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Mark Jasinski December 10, 2013 at 04:24 pm
6) Patience: Wait a couple of years and Common Core too will pass on into oblivion. Anyone rememberRead More what WASL stood for?
Mark Jasinski September 25, 2013 at 10:26 am
Two points: 1. A music concert is like a final assessment. If a student misses a concert, there isRead More no reasonable substitute assessment that would recreate the preparation, atmosphere, excitement, focus, and demands of a live performance on stage. 2. No amount of reform will seriously affect student learning until the student is held accountable for his/her own learning progress.
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Cathy September 3, 2013 at 10:31 am
I think this is wonderful. However, I do not like the description that the reporter from King 5 gaveRead More of this school. Walker should not be categorized as a 'high drop out rate and poverty level' school. I take great offense to that. This school is also for sick kids that cannot attend everyday, kids with jobs, kids that want to graduate early & move on to their already chosen careers. Or kids that are credit deficient and want to catch up, kids that think that a classroom size of 35 is a horrible learning environment. And lets not forget the drama! To stigmatize this school and its students is 'labeling'. I think the reporter needs to do some 'homework'!
Is this what a "captive audience" looks like? Tell us what you think about advertising in schools in the comments section below. (Photo Credit: Puyallup School District)
Melissa July 16, 2013 at 09:48 am
Advertising in schools means schools are endorsing certain products. If the people voted no then theRead More schools need to adjust their budget not make up for it by selling themselves out to businesses. I'd rather have a few non-essential programs cut than have the schools allow advertising. Schools are for educating children not selling them out to businesses looking to make a buck.
robert mc dowell July 16, 2013 at 11:47 am
Sure, there’s no reason why not. There is a big reason why yes. Schools always require money,Read More they can’t seem to get enough of it. The more they get the more they “need.” It’s a big black bottomless pit. So advertise away and it still, as always, it will not be enough money for the schools. Remember when lotteries came about and the state was going to give five percent profits to the schools? That was into the millions and it still wasn’t enough. There was one school that threatened to close down the art department and football program if their bond was not passed. I voted for that bond and it was passed, yet the school still closed down the programs and art classes. I no longer vote for any school monies where I would have to pay twenty years for. Let the schools make money by advertising.
Keith Brown July 16, 2013 at 03:43 pm
Advertising in K-12 is ubiquitous. Take a look at the logos on the kids' shoes, ipods/ipads,Read More backpacks, clothing, etc. Next time entering the pool at Rogers, check out the vending machine. All of these are intended to label the company's products and then sell them to another potential buyer who necessarily is a student. Until schools can create ad logo filters on the eyes and ears of students, any discussion about limiting ads is just theoretical and an example of "do-gooders" trying to help themselves from feeling guilty that ads are every where.