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Letting Students Attend Ironmen Game Was Fine

February 6, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: I have been floored by the amount of negativity that has been milling around the community in regards to our local school districts attending the recent local hockey game....

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Uncletim

Feb-06-13 1:17 AM

Why not teach them respect honor have you any way of doing that taking them to a hockey game I seem some of these kids you say we're good you must have been watching the game and not them

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RufusTFirefly

Feb-06-13 3:53 AM

Time to go to bed, Uncle.

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Brianmel

Feb-06-13 4:53 AM

Uncletim, why are you so dumb and foolish?

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Jazzie

Feb-06-13 5:21 AM

I don't know if taking kids to a hockey game - a sport known for violence between players - is good, especially to teach "public etiquette". Why can't this be left up to parents? Kids shouldn't be playing video games during school hours anyways.

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Thomas77

Feb-06-13 6:08 AM

I do not see anything wrong with taking a class to a hockey game. Some people just like to complain and it does not matter what the issue is about!

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khulumzurug

Feb-06-13 7:07 AM

i want my tax dollars spent sending kids to gay rights functions and touchy-feely events.

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50s4ever

Feb-06-13 7:17 AM

I'm with Jazz. All those mentioned reasons are something learned from the parents and by just being in a school environment. Nothing educational here. Makes some bureaucrat feel warm and fuzzy and gets points with the kids. Expect more when the kids start evaluating the teachers.

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izzapriss

Feb-06-13 7:37 AM

my thoughts are more about the time off from school. seems theyre just getting more and more. theyve had(just off the top of my head)in service last moth a week for regents9cuz my daughter needed a week to lay around for one test) a snow day and another in service day and presidents day off next week. yeah, lets have some fun at school!!

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Jazzie

Feb-06-13 7:52 AM

I found that going to a planetarium or museum was exciting and it taught something about "public etiquette". I guess it won't be long before our schools will be taking our kids to the movies.

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KabobBilly

Feb-06-13 8:13 AM

I remember going to the science museum and the art museum when in school, I also remember taking a ride on a train, going to Midway Park and touring a farm.

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Howard

Feb-06-13 9:16 AM

khulumzurug has said bigoted and hateful remarks in these P-J comments and should be completely ignored,

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scrapper

Feb-06-13 10:34 AM

It amazes me how ignorant/uneducated some of you are! Many of you missed some of the main points: *Parents(not all) are not teaching their kids these things at home, the teachers are responsible for teaching ALL aspects of life. *@Jazzie, hockey is no more violent than some basketball, football, or soccer games I've seen. If a hockey player is inappropriate, he gets a consequence(penalty/fine), and the video game comment doesn't even make sense, the idea was to show a way to be active/fit, rather than play video games, not that they are playing video games in school. @izzapriss, Inservice days are most times packed with information and training for teacher to improve(huge on state evaluation of teachers, everyone wants better teachers), it's your problem if your child sat around for a week, make her do something (volunteer/babsit) when she's not in school. Not sure what we can do about snow days and government holidays. @50s4ever, I would love to have my students evaluate me!!!

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scrapper

Feb-06-13 10:53 AM

EVERYONE is entitled to a free public education. I think some of you should take advantage of this and step back into a classroom and see what really goes on, on a day to day basis. You are welcome to go observe at anytime!!!

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randomthinker

Feb-06-13 11:05 AM

@izzapriss - A hypocrite. You can't make your daughter do anything at home, yet when a school tries to do something positive you complain.

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duckster

Feb-06-13 12:14 PM

I contend that the school should take them ice fishing. Most alpha males such as myself see this as a rite of passage.

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formerlyphil

Feb-06-13 1:10 PM

duck even though you're being sarcastic that's not a bad idea lol.

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izzapriss

Feb-06-13 1:16 PM

what I may or may not make her do at home is my business, she also is top of her class as are all three children. She works and babysits also. I also have a very intelligent son who is a teacher! I'm talking particular trips and days off. I really didnt see the need to go to Erie today for a basketball game either. I agree on taking them to some place they'll take something away from. Not telling them bring your ipod or something. Quite the waste of time.

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KabobBilly

Feb-06-13 1:24 PM

What I don't understand is the need to play softball, baseball or a musical instrument in Florida or South Carolina Etc.

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justsomegirl

Feb-06-13 2:07 PM

"I don't know if taking kids to a hockey game - a sport known for violence between players - is good, especially to teach "public etiquette". Why can't this be left up to parents?"

Let me assure you, as someone who spent 14 years working in public libraries, that parents themselves often do not understand public etiquette let alone bother to teach it. I have literally been screamed at by a parent for intervening when her child was strangling another, smaller child. ("Boys will be boys!" she said. Uh, I guess? Right up until they're corpses.) Unfortunately public servants are now expected to teach and enforce it in public areas.

Yes, museums and planetariums (and libraries!) are wonderful, but sports also have something to teach. Also, exposing children to a wide range of experiences in a controlled, educational environment certainly teaches them more than just doing the same things over and over.

I also believe the violence in hockey compared to o

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justsomegirl

Feb-06-13 2:08 PM

I also believe the violence in hockey compared to other sports is overstated.

Yes. I talk too much. ;)

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scrapper

Feb-06-13 3:09 PM

Thanks justsomegirl!!!

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PleaseWakeUp

Feb-06-13 3:55 PM

The shame is that the hockey game is probably the only option. I remember the trips to the Zoo, Museums, and even Toronto. One of our favorite parts of the trip to through Buffalo was the smell from the steel plant. My youngest childs furthest trip was to the challenger center in Olean.

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Uncletim

Feb-06-13 7:36 PM

Imm not saying its a bad thing taking kids to a show or a hockey game is a bad thing all of my kids did the same thing but what I'm saying is go up to jhs after school watch some of these kids they will walk in the road and if you blow your Horne you get the finger or worse you can not tell me they don't because I drove school bus for Jamestown and seen what these kids do

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randomthinker

Feb-06-13 7:58 PM

Uncletim - I put no value in written arguments from people who criticize education when they are unable to construct a simple sentence properly.

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Darkstar

Feb-06-13 8:39 PM

What is the harm of taking kids to a sporting event? I sometimes wonder why I post anything at all on this forum. With all the grammar issues poor spelling etc., yet we still have comments on education. Jazzie, you must be about 150 years old with your comments. Why can’t we be more positive (after my outburst) but I digress. This forum could be positive …….

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