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1981
On the Sidelines and In The Stands / Re: Band Camp?
« on: March 07, 2011, 11:07:24 AM »
I think that other HBCU's should look into the possibility of hosting a band camp... I wonder why Morgan State, Bowie or Howard don't host a camp with a large following in the DMV area  as well as the larger population of African-American youth in the region.  This could be a great recruiting tool as well as a solid fundraiser.

1982
Politics / Re: my governor announces 125 new jobs
« on: February 24, 2011, 12:33:27 PM »
any job creation would be a good start but we have to find away to continue to reinvest in ourselves.

1983
Politics / Overpaid Teachers?
« on: February 24, 2011, 12:06:33 PM »
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/teachers/are-you-sick-of-highly-paid-te.html

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 02/24/2011
Sick of highly paid teachers? Here's what to do
By Valerie Strauss

Here’s a post from an unknown author that has become popular with teachers on Facebook. It speaks for itself.

Teachers’ hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or 10 months a year!

It’s time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do - babysit! We can get that for less than minimum wage.

That’s right. Let’s give them $3 an hour and only the hours they worked; not any of that silly planning time, or any time they spend before or after school. That would be $19.50 a day (7:45 to 3:00 PM with 45 min. off for lunch and plan-- that equals 6 1/2 hours).

Each parent should pay $19.50 a day for these teachers to baby-sit their children. Now how many students do they teach in a day...maybe 30? So that’s $19.50 x 30 = $585 a day.

However, remember they only work 180 days a year!!! I am not going to pay them for any vacations.

LET’S SEE....

That’s $585 X 180= $105,300 per year. (Hold on! My calculator needs new batteries).

What about those special education teachers and the ones with Master’s degrees? Well, we could pay them minimum wage ($7.75), and just to be fair, round it off to $8.00 an hour. That would be $8 X 6 1/2 hours X 30 children X 180 days = $280,800 per year.
Wait a minute -- there’s something wrong here! There sure is!

The average teacher’s salary (nationwide) is $50,000. $50,000/180 days
= $277.77/per day/30 students=$9.25/6.5 hours = $1.42 per hour per student--a very inexpensive baby-sitter and they even EDUCATE your kids!) WHAT A DEAL!!!!

1984
General Discussion Forum / Re: Beyonce' father named to Fisk Board
« on: February 01, 2011, 11:47:33 PM »
As a graduate of a private HBCU, I do understand that money is a major issue at this time.  I am only thankful at this time that we got the theif out of office and brought in a President who understands how to raise money while reducing waste and widening profit magins.  At Howard radical changes where implemented which allowed the school to see a 44 million dollar profit in the last fiscal years. 

I feel for Fisk because if nothing is done now alot of history will be lost.  And I'd rather see them merge with TSU before that happens.

1985
General Discussion Forum / Re: Refund and Income Tax season
« on: February 01, 2011, 11:40:17 PM »
I'm getting all my receipts together now.  I will file by mid month.  I can't wait to get that check.

1986
Politics / Re: POLL; OBAMA REBOUNDING, WOULD BEAT GOP RIVALS, CRUSH PALIN
« on: January 19, 2011, 11:45:08 AM »
I think everyone is crossing their fingers in hope that the GOP nominates Palin.

1987
Politics / Re: Ford To Add 7,000 Workers...
« on: January 19, 2011, 11:42:32 AM »
This is great news.  This will surly add a boost of confidence to the auto workers.  Hopefully this will have an impact on their local economy as well.

1988
On the Sidelines and In The Stands / Band Camp?
« on: January 19, 2011, 11:33:34 AM »
Does anyone know of any HBCU's that host band camps and are the successful?

1989
NCCU is doing everything to get more face time.  This is the perfect thing for them as they will try to keep the focus on their program and pull in those who may have an interst.  This will only benefit them in the long run.

1990
I feel that until one of these kids can actually pin down a school official or admin in one of these lawsuites hazing will continue.

1991
On the Sidelines and In The Stands / Re: NCCU @ Pasadena "Band Fest"...
« on: January 04, 2011, 06:57:17 PM »
Great Job NCCU...

1992
On the Sidelines and In The Stands / The Band
« on: January 04, 2011, 06:26:57 PM »
As we know at football games the band is a big part of the culture.  And sometimes it is THE SHOW.  But what do you feel makes either your band or any band that you've seen special.

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