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Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The weighted honors class question

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (6) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down MJW · 367 weeks ago You’re combining two different issues. One is whether honors classes should be weighted. The other is whether they should be offered in the first place. None of your poll choices reflects my opinion. Report Reply 0 replies · active 367 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down MJE · 367 weeks ago I don’t care whether or not honors classes are weighted, but I think dropping them altogether was a terrible move. Where does that fit in your poll choices? Report Reply 1 reply · active 367 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 367 weeks ago Choices like that might disprove the point he’s trying to sledgehammer home. Don’t forget this is not a scientific poll and the margin of error using the sample size is about 5 or 6 percent (possibly more if you consider the % voting for the last choice). Good luck with what ever presentation you are trying to put together! Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 367 weeks ago People. It’s a friendly little inner active Internet poll for the entertainment of Sumner Newscow readers. Nothing more. If I wanted to make it scientific, I’d hire Gallop. As far as agendas are concerned, I have none. I’m usually challenged to come up with a poll question. If you have an idea for a poll question I’m open for suggestions. Report Reply 1 reply · active 367 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Terry · 367 weeks ago It don’t matter what you poll you will get back lash. I like them. I graduated in the 60’s and we had 8 hr classes, what is so wrong with 8 hrs? We still had sports activity’s and kids still went to college. Block hours is a babysitter. Maybe some board members remembers that not sure if some of them go back that far. Report Reply +3 Vote up Vote down Love It · 367 weeks ago I R knot al that edumacated be’un I graduated from WHS but I’s did fully underestimated what was wrotten. Report Reply 0 replies · active 367 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments The Wellington school board recently voted to do away with weighted honors classes. How do you feel about the decision? Good idea. There was too much politics involved with Wellington’s system. Terrible idea. No weighted honors classes? Really???? I’m not sure. Let’s see what Principal Adams does as an alternative. I’m more worried about the overall USD 353 curriculum, not honors classes. It doesn’t matter. An education is only what a student puts into it. I dont thank we need edacashun. View Results  Loading …last_img read more

Hearing impaired to get help at council meetings

first_imgIt could be in place by the second council meeting in March, according to Amy Turner, chief deputy city clerk. But she added the city hasn’t established a procedure yet on how residents can borrow and use the receivers and earbuds. The request to have hearing devices came last month from Charles Ozenghar of West Covina. Ozenghar, who owns a business in Covina, just finished jury duty where he saw the devices. “I asked why \ couldn’t have hearing aids available at council meetings,” he said. The council announced buying the system at the Feb. 6 meeting, and Ozenghar thanked them. COVINA – Residents may soon be able to borrow a receiver and an earpiece at city meetings if they need it. After a businessman’s request, Covina paid $1,300 to Agape Sight n’ Sound in Chino for a Williams Sound Assistive Listening System, which includes a rack-mounted amplification transmission unit, four battery-powered receivers, four individual earbuds and the cost of installation. “It’s a system that plugs into the sound system itself. As the voice comes into the system, it transmits it wireless through the receiver,” said Public Works Director Steve Henley. He expects the system to be delivered and installed by the end of the month. But Ozenghar might not even get to use it since he just ordered a new hearing aid. His current hearing aid has been working off and on. Ozenghar had asked council members several times before to speak into the microphones because he couldn’t hear what they were saying. “When I asked the question in the past, they’d say don’t sit in the middle but in the front row. That’s not the answer,” he said. City officials said Ozenghar’s request is the first the city received asking for special accommodation for the hearing impaired. To comply with the American with Disabilities Act, cities must accommodate the needs of people with hearing or vision impairments who want to participate in meetings, programs or other activities. Pasadena and Whittier have offered devices to the hearing impaired for years. “We have a box of them at the front desk,” said Nancy Mendez, Whittier assistant city manager. The battery-operated headsets only work in the council chambers. “And we’ve never had loss problems because they don’t work anywhere else,” she said. Mendez said the system was first installed 15 years ago. Pasadena has had the system for 15 years, according to city spokeswoman Ann Erdman. “It’s kind of like an old-fashioned Walkman. They have little earpieces. People can request it in advance or they can ask for it that evening,” Erdman said, adding that they would prefer people ask for it in advance. Not all cities have the listening systems. “Our council chambers are pretty small. There is amplification in that room which seems adequate,” said Culver Heaton, assistant city manager in Glendora. “We’ve never had a complaint.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more