Editor Jason Spencer firstname.lastname@example.org
8:40 am on Thursday, May 9, 2013
What a great idea! Would you mention the dishes that the various chefs made, please, as well as the winners?
10:44 am on Sunday, January 20, 2013
I appreciate hearing your thoughts. Thank you for the comment.
10:54 pm on Tuesday, July 31, 2012
I'm sorry the title turned you off. I was hoping for the opposite.
2:52 pm on Friday, May 11, 2012
Whoops... "False expectations and the sense of entitlement hurt(no s).... and negate (no s)".
2:49 pm on Friday, May 11, 2012
First of all, I want to thank everyone for responding. I do so appreciate your thoughts and viewpoints. My purpose in this blog was not to discuss the Starting Times issue yet again, but to use it as a vehicle to plead with the School Board to just make a decision, as I stated in the last paragraph. I offered no empirical evidence on the issue because it all has said again and again over the last ten years, by people much more knowledgeable on the various issues than I am. My intent wasn't to drag out that dead horse again; I apologize to my readers if I didn't make that clear. No more studies... no more discussion: just committment to a decision, either yay or nay (neigh?). I just want those in charge to put this issue to rest. As for your second comment, Mr. Taplin, I agree 100% with your comments. False expectations and the sense of entitlement hurts children and negates the incredible efforts of teachers who only wish to inspire kids to think, to love to learn and to become responsible, reliable adults who can make decisions. When I led a classroom, I never desired to dictate how to raise children, and neither did the colleagues I knew, but we did want parents to quit asking us to do so. As for homework- it should build on what students have learned, reveal their ability to think and analyze, and show what students still need to comprehend. It should never, ever be busy work.
Keep reading and keep responding, please.
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