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High school seniors will make one of the most important decisions of their lives when they choose a college. Blogger Arielle Hines, who was in their shoes not so long ago, offers some guidance.
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Michigan juniors continue to increase their ACT and Michigan Merit Exam scores and the Michigan Department of Education credits the Michigan Merit Curriculum for their success. (Patch File Photo)
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Lee Jacobsen July 10, 2014 at 12:59 am
Teachers and teacher pay are indeed based on taxation, but year round school does not raiseRead More teacher's pay. They get an annual salary, they are not paid 'by the month'. The operation of school buildings is a fixed cost, and will be there whether the building is utilized or not. With many adult programs in session, they are already being used anyway. Talk about a weak argument for against year round school, "these are kids, who do deserve the time to be kids" You are kidding, right? The rest of the world is moving ahead, we need to play 'catch up'. The variable that compares American students to the rest of the world has remained constant, so the old ploy of other's country kids being hand picked is also a constant. Against that constant, in math for example, American kids have slipped in math from 8th to 32nd in the world. What has worked in education? Competition.Parent involvement. Parents, who control the state mandated school monies, are comparing schools, and sending their kids to the best ones. If the public schools can't do the job, aka Detroit, then charter schools are formed to fill the void. 34% of charter schools don't meet state standards. That's pretty good considering that 71% of public schools don't meet the same standards, and the Charter schools are usually in the most needed areas, where the public schools have failed. Finally, get rid of tenure. All it does is protect 'drone' teachers, most who have lost the desire to teach, and are just biding their time until retirement. A tenured teacher is almost impossible to fire for inept performancde. New , fresh idea teachers are always the first to be fired or laid off. Teachers should be the same as athletes , paid by merit, and should be able to negotiate their own contracts. Without good teachers, our kids won't learn. If you have a 'drone' teaching 3rd grade, and your kid is in the class, you will not be a happy camper. Again, time for year round school, and catch up to the rest of the world.
Mr Colombo July 18, 2014 at 02:45 pm
The issue is not that there is not enough school days - the issue is a mediocre educationalRead More curriculum that has no stability and consistency and the mediocre instruction. Singapore consistently ranks at the top of any world wide assessment of education - and the average Singapore student only attends 180 days of school - nearly the same as the average US school (with MI having 170 days as required by legislation) http://www.parentinginthedigitalage.com/2010/12/do-more-school-days-mean-better-test-scores/ Fix the curriculum and provide some consistency and stability and especially address the mediocre instruction - and educational standards will improve.
Rhan Barnett July 18, 2014 at 08:47 pm
I concur.
The 11th grade class at Southgate High School will head back to school this summer to retake an exam after school officials determined they all had the correct answers ahead of time. (Patch file photo)
Sue Czarnecki June 18, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Cheating in Southgate Schools? I am shocked, I tell you, shocked !!!
Amanda Chaaban June 18, 2014 at 03:42 pm
IF it was in my classroom those students would of been administered a much harder exam and would beRead More asked to write a paper on the consequences of cheating.
Joseph Borrajo June 18, 2014 at 05:33 pm
Check the cellphones at the door when entering school. P3
Should one of these always be included in school lunches? (Patch file photo)
Lisa Howard June 18, 2014 at 03:46 pm
I bet the talented culinary students in our AMAZING Schoolcraft College program could solve this oneRead More for us and run it, too...
Racer Boy June 21, 2014 at 11:48 pm
Well, they certainly could run it....except for one thing...they aren't Union.
T as in Truth June 23, 2014 at 04:31 am
We need the lunch lady....with the knee high stockings and orthopedic shoes!
A scene from “Wedding Crashers” (starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, shown here) may have inspired the use of Visine eye drops in a "prank" that sickened a Michigan school teacher. (Screenshot: YouTube video, New Line Cinema’s “Wedding Crashers.")
K. Scott May 30, 2014 at 06:20 pm
You're correct Nikki, but Hollywood? come on, that's a cop out and lame. This has been going on forRead More a long time with the eye drops, I learned it over 25 years ago. It's a shame that teachers get treated like this. I feel very badly for her.
Joseph Borrajo May 31, 2014 at 08:43 am
Serious matter that needs to be addressed in the strongest terms. P3
Racer Boy June 1, 2014 at 07:42 am
Finally, a School Board with a no-nonsense approach to discipline. I applaud the FowlervilleRead More school system.
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:20 pm
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A Rochester mom thinks asking kids to curb their desire to win games at an upcoming elementary school field day sends kids the wrong message.
Luther's Fan May 30, 2014 at 11:13 am
No Bob, I think others are missing the point. No one is against competition. But does everythingRead More have to be a competition. Life's not about one-upping everyone you meet. If kids want to compete have some activities for that. If they just want to chill and hang out, let um. They've been doing organized, controlled activity all year. Let um have a rest if they want.
Henry Schultz May 30, 2014 at 01:59 pm
This is not a black and white issue. I have coached kids for 28 years and there is a way to seeRead More gain and have a positive experience in winning and losing. Each practice and contest give parents, coaches, and teachers an opportunity to teach life lessons and help kids in their path to adulthood. The question should not be about competition it should be what are the adults organizing the competition doing to insure that everyone has a positive experience. I have had undefeated seasons which are fun to be a part of but as an educator the most profound experiences I have had with kids is when I have seen astonishing growth. Learning from losses, challenging athletes to better themselves, and overcoming their fears is what sports and competitions should be about.
Cheryl Junker May 31, 2014 at 03:43 pm
Hmm...I guess its no surprise that this conversation has persisted this long. To me this soundsRead More like a battle of adult egos, arrested development, if you will. Everyone meets their challenge or wall at some point. For some it is school, for others, college or sports. Teaching children tenacity is far more important than emphasizing winning. Yes, the world is competitive. Some competiititions are self induced and others culturall. However, there are just as many requirements for cooperation within organizations and communities. If we continually emphasize winning, we lose sight of the big picture and our responsibilities as citizens and leaders for the generations following. What kind of world do we want our children to inherit? Are there not times in which pulling our resources and working together benefits everyone? Have we strayed so far as to not recognize the intrinsic value of friendships and teamwork? I doubt very much that Microsoft or Apple would have come this far if the entire organizations were comprised of Bill Gates clones or rooms filled with Steve Jobs. Remember, it takes a village to raise a child. And so it goes for organizations, communities and countries. Divided we fall!
This screenshot of video shows a 10-year-old boy trying to free his torso from the open back of a chair.
johnakamen May 16, 2014 at 12:45 pm
my buddy's step-aunt makes $82/hr on the computer. She has been out of work for 10 months but lastRead More month her paycheck was $18010 just working on the computer for a few hours. read this………… www.mumjob.com
Bob May 19, 2014 at 12:13 pm
K Scott - u r a moron....nuff said....
Robert June 3, 2014 at 04:52 pm
Fire her, put her in Jail, take everything away from this piece of human garbage. Her apology isRead More worthless
This screenshot of the video, which has been posted on YouTube, reportedly shot by a Michigan teacher shows a 10-year-old boy with autism wiping tears as he tried to free himself from a classroom chair.
Chris Bayer May 9, 2014 at 10:32 pm
Interesting because I just read two days ago that a teacher in the Detroit school system was firedRead More from her job for breaking up a brutal fight between two boys in class. She was smaller than the boys and tried to break up the fight with her words... When that failed, she grabbed a broom and whacked them to stop the fight. But this teacher keeps her job? I just don't get it.
Kimber Bishop-Yanke May 24, 2014 at 07:48 am
This woman should never be allowed to work with children again. What kind of laws are in place toRead More be able to force a school district to let this woman have her job back.
Former 'X-Factor' contestant J Ryan is headlining the Teen Nation Anti-Bullying Music Tour, which will present three public concerts and related events this weekend in southeast Michigan. (Photo: "X-Factor")
Angela Rose Guerra May 3, 2014 at 04:58 pm
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Angela Rose Guerra May 3, 2014 at 06:31 pm
This century has seen a rise in cyber bullying, or bullying using mobile phones and the internet.Read More This has been compared with traditional bullying – physical hitting, damaging belongings, verbal taunts, social exclusion, rumor spreading. The terms online and offline bullying are also used.Bullying is not the same old issue it used to be. With social networking and computers and cellphones it’s become an around the clock problem. It's now a health issue.Bullying is cruel not cool.Be brave don't be a victim be safe and keep protected check this out at http://bit.ly/1nctEuL.
johnakamen May 16, 2014 at 12:45 pm
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Several Michigan Patch communities had schools in the Top 20. Check the list to see how your district fared. (Patch file photo)
Tamara April 24, 2014 at 11:20 pm
Northville is in Wayne County, but it does have a school and some of its students (like mine) comingRead More from Oakland County.
Tamara April 24, 2014 at 11:21 pm
Northville is in Wayne County, but it does have a school in, and some of its students (like mine)Read More coming from, Oakland County (Novi).
Josh Klein April 25, 2014 at 07:18 am
>No. 15 Northville High School, all in Oakland County. I should have been more clear. TheRead More article is incorrect. Northville High School is not in Oakland county.
How well do you think Michigan schools are performing? (Patch file photo)
Bob April 23, 2014 at 09:43 am
Not sure what everyone is smoking here.....i sit down EVERY nite w/ my daughter on her elementaryRead More homework. It is challenging and the school / teachers doing great job. She has art, fieldtrips, sports....will be well prepared for college...and yes, this is a public school. I am not a teacher like my parents...but I did go to Stanford and stayed at a holiday inn.
Tom Stroup April 23, 2014 at 10:39 am
So let me get this straight: The organization who supports this plan conducted their OWN poll andRead More found that the respondents like it? And the article suggests they had to explain the plan to each respondent? Did they explain the other 3 plans accurately? This article is just a way for this group to get some positive publicity for THEIR plan. Lets have an honest and open debate on all 4 plans and see which is best...
Krista Quick-Curtis April 23, 2014 at 10:16 pm
Unfortunately, Common Core is a total takeover by the federal government of our education sys. ItRead More doesn't improve student achievement & our children are ginny pigs in this whole new curriculum that has never been tested. A red flag for me is when something is done behind closed doors & parents & teachers are not involved. Money was dangled over the states heads without anyone knowing what it really was. I don't believe in one size fits all. My kids learn at their own pace & there is nothing wrong with that. Common core is entirely experimental, no state has ever tested it. Don't fool yourselves, this is going to cost a lot! Teachers will no longer be able to teach as they know best, they will just be reading a script. There is so much more. Please, we need people to be open to hearing what is really going on. This affects all of us!
Several meetings are scheduled for next week for the Office of Civil Rights to gather information.
joe smoe April 8, 2014 at 09:17 am
Why is not the Dept. Of Justice not on national news and getting involved with the Detroit raceRead More crime of the one white man getting beat beyond recognition by 10 - 12 black men last week? Eric Holder, where are you? We know if this incident were a black man being beaten by a mob of non-blacks, you and your bosses, the liar obama, and the race baiters - al sharpton and jesse jackson would be on nightly news, spewing their venom. You guys and your agendas are jokes. Glaring, bad jokes.
Prometheus April 8, 2014 at 10:19 am
Sharpton is too busy snitching on his "brothers" to the FBI.
art April 8, 2014 at 04:38 pm
I am shocked that the DOJ would think this University of Political Correctness would do anything toRead More harm anyone.
The Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church defended distribution to Dearborn public school students of a flyer promoting an upcoming Easter egg hunt because the event does not have a religious component. (Patch file photo)
Michael Matigian April 8, 2014 at 06:52 pm
We All need to remember to get out and Vote !!!! That is our only tool Vote and May God Bless allRead More of us
laplateau April 8, 2014 at 07:44 pm
Daniel...what an ignoramus. Your comment brilliantly illuminates what you so rudely label as lack ofRead More mental capabilities. You not only did not take the time to read all forgoing comments, but you have no understanding of whatsoever of the first amendment to our constitution...which plainly says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof". Do you REALLY think that applies to this issue? Try reading a bit...like the constitution itself, also the the plethora of writings by our founding fathers. In doing so, you might just be able to avert sounding as if yousuffering from a lack of mental capabilities in the future.
T as in Truth May 3, 2014 at 05:46 am
Roberto....the party is long over. Go back to sleep.
Howell High School student Cassie Bondie defended her school and her community in a letter to the editor. The bottom line: This isn't who we are, she said. (Photo: Howell Main Four student publication)
stephanie pytlowanyj March 22, 2014 at 06:56 am
No, I don't believe this is going to end for a while. The school district is taking care of theRead More problem, however somehow this issue got brought to the media's attention which is fueling the fire. Hoping for the students the issue gets out of the media and back within the school district for them to continue to deal with. The tweets occurred surrounding a school activity and the school should be allowed to take care of it, out of the glare of the media.
Since the 1970s, Ferndale schools have given employment preference to non-Christians as a matter of policy. That has changed, and state Rep. Tim Kelly wants to know why. (Patch file photo)
beasleytwigs March 21, 2014 at 12:14 am
Was this language in the contract with teachers??? If not where was it written.
Julie Vruggink March 21, 2014 at 09:25 am
Sadly it appears as some levels of discrimination will remain. This is wrong at every level.
michael.a.travis March 21, 2014 at 01:01 pm
I attended Ferndale Schools K-12 (1979 grad) and had many excellent (and a few poor) teachers, bothRead More Christian and Jewish. At Wilson Elementary, 4 of my 7 teachers there were Jewish. I remember thinking (as a 2nd grader) that teachers always had different holidays in October than we students did! (I too would like to know why that clause would be in a school employment contract.)
Howell school officials say "four or five" students sent racially charged Tweets after the school's all-white team beat a predominantly black team in state basketball playoffs. The students face "corrective action." (Patch file photo)
Sue Burstein March 20, 2014 at 08:47 am
Considering the "hitler" reference in the tweet, I would suggest that a field trip the theRead More Holocaust Museum in FH would be appropriate. I agree with those who have concerns about freedom of speech. So, rather than trying to undermine a basic freedom in this country and apply it willy nilly using the "diversity" card - "intimidation" card - or any of the PC cards, let's give these kids an up front kick in the arse about what this kind of thinking promotes. The Holocaust, anti-Semitism and racial intolerence doesn't just happen. It runs deep, and is taught somewhere. So teach what happens from it when a group is singled out. On the other hand, I supported the nazis right to march in Skokie, I support Farakhan's right to make all his anti-Semetic remarks, I support speech that I loathe...becuase if I don't , who will support my rights under the 1st amendment. That is far more important in this country than some stupid teenagers' tweets.
Blogger Zod March 22, 2014 at 01:01 am
Freedom is not free, keep that in mind. you have rights and obligations as well. the students haveRead More the rights to say what they want, and the school deserve the rights to punish those students for inappropriate behaviors especially to matters related to the school, in this case ( game). I think people misuse the constitution time and time over, if i'm not mistaken I think the constitution states that all men are created equal (no mention of race) and it was writen in the 18th century but up until 1964 some people in this country were denied minimum rights. the person who wrote the bible and the person who reads the bible cannot have the same interpretation of the bible, so in the same context we can interpret the constitution as we like. bottom line is that if we allow the white students to tweet racist nonsense and the black students respond ...guess the rest. Americans==hypocrites , we need to practice what we preach not just when it suit us. else we should stop calling ourselves free-world and other nonsense.
Sherry Spehar March 23, 2014 at 09:53 am
The longer the Press can drag this out,the longer they think that they can sell more papers.I guessRead More they are short on material.
O'Doul's has trace alcohol content of less than .05 percent, but it's against the law to serve it our other "near beers" to minors in the state of Michigan. (Photo: Anheuser-Busch)
Bill March 19, 2014 at 07:14 am
Teachers who think outside the box tend to be the ones who connect with the children and keep theirRead More interest. Could she have used better judgement, and read the label - probably. But in her defense, here's a marketing line for O'Doul's: "O'Doul's is a premium non-alcoholic beer. O'Doul's Amber offers the same non-alcohol benefits with a richer look and taste." False advertising...? Also, have you looked at the ingredients of some of the meds we give our kids? Does this lapse of judgement warrant a misdemeanor or any other discipline - no. Hey, I bet the kids remember the lesson!
stephanie pytlowanyj March 19, 2014 at 11:13 am
This is old news from over 2 weeks ago; does the media just need something "controversial"Read More to report? On a side note, check the alcohol content in cough syrup. Here's a site to see what you and/or your child are ingesting: http://www.mssny.org/mssnycfm/mssnyeditor/File/CPH/AlcoholContent.pdf
Stacy Paalanen March 19, 2014 at 01:44 pm
Parents have control over the meds they give their kids, a teacher would not be making that decisionRead More without you, so that is not really a comparison; it is probably why there were no official complaints made to the school though.
A firestorm erupted on Twitter last week after some Howell teens sent racially charged Tweets after a basketball game.
Art March 25, 2014 at 10:11 pm
jackie miller, was that suppose to be funny, or was that statement just a dumb as you are?
roger hawrylicz March 25, 2014 at 10:15 pm
I'm thinking this Art is a little unbalanced with the way he expresses himself,lol! I can just seeRead More this little twit hunched over his keyboard with saliva foaming at the corners of his mouth while he bangs away at the letters. What a loon!!
jackie miller March 28, 2014 at 10:18 am
Art, you are what you want to be, so keep being ignorant. You do are doing a great job at it...LOL
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