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Residents Speak Out on Academic Slide

In Uncategorized on August 26, 2006 at 1:38 am

James Rose said…
nothing like getting your 80 million dollars worth…

Anonymous said…
It’s nice to see that now Paterson, Passaic, Garfield, Clifton, Newark, and Ridgewood now have something in common.

Anonymous said…
I think this is a scandle and should be investigated by the memebers of the BOE ,oh thats right they are part of the problem ….

Anonymous said…
And to think the new principle comes to us from a “in need of improvement” school. I guess this was what Dr. Porter ment when he said “He has the experience and expertise that RHS needs right now.”Welcome to Ridgewood High, a tradition of mediocrity.

Anonymous said…
perhaps a little less sports and a lot more of the 3R’s

9:13 AM
Whitefang said…
yea we know new jersey is just not suportive of education ….

9:32 AM
Anonymous said…
Yet another piece of bad news that Jumpin’ Jane Reilly neglected to post on the BOE’s offical web site. Thank goodness for the Ridgewood Blog!

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3:36 PM
Anonymous said…
The entire concept of the U.S Congress setting guidelines for local Boards of Education is insane. Oh sure it is easy to look at some other agency and say “you must be able to meet these (No Child Left Behind)Standards. Isn’t it funny when you think about this Directive, which is comming from elected officials who can’t manage a budget and Don’t spend what money they have wisely (Bridge to nowhere in Alaska for example)that they don’t offer funds to meet this elitest goal that they set? The Federal, State and County Governments should have NOTHING to do with local education. The community should set the goals for the local education within some very general guidelines established by all of the above mentioned govermental agencies.Just my humble opinion…..ajfire@hotmail.com

6:03 PM
Anonymous said…
“The Federal, State and County Governments should have NOTHING to do with local education.” – ajfireDoes this mean they should not help pay for the local education? I for one am all for eliminating the federal Dept. of Education; however, since we receive funds from the feds and the state, we need to abide by the regulations they set forth. We can’t ask for the money and then complain when they set benchmarks that we don’t attain.

6:33 PM
Anonymous said…
I THINK SOME OF THE PEOPLE WRITING IN SHOULD CHECK THEIR SPELLING…SCANDLE? OR SCANDAL(CORRECT)…PRINCIPLE? OR PRINCIPAL(CORRECT)…SUPORTIVE? OR SUPPORTIVE(CORRECT). MAYBE SOME PEOPLE NEED TO GO TO ADULT EDUCATION. OR MAYBE YOU SHOULD HOLD UP YOUR RIDGEWOOD HIGH DIPLOMA A LITTLE HIGHER AS YOU TYPE.

7:05 PM
Dan the Man said…
Well it’s been a rough week first they told us swimming at Greydon was making our kids lick the windows then we find out our school are making our kids window lickers and now we are told to check our spelling because we sound like window lickers, my theory being it must be true otherwise we wouldn’t be putting up with failing schools and a failing state …in a town you need row boats to get out of village hall in the rain …

7:36 PM
Dan the Man said…
By the way anonymous spell checker try using proper grammar next time, apparently you must have graduated Ridgewood Hi or is it High or is it Hy no defiantly very HIGH as well

7:43 PM
Rufus T Firefly said…
unlike the BOE I am sure the Blog could not afford to lay out $30,000 a years for someone to spell check all the posts

7:45 PM
Anonymous said…
To the Anonymous individual who asked me(ajfire@hotmail.com) “Does this mean they should not help pay for the local education? I for one am all for eliminating the federal Dept. of Education; however, since we receive funds from the feds and the state, we need to abide by the regulations they set forth. We can’t ask for the money and then complain when they set benchmarks that we don’t attain.”I respectfully submit to you that the money we receive from the County, State and Federal Governments comes from where…..the taxpayer which is you and I. How is that possible? This is done through sales tax (State Government) and Income taxes (Federal and State Governments). They are “giving back” our money…. and if you consider the administration costs associated with the various government agencies to process this “give back” we get back about 55 cents on the dollar. Not exactly a good deal….ajfire@hotmail.com

8:26 PM
Objects in the rear view mirror are behind you said…
How about we privatize the school district? I think it would solve a lot of problems. No more “No Child Left Behind”, no more “We have lost home rule”, no more NJEA union contracts, lower property taxes. No more failed public education system. Sounds like a winner to me.

9:08 PM
Anonymous said…
Check here for complete details of Bergen County schools on “hit” list:http://www.northjersey.com/education/nochildleftbehind/schools_ayp_082206.htm#bergencht
9:58 PM
Anonymous said…
“The Federal, State and County Governments should have NOTHING to do with local education.”So I guess Ridgewood will be left to pay for what the Federal, State will no longer pay for. In my oppinion its better that we have standards. Otherwise how else would be know that our schools are failing. Its not like the BOE would tell us if they were. It doesnt matter if we disagree with the NCLB, we have to obey it. Why is it always Ridgewood that cant seem to comply with Federal standards, while other towns have no trouble.

7:57 PM
Anonymous said…
You can’t be serious. Using your logic as long as the State and Federal Government tax us and then give us our money back they can tell us what standards we should live by and how we should live our lives. If you truly belive that that is sad….ajfire@hotmail.com

9:35 PM
Nearly one-quarter of New Jersey’s public and charter schools are “in need of improvement” after failing to meet federal targets on reading and math tests this past spring, state Education Department officials said Tuesday. Ridgewood High is one of 35 schools in Bergen County that was given “early warning” status, meaning it will be placed on the “improvement” list if it fails to measure up next year.24 percent of New Jersey schools are “in need of improvement” under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, up from 23 percent last year. The label is based on statewide math and reading test scores. Students in Grades 3-8 and 11 are tested every year. Test results are analyzed by subgroup, based on students’ race, economic status and whether test takers are English-language learners or receive special education services. Traditionally, many schools have fallen short when a single subgroup missed the target.A school’s target passing rates depend on the subject and grade level. In reading, it’s 75 percent of elementary students, 66 percent in middle school and 79 percent in high school. In math, the passing rate is 62 percent of elementary students, 49 percent in middle school and 64 percent in high school. The target rates increase every few years.The law, which is up for reauthorization by Congress next year, states that 100 percent of students must pass the tests by 2014. That goal is controversial, with some educators arguing it is unrealistic for special-needs students or students who have not mastered English
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