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Re: “Hidden Agenda?

The user known as 'TW Reader' only highlights his narrowmindedness in the last post. I, alongside several other students, have participated actively in activities meant to honor our veterans and support our troops. The idea that we should be rejected, after consistent years of service to the post, on the mere basis of race was both unnecessary and irrelevant. I was making a point about how the school emphasizes pride in our country, whereas you responded with gratuitous insults. Please, if you must grace us with your profound insights, try to focus on something you can back up rather than spew insults at a bunch of high school students.

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Posted by student on 01/06/2010 at 10:46 PM

Re: “Hidden Agenda?

These claims are absurd.

Exssaparent mentions the following quote ad nauseam:

We found one document, in Turkish, that talks about the purpose of these charter schools," says the parent. "They refer to them very explicitly as schools (belonging) to their movement. They're calculating, and they say if they can have something like 600 schools, then every year, they can produce 120,000 sympathizers for Turkey.

One would assume you have heard nothing of the school's events promoting patriotism. Just recently: November 11th veteran's day celebration. Veteran's day parade. Voice of Democracy essay contest (and for younger students, the Patriot Pen). Writing/sending supplies to the troops. These alongside a slew of visits to VFW posts. The school tries very hard to instill pride in our nation. As a student who once took our country's many rights for granted, I am proud to say that SSA has been a deciding factor in my appreciation for the troops.

The claims that SSA does not notify parents about investigations are ludicrous. At one point in time I had an issue involving another student and SSA was quick to address my parent's concerns and those of the other girl's. They were very reasonable and eventually the conflict was worked out. It is astounding to me the things that people with too much time on their hands and a bit of malice will come up with.

Also, the idea of an adult speaking in such a manner to a student, e.g. 'care for a scooby snack' speaks volumes about said adult's maturity.

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Posted by student on 01/06/2010 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Hidden Agenda?

Tucson Weekly has lost all credibility. I went to the school for six years and, surprise surprise, never had anything pushed on me. The teachers are the most devoted people you can imagine; I have had conversations until 6 pm discussing robotics, english, etc., and never once had any ideals pushed on me. This 'news source' has been little more than yellow journalism for some time now, I'm not really sure why this article surprised me.

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Posted by student on 01/05/2010 at 12:34 AM

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