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JudithAnn March 16, 2014 at 09:41 am
I would love to know just what us being taught to journalists today. Do they cover things likeRead More "Biased reporting 101" or "Never Insert yourself or your personal views into your reporting" or make sure you verify both sides of an issue with at least 3 credible sources?" Or most important : you are the advocats of The People first and always seek the truth whether or not it's what you the reporter wants to believe or your editor wants you to write. Just curious.
Kate Farrish March 17, 2014 at 08:40 am
I teach journalism at UConn and at these workshops for high school students. I can tell you that myRead More students are taught to leave themselves and their opinions out of stories, to generally verify information with at least two credible sources, to interview people on all sides of an issue and that their aim is to serve the public. Thank you for your interest.
Tom March 18, 2014 at 05:26 pm
Maybe they could tackle the subject of whether it is ethical and legal to have gender-specificRead More programs that exclude one sex for another in publicly funded schools which are geared toward cariculum in the sciences. Nothing like picking and choosing winners and violating civil rights at the same time..
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Linda C March 27, 2014 at 11:16 am
James you have just proved my point. Of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers, just as anyRead More statement doesn't always apply to ALL! However I am stating FACTS and it does apply to more than it should; but just the mentioning of a Fact has you feeling uncomfortable. Ergo that is exactly why the problems will never be addressed; because the mere mention of it makes you feel guilty, uncomfortable and or insecure about discussing it! And the so Called Community Leaders are counting on just that!
James Bond April 10, 2014 at 10:42 am
Linda, Sorry to react to your post so late,I was away( not prison ). I reacted to what you saidRead More earlier about unwed mothers. To which you had no disclaimer because it said unwed mothers only. Now you say," of course it doesn't apply to ALL unwed mothers".To me you're the one sounding like you want it both ways and that sounds more like our fumbling politicans,than my post. That said, I do understand where you're coming from and posts are not the easiest way to state it sometimes.Your attack on how I feel is unwarrented just because I pointed out a flaw in your post. Sorry about that hope to hear from you soon.
Linda C April 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm
James glad you found your way home lol. I truly wasn't trying to attack your comment, merely tryingRead More to clear up the confusion on my earlier posting. In a nut shell James, we are (as tax payers) being forced to pay for whatever little program pops in their heads. Unfortunately the ones already in place aren't cancelled, it's just a process of adding more and more programs that have been proven not to work, as well as picking up the pieces of those who aren't doing their jobs. I'm all for helping, but lets find out what works, along with squashing those that don't - not double programs only to find out none work!! Enjoy whatever up and coming holiday you chose to celebrate. Not sure about you, but I'm not finding this new improved Patch as stimulating as when it was more focused on our individual town issues, so haven't been on much either!
State Rep. Larry Cafero, a Norwalk Republican and Minority Leader in the state House of Representatives, says he wants a public hearing on Common Core education standards. (Photo from Cafero's official statehouse website)
Danielle Bolliger April 1, 2014 at 09:14 am
I also came across this yesterday. There are 3 videos. The third one is a very concerned parentRead More from Arkansas. I hope more parents stand up to get rid of Common Core. http://patriotaction.net/forum/topic/show?id=2600775%3ATopic%3A6635270&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
How about actually going to the Common Core website to find out what the CC Standards are? ThatRead More parent in Arkansas is an idiot. She's complaining about the Singapore math curriculum--it has nothing to do with the implementation of Common Core. Common Core does not specify the use of any of the techniques, procedures, methods or formulas that people like the Arkansas mother are complaining about.
CowDung April 1, 2014 at 09:18 am
Please read the standards: http://www.corestandards.org/read-the-standards/
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llatham14 January 20, 2014 at 09:48 am
Erardi will be sorely missed. Good luck to him in Newtown - not a better professional for theRead More position! Southington needs to search far and wide to find the right replacement. Here's to keeping close ties with Newtown to benefit both communities and this state.
Batiste Zgombickq January 20, 2014 at 12:30 pm
As the parent of two special education children, Dr. Erardi was the difference in both my kids'Read More lives. More than once he stepped in as the reasonable person in situations that should have never occurred in the first place. I will miss his logical approach to education and dedication to including the parents as part of the "team". I hope the BOE finds someone who is like minded. Dr. Erardi was a MAJOR improvement over his predecessor!
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Margaret Waage January 18, 2014 at 02:22 pm
Best wishes to Superintendent Dr. Joseph V. Erardi, Jr. in his new role serving Newton. Erardi hasRead More great vision and leadership and Newton will surely be in good hands.
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joanneskurat54 January 8, 2014 at 03:23 pm
Although I have a great deal of admiration for Dr. Erardi and all he has done for our children, theRead More decision for him to go to Newtown is probably his greatest. He has been wonderful for our children and has supported them in every way possible. Loosing Dr Erardi will be a devastation for our community, but we could not be loosing him to a more deserving community. Newtown will be fortunate to have him and his great sense of responsibility to the students. If anyone can help this district feel secure and special it will be Dr. Joseph Erardi. Thank you Dr. Erardi for your time in Southington and the many accomplishments you have achieved for our children. I know you will be just as diligent in Newtown. God Bless you, Joanne Skurat
Sandra Swensson January 18, 2014 at 07:11 pm
I remember Joe Erardi from Manchester High School, when he was my grade principal. Probably back inRead More 1994-96. He was a great role model. I was a little defiant and he really set me straight and I have a ton of respect for this man. He will be an excellent addition to Newtown. Congrats
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