I believe there are other alternative ways to put qualified teachers in to the classroom. What about the teachers who have their Private Academic Certificate and did not receive their full certification. Most of these teachers already have their degrees and a masters degree. Many of them did not pass the tests in PA. I believe anyone can teach their content area if they went to a four year university to become a teacher. I want to know if the teachers can make in the classroom enviroment everyday. We need to get a way from all this testing from teachers down to the students in the classroom. We are losing a lot of good qualified teachers in the city and in other states due to all the testing the students need to do to become a teacher. Alternative way could be performance based testing and continue the student teaching evaluation. There are a lot of teachers that passed the tests, but they leave the profession after 3-5 years because of the classroom enviroment. I rather have a teacher that puts in hard work everyday and who cares about the children.
Just curious,what do you think you will lose joining the union? I am a proud Unite Here Local 57 member... I have rights as a union member, good pay, wonderful health insurance!!! People have fought long and hard for our contract!!! Unionizing the casino would make a big difference for the better!!!
Recent poll also shows Hanger as most likely Dem candidate to beat Corbett in a 1v1 race.
In addition to creating common sense laws for marijuana, John Hanger has proven himself to me to be the only candidate with a mastery of all the most important issues for Pennsylvanians like me.
Check out the rest of Hanger's stances on the issues: http://www.hangerforgovernor.com/?recruiter_id=1350
It's the Board's attempt to slash the cost of teachers over time by switching to a high-turnover model. Their inspiration (wish I were joking) is the advertising industry, where execs move on after a few good years. Bill Gates and the rest of the ivy-educated policy makers see NO problem with this.
I hope this new board considers this carefully. If they do, I believe they're obligated to vote it down and pursue better options for recruiting and retaining teachers. The high attrition of TFA recruits worsens the churn of ill-trained, novice teachers that poor students get. Such churn hurts kids! And, it costs districts (that is, taxpayers) more money (in hiring, retraining, lost development). For more on TFA, check out http://reconsideringtfa.wordpress.com/
Great article, Becky! It is such a relief to hear that they aren't going to contract with TFA until after the new board votes on it! I thought that was you at the school board meeting last night, but you looked so grown up- and I hadn't seen you since you and Colleen were in high school! Glad to see you are doing so well!
There are a lot of numbers in this report already, but wrt affordable housing, the community is seeking 30% affordable meaning at a split of 30% and 50% of AMI (roughly, "market rate") and the Penguins are seeking 20% set aside at 80% of AMI. So that's a very wide chasm.
It would be useful to look at 2 bedrooms and imagine children. I've been wondering if they should address housing affordability needs not just with subsidies, but with zoning for higher residential density. It's public land, we can more or less paint a canvass, but maybe we can just amend the Pens' plans into shape.
Bull fucking shit you meen to tell me McDonald's that treats there animals so fucking horabable from the time there born to the time they get there throats cut hanging from a rack. Have 1000000000000000000000 RESTRANTS ALL OVER THE FUCKING WORLD!!!!!!! And one MOTHER FUCKING VEGETARIAN RESTRANT CAN'T KEEP THERE MOTHER FUCKING DAM PEACE OF SHIT ASS BASTERD DOORs OPEN I HOPE THE REALASTATE COMPANY BURN IN HELL!!!!!!! FUCK THESE BASTEREDS!!!!! WHAT THE FUCK EVER
That's only one by side most of us who work there dint want a union. A union would screw us out of what we get now. I do not support this bs. The union would be very bad for the casino.
Wonderful to see people coming together to fight for their rights.. to fight for their human dignity. We're in this together, let us help one another.
WOOH, MOB RULE!!!
HOORAY FOR SOCIALISM!!!
SCREW THE GREATEST MINORITY... THE INDIVIDUAL!..
I didn't see the show but you couldn't pay me enough to eat 'anything' from our three rivers...that's a promise!
Former Isaly's location in Etna would be a great location for this business!
PAMED, it is all about the money. Read the link you posted. They want our tax dollars for themselves. Always follow the money.
Pennsylvania doctors believe gun violence is a public health issue. Time to look at this more closely to learn how to disrupt patterns. http://www.pamedsoc.org/FunctionalCategories/About/Media/Gun-violence-release.html
There is no such thing as "gun violence", there is only violence in which any number of weapons/instruments can be used. Gun violence is term used by uneducated, liberal gun control sheep to propagate their cause.
Maybe these elected officials need to address knife violence too, as well as baseball bat violence, kitchen utensil violence, metal pipe violence, chain violence, closed fist violence, and so on.
Doesn't matter which party you're in or how partisan this journalism is, the guy is an ineffective douche and needs to go.
This place was partially funded with tax dollars and now they can't even pay the mortgage on it.
I hope Dollar Bank forecloses on them, because it could be better utilized as office space for real businesses, not some stupid civic organization.
@ Pittsburgh Powerman:
Actually, this paper is run by the Illuminati. Please make a note of it.
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