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Apr 30th 2011 2:03AM I just figured all the wrinkles (especially in the skirt) were just from a quick job on the way to the wedding.
Dec 14th 2010 11:30PM Someone suggested that public schools should be closed and children homeschooled or go online. For this to work one of the parents would need to be home to do the schooling or monitor online learning. In this economy there are not too many parents that can do that. Both salaries are needed or they both rather work than educate their children. Homeschooled children do do better than most public school kids. Why? Because they have parental attention. They know they need to do well or mom or dad will be on them. Parents know what they are learning and can help with "homework." That is why homeschooling works. Parental involvement, encouragement and monitoring.
Dec 14th 2010 11:22PM Linda, I am going to totally disagree with you. Young children can learn to sit and learn or listen longer than you described. In Africa I watched 20 children from 3 to 11 sitting on wooden benches, not saying a disruptive word or leaving their seats. If these children can learn to do that, our children should be able to also. The statement "Kids will be kids" seems to give parent the thought that they do not need to discipline their children after all if they are acting up, they're just being kids. Our job as parents is to teach our children appropriate behaviors, how to grow to be contributing members of society. When parents of young children do not start this process when their children are young, their children grow up thinking I can pretty much do whatever I want. It is said that what the child is like at six is and indication of what s/he will continue to be throughout life. Six is too late for teachers to do much about it. Parents need to teach their children appropriate behaviors and their learning style before they even come to school. I agree that children have different learning styles and attention spans, but much needs to be done before the child even comes to school.
Dec 14th 2010 11:06PM Having taught overseas I have taught students from many different countries. The American kids were lamenting how much smarter the Asian students were than they were. I asked the question to the Asian students: What do your parents say when you go to school each day? Answer: Work hard, do the best you can, etc. When I asked the American students, they said: Have a good time. Many, I know not all, American parents do not put the emphasis on learning, their expectations for their students are low. Children, therefore, have low expectations of themselves. As low functioning parents produce more and more kids, it should be expected that the level of education has been and will be "dumbed down."
Dec 14th 2010 10:53PM As a teacher, I would like to know how a teacher is suppose to teach when students cut up, do not pay attention, or do not do their homework? Children cannot learn if they are not actively involved in their education. Most of the disruptive behaviors are due to lack of discipline and inattentiveness of parents and their lack of expectations. Teachers are no longer able to discipline students in a manner that makes a difference. To maintain discipline in a classroom requires the respect of the students. When parents discuss teachers and education in such negative ways, their children look at education in a negative way too. Kids know that no matter what they do their parents will support them against the school system or many parents of lower functioning students don't even care. The schools are not the only places students learn.
Nov 7th 2010 3:54PM Whether Dr. Oz or others who write about health issues do it for profit really doesn't matter. I know for me Dr. Oz has given me a lot of information that has helped with my general style of eating and living. He provides a great serve to the American public if one is open minded enough to listen.
I never understood why everyone was oohing and aahing over Michelle Obama, her style of clothes and who cares about her arms? When she wears those wide belts that covers the entire area between her boobs and waist she looks very heavy because it accentuates her huge hips. She is naturally a large woman, so I don't know if it is just her build or whether she is overweight. That is not for me to worry about. I have never seen Dr. Oz's wife, but perhaps his being so skinny, he might like a bit of padding.
Sep 28th 2010 1:54PM I thought Palin showed herself very quick on her feet with her comment about the "judges" and who was her favorite. Of course it will be Bristol who hadn't danced yet. Palin showed her wit, love, intelligence and endearing spirit. Go Sarah!
Sep 28th 2010 1:50PM AOL did you just write those headlines to get all these comments? The booing came before Palin was even introduced and were in response to Grey's score. When Palin was introduced there was wild cheering. Think people. All you haters-- she is just a person trying to make a difference in America, giving us choices how that is to be done.
May 20th 2010 9:44PM Yes, I carry proper identification with me at all times. I have a valid driver's license and other identifying papers. If I go to a foreign country I also have a valid US passport and always enter through customs and in some cases register with the American Embassy in that country. Guess what, if I am stopped because I have done somthing illegal and don't have the proper identification, I would also have to pay the consequences of that act.
May 20th 2010 9:27PM I am all for immigrants who enter the US legally, regardless of their heritage. What bothers me is those who come in illegally and then expect us to make their lives wonderful through our handouts. Those who come in organizing gangs, committing crimes, stealing my Social Security, not working, not learning English and litter the neighborhood. . It is the law that all immigrants need to register with the authorities. Our country is the only country that allows this illegals and feel so sorry for them. Yes, there will be people stopped like the young men above, who are registered, speak English and probably have jobs. To those people I say welcome to the USA. As Americans we need to come through the borders with a passport and visa (if required) to any country in the world, so why don't these people? They are here illegally, therefore they are law breakers as soon as they step onto US soil. We should send them back and require them to enter legally.