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March 16th, 2010
03:11 PM ET

What Does Your School Need Most?

You've heard over and over that money is tight; funding is hard to get; school systems nationwide are trying to figure out how to make ends meet.  And you've probably got something in mind that could really help your school get through hard times. 

So tell us what it is.  Could be something that helps your overall education; could be something that helps your team or your band or your test scores.  What's the most valuable thing you can think of that would make your school better?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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soundoff (279 Responses)
  1. None

    Dose it really matter, we're all human, Race, Sexuality, Gender, Age, It dosn't matter we are all together on planet earth.

    March 16, 2010 at 3:17 pm |
  2. Natalie

    schools could raise the price of athletic events or rasie the amount that your parents have to earn inorder to get free lunch

    March 16, 2010 at 4:09 pm |
  3. Louis

    I think that what schools need most are good teachers who are willing to commit to their jobs and successfully teach the students.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:21 pm |
  4. Daryn

    The one thing that can make my school better is unity. Without building a sturdy foundation we will fall. There will always be disagreements whether it be race, sex, religion, personal morals, but we should all still learn and grow together and put those things aside.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  5. dalton

    they don't need to judge people by if they bring the same gender the prom shouldn't be cancelled.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  6. Madisyn

    I think that it should not be cancaled. They could make a rule at the school were you can't bring someone as the same gender ,but they can still go alone and be able to hang out with friends. Even though they are gay they still have the right to hang out with friends!! Also if the gay kids don't like it they don't have to go to the prom.

    March 16, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
  7. ray

    one thing would help at least my school is toning down all all of the little punishments that make teachers stay after school if they did not do that then the school would spend less money on overtime

    March 16, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  8. skyler

    Our school needs about every thing! We need sports because when they play sports they have to keep their grades up so in return the grades and class averages go up. We need to have chorus and drama because it lets students get out there and be them selves. But we dont realy need all of the keyboards in our music class.

    March 16, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  9. christina

    the most valuable thing that i could think of would probably be better lunches. lots of kids get sick on macaroni and cheese day. they are the grossest thing in the world.one day half the school got sick cause it was mac n' cheese day.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  10. Travis

    My school in georgia needs quality teachers that care for the students there are some good ones but not much

    March 16, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  11. Lexi

    What my school needs right now is more school supplies ( pencils,paper,glue,ect.) We in California are having a tough time getting school funds so until the recession gets better we will be reading from old books and using our own pencils.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  12. Steve

    Our school is giving out 60 chocolates to each student for the student to sell them to thieir neighborhoods. I don't if any other school is doing this but I think it will definetly work because just in 3 days, I sold 17 chocolates

    March 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  13. Sarah

    What schools need most is teachers that will commit to their students. In many shools teachers don't give enough effort to teach their students. That's their job and they need to work harder at it.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm |
  14. ralph

    well in my opinion i agree with the four day week becuase you have more time to hang with friends and your family.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm |
  15. Kelsey

    What my school needs most is healthier lunches.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  16. Mason

    I think that our school should work on having better Math and Science programs, because in college you need to know things like Chemistry and higher levels of Math.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:47 pm |
  17. Khadar

    I think that all classes should have Smart Boards. They help my teacher during class when she needs to correct stuff. Also when she has to write stuff about a subject.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:48 pm |
  18. Crystal

    the one thing are school probably needs the most is paper we students are always asking friends if we have paper and our teachers too. but they never do and in the middle of the day the custodians will come in carrying about 2 boxes of paper...... we seem to never have enough paper............

    March 16, 2010 at 6:50 pm |
  19. Drew

    My band program is having a very difficult time right now. Our school is huge, but our band is very small right now. And the school is only 5 years old and our band is hurting from not only growing pains, but also a lack of funding. We're not even sure that we will have a marching band next season because it costs too much for us to continue. To make it even worse, I'll be a senior on the drumline next year and this may be my last chance to ever do this again. And I'm scared that I won't be able to do this activity that I love just one last time. We're from South Carolina and work very hard, and achieve very high levels of performance. And I would love to experience it one last time before I'm off to college!

    March 16, 2010 at 6:52 pm |
  20. Rhiannon

    If my school could have one thing, I beleive that our school would need our smarboards. My class uses them for almost everything we work on. Our teacher posts our morning wotk on the smart board and when we walk in we can easily see what we have to do. When somebody is having trouble with something they do up to the smart board and we help them with what to do. It makes learning new things so much more fun!!

    March 16, 2010 at 6:56 pm |
  21. marcus

    my school needs sports, ya theirs some students who don't play, but theirs a lot who do. the ones who play some need sports to keep their grades up

    March 16, 2010 at 7:09 pm |
  22. Cole

    What our school needs most is better school lunches. I (And other students) get sick of the same things, like tacos ever Tuesday. It gets annoying, and soon enough, kids start to pack their own lunches.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:11 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    Our school needs to raise the price of athletics and lunch ,then our school will have enough money.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:21 pm |
  24. Nagham

    Many schools have begun to use different ideas to help save money because how bad our economy is, in my opinion what schools need most is to be left alone. Many schools have gone down to four-day weeks, bigger classrooms, and many other factors that can make learning harder for students. The government should stop saying, 'We can do this and save money from schools,' but begin to say something like, 'hey lets leave the schools alone and look at other things that use way too much money.' Sure taking out certain stuff from schools will save money, but it won't help students learning environment and there ability to learn. If anything trying to save money from schools will only harm us students and not benefit us.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:22 pm |
  25. Maggie

    While funding is being cut, I think the most important thing schools can do is emphasize passion. Even with all the money in the world, without enthused students who are interested in what they are learning, the school is really not effective. Our school needs inspirational teachers who can motivate students; in turn, these students will become the future leaders our country so desperately needs.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:14 pm |
  26. Kylie

    I believe over all it would help if all the teachers are qualified and properly trained! Especially the advanced classes, if your going to teach a class at about high school level you should be qualified to teach it at a high school level. I also believe sports should be a major thing that we keep up with and keep it in school because with the sport the players have to keep up their grade to stay in the game, with that the used to be failers may be passers and keeps many of them off the streets. Sports really inspires kids to do good in school and gives them what they love to do as a reward.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:15 pm |
  27. tybeeithy

    i think that we should cut down on the new text books, and get used ones. Every year we get new books when really it is just the same thing. These days the price can range in the $50- $100. Imagine the money schools can have if we used old ones and any info they leave out we can look it up on the internet.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:21 pm |
  28. Travis

    Our school needs teacher that would stop giving use so mutch hand outs. Some of them give so mutch that its just a waste. About half the time we don't go bake and look at them so why bother giveing use so many. Teachers really need to learn to cut back on paper.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:21 pm |
  29. Josh

    Our school needs more funding for things like field trips. My grade is the first grade in a long line that hasn't been able to go on several field trips. Also more jobs to pay teachers, because right now the classes are packed and crowded. Better lunches would be nice, but we need to focus on the more important things.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:22 pm |
  30. Mariam

    my school needs more supplies and teachers who can actually teach they also new desks, chairs,etc

    March 16, 2010 at 8:30 pm |
  31. Mariam

    My school needs more supplies as do to chairs and desks also are having a tough time but our economy sure isnt helping our education whats better our eductation or electronics that are just useless

    March 16, 2010 at 8:32 pm |
  32. shayaan

    every school is hit hard around the whole united states.
    I think schools should think of not spending money on high-tech stuff
    like smart boards and other things.they can use boards and chalk boards to teach students. when the economy is right i think they can spend all they want, but if they spend a lot of money right now in this reccesion they might have problems in the future.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:39 pm |
  33. Mohammed

    We have a lot of slacks in our class and other classes, so we need more educated students that do care!

    March 16, 2010 at 8:39 pm |
  34. Mohammed

    We need more nurses or doctors we have alot of people getting sick.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:42 pm |
  35. Kaitlin

    In my school we are recyceling paper, so that way we can reuse it and not keep waisting money! Other schools could do that too. So far, my school is doing okay with the economy......so far..... Some kids need help with a lot of things in school, maybe we could stay longer for the torturing. That way the stidents can understand it better.Kids are complaning about school lunches, maybe we could bring our own lunches to fix that problem.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:47 pm |
  36. Dylan

    I believe that my school should serve organic lunches and increase funding to music programs. Like that would happen though, our funds are being cut by one million dollars

    March 16, 2010 at 8:48 pm |
  37. Montana

    probably......money, so we can get some of the programs back for next school year that have been taken out for next school year

    March 16, 2010 at 8:52 pm |
  38. dorian

    my school needs more better desk and textsbooks. Also they need more computers to put in all classrooms and not just some of them.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:55 pm |
  39. Ethan

    My school definitely need healthier lunches and more committed teachers; there are some, but the importance of education never seem to reach the students.

    March 16, 2010 at 8:58 pm |
  40. Will

    The most important issue in school is the students; they should take what is given to them and make the best of it.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:00 pm |
  41. Aaron

    Our school has a shortage on tape because my teacher said that that will be the most tape we will get in the whole year.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:04 pm |
  42. Gordy

    The Bible clearly states that homosexuality is wrong. If God hates it, then I hate it. If a girl takes another girl on a DATE, that could lead to a homosexual life for that person. We are all God's children, and we still need to do what is right in His eyes.

    March 16, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
  43. Andrew

    My school needs to tune down on the 7th grade curriculum, especially in Language Arts. We do about a billion huge projects this year. The worst part is that all the 8th graders say 8th grade is much easier than 7th. It makes me want to scream

    March 16, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  44. Maggie

    While funding is being cut, I think the most important thing schools can do is emphasize passion. Even with all the money in the world, without enthused students who are interested in what they are learning, the school is really not effective. Our school needs inspirational teachers who can motivate students; in turn, these students will become the future leaders our country so desperately needs.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  45. Chase

    I say cut be for back on lights because we can work and concentrate without as much lighting and some students can concentrate better. Also buses could be cut back like for instance; in the mornings. But the less some things are needed the less we need to spend. Donations do not seem to be working so find a new way.

    March 16, 2010 at 11:59 pm |
  46. Jen

    our school needs healthier food to help students recieve stamina and energy. Junk food and microwaveable snacks arn't the best.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:05 am |
  47. SaDee

    Im a freshmen and unfortunately (in my opinion) we are closing on building meaning our high school will now be 7-12. I am not a fan of the decision but it is a good first step in saving money for our district

    March 17, 2010 at 12:14 am |
  48. Chase

    I say cut back on lights because we can work and concentrate without as much lighting and some students can concentrate better. Also buses could be cut back like for instance; in the mornings. But the less some things are needed the less we need to spend. Donations do not seem to be working so find a new way.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:14 am |
  49. Mary

    Our school really needs more paper. We had a major paper shortage last year, and we had to use paper we had already used and used the back of, even if it had writing on it.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  50. Greg

    A sleep/student lounge with wifi.

    And duct tape. You can fix anything with duct tape.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:50 am |
  51. Melby

    I think the most valuable thing that could make our school a better place is new lockers. Students are strugling with opening and shutting lockers and being late for classes. I have problems with mine too. The lockers are also small. I believe 6th graders also just recive lockers as big as highschoolers. It will eliminate people being late for classes.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:52 am |
  52. Korbin

    One thing we need it more supplies, like paper or penciles. i mean how can we do are work if we dont have anything to do it with or on!

    March 17, 2010 at 9:35 am |
  53. Patrick

    At our high school we need a late start. We are busy people and need more sleep to fire on all cylinders academically...and maybe recess!

    March 17, 2010 at 9:37 am |
  54. Latasha

    I think that schools shoud cut school days shorter so they won't waste more electricy and save the money for things we need.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  55. Bartholomule

    I think that they should cut down on the boring stuff, like shortening the hours, instead of cutting feild trips, it would save money and make more students willing to even participate in school.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  56. Lotus

    They should cut down on those smartboard things, they must be really expensive to be the size of a wall and have a touch screen, I don't see any problem with the old projectors.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:19 am |
  57. Ty

    Our school has been haveing sligh funding issues and has raised lunch prises and now we have to pay the office just to call home when we donf feel good or we need something brought in but i just see why they wont let use use cell phones then. =[

    March 17, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  58. Brian

    I think what our schools need most are students who care about their grades for the school doesn't get a bad reputation because of students who just don't care.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:48 am |
  59. Derek

    My school needs money, we have a low budget for the education and sports.

    March 17, 2010 at 11:51 am |
  60. Alexis

    At [our school] we just found out that we might have to cut our principle or some teachers because of our school's SAT scores. I don't think it's right to have to cut our principle or our teachers because it's not really our teachers fault that we failed the SAT's but it's our fault that we didn't do so well because the teachers give us all of the info that we need but we don't pay attention in class and listen to the teachers. It defiantly is not our principles fault because he isn't the person teaching us he is the one that we know we can go to if we need to talk to him about something that is going on in our school. I think our school should keep our teachers and our principle we just need a time everyday that they help us study for the SAT's.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
  61. carley

    For my school money is really tight and because of this they had to cut fall cheering. Fall cheering is when we get the freshmen ready for winter cheering. Cheering is really important to me and its something that I was good at doing and without it I don't know what fall sport I am going to do.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:10 pm |
  62. Katelyn

    Right now many schools are tight money wise. So many schools are having to cut a lot of sports. In my school they have to cut cheering. For our school homecoming is something that the cheerleaders pretty much put on. They say it's because of budget cuts but money is only used to pay the coach and that's it. We don't go to away games we have all the uniform and we pay for everything we have. Also there is a person who is willing to volunteer to be the coach. So there is no reason to cut it. Also if we get a new principle chances are the musical group will be taken away and that is really important in my mind

    March 17, 2010 at 12:11 pm |
  63. Mrs. Welvaert's class

    We need more money...less budget cuts! We NEED our 100+ teachers who were pink slipped, re-hired. Oh, and better lunches :-)

    March 17, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
  64. Madisin :)

    Our School Needs Better Food And a Pool As Big As A Lake so we can take our boats on it and we need Nap time And we Need Bunnies and no more learning!
    Peace

    March 17, 2010 at 12:36 pm |
  65. Ben

    I think our school needs a real mascot not a person in a costume. we need a real grizzlie bear. And he should be able to rome the school with freedom.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:37 pm |
  66. Jennifer

    My school needs a social (dance). I think we need this because students need a time to let all of their energy out from the day and go crazy.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:38 pm |
  67. Fin

    I think we need better teachers so kids would be more into the work obviously.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:43 pm |
  68. Gelestino

    I think we need more money for gas so the buses can drop us off at our house when we stay after, so people don't have to walk as far, so they will want to stay after more because they don't have to walk as far.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
  69. taylor

    i think we need things that make students ENJOY school, and not dread going. more dances, time before the last bell rings to hang out, pep rallies, field trips, ect.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
  70. Brandon

    My school needs to start more fund raisers. Just some way to earn money so we will have better equipment and books.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:45 pm |
  71. Gelestino

    My school needs a bigger variety of food so we don't have to have the same things over and over

    March 17, 2010 at 12:45 pm |
  72. Courtney

    I think that our school needs to stick to the handbook more. Students are getting off with things they do wrong too easily which makes them not try as hard or makes them think they can do what they want. We need to enforce punishment and consequences a lot more.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:45 pm |
  73. bethany

    more help!!!! its not that the students are dumb or anything we just need more help when it comes to certain subjects.Everyone has their weaknesses and there are ways to make them stronger! every school has problems with sat's and its not the teacher's fault or anything its the students because its up to them if they want an education or not or if they want to go college! but i know we need more help at my school!

    March 17, 2010 at 12:48 pm |
  74. Steven

    Our school needs some new text books and teachers who help students when the students don't know what to do.And also motivate kids to do work.

    March 17, 2010 at 12:49 pm |
  75. Neerav

    I think what every school needs is perfect teacher-student cooperation.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  76. Marilyn

    it wouldn't be not cool taking the offer of having an "F" list,they're not to judge the students not to go! the parents "are" responsible for them.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:20 pm |
  77. Grace

    One thing that I've seen to be a major issue from low funding is textbooks. I'm taking precalculus and our books are falling apart, most missing at four or five pages every few chapters. My school is 8 years old, our precalculus textbooks were published in 1999/2000...they're over 10 years old. Most of us can't even use them, our teacher has to print out photocopies of the books so we can learn.

    Also, why not cut some of the sports related funding? I'm not saying to completely ruin a school's funding for sports but why not put it towards Math or Science? We used to have a Math Help room for after and before school were teachers and student-tutors would be, I used it a lot last year along with many other kids. What we've been told is that Teachers just don't have the time to do such things right now...could the real reason be from budget cuts?

    March 17, 2010 at 1:23 pm |
  78. Jenna

    We need a new building because ours looks like a gas station.... But i doubt it because no one will pass the bond.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:28 pm |
  79. Caviar

    Our school needs more money, so we can afford the supplies needed to make us successful.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:42 pm |
  80. Stephan

    We need better teacher, we need to be taught new things, and we need to buy off the money that is owed, and a better organization.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm |
  81. Kevin

    MORE MONEY.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:44 pm |
  82. mabel

    i think they should have pay to play sports and extra curricular activities. also i think they should not be allowed to fail any classes when they do play. late buses should be taken away and let the parents become more involved in what they are doing after school. parents need to become more proactive instead of waiting for the bad things to happen first. also to all my peers.....wake up and apply yourself to your work. be a contributing student to our schools and not just dead wood. you are the one to benefit from it in the future.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:45 pm |
  83. Brandon

    Our school needs more maintenance and upkeep, and to bring all of our supplies up to date.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:46 pm |
  84. Benguin

    our school needs another gym because all the kids are overweight and cant fit in one gym and need to lose weight

    March 17, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  85. Lamarr

    Our school needs better technology, and more technology. We also need more details about African History Month.

    March 17, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  86. Ellie

    My school has so many kids in each class! More room is what we need. Sometimes there is 35 kids in a tiny classroom!

    March 17, 2010 at 2:04 pm |
  87. Jocelyn

    my school should have something like that F List thing. Too many people don't care if they pass or fail. Or at least there should be consequences for failing like not being able to do extra curricular activities and go to dances.

    March 17, 2010 at 3:12 pm |
  88. Meekalika

    It all comes down to the students and the teachers.. the reason schools need budget cuts is because of the economy. The reason our economy is doing bad is because more and more people are failing to succeed. People are failing to succeed because they don't see the reason to try...Earth to America–start trying harder! And Earth to all the teachers out there that treat students like dirt or something close to that...you are just hurting the future of America because you are discouraging students to WANT to try!

    March 17, 2010 at 3:22 pm |
  89. Ashland

    We need a better internet system and a better playground.

    March 17, 2010 at 3:58 pm |
  90. Macy

    How could you not know that you were failing a class. Your teachers tell you all the time. Its your own problem. So i think that dad should grow up and stop being such a baby.

    March 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm |
  91. Kathy

    I agree with the price of textbooks. Why do schools have to keep changing there curriculums and buying new books every other year.

    March 17, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  92. Cassidy

    Our school needs laptops. We have computers at out school, but the computers are desktops, really dusty, and old. They are not the new desk tops, they are the old HUGE desktops, that mess up your papers, and logs off without you even doing it. So we need laptops, or atleast the new and improved desktops.

    March 17, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  93. Largent

    Our school does not have that many kids, but the 7th grade halls have lockers, and when the bell rings for our next class, the students are pushed into the walls and into other students. Very often there are fights or pushing going on, sinse people are rushing to their next class, and trying not to trip over the people at their lockers. So we need bigger halls.

    March 17, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  94. Mitchell

    My school hasn't really changed much but if I was in charge and the school was in a financial crisis I would have more fundraisers like car washes and cut a few things for lunch that isn't all that healthy like the nonbaked chips so its a win win.

    March 17, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  95. Shane

    My school needs a better playground and less classes...

    March 17, 2010 at 5:35 pm |
  96. Jessica

    We need better lockers, they need to be bigger,,the teachers wonder why students lockers are so messy,its because we don't have enough room,therefore we won't be orginized.

    March 17, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
  97. Jessica

    I think my school Cresthill needs more money. I bet thats what all schools need but its true. Our school has terrible supplies to learn and that wont help with our education. If we get a bad education then we wont get good jobs and our U.S money will go down. Soon our education will be terrible and no one will be working at the good jobs giving U.S money.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:02 pm |
  98. Sarah

    I believe our school needs more janitors. It's probably hard work for the one we have to clean the whole school themselves.

    March 17, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
  99. Lizzy

    Our school needs a way to make the taxes lower!! In our state, all school taxes went up on an average of 3% but our school has gone up at least 15% from what has been said!! Some people could barely afford the taxes anyway!! I surely hope that the recession ends so states fund schools and education more than the health care reformation...

    March 17, 2010 at 8:00 pm |
  100. Sam

    My school really needs new P. E. equimpment. We also could use new text books. They are getting very old and are falling apart. Their also needs to be more things to do at resses

    March 17, 2010 at 8:27 pm |
  101. Gaby

    I think the thing my school needs the most is Fundraisers, I think this because my school on average only has about 1-4 fundraisers each year. I think to get my school and other schools more money is to have more fundraisers like at least 5-10 each year

    March 17, 2010 at 8:37 pm |
  102. Kyle

    My school mainly needs money because now the students are basically paying for the field trips instead the school .They also need to get rid of uniforms because these khakis won't stop riding up my leg.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:40 pm |
  103. Noah

    Theres only one word that can describe what my school needs-MONEY! our district has to shut down 3 elementary buildings and move grades around. It is very bad and many people will lose their jobs.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:49 pm |
  104. Kyra

    I think the schools are fine, it's the ecomomy. When the economy get's better then schools will have more money for things like text books and new desks.

    March 17, 2010 at 8:54 pm |
  105. Shayna

    My school could really use a better computer network because ours (LHS) is extremely slow because they have everything all on one. So when you are trying to do work or research it takes about 10 minutes longer then it should. And for the kids that don't have a computer at home they have to use the school computers and they have to sacrifice other things to get there work done.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:04 pm |
  106. macee

    our school needs bigger rooms because there are too many kids

    March 17, 2010 at 9:20 pm |
  107. Kaylin

    I think that the schools should start to fire people from the top, starting with the administraters (they get paid the most) The teachers should definatly stay because they're acually making a differance.

    March 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  108. A.

    Democratic lawmaker support. The Republican lawmakers have abandoned public schools and gutted college education federal grants to pour into both Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Public schools need more democratic voters for a better future.

    March 18, 2010 at 12:13 am |
  109. Alyce

    ...our school needs things like food at lunch and less school hours

    March 18, 2010 at 6:16 am |
  110. jarret

    better teachers and better supplies.

    March 18, 2010 at 8:40 am |
  111. cynthia

    i think my school needs some more fundrisers to go on field trips and to get some more caulaters for the school

    March 18, 2010 at 9:26 am |
  112. Sarah

    The most valuable thing to make a school better would be having some of the best grades in the country. This does include test scores, because if a school has really good grades, the entire school can feel accomplished. When kids feel accomplished, they want to do more and to show how good they can be. Kids need that feeling of self-accomplishment to help them get through the day.
    Sometimes, a sports team or a school band can be good for the school. A sports team can make it to the championship if they work as hard as they can. With a band, there are many competitions where the kids can go out and be who they are and show that they can do it. Of course, school should always come first and kids with this extra curricular need to keep themselves at the top of their game.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  113. Nate

    I think that the most valuable thing we could get for our school is a bunch of new gym equipment. A lot of kids in our school only have one elective. So gym is like their second elective. We need to be able to provide ample gym equipment for everyone.
    We also need to be able to buy new stuff if the current stuff breaks. Like if a dodge ball get lodged in the roof we need to be able to be a new one. Also if someone breaks the volleyball net we need to be able to buy a new one. I think it is really important to the kids to have ample gym equipment.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  114. Maddie

    The most valuable thing I can think of that would make my school better is giving the students a way to have fun while learning. This would help them be engaged in each lesson. If a student is enjoying learning, they will want to keep learning. If they want to keep learning, their grades will improve, and not just in their extra-curricular classes.
    This method will help students go above and beyond in their learning. Teachers can help students have fun while learning by playing games in class and not giving lessons out of the textbook, but verbally and enthusiastically. Copying notes, although it is effective, is not very exciting. The main goal is to make students excited about coming to school.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  115. HOPE

    Something that could help students overall education I believe could be a study hall. We have lots of students failing Middle School and I think its time to do something about it. I think that the occasional tutoring is not enough. Most students failing are the ones that do not care to come to tutoring.
    A study hall can give students time to get one on one tutoring before they go home every day. This could be a great opportunity for students and I do care strongly about it. I believe that every teacher cares about his or her students and that they would take a half an hour out of their day for their students. This could make our school better for the teachers and the students.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:00 am |
  116. Larissa

    Schools should have more after school clubs.Maybe have something like kids unlimited.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  117. Jonathan

    I think that we should just be let out earlier in the summer

    March 18, 2010 at 11:52 am |
  118. Sam

    My school needs a lot. Probably more committed teachers. There are a lot of teachers who i honestly think, could care less. And More funding for the arts programs

    March 18, 2010 at 11:53 am |
  119. Hayden

    to have less classes so its not so confusing picking classes

    March 18, 2010 at 11:54 am |
  120. Ethan

    I think that we should get rid of one day of school a week.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:55 am |
  121. Shannon

    Our school needs something to motivate our students to work hard on school work and get our test scores higher. I think that we should be rewarded with a extra dance or hat day etc.. I think that if we have that to motivate us we will work harder.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  122. Galina

    I think our school needs more money for educational purposes to learn more information then just the basics we need. But overall i think our school is doing good. I think our students should try harder by studying so it doesn't look like our school is a low perfroming school

    March 18, 2010 at 11:58 am |
  123. cody

    what my school needs most is money because we are a poor comunity and we need more money

    March 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm |
  124. Shaneda

    I believe that what my school needs is to end classes that are not needed and we need more money to help make our school bigger..........also what we need is for the students at my school to try harder and try to pass their classes. Some students here don't try hard or even at all to pass. Like on tests they just write random things and guess and don't even try.

    March 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm |
  125. SHANE

    We need fundraisers and students who care.

    March 18, 2010 at 12:25 pm |
  126. dakota

    i think that to cut back on cost we need to make our schools more eco friendly with engery saveing light bulbs and try to teach kid about globel worming

    March 18, 2010 at 12:32 pm |
  127. Mitchell

    our school needs more motivation for kids. something to make it so they want to try harder.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  128. Lois

    My school needs a school board that can tell our school that we are below state average. A school board that is prepared to tell us what we need.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  129. Nate

    One thing that would make more money for the school is more fund raisers .

    March 18, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  130. Skye

    I think that the teachers explaining what they teach more would make the school better and help less kids fail.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm |
  131. mike

    I think my school could be better with a subway and a mcdonalds built in

    March 18, 2010 at 1:06 pm |
  132. Calli

    My school needs more printers, that actually work. A lot of times when I go into the library to print an essay there is a bunch of people coming in to waiting to print. The printers are extremely slow and are broken down quite often. Maybe a different location would work better so its not as crowded.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm |
  133. Patrick

    I think that we need to have more strict rules on education because my school's test scores and SAT scores are really bad. My school is on the the low performing list which is really bad. My school needs to make sure the students know what the teacher is telling them so they actually get it.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm |
  134. avery

    I think that we should not have as many tests and quizs.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm |
  135. Tyler

    I think that if a school wants their students to succeed is for the teachers to notice a student is having trouble with the subject and for them to follow through by helping them.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm |
  136. Torii

    I believe better teachers that care more about the kids personally like in smaller schools. I think it's all up to the teachers and how they teach, it doesn't matter what extra dollar amount we have. Money would be nice to have to get a more involved education, but you have to deal with what you've got.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:08 pm |
  137. T-Dawg

    My school needs more money and we need a better education. We also need a new building

    March 18, 2010 at 1:08 pm |
  138. Alex

    One thing that would help the school is longer study hall periods. If we had longer periods then we could get more work done during those periods.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:08 pm |
  139. Kourtney

    I think that the school need to help out the kids more that are failing, and that don't like to work at all . maybe the teachers should help them out and then our school wouldn't be like it is and also i think that the school needs to make kids pay for some of the big sports at the school so that they aren't wasting all there money on sending the kids to different towns i think that they should have to pay for the transportation. i mean we get free rides to school but to sporting events we should have to pay.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm |
  140. Dan

    I think that the school could save money if took away some of the activities such as plays and choirs.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm |
  141. Leanne

    What does my school need? Well to be honest, I think we, first, need to cut back on some things. If we were to get some money I don't think we should spend it on more sports uniforms, or band uniforms or money for extra stuff, if students want that, they can pitch money in to buy it. It's not a logical way of spending money. We need money to spend on rebuilding our school, because it's not in great condition..Of course, new uniforms and getting new flashy things are nice, but it's not a necessity to have all of that, but...if you think about it, would you rather have new sports uniforms or a nice school? Our school needs more space.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm |
  142. cproctor

    I think my school could build things in the construction classes (sheds, ice shacks, etc.) and sell them and make money.

    March 18, 2010 at 1:23 pm |
  143. David

    I think that it would have an effect on the students, knowing there grades is like knowing there secrets.

    March 18, 2010 at 4:39 pm |
  144. Jake

    I think that students really wouldn't care if they had their name on the list. I also think that the principle should be sued for invasion of privacy.

    March 18, 2010 at 4:40 pm |
  145. Carlos

    We should just sell the things that we dont need

    March 18, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  146. Jizy

    I think that the thing the school needs most is better or at least good food!!

    March 18, 2010 at 6:07 pm |
  147. Carlos

    MONEY!!!

    March 18, 2010 at 7:24 pm |
  148. Abby

    To make my school better, the prices for field trips, prom, sporting events, etc. should be raised... parents may not like this idea, but at least it helps our school.

    March 18, 2010 at 7:51 pm |
  149. Jenna

    I think my school needs better discipline for not having their homework and just being rude to the teachers. Also people are cussing way to much. I know that you can't really do anything about that, but we can have more discipline so when a teacher hears it they can immedetly take action. Hopefully the kids will learn their lesson and stop all of it.

    March 18, 2010 at 9:14 pm |
  150. Jessica

    Prices for lunch are ridiculous

    March 18, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  151. Nikki

    My school needs more dances so the kids could acually say the that they would want to come to schoole the next day.They would be fully excersized and calm.

    March 18, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  152. Michael

    Maybe raise the money for dances so they get maybe just even an extra dollar for every person. Host more events that cost money to get in to.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:07 pm |
  153. DAnielle

    Our school is suffering as well with these economic troubles.
    Classes that arent required for the standards have been cut along with the possiabilty of sports. Although these extra activities dont seem vital to our education they are just as importan to us socially and mentally. We need every class, and we should have every oppertunity to broaden our minds. if our own schools hold us back our future as a society is doomed. Somehow third world countries are capable of having strict classes with no questions of cutting the classes. What needs to be cut instead is the luxarys and and uneccistys of our community and country. Although it is a nice thing funding other countries to help them out, but we need to worry about our country 1st, and our people need an education no matter how it gets done.

    March 18, 2010 at 11:15 pm |
  154. Tori

    I think it is preety odvious what most schools need.....money. My shcool is going to CUT our sheet music for chorus, i mean what is a chorus with no music!!!!!

    March 19, 2010 at 7:20 am |
  155. Derek

    Our school needs more money for education and to improve our learning, because we were one the lowest performing schools in the state.

    March 19, 2010 at 7:36 am |
  156. Devi

    our school needs more money, breaks, better food, and new supplies!

    March 19, 2010 at 7:53 am |
  157. Savannah

    Our school was recently put on a list that consists of the ten schools that did poorly on the SATs. I think it's because most of our students don't want to go to college or don't see the importance of doing well on the SATs. In order to improve our school, I think we need SAT preparation workshops or to have people come in to talk about it.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:42 am |
  158. Bob

    Our school needs laptops the most. Our computers currently are very slow and some don't even work.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:46 am |
  159. Emma

    Our school was just placed on the lower percentage of SAT scores so we're now going through a number of changes. Our principal may be fired and programs our school has had for years may be cut. We might also lose some teachers who have worked here since our school was built. Right now, I think, our school needs these teachers and our principal that have been with us for so long. Although our test grades are lower, I feel that we have done a lot of good things together as a school and shouldn't be punished because we had lower grades on one single test (the SAT's) in two areas of schooling (math and english).

    March 19, 2010 at 9:48 am |
  160. Sammie

    I think our school needs more funding for music programs. So many kids here are into music and it's hard for all of us to do certain programs because there isn't enough funding for instruments and music.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:48 am |
  161. Mike

    My school needs dedicated students, and different ways of learning. The ways that we are taut in are school in some subjects are boring and not hands-on enough. A lot of my classmates don't care at all about school and it is bringing our schools test scores down.

    March 19, 2010 at 9:55 am |
  162. Anonymous

    Everyone thinks their school needs money the most, but what and where the money goes to is the most important factor. I would put the money given to our school into educational funds and purposes to improve school grades and have actions take place within the school to help motivate kids. I would also use the money to improve the school quality and make it healthier. I would under construction to places within the school that need it in make the school healthier by getting better food for lunches.

    March 19, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  163. isaac

    our school needs a school wide campaign to keep our school clean..
    too many students are throwing trash in the hallways and stairwells rather than use the refuse containers

    March 19, 2010 at 11:12 am |
  164. Aaron

    we need food!!!

    March 19, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  165. Rodney

    Our school needs a better building

    March 19, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  166. TREON

    What our school needs the most are new restrooms when you walk in to them you feel like your about to die not becuase of the smell but because of how old they look.

    March 19, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  167. S.S. Period 4

    Our...class discussed it and made a wishlist:
    We would like laptops, better food in the cafeteria, be allowed to chew gum, more language class choices, more field trips, and access to ESPN, Facebook, Youtube and other blocked websites. We are lucky that these little complaints are the only ones we have in an economy like this!

    March 19, 2010 at 12:20 pm |
  168. Tyler

    I think that my school could benefit from having new teachers. We have a lot of great teachers that are aways here for us, but we also have some teachers that are really pretty bad and just over protected in there contract. So that makes it tuff to really get rid of the teachers that we don't need so much.

    March 19, 2010 at 12:56 pm |
  169. LILLLLLLLLLY(:

    i think schools need more money!
    and some new food instead of nasty
    greasyy fooood!! yuckk!!!
    & also i think that the money
    should go to more fieldtrips&
    Better Sports& Promm.

    March 19, 2010 at 3:28 pm |
  170. Elijah

    Food, field trips, all very good ideas. From my perspective, the electives should be given some support as well. Choir, band, and orchestra can help brighten a future, you know! Cheesy, I understand, but it can happen.

    March 19, 2010 at 8:43 pm |
  171. McKayla

    My school could use alot of things. But the most important thing is we should have less activites for more classes. My school is doing the 4 day week and i want to know what you think of it?

    March 19, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  172. Sierra

    Are school needs not just money.... but food that is not so hard and stale like the chicken patty, some people like it but I don't know why it just tastes nasty...

    March 20, 2010 at 12:10 am |
  173. Philip

    My school needs love and for everyone to get along. Yes, we're going though hard times but this will get better and in the mean time we should just enjoy and appreciate what we have.

    March 20, 2010 at 2:46 pm |
  174. Kasey

    What my school needs most of all is more funding. Our school is old and recently an initiative was passed to remodel it, but we're going to need quite a bit of money to do so. We've also had some trouble with our test scores and the state is pushing us to do something about it. With more money, we could have our teachers go to workshops or do other things to help improve our education. If our school is renovated and our scores improve, I feel like a lot of the students and community will feel more proud of our school and going there.

    March 20, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  175. Smith

    My School needs more Democratic voters to vote in more Democratic lawmakers who by and large share the American value of America's brightest future in Public Education and Higher Education.

    The Republican lawmakers have routinely gutted Public School funding, and Higher Education college grants. The Republican lawmakers feel it is better and cheaper to offshore their need for college graduates and to force American taxpayers to pay 75,000 dollars per year per homeless teen that finds themselves in America's massive prison system.

    March 20, 2010 at 5:38 pm |
  176. victoria

    I think my school most needs is enough classrooms so that kids to not have to be taught in a storage room.My school was so caught up on looking the best that it never got finished its not safe and we dont have enough room for the students to learn.My sister had to be put in a storage room as her new classroom we had to fight with the school just to get her a seat in the classroom i think my school needs to focuse on the student and what were bieng taught and were instead of how they look.

    March 20, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
  177. Quinton

    I think our schools just need more teachers so the class sizes are fifteen to twenty kids per classroom.

    March 20, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  178. sydney

    A big problem in our school is the lack of spirit. Our school is not as wealthy as the others in our class and people are always saying you wont get anywhere because your from this school. I think we need to get our teachers more concerned about the students attitudes and raise our standards so others see us that way, and then eventually we can see ourselves that way

    March 20, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  179. Thomas

    I think all school need something and that thing is a safe learning environment. Even if you have old books and bad teachers if you have a safe learning environment you will be able to succeed.

    March 21, 2010 at 2:17 pm |
  180. Kate

    I don't think that money is what our school needs the most. What we need is for students to work hard and want to succeed. There are many people that don't even try during school. It is important to do your best and to learn each and every day. Since our school was put on a list of 10 schools that didn't do so well with the SATs, I think that students need to work harder so that they can do better in school. Students should try to do their best on their SATs and not just blow them off like some students do. They are an important matter, and people should pay more attention to preparing for them.

    March 21, 2010 at 3:44 pm |
  181. Julia

    Well, our school was recently put on a list of ten schools that did poorly on the SATs. Teachers may be fired, and same with our principle, I believe that right now we need to keep these teachers and our principle, and that firing them wouldn't make anything better, because the reason we were put on that list was because of one test grade (the SAT's) and that is only based on two subjects (math and reading).

    March 21, 2010 at 3:55 pm |
  182. jonathan

    I go to a school which is in desperate need of money. At this point in the eigth grade i think money is the most needed thing at my school. This may sound desperate but our school is turning off the lights in the hallwasys to save money! Money is the most important thing at my school!

    March 21, 2010 at 4:21 pm |
  183. Derrek

    I think that our school needs to be able to have more money put into our drama programs because most of our money is put into sporting events, but the statistics of someone excelling in sports is lower than that of someone becoming an actor or singer. If more money was put into our drama club, I think more kids would have a chance at success.

    March 21, 2010 at 4:33 pm |
  184. Hunter

    If our school really needs something, it should be lower prices on lunch! It may be more money for the school, but it's less money for the students, and their parents. Some students don't eat lunch because their parents can't pay $15-20 a week, due to the job losses.

    March 21, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  185. Jenna

    My school needs to crack down on some of the drugies. There are too many kids and teenagers at my school doing drugs and drinking. Several teachers have caught people doing stuff in between classes.

    March 21, 2010 at 11:50 pm |
  186. Ed

    i think that most schools in the southern or eastern area's are in need of air conditioning. if days get to hot theres no possibility of any students going into school to sweat and worry about the possibility of passing out or something along the lines of that.

    March 22, 2010 at 6:08 am |
  187. Justin

    I thank thats just ok just divide the room in half.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:03 am |
  188. ryan

    i think it would be helpful our school to have laptops in each room.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:17 am |
  189. Ryan

    I think my school needs more conservative teachers because right now all we have are super-liberals. Different views on the world would make for a better classroom expiriance.

    March 22, 2010 at 9:53 am |
  190. Ryan

    A box or shelf of old hand-me-down sneakers or something like that in gym class in case you forget to bring a pair.

    March 22, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
  191. Luke

    I think that what my school needs most is a better attitude towards our educations. Our school is filled with apathy. Many students do not care about grades, and I think some teachers allow this to happen. The teachers don't fail enough kids even if they are not doing their work.

    March 22, 2010 at 1:30 pm |
  192. Daphne

    It would help to have more money, but if everyone contributes to making the world a better place, it's fine.

    March 22, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
  193. Anonymous

    I think schools need to cut back on homework. I don't mean get rid of it entirely, but we need to cut back on it. I am in 9th grade and I go to a school where homework is given pretty much everyday; especially on A days because I have English, Algebra, Science, and Geography on that day. I get a lot of homework in Algebra and Science and English. I get frustrated because my homework takes all day to do and sometimes I don't get a subject done. I also have world civilizations on B days and I get homework in that class. If we cut back on homework, we would be able to pay attention in our classes the next day because we don't have to do homework until 11:30 at night. We would also reduce the usage of ink caterages for the printers and having to buy boxes of paper. We would be able to save money if we don't have so much homework. And if we don't have a lot of homework, we can do things that would also help us and other people like doing service and we'll be more happy.

    March 22, 2010 at 1:53 pm |
  194. Mrs.Devore

    They could keep Wednesdays half days and also have the more tasty lunches more expensive or have less home work because they really only need five minutes of home work for memory and such they don't need to learn division at home or spelling since it is all done in the class room.

    March 22, 2010 at 3:32 pm |
  195. ryan

    i think that are schols need more time to think on tests why? because some kids rush through the test because of time giving them an f or a d

    March 22, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  196. shana

    I think our school needs to let loose and let people wear what they want. I am so tired of people getting dress code for wearing a tang top I mean if its a hot day who wouldt wear a tangtop!!!!! Also i think we should be able to chew gum some gum...are good for your teeth!!!!!! Thats all i gotta say..BYEEEE!!!

    Shana

    March 22, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  197. Deja

    Our school needs more Educational training instead of learning about how to disect a cow's eye we should be learning about the careers we want to pursue in life.

    March 22, 2010 at 7:48 pm |
  198. Jared

    I think that my school needs to observe the teachers and take out the ones that don't have good methods, also to make more of an effort to motivate students with more fun projects.

    March 22, 2010 at 8:45 pm |
  199. Paige

    I think we need more peppy teachers. Its not that kids dont want to do the work, its that they aren't motivated to do the work. If the teachers were happier, then we would be more up to do what we are told.

    March 22, 2010 at 8:47 pm |
  200. Wes

    Students have many ways to fund raise and lots of schools already do them. Schools need to step back and see how their school runs and need to see what the school least uses and take that out. You can't just generalize all schools because all schools are different.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:35 am |
  201. Shelby

    Healthier lunches, not prison food! And they wonder why the obesity rate is so high....
    We need teachers who AREN'T losing their minds.......before we lose ours.
    And the PE program at our school stinks! All we do is run around or play four square or basketball. Does nothing to help people who aren't that fit or healthy or who don't get to do many sports...like me. They should have an active program. I suggest martial arts or yoga instead of making us to the same things every day.

    March 23, 2010 at 10:45 am |
  202. Melissa

    Icthink that my school needs paper the most, you see all of the teachers printing out assignments on half sheets of paper and hear all of them saying" only take one price of paper"

    March 23, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
  203. Sanket

    What our school really needs the most is to replace the old grumpy teachers with new teachers who understand us better and know how to explain it better. But if they do the negative side is that the old teachers have actual expierence unlike the new teachers.

    March 23, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
  204. Annabel

    My school needs something that money can't buy. We need enthusiasm. I think that the separation of our peers into different categories ("jock", "nerd", etc.) would dissolve if only we had more spirit. If we aren't bound by always trying to look and act "cool", then what do we have to lose by getting excited at pep rallies or having energy in class?

    March 23, 2010 at 7:35 pm |
  205. miguel

    they should make our schools more fun, giving rewards to the students that do good in school, might motivate the other ones to do the same thing.

    March 23, 2010 at 7:52 pm |
  206. edgar

    school needs more teachers

    March 23, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  207. david

    We need a star trek glee club for people me.

    March 24, 2010 at 8:29 am |
  208. MIKE

    If it were possible to rechieve money for my deep in dept school, I would try. But our budget is so low that the Board gave up on our middle school and they are making our elementry school extremely nice. I find this very unfair, considering we are waisting money on painting lines in the parking lot. Our water isn't even filtered (I don't think) and when you put it in a cup, it is a grey colliod. At least our teachers can thrive in this enviroment, because I can't wait to get out of here.

    March 24, 2010 at 8:30 am |
  209. David

    I believe are school needs a atom splitting program so that we may perform highly scientific experiments focusing on atoms and Newton's third law ( i think about it all night)

    March 24, 2010 at 8:31 am |
  210. david

    We ran out of white paint in the art room, and we don't have enough money to buy more.

    March 24, 2010 at 8:33 am |
  211. jake

    i think our schools need more gym time

    March 24, 2010 at 12:48 pm |
  212. Jessica (:

    My school definitely needs more money, but also more motivated students, more fun, more unity, more fundraisers, and more support.

    March 24, 2010 at 1:27 pm |
  213. kayla

    i think they should cancel school bc school teaches u stuff u already learned u can survive on ur own CANCEL SCHOOL lol jk jk our school is wakie but cool

    March 24, 2010 at 3:43 pm |
  214. Isaysha

    Are school definitely needs paper. We went over are paper budget. Also EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES it's so boring and we have nothing to do at school. :(

    March 24, 2010 at 3:49 pm |
  215. Alex

    My school district is cutting the following programs: sports, music, clubs, art, band, and our education time. Our school will go from 9:00 to 3:00. Our superintendent is trying to cut obesity. But cutting these programs he's only making it worse. Our only excercise's will be pe and after school at home. Our state...owes our district 482,200$. Now we aren't the only school having to do this. Throughout [our state] schools are being cut. The healthcare bill that recently passed is going to make it even harder to have our education the way it is. Or was. :( Now, we're going to have a hard time learning things. Our superintendent has kindergarden and, 1st grade at one school, 2nd grade and 3rd grade at another, and so on. Everybody voted against it and he did it anyway...We need help! We are one of the United State schools that are in trouble. Please help us!

    Thank You!

    March 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm |
  216. Ian

    What my school really needs is a new building, but fortunately, we already know that we're getting one within a few years.

    March 24, 2010 at 4:59 pm |
  217. ROSEDA

    what my school mostly needs are
    1)NEW RESTROOM'S
    2)NEW LIBRARY BOOKS
    3)FIELD TRIPS AT LEAST
    SCHOOL IS BORING WITHOUT FIELD TRIPS

    March 24, 2010 at 7:42 pm |
  218. Eric

    We need a new text book. My scool does not have not money to buy them for everyone, so we have to share with other classes.

    March 24, 2010 at 7:48 pm |
  219. Alexander

    What my school needs is a larger building, larger classrooms, new textbooks (newest editions in the school are from 2002,) and more students (the entire school, grades K-8, contains only *65 students*.) My school also needs to teach a few things. One thing, which I agree with Annabel, is enthusiasm and no separation of kids with a status of "cool to nerd". My school also needs to teach loyalty to friends and respect to adults, teachers, fellow students, etc. My school is small and it greatly needs to be changed!!! :(

    March 24, 2010 at 8:13 pm |
  220. sadie

    my school needs new text books and better lunches and we need better eduation web sites cuz the web sites we have are for children in pre-k to 5th grade not 6th grade and up.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:48 am |
  221. Precious

    Our school needs more feild trips because we work hard and make pretty good grades and have test almost everyday Idon't think these people are fair.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:50 am |
  222. Kayla

    I think that my school needs more field trips because we havent been on any feild trips this whole year and we work constantly and deserve to go on more trips.

    March 25, 2010 at 8:50 am |
  223. carter

    My school needs new gym lockers so none can steal your stuff cause i already have had stuff stolen and so have my friends

    March 25, 2010 at 10:06 am |
  224. Pressley

    Our school desperately needs new fields. Our baseball and softball fields barely have ANY grass, and when we compare our fields to those of others, its just flat out embarassing.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:37 am |
  225. jaja

    From my guess my school needs money .My school is flat broke no money at all. I can`t even see how the maintain this school. Shhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooccccccckkkkiiiiinnnnggg.

    March 25, 2010 at 2:03 pm |
  226. Amy

    We need teachers. We need our piano player. We also need better lunches. :) lol! We need extra-curricular activities, which our state might cut. Without them, we will not be as healthy and in shape. Thank you for your time. <3

    March 25, 2010 at 3:21 pm |
  227. Elysabeth

    We need more books in our library. Also, we some better teachers because one teacher does NOT do a good job teaching.

    March 25, 2010 at 3:53 pm |
  228. Ashley

    They should make our school more fun and have more things that students can be involved in like have some basketball players other than 12

    March 25, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
  229. Siddiqui

    Our school mainly needs more space and more teachers. Many different classes are being taught by the same teachers, they need people who have actually studied the subject to teach them. The space is also a problem because there cannot be more electives offered because of the scarcity of space.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  230. Aditya

    Our school has everything that we need to have a good education. I do not think that we deserve any more. We are one of the high ranking school's in the district, and its all because of what we have.

    March 25, 2010 at 11:49 pm |
  231. G.

    WELL MY SCHOLL REALLY NEEDS FINER TEACHERS AND SODA MACHINES WE NEED SOMETHING THATS GONNA KEEP OUR ATTENTION THATS THE TEACHER AND SOMETHING THATS GONNA KEEP US UP THATS THE SUGAR I FALL ASLEEP IN CLASS EVERYDAY BECAUSE MY TEACHER IS OLD AND BORING I THINK THIS WILL INCREASE ALOT!!!!

    March 26, 2010 at 9:46 am |
  232. corie

    i think our school should not have so old of teachers in the school. i think that because most of the old teachers are mean and grumpy than younger teachers.

    March 26, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  233. jonathon

    well in bakersfeild califorina there is realy nothing we can do our school district is already in debt

    March 27, 2010 at 12:09 pm |
  234. ali

    my school needs money so that it can bring back all the cool electives. if it can bring back all or some of the cool electives then more students would want to be a part of the lesson. another thing our school needs is lockers. you have to buy lockers. i think it is another way that they can get more money.

    March 29, 2010 at 10:24 am |
  235. Cassi

    My school REALLY needs money. I mean, our school is always selling something to raise money for playground equipment and computers, but they never buy anything afterwards.

    March 30, 2010 at 8:25 pm |
  236. Midnight

    Schools should try to sell their old text books online. There are some other (home)schools that need and don't have those text books because they are short on money.
    They could also increase spectator prices of extracurricular gatherings like Athletic Games and Band/Dance Contests.
    Schools can host events that will attract a lot of people and set a price on entry tickets baste on the supply and demand idea – have them pre-order w/o paying yet, and tell them to bring at least $xx.xx because price will be announced when they get to door.
    My HS band just had their 2nd annual Plant Sale. Last year it wasn't that popular, but this year it was HUGE because of the publicity that went out because of it. We have gained at least (approximately) $1000 in 11hours.

    March 31, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  237. Kayla

    I think that my school needs to be a lot stricter when it comes to the curriculum. Currently my school is the 3rd worst school in my state for the SAT testing.

    March 31, 2010 at 7:39 pm |
  238. Jasmine

    we need help with our lunches alot our school doesn't use spices :(

    April 1, 2010 at 7:28 pm |
  239. KYLE

    It needs money and more supplies to help us learn more things.

    April 2, 2010 at 1:48 pm |
  240. Josh

    I have witnessed bullying at my old school and went through tough times. As soon as I got my parents and teachers involved, it was such a small school, it got better.

    April 2, 2010 at 2:16 pm |
  241. Aditya

    My school is all set. We all have what we want. However, we need to stop putting stress on the students. It is a distinguished school, but that doesn't mean that every single student has the capabilities to do something another student does.

    April 4, 2010 at 2:38 am |
  242. Austin

    MY SCHOOL CAN USE BETTER BUSES

    April 5, 2010 at 6:58 am |
  243. Abby

    well 1-.what i think my school needs more is money because i still remember in third grade all those fun trips we had! 2-. teachers needs to get meaner! and 3-. when need to get lot of homework because lots of students dont pay attention!(sometimes)

    April 6, 2010 at 7:07 pm |
  244. Jesse

    THe thing our school really needs is simple, funds, if we just got the funds we needed we wouldn't need to cut from our budget as much as we might be planning to.

    April 8, 2010 at 9:38 am |
  245. gina

    My shcool has fired teachers that are less imporant then the class teachers like lunch ladies, aid teachers, even some students teachers. My school has over 1000 students so some of the students have to go to other shcools now. My grade seems to be out of pencils, pens, and other school supplies all the time.
    I think schools should get things that they REALLY need. Go greener.

    April 8, 2010 at 9:10 pm |
  246. Elise-Quinn

    If anything, my school need handi-cap accsesibility, we have no ramps are elevators. I was recently on crutches and had to go up the stairs on them.

    April 8, 2010 at 9:16 pm |
  247. Jake

    I think that they need to stop spending money on stuff that they do not need...we are all humans and we can live off teh same things. Teachers love buying new computers and stuff, and I think they are wasting too much money.

    April 9, 2010 at 1:28 pm |
  248. Anonymous

    My school has been going through some tough times, they are making kids choose between Encore classes and Choir/Band. I'm not in choir, but all my friends say they love both choir and encore.

    April 9, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  249. Harper

    I think our school needs better was of punishing student that NEVER turn in there work all the teachers do is make them sign (it takes off point of your grade only like 5) and they never do anything else.

    April 10, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  250. Ruth

    my school needs more teachers who actually have the knowlegde of what they are teaching and love their job without that how can we learn the way we should

    April 14, 2010 at 2:01 pm |
  251. Jean

    My school needs better and different lunch. It's OK, but it keeps serving the same vegetable, which I can't eat. I like vegetables but I'm not supposed to eat the type of vegetable they serve in school.

    April 15, 2010 at 8:39 am |
  252. Denis

    I think our school needs better computers. They can be used for more complex things like for math you can make animated diagrams. Also the internet should be less blocked on some websites like youtube and other informative websites. For example you can find all kinds of tutorials on how to do math problems.

    April 15, 2010 at 12:07 pm |
  253. Colby

    What my school need most is the room to learn more less trailers. I wouldn’t have to have gum on my shoe if I didn’t have to go walk out to the trailers. Our school could due with some handi-cap things to help people out. They should spend more money on new textbooks and paper rather than spending on new doors. Updating computers so they won’t crash when we are doing our projects at school is a necessity at our school. Maybe getting better school lunches that are healthier and maybe tastes better, these are just some of my opinions on what my school might need.

    April 15, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  254. Lucyy

    My School Need Not Expired Food.
    And Milk... The Food Sucks, As Well As Everything Else.
    And I Still Have To Pay For My Lunch Everyday.
    I'd Rather Bring My Own Lunch Than Pay For Crappy Food.
    Butt We Still Deserve Food Thats Edible.

    April 15, 2010 at 2:04 pm |
  255. RTTT

    we would need more....education beacuse seem like everyone in this school here is slacking off to much...and they need more homework to do......most of all we would need the more people to come to this school and more teacher so that people would have more work to do...and also if that than we need to school to be bigger...

    April 19, 2010 at 3:01 pm |
  256. Anonymous

    I think that we need more money beacause we barely go on feild trips.
    and we need more spaces in our school. Its so small that sometimes the teachers tell you to keep moving.

    April 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm |
  257. chen

    I think that our poor school needs more money. We dont even have money for other grades to go on feild trips. and i think that our school
    is way to small. We need more room because it is to small and crowded for people.

    April 19, 2010 at 3:07 pm |
  258. Magen

    My school needs better teachers and security cameras since we've had fights pratically everday since the school year has started.

    April 19, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  259. Alex

    I think a school losing money should have a fund-raiser with better games than those cheap carnival games. get famous people to come and play trampoline tennis.(4 trampolines in a square with a volleyball net in between)

    April 20, 2010 at 11:47 am |
  260. joshua

    schools need teachers that can teach not just make rules.
    students learn different...so we need flexible teachers.

    April 21, 2010 at 9:35 am |
  261. Susan

    Better lunch. healthy lunch-vitamin water instead of diet coke. later starting times, nice teachers, cheaper prices on snack machines, skinny snacks and fat sncks

    April 21, 2010 at 10:35 am |
  262. Matthew

    i think the best thing our school needs is to make bullying stop. If ome one bullies someone they should get in trouble a lot.Teachers should make the punishments bad.

    April 21, 2010 at 2:22 pm |
  263. Helen

    Relaxation time, most definately! We all stress all the time; if start a yoga program or something, it will help us destress, and just chill.

    April 21, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  264. Andrea

    Our school just got BRAND NEW Promethean boards over Spring Break. But they say we have no money for other more important things. We should have new + improved fundraisers then just going " door – to – door " candy selling. My principal doesn't approve of ANYTHING. + I'm really getting tired of sitting in chairs, with gum all over it, + desks that are written all over; along with gum on it!

    April 22, 2010 at 2:12 pm |
  265. Nina

    what my school needs the most is a swimming pool and air conditioning... no really, what my school needs is sports programs... the only thing that my school has to do with sports is that they have a field and a gym and they let us practice there.

    April 22, 2010 at 11:30 pm |
  266. Corey

    My school needs money we need it t fix facilitys and for school supplys and we also need it for bussing

    April 24, 2010 at 3:32 pm |
  267. MiMi

    to me what school needs is more classes for middle and high schoolers because school is so easy i mean everybody should make ab honor roll like me and all you have to do is turn in your home work. also i think school could use more homework. omg home work is sooooooooo easy to do. that what i think schools need

    April 26, 2010 at 5:35 pm |
  268. nevaeh

    to me my school needs better lunches because i found some ............. in my plate and in not down with that i mean these so called good lunch ladies need to step there game up and do better we want real food at our school we have done nothing to be punished this way we are begging foe real food like hungry howies pizza,chicken fingers,and i mean when was the last time we had hot wings i mean we miss oyr hot wings.even sometimes our alacart dont even taste like real food we want real food and please since this is the end of the year can we have somethingelse to dink besides milk and please don let us have to pay for it. to me thats what all leon county schools need pivate and public schools.

    April 26, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  269. Kelsey

    My school needs to get organize for the past few months its been all over the place.

    May 10, 2010 at 1:07 pm |
  270. Matt

    A large science hall

    May 19, 2010 at 9:11 am |
  271. Shanya

    My school needs to stop selling unhealthy foods like junk food and greasy food.

    May 19, 2010 at 1:39 pm |
  272. Justin

    A better gym. =D

    May 24, 2010 at 9:00 am |
  273. Gabriela

    I think that my school needs more computers and a bigger cafeteria.
    =}}}

    September 24, 2010 at 10:19 am |
  274. Gabriel

    Our vocational school will produce the technicians of tomorrow
    has an urgent need for updated teaching material. All we have now are some old diesel engines that are museum pieces. It is a shame to see how hard our instructor tries to get updated material and all other proper educational equipment
    Our class is about Diesel mechanics and Heavy trucks

    September 25, 2010 at 12:53 am |
  275. crystal

    What I think schools need most is cleaner bathrooms, more field trips, and more days off of school.

    October 14, 2010 at 12:11 pm |
  276. crystal

    What I think schools need most is better school busses

    October 14, 2010 at 12:12 pm |
  277. caleb

    i would get a big football or baketball game an tell everybody to come an ill raise money for shoes an books for the team an school have this every other week just so we can see what we need an dont need

    October 29, 2010 at 1:43 pm |
  278. LaNia

    if they had better teachers i think that they would have higher grades then they do now. i also think that if some teachers weren't so strict more students would cooperate.

    October 29, 2010 at 1:45 pm |
  279. Augie

    I think the school can get better books because the books we use are from 2001. They could also save money by fining kids for their cell phones getting taken up.

    October 29, 2010 at 1:46 pm |