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District takes positive step

February 15, 2013

Since the 2011-12 school year, Gloversville High School has had a multidisciplinary team focused on helping students who are at risk of failure because of academic difficulties, poor attendance or......

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drugsrus

Feb-15-13 11:36 AM

this might not have been necessary if political correctness and the high self esteem, give everybody a trophy crap had not began. The free passes of grade advancement didn't help either. Through these measures we have lost a couple of generations and secondary education has become more like adolescent day care

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gville70

Feb-15-13 4:40 PM

Those high dollar 60k a partial year teachers are sure earning their money with a 58% graduation rate..

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drugsrus

Feb-15-13 5:47 PM

gville70- thier hands are tied. They have to build up the little imps self esteem, can't discipline, most of the "pupils" (and I use that term loosely)would rather be playing video games, probably half of them think they are big time ********ers (pull your pants up)

need more???

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drugsrus

Feb-15-13 5:48 PM

g-a-n-g-b-a-n-g

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Hilltopper

Feb-15-13 5:59 PM

There wasn't a major league hitter to have a 40% success rate since Ted Williams did it in 1941. They earn 60K per week in MLB, but the big difference is they have a captive audience and 99.99% of the population couldn't hit their way out of a wet paper bag. Also, the Players Association doesn't dedicate itself to keeping washed up, non-performing players around.

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Hilltopper

Feb-15-13 6:20 PM

Druggy: Sounds like you just had a tour of the public schools in Philly, the city that brothers love.

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GReader

Feb-16-13 6:33 AM

What a shame that most posters cannot find it possible to offer a positive comment on the efforts of the people cited in this editorial. We can either be part of the problem or part of the solution, but we can't be both or neither. Mr. Batty and his colleagues have chosen to be part of a possible solution. Kudos to the L-H for recognizing that fact.

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usedtolivethere

Feb-16-13 7:31 AM

Well said GR

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MrBoB51

Feb-16-13 8:51 AM

What has been tried already has been a miserable failure and this will be too unless PARENTS get off their butts and get involved. Your children are special, just like everyone elses. Start parenting and quit pushing it off into a petri dish.

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MrBoB51

Feb-16-13 9:02 AM

GRreader, I guess it depends on what your definition of 'the problem' is. Unless there's agreement, there is no solution and you get one failing program after another. That's what the dumbing down of our children has so far accomplished. Now they think teachers are really tough. Ha! If you think teachers are tough wait until you have a boss, the don't have tenure.

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drugsrus

Feb-16-13 10:55 AM

GReader and usedto- Until the parents start parenting, get more involved, and stand behind the teachers in disciplining the "precious ones" nothing is going to change. Cheer and applaud the effort, but without parental support, they are pi***ng in the wind.

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MrBoB51

Feb-16-13 11:32 AM

Discipline can be a good thing. I was born left handed, the good Venerini Sisters tried to 'discipline' me into being right handed. That usually resulted in sore knuckles on my left hand. The result...I'm completely ambidextrous. Comes in handy.

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