Jen Wagner 
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Re: “Danehy

He DOES have Freedom of Speech. He got to go on TV and spew his hatred and ignorance and didn't get thrown in jail once. THAT is Freedom of Speech. It doesn't mean we don't get to slam what he says. Educate yourselves on the Constitution before claiming it's not being followed.

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Posted by Jen Wagner on 05/07/2014 at 3:57 PM

Re: “BASIS and University High Are Top U.S. High Schools, Which Means . . .?

There is a difference between "opportunity" and "requirement". These kids are forced to take AP level classes and tests. The scoring of the school is based on percentage of kids passing AP tests. When you weed the kids down from 125 to 40, you raise the chances they will pass the tests. And when they are required to take them, that also raises the chances of them passing. BASIS stacks the deck and needs to admit it.

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Posted by Jen Wagner on 04/24/2014 at 3:25 PM

Re: “BASIS and University High Are Top U.S. High Schools, Which Means . . .?

And to add to that, the school doesn't want any parent participation AT ALL. In fact, when my daughter was failing a class (still in middle school), absolutely no one from the school contacted me, even though I had reached out to all of her teachers at the beginning of the year due to some challenges I knew she would have. We spent 4 years at BASIS, and I would warn any parent considering it to REALLY consider all the aspects.

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Posted by Jen Wagner on 04/24/2014 at 8:06 AM

Re: “BASIS and University High Are Top U.S. High Schools, Which Means . . .?

The measure of a school should be in a student's performance AND balance. I cannot speak for UHS, but BASIS does NOT offer balance. Yes, they have extracurricular activities, but in order to excel at BASIS, a student must do 3-4 hours of homework per night. Where is the balance in that? That is more than a full time job between school hours and homework for a 10-11yo. I work in the psychiatry field and a doctor I know reports to me that MANY kids have ended up in therapy due to the stress and rigor of these schools. This is not China - we don't need to be raising high-achieving robots who have to take anti-anxiety medication.

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Posted by Jen Wagner on 04/24/2014 at 8:04 AM

Re: “Horrific Video of a TPD Officer Shoving a Woman

She wasn't "knocked over", she was assaulted. That was an intentional act.

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Posted by Jen Wagner on 03/31/2014 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Horrific Video of a TPD Officer Shoving a Woman

She was clearly just walking on the sidewalk, not bothering anyone. That cop should be arrested for assault.

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Posted by Jen Wagner on 03/31/2014 at 8:16 AM

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