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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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karl liebhardt November 11, 2013 at 01:05 am
common core makes sense. Young American workers recently came in near the bottom compared to intlRead More neighbors, esp in math. They'll still get plenty of art and music via their ipods, cell phones and car shows. :)
Melissa June 4, 2011 at 04:45 pm
I understand the graduates reaction as they were looking forward to this day, but I have to agreeRead More with the principal & staff. It was heavy rain & the weather just wasnt fit for a proper graduation. I'm looking forward to seeing my daughter graduate this Wed!!!
Wayne&Liz Haugen June 4, 2011 at 06:25 pm
My question is -- why in the heck didn't they have a back-up plan? For an event this big -- HOWRead More DARE THEY TO NOT HAVE ONE!??!! I know that there is a gym -- somewhere where they could have gone. Or even a huge church auditorium somewhere. For goodness sakes it doesn't even need to be IN Dixon. Anywhere in Solano County would have been fine. So many students had family coming from out of town -- they'd been looking forward to this event all year. One more reason to be annoyed with Dixon schools. UGH.
Clifton D. Schell June 5, 2011 at 12:54 am
When they said the graduation ceremonies would be held rain or shine, the school left themselves inRead More a non-bargaining position. I don't blame everyone for being upset-- all those folks came to the stadium armed with umbrellas and smiles on their faces. A rubber walkway mat could have been thrown down on the stage, volunteers could be stationed on either end of the stage to assist with the steps and a small portable covering over the podium surely wouldn't have been a problem. I give the school district boneheads an F on this one.
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