page of the paper. Seems like double standard here...........but should I expect less?
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So lining ppl up and punching them repeatedly in the stomach and abdomen area is the same as putting morons into a barrel of ice water? One equals assault (deadly assault if you recall the famu case) and the other is a case of giving numbnuts numbnuts..... hazing is stupid from both sides and from anyone, but I think you need to step back from the racism train.

That ignores the fact that this case was a 'parent' (ie second hand info) turning them in and the previous case where the ppl hazed turned them in (ie giving them proof to follow up on along with the physical damage caused).

posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 - 09:04

'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

[quote][b]snarkydude[/b] - Nunn can say what she wants about outsourcing, although I find it highly hypocritical of the CEO of Southwire to say anything about "investing in Georgians" since they shut down their plant in Watkinsville and put several dozen people on the street[/quote]

Ive been wondering when someone would bring this up. Theyre both lying sacks of crap imo... every ad so far on both sides are full of fail and out of context aimed at low info voters that dont take the time to get to the truth.

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 11:49

Georgia electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white

just makes sense since the white population is being out birthed and out immigrated (legally and illegally) by all others except for asians.

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 11:14

On campaign trail, Obama says GOP is peddling fear

@TeeWee: pfffft you only say that cause youre a raaaaaaaaaaaaacist..... **** note that this is sarcastic response****

posted @ Monday, October 20, 2014 - 08:47

Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned

long as we have open borders..who cares

posted @ Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 12:40

CDC: Protocol breach in treating Ebola patient

question.... Ive seen in some medical reports on ebola...not the current news mess that sperm contains the ebola virus for 70days after being infected.... does that mean it can transfer via sperm for 70 days even before the fever etc..or just after the symptoms start?

posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 09:04

Yarbrough: Carter talks about public education issues

I have to agree.... the piece is well written and doesnt take sides that I can tell... thank you for reporting the news and not making it like so many others.

posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 08:59

Blackmon: School testing regimen is a crippling lunacy

time to go back to the 70s/80s with all the evil tracking and profession training classes for those that arent cutting it in school....make it easy to transfer up/down tracks if the students do well/poorly. Also need to fire 3/4 of the admin in schools and shift the focus of monies onto teachers/student. Way too much cash going to 'professionals' that sit around rewriting curriculum and stuff to make themselves feel useful when said curriculum is retarded and out of touch. Forget all these 'new' ways of learning, bring back the memorization of basics so the kids can go on to build on that to really learn and advance down the road.

posted @ Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 11:37

US promises $212 million in new Gaza aid

@scarborj: I agree, why are we supporting ppl that cheered the 9/11 attacks?

posted @ Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 11:28

Bundle up, good chance for another cool winter this year

"But these are all just theories. No one knows for sure what is causing the Antarctic ice sheet to expand so rapidly.

"There hasn't been one explanation yet that I'd say has become a consensus," said Parkinson. The Antarctic sea ice is one of those areas where things have not gone entirely as expected.

"So it's natural for scientists to ask, 'OK, this isn't what we expected, now how can we explain it?'""

I think this is the most impt line from the NASA article...... no one knows what is causing it.... the problem is, both crowds are already touting it as gospel for or against global warming when neither side has a clue.

posted @ Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 07:53

Atlantic hurricane season weakest so far since '83

global warming is the cause of ....fewer/more/less/hotter/colder/wetter/drier/circular/flat/round/black/white/puppies and scabies.

posted @ Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 13:51

Today's editorial cartoon

I bet 97 out of 100 scientists thought 'facts' proved the earth was flat at one time...... not saying global warming is real or not or if it is anthropologically caused if it is indeed real, but it gets tiresome to continually listen to both sides rabidly accuse the other side of being closed/narrow minded when neither side is willing to consider either possibility.

posted @ Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 07:12

Surge of hiring cuts US jobless rate to 5.9 pct.

I love the comment the writer made about how the hourly wage drop was surprising with the added jobs and 'healthy job growth"...are ppl really that stupid that they dont understand whats happening? or are ppl purposely blinded by politics and not wanting to say good/bad things about the economy?

posted @ Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 03:50

Clarke Central student arrested for assaulting teacher, classmate

posted @ Friday, October 3, 2014 - 11:26

Number seeking U.S. jobless aid lowest since June 2006

@mpd0.59: kind of a joke since the unemployment thingy resets every year...you get 26 wks per year as long as you get a new job and get laid off ea year.

posted @ Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 18:50

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