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Barney April 17, 2014 at 04:39 PM
educationing aint matter. You kan goto college and get to a fancy diploma and you stall aint get aRead Morej ob and that be gonna mean that education aint matters. We gonna have to close down 2 schools because I read that and that means it be true. I gotta email telling me school aint need more money and that be truthtelling ya so. Truthtelling is what I be saying here so I can tell the truth. I be looking out my yard and see bus be going bye and see only 10 students on a buss and that mean we can cut some busses. town hall aint need no money because only a couple people be working there and that be true you just walk in and see it if you want to be so. I be here a time and I be knowing the truth. I be here when there was a dirt roads. I aint got college and I be doing fine. Close the library because people have books already in their houses and they aint need no more books. Close the senior center because masuk seniors aint need a private place to be going to and that be the way because I read it in an email.
john April 17, 2014 at 05:27 PM
JH, Barney ,JS or what ever name your using at the moment, People/ families quality of life is farRead Morem ore important then any government wish list. I have also read that most teachers have said that family life is very important in every child development and education. For years and years our schools system has experienced declining enrollment but yet our education budget have done nothing but increased? Many families budgets have not, they have had one tax increase after other. Government has had nothing but increases after increase, while families have had to make cut after cut. You continue to place government ahead of neighboring town families. Your posts shows you are willing to say or do anything to increase the tax burden with out any regard of how that effect others. That is clearly selfish. Your lack of morality and compassion shows us the lack of value of your opinions.
Fact Checker April 17, 2014 at 05:47 PM
john, the decrease in staff has kept up with the enrollment drop. This year MPS is cutting 4Read Moreteacher s. MPS has been in alignment with the students we lost. There has been 32 staff reductions since 2005.
Jim Weinberg April 16, 2014 at 01:06 PM
Jay, Joe, by your comments you squarely put yourself in the same category as "Jane"Read Morewhoeve r that is. Neither one of you seems to give two damns about the real issue here, Common Core and the fact that it is being thrust upon an unsuspecting public; I will never the less point you to a Washington Post article listing eight very sound reasons for moving away from Common Core as quickly as possible. It is also written in quite simple language that even you might comprehend. In the meantime there is one word which describes you three quite well but probably shouldn't be used on here even in the face of your ludicrous insulting and bare contempt for volunteers who are willing to put their lives on hold to help our community; the word is defined as "a contemptibly foolish or stupid person; dolt; blockhead" and that pretty aptly covers it when dealing with the likes of you three. So instead of acting like one, how about trying to understand the subject matter under discussion and then maybe you can appreciate why someone would ask that it be presented in a normal fashion without all the politically motivated adjectives that do less then nothing to explain what CC is all about. Rob I think you have it exactly right....even the Soviet reference...
Joe Mancini April 16, 2014 at 05:43 PM
Jim Weinberg-your arrogance has interfered with your ability to understand someone else's point. Read MoreJa ne was concerned that people like Jeff Guttman do not have the capability to make decisions,as a BOE member, to properly represent the students. She wasn't agreeing/disagreeing with Common Core she just couldn't fathom that a person like Guttman was representing Monroe. Get off your high horse.
Jim Weinberg April 17, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Joey, Joey, Joey, ...its so nice you and Jane are learning big words! But lets try to use themRead Morecorre ctly ....I may be arrogant, that's for others to judge, but it has nothing to do with Jane, or your, ignorance when it comes to Common Core. We have representatives on the BOE who are supposed to be looking out for us, not pretending to understand something that is presented in such a way as to "obfuscate" the real issues at hand. Do you, and Jane, wish to have representatives that pretend to understand something just because they are afraid to ask for clarification and to have it presented in language that the everyday person can understand? I believe that you two, and others, are simply happy to sit back and let this happen. As I pointed out earlier the entire wave of CC slammed the states, 40 to perhaps 45 seemed to embrace it, but now understand that it is a horrific program being pressed on us and if we don't like what is happening its incumbent upon us to make sure we understand it and fight it off. For the every day parent in the system we need reps like Guttman to do their job and make damn sure they know what is happening. If you think differently then you spend your free time on the BOE or for that matter any other board or commission where you are away from your family for several evening a month and wading through issues that you might not understand. I would like to meet you someday and maybe even Jane, and see what drives people like you.....you can sit on here spouting off your leftist baloney but somehow I doubt you ever spend a minute of your time helping others in our community or anywhere else. How the devil do u have the "big ones" to draw the first breath in criticism of others who do?? Now...that would fit the definition of "arrogance" don't you think? Perhaps you are the proverbial "kettle"????
Unaffiliated April 13, 2014 at 12:51 PM
Vavrek is a Con Man. How is that for reporting, Jan? The reporting that was once done by a localRead Moreed itor can be picked up by readers if they would take time to write about something that affects Monroe. For example I wrote a piece in the Town Square section on how Steve Vavrek goes about scamming the public into paying higher taxes every year. If everyone would take some time to write about the various corruptions that permeate our town maybe we could make this a better place
Lois Spence April 14, 2014 at 07:55 PM
Something tells me that the OP was not talking about political mud-slinging. I agree with the OPRead Morein that there is no longer any coverage of Board or Commission meetings, local sports, human interest stories things that only concern those of us that live here. Bill Bittar was everywhere, and I miss his coverage.