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Tom Brown June 30, 2014 at 06:22 am
The way the Lottery was sold to voters 30 years ago after a couple of failed attempts at approvalRead More was the promise that a % of funds collected would go to fund schools. They tricked us all at the time by not making it clear that they would be "instead of" funds as opposed to "additional funds." The more that the Lottery contributes to schools equal amounts are diverted from preexisting funding and used for stuff like High Speed Rail and other dumb stuff. If voters had gotten what they approved there would be no shortage of school funding today.
denny rane June 30, 2014 at 07:34 am
THANK YOU Tom...!! Look you F'ing Morons... Right from the first day..."the lottery" hasRead More been the text book definition of a shell game. LOOK at the condition of our public schools. They have fallen further from grace with each passing year. Check back in 30 years and the lottery ... ASSUMING There Still Is A Public School System...will be our schools sole source of income. Across the world, "Americans" tend to be the most politically stupid and gullible of any citizen of any country. Wake The F Up already. "private" .....that means FOR PROFIT schools have been riding the coat tails of the lottery. THAT is what capitalism is all about...The Worship Of PROFIT. For the first time in history, the USA sends just as much Private Security personnel into a battle is it does Military Soldiers. Speak up now against this B.S. while you still can. God Bless
Carson W June 12, 2014 at 10:49 am
Tom, I dont think we have "tenure" in the classic sense... nor is our system a permanentRead More job, but the situation you described, but for all but the most dogged administrators, is just that. why SHOULD it take 3.5 years if a employer doesnt want the services of an employee any more.....? Most principals just dont bother rocking the boat, and let teachers be...then shuffle them off somewhere else...
Tom Ontis June 12, 2014 at 11:27 am
@Carson W. My 'friend' was not a jock, the principal was. My 'friend' may have not been the bestRead More teacher in the world, but he wasn't the ogre the administration made him out to be. My 'friend' worked with one teacher for many years that admitted he was lazy, came in right before the kids and couldn't wait to get out the door at 3 pm. Yet he was not targeted. The bottom line is that is no objectivity.
Carson W June 12, 2014 at 11:42 am
it is like that in any profession though isnt it..? My point is this. when an employer basicallyRead More CANT fire someone... that is good for the people who DONT deserve it (maybe your friend)..but also awesome for the people who do need a good firing. and in education throwing kids onto that altar of sacrifice for the teacher's sake is unacceptable.
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 07:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 01:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
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Sandy Murphey November 21, 2013 at 10:09 am
Considering how few of us actually write letters anymore, and how many youngsters use computers, orRead More phones to text, cursive may no longer needed. Even though spelling is still taught, many youngsters and even adults don't spell things correctly on websites, ads, and especially on the bottom of the screen to show what's being said. It's a joke to see how words are spelled. With texting, it doesn't seem to matter, with all the abbreviations. I guess it's another thing we'll have to adapt to.
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lauriejac August 15, 2013 at 10:09 am
Would love to see this, but Thursday is not August 28th. So is it on Wednesday August 28th orRead More Thursday August 29th?
Joseph Sumbi August 15, 2013 at 10:12 am
Hi lauriejac, great catch. I will contact SSU to confirm the right date. Thanks.
Kimberley Peterson Roberts April 8, 2013 at 02:37 pm
Dylan you are obviously a very intelligent student to which I commend you. I am linked into Aeris.Read More I have also used engrave now and prior. I just think simplicity makes things easier. Have one portal that all our schools in our district use. With that said, after linking in and watching my students progress declining that is when I started with emails, then phone calls still with no response. I cannot help my student unless I am told how I can help my student. There were two counselors and know been informed there are three which is ok. I don't compare our district to others due to they don't run their districts like ours. For example I love Casa Grande due to the fact that they have block scheduling. They have 3 classes a day which give the teacher and the student to be able to more one on one with classes that are oversized. Casa has had great success with this.
James Gattis April 8, 2013 at 02:46 pm
Even the portals are problematic because they are not updated regularly. It is something tooRead More concrete for appropriate up to date information about our students. When questions arise about our students decline in grades it can take weeks even months to reach a teacher/counselor to get the whole story, by that time our student has failed or it is too late for make up. What happened to the old fashioned way..student is failing or needs help the teacher picks up a phone and calls the parent? Rarely happens. I experience this frequently with Windsor High and have heard the same stories from parents who have come for counseling. Communication is very poor between parents and teachers and something needs to change.
Kimberley Peterson Roberts April 8, 2013 at 02:54 pm
I completely agree James. Maybe if the phone was picked up and used a little more often then youRead More would see more from the parents thus making it easier for the teacher.
Reginald "Rex" Henderson August 3, 2013 at 11:06 am
I still maintain that the cross looks cute on her.
Dorie McKay August 3, 2013 at 12:11 pm
anything would look cute on her; she's a real beauty..
Bee Ben August 3, 2013 at 12:36 pm
Here in California, we are notoriously noted for tolerance and acceptance. Going only one way.
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