Your Child: Political Pawn or Student

Several generations ago the communist party of America developed a 50 part plan to take over America from the inside, learning that America could never be conquered any other way. Using students on college campuses to riot and force social education changes while capturing the minds of other students was priority method chosen in the 60′ and 70’s. So these students planned and started violent riots, injuring many policemen, firefighters and other students. I was there. Education for many others was disrupted severely. At Kent State, when National Guardsmen feared for their very lives, they opened fire on the radicals. End of riots. The radicals did not achieve their goal. They begin to bomb police stations and even military facilities they were so radical and filled with hate for America. Continue reading

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Goshen Students in Danger

Even though the Common Core lessons have started in schools there are now states that are pulling back and pulling out of Common Core. What is being realized is that the federally designed and back-door funded program lowers the bar, confuses students and teachers, creates useless report cards, and last but most dangerous it creates psychological profiles on each student that can be used against them in their future when seeking jobs and maybe even purchasing items. The governor of Florida has ordered the withdraw from the Common Core student testing  http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/fl-scott-withdraws-common-core-tests-20130923,0,1294522.story . Goshen has done well in placement in the state of Ohio. I urge the parents of Goshen Warriors to check into and stop the common core testing immediately and begin to seek input on common core now before Goshen goes backwards. There are sites that have correct info on Common Core. Schools will not give you answers. You can find info in the Clermont County Tea Party site or the OhioLIbertyCoalition.org site. Don’t let Goshen begin to crank out canned students who will be confused, profiled, and be behind at least 25 other countries in the world as we are now. India has more honor students than the whole United States has students. Let’s not go backwards with common core. It would be best if Goshen could be independent to create their own competitive teaching programs and tests. You have the staff and teachers to do just that.

Ohio 2012 School Report Cards (take 2?)

From what’s been written, these are preliminary. It still hinges on the final outcome of the investigation by the Auditor’s Office, but from that article it will remain politically charged regardless. The issuance was done to provide information for those districts with levies on the ballot. The spreadsheet of all Ohio Schools reported is here: 2012 Ohio School Report cards, but I’ve included a quick snapshot of Clermont County below. Continue reading

Goshen School Board Meeting Oct 8, 2012

It seems the community  is seeking to have a huge Christmas this year, and looking for participation in all areas! GO Goshen.  Goshen is advising parents to begin preparing their children and budgets for college as early as the 6th grade. SB member George Rise is helping students with ACT and SAT’s to prepare them for college. This will help Goshen students when they apply to colleges and hopefully won’t need to take remedial courses. We could use George’s input to answer the question of how ready are the students when they come to him, and if not then how to do tweak things so they will be  in the near future. Should ACT and SAT test results be on a state’s report card for the school? Employers would like to see more students take these tests. I would like to see a current ACT and SAT test to see that they are good basic education tests,  and not  injected with political programming. In case of the later we need to take that to the State BOE and get them cleaned up. On another subject has the number of teachers and helpers increased to an unaffordable level for the taxpayers, with all the testing and help being applied to meet federal standards? Continue reading

Food Fight-Students Take A Stand (Ends 10-12-12)

It’s not what you think. No mass hysteria and flying projectiles interrupting a school day, but there is a bit on controversy nationally on the changes to school lunches. Yes, the number of free and reduced lunches being served is growing with the economy on life support. Even from what was reported here way back in 2011. But the recent turmoil stems from what is being served, and apparently the kids (and many parents) don’t like it. It’s national, as you can read here. The few kids I spoke to locally and in a few other states provided the same feedback. Continue reading

Goshen School Board Recap 9/10/12

The meeting started with a moment of silence and the pledge. Third graders are getting ready to take reading tests, and intervention will be applied where necessary. SB members will be able to get info electronically before and after meetings so they can be better prepared, and to save costs of paper, all starting in November. The Summer Program for Goshen students was better attended this summer, and plenty of help was available, and the program events were reviewed. Continue reading

Urgent! New Alternative To Ohio School Board Association

A few of the people involved with this group have been either profiled or reblogged here before. For those who follow this site, you may have read about OSBA, typically in a negative fashion. Why is that? Perhaps this article may shed some light on that, courtesy of EAGnews.org. The district may have to follow the state and federal law, but even some educators think No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top and other state are either counterproductive or not effective. How are school boards to lead when the tools given them are faulty, and the training they are given is more of a benefit to adults than to children? Continue reading

Last Call For Surveys

Hard to believe that it’s almost over, but there is only one week left for our first ever Clermont County School Districts Survey. I had considered pushing the date back a month, as summer is a bad time for people even thinking about school issues. Unlike the phone surveys that the schools use, this one takes a little more effort. Continue reading

Clermont County School District Survey

I would be remiss if I didn’t thank everyone who contributed questions to the survey. Your responses were overwhelming, and to pare down to the 25 questions was a difficult task. Those of us who post at SCS hope that we met your expectations, and cannot wait for the responses to come in.

Please feel free to pass along to friends and neighbors, as this survey is for the entire county. The survey is open until August 8th, and the results should be ready around Labor Day. Any questions or problems, please send to scschools@yahoo.com, or leave a comment to this post.

The survey in MS Word format is here: Save Clermont Schools District Survey

Goshen SB mtg 6/11/12

Tonight’s meeting featured the hiring of a high school principal and assistant principal. Also the lead technology person talked about the need to purchase Apple IPADS for the teachers, along with training  to use them. He is saying that there would be no additional expense to the budget.

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