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PRINCETON: High school students plan walkout in support of teachers

Students at Princeton High School plan to walk out of classes on Thursday afternoon in solidarity with their teachers, who are in the midst of protracted contract talks. 


A student contacted the Princeton Packet on Monday saying the walkout would take place at 12:25 p.m., with students gathering on the front lawn of the high school. School and district officials were not immediately available for comment. 


The local school board and the Princeton Regional Education Association have been trying to reach a new contract. Teachers have been working under the terms of an old deal that expired at the end of June. 



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    Recently one of my students told me about an English teacher she hopes she doesn’t get next year. “She tells the class that nobody can expect to get above a B.” Although most teachers do not set the bar so high that the students can never reach it, many make the “A” a rare feat. I’ve never really understood this desire to make it difficult for children to experience success, especially when it comes to writing which is essentially an expression of self.
Cheryl Mintz, Princeton
John Church, West Windsor
Amy Klein, Princeton

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A Night of Hits
Lou Christie and Darlene Love are on the bill for a night of classics at the State
LOU Christie recalls the 1960s with fondness, because among other things, he says he knew all the girls on the West Coast.

   That’s a lot of girls.

   One of those was Darlene Love of the singing group, The Blossoms. Although the all-girl singing group — Ms. Love, Fanita James and Jean King — had a recording career of its own, which included the group’s biggest hit “He’s a Rebel.”










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