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John Holmes April 19, 2014 at 03:07 PM
Joel - you always have a lot to say about the education side of the budget. Have you ever contacted Read Morea member of the BOE or the Superintendent? Have you ever attended a BOE meeting?
john April 19, 2014 at 05:04 PM
JH: You again see this being about me? It is not. This is about how the people of Monroe are being Read More served, their concerns, needs and where we need to make improvements, and their suggestions. You see how many of attend meeting and vote and complain about the apathy. But then reject a way to get more input and more people involved. The idea of holding a town meeting was fine for 1823, but this is 2014, its time for more its time for an upgrade. How interesting, you all in favor of upgrading every education and governmental need at any expense, but when it comes to improving public involvement that's going to far? Sounds like you are not interested in serving the public, or are you are afraid of the truth? Maybe both? And yet you expect us to respect and believe your opinions and claims? NOT until we hear from the TRUE majority of taxpayers/families in Monroe.
Jebidiah Stone April 19, 2014 at 05:17 PM
John it's real easy. Get involved or at least try to learn the facts. You seem not to want to butRead Moreye t don't trust the people who you elected. You have yet to say where to cut. Why? Truth be known there are many flaws in the charter that have nothing to do with the referendum. There was a committee in the early 2000's that produced our current charter. As I remember those meetings were very public....where were you then. The budgets the last few years together don't add up what this town used to have passed after multiple referendums and btw student enrollment started declining in 2005. If you want facts, listen if not....ah why bother, you don't seem to want to listen
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"????
Jay April 17, 2014 at 06:29 PM
Jim sounds like you own a dictionary; maybe you could lend it to Guttman so that he could look upRead Moreso me “BIG WORDS”. Jim you’re a Republican and so I guess you’re going to support Guttman, but hey come on now the man is an idiot. Jim settle your self down, relax, turn on cable and watch the BOE and if you start to get worked up just wait a while, Guttman will come on and provide comic relief. If that doesn’t work try Town Council, Vavrek is always good for a few laughs.
Joe Mancini April 18, 2014 at 08:58 AM
Jim Weinberg-once again thanks for the laugh. "...we need reps like Guttman". Seriously,Read MoreI almost choked on my coffee. Please continue sticking your head in the sand while Monroe continues to become the laughingstock of the region. And by the way, I am a conservative and hold a Doctorate as well as a Masters so anytime you would like a proper education, I am available.
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.
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