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Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
darcor1958 November 17, 2013 at 10:56 am
Cursive can be taught right along with block letters and it's not too much for kids to learn. All 3Read More of my kids were taught this way and when they were in kindergarten, used cursive for all their classwork. There's too much history written in cursive for us not to teach it!
Elizabeth Neily March 28, 2013 at 02:01 pm
I find this a really disturbing trend in American schools. Under performing schools receive theRead More least resources. Many, or even most, of the students do not have a parent or parents who care to be involved in their child's education or development. Many students do not have enough daily nutrition to provide for their brain development. Many students live in the poorest neighborhoods where crime is rampant, where there is little incentive to improve scholastically. And because our society believes that all rewards are financially motivated, where media bombards kids daily with the need to be cool, to own the right stuff, and with no realistic parental, nor any adult guidance, they are easily persuaded to buy into the consumer culture, easily persuaded to look for quick fixes. There is only one thing that will improve our schools and it is not the bottom line, but creating a caring, nurturing, yes even, loving community where kids are not just statistics!
jim clements September 7, 2013 at 11:01 pm
This is school violence pure and simple. Parents must assume the responsibility of discipline forRead More their child and not some bully teacher or principal I attended Florida schools decades ago and saw and experienced much abuse mainly toward boys. What I learned from these criminals was hate, contempt, fear, feelings of rage and revenge and more violence but not ever respect. If I met one of those abusers today I would spit right into their dirty faces. If I picked up a two foot board and hit someone I would be charged and convicted of felony assault but these people get more brazen with time and get away with their crimes. It is illegal to strike a US prisoner, an animal, a mental health patient, and hazing is illegal as well, but it is ok to physically assault a child? We have perverts (male and female) and I personally know of some that you would never guess, that are employed in our schools and are allowed by law to indulge in their fetish because there is no legislation to protect our children in school. This is disgusting and indicative of a third world country, not the United States of America. It is unbelievable to me that this is still going on.
CJ September 8, 2013 at 01:44 pm
One of these days , Babak, we may meet. I know you don't like me. After we meet you will like meRead More even less. I can tell you don't have a single fan or supporter on any article you comment on. You are disliked by everyone. Your own dog probably hates you. You strike me as a wife, children, and animal abuser. What a pitiful, sorry existence on Earth you represent. You are the kind of person who has a yard I like to let my dog take a dump in and then leave it. Other than that, you are probably not a bad guy.
Brian September 23, 2013 at 08:46 am
Yea put them in time out to think about how not to get caught rhe next time..Yea it works
Jean mclaughlinl April 9, 2013 at 03:43 am
Open more fundamental to use all on waiting lists. Those classes are always maximum students. FillRead More all the empty schools in county with them. That will leave smaller classes for the others to work on their drop out prevention or other classes such as car repair or construction. Etc
Danie Huizenga April 5, 2013 at 04:16 am
l am so glad to hear that at least the quality of education at the high school is improving.....butRead More 'AWARDS' to a student body that look like hookers and male whores walking home from school with the almost entire butt of the guys hanging out and their hands grasping their privates...to hold UP the pants ....you think?? and with so many girls in short shorts and other provogative clothing. NO awards should be given YET in that school. Too many of these students are FAR from being the young men and women that they SHOULD all be in High School. l don't enjoy either seening the bad examples set by Staff of smoking across the street for the world to see. Awards should be given when all is changed enough for Boca Ciega H.S. to be known as the 'classiest' school in the system....setting an example of how it should be. Then and only then would the BOLD cursive letters be returned on the curved wall behind the photo steps showing PRIDE in: " BOCA CIEGA HIGH SCHOOL" GULFPORT, FLORIDA
Jason Bartolone March 15, 2013 at 05:24 pm
Hi Steve - We don't take that kind of a decision lightly. Our editors considered the facts andRead More decided in this case to name the suspect because he has been charged with a felony rather than a misdemeanor and it was a matter of public safety, since the gun was loaded and at a school campus. Great question.
steve lillienstein March 17, 2013 at 02:18 pm
Thanks Jason for the explanation. I just want to point out that whether a minor is charged with aRead More felony or a misdemeanor, a person is innocent until proven guilty., I believe this to be a good reason to not mention a minor's name, and even more pertinent in the case of serious charges. I don't understand how the public is being served by publishing the name, but I do know how publication of it can ruin the life of a kid, especially if the judicial system does find him not guilty.
KK:) March 19, 2013 at 02:53 pm
Steve, I would like to know if you have children, and Also if you have a child that goes to thisRead More school. Becuase I do and I am SO GLAD the name is printed .. Lets hope that it will make others think before doing the same.. AND TO Jason B... GREAT JOB. !!