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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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Madeleine April 24, 2014 at 08:24 am
Lee Brewer: I help people because I am able to and I hope people would help me in a time of crisisRead More (in other words, pay it forward). Helping has nothing to do with my belief in God which is a personal matter. We are one nation, a nation of people who care for one another, regardless of motivation. People are summoned to help others by a number of sources: parents, their employers, their church, God, need for redemption, feeling of altruism, personal connections to the victims of misfortunes, etc. We are one nation. Period.
John Santaella April 24, 2014 at 10:03 am
"if you don't have any hatred in your heart, what are you living on?'
BellairBerdan April 24, 2014 at 10:46 am
This isn't about taking away religion. This is about the government deciding which religion toRead More promote. So far the only reason given why "God" should be in the Pledge is because it seemed like a good thing to do at the time. You all may set your minds back a few years at another thing that seemed like a good thing to do at the time: letting your government spy on you and giving up your freedoms to fight terrorism. People said " If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about." But when the President changed, so did their position on this. What happens when the majority of the People of the USA are no longer Christian? Are you OK for the government to choose another religion to promote?
Jerry April 17, 2014 at 10:14 am
homeowners that do not have children should be exempt from paying school taxes !!!
Sick of the Bull April 17, 2014 at 10:40 am
The residents of Parsippany need to vote on this budget. Any increase is too much. The taxes in thisRead More town are ridiculous.
Eric Hauge April 17, 2014 at 07:41 pm
Why do we have a temp, who proved his lack of ability with his mid session scheduling change,Read More setting budget priorities?
tlevorse April 14, 2014 at 09:50 pm
Yay... it's good for the kids to see their teachers enjoying themselves at school so they know thatRead More their teachers enjoy what they do
Gordon Rizzuto April 15, 2014 at 08:22 am
Good to see my taxpayer dollars hard at work.
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!
WMS826 April 24, 2014 at 09:22 am
I always love how you liberals all go for the "stop watching Fox News" when you have noRead More clear way to dispute me. No one here truly thinks that MSNBC where you get your news from is accurate, please do not tell us that they have no left wing slant to their reporting. Blacks are 13 percent of the entire country. You liberals think we should teach ALL people from a black perspective? 13 percent, that is it, not the 50 percent that is perceived. I laugh at you dopes with the "give me an example" response. how about you prove to me and the silent majority that none of this is happening. we see it every day on the news about the American Flag banned from public schools and students sent home for displaying it. Stop denying it. The Democrats have swung so far left to the point of socialism that JFK would be a Republican by todays standards. You want an example of anti religion..no longer is it B.C.or A.D. in history but now "common era" Just Bing search political correctness public schools to see the examples all you want. Some NJ schools no longer say the pledge to our flag but now say the pledge of diversity as they do in Scotch Plains. Common Core will even profile your child for the type of job government thinks he is best suited for. Just like in Communist East Germany before their collapse. http://thetruthwins.com/archives/extreme-political-correctness-is-making-public-school-education-pure-hell-for-americas-children
MaverickMom April 24, 2014 at 09:45 am
factchecker is a prime example of why we don't want common core
Andy Schmidt April 24, 2014 at 10:14 am
MaverickMom - I know, someone asking for "facts" is scary to people who are driven byRead More ideology, supposition and superstition. That's why it's important that our kids are educated to question opinions that are handed down to them, learn what a "primary" source is - and what is hearsay, cite their evidence, investigate the facts and draw conclusions based on the proven facts. Those principles SHOULD be common for every student in this country - as are the rules of mathematics, the knowledge of physic, chemistry, biology... If schools/states want to be part of a nationwide effort, then they need to allow the scrutiny of a 1:1 comparison with other states for having successfully taught a basic "core" knowledge.
Davey Lane Willans March 29, 2014 at 09:06 am
I believe it is time for the citizens of Parsippany to start supporting our Board of Education, andRead More NOT continue to second guess and condem their actions. I for one am happy to see Board President Orthwein getting some things done. If Mr Rixford does not perform well or does someting to lose our trust lets condem then NOT now.
steve revette March 29, 2014 at 09:50 am
I have faith in the board. Hopefully the new superintendent will be a leader and not let theRead More teachers think they run things. I also hope this new superintendent tackles problems head on. I'm surprised Gigante wasn't the new superintendent she'd be great.
friend of parsppany March 29, 2014 at 06:51 pm
Time will tell. His past history has been documented with confrontation. What's in the past is inRead More the past though Hopefully he is a people person who will collaborate with professionals and not dictate. My teacher friends are concerned that confrontation lies ahead.
Members of the Parsippany High School Academic Decathlon team. Photo Credit: GoFundMe.com
Bob Saget March 25, 2014 at 02:28 pm
The guy in the pink shirt looks pretty white to me Selene...
William Troc March 25, 2014 at 10:51 pm
"Selene" you truly are pathetic to make that comment about such a positive article.
Richard March 26, 2014 at 09:40 pm
Caucasian parents have lost their determination to teach their children about hard work, drive andRead More the desire to excel. Recent immigrants have learned that upward mobility in society is the result of a good work ethic, and therefore, instill that in their children. I hope, Selene, that your “what the hell are we doing” comment is meant as a wake up call to Caucasian parents and not that these hard working students should be denied the opportunity they have earned.
Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen stands with a seventh grade social studies class at Brooklawn Middle School. Photo Courtesy Joshua Weinstein
joe raich March 21, 2014 at 10:41 am
In stead of brainwashing everyone in NJ11, why didn't Patch report specific issues that "LordRead More Rodney" discussed ??? I thought transparency was more important than giving only one side of issues. Seems media doesn't know what news is.
Jason Koestenblatt (Editor) March 21, 2014 at 10:47 am
Thanks for the comment, Joe. Unfortunately, we couldn't attend this event in person. We were givenRead More this information and photos from the teacher, Joshua Weinstein to post here. Hope this clarifies the issue for you. Thanks!
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?
Mike March 5, 2014 at 09:18 pm
I'm thinking that the kids might be able to eat where they want. Hopefully John knows what he'sRead More talking about because I don't think most people trust him as far as they can throw him. Next month is April and he's gone.
friend of parsppany March 6, 2014 at 06:44 am
@annie-they will have a problem feeding all the kids and giving them enough time to eat.
frankcacc March 6, 2014 at 10:11 am
I wish more of his plan was shared here, so students would not have every class everay day? That isRead More unusual for a middle schooler. Would there still be 8 class periods for students to take their classes? Or would we gain or lose a class with the new system. The concern about getting all students through the lunch line in time for them to sit down and eat it is also a huge point to consider this.
Roger Williams March 5, 2014 at 10:23 am
What this article doesn't make clear is that the increase is $20 per student. Parsippany schoolsRead More got the same $20 a student that every (non-Interdistrict Choice) district in NJ got. The percentage increase is less meaningful than the per student aid increase.
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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.
Mike February 13, 2014 at 08:23 pm
John please wake up. They are calling for 3-5 more inches of snow. You can sleep in tomorrowRead More morning. MAKE THE CALL
Al February 14, 2014 at 12:54 am
The Board of Ed should look into having 4 built-in snow days because every year we keep surpassingRead More the three snow days
Steve M February 14, 2014 at 07:00 am
Whether the Board of Ed extends the school year, gives us a Saturday, or takes a day off from SpringRead More Break because if this continues, we will end up missing school and having more days off.
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
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Mike February 12, 2014 at 11:00 pm
Some schools closed for tomorrow around 2pm. today. Then there was a list of Morris County schoolsRead More that announced closings around 6pm. Parsippany School District waited until almost 9pm. Did the man think that the storm was going to pass over or not snow enough so to have a delayed opening!!! WOW. AMAZING how it could not have been called around 3pm. After March comes April.....can't come soon enough.
Gordon Rizzuto February 13, 2014 at 12:02 am
I honestly don't have a problem with waiting. What if it had changed? You can't go back and putRead More school back on because then you'd really have a problem if something happened.
Mike February 13, 2014 at 09:49 am
There wasn't one forecaster that said it was going to change. It was coming and it came at the timeRead More they said it would.