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Bridgeport presses kids to move faster to class (CT.)
WTNH Television ^ | 3/8/2005 | Puppage

Posted on 03/08/2005 5:17:45 AM PST by Puppage

(Bridgeport-AP, Mar. 7, 2005 8:55 AM) _ Bridgeport high schools will be keeping an eye out for slow students. Not slow academically, but rather slow footed students.

As one way to address violence in the schools in the past, the idea is to eliminate so-called "mall mentality" with students congregating in the hallways between classes.

Beginning today, students will have to get from one class to another in a set amount of time or face detention. Several violations could lead to tougher discipline.

The time to get from one class to the next has been increased from four minutes to six minutes. The school systems has hired hall monitors to keep the students moving.


TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; US: Connecticut; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: education; pspl
Yeah, that'll work.
1 posted on 03/08/2005 5:17:45 AM PST by Puppage
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To: Puppage

This and midnight basketball will eliminate crime as we know it.


2 posted on 03/08/2005 5:20:12 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Puppage

"The school systems has hired hall monitors to keep the students moving."

Comfy job ...American kids lack discipline ...I teach in Japan ...No chime ; no monitors ...and the kids are in class on time ...


3 posted on 03/08/2005 5:20:47 AM PST by sushiman
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To: Puppage
What, they're going to run with their big baggy pants around their knees? How...UNCOOL.
4 posted on 03/08/2005 5:21:24 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (Please be nice; I'm a n00b)
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To: sushiman
"The school systems has hired hall monitors to keep the students moving."

They had better be armed!

5 posted on 03/08/2005 5:24:54 AM PST by rocksblues (Liberalism is a sickness not a political ideology)
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To: Puppage

"The time to get from one class to the next has been increased from four minutes to six minutes."

"Bridgeport presses kids to move faster to class"

"faster" must have been redefined since I left school?


6 posted on 03/08/2005 5:29:01 AM PST by G Larry (Aggressively promote conservative judges!)
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To: Puppage
The time to get from one class to the next has been increased from four minutes to six minutes.

Goal: Get kids moving faster.
Solution: Give them more time to get from point A to point B

7 posted on 03/08/2005 5:29:09 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Puppage
My high school had five floors and we had 4 minutes between classes. Going from 5th floor to 2nd was fun. Going from lunch on 1st floor to 5th, not so fun.
8 posted on 03/08/2005 5:32:42 AM PST by wmichgrad ("The only difference between what Senator Kennedy said & a bag of excrement is the bag" Rush 3/2/05)
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To: Puppage

People would have to be crazy to send their children to Bridgeport public schools to begin with.



9 posted on 03/08/2005 5:33:27 AM PST by Rubber_Duckie_27
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To: LongElegantLegs

"What, they're going to run with their big baggy pants around their knees? How...UNCOOL."

LOL

A movie should come out that is popular and has some of these baggy pants people getting beat up because they are not able to fight or run because of the baggy pants.


10 posted on 03/08/2005 5:38:42 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (When you compromise with evil, evil wins. AYN RAND)
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To: Rubber_Duckie_27
People would have to be crazy to send their children to Bridgeport public schools to begin with

It's a nice place.....IF YOU'RE A BULLET

11 posted on 03/08/2005 5:40:21 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: Puppage

Stay to the right and remember NO TALKING!


12 posted on 03/08/2005 6:00:18 AM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Goal: Get kids moving faster. Solution: Give them more time to get from point A to point B

And don't forget to notify the press.
Tell them of your 2 minute change, your hiring of hall monitors and your big problem with violence. Like we care?

What's going on with this story? So much of it is bizarre!!!!

13 posted on 03/08/2005 6:45:27 AM PST by ThirstyMan (Why is it, all the dead vote for Democrats?)
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To: Puppage

Ha, probably have about as much luck getting the traffic moving on 95 through Bridgeport. Slow for absolutely no good reason, or at least it was when I lived in New Haven.


14 posted on 03/08/2005 7:01:06 AM PST by agrace (Is this the line where they're handing out tags?)
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maybe its not the kids who are the problem but the obsticles in their path say a gang or two that prevent the movement and the 2 minutes was given to the gangs so that they could sqeeze in robbing kids while they are moving and still make it to class...


15 posted on 03/08/2005 7:16:23 AM PST by eluminate
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To: kenth; CatoRenasci; Marie; PureSolace; Congressman Billybob; P.O.E.; cupcakes; Amelia; Diana; ...

16 posted on 03/08/2005 7:22:47 AM PST by Born Conservative ("Mr. Chamberlain loves the working man, he loves to see him work" - Winston Churchill)
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To: agrace
when I lived in New Haven

Do you miss the pizza on Wooster Street?

17 posted on 03/08/2005 7:25:51 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: Rubber_Duckie_27
Now, that's not quite fair....they have passable football and basketball teams. And, this year their fencing teams qualifed for the state team championship. Education? Well, I'm not sure too many of their graduates go ivy or near ivy...
18 posted on 03/08/2005 8:07:45 AM PST by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo Arabiam Esse Delendam -- Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit)
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To: Puppage
When I was in high school (a very long time ago) you received three days off if you were tardy five times.

It made me wonder if they'd give me money to rob banks.

19 posted on 03/08/2005 8:11:55 AM PST by Glenn (The two keys to character: 1) Learn how to keep a secret. 2) ...)
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To: Puppage; lightingguy
Do you miss the pizza on Wooster Street?

The pizza is the ONLY thing I miss about New Haven! Hey lightingguy, tell Puppage how you feel about New Haven pizza.

20 posted on 03/08/2005 11:08:13 AM PST by agrace (Is this the line where they're handing out tags?)
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To: agrace; Puppage

New Haven is where I discovered what true brick oven pizza was about. I also realized something about Wooster Street. There is NO reason to wait in line for pizza in New Haven. There are many places that were as good as Sally's and Pepe's but just didn't get the press. Modern Apizza is just as good and has tables open.


21 posted on 03/08/2005 7:22:00 PM PST by lightingguy (Sorry, I got distracted)
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To: lightingguy; Puppage

Town Pizza was always my favorite. I'd never had Greek pizza before moving to New Haven. Nothing like white pie with spinach and feta.


22 posted on 03/09/2005 6:01:57 AM PST by agrace (Is this the line where they're handing out tags?)
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