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Q&A: Are the rules on tobacco use getting too lax in public schools?

Question by Holy Macaroni!: Are the rules on tobacco use getting too lax in public schools?
Where I live, you can drive by any high school bus stop and see an obviously underage child smoking (by the way, I work for my local school system). I have reported it several times, but school administrators just don’t care. It is obvious that their parents have no idea what is going on, but the school refuses to do anything about it! When I was in school, it was a big deal and many less students smoked. I have also gone back to college recently and noticed that more of the students smoke than not! What is happening? I don’t believe that they should be less strict, because doing this gives them more of an opportunity to become addicted.

Best answer:

Answer by slater
I don’t know about high and grade schools, but I DO know that my entire college campus just became smoke-free. We can’t even smoke in the parking lot in our CARS.

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Are the rules on tobacco use getting too lax in public schools?

Question by Holy Macaroni!: Are the rules on tobacco use getting too lax in public schools?
Where I live, you can drive by any high school bus stop and see an obviously underage child smoking (by the way, I work for my local school system). I have reported it several times, but school administrators just don’t care. It is obvious that their parents have no idea what is going on, but the school refuses to do anything about it! When I was in school, it was a big deal and many less students smoked. I have also gone back to college recently and noticed that more of the students smoke than not! What is happening? I don’t believe that they should be less strict, because doing this gives them more of an opportunity to become addicted.

Best answer:

Answer by slater
I don’t know about high and grade schools, but I DO know that my entire college campus just became smoke-free. We can’t even smoke in the parking lot in our CARS.

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How can I get a competitive edge in admissions to top schools?

Question by el guapo: How can I get a competitive edge in admissions to top schools?
So here’s my deal folks:

I slacked off in high school, and graduated with a cumulative 2.4 GPA, although I think I should point out that I had a 3.6 my senior year.

I enrolled in a local junior college last fall and have completed 30 units with a 3.9 GPA, with student gov’t experience and a few other extracurriculars.

Now here is my question: Are there any competitive statewide (California) or nationwide contests for scholars in college, either at the junior college or university level? Something like the National Merit Scholar for high school students? I did a search but came up with nothing. BTW, I’ve already been accepted into UC Berkeley for the spring semester, but I would love to get into Stanford, UPenn or Yale, and want to increase my chances. Also, would my bland high school record effect admission decisions?

I would appreciate any responses or advice. Thanks in advance.

Best answer:

Answer by melissal_25
once you have taken college classes universities look at you college involvement and GPA

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Why are kickboxing schools so expensive?

Question by endurancemom: Why are kickboxing schools so expensive?
Why in the world are kickboxing schools so, so, SO expensive? We have two local facilities – I took a few free classes with my 8yr old daughter. We LOVE it but – the membership rates are $ 100 per month per person! This doesn’t matter if you go twice a week or 7 times a week, it’s $ 100. I absolutely loved the classes as did my daughter, but cannot justify that kind of cost at this time. I mean, we can get an entire family fitness membership at the local YMCA for less than $ 70 a month – that includes everyone on the family. Now, the YMCA doesn’t have real kickboxing classes they have cardio kickboxing, etc which is definitely not the same I’ve seen how the classes work. I’m trying to get the nearest MMA kickboxing facility listed with my health insurance-when facilities sign up we can get HUGE discounts on the memberships. That will take a few months though as the health insurance gets long lists of requests like this.
I have no interest in working up to the level of actually getting into the ring and fighting mma style. I just really enjoyed the hard workout style they have at the local MMA facility, and so did my daughter.
FYI – daughter and I were just going 1-2 days a week and planned on keeping it at that schedule. I spoke with the owner and he said it’s $ 100 / month whether you go 2 days or 7 days a week. I think they should offer a lower rate if you only go 1-2 days vs. 6-7 days…

Best answer:

Answer by pxpdoo
You’ve answered your own question: Insurance. Also equipment, I should think. The quadriceps femoris being amongst the most powerful muscles in your body (not counting the jaw muscles), bones and eyes and livers and kidneys and stuff make insurance adjusters (and instructors) nervous. Alas.

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Why do local governments not give their taxpayers a break when they send their kids to private schools?

Question by Miss Q: Why do local governments not give their taxpayers a break when they send their kids to private schools?
Why shouldn’t parents at least get a discount on their school/property taxes if they pay that extra money to send their kids to a private or parochial school? I would think that public schools should be happy not having that child to teach and support.
@Jan: You make a good point about seniors; I also feel childless people should also get a break. This is a form of taxation without representation. And yes there should be a choice of education, but why are public schools afraid of the private schools to refuse to loosen their grip on those who wish for a better education for their children? Maybe its high time schools all go private?

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Answer by Joe
A school is a school, if the person has extra money for luxuries (private school) then by all means.
Also a tax break is to encourage the general public to send their children to school

If I like to eat candy more then vegetables, why dont I get a tax break for the candy?

The school is happy either way, children taxes doesn’t matter, their there to teach children.

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Is one of the problems with public schools that local school boards are too stupid to negotiate fair contracts?

Question by Jobs is 4 letters, dumbass: Is one of the problems with public schools that local school boards are too stupid to negotiate fair contracts?
“But it wasn’t until this month that board members realized just how lucrative that deal was, to the tune of more than $ 1 million.”

http://www.indystar.com/article/20110128/LOCAL1804/101280341/Wayne-superintendent-s-1M-retirement-package-creates-storm

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Answer by 0bamaTargetsMillions
No it is the Department of Education. We need local schools without fed interference.

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Nike Men’s NCAA My School’s Local T-Shirt

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Nike Men’s NCAA My School’s Local T-Shirt

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Nike Men’s NCAA My School’s Local Alternate T-Shirt

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Nike Men’s NCAA My School’s Local T-Shirt

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