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This is how people in other communities communicate sensitive topics

Original post made by Amy, Amberwood/Wood Meadows, on Jul 28, 2009

This is in regard to the Gates arrest and the race card issues. Take note that with over 113 replies to the post, there is almost no belittling or attacks against others viewpoints!

I think that the woman who brough up the poins in regard to our communication here in Pleasanton has a very valid point.

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 28, 2009 at 2:03 pm

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The Race Card
Palo Alto Issues, posted by Inappropriate use of prestige, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jul 23, 2009 at 9:34 am

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 28, 2009 at 2:03 pm

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So civil! </sarcasm>


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 28, 2009 at 2:04 pm

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Oh, I missed some of these:

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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 28, 2009 at 2:12 pm

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Posted by Rick, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jun 26, 2009 at 10:00 am

We now see that smaller class sizes were never for the kids. They were to keep more teachers employed. It is their salaries and benefits that are robbing our children of the funds. Raise class sizes and fire more inept teachers. Class sizes have consistently been proven to have nothing to do with student performance. In fact, in countries where there are fifty kids per class, such as Japan, the kids do far better than ours here. Back in the fifties, when there were fifty kids per class here, the kids did better. Why? Because there was discipline in the classrooms and the teachers actually knew how to teach, engage.

Posted by Rick, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Jun 30, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Yes, we want to keep them motivated. But, you've failed at that. And I'm tired of this communist way of thinking that we have to take care of people who show no drive, no discipline. No, it's absolutely not our responsibility to give them anything but an opportunity. We don't owe anybody anything but a chance. We don't have to keep them motivated to properly use a privilege. If they're not motivated, then their family is not raising their kids properly. That is not the responsibility of those parents who do right by their kids. And earlier I was referring in particular to the kids who cause the most trouble in classes, those couple little jerks that always ruin it for everyone. Those are the ones that you can't control no matter how small the class. Kick them out, raise class sizes. And you're wrong teacherman to think that our modern way of approaching schooling, including this coddling manner of saying a kid can't learn if there's more than twenty of them in a class, is working. You expect no discipline from the kids, always pandering to the least and laziest, always excusing the behavior on some social ill instead of blaming the student and his family. Then you insist good parents pay through the nose to have these schools that are more daycare centers, and because they must do so much more than they should, the education system is bleeding the average person dry. We don't owe the dropouts nothing. Believe me, I didn't like school and I know most kids don't, but all of those I knew graduated because they knew they needed to be educated. That's what I mean by having a sense of gratitude and appreciation. The facts are, American students are far behind nations whose classrooms have far more kids. The truth is, students did better in the 1960s, before people, or I should say teachers, got all hung up on class sizes.

SMALLER CLASS SIZES = HIRING MORE TEACHERS

SMALLER CLASS SIZES = TEACHERS' SELF-INTERESTS

PS: IF you want to protect property values than don't let murderers into our community via group homes and Section 8 housing. The silent majority is about to put all you moochers, all you swindlers, all you thugs and trash back into line. There's a new world order on the horizon, and you wasteful traitorous libs are not gonna like it.

Posted by Teacherman, a member of the San Ramon Valley High School community, on Jun 30, 2009 at 1:43 pm

HA! Rick, I can always count on a good rant from you! I knew I could get it out of you again. Once again, you have labeled people, provided misinformation, and threatened the general public with your revolutionary jargon. Go find the war paint. We will all laugh at you as you run down the street.

Thanks Rick, you just made my day!

SOUNDS LIKE PW TOWN SQUARE FORUM TO ME!


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm

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Man, you gotta read the rest of that Danville Weekly thread... And to think, people are embarrassed to say they live in Pleasanton because of the PW Town Square Forum? There's bigger fish to fry!


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