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Brainwashed_In_Church June 30, 2014 at 06:12 pm
I'd rather have my kid sext 10 messages a day than eat an extra donut a day or smoke cigarettes orRead More watch 20 hours of TV a week or go to church.
Attila July 1, 2014 at 04:35 am
The photographic recording and transmission of minors in a sexual connotation or state of nudity /Read More partial nudity is production, possession and distribution of Child Pornography (California Penal Code 311). Every single time Child Pornography is viewed the victim is victimized yet once again (the standard law enforcement line). What the participants in this study (the ones dealing with imagery) are most likely to do, or should be doing, is being criminally prosecuted and, if not in prison, ending up on the Lifetime California Sex Offender Registry, where they belong. That is what the law says, and the law is the law.
College Planner July 16, 2014 at 10:07 am
The degradation of our culture saddens me.
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Brainwashed_In_Church June 11, 2014 at 10:57 am
"Never, under any circumstance, let someone who’s been drinking be a driver." I canRead More think of a circumstance. Two people, one who needs to be transported to a hospital in an emergency, the other had one beer 30 minutes ago. According to the Office of Traffic Safety, the person who had the beer shouldn't be a driver to drive the other person to the hospital.
Dan June 11, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Call an ambulance.
Donna Fleming June 12, 2014 at 10:24 am
The kids are excited and distracted in a car on the way to grad night or a prom, texting, or justRead More fooling around and accidents happen. Driunking makes it worse. Funerals for young people are unbearably sad. Hire a limo, or a driver. Be safe.
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Kay Scuttlemaker June 11, 2014 at 07:35 pm
I love (most) teachers! That being said, I think this is a step in the right direction forRead More education reform here in California. I strongly believe that what we really need is a better way to evaluate teacher performance. I'd run it like a business using a multi-pronged evaluation approach: 1) self-evaluation (the best teachers will grade themselves more critically than the not-so-great ones), 2) student evaluations of their teachers, 3) peer evaluations, 4) parent evaluations (customer surveys!), and 5) evaluations by superiors. The best teachers not only keep their jobs but should be compensated appropriately. I'm all for merit-based pay and with such a comprehensive approach to evaluating performance the margin for error would be low. Alex Caputo-Pearl's statement that this ruling is "an attack on teachers, which is a socially acceptable way to attack students" is total baloney. It's an attack on the teachers that shouldn't be teaching and that's it. Period.
Wolfman June 11, 2014 at 07:39 pm
all depends on what side of the fence you on on
Brainwashed_In_Church June 12, 2014 at 06:38 am
http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-why-that-ruling-20140611-column.html#page=1
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 07:01 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 01:19 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 01:20 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
Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach. Patch photo credit.
Joel Cooper April 18, 2014 at 09:55 am
This has a lot to do with the gene pool. If they could clean this place up and do something aboutRead More the rampant drug problem it wouldn't be such a bad place.
A UCLA professor suggests that schools could cut bullying if they make sure students aren't isolated. Patch file photo.
Martha Fling April 2, 2014 at 06:58 am
"Connection is protection"...Jean Malpas at The Gender Project at Ackerman Institute forRead More the Family. Good work by Juvonen.
Madeleine Francois April 6, 2014 at 08:10 am
Bullying is a serious matter and calls for serious action on the part of parents as childrenRead More can’t handle it individually. That is why as a parent must follow your words with action by teaching your child to be assertive in expressing their feelings, they should know how to identify bullying and how to handle these behaviors. I discovered a safety solution coming from SafeKidZone and I find it interesting. It has an application called panic button and by just simply pressing the button the alert will go directly to a group of safety network and can access to the nearest 911 in the area. You can check out their site: http://safekidzone.com/?a_aid=5328991a0b72c
A judge hearing a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure is hearing final arguments today. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
Capo Parent April 4, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Union tools, and dull ones at that.
shelly April 4, 2014 at 04:04 pm
Capo Parent, Why the name calling?
fact checker April 4, 2014 at 05:23 pm
Because factual and respectful discussions aren't getting the results wanted. It's easier to trashRead More than it is to back up a losing prospect.
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Carol Dean-Porter November 14, 2013 at 12:16 pm
I use cursive every day. Block letters are used commonly and lack distinctive differences. MyRead More penmanship has deteriorated, but is still dramatically better than ugly block letters. I can write 10 times as fast using cursive as printing block. What happens when the electricity goes out and people can't type?
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Andrew Medina October 3, 2013 at 10:29 am
I have two boys, ages six and eight, in the first and fourth grades respectively. Their school isRead More closed on Friday (as it often is for "teacher enrichment" and whatnot) so the homework packet for this week was for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. My six year old (who struggles with reading) had 12 pages of homework, all of which he needed direction on, while my eight year old had 24 pages of homework...24 pages to do in 3 days, around karate and sports, etc. etc. But before I can complain too long or too loudly on the subject, let's look at a friend of mine who is a high school English teacher with LAUSD. In one of the not-so-nice parts of town, this little lady takes on 60 (yes that's a six in the tens column) students per CLASS day in, day out. They can't even fit in enough desks for these kids, they're standing and milling in the back! Time in the classroom is about getting in a basic concept at best, often one years behind where the students should be, and often enough it's all she can do to keep them from revolting. Homework with personal parental attention is the only way the students who actually want to do well are going to get any practice at the stuff they're supposed to be learning and have the chance for meaningful discourse on the subjects. While this type of overcrowding isn't the issue at my kids' charter school, or over at Mira Costa, it's common enough in LA and around the country. The problems we're currently facing with our education system go beyond the homework, that's just the sharp point of the iceberg that's irritating parents...hopefully we'll do more than just blunt the edge and ignore the rest of the issue.
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