Delaware County Literacy Council & WCU Alumni

Ruby’s Diner @ 919 Baltimore Pike in Glen Mills will be donating 20% of your bill to the Delaware County Literacy Council any Thursday evening in June from 4-9pm when you present the flyer which can be found @ www.delcoliteracy.org.

And to the MANY Delaware County graduates of West Chester University, check out this chapter and consider joining as we attempt to grow and expand the benefits offered to alumni.

ALL WCU alumn are encouraged to attend the exciting events happening this summer- 

5th annual “Rams in the sand” event will be held at the Coconut Cove in Wildwood, Nj on July 21, 2012 @4pm. Ticket prices are $20 now until June 15th, following June 15th register for $25, or pay $30 at the door.  Ticket price includes admission, food, 3 drink tickets and a special gift!  For more information go to http://www.alumniconnections.com/westchester/

The Alumni chapter will also be hosting a Phillies game this summer on August 5th @ 1pm. Seats are in section 413 and cost $25. (Wear your purple and gold)

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Ridley class of 2012 senior awards

As I am sure is the case at many other high schools around the county, Ridley school district hosted another senior awards ceremony this week. What an amazing summary of achievements these kids have accomplished over the last four years. What I think was most touching is the incredible amount of scholarships that family members have established to carry on the spirit and character of their loved ones. In addition to this many organizations also continuously donate time and money to deserving students. Hopefully these acts of kindness will be paid back in the form of future success that we can all witness. A village may not be “necessary” to raise a child but it certainly does help. Good luck to the entire graduating class of 2012 and a big thank you to all that helped get them there!

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http://www.delcotimes.com/articles/2011/06/12/news/doc4df41e38ad51f784246655.txt

Ridley school district decides to set a county precedence by being the first school to cut Hi Q during these difficult budget times. This is mind boggling to me considering the low cost, educational enrichment impact, scholarship opportunities, recognition, and currently limited enough support for the critically thinking students who excel “beyond” proficient. Without a doubt they must be given a chance to raise funds and save this program.

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Delaware County bloggers

WRONG FORECAST Daily Times blogger:
The idea our economic ills can be cured by more education is clearly wrong. The economists and government forecasters got it wrong that the future was in service industries and we didn’t need to manufacture things anymore. There will never be enough jobs in the service sector to employ new graduates. Most of them are low-paying anyway and don’t need a degree. Worse, the Bell Curve really does exist and ours is offset 10 points behind the Chinese.

me: what?? While it is certainly true that the US failed trade policies have allowed millions of manufacturing jobs to be shipped offshore to Third World countries, weakening the economy and virtually crippling the industrial sector the idea that less money for education is better for the economy because the forecast was wrong is absolutely ridiculous.

Reducing an emphasis on education is NOT the answer-should we just let the mindless drivel of corporation controlled public school educated puppets go out into the real world without any knowledge of how to analyze and interpret information and be happy to receive ANY employment while key components of law making continue to affect us and destroy the middle class? Why bother to get educated when you have to work such long hours just to make ends meet and compete with less developed countries that benefit our key money players? Shouldn’t we all just be happy to survive while others are able to purchase our political system and we have zero ability to discern disseminated information?? …time to start debating the real stuff… Of course outsourcing benefits only the short to medium bottom line however when you can jump off with that golden parachute who cares about the business’s long term profitability? If you are not born into a powerfully connected wealthy family than just close your eyes, shut off your brain and get a damn job you lazy high school graduates!!! (Who ever said you could change things?)

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Independent Voters

http://grassrootsindependent.blogspot.com/2010/02/independent-voters-yes-government-is.html

Finally discovered a sort of movement tied to news concerning non party affiliated voters. A new bill was proposed trying to allow primaries to be open. Will have to follow….

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Delaware County bloggers

From the Daily Delco Times:

“How about a 5 or 7 day series on the independent voter? I didn’t like Bush, don’t like holy O, yet bipartisan distrust of the Reps and Dems gets buried.”
 So very true-WHERE is the voice/party that represents independent thinkers?? WHERE is our news as well??
I have to flip back and forth between MSNBC and FOX to try and  get enough information to make a reasonable assumption. Why dont we change the way money is transferred for a candidate to run? With corporations, special interestes, lobbying, party before people affiliation, etc, etc, who in the h@ll can we choose that doesnt swing the pendulum too far either way? Lest we forget the INDEPENDENTS were the deciding factor in the last big election…..now what should we call our grass roots movement? That is the question I want Daily Times readers to answer.

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Phillies Toronto June 25

On June 25th, Upper darby cop Ray Blohm will be throwing out the first pitch.

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