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Parents form new private school

Veritas Classical Academy to open next school year

February 14, 2014

Marietta will soon be the location of a completely new private school, as a group of parents and educators have come together to form and open the Veritas Classical Academy beginning at the start of......

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positiveparent

Feb-25-14 12:08 PM

Reading the comments in these articles proves we need better education, morals and values taught in our schools. 1. This new school is another choice for parents, if you don't want it, don't send them. 2. The hundreds of families that already send their children to private schools still pay the taxes that support public schools, with no tax credits. Average $8,000 per student attending a public school x lets say 200 students = $1,600,000. This money does not benefit the private school other than the use of buses and, if needed, some auxiliary services such a speech therapy, Title 1, etc. But then again the parents have already paid for these services through their own taxes. 3. If students leave the public schools, it will reduce class sizes, another benefit for public schools. 4. This group of individuals, out of love and concern, just want to see better choices for not only their children, but children in the future, otherwise they would just home school. 5. While I agree local

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luvthesouth

Feb-20-14 12:31 PM

good afternoon fred...actually other than a few things in my beloved south, you have voiced either a derrogatory or snide comment and i think for the most part you have been met with an invitation to come visit for your pleasure. i would not call you a "carpetbagger". we actually enjoy having folks visit and even decide to stay once they visit the area. chances are we have reached the end of our discussion and as always i have enjoyed the interaction. while you and i do not always agree, i am still thankful that we have the freedom to let our wheel squeak from time to time.

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luvthesouth

Feb-19-14 4:15 PM

i would be so inclined as to give my nod to the asteroid. i do aquire my information for sources other than those you proposed and i think that the reasons that many folks send their children to public school vary as much as the people themselves. i would venture to guess that the top reason they do is not the top-notch education they receive nor the environment per se. what is so obvious is your disdain for the potential political and personal nature of the people behind this endeavor. there is no denying that fact but you and others have still danced around your obvious prejudice rather clumsily. however, that is the wonderful thing or what used to be in this country, and that is you can dislike anything or anybody for any reason and voice it...unless it goes against "your" opinion.

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luvthesouth

Feb-18-14 7:05 AM

* i offer an i'm sorry for the spelling errors or most appropriately typing errors.

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luvthesouth

Feb-18-14 7:02 AM

Russell Crowe...exellent casting in my opinion. anyway...gotta run..as always greeting from the sunny Southland and enjoy your day.

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luvthesouth

Feb-18-14 7:02 AM

who or what entity you are...we all have feelings but to denegrate an option in which some seek for the benefit of their children is stupid whether it is this learning academy, military academy, catholic school home-school, amish school or even islamic school. the fact is people want alternatives. what i meant by the social and politicl whims mostly centered around the removal of power from the educators to the winds of politcial correctness and lack of respsonsibility, respect and discipline required of those that attend our public schools. the general sciences such as physics, mathematics, chemistry and english should be the same no matter the school of choice. the performance of such bears out the effectiveness and the culmination of all aspects of the students learning experience. i won't address the unions at the moment simply because i have other things to do. i saw the previews for monuments men and it looked pretty interesting. i am also looking forward to the film Noah with R

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luvthesouth

Feb-18-14 7:01 AM

good morning fred...no bubble to have been burst last night. i signed off to watch a movie with my permanent date. please keep in mind that nowehere did i state that schools weren't worth saving, what i will say is that the educated are doing qwhat is neccessary to save them.sometimes the costliest thing to improve is changing the minds and not the brick and mortar. also, i am not living in Texas but we have considered San Antonio as a top contender should we reconsider our locale. btw i predicted your response before i even thought about my rebuttal. (now thats good) actually Veritas students usually perform well above local and state numbers on stadadized testing. i am sure that those tests are not right-centric. you can stomp your little feet all you want but the facts are that many parents from all facets of society are desiring to flee the public school system. it may be as much as what they are running from than what they are running to. it is hard to handle rejection no matter

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luvthesouth

Feb-17-14 8:56 PM

btw fred...you are terrible at predicting probability.

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luvthesouth

Feb-17-14 8:54 PM

fred..i hate to burst you love bubble for public schools but given the choice many parents would opt out. that is why the voucher program and alternative schools have been gaining so much popularity. the teacher unions have not aided in the image of the public schools systems one bit. the dinosaurs of public education have sat around and watched their own decline whether it was from chasing the almighty tax dollar or bowing to the social and political whims of the time. you are defending an educational system that is failing many students. when it concerns private schools and their curriculum or even funding, should it really matter to you as long as the student aquires the required course credits and passes any standardized tests? isn't that the real goal of education?

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MaryPoppins

Feb-17-14 8:07 PM

I am amused that those who disagree with other's opinions, posts, or comments try to tell us what to do and how to do it.

I am just asking questions for others to consider. I pretty much know all the answers to my questions. I climbed out from under the rock about 60 years ago.

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luvthesouth

Feb-17-14 5:36 PM

fred...as usual i do enjoy your posts...even when "yer just funnin with me". i do understand your point. however, the marietta 912 website just announced the new school...they did not say they were sponsoring it or even writing the curriculum. i simply voiced what i saw from an outside perspective with minimum interrogation as i am unaffected by the influences from your area. you should know by now that i do not like gin and therefore do not consume mint juleps. besides today is a holiday and the "Help" is getting a reprieve.

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luvthesouth

Feb-17-14 5:29 PM

MaryPoppins...i agree with you about your opinions and questions. however you do have recourse in which to satisfy them if you liked. i think it is good to ask questions but the accusatory questions are really not of the information gathering kind...but you and everyone else have the right and i did not mean to imply that you or anyone else did not. that is why i took the time to look at many...more than 20 actually, veritas school websites. they are all of varying size and offerings. so one is not exactly the same as any other. the gist of many of the comments had as much to do with personal innuendos and outright accusations as they did with concern over curriculum, buildings or even tax status. the post about the torches was meant to be humorous and if you like, any post of mine can be...i am unaffected either way. i am just polite enough not to tell you when i laugh.

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MaryPoppins

Feb-17-14 5:19 PM

Funny the following is a FACT and people disagree??????

Back in the day, teachers who were anti-establishment(pony-tails; open minded and out-spoken; John Birch's sister) were frowned upon and many times called bad teachers.

The students however loved them, for the most part. Now we have a couple of teachers who have openly rejected the teaching strategies of the day; even testifying before legislators; and electing to be directors of a new school criticizing the strategy required by their employment.

Then I say, every one has their opinion, so what's the thinking here? What is the taxpayers opinion on this or the School Board's?

Just asking?

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MaryPoppins

Feb-17-14 5:16 PM

While I proposed and ask many questions, I am still in favor of this school.

I continue to dislike marketing tatcics, and I to question two MCS staff members opposing startegies required by the sytem.

That's it. By all means they have the right to start a new school, and who knows my grandchildren make attend; but there are concerns and I have the right and obligation to post my opinion.

Call it a witch hunt just because I am rocking the boat a little is really funny/ironic.

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luvthesouth

Feb-17-14 4:53 PM

help you if you visit the websites of the many veritas schools that exist all over this nation. there are many and they are not bashful in answering your questions about who they are and what they are about. i will say that so far none of the sites that i visited even mentioned the ...God forbid...so-called Tea-Party. your children will be safe and not exposed to the other side. it is humorous to read you folks post about seeing all sides but when the rubber meets the road...you howl. as i have mentioned before...there is absolutely nothing stopping you or anyone else from donating to your local public school above and beyond your required tax contributions. i think this is more of just sour grapes and hurt feelings of rejection of your local school(s).

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luvthesouth

Feb-17-14 4:52 PM

tingette...good afternoon. in some ways it is. we have enjoyed seeing an increase in transplants due to the climate,cost of living as well as many institutions of higher learning that are affordable. i think torches have seen a multitude of uses throughout the ages worldwide..don't you? many of her points and questions as well as others seem to be answerable by nothing more than a bit of research or even a phone call, but yet it seems just as easy to demonize and convict an entity that is not up and running. it is also apparent that this is a case of guilt by association as indicated by the comments many of you have made about the "connection" with the Marietta 912 mention and the Ritters. Fred is worried about tax-dollars, exofdevola is worried about "Tea-Party" or conservative ideas, poppins is peeved about well...everything. unless you plan on sending "your"children to this school, you really do sound like you are on a "witch-hunt". it may he

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Harleyrider

Feb-17-14 4:04 PM

oneill, you really should read up on that. There is help for you.

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tingette

Feb-17-14 3:57 PM

The south shall rise again? Had their share of torches over the years.

Mary has brought up some points.

Like them or not?

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luvthesouth

Feb-17-14 1:35 PM

interestingly enough...this subject could not have come at a better time...you see...i have some left-over torches from the last witch burning order and i need to get rid of them...even torches have a shelf life you know. just let me know how you plan on paying and where i can ship them...btw...since you will be torching something christian related...be sure to ask for form #666 to have your purchase tax-exempt. we appreciate your business and your tolerance.

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Harleyrider

Feb-17-14 1:13 PM

Narcissists, psychopaths, sadists or Machiavellian? When it comes to online trolls, you can take your pick: Researchers say habitual electronic provocateurs have several of these serious personality issues.

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exofDevola

Feb-17-14 12:18 PM

I had some teachers who were in that group, Mary P and I remember them to this day, they went out of their way to make you consider both sides of the question, namely they taught you how to think . At no time did these teachers ( possibly the dreaded l word/ liberal ) ever force their opinion on us. But you are so right they had the rep as bad because they were different. I volunteer in the classroom now &think it's funny because there is a group that thinks its too liberal . It sounds that they want a school where only conservative thinking is presented. Is that a fair and balanced education?

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MaryPoppins

Feb-17-14 11:37 AM

Back in the day, teachers who were anti-establishment(pony-tails; open minded and out-spoken; John Birch's sister) were frowned upon and many times called bad teachers.

The students however loved them, for the most part. Now we have a couple of teachers who have openly rejected the teaching strategies of the day; even testifying before legislators; and electing to be directors of a new school criticizing the strategy required by their employment.

Then I say, every one has their opinion, so what's the thinking here? What is the taxpayers opinion on this or the School Board's?

Just asking?

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exofDevola

Feb-16-14 9:18 PM

Truly I think it's wonderful that people are so unhappy with public schools they say ' lets start our own school ' and its great but unless your pockets are very very deep there is the cost problem. Maybe a church will let you use their building for a while but soon they will need a school building of their own.then they are teacher salaries , & unless they have independent wealth ado they will want a salary close to what they could make in the public schools . This is what seems odd to me, usually it takes a long time to getall this money together to start a new school. We already know for the article that this school will start next year. Where is all the money coming from so fast? Well check out the marietta 9-12 website ! It's all ready there . Is this a big secret that it is a tea party funded school ? No one wants to come out and say that. I have no idea why. If it is funded by the Koch brothers as many of the veritas schools are, then why not be up front and admit that

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MaryPoppins

Feb-16-14 8:50 PM

Blame Game: Let’s Talk Honestly About Bad Teachers

Removing the lowest performing educators would pay big dividends, but saying so invites charges of "teacher bashing"

By Andrew J. Rotherham

Let's remove bad administrators and the dividend would really pay off.

Usually bad teachers out-smart dumb administrators.

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exofDevola

Feb-16-14 8:22 PM

Sorry meant conservative middle of the road and liberal but in this area I don't know many liberals but am glad they exist. To have a world full of Sarah Palin Ted Cruz and rush limbaughs is some scary!

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