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  1. Hey Mike F.
    I wanted to say thanks to all even Tom that responded to my sons writing . As Ive said a 1000 times on here yes Rays articles are some what simple BUT hes 16 . Recently my son was able to get into HAST acadamy,(run by the city of Hammond NOT the school city. He really didnt want to go but his youngest sister needed the interaction and wanted to go. OFF TRACK FOR JUST A MOMENT. I removed my daughter from Scott Middle 2 years ago because she has developed a little more in the upper chest area than I liked. She had a 8th grader (a black student) ask to date her. She cant date at this age and I dont think she really wanted to date out of her race. Well, that set the guy off so he got his big sister to get her possey to go after my daughter cuz she be racist so I withdrew my daughter for saftey. Ok now Rays number got pulled for Hast so his sister gets to go too. Ray said he would stay long enough to get her in, (now that brotherly love). Rays education statis was questioned. The principal (Dr. Egan told my wife to proove what Ray learned. So she proceeded to bring in 6 plastic totes (a little bigger that the ones Walgreens uses). Egan was floored his FYI to the staff for my son is as follows.FYI, SPENT AN HOUR WITH RAYS MOTHER TODAY.SHE CAME UBER PREPARED WITH TEXTBOOKS LAB KITS AND NOVELS TESTS ATTENDANCE RECORDS + MORE THIS WOMEN COULD RUN A SCHOOL! IN SHORT I WAS EXTREMELY IMPRESSEDBY HER RESEARCH ON WHAT TO TEACH RAY TAKING HIS INTEREST, STATE STANDARDS AND DOE EXPECTATIONS INTO ACCOUT. SHE HAD MORE THAT ENOUGH DOCUMENTATION FOR WORK COMPLETED. EGAN COULDNT BELIEVE RAY HAD STUDIED THE FEREALIST PAPERS AND THE COMMUSNIST MANIFESTO. AND A BUNCH OF OTHER BOOKS.RAY IS NOW IN COLLEGE CREDIT CLASSES IN HIS JR YEAR. Ray at first didnt want to stay and maybe still doesnt in a way. But come on guys give this kid a gold star . A few weeks ago he wrote and article and was scorned by a student from another school. What he just realized is that in Hast the same student sits across from him in journalism class. They both just found this out yesterday. (I THINK THEY ARE GOING TO BE GOOD FRIENDS). I think thats great because the most important thing is that we can agree to disagree. The teacher is now putting both boys on the school paper for right and left views . This EGAN guy is GREAT and he wants the kids to air BOTH views. The point Im making is that no matter what Tom or anyone says these kids are just that kids. And the views that take are based on what they see us do. Ray has always been a little differnet. His 6th grade teacher scorned Ray and told him no one wants to hear what you say in the Scott School paper(HE WAS KICKED OFF) . This is so funny because the Times asked him to write for the 2nd year so somone likes what he writes. I gotta tell ya every article Ray writes I send over to that teacher in Scott just to bug her. So again guys argue all you want but lay of the home school thing (THATS JUST PERSONAL INSULT ) and has nothing to do with the issue. Let this kid write (even if you dont agree ) and post comments but keep it on task . Again thanks to all that read what he writes I will always be VERY PROUD him and my wife for teaching him sooooo much. Ray is accomplishing all the things I wasnt smart enough do to. He is destined to go far and the day he leaves the area to go on to bigger things will probably be the saddest day of my life . He is so full of info. As I told Ray when he was about 5 years old."YA KNOW RAY YOU TALK TO MUCH" he replied "WELL DAD ITS CUZ I GOT ALOT OF WORDS IN MY MOUTH"
    September 14, 2012 4:47 pm on Does Romney need another tax cut, or do you?
  2. Hey badmood,
    The picture is from his sophmore year. He is now a Jr in Hast Acadamy . Yea HOMESCHOOLED FOR A YEAR. Let me read a FYI from DR. Eagen from HAST ACADAMY IN HAMMOND...FYI ALL TEACHERS.. SPENT A PLEASANT HOUR WITH MRS ANDERSON FROM 10 TO 11:00am . SHE CAME UBER-PREPARED WITH TEXT BOOKS,LAB KITS,ATTENDENCE RECORDS AND MORE. THIS WOMEN COULD RUN A SCHOOL. IN SHORT, I WAS EXTREMELY IMPRESSED BY HER RESEARCH ON WHAT TO TEACH HER SON, TAKING INTERESTS, STATE STANDARDS AND DOE EXPECTATIONS INTO ACCOUNT. SHE HAD MORE THAN ENOUGH DOCUMENTATION OF WORK COMPLETION. THE FYI GOES ON TO SAY RAY HAS BEEN PUT IN TO ADVANCED CLASSES EQAUAL TO COLLEDGE. SO THIS YEARS HES A JUNIOR BUT READY FOR PURDUE OR INDIANA U . SO WHAT, HE LOOKS YOUNG ,ITS THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING AT. CAN YOU SAY YOU KNEW THIS MUCH AT HIS AGE?
    September 03, 2012 7:11 pm on YOUNG VOICES:It’s time we learned from our mistakes
  3. Hi all you people. Yep your right 2 %increase in pay (I didnt see it) 40 hour work week (never had one) TAXES ON MY BUSINESS SKY HIGH. Plus the extra i have to pay every month on some program that is suppose to teach unemployed people skills all B-S. Oh and lets lnot forget the great idea to increase minimum wage so NOW some high schooler who knows nothing makes as much as you whos worked yourself up in pay. YEA THIS ALL MAKES SENCE. You guys dont see what the business owner pays out along WITH your paycheck. Its time that all the dead beats get off the government hand out. We all know someone milking the system on disabilty or who is on unemployment and stated "WHY SHOULD I LOOK FOR A JOB I MAKE MORE DOING NOTHING" Then the people who really need it CANT get a dime. Im sick of all your cry babies say 'SOCIETY OWES ME" the world doesnt owe you CR#%!. Get off this kids rear , He doesnt give a solution , HE DID, get a job pay your fair share so all the bums on the take can relax. I know , I know, there anit no jobs >whos to blame, the man in charge now or the other guy three years ago. WHO HAD THE CONGRESS AND THE SENATE IN HIS POCKET AND STILL COULDNT TURN IT AROUND. Health care good ol Nancy "TO READ IT WE HAVE TO VOTE FOR IT FIRST". Hey bobsr when you go buy a car to you pay for it first then find out what you bought? I have the stinking feeling all you guys crying about this kids writing are the same ones on the take from Uncle Sam and you have all the time in the world to insult an up and coming young man . This kid is unstopable and there really isnt anything you can do about. AS ONE OF THE TRUSTEES ON THE HAMMOND SCHOOL COUNCIL TOLD RAYMOND. YOU DIDNT TAKE THE WRONG PATH BY LEAVING PUBLIC SCHOOL YOU JUST TOOK A DIFFERENT PATH AND YOULL PROBABLY BEAHEAD OF ALL THE REST AT THE END. So insult this kid all you want > the people in power in this region from state , county , regional government and school admistration heads all AGREE this kid has got a gift for understanding and should be watched cuz hes up and coming . Yea its a simple article but can ANY of you say you had any thoughts like this when you were his age. I THINK NOT! More than likely you guys were thinking about where your next piece of rear was coming from and you gals probably were worried about if your breastwere to small and did your rear look good in those jeans. GO GET A JOB Boobsr stop insulting EVERYONE . I think maybe YOU were the kid that everyone made fun of growing up and the only way you get your cookies off is by insult.
    September 03, 2012 6:50 pm on YOUNG VOICES:It’s time we learned from our mistakes
  4. I dont think Ray was against public education , I think he was trying to tell you what he's seen in Morton High School. As the father of this young man it was one of the hardest choices I've ever had to make when I pulled him out of the school I went to in 1985. The school is very different now than from what it was. Yes , I know things change but I noticed more of a supreme ruler attitude at this school. No speaking out against the powers that be: if you disagree your suspended. A far different policy than when I was there. Oh, and since the Indiana General Assembly said you have a RIGHT to an education I guess they should have stated a RIGHT to a GOOD education. I believe Ray said something about low test scores, and he also mentioned about the voting poll worker who didnt know why two Dems were on the same ballot (what he didnt mention was, that worker was a Morton student) So, I guess we should change the Indiana law and state that everyone has a RIGHT to a GOOD education not some sloppy "JUST GET THE BASICS" education like Morton seems to be serving these days. I believe Morton probably still has some good teachers but most of the good ones left long ago. I believe Morton can be great again but not untill the upper elite is fired.
    June 20, 2012 9:58 am on YOUNG VOICES: Public schools are dumbing down America
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