Obama's "Jobs Bill" is another by the feds to take over control
of the LOCAL hiring of police, firefighters and teachers. Since
when does the federal government know anything about LOCAL
needs for these jobs?
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Every time you say the words "no way" I get worried. It makes it sound like you have a crystal ball and can see into the future. If you know the thinking of the U.N. you should share that with us so we will know how to react to Agenda 21 and other hidden agendas that surface from time to time in that body.
Agenda 21 is no less questionable than the proposal of an international "rich country" tax that would be shared with our poorer nation states.
Stick to things you are sure about and leave conjecture to others--it doesn't suit you or enhance your credibility.2 months ago
Oh yes Mike:
Fully funded schools, teacher salaries going up--the 80's were really good for educators. Student test scores going down--oops!2 months ago
Wow! What a "stretch" for you.
We have had a conversation some time ago about many of the points in this article and it appears to me you have come to many of the same conclusions I have. The money is not going to come until reforms are put in place and implemented.
As a retired principal I can support almost every point you have made--even the one about firing principals who cannot show improvement in their schools performance.
It starts, however, with your number two--being to rid the school of senior non-performing teachers.
Good points in a well thought art article on appropriate starting points for reform. I think you will get support from reasonable people in the present and past educational establishment on this one!
5 months ago
I am aware that my point was made in a previous discussion on this site about education in Arizona (Gilbert included).
I would like to convince you that once Arizonans see improvement in student achievement they will be willing to pay more for those who are responsible for that improvement. In most cases that would be teachers. In the private sector that would be known as an increase in "productivity."
Until "productivity" improves in our school systems and kids start learning as evidenced through testing and actually being able to compete in our world economy, I don't see any sentiment for the taxpayers (tea partiers included) to increase funding for education.
A retired principal8 months ago
My guess is that most state employees with a choice will show their true colors and take the security; and save the state a bunch of money.8 months ago
Tumka et. al.:
How's that "prosperity economics" (aka Socialism) working out for you over in Greece, y'all?8 months ago
Your "post pic" is perfect--WHAT, ME WORRY?: about the deficit; Medicare running out of money in a couple of years; stimulus that doesn't stimulate; illegal not illegal any more; free everything; food stamps and unemployment comp forever; 50% paying no income taxes; 23% underemployment; what rule of law; etc., etc., etc.
You are MAD all right!8 months ago
I am sorrry to have to tell you something else about our Constitution--it calls for our nation to follow the Rule of Law, not the Rule of Common Sense!10 months ago
You need to go back to Coronado High School and take my Business Law class. If you did that you would know that it is not the job of judges under our Constitution to determine questions of fact or to make our laws.
The "law" for initiative petitions is clear and that law was not followed in this case. It is not the job of some activist judge to determine questions of "fact." That is a job for juries in our system of justice. Better yet, encourage the legislature to change the law if you do not like it. Judges don't make our laws either.10 months ago
Love the list of all the Obama accomplishments. Just think--all that has cost us, our kids and grandkids ONLY $13 TRILLION (so far)!Mar 31, 2012