Sure, attempting new methods of education will always carry a critic or two on its coat tail. But let me ask you; would you rather be part of a minority group who is on the right track, or a majority group on the wrong track?
Yes, the situation is miserable, no matter what area you live in. So it’s no surprise that the reports out of North Carolina are not good. The number of dropouts is increasing even faster than previously thought, with the number of dropouts during the 2006-2007 school year the highest in seven years.
In order to win the money, the states must show a plan for the money. There is an application process and it is not as easy as it sounds. States hoping to win the money go through a rigorous process. Part of that process is to ensure that the money goes to what it is intended for, helping the children of that state obtain a stellar education.
It shouldn’t have to be this way. With this system, the opportunity to succeed can be whisked away from a child before she even sets foot in a school.
So, this means a 4% increase in pay for the employees who have sacrificed so much in the you don’t work you don’t get paid philosophy while keeping kids out of the classroom. All the while this was sold by Dancer and Prancer as good solid coal, in order to pass a tax increase. What? How confusing? Indeed, done intentionally. These recommendations were prepared by the end of September, before voters even had a chance to say yes or no.
As I survey my Facebook wall, I am struck by the high percentage of my progressive friends who are fed up with the Democrats, fed up with Obama, and fed up with being yelled at for voting third party. Why, they wonder, can’t we have some candidates who actually espouse progressive values? Why can’t we propose real universal healthcare? Real Wall Street reform? Real education reform? In short. real progressive politics that reflect a secular government respecting the rights of all Americans?
Since the widely aggressive campaigning for the passage of 3A 3B in Jefferson County has paid off, the influx of cash is being collected in raindeer barrels from the sky of plenty. On November 15, 2012, district staff, specific to the superintendent and her chief financial officer, were already making recommendations to the board of education to replenish reserves by to M, eliminating furlough days in which they touted as a 3% reduction in pay for the past two years (i.e. you don’t work you don’t get paid), and giving 1 % raises. What happened to the reasons they begged for the money in the first place?