It's amazing how little has changed.
Californian: I am afraid you have fallen for the propaganda blitz orchestrated by downtown overlords who want to pick your pockets -- and will. Best, Don Bauder
HonestGovernment: I hope he waits to publish the book until San Diegans realize they have been manipulated by pickpockets. Best, Don Bauder
paulmclarke: Whoever succeeds Filner is almost guaranteed to be in the pockets of the downtown corporate welfare boosters.
Money talks. Why must it nauseate? Best, Don Bauder
Diogenes: You have it right: the local media are owned or controlled by those who have the most to gain from Filner's departure. Best, Don Bauder
Californian: Overcome corruption? You mean welcomed corruption back. Best, Don Bauder
ImJustABill: This will intensify corruption. Wait until the economically fatuous convention center expansion goes through and a billion dollar stadium for a billion dollar family goes up. Best, Don Bauder
Teaching to the test, that is what our students are learning. There is little creativity, little interest being taught because it has become all about learning 'data '. BORING
Back in my day, long long ago we were not taught to the test. We were engaged, we were involved, there was discussion, interesting learning.
I applaud Ms. Rodriguez for opting out, she is doing what is best for her children. The beaurocrats obviously know nothing of the Rodriguez children's individual needs.
I am predicting doom and gloom for the Common Core curriculum for the majority of students in Middle and High School grades, as well as those elementary grade students who do not have the educational foundation of Common Core. Common Core should be 'tested' for a 12 year period, offered as an option beginning in kindergarten.
States, school districts jumping on the band wagon of Common Core - why of course - it is all about the millions of greenbacks - money, money money. The question is how many of those greenbacks will the students and teachers realize?
First of all, let's dispel the myth that corporations fostered:our educational system was broken. The US has some of the best universities in the world attended by graduates of our American public schools. We encourage all of our students to attend college, not just the high achievers. Corporations that stand to earn billions of dollars want the American public to believe that schools are failing so they can swoop in, take over and collect those tax dollars. Teachers and their unions have been vilified and blamed for a problem that doesn't exist. If you adjust scores for socioeconomics, American students outperform their peers in other countries. Poor kids , who are kicked out of school in other countries, can't compete with their wealthier classmates but at least they have an opportunity here. Private schools and charter schools skim off the high achieving kids, ignoring special ed students, English learners and the poor. Don't label us as failing because we attempt to educate all students. Other countries don't even try.
And that is the truth in a nutshell.
Just a guess here. Dougie's plan is to eventually turn the Manchester U-T into an on-line only news service, move the headquarters somewhere else, and redevelop that piece of property where the current headquarters sit. I don't what else he could be doing, because he surely isn't improving the product. He must have really lost his ass with U-T TV.
Darrin DuFord 3:30 p.m., Dec. 26
Ken Harrison 11:30 a.m., Dec. 26
Andrew Hamlin 11 a.m., Dec. 26
Walter Mencken 9:29 a.m., Dec. 26
Mark Carpowich 9 a.m., Dec. 26
Daniel Powell 8 a.m., Dec. 26
Ian Anderson noon, Dec. 25
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