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unheard July 5, 2014 at 09:01 am
JanS I think the point is that women shouldn't have to pay themselves, especially considering thatRead More there always seems to be money available for a man to have a vasectomy.
unheard July 5, 2014 at 09:03 am
Funny how when you ask most pro-choice advocates to open their wallets right away and contribute toRead More the welfare of these children they suddenly change the subject.
Richard Fischer July 5, 2014 at 02:38 pm
What else can we expect from a Supreme Court majority of old white conservative men? They're simplyRead More unable to understand and empathize with women's needs and issues.
L. Malin Nevins June 18, 2014 at 08:26 am
I don't know who these children are that stress about class rank, but my guess is that they are atRead More the top. My personal experience is that my kids stress out over GPA, especially whether or not it is higher than their brother's or sister's. I have no idea what getting rid of class rank will change. It certainly won't make them more "cooperative learners, independent thinkers and problem solvers." They will still compete for grades, or are we getting rid of those too?
K Buchnat June 18, 2014 at 09:07 am
It is really not about "everyone gets a trophy" (New Trier is one of many schools thatRead More has already eliminated rank...their students are certainly competitive). What is happening is that some colleges give automatic scholarships for certain ACT levels...and sometimes they have a class rank component to them. So, for instance if a school offers X amount of money to a student who gets a 28 ACT and is in the top 25% of their class, and you fall below the 25%-your student will not get this scholarship. The catch is, if your school does not rank, your student will get this scholarship. Leadership at the more competitive schools are finding that their students may have a more rigorous schedule and a better GPA than someone at a less competitive school, yet their students are missing out on these scholarships. From my research and understanding, the movement to eliminate class rank is largely due to this scenario. I have 3 kids in high school, and agree with the sentiments of the poster above me--their are motivated by their own GPA and not by rank.
Fred Savage June 18, 2014 at 01:10 pm
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Tonya Hand Dring June 11, 2014 at 05:04 pm
I have 5 kids and with all of their homework, dinner, activities, showers, etc, we find it hard toRead More fit it all in. They have tons of homework and then it's hard to fall asleep immediately afterwards. I definitely think these kids shouldn't be starting school at 7:15 a.m.
Brian Howell June 11, 2014 at 10:52 pm
Research upon research backs this doctor up. Teens' body clock naturally move later (staying upRead More later and getting up later.) 7:15 start times are foolish and work AGAINST good learning. Elementary school starts at 9:15! It should be the opposite. Little kids pop out of bed bright and early. Teens? Not so much. That's biology.
Wendy June 15, 2014 at 10:40 am
I agree with the Doctor. Too many kids have extra curricular activities on top of doing homework,Read More eating, showering etc. High school start time is a bit too early for these kids.
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Lorriane May 30, 2014 at 08:01 am
Just another superintendendent jumping ship for more money and to pad that pension. But its allRead More about the kids....
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 09:01 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 03:19 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 03:20 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 | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
A Kentucky Armory Club T-shirt got Chris Borg, 18, of Hinsdale, suspended.
roger hawrylicz May 14, 2014 at 10:44 am
The school and principal should be sued for infringing on his 1st amendment rights
N P May 15, 2014 at 09:50 am
You know what's distracting is making a big deal about a t-shirt. Is there any focus on academicsRead More anymore, or are we more interested in what is PC, what will offend? Grow up! Clearly, teachers and principals hide behind these things to take away attention for their lack of being able to do their job. Get back to work and quit worrying about stupid stuff! Our kids are there to learn and if giving him a hard time about his choice of t-shirt isn't bullying and a serious infringement on his 1st Amend. rights, I don't know what is! What he did is not a crime. God bless him for fighting this. I hope he wins big!!
Adam Krueger May 6, 2014 at 05:01 pm
I'm sure the school does have filtering software installed -- but no filtering software, no matterRead More how sophisticated and up-to-date, can block 100% of the porn and other garbage that is on the internet.
Ken Powell May 6, 2014 at 06:27 pm
I read that D41 does have enterprise class filtering software designed for school districts, so youRead More can blame the software vendor. To "blame the adults" is just missing the point. I bet that one of the student found the website at home and then showed his friends at school, twice. Does not to appear to be an instance of accidentally stumbling upon the website. Can you recommend the 100% reliable web filter?
Lorriane May 7, 2014 at 07:20 am
I agree he probably has been viewing it at hone
Lorriane May 7, 2014 at 07:31 am
Colleges don't look at rank anymore. Schools like new trier, Stevenson, Naperville, hinsdale,Read More Wheaton.....well all high ranking schools removed rank. It unfairly penalizes students for something they can't control , how other kids rank, and put it on what they can control, their GPA and test scores. Your rank can be significantly impacted by a tenth of a GPA difference in high achieving schools, all of which who have realized this in Illinois by now. As usual Glenbard is last to come around
Ike Hoagland May 7, 2014 at 01:38 pm
Lorriane without class rank it also unfairly helps the lazy. See kids can control it, it isRead More competition. Sure one student may lose because they got a B in one of their classes, those are the breaks. Life is tough, to prepare for it we all need to know how to win, but we need to know how to lose as well and not crumble because of a loss. In losing comes knowledge that winning cannot teach.
Lorriane May 8, 2014 at 08:52 am
It won't help the lazy because their GPA will reflect their lack of work ethic. However at a schoolRead More where 70 percent of kids have a B average or higher it will have kids lose the stigma colleges see when you have a B average and are not in the top half of the class. When hundredths of a GPA difference can mean a 75 student difference in class rank it seems to be problematic. A 5.43 is pretty equivilant to a 5.41 in GPA but rank won't reflect that
A parent April 26, 2014 at 09:02 am
I couldn't help but to do some comparison between Stevenson and DHS as a resident in Deerfield,Read More since district has put up the news on the website. Operational spending per student is $16,839 in Stevenson and $20,821 in DHS. STEM ranking, #37 for Stevenson and #145 for DHS. I have been very disappointed in science teaching in DHS. Now I believe that there is some truth in the rankings.
Ying Shen April 27, 2014 at 10:05 am
都是公立高中么?
WLA May 1, 2014 at 07:18 am
I don't think magnet schools should be included. All the other schools have to take all students inRead More their district, magnet schools can pick and choose best students.
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