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Tony Royer April 23, 2014 at 09:09 am
We all know Brian Slurpie posted this !!
nitagregory April 23, 2014 at 09:29 am
Wheew... just when i thought.I had major issues
Brett April 23, 2014 at 09:58 am
Let's take these war gaming idiots and enlist them in the Marine Corp. I'll bet a real tour of dutyRead More would straighten them out. No doubt they could use the exercise too.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Kent Frederick April 23, 2014 at 08:44 am
Let me say something as a graduate of the University of Michigan, who had the tougher road toRead More admission as a non-resident. The problem with affirmative action is how to quantify it. Michigan can have its pick of students from the elite private and public schools in and around Detroit, Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Schools in Detroit certainly don't offer the educational opportunities that a school like Detroit Country day, or public high schools elite suburbs like Winnetka, Illinois or Bethesda, Maryland do. But, is a kid from a very rural area in the U.P. any more prepared for U of M than a kid from Detroit? By the same token, a kid from a farm outside of Muskegon represents the same kind of diversity to a kid from Westchester County, New York as someone from Detroit.
Kent Frederick April 23, 2014 at 08:59 am
Observor, It may have been Walt Williams who said that the problem with affirmative action is thatRead More it can set up a kid to fail. Schools that serve large groups of minorities often do not prepare a kid for an elite school, whehter it's a private school like Harvard or Duke, or an elite public school like Michigan or Cal-Berkeley. He suggested that a student, regardless of race or color, should always select a school that is suited to his qualifications. Someone from an inner-city school in California would be better off going to a university in the California State University system, rather than a school in the University of California system. The idea is that he can succeed in college and move on to a successful career. If a person ill-prepared for Berkeley or UCLA attends either of those schools, he has a greater likelihood of flunking out and giving up on higher education. My father attended a 1-room school house until the 6th grade. He then attended a rural junior high and high school. He wound up going to a land-grant university 11 years after graduating from high school, courtesy of the GI Bill. Because of his going to a school that, while good in the field of agriculture, was an average university overall, he was able to move into management eventually transferred to Chicago. So, I attended a very good suburban high school that prepared me for the University of Michigan. If he had gone to a school for which he wasn't prepared, he could very well have dropped out, which would have meant no management opportunity or transfer to Chicago. I know a lot of very successful people who went to small, liberal arts colleges or public universities that aren't of the same caliber as Michigan, UCLA, or the University of Illinois. Yes, going to a school like Michigan, Harvard, Duke, Northwestern, or Stanford can lead to great opportunities. But, going to a non-elite college or university doesn't close the doors on those opportunities.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" April 23, 2014 at 10:02 am
Fair is Fair!!! Now if we can only get Affirmative Action totally out of such sports as BasketballRead More and Football and the others, where the minority there is truly and obviously inferior but yet is given a shoe in because his race promotes, finance and overly spectates in these Professions.
Jon Hall April 23, 2014 at 06:58 am
Was coming off the Strand and looked over at the property (don't do it often) --- never reallyRead More realized how many IB residents will be displaced by this project ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If this Trailer Park is anything like the one by my place it is full of low income and seniors who have no "voice at city hall" --- hopefully someone will step forward to speak for them before it is too late ...
Dakota Cole April 23, 2014 at 08:16 am
Jon- this RV park is not intended for long use. There are no residents of IB living there. TheRead More one across the street has locals living there. Bernardo Shores is on the North side of the street...........Tony, what condo projects were failures in IB, just curious. Also, this is a private venture, which means the owners of the property are doing the project. They do have a right to build what they feel is best for their dollar, don't they?
Tony Leombruno April 23, 2014 at 08:29 am
Check the condos (oh, apartments now) behind the Mc Donald's on Palm. Check the condos (againRead More apartments now) just north off Seacoast near the pier. Private ventures are fine when they meet the needs of residents. Recently the local papers have carried all the problems of insufficient water, lack of more business dollars (by-the-way we are talking about a business......RV resort for adults. These people come from all over with their expensive motorhomes and spend their $$$$ in IB) etc. The business property across Palm has been under construction for a few years. Have any bonafide surveys been done as to what the taax paying residents think would be a wise investment for IB. Maybe the new hotel on Seacoast can help with that.
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 10:02 am
Names of Wisconsin educators involved with Common Core Standards.Read More ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: http://commoncore.dpi.wi.gov/files/commoncore/Appendix%20E%20Names%20of%20ELA%20and%20Math%20Leadership%20Teams.pdf
Fred Austin April 23, 2014 at 10:04 am
Common Core Overview: What are educational standards? Educational standards are the learningRead More goals for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Educational standards help teachers ensure their students have the skills and knowledge they need to be successful, while also helping parents understand what is expected of their children. What is the Common Core? State education chiefs and governors in 48 states came together to develop the Common Core, a set of clear college- and career-ready standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. Today, 44 states have voluntarily adopted and are working to implement the standards, which are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to take credit bearing introductory courses in two- or four-year college programs or enter the workforce. Who led the development of the Common Core State Standards? The nation's governors and education commissioners, through their representative organizations, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), led the development of the Common Core State Standards and continue to lead the initiative. Teachers, parents, school administrators, and experts from across the country, together with state leaders, provided input into the development of the standards. The actual implementation of the Common Core, including how the standards are taught, the curriculum developed, and the materials used to support teachers as they help students reach the standards, is led entirely at the state and local levels. Were teachers involved in the creation of the standards? Teachers have been a critical voice in the development of the standards. The Common Core State Standards drafting process relied on teachers and standards experts from across the country. Teachers were involved in the development process in four ways: 1)They served on the Work Groups and Feedback Groups for the ELA and math standards. 2)The National Education Association (NEA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), among other organizations were instrumental in bringing together teachers to provide specific, constructive feedback on the standards 3)Teachers were members of teams states convened to provide regular feedback on drafts of the standards. 4)Teachers provided input on the Common Core State Standards during the two public comment periods. Who was involved in the development of the Common Core State Standards? States across the country collaborated with teachers, researchers, and leading experts to design and develop the Common Core State Standards. Each state independently made the decision to adopt the Common Core. Local teachers, principals, and superintendents lead the implementation of the Common Core in their states. The federal government was not involved in the development of the standards.
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 10:06 am
Here's the timeline of the CC development process from Wisconsin's standpoint. Other states shouldRead More be similar. Note that it involves Wisconsin educators providing feedback on the drafts of the Common Core standards. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: http://commoncore.dpi.wi.gov/files/cal/DPI%20CCSS%20FINAL%20%20timeline%2012-13.pdf
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Michael Brennick April 22, 2014 at 03:46 pm
Where are the stories about the rates charged by the Cable cartels-???---Especially Leftist,Read More Democratic Comcast, the premier robber barons, who fill the campaign tills of the Dumocrats.
Paul April 22, 2014 at 06:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 07:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
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nonoise April 22, 2014 at 12:10 pm
They want government to raise our children, not parents.
Tom Hollman April 22, 2014 at 01:41 pm
THIS COUNTRY TOOK A $HIT WHEN THE SUPREME COURT TOOK AWAY THE KICK IN THE A$$ AT HOME AND AT SCHOOLRead More THEY PUT THE KIDS ON DRUGS. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT ?YEARS AGO THERE WERE NO ALPABETIZED SINDROMES THIS IS HOW HEAD SHRINKERS PUSH DRUGS FOR DRUG COMPANEYS
Kim Fox April 22, 2014 at 03:42 pm
I don't believe this kid is competent enough to make those decisions. Those kids need to beRead More prosecuted to the fullest and if the does judge does not agree he needs to step down.
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 09:13 am
Dorie, stowing away on a plane is a crime. And no, the boy himself did not pose a threat. But theRead More fact that he (anyone) can get that close to a plane poses a threat. I have to take off my flippin' shoes and get patted down, but apparently you can just walk up and plant a bomb in the wheel well.
april ann April 22, 2014 at 10:30 am
I agree with B. Dub 100%! How was this kid able to scale a fence and just walk right over to theRead More plane? TSA: for all the harassing you do in the terminal...you ain't all that!! As far as the kid being a runaway..maybe he does face some serious abuse issues at home. He's damn lucky to be alive. But, I raised three boys, and a 16 year old boy can runaway for any collage of reasons. My kids never ran away but, I'm wondering if the fact that the plane was going to HAWAII has anything to do with it. It sounds a little compulsive to me. CPA need good follow up on this. Thank you lucky stars kid!
Lee Jacobsen April 22, 2014 at 03:42 pm
It wasn't a miracle that he survived, it was Easter Sunday, and good things always happen.Read More "always look on the bright side of life"......Life of Brian........overlooked miracle worker....... Not a problem to let other kids of similar intelligence do the same thing, it will improve the human gene pool immensely, and the human race will benefit overall as a result.
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The Convict April 23, 2014 at 07:58 am
This Thread Is Worthless Without Pictures.
lablover April 23, 2014 at 08:03 am
This Dee idiot needs to get a life. The psycho babble is getting old. What a loser !
The Voice of Reason April 23, 2014 at 08:39 am
Convict: There ARE pictures.
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bg robbins April 22, 2014 at 08:39 am
I don't think were doing starving people any favors by sending them hot dogs that might make themRead More sick.
BiteMeFanBoy1 April 22, 2014 at 12:28 pm
Just another argument for KOSHER hot dogs..... All of the great taste and NONE OF THE CRAP !
Bill Harvey April 22, 2014 at 02:04 pm
Poland has already outlawed kosher killing as inhumane--it involves voiding the arteries of theRead More animal's tainted blood while it is still alive....The US will soon follow despite its Jewish lobby.
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monkey lewis April 21, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Father to many married to none and in case Ya all wondered Im really well hung
B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 08:34 am
Agranon - I'm a moron because I am tired of everybody and his mother trying to put themselves inRead More every story? Then so be it - I'm a moron. To be honest, I am also really tired of all the people that were compelled to run the Boston Marathon because "I had to finish for all those who couldn't." Get over yourself. It was a tragedy. Those responsible should be ripped apart by dogs. I sincerely hope the families of those affected can move on somehow. But how does Mary Jane Smith running the marathon help ANYBODY but herself? She's not doing it for "those who can't". She's doing it to maybe get on TV and she's probably feeling a little sanctimonious because she ran 26.2 miles and you didn't. It's like, "what did YOU do to help these people?" Same as you - nothing.
Geoffrey Koppel April 22, 2014 at 01:52 pm
If this is a think tank, someone should change the filter.
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Ed Kravitz April 21, 2014 at 08:20 am
But it's ok to continue to develop and increase density? As the City of Imperial Beach continues toRead More redevelop along the I-75 corridor and along 13th as well as Seacoast Drive....Increasing height an density is good for developers and politicians. Where is the water going to come from to flush all those toilets and showers? You can't hardly water your lawn now....and when the water does run out....or becomes more valuable than gasoline...where is your economy going to be then. There should absolutely be a moratorium on new development until the water, electrical and infrastructure issues are resolved and secured. Continued buil-outs are reckless and irresponsible without adequate water supplies. And who's the goofball at SANDAG that came up with the OXY-MORON called "SMART GROWTH" . That never came from Imperial Beach.