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Just wanted to let you know that there are school administrators out there that also think this kind of thing is ridiculous. My husband is a school principal of grades K through 12. He has to deal with things that come up all the time. The students that are disciplined are the ones that carry real weapons. If a student comes to the office and reports that they accidentally brought one - he helps them take care of it until they can get it safely home. We recently had a student threaten another student with a knife. That one had to be dealt with on a different level of course. Toy guns, toy knives, etc are not a danger to anyone. I often bring his attention to stories like this and he is as appalled as I am at the over the top ridiculousness of it. Our school doesn't have a zero tolerance policy so that gives him more latitude to handle situations in a way that is good for the student instead of having to hand out a crazy punishment that only makes everyone mad and hurts the student.
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Obama Cheated, That’s How

lynn374 Wrote: May 11, 2013 7:04 AM
Romney would have made a great president, although I dreaded the media attack he would have been under for the whole time. I think that anyone who runs that is honest and has a moral code would be fighting a losing battle against the lying, despicable tactics of the democrats. If you took away the lies, the media support, the Soros money, and the promises of largesse to flow into pockets of dem voters I don't think you can claim that Obama was a strong candidate. He would have been a disaster of a candidate if he had to tell the truth, and if the media actually did it's job!
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Obama Cheated, That’s How

lynn374 Wrote: May 11, 2013 7:03 AM
I agree. Romney would have made a great president, although I dreaded the media attack he would have been under for the whole time. I think that anyone who runs that is honest and has a moral code would be fighting a losing battle against the lying, despicable tactics of the democrats. If you took away the lies, the media support, the Soros money, and the promises of largesse to flow into pockets of dem voters I don't think you can claim that Obama was a strong candidate. He would have been a disaster of a candidate if he had to tell the truth, and if the media actually did it's job!
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School for Scandal

lynn374 Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 7:35 AM
Parents who are involved enough to move their kids to a private school will be the biggest factor in ensuring their success. But there are many parents who won't care enough or be involved enough to do that. Eventually the public schools will be left with only the students whose parents are passing on to them the attitudes that lead to failure. Then you will truly see just how bad it can get in the public schools. You better come up with a plan to deal with that looming disaster. The transferred kids will be fine, but do we just throw away the rest of them? Letting parents choose the school will only help part of the students, and when those students are gone from the public schools OUCH!
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School for Scandal

lynn374 Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 7:25 AM
One of the biggest problems with underperforming schools is the parental support and supervision. I have seen many many students that have the ability and intelligence to learn, but come from a home where they are not taught about taking responsibility and doing the work necessary to succeed. They know that the government will take care of them. There are hard working teachers that really are teaching and testing and giving homework and trying everything they can to inspire their students to learn. Anyone who has any real time experience in working closely with students knows that the biggest obstacle to a student succeeding in school is the attitude they bring from home.
My husband is a school principal and he has absolutely no say in what is served in the cafeteria. It is all mandated by state and federal agencies. They have VERY strict requirements of what can be served and it is a big challenge for the school to afford the food and then they see tray after tray after tray of food get thrown away. But all is not lost. They are allowed to have a half cup of french fries once a week.
The teachers at our school do eat the same lunch, but they pay more for it. Most of them don't like it either.
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Making 'Earthquakes' for Romney

lynn374 Wrote: Sep 26, 2012 6:34 PM
You obviously don't spend a lot of time watching Fox. If you did you might have learned the difference between opinion shows and news shows. Hannity and O'Reilly are obviously opinion shows. There are plenty of straight news shows and they are far and away more unbiased than the so called news shows on the other networks. So educate yourself a little and learn the difference between opinion commentary and straight news reporting. There is an important and HUGE difference.
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