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Brainwashed_In_Church June 30, 2014 at 06:12 pm
I'd rather have my kid sext 10 messages a day than eat an extra donut a day or smoke cigarettes orRead More watch 20 hours of TV a week or go to church.
Attila July 1, 2014 at 04:35 am
The photographic recording and transmission of minors in a sexual connotation or state of nudity /Read More partial nudity is production, possession and distribution of Child Pornography (California Penal Code 311). Every single time Child Pornography is viewed the victim is victimized yet once again (the standard law enforcement line). What the participants in this study (the ones dealing with imagery) are most likely to do, or should be doing, is being criminally prosecuted and, if not in prison, ending up on the Lifetime California Sex Offender Registry, where they belong. That is what the law says, and the law is the law.
College Planner July 16, 2014 at 10:07 am
The degradation of our culture saddens me.
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Brainwashed_In_Church June 11, 2014 at 10:57 am
"Never, under any circumstance, let someone who’s been drinking be a driver." I canRead More think of a circumstance. Two people, one who needs to be transported to a hospital in an emergency, the other had one beer 30 minutes ago. According to the Office of Traffic Safety, the person who had the beer shouldn't be a driver to drive the other person to the hospital.
Dan June 11, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Call an ambulance.
Donna Fleming June 12, 2014 at 10:24 am
The kids are excited and distracted in a car on the way to grad night or a prom, texting, or justRead More fooling around and accidents happen. Driunking makes it worse. Funerals for young people are unbearably sad. Hire a limo, or a driver. Be safe.
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Kay Scuttlemaker June 11, 2014 at 07:35 pm
I love (most) teachers! That being said, I think this is a step in the right direction forRead More education reform here in California. I strongly believe that what we really need is a better way to evaluate teacher performance. I'd run it like a business using a multi-pronged evaluation approach: 1) self-evaluation (the best teachers will grade themselves more critically than the not-so-great ones), 2) student evaluations of their teachers, 3) peer evaluations, 4) parent evaluations (customer surveys!), and 5) evaluations by superiors. The best teachers not only keep their jobs but should be compensated appropriately. I'm all for merit-based pay and with such a comprehensive approach to evaluating performance the margin for error would be low. Alex Caputo-Pearl's statement that this ruling is "an attack on teachers, which is a socially acceptable way to attack students" is total baloney. It's an attack on the teachers that shouldn't be teaching and that's it. Period.
Wolfman June 11, 2014 at 07:39 pm
all depends on what side of the fence you on on
Brainwashed_In_Church June 12, 2014 at 06:38 am
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mimi June 6, 2014 at 10:26 am
The last paragraph of this news story is filled with gross misinformation. Who wrote this? DidRead More anyone fact check? Shameful! It makes me question the veracity of the entire article. Heads up UCLA. Your reputation is in jeopardy.
Sandra Lyon, superintendent of Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Patch file photo.
Ted J May 29, 2014 at 06:42 am
OK Great! 1st Question! Can you tell us how & why you rushed to judgement concerning the CoachRead More Black incident???????
mimi May 29, 2014 at 09:26 am
Why don't you call and ask her, instead of stirring the pot on this board?
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 07:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
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Tom hays May 14, 2014 at 04:17 pm
This is a small sample size and the results should be "taken with a grain of salt" unlessRead More they can be replicated by at least one other study by other researchers.
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martin marteen April 30, 2014 at 07:27 am
Yes, this will really hurt Sterling. We espouse diversity, except for the Christian right, mormons,Read More whites, and traditionalists and people who make racial comments. We never make negative comments about any one except the aforementioned. Thoughts and words have to be controlled.
Henderson Cooper April 30, 2014 at 08:43 am
I see above that one commenter felt the decision was premature and wrong. Sorry, time has provenRead More that it was not a premature decision. Or wrong. While Sterling is entitled to his racist feelings in his head and dark heart, they are best lived in the privacy of his bathroom and not exposed to stink up the world. But the greater point here is that, it is both a great decision by UCLA, and at the same time an unfortunate circumstance for the university. Certainly the school system could have used that money. So the ongoing point is that Donald Sterlings negative impact was even greater than to the Clippers team, but to other entities that needed good things like donations for their good works. Another point that has to be seen, Sterlings self promotion. It would appear that he simply used his money to make himself appear like a good person. His self promotion always bothered me, even before I learned of his dark side. And it seems he never intended for the good of society in his philanthropy. Truth is, he was not, is not, philanthropic.
Tom Jackson April 30, 2014 at 04:42 pm
What everyone here is missing is this guy is sly as a fox and a billionaire. He just made his poorRead More verbally abused player worth a few million more. He paid 12 million for the team. Now with all the publicity the seats are full. All the bleeding hearts have come out to watch the playoffs. Black tee shirts and hoody sales have gone through the roof. The life time ban Is a joke considering this guy has one foot in the box and the other on a banana peel. With all this publicity he will get 500 million or more for his 12 million investment. I would love to get life time ban from my investments and go away and never set foot inside my business again. No wonder this guy has not apologized. He doesn't need to. Everyone including the media are acting like 4th graders.
Santa Monica High School. Patch file photo.
mimi April 22, 2014 at 01:44 am
What century are you living in? You actually want to bring back corporal punishment and are proud ofRead More violence against your former students. Yikes!!! There are many who share my beliefs, but choose not to post comments because it's casting pearls before swine. Oink oink to all of you Santa Monica Piggies.
forty9er_angel@yahoo.com April 22, 2014 at 07:41 am
Spare the rod spoil the child. Train up a child on the way that they should grow. Principals myRead More mother stood by. Single raising 4 children after my father died. Principles my siblings and myself stand by.
Tom Jackson April 22, 2014 at 08:10 am
Better yet Mimi let's not have any punishment for these out of control single parent children.BetterRead More yet let's ditch the prisons and these idiots can move in with you and live in your neighborhood. Any bets on whether these hoodlums have a live in Dad. I doubt it. When I was a kid there was an old saying wait until your dad gets home. Get out of line and have your ass handed to you. Don't regret one minute of the spankings and certainly am better for it. I have raised 8 children all of which were and still are fine students. 2 are Marines serving our country so ding dings like you have a place to live free and spew your B.S. One is a veterinarian the rest are in school, and yes I whip their ass' s when they step one foot out of line. Unfortunately these two hoodlums arrested will be worse off hanging out in prison being someone's girlfriend. Of course according to you that's better then the corporal punishment and having them educated before that. I say bring back corporal punishment now. The ones that don't follow the rules can stay home with you watch TV and collect welfare checks, while selling drugs out your back door. PERFECT!!!!!!
Superintendent Sandra Lyon. Patch file photo.
Val Streit April 6, 2014 at 08:25 am
So it is ok for this kid to be selling drugs in school? The parents need support...please theRead More parents are where the problem starts. Ms. Lyon you made a knee jerk reaction when you did NOT have all the facts. Stop blaming Mr. Black for this. The kid is in the wrong and Mr. Black should not suffer any consequence for this. Even when I went to the laid back hippie Olympic High in 1970, we knew better than to even bring drugs on campus, let alone sell them. I think that the parents should be held accountable and the kid be taken away. Kids today do not have to suffer a consequence for what they do. Parents are afraid of them because there is no physical threat these days that the parents can impose. Keep the kid in Juvenile Hall and let the system deal with him.
Glenn E Grab April 10, 2014 at 09:58 am
this idiot supervisor should be fired
Glenn E Grab April 10, 2014 at 10:07 am
fire Ms Lyons
Screenshot of the Facebook page set up to support teacher and coach Mark Black of Santa Monica High School, caught on tape fighting with a student.
Racer Boy April 6, 2014 at 02:13 pm
Sandra Lyon is clearly NOT highly qualified and NOT very wise. If she were, we would not be havingRead More this conversation. If this is the level of professionalism that Santa Monica thinks is appropriate then they are getting exactly what they deserve.
Penny Arévalo April 6, 2014 at 04:45 pm
Hi Mara, Past Patch style is to only capitalize the S. Sorry about the "n" sneaking inRead More there. It's been fixed.
martin marteen April 6, 2014 at 05:29 pm
I am a disinterested person, being new to the community. But it seems, that a preliminaryRead More investigation and preponderance of evidence, would have supported the teacher , and allowed him to stay and do his work, pending full and complete impartial review. This teacher was not endangering the students by being around, even if found "guilty" at the end of the full investigation. What better evidence than the all the students speaking up for him. Alas, Ms Lyon , perhaps, may have reached her position of incompetence and unable to separate the wheat from the chaff. Too bad. Zero tolerance is always a bad idea, when you accuse a four year old boy of sexism and suspend them, as has occurred in other instances. Ridiculous as it seems.
A UCLA professor suggests that schools could cut bullying if they make sure students aren't isolated. Patch file photo.
Martha Fling April 2, 2014 at 06:58 am
"Connection is protection"...Jean Malpas at The Gender Project at Ackerman Institute forRead More the Family. Good work by Juvonen.
Madeleine Francois April 6, 2014 at 08:10 am
Bullying is a serious matter and calls for serious action on the part of parents as childrenRead More can’t handle it individually. That is why as a parent must follow your words with action by teaching your child to be assertive in expressing their feelings, they should know how to identify bullying and how to handle these behaviors. I discovered a safety solution coming from SafeKidZone and I find it interesting. It has an application called panic button and by just simply pressing the button the alert will go directly to a group of safety network and can access to the nearest 911 in the area. You can check out their site: http://safekidzone.com/?a_aid=5328991a0b72c
A judge hearing a lawsuit challenging teacher tenure is hearing final arguments today. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
Capo Parent April 4, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Union tools, and dull ones at that.
shelly April 4, 2014 at 04:04 pm
Capo Parent, Why the name calling?
fact checker April 4, 2014 at 05:23 pm
Because factual and respectful discussions aren't getting the results wanted. It's easier to trashRead More than it is to back up a losing prospect.
Erin Brockovich spoke at UCLA today. Photo Credit: Getty.
Michael S February 7, 2014 at 07:17 am
Way to show your sexist attitudes, Glenn.
Douglas Quillin February 7, 2014 at 09:13 am
Yeah, what large breasts , Mr. GRAB?
Douglas Quillin February 7, 2014 at 09:58 am
Yeah, Mr. GRAB--what larger breasts?
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Brenda Faucheux November 10, 2013 at 08:17 am
I am sure Common Core will require a learning curve for everyone: parents, teachers, and perhaps theRead More media. It would be helpful for there to be some substance to this article rather than simply throwing up two sets of arguments that don't even match up. People need information to make decisions, and the media should help by providing information. Ms. Crawford, we could use your help in this area. Thank you.
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