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Posted on April 30 at 2:43 p.m.

And if you did that you'd get a small number of people who already know about organic gardening, permaculture and water conservation hanging out at the park.

Besides, beer and popcorn is a delicious combination.

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Posted on April 12 at 3:53 p.m.

I'm not sure that we need anymore gun regulations, but I think we could use some sort 5 day "cool down" waiting period on internet posts. Entertaining stuff :)

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Posted on February 22 at 10:58 a.m.

I think it's important to remember we're not talking about dividing up smart and dumb kids to be put on dislplay. We're talking about allowing students to develop their strengths and weaknesses. A student could be in the highest level history class and the lowest level math class. Advanced classes benefit students gifted in an area, but slower paced classes benefit students who have trouble with a subject even more. Putting a student who is having trouble with math into a normal paced math class will essentially halt that students progress unless the teacher slows the pace of the class for all students. With the number of students in each class it's impossible to give each student enough individual attention no matter how great the teacher may be.

If it truly is about diversity there has to be a way to fix the entrance requirements to make sure that students are entered based on intelligence instead of background. Otherwise closing the program would be like throwing out the baby with the bathwater. California and the U.S. is not known for having the greatest primary education. Halting any attempt to provide slightly better education, even if it is to a smaller population is a mistake.

I know parents want to protect their children from believing that there are smarter students in more rigorous classes, but this is dishonest and it will become even more apparent to your child if all the students are in the same class. Some students are stronger in some subjects and benefit from more challenging courses, just like some students are stronger/faster than others and excel at sports. Hobbling students who are gifted in an area does not make the overall student population smarter, more motivated or more confident.

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Posted on April 14 at 12:10 p.m.

I want to party with Byrd!

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