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mommy1 April 23, 2014 at 06:06 pm
public and private should be seperate
John April 24, 2014 at 08:11 am
When you have taxes as extreme as they are in NJ, you better be #1 in a lot of things............
Citizen of America April 24, 2014 at 09:39 am
Schools in blue states are excellent because citizens here take education seriously. As a result, weRead More fund schools accordingly through taxes. If you want low taxes, move to a dumb dumb red state where the education is atrocious and the citizens ignorant.
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Mac April 24, 2014 at 11:44 am
@BellairBerdan - I believe the American people have already decided it is time to do away with theRead More failures of Christianity and simply rebuild our society by expanding America's most sought out and practiced religion: corruption. When Christie is elected POTUS, the 'under God' reference will be sold to the highest bidder and it won't be our problem to worry about any more.
BellairBerdan April 24, 2014 at 11:57 am
I just figured he would declare himself a God, Mac.
John Santaella April 24, 2014 at 12:44 pm
It's sad Mac and I tend to agree with you and Bellair as well. Where are we heading?
Parent April 7, 2014 at 06:40 am
Grow up and become an adult!
Edubb April 7, 2014 at 11:43 pm
The real news is if she's going to prom and what her dress looks like...
Mrgrumpass April 16, 2014 at 09:19 am
She will drop out and become a pol dancer!
factchecker April 24, 2014 at 12:14 pm
I also taught for many years in an urban school where 100% of the population was African-AmericanRead More (much like Chicago) and it is vital to those communities that their history be learned and their voices be valued. It's vital to the country that we teach students the whole history of the US and not just the majority viewpoint or the white perspective. The truth is that the European explorers mass murdered Native Americans and stole their land and then enslaved Africans to do their labor for them. I love my country, but I will make sure my students and my children know what happened to these groups of people. If you don't like the current state of black Americans, you may want to take a look at how they got here. Our country is very young when it comes to history and people don't soon forget how they were treated even if it was 200 years ago. African-American history is a part of AMERICAN history and should always be included.
factchecker April 24, 2014 at 12:16 pm
MaverickMom: People like you are the reason we need national standards. We can just agree toRead More disagree. I support a well educated society and by well educated, I mean people who can read, write, and do math well. Sorry you can't get behind that because I'm liberal.
factchecker April 24, 2014 at 12:18 pm
Lulu's Mom: So, you're waiting on every single scientist in the world to agree on climate changeRead More before you'll believe it? The vast majority agree with just a few outliers. I have far more proof of that than of anything religion teaches and yet people have NO problem jumping right on board with that. SMH
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk April 22, 2014 at 04:12 pm
Marie, why are you conditioned to think that someone that needs pay more taxes because they have aRead More larger house? Why do you think that is fair? Why do you think that if someone spends money keeping their house nice, they need to be penalized with higher taxes? Shouldn't someone should be allowed to keep their house nice? So according to you, it is fair if I buy a house and let the paint go and let the place degenerate and I can have my taxes lowered. you are brilliant.
John Santaella April 22, 2014 at 04:16 pm
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk it doesn't work that way. Ask your town assessor about that.
Marie Intili April 22, 2014 at 05:49 pm
I didnt say you have to pay more taxes if you have a bigger house! Or a nicer house...you areRead More taking my words out of context! A two family home that is zoned for two families should only have two families living in it! Not 10 families! Thats all I said...I said nothing about letting your paint go or getting penelized with a higher tax because of size.....only what its zoned for!
High school graduation. (Patch file photo)
Betty Boop March 13, 2014 at 09:34 pm
That is why most colleges award Merit Money based upon SAT scores.
Legion March 13, 2014 at 11:46 pm
If this is true my dog could probably be eligible if he went through the Brick school system.
Rick Ricky March 15, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Schools in general is nothing but fakes. Not even close to accurate. To many reasons to list. YouRead More have to many dishonest people involved in the outcome in changes that shouldn't be. Yes, schools play to make it look one way that is not even close to what it should be. They rig the outcome to make their school look good for certain students who they might have a connection with in some way. You can have students who rank higher in lower level classes that are not even close in comparison that has no business being 2 or 3 in a class.
SH Resident March 15, 2014 at 12:22 am
Hey Joe-90% tax rate existed with a number of signifigant loopholes that resulted in a nominal taxRead More rate in the mid 40s for the highest earners...stop getting your talking points from MSNBC and think for yourself. and even if you took every dollar from the top 10% of earners in this nation, we would still have a deficit...spending is the issue, not revenue....do you get that fact or does your hatred for the wealthy cloud your ability to digest reality...
Joe R March 15, 2014 at 08:51 am
Hey SH, in the 1950s, the top marginal tax rate was 91% and the effective tax rate was about 51%Read More after the loopholes. Oh, so we don't have loopholes today??!? Ha, ha, ha. The current top marginal tax rate is 39.6% but that's before all the loopholes. The effective tax rate is even lower than 39.6%. JFK eliminated many of the loopholes and reduced the top marginal tax rate to 74%. That works for me.
SH Resident March 15, 2014 at 07:02 pm
Joe-I will agree to raise the marginal tax rate to 50%...what programs other than defense do youRead More propose to cut? Exactly none is probably your answer...cutting defense and raising taxes does not get us to a balanced budget...we need to cut spending...you socialists never seem to get that point...and moreover, how about EVERYONE has some skin in the game and has to pay some income tax.... you will never want to cut spending on social programs because then how will you bribe low information voters to win elections?
Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a town hall meeting last week in Long Hill. (Photo: Jason Koestenblatt)
DidUReallyJustSayThat March 3, 2014 at 10:17 am
5% of nuthin is still nuthin. Doesn't it work out to $15 per student. In 40 years that would beRead More enough to buy an iPad. Whoopee!!
Social issues in Morristown Blog March 2, 2014 at 10:18 am
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Bob Roberts April 21, 2014 at 10:30 am
Don't stop at snow days; replace the entire mess with online learning.
Bob Roberts April 21, 2014 at 10:37 am
@ Kristin DiStefano - Your grammar is atrocious and have you heard of paragraphs? P.S. you are aRead More teacher, not a counselor - stay in your own lane. That is the biggest problem with the façade that is today's "teaching profession". Today's schools are nothing but codependent social engineering facilities.
From left, Simon Bird, Chris Spelker, and Jackson Rambusch (Photo courtesy of Madison High robotics team)
Chess D February 25, 2014 at 09:15 pm
As a Madisonian, I am very proud of both the team and its teacher (Blackman). Winning these eventsRead More is no small feat and I will be rooting for them on March 2 at NJIT. Go Mad Scientists!
Emily February 14, 2014 at 11:57 am
Who wants to listen to that at 5:a.m. in the morning. I would have hung up. Not cute. Save your soRead More called talent for the school talent show.
anonymous February 15, 2014 at 01:13 am
I thought this was very funny. I even played it back for friends as we danced around the room. IRead More believe it is the quirky stuff in life that makes it all worth it. We all need a giggle every now and then and this passed dumb and went 180 degrees back to funny. If you want to see serious meet us in Washington DC March 16th 2014 for a mass protest against corruption when the mace and flashbangs start being thrown by police you will have a new respect for the little giggles in life. anonymous
Social issues in Morristown Blog March 2, 2014 at 10:19 am
http://socialissuesinmotown.blogspot.com/ please visit our blog on illegal immigration!
Rick Ricky February 13, 2014 at 09:52 am
Jim, Geez you are the one who can't be that ignorant yourself. You couldn't be more wrong and inRead More denial. Nothing jives with any of these tests. They compare SAT's and some schools average 1535 total and think that is good. I think that score is unacceptable. Just a little over what the state requires. The H.S. do little or just enough to get by. Just passing is good enough for them. You have schools who some considered top schools bragging how great they are getting average sat's at 1545. @Speedz..You are right on and I agree it is hard to figure out what makes sense versus real.
esther March 3, 2014 at 12:02 am
Here's what I measure when considering schools- and this applies directly to Montclair and allRead More districts- Has my child been taught to be an independent thinker, an active problem solver, willing to take on challenges, work as part of a team, and the confidence to work independently? Has my child met a teacher who has motivated him/her to be their best academic self and created a lifelong learner? That's how success is measured. Numbers/statistic can be tugged, pulled, hidden, adjusted, and manipulated. The cold hard facts that your child has the attributes previously listed above is the true measure. That's done here in Montclair and other districts in New Jersey and beyond- or at least it was true before the core curriculum standards and the broads invaded.
ED April 12, 2014 at 11:54 am
esther, You have a few things right. Numbers/Statistics can be tugged, pulled, hidden, adjusted andRead More manipulated. By Who? The same people who are running the schools and handing in these reports. Everything in NJ is corrupted.
DidUReallyJustSayThat February 6, 2014 at 01:17 pm
Ya gotta stop putting up old stories as "headlines." Anyone reading this would thinkRead More school is closed today, Thursday, Feb 6. Patch is weak and getting weaker.
Karen D'Addario February 4, 2014 at 01:41 pm
Thank you to the borough for doing a great job on the roads and especially to the recycling crew whoRead More turned back to pick up my 4 barrels of cans and bottles!
Ezra Klein
ProudAmerican January 29, 2014 at 07:18 am
"journalist"???? What a joke.
Aladdin Sarsippius Sulemenagic Jackson III January 29, 2014 at 09:38 am
The GOP hates Klein because he methodically exposes what frauds they are each and every day.
Alex C February 17, 2014 at 12:15 pm
I don't want NJ to be a full on right to work. I am actually against full on right to work as I seeRead More it as meddling in private business, which I am just as opposed too as I am public sector unions. I believe it should be right to work for the public sector. That's it. Also, I am educated enough in economics and history to know that unions alone did not lead to better working conditions in the U.S., and that if you eliminated all unions tomorrow, we would not return to the dangerous factories, and long hours, because we are at a point culturally that would never allow that. The unions have by and large outlived their usefulness. But again, whatever a private company wants to do is literally their business. My only issue is with public sector unions.
Phil Brooks February 18, 2014 at 01:32 pm
Alex, No, we won't return to the days of Triangle Shirtwaist as there are myriad OHSA rules to takeRead More care of that. But, eliminate collective bargaining and other agreed upon contractual terms and we will definitely take a step back. Sorry, but I feel big business alone won't take care of their employees, as it's profits first. They need a checks and balances system that unions provide. // Public sector unions? I see your point but, as there are so many people doing the same jobs (are you going to negotiate with every teacher, policeman, fireman and DPW worker individually?), collective bargaining is probably the way to go. But there should be provisions in place as to where every dollar of dues goes and you can check off where (or not) you want your dues money to go. How does that sound?
Liberty February 19, 2014 at 09:44 am
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Madison Junior School Peer Leader Advisor John Ciferni, Madison Mayor Bob Conley, MJS Peer Leader Mallory Girvin, MJS Peer Leader Nicholas Taylor, and MJS Peer Leader Advisor Danielle Mack. Credit: Submitted photo
Bill Heller January 15, 2014 at 06:17 pm
THANK YOU Madison Junior School!!!!!! Your caring and efforts are much appreciated. A Union Beacher