Children get educated, parents learn more, and elders avoid Alzheimer’s in this educational initiative for all schools and communities.
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Would you send a child to the first grade or first year of formal schooling without a foundation of knowing how to write a bit, knowing the numbers and colors, knowing how to speak the language, opening a book, and more? My books are the foundation of foundations for people who want to study English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian. The parents said they want their children to speak more and not less when they learn a new language and everyone could speak much more with the foundation of 24 groups of words that are the same in all five languages. In addition the books will teach children so many new and important vocabulary words that they will need to know and do it without any high stakes testing (Common Core). The children will be better prepared for their academic work and learning will come more natural to them. The days of taking language classes without the foundation will soon be over. Hispanics will be able to study with Ojalá Que Llueva Inglés and speak more fast.
District 27 has over 50 schools and according to what I heard before my talk, the parents want important information to be shared by other schools so that their schools can achieve the same good or great performance that those schools have achieved. The word must get out to all schools. The example used by one parent leader was getting important information about helping Hurricane Sandy’s victims. People need new information and resources to help the children. Let’s help the children in all of our schools. Help the entire community as well as you read more! Parents use Title 1 money to purchase the books for the parents, but they can help their communities by recommending the books to all who will finally get badly needed help outside of school.
The parents were amazed that they could understand one word after another during my presentation, words that they had never heard before in Spanish. Why? The words are the same in both languages. Some of the parents were particularly impressed to learn that they have a slight foundation already. They remembered how they and their children learned Italian pronunciation when saying the name Pinoocchio, which they can pronounce correctly. My books provide a much deeper foundation of vocabulary and verbs that speed up the use of the new language from day one on.
District 27 wants to help its Hispanic speaking parents to learn English faster. Ten schools attended the conference in the district office yesterday and listened to my presentation. One of the children told me that she knows two Portuguese words and I told her that she could learn hundreds of words in just two weeks.
Let me be brief. The study of the five languages is important to the parents mentioned, all of the children, and even the grandparents who are loved by their families. The study of a second language will help those seniors avoid dementia or Alzheimer’s.
District 27 is leading the way to helping their schools and communities. Join us now!
Profesor Martin Danenberg
Profesor Martin Danenberg 03:00 PM
Even the New York Times and other newspapers are not telling the people of New York the truth about the failure. People have been calling for the resignation of Dr. John King, something that I asked for a long time ago. Diane Ravitch and other leading voices are not telling you what you see here. Why? They did not know, I guess. Finally elected officials are speaking out, but they were not there at the beginning of this problem. The Regents are responsible and not just Dr. King. See what these people did not know from the beginning of the last school year. Bill Gates has been blamed for causing this and it is time to investigate everything.
Education is a Civil Right today and Civil Rights is failing again.
I do not think that Title 1 was set up only for those parents who come into school. Parent involvement works with parents who never come to school. Historically, few Chinese parents came into school before the 1970’s and their children succeeded in great numbers and so do many middle class children today. We have been told that tutoring is not working out that well and that parent involvement works. So what has been happening all over the state of New York? The best schools are the ones with the vast majority of children doing well and make up forty percent. The sixty percent come largely from minority schools. Parent involvement in Title I cannot be confined to only those parents who come into school. There has to be better communication with the outside world, those other parents who do not come into school. It must be apparent from these words that the Department of Education is misleading the parent leadership which is misleading the parents and their children. There has to be better communication.
As part of that communication across the city of New York digest this. Weeks ago in the Spanish media, I pointed out that there is evidence that the Department of Education is responsible for errors in preparation in its statewide testing. It was reported to me that schools that do practice testing maintain the results in the computer and do not share the results with parents. I also pointed out in my article that the same thing takes place in GED instruction in the state. The New York Times has written about the high failure of New York State GED candidates and this little known fact may be one of the principal causes of the high rate among GED preparation programs. I noticed this malpractice during the 1990’s and it does go on today.
Geoffrey Canada became famous for the success of his Harlem Children’s Zone and a careful reading of the book about that success details how a principal was fired and replaced by someone who knew about practice testing. That was predictable to me. What did happen afterwards is that the great ego of that program fell, but it did not fall apart. When the Commissioner of Education raised the passing scores and the Harlem Children’s Zone number of passers declined substantially, someone told me that the school still had higher passing scores than some states. There are some quick reasons to explore about this comment. Population and practice testing are two of the main ones. Luck may be another one. Since the new principal knew about practice testing and proper procedures, the school could have better results. Parents could easily cause scores to shoot up by hiring tutors to address the needs of their children based on the practice tests. This is what is missed by schools that give practice tests and keep those tests and their results in the computer. The sharing of weaknesses is essential so that parents can assure the success of their children when that success may not be assured by the school. This is what parents have always done, even without high stakes testing.
Based on the evidence that I obtained from one teacher, I conclude that Department of Education and the schools are at fault for the failure of the students on tests in grades 3-8.
Profesor Martin Danenberg 08:06 AM
By Martin N. Danenberg
These books show students of these languages what you know, but you do not know. So it will be easy to learn. These books go well with any teaching or study method. Rapid acquisition will take place. Since you know the vocabulary and it is either the same of almost the same, you can learn to use that vocabulary in days and weeks.
This is from the Amazing Race to Spanish: Your Internet Guide to Success.
Spanish words that you probably know
Hasta la vista, Baby! La Vida Loca
café olé Rio Grande
La cucaracha mañana
taco Puerto Rico
Ponce de León mango
San Francisco tequila
The rapid acquisition of these words in a few weeks will permit the language student to quickly think and say things that are not possible by taking a course for a year or two or more without learning this information.
This chapter(9) has the most words (11 pages of helpful words). As you can see, this is vocabulary that you know or should know. Teens and others who do not know some of the words will benefit through increased vocabulary which will be helpful in school and taking important tests.
These words come from Group or Part 1. This is chapter 9 and there are 24 chapters. There are 84 pages of words in Part 1.
9 tion/ción and tión
These words come from Group or Part 2. The words below include the changes with the letters A and B. This group has changes that run from A to Z. The letter that is added appears first. The letter Removed appears last. And there are spelling Alerts that are important to success. There are 30 pages or words in Part 2.
Part 2. The Amazing Race to Spanish continues. One change.
These words comes from Group or Part 3. There are more spelling changes in these words and the words are alphabetized in a unique way. Here A to E and A to I are shown. There are 21 pages of words in Part 3.
Part 3. The Amazing Race to Spanish continues. Other changes.
A to E
A to I
These words are from Group or Part 4. These words are much harder to learn and will need more time to learn. There are 4 pages of words in Part 4.
Part 4. The Amazing Race to Spanish continues. Hardest words.
There are pages of similar verbs to learn fast.
Verbs that are similar.
to accompany acompañar
to be accustomed acostumbrar
to accuse acusar
to admire admirar
to admit admitir
to adopt adoptar
to adore adorar
to aggravate agravar
to announce anunciar
to applaud aplaudir
to appreciate apreciar
to approve aprobar
to assist asistir
to attack atacar
to advance avanzar
to battle batallar
to box boxear
to bronze or tan broncear
to characterize caracterizar
to celebrate celebrar
to certify certificar
to commence comenzar
to conduct conducir
There are pages of helpful verbs to learn fast.
to be bored aburrirse
to be accustomed o to be in the habit of acostumbrar
to be present frequently acudir
to be pleasing agradar
to be thankful for agradecer
to be glad alegrarse
to be high alumbrarse
to be present asistir
to be frightened o to be scared asustarse
to be enough o to be sufficient bastar
to be silent callarse
to be acquainted with conocer
to be delinquent delinquir
to be(get) divorced divorciarse
to be mistaken equivocarse
to be estar
to be lacking o to be wanting faltar
to be pleasing (to) gustar
to be ignorant of ignorar
to be important importar
to be interested in interesarse
to be called o to be named llamarse
In Group 1, there are spelling tests after every 6 chapters.
There are spelling tests at the end of Groups 2, 3, and 4.
© 2013 Martin N. Danenberg
Here are other books using the same methods of study in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.
The AMAZING RACE to FRENCH: Your Internet Guide to Success
The AMAZING RACE to ITALIAN: Your Internet Guide to Success
The AMAZING RACE to PORTUGUESE: Your Internet Guide to Success
The AMAZING RACE A ANGLAIS: Votre Guide Internet Du Succès
The AMAZING RACE A INGLESE: La Tua Guida Internet Per Il Successo
The AMAZING RACE A INGLÊS: Seu Guia Internet Para O Sucesso
THE AMAZING RACE A INGLÉS: Ojalá Que Llueva Inglés
Profesor Martin Danenberg 01:01 PM
BY Profesor Martin Danenberg "El Quijote del GED"
Who failed Chicago? Obama % Company for starters and Michelle Malkin and her friends.
Although I think that everyone is to blame, including community activist Barack Obama back in the days in Chicago, this is the worst of Michelle Malkin, not Michelle Obama. She writes about Democrats pouring $30 million into Chicago's schools and the New York Times hailing the "big" government plan to do things, including create jobs for at-risk youth. Then she uses information about "watchdogs" who blasted the effort calling the effort "Jobs for Jerks" and pointing out that "good students" did not get the jobs. This is conservative thinking among conservatives and even liberals. I know people that take youth who are wonderful children who attend church into prisons as part of the effort to help at-risk youth. This is the real waste. The "jerks" are the ones who need that. There are efforts all over the United States to help gang members and people coming out of jail with jobs. Even top conservatives have been involved in this. Yes the "jerks" are in competition with the "good students" everyday. We have to help everyone so the children of the Michelle Malkins of the world will be safe. The late owner of the New York Yankees, instantly turned the life of Ray Negron around by giving him a great job with a great organization. Okay, it did not cost $30 million, but it did cost a good kid from getting the position. We need programs for everyone, including at risk youth. Even charter schools need to do more for at-risk children. The police in Chicago can contact me for a new initiative for "at-risk" youth as well. Maybe Michelle Malkin can bring us all together instead of dividing us even more.
What is wrong with the rest of her article is that there are probably statistics that show that the efforts in Chicago (possibly with the exception of Federal housing report) that there was improvement, but there is no description of those improvements. We always have to give credit for improvements to be accurate, even if the improvements were minimal. This is just a horrible effort in my opinion and Michelle Malkin's article was not fit for print or maybe it is just really the Michelle Malkin Chicago Times newspaper making it fit for print.
Now is the time for Michelle Malkin to read my article on Bad Governance in New York (or Chicago or Los Angeles or Detroit) and learn from someone who knows about communities.
Profesor Martin Danenberg 10:02 AM
By Profesor Martin Danenberg "El Quijote del GED"
The Hispanic Federation
NAACP in New York
They are all part of the problem in New York. We are all part of the problem.
With 440,000 more GED graduates in New York City during the Bloomberg years, we could have had a stronger workforce and among those 440,000 we could had more people studying in college, maybe 50,000 or more. Surely among those 440,000 we could have affected youth and kept them away from prison or death. Tens of thousands may have passed through Rikers and other prisons because the city did not care enough to motivate them or educate them. At my GED Conference in the Bronx (in coordination with the office of Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion), Dr. Patricia Mooney, the former GED administrator of New York State, told me not to mobilize any more people to take the GED test. Why? Because they had enough applicants already and time would prove that that office could not easily handle the applicants that they already had. Years later, people on the city council and county government were mobilizing people, but the system could not handle it. Why? Poor Funding! People in government have dealt the people of New York a bad hand. Governor Cuomo is an excellent speaker, but I want to see him talk his way out of this one. Mayor Bloomberg we know better and he will continue more or less on the same path he took when he took office.
Profesor Martin Danenberg 08:03 PM
By Profesor Martin Danenberg "El Quijote del GED"
Mararthonotonous is a combination of marathon and monotonous.
Alternate day gas rationing has already helped a lot. No lines. Alternate day generator use to follow?
Public safety and education have not been in balance in America. Please read about this at the end of this article. Read about the marathon first, but do not leave without finishing this.
The Marathon deserved to be cancelled immediately, even though there are people on both sides of the issue that have legitimate gripes. Even if 80 percent of New Yorkers said "Let the marathon go on" or even if 80 of people said let the Super Bowl or World Series go on under the same conditions, it is really all about a leader making a decision for the people and against the majority. In my article MUGG.E.D., I referred to John F. Kennedy's book "Profile In Courage" and I repeat it here. We need leadership that tells the majority that it is wrong for America or wrong for New York City. We need to rescue people, figure out what is going wrong (and things have gone wrong-powerful pumps were not outside subways and tunnels and pumping water from the beginning), keep people safe, and not keep runners safe who do not belong in the city. Run at your own risk. Just as people walk or drive at their own risk in our streets. The devastation has been way too much for all services to handle, even if we had those powerful pumps from the beginning.
People can quickly learn that we are understaffed in most areas of need. We could have had more police and firemen, but you know there have been cuts. Maybe we have to go back to the time when we had the most services and maintain those services. Maybe we have to learn from our history. The same history that hit Katrina during the last decade. New Orleans rebuilt, remember, by sending great numbers of people to Houston and other places. Maybe that is what is going to happen in New York. Maybe Far Rockaway is going to rebuild by sending people to Mississippi, a place that Congressman Charles Rangel mentioned in asking "Who would want to live in Mississippi?" Isn't that right, Charlie? Americans are divided, New Yorkers are divided. Whether it is the war or spending or education, we are divided and we cannot make a great difference. That is why we have to praise small things.
Profesor Martin Danenberg 11:39 AM
By Profesor Martin Danenberg "El Quijote del GED"
Anne Coulter must take this work seriously. Her new book MUGGED just got mugged by the G.E.D. She must decide if her work is about extolling the Republicans or presenting the truth, including new truth. After all of the research she has done, she has left out the importance of a diploma since the 1970's. Having a GED or high school diploma has benefitted Whites more than Blacks. The high dropout rate among Blacks and the high failure rate has institutionalized the success of White people because the vast majority of them get the diploma they need to get into the military, get jobs, enter schools and colleges, and even adopt children.
Look at these important figures:
Black youth who are either unemployed or underemployed.
The high incarceration rate of Blacks.
The high recidivism of Blacks.
And look at these numbers over decades, when Republicans were presidents. too.
Look at the GED statistics during those periods and you will see that much of what has happened is not the result of Democrats or Republicans. There is much that is of value in her book, but the theory is far the truth. It appears to be truthful and it is convincing. She mentions the high dropout rate, but this is an area of study that I did not see in her first chapter. She may tell many wonderful true stories about many people to make her book a success, but she fails to show the high relationship between educational attainment for African-Americans in general with the exception of African-Americans who seemed to be studying the wrong things in college and its relationship to those women who were on social services during those years. It is easy to blame the fault on the Democrats, but it has been hard for all Americans, including Republicans, to make a great difference in American. There was one great exception to this statement that I have shared over and over. Governor Jeb Bush took my advice and changed the passing marks on the GED in 2002, making it possible for about 30,000 people to pass the GED since. This may have affected single Black women in large numbers and perhaps women trying to get off of the public dole by finding a job with the GED.
Her talk about Republicans guiding the Civil Rights agenda, is honest enough. I did not recall any mention of Senator Barry Goldwater, the candidate for President of the United States in 1964. He was willing to continue segregation. Another thing I noticed was that the Democrats in the South were attacked for perpetuating segregation and the Republicans were not. Now what if Senator Goldwater and others like him had actually lived in the South? Would they not vote for the segregation agenda? Or would they all be profiles in courage (taking the name of John F. Kennedy's book here)? I do not think so. I think that they would have been many more Republicans aligning with the segregationists and if we go back to the end of reconstruction in 1876, we can see how easily Republicans aligned with Democrats to end reconstruction. As you can see, Ann Coulter's remarks are selective and do not really tell the entire truth. Is there room for helping the 40 million adults of the United States who do not have a GED by adding a plan of action in the Republic Platform or having Mitt Romney do more for Americans and not less?
Let us look at one more fact related to Republicans and Democrats. In New York State, according to what I have learned, a Republic governor was able to use federal funds to pay for GED testing, that is until the federal government told him and the state that it could only use the money for preparation. That amount was $2.1 million. The Bush administration told New York that it could not use the money this way. It benefitted the budget of New York State to do it and it made the governor and the elected officials look better than they really were. It made it easier to balance the budget and help people. It would have been nice if all of the states could have used a million or more dollars that way to help the poor. The last three governors have benefitted from this at all and things have gotten worse. Should we blame these Democrats. Sure we can blame them, but we have to blame everyone including Dean Skelos and his friends. Everyone is to blame but people keep playing the game.
Profesor Martin Danenberg 02:59 PM
By Profesor Martin Danenberg "El Quijote del GED"
There were President Barack Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney talking about immigration, illegal immigration. Both were weak. Here is why. The President spoke about helping the Dreamers and Romney agreed, but both showed terrible weaknesses as this happened. Mitt Romney said he would make it difficult for employers who hire "illegal" immigrants and make them pay a penalty. This is the same man who fights to increase business by giving the employer more, in terms of paying lower taxes, giving him tax credits, or more. Making the relationship more difficult between employer and employee makes it more difficult for the members of the families and their children who are Dreamers. President Obama stood there and did not absorb this at all. They were both weak until the heat of debate, prepared with ideas that were either unrealistic or harmful or not helpful to convincing even their supporters. They were inadequate under fire. Soon after in speaking about parenting, Mitt Romney spoke to the heart of America where divorce and single parents seemed to be responsible for not raising children right, children who end up doing violent acts. President Obama cut in again and agreed that they agreed. All of this goes nowhere, because the debate did not really address helping the at risk youth. Even the President's remark that there has been an improvement in 46 states in math and science has little or nothing to do with the violence committed by our youth. Do you follow what I am saying. A drop of the violence may be caused by potential Einstein's, but hey man is that what is going on in Chicago? Is that what was Mitt Romney was talking about? Please see the part about Hilary Clinton.
Governor Romney later he said he cared about the kids, but I repeat that a pathway to citizenship for the Dreamers means that they will need continued good support by the parents. If this does not happen, the tax payer will have to pay to help those people. Romney's thinking does not add up. President Obama must be right when he says that Mitt Romney gets his ideas from the man who helped design the anti-immigrant legislation. His Christianity must be held in serious question. His patriotism is less in question, but his ability to lead is. Patriotism does not equal ability to lead.
Mitt Romney counts on the vote of the right, many of whom want illegal immigrants deported. Deported now! No yesterday! We know that these people will not vote for President Obama, but they may vote for some conservative Democrats. Romney has positioned himself more in the middle as he counts on the vote from the right. Amazing political strategy. Not much said about it from President. Right? Imagine counting on the political support of people who are anti-Semitic as you speak about freedom of religion. This is what is going wrong in our politics. As I have said over and over, the illegal immigrants have all kinds of rights in this country. These rights have to be respected by conservative and liberal elected officials and we do not hear them speaking about those rights. All of those "illegal people injured on the job are entitled to workmen's compensation and in most states they can take the GED. They need to protected, too, from angry individuals and mobs in communities. This is where those elected officials have failed, just as they failed in helping African-American, Jews, and others throughout history. This is where moderators and questions asked by people like us are failing as well.
Let us take a step back to the 2008 campaign and see a problem that has problem grown to millions more. This is the youth who are disconnected from jobs and education. Let me say it again because it was the first point in the education platform of candidate Hilary Clinton. I did not hear about them. Those numbers grew under our previous presidents , even under President Bill Clinton. You can see that neither candidate discussed this important issue in last night's debate. Today, Hillary Clinton announced a Youth Opportunity Agenda to address the silent crisis of disconnected youth in America. Hillary’s 35 years of experience fighting for children and families has taught her that every young person in America has potential. Yet today we are failing to realize that potential. More than four million of our young people between 16 to 24 are out of school and out of work. The number of these disconnected youth has grown an alarming 18% between 2000 and 2005. The situation of the 1.4 million young African American and Hispanic men who are out-of-work and out-of-school today is particularly troubling. These young men are less likely to graduate high school, more likely to end up in prison and are often left jobless and poor.
I just pulled this up about the GED from a newspaper article. Not content with dropping 800,000 work permits on his exhausted, high-unemployment economy, President Obama will now grant amnesty to another 350,000 low-skilled immigrants, including middle- and high-school dropouts, according to a report in the Daily Caller. As long as they merely enroll in a course to obtain a GED (an alternative to a high-school diploma), they’re good to go.
They don’t even have to get the GED. They just have to show “sustainable measurable progress” toward one every two years. I’m sure a great deal of bureaucratic indulgence will be granted when “sustainable measurable progress” is defined. GEDs are granted after a test that only requires a few hours to administer, so what could be considered “progress” toward obtaining one, beyond merely enrolling in a preparatory course? (John Hayward in Human Events Powerful Conservative Voices)
GED sometimes takes Americans three years or more of study, I have telling people for years. The educational attainment of many Americans is that low. The person who wrote the article is talking about two things. The test and the preparation needed. People studying need protection, whether it is GED or graduate school. This is the kind of problem that is created in communities by people who do not know. President Obama is right for protecting those people, as well, for just attending GED class or passing the class, because it fits into his plan to help the Dreamers. Mitt Romney should be supportive also, but the candidates did not discuss these important issues and they may never discuss them. This last thing is the unfortunate part and it is largely unfortunate for the Latino community that they are not.
Profesor Martin Danenberg 07:37 AM
By Profesor Martin Danenberg "El Quijote del GED"
The venue was the Legends Golf Complex in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and the star of the radio show was James "Bonecrusher" Smith, former heavyweight champion of the world. The former champ walked in cool and confident into this ring, throwing punches as he approached the microphone to deliver a knockout to violence among our youth. He told the audience that his story about being M.A.D. started at the age of six as a fan felt was delivered to his back side so he would be more determined to attend school. His idea of life at six was to stay home with his parents. It was a beautiful idea indeed to be with mom and pop on the farm. This whipping without boxing gloves resulted in other whippings as well, as it seemed his dad and the community did not like his decision not to go to school as well. M.A.D. is Making A Decision and this future heavyweight champion who got his opportunity because of the legendary Don King decided to fight for the title in Madison Square Garden on one week's notice "Bonecrusher" wanted to knock Tim Witherspoon's head off and he achieved a first round knockout to win the title. I was standing about twenty feet from "Bonecrusher" as he spoke and I loved the things he was saying. He approached me to ask me what I thought and I told him he was "brilliant and beautiful." The former champ left us to run the golf tournament at the Legends for the Champions 4 Kids Charity, a charity that he runs in Myrtle Beach that provides a camp for children. If you want to help or know more about the "Do Right Challenge" of "Bonecrusher" Smith, you can contact him by phone. He will talk to you. Soon after the champ left, I was put on the show.
Profesor Martin Danenberg 08:24 AM
By Profesor Martin Danenberg
We attend conferences and we enjoy them, but an outcome of the 100,000 Dominicans Rally in Washington, D.C. may be something extraordinary for Dominicans. What is needed now is action to boost the education of the great numbers of Dominicans who have never finished high school. It is time to show one's Dominicanity. Wouldn't it be great to have a GED Testing Center in every community where a Dominican American National Roundtable Council exists?
All Councils of the Dominican-American National Roundtable may be able to obtain a GED Testing Center for their community. Yes it will be possible to help people fast. The youth, men, and women will be able to either just take the GED test or take a four hour practice test and take the GED test. It can all happen that fast. They will be able to take the GED in either English or Spanish and not be directed to another center far away. Find out about GED testing for your community. I thank Nestor Montilla and Maria Teresa Montilla for inviting me to the two events. Those events stimulated my mind and the result was two meetings with embassies the day before and a lot more will take place within weeks.
The Councils are in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Florida, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Alaska has been the best GED state throughout the decade, but only 16 adults took the GED in Spanish last year in Alaska. Florida only tested 636 people in Spanish the whole year and during the last decade the Spanish GED has been underutilized in that state. Puerto Rico has been the worst place for several years and its GED testing is a disaster for the island.
Profesor Martin Danenberg 09:14 PM
By Profesor Martin Danenberg "El Quijote del GED"
Please see important new intervention by President Obama at the end.
A dictator did more for Jews than the elected leader of the United States. Generalisimo Francisco Franco used to his power to grant citizenship to the descendants of Sephardic Jews, saving 17,000 Jews from death camps. From 1940-42 about 7,500 immigrants passed through. By 1943 after being in internment camps, Jews were allowed to live in Spanish cities. I have repeatedly written and told people in immigrant communities that the American Jew should do much more to help immigrants today. We should learn from the experiences of the Holocaust. When the antisemitic behavior of Americans and relatives of President Roosevelt kept help away from my people, a powerful dictator helped.
I read about the Holocaust at night. I think about my grandmother, Mollie Kurzweil, who told me back in the 1950's that her entire family was killed by Hitler. I look at a photo of a Jewish mother and her son sitting on the ground of the Przemsyl Ghetto in Poland, the city where my grandmother and her parents and family came from. The photo shows a woman trying to sell some dishes and other items to people passing by. Anyone caught buying any of those items could be arrested and maybe killed for buying from a Jew. Her son sat on the ground , no shoes on his feet and with little chance of surviving in the ghetto. Those two Jews could have been my family. Maybe I keep looking at the photo of cousins, but I do not know. My grandmother did not talk about the Holocaust much. She knew about the Dreyfus Affair and the framing of a French Jewish army captain in France before the twentieth century. All of our immigrants should be respected. The disrespect led to the deaths and there are deaths today resulting from people seeking out immigrants in our country. I have been to Przemsysl where my grandmother lived and her family was wiped out.
Profesor Martin Danenberg 07:13 AM
Por Profesor Martin Danenberg "El Quijote del GED"
(juan luis guerra)
soy soldado del padre y del hijo
soy soldado de su santo espíritu
soy soldado de voz y trompeta
aleluya, soldado de guerra
Esta parada fue la mejor parada que he asistido en mi vida por la educación. Pasé horas entre amigos de la iglesia. Conozco el Reverendo Hector Chiesa, Presidente de Radio Visión Cristiana, de mis viajes en Allentown, Pennsylvania. Entre muchos hablé con mi gran amigo, el Reverendo Juan Castillo, Andy Torres, el Reverendo-Senador Rubén Diaz, el Reverendo Alexi Acevedo, Luis Lorenzo, Cesar Lantigua, the voz de Radio Visión Cristiana y mucha gente nueva. Cuando lancé mi campaña de GED hablaba frequentemente con Edwin Arce de Asambleas de Dios. Estos reverendos y sus iglesias son familia. Hace varios años, hablé en la Convención Mundial de Iglesias Asambleas Cristianas y presenté mis ideas en Alma Visión en New York, gracias a mis amigos Feliciano Espaillat y el Reverendo Lemuel Rodriguez. La semana pasada, en Santo Domingo en el concierto de Juan Luis Guerra, el cantante recibió información sobre la manifestación de 100,000 dominicanos en Washington, D.C. en Julio 28 en la National Mall de mi amigo Porfirio Piña.. Sí somos soldados! La trompeta de educación ya se ha anunciado a la comunidad hispana que algo más grande llegará. Espero hacer conferencias, ahora, en las iglesias cristianas y el mundo hispano afuera de mi región recibirá información por Radio Visión Cristiana y otra tecnología excelente. La GED Hotline fue representado hace una semana en la Convoy of Hope en el condado de Nassau. Aproximadamente 40 iglesias y 2,500 voluntarios ayudaron la gente pobre de Long Island con $300 en comida por cada persona, con zapatos nuevos, educación y muchos servicios.
Aproximadamente 5,000 personas recibieron el apoyo. También muchos obtuvieron recortes de pelos y algunos voluntarios les lavaron los pies de muchos en la Convoy of Hope. Creo que todo fue muy emocionante y exitoso.
Profesor Martin Danenberg 10:37 AM
By Profesor Martin Danenberg "El Quijote del GED"
What has gone wrong at College Completion America is the way it has done things. The GED Testing Service expects to double the number of GED diplomas, I was told many months ago. The doubling of diplomas may bring about a much higher population of people with the GED who may not pass the placement exams. Essex County Community College in recent years knows that 97 percent of its new students need remediation in math. The College Completion America needs its own remediation. Why? It has 32 states and its governors allied with its initiative. Those governors have power and they are failing as I write. Even though the Title 1 programs are not state programs, the big question is what have those governors done to help their people in their communities. Whether it is helping people with the GED or College success, the governors have largely failed. Even when Virginia had the Race to the GED initiative with NASCAR drivers, it only ranked 35 in the nation. The initiative really was not effective and its results were really predictable. The governors can start out on the right foot in September and get their state education departments to provide a new initiative for all schools, but particularly for Title 1 schools telling parents and their children what they need so that our high school graduates can pass the placement exams. The College Completion America concept is not using the governors effectively.
Here is an organization that has on its board of directors former governors of the United States. These include the former governor of Tennessee and Wyoming, Phil Bredesen and Jim Gerenger. The Alliance for States members include over half the states but New York and California are not on the list.
Here is what is missing. This organization should be partnering with the GED Testing Service to increase its knowledge of what is going wrong. GED graduates in some of those states may be a high percentage of the college youth who fail the college placement exams. I can assure the College Completion America that a great change is in the wind for GED testing and GED outreach to communities, communities that College Completion America is now serving with its alliance in over 30 states. The second and even more important item is that Title One Programs where parents are trying desperately to help their children graduate from high school and achieve college success are exactly where the process should begin and not in a course at that college level that students and parents have to pay for. I told my students to skip the remedial class and take it in the summer time since the course is free in the summer at the City University of New York. This makes the family economically stronger. Even the next crop of future college students could benefit by a new Title One initiative and pass the placement exams, exams that they might have failed. Making everyone pay to take a new course sets up another interest group. I support the expansion of educational opportunities, but let us see if the College Completion America will support my ideas.
This is a problem that is huge. Obviously it cannot be eradicated by only accepting high school students who can pass the placement exams. There are schools that do not even accept people with a GED. Why? Their states graduate many more people through the high school. Knowing about testing is important and the process itself. Sure people can pass the placement exam the next week, but what percentage are they? Are schools providing an additional exam or just one? Is the college giving an assessment of that exam, something being done now by elementary and intermediate schools in preparation for the real exam? In other words, just how professional is this initiative? The governors should tell us. Tell the people what is going on. Whether it is Egypt or the United States, the people have the right to know. Government for the people!
Profesor Martin Danenberg 10:43 AM
By Profesor Martin Danenberg "El Quijote del GED"
Bravo to Heather Mac Donald for writing her article Stop & Frisk Facts: It's all about crime-not race. She shows how serious the problem is in communities in New York City. African-American and Hispanic shooters account for 98 percent of the shooters. But that is not the entire picture and there are solutions.
A quick look at a new school in Saratoga Springs, Utah. Take a look at this. Here are five of seven reviews of a new high school in that town. You will shortly read about the mayor. The reviews were published late in the school year or in the summer and those are good times to make a pretty complete assessment after giving the school a chance. We can see that there were lots of problems that were not corrected by the small administration as well as some good comments. This is not part of the Stop and Frisk section, but it sets up something you will read about later on.
This school is new and did have some issues at first. But it seems to have work those bugs out. The teachers are excellent and really care. My son really likes this high school..
Posted by a parent on 07/26/11
as a parent i have noticed how much happier my student has been after transferring from lehi granted it may be because she has lots more friends but she enjoys all her teachers and is challenged yet getting good grades due to the help of the teachers i would recommend this school to anyone!
Posted by a parent on 06/15/11
This schools leadership and direction is a joke. The challenges in academic work is well below par. My daughter is not challenged rarely has to do homework.
Posted by a parent on 04/30/11
Horrible administration. The school is an overall bad atmosphere, and I would not recommend sending your child here.
Posted by a parent on 05/11/10
School lacks leadership. whenever we have had a problem (which is alot) the principal is never in. School lacks control of its students and if i had to ever put another child through this school i would refuse.
Posted by a parent on 03/19/10
Here is a very educated woman working with the Manhattan Institute. This is a group that is still far from the greatness of the people who worked with the Manhattan Project, where there were geniuses. Bravo to Heather Mac Donald for writing her article Stop & Frisk Facts: It's all about crime-not race. She shows how serious the problem is in communities in New York City. African-American and Hispanic shooters account for 98 percent of the shooters. Blacks are 53 percent and Whites are 9 percent of all stop subjects. "The per- capita shooting rate is 81 times higher in Brownsville than it is in nearby Bay Ridge, " she tells us. She gives some descriptive details about its effect on lives in that community. She works with the Manhattan Institute, a conservative think tank that impacts strongly on government officials, including Mayor Cory Booker of Newark.
Profesor Martin Danenberg 12:54 PM