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I think the government is taking money away from the important things like education and schooling and spending too much money on the unnecessary things. It's not the children's fault so why are they being the ones penalized? Laying off teachers and closing schools may be saving money for the government but if the government saying the money for schools is being "wasted", it's a waste that I'm sure most people wouldn't mind. We need this money for the schools so the students can be educated better. Laying off the art,music, and physical education teachers is a bad idea because kids need gym to run around and have a release from all the work their doing. Art teachers are needed because art stimulates the mind. Music teachers are needed because studies show that students who study music are better in math and science. It's not the students fault yet their being affected by the budget cuts, not fair to them now nor in the their future.
Layoffs Keep Coming-I think the government is taking money that should be used for education but it is being used for unnecessary things for themselves. Laying off teachers and shutting down schools isn't the answer. Also taking out the classes that aren't as important shouldn't be happening because those are the classes that student's enjoy. The government knows that more jobs are needed for todays economy not less. Also, they are cheating people out of their money because they're cutting classes and keeping the price the same.
I think that it is a bad thing that they are doing a bad thing by letting go of those teachers because the less teachers that there are,the less education that they all of the kids are getting. Pretty soon, they will be at the risk of closing down. That is over 500 kids not getting an education. Then, more schools will close down and there will be no schools for kids to learn at-Layoffs Keep Coming
I think the government is taking all the money that should be used for education.I think that they are laying off teachers for no reasons. They say that they need more money but they don't. they use the money for nothing they really do need. These kids out here need more education because we want them to grow up and be a professional person. like some kids out here want to be doctors,and all that other stuff. but they want if they don't have good teachers to teach them. You know why because the government is taking the money
Layoffs Keep ComingThe government is firing teachers to put more work into things that aren't necessary for children education. Like in the video the gym teacher was fired because they cut back on the budget and in some cases this could cause trouble with some students because gym class can by the only type of exercise. Also this could be the only way a student gets into collage because of the scholarship they get from playing a sport.
I think for the ''Cutting school education'' is a bad idea because there is no point if there's a lot of students and the school is just shutting down for that. People should worry about the students education and look out what they can become when they are grown up. This is also a bad idea because students wont even have the opportunity to grow up and go to college.
i believe that closing 26 schools in Kansas City is in the best interest of the students. The learning department in that city has a low amount of students in each school, therefore they are wasting a lot of money having that many schools. I understand how the current juniors fell about their school closing because my sister's school closed after her junior year and she felt a little bit lost, dazed and confused.
melanie barahona People need to work hard that part of the reason they are losing student. I go to a charter school my mom put me there because when she saw the scores she was like you are really going to learn. as a student i said that if we work hard we can accomplish many things. - WORK - PLAN - BUILD -DREAM!!! :)
I agree with Cierra because the government can cheat you out of your school's money without even knowing it. All you do know is that things get cheaper and cheaper at the school.Thats bad because when things get cheap teachers get laid off and thats like laying off students which it is. With less schools there are more drug dealers and gang bangers on the street.
I think that the government is taking money away because many public schools in the Chicago area aren't putting the right amount of money into the children's education like they put the type of money in for us to scholarships and to go to 4 year colleges.
I think the government is taking money because a lot of the public schools in Chicago do not have the money to have many things for the school. They can not even have the money to have logos for their football or basketball team's shirt. Schools should have enough money to give children a good education. The children should be able to go to 4 year colleges. Children should be able to be very smart and to go to a school that has logos for their teams, and has the teachers who love to teach, and a principal who loves his or hers job to take care of the school and have the correct amount of money to send students who want to attend a 4 year college.
The video I watched was about school budgets and how school have put up advertisements for sale. This means the school has to go online an put up an ad for different sport teams to sponsor them. In the video this is called corporate sponsoring. Basically the sports teams s logo will be placed on the gym floor, football field, and the principal's office. It will bring in about 18 million dollars for the school. Yes, it will help the school with money but also the ads can be distracting to students. For example the school gets money from the logos [sports teams] but the students will only talk about the logo and how it is in style.
Kansas City Schools Closing-I think it is a VERY bad idea to close many schools in Kansas City. I think it is a bad idea because it would affect the students physically and emotionally. It would affect the students emotionally because they have worked hard to make their schools a better learning environment. They have spent the majority of their high school years at that school and they found out that they had to leave. it would affect the students physically because they would have to finish up high school at another school. It would also affect them physically because if they close down the good schools there, then the students won't get the best education they could possiby have. That would effect them later on in their lives.
Layoffs keep Coming:This video was about how two teahers were laid off of their jobs because of the economy. It is very sad how teachers are being laid off becuase of budget cuts. The governments gave schools money to keep jobs but now that money has ran out. Schools are short on teachers but there is not any money to pay the teachers. Children are the future and we do not have enough teachers to give them the proper education so that our world can succeed. Students are not getting well rounded educations becuae so many schools have had to cut classes like the Arts. I think that the priorities of the government are not correct. Teachers should be one of the highest jobs that we can have instead teachers are paid less and are looked upon to do more hours. Teachers should never have to chose not to teach because of money.
I agree with crystal and jzaphri. All the schools in Kansas shouldn't be closed down, where will the children in Kansas go to school?At leats close down about 4 or 5 schools that you could really tell that they are cheating you out of your money you payed for the school. The government should at least pay the school back with the money they took. If they don't ,the schools shouln't be punished for all of the problem ,the government are the ones who should be punished. The schools should be partly punished because they should keep track of where the money they recived goes to.These things can't be happening really often.How does the government get to the shhool's money?Do they go into their account,do they just steal it,how?
Schools are cutting off sports for no apparent reasons. If they hadn't spent money on updating the school for impressions on the way it looks which is unnecessary. I agree with Ciera because it isn't are faults and they have fundraisers and waste the money on stupid things. After they buy the stupid thing they realized that they didn't have a need to do it and they wasted their money.
State-by-state budget changeswhat i think about the video is that it`s unfair of the the state finance are affecting the education of kids. This is why people are on the corners , talking badly and much more. Also this why people are living on streets instead for in houses, asking for money even though they don`t have the money that they wanted, and trying to sell something so they can pay off something that they didn`t pay already.
Cutting High School SportsI think that when the government cut the teachers, kids might have not been able to focus because the government fired their favorite teacher. I think that when the government cut sports, students aren’t going to be able to focus. Like the doctor said in the video “kids need to be active to help themselves focus”. I think that when the government took away the related arts that to me is like taking away all the things I love to do like play the trumpet. Also when they cut teachers they take away more and more of the students’ education.
Ads in schools What I thinking about this video is that it is a good thing to help and try to support their school.Some kids don't even try to help their school so what they are doing to them sounds like it is important.They are trying to make ads on the web to help things like putting peoples name on the back of their shirts.
Schools shouldn’t cut off sports because kids need the time to burn off energy. Also it lets kids learn how to use their talents for good. Without sports kids don’t have anything to do well. They will end up getting into trouble. Sports can help kids concentrate in class.
I think that the government is taking money away from peoples education. Also, it takes money away from extra curricualr activities, like sports, clubs, and school events. I think that they are laying off teachers for no reasons. They say that they need more money but they don't because they already have the money they need.
I think that a gap is being created by the elimination of these teachers. These teachers in gym, art, and music are valuable to the school system, so even though there need to be some cuts they shouldn’t be oriented on these activities. Some of the classes being cut teach teamwork and add to a person's general knowledge, making it crucial to keep some of them. Also, if the government can’t afford to supply more money to the schools, they should take the money from an unimportant project or factor so that everyone gets a good education (at least by American standards). Children of today are the leaders of tomorrow, and if the children aren’t learning everything that they need, what does that say about our future?
The layoffs are affecting schools, because if the teachers or other members don't get paid, we won't have a lot of money to use of field trips, fundraisers, and more activities. The video also said that some schools are taking away activities, such as art, gym, and music. We need those activities because when you study and learn more about music it makes you do better in academics. That's why Bill Brady wasn't elected, because he was going to take away more money from our schools.
It is so hard to deal with the economy that it feels like your trapped in a very small closet. Sometimes this has caused people to give up on their lives. Some still just keep moving. This has also change the students that attend these schools. I say this because they are not recieveing the education they should recieve.
My vidio was about peole getting laied off. They are in my opinon going over board. they are laing peple off but they have a good chance to get there job back because the have no teachers.
I feel that they should keep the school up because a children's learning should not be terminated because they just want to save money. Education is better than money by a long shot. You can not buy knowledge you have to actully work,plan,build,and dream. This schools in Kansas City are exactly like PSM by both school students fight to keep their school open. Soon a great leader(like Mr.Adams) will arrive at those schools and take order.In Kansas Citystudents express their opinions and thoughts about the transition to new schools.Obvesely these students want to learn so why close the schools. When you close down those doors you are closing the doors of the knowledge they have learned there so please don't close the schools.
I dont think that the kids should be doing all the fundraising because it is not really the kids' fault that the school doesn't have enough money for extra curricular activities. The school is supposed to handle it because they are the ones running the whole education system. Extra Curricular activities are fun but it shouldn't be canceled and letting the kids trying to bring them back.
I think that schools should raise money for their schools so that they can support their school and help find teachers for the schools. I the school can raise the money, then the teachers who were fired can get their jobs back. So when that happens, the teachers can support themselves and their families.
I believe the government isn't focusing on important matters. It is the reason we are in debt now. So many students are quitting school now because of that reason. Workers are getting fired now which slows down progression rates