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We finally have a school board that is truly looking out for the teachers and the classroom. We have a board that looks at all the issues of the budget to move the money to the teachers and the classroom. We have a board that wants an administration that is accountable and transparent with the money they spend.
Thank you board members for doing a thankless job and for putting up with the rude people....some even called teachers, that jeer, talk, yell etc during a board meeting. You have struggled through the budgeting process even when you don't get all the facts or muddled facts from the administration.
Keep up the FINE job you are doing!
LiveinGilbert what Fringe element are you part of?
Mr. McClellan, what is a Tea Party Board?
As an Aside.... you said, "Now, news stories about our public schools are dominated by reports of school board proposals or efforts to reject sources of future funding, identify programs to cut, alienate long-time teachers and their chosen representatives, publicly belittle our superintendent" DO YOU MAKE UP THESE STORIES? Who is putiting this garbage out to the public as truth? The chosen representative does not represent all teachers....let's bring them all into the tent. "Reject future funding"....analyzing the budget options is not rejecting money. ...."alienate long-time teachers"....who and how? "Identify programs to cut"....do tell, what is wrong with that if the program is not viable or producing. "Belittle the superintendent"....how so---explain.16 hours ago
Some of the facts regarding Common Core:
"Common Core Costs
If money talks then we had better listen!
(Some money points taken from the "National Cost of Aligning States and Localities to Common Core" Vol. No. 82, February 2012)
"Over a typical standards time horizon of seven (7) years, we project Common Core implementation costs will total approximately $15.8 billion across participating states."
These cost projections over seven years do not include:
$1.2 billion for the new assessments
$5.3 for professional development (i.e teacher training)
$2.5 billion for textbooks and instructional material
$6.9 billion for technology infrastructure and support
"We project that the annual cost of assessment for states participating in the consortia (PARCC and SBAC) will INCREASE by a total of $177.2 million PER YEAR."
Estimated professional development costs:
California $2,000 per teacher
Washington $3,087 per teacher
Texas $1,681 (Texas has rejected Common Core since the writing of these figures)
"We project that states adopting Common Core will need to spend approximately $2.47 billion in one time costs to obtain aligned English language arts and mathematics instructional materials."
Add to this....medicaid, foodstamps disabilty and more.....Where is all this money going to come from? 1 month ago
Kelly Townsend, you hit the nail on the head.....it is time to stop throwing money at education to expect a beneficial outcome when you have administrations and school boards that ignore ecomomics 101 and mismanage the funds to benefit everyone else but the teacher and the students.....the taxpayers have no clue where their money is going....the administsation makes sure of that!
And Mr. McClellan, you are the one edging the truth to promote your ideology...8 months ago
What is a Tea Partier?[wink]
So.....that means Mr. McClellan you COMPLETLEY AGAINST wise spending, accountability and truth in spending within govenment....INCLUDING the School Board.....throw fiscal responsibilty, and integrity, out the window to bring in corruption, payoffs, waste, and fraud, and unaccountability so we deprive the teachers, the students and the taxpayer of excellence within the school system and town governments. That is swell Mr. McClellan.....I guess you'll be voting for the same school board members so you can keep the corruption, the unaccountability, and more, siphoning from our schools....Nice real nice. We get what we vote for.....LOOK at what we have....pathetic.8 months ago
What it all boils down to is the the Federal Govenment has WAY TOO MUCH POWER! They need to get out of the state's business and let them decide what is good for their state. I am against legalizing marijuana, and I do believe she is right on this one.
Of couse we know that the Feds are picky on the laws they force the states to enforce/or not......they will probably ignore us on this one ---- the more stoned the public is the more this administration can get away with creating their dictatorship.May 29, 2011
Medicare and Medicaid will be bankrupt soon, while everyone complains now of a plan that will modify but save it. People just can't give up the handouts---and Medicare is one of the giants ---- at the doctors and taxpayers expense.May 29, 2011
Tom, you hit the mark! We can all see how Obama circumvents Congress on everything he does now. We can visualize the 'death panel' in action.May 29, 2011
I say it is time to replace the incumbents for overspending and trying to tax and spend some more... Not to mention the their "lovely" union support they brought to town.May 1, 2011
[smile] All the above comments--they "get it"!
The government--especially the Feds have their nose into every aspect of our life. They need to stay out of the healthcare, and compassion business---they don't know how to do it and cannot justify their handouts to the non-productive of America. Those that truly need help need to look to our faith based organizations, and charities.
Get the stinking government out of our lives, our homes and our businesses.Nov 8, 2010
JD deserve a chance to do what McCain did not do!
He has the knowledg, the intelligence and the articulation skills to fight the Obama government takeover of America to replace our Republic with the Islamic law of Sharia, and the Queran.
We have a fight on our hands to hold on to this country ,and JD Hayworth has the abiltiy to wage the war against this madness!Aug 17, 2010