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5 February 2013
at 11:57 p.m.
It sounds like a pretty big change. I very much hope it works. More writing is defenatly needed. I don't know how fancy you have to make the program though. In my day, teachers did this by saying, ” Book report due next Friday”. It worked very well and it didn't need to be sold to us like a con man saying for the tenth time, “Don't worry, this time I know what I'm doing”. I wonder how in our day our teachers taught us to read, write and do math far better then they do now, and we didn't have computers or fancy programs. Oh yea, because if we didn't learn the principles were fired. It was their job to weed out the bad teachers. If that didn't work then the super intendant was fired. It was their job to manage and motivate the principles and make them responsible for their schools. It was the principles who were responsible for the teachers. Failure was not accepted. Now the people in charge blame the teachers, and get away with it, and keep their jobs. Here's a news flash, if you think a teacher needs to go, then let them go. If it causes a fight with the union, then fight. I truly don't think that's the case though. The union here has told me they personally want to get rid of bad teachers and are willing to do so. I've watched the teachers and have been impressed. I think this whole thing is management and the constant changes and programs they force on the teachers. I ask you, with the last round of sad scoring for our schools, has one person been fired? How about last time? Or the time before that? Nope, just more snake oil being sold from the top. And the school board is where a lot of this stupidity comes from. Go sit in. Your head will explode just listing to it. one thing for certitin though, when you leave, you to will know why our schools are failing. Oh yea, one more thing, the school board members are going to be wanting you to re-elect them. You should think about that, half don't even have kids in school. That's fine and all, but it makes a difference. If its your kid, this isn't no work in progress to you, you'd want someone fired.
5 February 2013
at 5:32 p.m.
Time to move.
3 February 2013
at 7:17 p.m.
This is just the first letter. Now I will get to work on the next. There are many subjects concerning our school district that we need to talk about. We are going to have to talk about making some changes in policies and people. We parents are going to have to step forward and make the cases for some of those hard changes. We must if we want to have a different outcome other than failure for our children. We must make these changes as a community because the people we have entrusted and paid to do this for us have failed. This is the beginning of that discussion.
1 February 2013
at 6:15 p.m.
Nice story. I liked your simple explanation on how to reduce debt. I also liked your closing. You need to get the email of other papers and send them your letters too. If this was a paid column you can't do that, but if its all your own work. you should send them off!!!!!!
22 January 2013
at 10:07 p.m.
Take care Bryce, I have enjoyed publishing in your paper. You gave me a heck of an opportunity. Ill never forget looking up my name on Google and seeing the Wall Street Journal linking my first column over to the CDP. Take care and may you find success and happiness. Patrick Wayne Germond
22 January 2013
at 12:05 a.m.
Oh my, that part about Miss Duzik is some funny stuff. The high school counselor doesn't want to talk about suicide. That's like a doctor saying they don't want to see sick people. How funny is that!? In her defense though, I have found her to be a very good person and great help to my daughter. She seems to be very competent and I wouldn't hold this one, very hilarious statement, against her. Lol Thank you miss Duzik!!!!PS this is a serious subject so I would like to leave with a serious comment. Please keep track of your friends that don't have any real family or friends. Give them a call and go have a meal with them. Even if they're not going to kill themselves, it could still make a big difference in their lives. God bless
19 December 2012
at 2:15 p.m.
Yup, it's part of the new world we live in. We have to secure the schools. The bad guys may find a way to do what they want, but we need to at least try and stop it. A least with the simplest of measures.
19 December 2012
at 10:06 a.m.
Some simple chain link gaurds on the front door widows is what I'm asking for. Not bullet proof widows all around. You made a comment about prisons. We are trying to keep criminals out so yea, some of that is going to have to happen. Think of it as a reverse prison.
18 December 2012
at 11:33 p.m.
I said I want to hear more. Perhaps the reason I took the papers side is I too am experiencing the tone deafness of some local leaders. So if there is another side and I'm sure there is, then by all means, do tell.
18 December 2012
at 11 p.m.
I brought up that our schools can be broken into with a rock by braking the widow out of one of the doors and reaching in and opening it up. The school district leaders agreed this was the case. I informed them that was how the Sandy Hook shooter gained entry, he shot out the window. I asked for more officers to patrol the schools too. We have two, but we have eight schools all together, counting the preschool and the alternative school. Neither of my concernes were met with any kind of comments or attitudes that would lead me to believe they will be improved upon or acted on. They brushed them aside really. I think as parents we are going to have to get involved if we want security improved. Now I'm not saying our leaders are bad people, they just don't see the problem we are facing in our future. We have mentally ill people in our community and we have a lot of guns in our community. And as I pointed out gun control will not help this problem. An AR15 with an average site on it is $1600. A Taurus .357 magnum that holds eight rounds cost about $450. The fire power under any current gun ban will not go down. A person can buy four of those revolvers and carry speed loaders and quite possibly do more damage than at Sandy Hook. I really want to see the front door at least hardened to the point that a person with a rock and a knife can be kept out. At least. P.S. Please, I don't want a gun control debate. I just want the school made safer.
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