I still don't see any explanation of how these merit increases are somehow "unfair" to the teachers, and what curricular issues are apparent with the board's proposals.
C'mon regressives, provide something, ANYthing beyond a lock-step: "Conservatives bad, Liberals good!" subservience. This goes double for you, Mr. K.; back your rhetoric with some juicy, tangible facts and examples of conservative overreach.
"The school board is a branch of government and the school is a public institution which makes it an extension of government" - Correct, and when majority liberal boards make proposals, they should be simply accepted without question, because of the inherent benevolence and enlightenment of the members?
Hypocrisy is alive and well; thanks for definitive proof!
No Gary, what's happening in Jeffco is what you get when unionized teachers are actually held accountable for their performance, or lack thereof.
A new system of merit increases has been proposed, and they claim it's flawed and unfair, but highly effective teachers will receive a 4.2% raise, effective teachers will get 2.4%, and ineffective instructors will get nothing, but those individuals make up only 2% of the staff. A pretty sweet deal, but still not enough for those accustomed to having their way at all costs, and if they have to resort to faux-indignation about non-existent curricular issues, then so be it.
Answer me this: exactly what is being censored or excluded/included that is so egregious to these teachers and their easily-duped charges? And please cite specific passages, textbooks, topics and/or courses as evidence, because if you can't, this is just a tempest in a teapot.
"What a shameful abuse of the police's role in our community — to serve and protect"
Jan, they are "serving", by educating the populace--including children--about their role in the community, and what do you think they use to "protect" us all; unicorn horns and dragon-claws?
So, Bob, you and 8 others support the idea of "flushing" the "dookey team"?
Seriously? This is the pinnacle of all your supposedly superior liberal intellect and rhetorical prowess?
It apparently is; remain juvenile...
Harley, I suppose you ostensibly represent the profound and "enlightened" portion of the electorate? Stay classy!
"Shall we just all agree that Israel does not want the Palestinians to have a separate state?" - No, we shall not, but what IS commonly understood is that not only do the Palestinians, Iranians, Syrians and the vast majority of other Muslim citizens stretched across the Middle East desire to not allow Israel to enjoy peace and prosperity, they would like to see them exterminated as a people through genocide. Care to address any of my comments and/or questions I've posed directly?
Ms. Trigg, the responses to Ms. Yenne and the Durlands have been overwhelmingly dismissive of their stances and supportive of Israelis and their right to defend themselves, and why aren't you commenting here and not on that site?
“The Israelis must realize they are killing their blood brothers, who follow a different faith but share a common heritage and a common dream of better lives for themselves and for their children” – Substitute “Palestinians” for Israelis, then please explain the difference.
When Israel withdrew from Gaza in ’05, the Palestinians could have chosen any type of government and who would represent them. They chose Hamas, who, instead of being concerned with the suffering of the populace and establishing a valid bureaucracy, began importing and smuggling weaponry and building tunnels from which to launch attacks, and now civilians are paying the ultimate price for these actions.
Three questions: Who instigated this round of hostilities? What do you think is a proper Israeli response to the onslaughts (by air and tunnel) they’re facing? What resolution(s) would you propose to end the conflict, both temporarily and permanently?
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