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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

CPS video

Cincinnati school supporters hope this video will pick up steam in the viral video universe.


at 6:53 PM, February 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice; not realistic, but very nice.

at 7:53 PM, February 27, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should have voted yes for the jail and no on the Cincinnati public schools,and cut the middle man out.It would cost a lot less in the long run.

at 10:57 AM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice how Cincinnati Public Schools have campaign signs on school property when just a few years ago they were instruced not to do that. NO change in School Board President, placing campaign signs on public property... NO TO THE LEVY.

at 11:39 AM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are these people serious? They actually think this become a "viral video"?

To me, it looks like the result of a bunch of "uncool" older people sitting around the room trying to tap into the web, "viral video" phenomenon.

You failed.

at 11:45 AM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous is our kids learning said...

right on the mark. its time to turn our backs on neocon selfishness and greed and take care of our kids. anyone who believes its okay to waste trillons of dollars in iraq in a blood for oil war and then vote against giving our kids the best chance for a future should be shunned.

at 12:15 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

You really need to track down the demographics of your student base.
When an uneducated mother sends 5 children to school from 5 different fathers none of whom are present in the household, there is no amount of money that can correct that broken family core unit.
When that occurs, the school system cannot succeed.

at 12:17 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

There IS a change in the school board, members and president.

And the signs on school property are not levy signs. They are part of the CPS pride campaign that has been running for over a year.

My kid is in CPS. The video looks like what I see when I stop in at her school. Maybe some who think it is unrealistic ought to come in and check out our beautiful, hard working children and their talented teachers.

at 2:18 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO to the levy--today, tomorrow, forever.
If you vote for a levy, you are stupid.

at 2:28 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vote NO on the CPS levy.

It's time to stop throwing good money after bad.

at 6:14 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The money Cincinnatians have given in the past is appreciated--and used well. Graduation rate is up; achievement gaps are narrowing. The district is maintaining a Continuous Improvement rating and is not content to rest there. More students are scoring well on the Ohio Achievement tests. More schools are moving up from the lower levels to the middle and higher levels.

But the district has stretched that money out twice as long as usual. Cuts have been made, jobs have been aligned with enrollment. But any more cuts and it will start to cut into the core educational mission of our schools.

These children can't educate themselves. They need the adults of the city to step up and take care of them. Just as the adults of today were taken care of by the adults of the earlier generation.

The levy is good for students and good for our city.

Vote YES on issue 10.

at 7:08 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The signs on school property are now being used as pro levy campaign signs. Just look at the photos of the Levy supporters at City Hall and that now makes it a campaign sign. Please remove the signs as demanded a few years ago.

PS I had four children go thru CPS and presently have a grandchild. Money is not the major school problem, lack of family and parental involvement is the problem (in most of the schools). Let's fix that problem first and voters will gladly support schools in the future. Just ask our fine, dedicated teachers

at 7:49 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

The signs were paid for by Parents for Public Schools, not the levy campaign or CPS. They are keyed into the CPS pride campaign--take a look at the school calendar this year. Same theme. They were were ordered before PPS knew there would be a levy on the March ballot and arrived later than scheduled.

Tell me how you plan to "fix" a lack of family and parental involvement.

Schools can't do it all. It's hard enough to do what is asked of them now with what they have been given to work with. They're doing a good job of educating kids, bringing them along against some powerful odds.

Bottom line: Kids in CPS are making progress. They need support from the community to continue to do that.

Vote Yes on Issue 10.

at 11:45 PM, February 28, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

CPS must demand parental involvement as part of the education program. Parental participation should be mandatory at PTA meetings and especially Parent/ Teacher Conferences. Failure to participate and failure to send your child to school clean and fed would then be considered child neglect. And there are penalties for that. Parents must realize (or be shown) that being a parent is a full time, serious job and education is most important. We have coddled parents now for two generations. Enough is enough. When you demand performance, you get performance. When you dumb down education to prop up graduation stats, test scores, etc, you get the poverty we see now. And we must stop playing politics with our children with these yearly ballot levys "for the children" We know that the bulk of passed levys go to salaries and not to the kids.
Our children are our greatest resource. Teach them to enjoy education and family. It takes a family before it takes a village to raise them properly.

at 9:46 AM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Education is a people-intensive arena. So a lot will go to salaries. Salaries for the teachers, administrators, nurses, counselors, lunchroom workers, janitors, curriculum managers, principals, librarians, and on and on, that are all working hard to create environments where kids come to learn and encourage them to do so. These are people who are guiding kids when they're unsure, leading them when they're reluctant, sharing with them the joy of learning, and celebrating their successes.

Please vote YES on Issue 10.

at 1:57 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

You denoted everybody but the parent(s). Therein lies the real problem, not money.
Too many illegitimate children left with no real parental guidance.

at 1:59 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do I get a voucher for my son to attend a private school? He's in the 7th. grade; if I could get the $10,000, I'll send him to St. Xavier High School.

at 4:36 PM, February 29, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

VOTE NO ON THE LEVY. They are asking for an astronomical amount of money from us. Own a $200k house, you'll pony up $466. Own a $300k house, you'll for out $599. Own a $400k house like me and they're asking me to dish out $932. Get real CPS. Last time I checked gas prices were through the roof and the housing market was in the toilet.

And if you rent, you can bet your landlord will pass on the hike in the form of a nice fat increase.

No on issue 10. It's way too much money.

at 3:26 PM, March 03, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had no idea how much the levy could cost property owners. That's crazy, especially in this economy. Looks like CPS made another bad decision. A third of that amount and I would consider it. But, this levy proposal no way. I agree, VOTE NO ON ISSUE 10, and tell CPS that this is simply too much money to ask for us. Tell CPS to find other sources of funding. Don't let their scare tactics fool you. Our students wont turn stupid and become criminals when this levy fails. They wont cut school sports, that's a threat. There's other ways to find funding, and CPS needs to work on that instead of taking the easy way out and asking mommy for more lunch money.

at 1:40 PM, March 04, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about coming downtown and observe the nice students at the bus stops. Notice how nice they are and educated so well. They are very respectful of each other as well as others waiting for the bus. They must be a little hard of hearing though, because they seem to shout to communicate with each other. After you see these students at the bus stops maybe CPS should contact the Zoo and see if the Zoo can spread some $ to CPS to train these animals. Vote No on 10.

at 5:36 PM, March 04, 2008 Blogger Kevin LeMaster said...

^ "Animals?" Would you call a kid at Clark Montessori or Kilgour an "animal"?

CPS is a pretty large district made up of all different types of kids. And I'm sorry to read that some kids at a bus stop can bring out the worst in you.

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