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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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B. Smith November 2, 2013 at 09:35 am
As a parent *I'm* responsible for monitoring my child's social life/media. I think it'sRead More overreaching for a school to monitor a child's behavior outside of school (beyond getting to and from school, esp if by school bus, and school-run recreational activities), unless a parent/guardian signs an agreement to allow such. If the child is posting things under a "public" setting, anyone has the right to view it; they should control their own settings if they don't want someone they don't know monitoring what they are doing. Again, a parent should ensure they are doing that! I think parents often need to step up and be responsible for their own kids, rather than expecting someone else to or blaming them when something goes wrong. Why can't a parent say, "I should have been watching my child," instead of blaming a school that has hundreds of children to keep up with? Oh... maybe b/c it's admitting that they didn't uphold their job of being a parent. Besides, if a school is focusing too much on things outside of the classroom there's less time to focus ON the classroom. Signed, Parent of a teen WITHOUT social media (b/c it's not a rite of passage, it's a risk)
denny rane October 6, 2013 at 09:39 am
What schools.? What classes.? What percentage of students.? WHERE.? My wife works in our publicRead More schools...our kids went to these schools...all this homework is news to me. Half the kids are saggy pants...sideways hat wearing...ghetto vocabulary dumb s(h)its. Unless we are talking about college prep schools/students...I have a feeling a lot of this "home work" is catch up on stuff they should have mastered in grade school. The USA is in its death throes. Ask a kid where Gaza is. Ask a kid for a short definition of E=MC2. good luck
B. Smith August 31, 2013 at 06:27 am
I'd like to point out the **STELLAR** scores at PSA. A 940 in its first year is INCREDIBLE!!!! IRead More do think it's had slight impact on the lower scoring at the other schools, though, since many of their top students were among the selected applicants for PSA.
The Fairfield Suisun Unified School District is a big winner after Governor Brown and the legislature eliminated redevelopment agencies.
Kevin Sigler July 27, 2013 at 07:43 am
Reap Benefits? Not sure I understand the new math? Suisun Redevelopment funds went 100% to SuisunRead More City. Now the State has reallocated those earmarked Suisun City funds to County, Special District, Community College, and Education Revue 0% to Suisun City. K-12 maybe 30% to Suisun City, and Office of Education maybe 10% to Suisun City. Exactly how does this new math work?
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