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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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BellairBerdan April 24, 2014 at 03:34 pm
Silent Wolf, that's because the majority now may not always be the majority.
Analli Citall April 24, 2014 at 03:46 pm
Silent Wolf, that is not my question at all. I want to know what is the harm in taking those wordsRead More out?
Joe R April 24, 2014 at 05:10 pm
We don't live in a theocracy, religion should not be promoted by the government. You can pray anyRead More time you want any place you want. No one is stopping you from going to your church, temple, mosque or synagogue. You are free to practice your given religion as much as you want. The Pledge of Allegiance is not mandated by the Constitution, it's only been around since 1892 and the "under God" part has been around since 1954. In my opinion, the "under God" part should be eliminated because we should separate religion from a publically funded entity such as a public school. Private schools and religious schools can do whatever they want, they are not even obligated to say the Pledge of Allegiance in many of these private schools. Very few nations even have a Pledge of Allegiance.
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Kc Heller April 20, 2014 at 09:10 pm
to the idiot....... lots people have NEVER heard of GoT
Bob Roberts April 21, 2014 at 10:15 am
... and the ravenous monster they created turns on them and begins devouring it's own children.Read More Maybe the T-shirt should be banned (end sarcasm).
Bergen Fails April 22, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Are you paying attention Kathe? This is your chosen college president.Read More https://www.facebook.com/KayeWalterMustResign
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 12:18 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
WMS826 April 24, 2014 at 03:31 pm
Educators are always the most liberal of any out there and always the closest to any of thisRead More political correctness. most college prof's are communist and teach that ideology in their classes and payback anyone who opposes them with a bad grade. Brian, I could care less you were a Marine, for some reason you Marines all think you are special from any other serviceman out there. Whatever you father in laws and grandfathers service was to our country it was not your own, and you should not shame them by buying into this political correctness and being a pawn of your union. I should be able to take my tax portion to the school system and apply it to a catholic or private school of my choice. Then we will all truly have a say in our childrens education. But your union opposes that because it would collapse the public school systems as people opt out.
factchecker April 24, 2014 at 04:20 pm
Wow, WMS826, you should see a doctor about that chip on your shoulder. Nothing you say has anyRead More factual base at all. Not even worth debating with you at all. You've got issues with everyone who's not you. Sad way to go about life.
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!
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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?
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.
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
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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.
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Barbara Ostroth January 23, 2014 at 08:09 am
What a great idea for both students and parents to hear! It would also be good to have the highRead More school principal and athletic director come visit as well sometime. Bravo to those running this successful program who are paying attention to the BIG PICTURE.
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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iMan9796 January 21, 2014 at 11:28 pm
This same type of Bridgegatesque corruption, cover-up & retaliation is standard operatingRead More procedure at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC by Port Authority Supervisors. Gov. Christie promised to disclose any evidence “that come forward that requires action to be taken.” He added, “I will take it, no matter how much it hurts me personally or dismays me, because this is the job I asked for, and I’ve got to do it.” I wonder if that applies to the well documented rampant theft of Lost & Found property at the Port Authority Bus Terminal by Port Authority Supervisors, and the illegal written policy of throwing lost valid passorts in the garbage instead of mailing them to their respective embassies if their owners could not be found. Now just imagine the damage that a terrorist group or an identity theft ring could do with those valid passports. Google “Donna Lebourne abc news" & see the vile face of shame being confronted and exposed for the world to see. http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/investigators&id=9105280 http://www.my9nj.com/story/24313600/inside-the-port-authority http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/investigators&id=9277998 http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/found_stolen_trashed_by_pa_V4RMICgPyy2bhAVzDkW9EL If the Gov. is a man of his word, he can start by axing all the supervisors at the Port Authority Bus Terminal involved in this criminal activity, the supervisors that turned a blind eye to it, and all the supervisors who participated in the coverup and retaliation as well. Every single one of them must be fired & prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for aiding and abetting this criminal activity. As a matter of fact, Gov.Cuomo stressed that the traffic scandal did not take place on his side of the bridge, which is controlled jointly by New York and New Jersey.“It was done on the Jersey side of the bridge,” he said. “The Jersey officials handled it. The thefts from the PABT’s Lost & Found Dept. by PABT Supervisors along with their illegal written policy of throwing valid lost passports in the garbage happened on the NY side of the GWB, so the New York officals should handle it. Gov. Cuomo it’s your turn to act, & don’t act like you didn't know. I've come to realize that ignorance is not only bliss, it is also contagious & spans both sides of the GWB. The ball is in your court. Finally, a traffic study on 9/11...really, what’s next, the Port Authority giving all TSA airport screeners the day off on 9/11/14 to see if that speeds up the “screening process study?” I guess that makes as much sense as the Port Authority’s written illegally policy of throwing lost passports in garbage & letting their supervisors steal from the Lost & Found Dept. at the Port Authority Bus Terminal. The new investigatory panel should investigate these well documented crimes as well because the Port Authority has degenerated into a cesspool of crime, corruption, cover-ups & retaliation staffed with a bunch of clowns, cowards, liars & thieves. http://videos.nj.com/star-ledger/2013/12/george_washington_bridge_direc.html
John Santaella January 22, 2014 at 11:20 am
iMan9796, I hope you've contacted the Record as well as the Star Ledger with this information.
iMan9796 January 27, 2014 at 03:44 pm
John, I've contacted them both, so far only Steve Strunsky of the Star Ledger got back to me. HeRead More said he was busy getting a Bridgegate related story out & that he would contact me shortly thereafter. I'm still waiting on his call. Nevertheless, I will continue undeterred until justice is served.
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shimon baum January 2, 2014 at 11:55 pm
What was the point of having the school vacation end on a Thursday to begin with?
Tom Abbott January 3, 2014 at 09:22 pm
Education!
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Jacob December 17, 2013 at 09:18 am
Don't give up until everything comes out. No matter what that may be.
jackie miller December 18, 2013 at 08:39 am
If the coach is rehired will the crew team have boats ? I thought is was made painfully clearRead More ..keep this coach and you ( the crew team) will have no boats... Coach or no boats ?????
John Santaella December 20, 2013 at 03:14 pm
Wow, this certainly throws new light on this subject. Thank you Mr. Green.
Alan Sohn December 10, 2013 at 10:46 am
The author makes the point himself, but the use of an absolute number of incidents rather than theRead More rate per number of students makes this ranking rather skewed. As the state's largest district, Newark led the league charts with 172 incidents, or 4.96 per 1000 students. Ranked third was Camden with 109 incidents (and a worse 8.65 per 1000), while fourth-place Long Branch with 103 incidents (19.08 per 1000) and sixth-ranked Asbury Park with 97 incidents, but a shocking 50.36 per thousand, are probably greater concerns than Newark. Looking at the tie for 20th place is instructive, as having 58 incidents among 901 students in Prospect Park (64.37 per thousand students, even higher than Asbury Park) is quite different from 58 from 6,390 students in Plainfield (9.08 per 1,000). Methodological issues (which incidents are reported and counted in different districts) and sociological issues should all play a role in evaluating these numbers, but using the number of incidents as the sole ranking criteria makes this chart somewhat less useful than it could have been if rates had been used.
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jackie miller December 21, 2013 at 10:45 am
Is OCRA a nonprofit ?.....Tax exempt ?....
Tee Smyth December 23, 2013 at 09:51 am
Always follow the money.....
jackie miller December 30, 2013 at 08:33 am
Is OCRA a Nonprofit ?....Tax exempt????