Editor Rachel Leon firstname.lastname@example.org
12:12 pm on Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Macroeconomics would be ideal if that could ever happen, specially after this election.
5:33 pm on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Vail - That's twice you commented about how unhappy you are here in PWC. The complaint about hispanic heritage month in schools comment and now this. Get over it and move out already.
1:35 pm on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
As a Hispanic, I will say that my kids have not learned anything about my heritage from the school and I live in Prince William County.
In regards to education reform, I believe that the issue in education is that we are still teaching children (includes teens) like we did 30 years ago without taking into account that learning is changing dramatically due to technology. We, a society of multi-taskers, expect our children to sit still for hours not realizing that our actions alone are conditioning them to act and perform otherwise - perhaps at a higher level.
As a side note, the reason why my high school child goes to private school - John Paul the Great- is because the classroom size is smaller and there is a better program for coaching children through their weakeness and fostering their strengths. I agree that American History is a good foundation but I disagree that it is the prime subject for success in the 21st century. Math and science is where we have the most potential development - two subjects where cultural awareness is a necessity to be successful in a global economy - the now and the future.
2:03 pm on Friday, September 28, 2012
:-) @ Uncle Smartypants. I may just add that in the private sector, when a worker fails to do his job, he gets fired! He does not get an extension and asks to carry forward with his plans for another set of years. If fact, if he is allowed to do that, it is destined to fail because the course will NOT change - it is just forward with the same.
Sometimes change is good people - it's not about democrats or republicans, it is about common sense.
12:26 pm on Friday, September 28, 2012
There is an article and I am planning a study that shows workers, specially Gen X and younger are more productive in the late afternoon into the evening hours. In fact, people who work a traditional workday (8-5) only get about 40-60% of their work done (another study I read) because of the interruptions, coffee, meetings, socialization, breaks, lunch, etc. I personally discovered that I am at my peak during 3pm and 11pm and because I am at my optimal creative/productive stage, the work gets done faster and efficiently even with the family interruptions like dinner and homework time. It is important to know yourself before teleworking. In some cases, the office environment can bring forth better results. Teleworking is certainly not for everyone.
11:21 am on Friday, September 28, 2012
Lets clarify that in townhalls, the people who support an initiative don't often go. It is usually the opposers who show, in this case, Potomac Club owners. I am one of the many that is happy I won't have to go to DC to watch a baseball game w my kids - instead I can spend my well earned money here where I live. I commute to DC so I know I'd rather put up w a little traffic locally than spending hours on 95 going north for family entertainment. I plan to live in Woodbridge the next 30 years, my kids will probably live here with their kids too - baseball is a family tradition that I will enjoy w my grandchildren right here.
I am happy the owner decided to stay in the county and not go to Loundon co. I'm tired of hearing that eastern PWC is the "hood". People who own a homes in Woodbridge refer to it as Hoodbridge! Get real people-there are plenty of us who spent well over 500k to live here- the stadium is will help establish that new level to our side.
11:03 am on Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wow- I see Ms' point and understand thr frustration- the dc commuters are an essential part of our pwc economy (they buy houses - all of us know it is a depressed market where we are) and if parking is an issue then solutions have to be made available. Either bring in more businesses to the county so we don't have to commute or provide space for commuters. As PWC citizens we should be worried about this- our houses have dropped too much in value and only new buyers who will inevitably commute have to be part of a strategy to bring us back.
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