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Feb. 13, 2013

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Roslenda, as a secondary teacher for CCSD, I fully support a longer school year and a longer school day. I don't take summers off anyway; I teacher summer school. It would be such a blessing to the classroom to have more time with my students each year. I could focus on depth AND breadth rather than trying to cram everything in, and the students would retain more rather than forget what they've learned over the summer.

However, I'm currently paid only for the 184 days I teach. If the state wants a 200-220 day school year, I will expect to be compensated for my time. I don't think that's unreasonable.

(Suggest removal) 5/3/13 at 11:55 a.m.

Unfortunately, Mr. Roooney, we're not allowed to purchase any other type of computer since CCSD has some sort of deal with LeNovo...

(Suggest removal) 2/14/13 at 4:42 p.m.

Bob_Realist --

ESL (English as a Second Language) was only changed because it did not accurately reflect the students. I have many foreign-born students who speak multiple languages before English, so they are more accurately described as ELL (English Language Learners).

If you'd like to turn away students who are not fluent in English, you're going to have to change the existing law regarding them. That's way above the pay grade of the teachers.

Also, what would you like those children to do during the day? What's the alternative? I'm not being combative, I really would like to hear a solution to that issue.

I do the best with what I am given, and I see my students make incredible strides each year. Unfortunately, there is still huge waste in the district, and I get scapegoated along with it.

(Suggest removal) 2/13/13 at 7:45 p.m.

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