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Carl Petersen III April 23, 2014 at 11:51 am
Thank you for sharing. I think that this helps prove that the LAUSD can do better!
Wizzo April 23, 2014 at 01:18 pm
Good for you Carl!! Rather than just sit and fume about the problem you are looking to be part ofRead More the solution. I really do hope you win your campaign and applaud you for your efforts both secularly & at home.
Carl Petersen III April 23, 2014 at 02:29 pm
Thank you, Wizzo.
Martha L. Bridges April 22, 2014 at 06:12 pm
What is important to celebrate is that each of us is freedom to follow their own spiritual beliefsRead More without impediment. I believe that there are grains of truth in every established religion and much wisdom to be gained in studying all of them. What we need is less talk about religion and more living the ideals that are embodied in all of them.
andy fischer April 22, 2014 at 06:19 pm
"What we need is less talk about religion and more living the ideals that are embodied in allRead More of them." Atheists are smaller in proportion than christians are in prison. In a 2013 report released by the US Federal Bureau of Prisons, 0.07 percent atheists, 28.7 percent identify as Protestant and 24 percent Catholic. Atheists are more generous too. Atheists are driven by emotions, such as compassion, as opposed to religious people, who may be more influenced by “doctrine, a communal identity, or reputational concerns. Finally, A new review of 63 scientific studies stretching back over decades has concluded that religious people are less intelligent than non-believers. A piece of University of Rochester analysis, led by Professor Miron Zuckerman, found “a reliable negative relation between intelligence and religiosity” in 53 out of 63 studies.
Lucy Gidrebs April 22, 2014 at 09:26 pm
Typical one sided take on an issue.Read More http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/atheists-are-more-intelligent-than-religious-people-thats-sciencism-at-its-worst-8759526.html ___________________________ "At most what the majority of papers reviewed in this analysis show is that because smart people spend more time in education and because high schools and especially universities tend to be secular institutions they will produce proportionally more atheists people than those who drop out. " Written by an atheist...
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 05:35 pm
Carl Petersen III April 23, 2014 at 03:40 PM Max Smart April 23, 2014 at 03:27 PM "Where doesRead More it end? " ___________________________________________________ No, the question should be "why should it matter to you?" How does their relationship effect you in any way? ------------------------------------------------------------------- Carl, by your logic, how does homophobia affect you ?
Carl Petersen III April 23, 2014 at 05:38 pm
Tom Thumb April 23, 2014 at 08:29 PM "Carl, you're involved in the hard work and challengeRead More regarding autism. The stats you emphasized are 1 in 64 or so today. Is this a historical norm?" ___________________________________________________ No, it is increasing.
Carl Petersen III April 23, 2014 at 05:38 pm
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/images/autism_data_graphic2012-copy.jpg
lisa shoshannah shaw April 19, 2014 at 10:10 pm
LOL@snow!
Brian Moloney - The Freelance Retort April 20, 2014 at 05:53 am
Thank, Snow...I think. I guess that's why my pizza is always cold before I get it home....
mimi April 20, 2014 at 08:41 pm
Hey Snow - I think you are giving us a snow job. Don't take that wrong- it's more interestingRead More that way.
andy fischer April 20, 2014 at 07:03 am
Parent Skill Number 1: Don't send your kids to poor performing schools (because poor performingRead More peers/students) like what are in most of the LAUSD.
Ziegler April 20, 2014 at 04:23 pm
The layout of the grammer school makes a difference in what the child is exposed to and learns.Read More That sounds inconceivable but whan they made the decision to put the children is separate bungalows with just one teacher all day it meant that they would not be exposed to specialist teachers such as literature, art, and music appreciation until they get to Jr. High School. I grew up during the great depression. Most assuredly there was no excess money for education, yet we had a gym teacher, we received instructions in drawing and painting, and we listened to classical records in our one day a week music class - because we walked to the specialist teachers classroom. Getting instruction in the humanities costs no more than sitting all day with the same teacher. It is the number of classroom hours spent per week that counts. The Superintendant does not have to hire more teachers, he hires specialists who excite and stimulate the kids in the subject that they themselves love so much. When the child gets a singlr teacheer who teaches math, English, history, etc. that teacher is bound to not be too good at some of the myriad subjects. If we could expose kids tothe very best at the hight of the depression we can do better by them than to have them sit on their behinds all day with someone who is a master of some and a bore at all.
Carl Petersen III April 20, 2014 at 07:26 pm
Ziegler April 20, 2014 at 04:06 AM "Karl has not blamed teachers and in fact he laments thatRead More Parents are ignored especially the Parents who want the besat for their kids. Over all the teachers are very much respected." ________________________________________________________ I think that the current tenure system is an insult to great teachers. The first special education classroom that I witnessed for my daughters did little more than babysit them. We were told that they were doing all they could for them and that they were meeting all of the goals of their IEP. Their next teacher was still taking classes towards her masters degree and was excited to try new things. My daughters made amazing progress. ____________________________________________________ When the LAUSD was forced to lay off teachers, do you want to guess which one lost her Special Education assignment? Instead she was assigned to a kindergarten classroom. What a waste of a special talent!
Brian Moloney - The Freelance Retort April 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Thanks Mimi...actually I'm usually told I'm as unprofessional as can be. But have your people callRead More my people, and their people call their people and pretty soon the word people just sounds weird.... And Lisa, get your head out of the toilet, please. But yeah...it's "E"
lisa shoshannah shaw April 15, 2014 at 03:32 pm
I will do no such a thing! so thank the Lord it's E, cos ur momma would not be eligible for mother'sRead More day gifts if it was U.
renmethod April 16, 2014 at 09:46 am
Fun write up, thank you for sharing :)