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Elena Mielcarz Miller April 11, 2014 at 07:49 AM
I agree with you. The tree trimming has gone too far. UI is creating more problems. Leaving halfRead Moreof the branches on a healthy tree will only cause the tree to weaken and die over time. Cutting more than a third of a tree's branches puts a tree at risk. The White Hills looks like it has been destroyed. White Hills was known throughout the town for its beautiful trees. Now it is an upsetting sight. Pruning is fine. But that's not what's going on. Completely ravaging trees is not the answer. We need to save what's left of the trees. Not chop them down.
B johnson April 11, 2014 at 09:43 AM
As repairs are made and upgrades are done, all of these lines should required to be underground. IRead Morec ertainly do not expect UI to do it all at once, that would be unreasonable. But a plan to get them underground, for many reasons, should be accomplished.
Aimee April 13, 2014 at 06:01 PM
Actually the common core is the complete opposite of what you described. It demands that studentsRead Moret hink deeper and explain their thinking. What you just stated was all politics. I suggest you read the CCSS if you want to have a discussion. We require our students to do that. http://www.corestandards.org/read-the-standards/ If their are specific standards you do not understand I am happy to help explain them. This isn't about politics, it is about ensuring college and career readiness for all students. These are also the baseline, not the top of what we expect for all students.
AJ Mollo April 16, 2014 at 12:43 AM
Try reading myths vs. facts http://www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards/myths-vs-facts/
Lauren April 17, 2014 at 03:24 PM
Aimee and AJ-I don't see on either of those sites proof of studies or a pilot test. Which can onlyRead Morem ean that our children are currently being used as guinea pigs. Why does every single student need to be college and career ready and what does that have to do with elementary school children? Why do our children need to think deeper and explain their thinking? What I stated was all politics because that's what the common core IS! Actually, THERE* are specific standards I don't understand. Please, feel free to e-mail me all of your information regarding them. LMD3122@aol.com. Thanks!
Colleen K. Peltomaa March 31, 2014 at 04:28 PM
I agree with the sentiment that we should not fix a problem by creating more problems. There isRead Moreal ways a simple (but perhaps not easy) solution.