New Jersey Teachers Union (NJEA) Spent $5.7M of Union Dues on Election Activities in November

November 17,2017
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, According to recent filings with the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) , the New Jersey Education Association spent about $5.7 million in union dues on the recent general election. It did so through Garden State Forward, a Super PAC (political action committee) that the teachers union founded […]

By |November 17th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|6 Comments

Reader says Social media is like fuel to a fire

The parents are to blame-if my kid got into a fight just a few days prior, you bet they would not be allowed to go out that weekend…I don’t care who started the fight, who won the fight, or who was in the right or wrong-my teen would be sitting at home for the next […]

By |November 17th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

Lawsuit Accuses Ridgewood Schools of a Cover up and Violating it’s Own “Cyber Bullying” and Social Media Policies

November 17,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, looks like the Ridgewood blog was not the only one with unanswered questions about the fighting incident that took place at Stevens and Brookside fields. We recently observed that the ,

“Ridgewood High School “ANTI BULLYING POLICY” was adapted in 2016 , it has very clear rolls for […]

By |November 17th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|10 Comments

Reader says We’ve had a decade or more of helicopter parents, participation trophies and general coddling of anyone who needs to be considered “special”

We’ve had a decade or more of helicopter parents, participation trophies and general coddling of anyone who needs to be considered “special”. As a society we have failed these kids by not teaching them how to both win and lose with dignity or to be accountable for their behavior. Once the kid grows beyond his […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

Reader says the Ridgewood School Board should limit their dreams and focus on a good education

If the parents and the School Board would limit their dreams to what is NECESSARY to get a good education, the taxes for schools would be reduced. Kids don’t care about windows (except to look through them when they are bored in class.) nor golden fixtures in their bathrooms. If the fixtures work, leave them […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|1 Comment

Reader offers a reminder of the initial demands that were made on posts across multiple groups on Facebook

A reminder of the initial demands that were made on posts across multiple groups on Facebook. And there is evidence (in the form of Facebook comments) of a LOT of people agreeing with all of this.
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This is the position that should be taken
1. ALL kids that were involved in setting up the fight, especially the […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|3 Comments

Reader says lynch mob mentality in the Village is a sign of “affluenza”

 

What does ‘severity of injury’ have to do with how one side went about riling up a lynch mob to take down half the high school? All because their precious kid voluntarily went into a fight and came off badly from it?
You realize what this kid is learning, right? I can get into a fight […]

By |November 14th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|12 Comments

Readers have some questions about the Ridgewood School Fight “Incident “

file photo by Boyd Loving

Here’s a few questions, presumably germane:
A. If one posseses digitally-stored indecent pictures of an adolescent minor, but that adolescent minor is oneself, is this okay (i.e., does this constitute a legal loophole)?
B. If one **distributes** indecent pictures of an adolescent minor, but that adolescent minor is oneself, is this okay (i.e., […]

By |November 13th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|4 Comments

So the question remains for the Ridgewood School System ; who knew ,when did they know and why did they not act?

November 13,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood High School “ANTI BULLYING POLICY” was adapted in 2016 , it has very clear rolls for students , parents and staff, While the kids involved in the incident have gotten all the attention , the little public information that is available about the incident and what […]

By |November 13th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|8 Comments

Reader asks ,what if it were your Kid?

file photo by Boyd Loving

These questions from a commenter to an earlier post still seem important:

what if a girl texted naked photos of herself to 2 freshman? What if one of the freshmen was bi-racial and the other was small for his age? What if the girl who texted these naked pictures had a boyfriend […]

By |November 12th, 2017|Ridgewood Schools|27 Comments