1. I agree completely. Black poor women need to stop having children out of wedlock with men who have no desire to raise, support and be fathers to their children. Most black boys in Gary and Merrillville are fatherless. This crime is the result of that. Only a man can raise a boy to be a man. Change can only happen when black women choose to stop the dependency on welfare and stop having babies out of wedlock. You are not married then you do not have kids. Sadly their is no shame to having illegitimate kids anymore and now even grandfathers who used to help raise the boys are becoming a rare commodity in the area. I'm afraid that it is only going to get worse here in Merrillville. I've lived here my whole life. The black community needs to look in the mirror and stop pointing fingers at others.
    April 02, 2013 8:02 pm on M'ville councilwoman calls for more cops after 14-year-old's fatal shooting
  2. Facebook does more harm than good.
    April 02, 2013 7:42 pm on M'ville councilwoman calls for more cops after 14-year-old's fatal shooting
  3. You are so right on this one. As a teacher myself I cannot tell you how many times I have been verbally abused and threatened by students and their parents. I have sat in my classroom completely frightened. It is not easy to teach today simply because many parents have done a horrible job teaching respect to their children and the parents don't know what respect is either.
    March 05, 2013 6:39 am on Edison teacher suspended as threats on chalkboard investigated
  4. I do agree that the teacher should not have written that but the behavior in schools today has surpassed ridiculous. Students have no respect for teachers nor do their parents. Teachers are treated like babysitters not professionals. Teachers are expected to control students who do not want to learn and who come to school to be nothing short of criminals. What are educators to do with these out of control kids???? This is a cry for help by this teacher. Get that kid or kids out of that room so the kids who want to learn can have that opportunity. We pay so much attention to the thugs that we forget about the rights of those kids who actually come to school to LEARN.
    March 04, 2013 7:27 pm on Edison teacher suspended as threats on chalkboard investigated
  5. I am sick and tired of people saying teachers do not work. The only ones who say this are people who have NEVER taught. To teach in an urban school is often a thankless job as parental involvement is usually non existent. Teachers in urban schools have twice as many discipline problems than teachers in middle class settings. Charter schools have longer days which make for even more discipline problems. By the time charter school teachers get home they are EXHAUSTED. I know I have been doing it for years. If you want successful students you need successful families. It is that simple!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dysfunction can create only dysfunction.
    February 06, 2013 7:08 pm on Charter School of the Dunes to finish building despite nonrenewal of charter
  6. You are so right when it comes to the local charter schools choosing athletics over improving standards. It is not only Bowman.
    February 05, 2013 6:08 pm on Ball State puts more rigor into charter renewal process
  7. Ball State did what they should have done years ago. As someone who has worked in charter schools for years I applaud the decision. Charter schools were opened to be BETTER than traditional public schools. All of the above mentioned schools are NOT. And there are several more in Lake County that still need to be closed. There is no point for taxpayers to be investing in charter schools and the properties they sit on when they are not doing the job. Thank you Ball State!!!!!
    February 05, 2013 6:04 pm on Ball State puts more rigor into charter renewal process
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