What is happening to our school system?
real voter

Norman, IN

#247 May 19, 2012
MeL wrote:
I just hope for your sake you are absolutely positive of the "truthfulness" of all of your comments. Not just "well I heard it from so-and-so" or "it sure looks like an affair!" Good luck...
What is sad is the fact that people don't want to hear the truth,they would rather hear what they want to hear.and some one like these people use the rumor mill to control what they want to.If people would just take a few minutes to check out some of the things that are being spread as fact this fighting would stop because they would learn that most of what is being spread is pure lies.It is sad that people don't care until it is to late and then of course find some one to blame other than the real person that started the hole thing to start with,and that person has nothing invested so they don't care realy any way.In the mean time our town is going down the tube.Good luck Atlanta cus U gonna need it after these people move on.

Since: Aug 08

Brooks, KY

#248 May 22, 2012
tired of the bs wrote:
Kimberly Jacobson, people in Atlanta drive everyday to work elsewhere so what if you want a job you do what you have to do to get it and keep it, stop making excuses for lazy people. Drugs are rampant, people on welfare don't even clean their houses, go into one of the empty apartments at the low income places and see how they live and what they leave behind. You can't even walk on the carpet it is litterly 2 feet high of garbage, this is on a regular basis, just ask any manager that has had to go in and clean up after them. You don't live here and haven't lived here for years so shut up.
Excellent Post!
Bernice

Hillman, MI

#249 May 24, 2012
How is the recall going? Everyone I know has signed a petition.:)
Truth

United States

#250 May 24, 2012
Webster defines gossip as ”easy, fluent, trivial talk, talk about people behind their backs.” It is repeating information about another person’s private affairs. If you have to look around to make sure that no one can hear what you are saying, you are probably gossiping. If you would not say something in front of the person you are talking about, then you’re probably gossiping.

But it takes two to tango the gossip dance.“Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down:(Proverbs 26:20). The Bible tells us to make every effort to avoid gossipers (Proverbs 21:19, 20:19). A good rule of thumb is if you are not part of the problem or part of the solution, then keep the information to yourself.

Paul warned,“Some of you are living idle lives, refusing to work and wasting time meddling in other people’s business,”(2 Thessalonians 3:11 NLT). Other translations call such people “busybodies,”(NAS, NIV). And listen, putting the words,“we need to pray for so-and-so” before the gossip doesn’t make the gossip any less gossip.

One day a woman felt overwhelmed with guilt over her years of malicious gossip. She went to the local priest and confessed her sin. The priest was all too aware of her wagging tongue and had experienced the sting of her words first hand….or rather second hand.

What can I do to rectify all the damage I have caused with my gossip?” she asked.

“Gather a bag of feathers,” he began.“Then go around to each house and place a feather at their door.”

That seemed like a simple enough request, so the woman did just as the priest had instructed. After the task was complete, she returned.“I have done what you requested,” she said.“Now what am I to do?”

“Now go back and retrieve each of the feathers,” he replied.

“That is impossible,” the woman argued.“The wind will have blown them all around town by now.”

“Exactly,” replied the wise priest.“Once you have spoken an ill word, it drifts through the air on wings of gossip, never to be retrieved. God has forgiven you, as you have asked. But I cannot remove the consequences of your hurtful words or gather them from the places they have landed.”
Gene

Hillman, MI

#251 May 29, 2012
Do we still have school? I thought the Big Rock Church bought it.
Tawny

Alpena, MI

#252 May 30, 2012
Thank God this year is over. Ding Dong the warden is dead!
Angry Parent

Onaway, MI

#253 May 31, 2012
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120531/O...

This could be the ticket to shedding ourselves of the Teacher's Unions. Let's not kid ourselves. The Union is the real root of the problems in Atlanta. Power to the Parents!
Tawny

Alpena, MI

#254 May 31, 2012
Angry Parent wrote:
http://www.detroitnews.com/art icle/20120531/OPINION01/205310 338/1008/opinion01/Giving-pare nts-power
This could be the ticket to shedding ourselves of the Teacher's Unions. Let's not kid ourselves. The Union is the real root of the problems in Atlanta. Power to the Parents!
"Angry Parent" is really "Angry Board Member". It's funny watching how desperate they have become. Soon the reign of terror will be over. I can't wait for the August recall! LOL
Irate parent

Lewiston, MI

#255 Jun 6, 2012
A bunch of local children playing ball at the field across from the high school today and the strangest thing happened. D. Keeton was pulled over in the high school parking lot? Seemed kind of odd considering his jeep had been sitting there for a while and the cop pulled up behind the jeep and turned his lights on. D. Keeton came out of the school, had a few words with the officer and the officer left? Not sure what was said or done but regardless Mr. Keeton then decided to leave very abruptly-squealing his tires and throwing rocks? WOW what a role model. He could never understand why children couldn't behave in classes, but yet he couldn't "behave" after being approached by an officer? hmmm. That left quite a few of us parents wondering how he could be or even could have been in charge of any students.
Angry Parent

Onaway, MI

#256 Jun 7, 2012
So now that Stauffer and Sarkozi are gone, you must be bored. You are impersonating one teacher (Tawny) and slandering another (Keeton). I hope nobody takes these message boards seriously. On another note, good luck getting an additional 100 + signatures for your recall. Should have done better research, I guess! What is your deadline? Next month? You will have to get more than 405 signatures for each candidate, because you will need a cushion for the ones which will be contested due to the fact that they were collected illegally.
real voter

Ionia, MI

#257 Jun 7, 2012
Irate parent wrote:
A bunch of local children playing ball at the field across from the high school today and the strangest thing happened. D. Keeton was pulled over in the high school parking lot? Seemed kind of odd considering his jeep had been sitting there for a while and the cop pulled up behind the jeep and turned his lights on. D. Keeton came out of the school, had a few words with the officer and the officer left? Not sure what was said or done but regardless Mr. Keeton then decided to leave very abruptly-squealing his tires and throwing rocks? WOW what a role model. He could never understand why children couldn't behave in classes, but yet he couldn't "behave" after being approached by an officer? hmmm. That left quite a few of us parents wondering how he could be or even could have been in charge of any students.
You are sick,what is wrong with you don't you have anything else to do.
another parent

Lewiston, MI

#258 Jun 7, 2012
Irate parent wrote:
A bunch of local children playing ball at the field across from the high school today and the strangest thing happened. D. Keeton was pulled over in the high school parking lot? Seemed kind of odd considering his jeep had been sitting there for a while and the cop pulled up behind the jeep and turned his lights on. D. Keeton came out of the school, had a few words with the officer and the officer left? Not sure what was said or done but regardless Mr. Keeton then decided to leave very abruptly-squealing his tires and throwing rocks? WOW what a role model. He could never understand why children couldn't behave in classes, but yet he couldn't "behave" after being approached by an officer? hmmm. That left quite a few of us parents wondering how he could be or even could have been in charge of any students.
I was also there with my entire family both of us (minus the 3 kids witnessed the same exact thing. After the officer left a few minutes later a bunch of us saw him in his jeep peel out making the tire squealing noise and spitting rocks everywhere.
What shocks me is the fact that now you have 2 different people telling you all the same story so calling it a lie would just be stupid on your part.
Angry Parent

Onaway, MI

#259 Jun 7, 2012
Two different people telling us the same story? BWAHAHAHA! You think we are so stupid! Another Parent, Irate Parent, Tawny, Gene, Bernice et al. IS ONE PERSON! This is one person with a very sick twisted agenda! The more of this BS you try to pawn off on us, the more your recall group loses credibility! You are making the rest of your group look bad! Your ringleader (Mason Valentine) needs to put a stop to this! You are making them look like a bunch of childish fools! No way in hell will I support a group of people who slander and throw mud like this!
another parent

Lewiston, MI

#260 Jun 7, 2012
Angry Parent wrote:
Two different people telling us the same story? BWAHAHAHA! You think we are so stupid! Another Parent, Irate Parent, Tawny, Gene, Bernice et al. IS ONE PERSON! This is one person with a very sick twisted agenda! The more of this BS you try to pawn off on us, the more your recall group loses credibility! You are making the rest of your group look bad! Your ringleader (Mason Valentine) needs to put a stop to this! You are making them look like a bunch of childish fools! No way in hell will I support a group of people who slander and throw mud like this!
Listen you complete and udder dipshit. I am not Tawny, Gene, Bernice et al, or any of the above mentioned people. You think this is a bunch of lies?
hahahahahahaaaa
now we know who is really the person is that has NO clue at all
I've never posted anything on here that was not actual FACT !
If you still don't believe me ask nicely and I MIGHT give you my real name and you can come to me anytime you want and ask.
I'd be more than happy to sit ya down and try to explain it all to you.... till then...... shhhhhhhh raise your hand if U want to talk
another parent

Lewiston, MI

#261 Jun 7, 2012
real voter wrote:
<quoted text>You are sick,what is wrong with you don't you have anything else to do.
As a matter of fact READ THE DAM POST we were all practacing for softball/t-ball. and this so called "leader" DID do exactly as stated in the above comment.
Again I say----- raise your hand if U want to talk to me
idiots are born every minute, your proof they can survive
Truth

Hillman, MI

#262 Jun 8, 2012
Angry Parent wrote:
So now that Stauffer and Sarkozi are gone, you must be bored. You are impersonating one teacher (Tawny) and slandering another (Keeton). I hope nobody takes these message boards seriously. On another note, good luck getting an additional 100 + signatures for your recall. Should have done better research, I guess! What is your deadline? Next month? You will have to get more than 405 signatures for each candidate, because you will need a cushion for the ones which will be contested due to the fact that they were collected illegally.
^^^Angry Clueless Board Member^^^ We will get our signatures and we will sweep our clueless board out of office!!!!
Ducky

Roscommon, MI

#263 Jun 8, 2012
I always use to feel the time to replace elected officials was at election time and not a recall. This is the third recall for School Board members here in Atlanta since the fall of 2004. The last two were not over issues as severe as what we are experiencing now nor of such dire financial consequences. I can only hope that we have some competent people step forward or I'm sure we'll see yet another recall next year!
good for you

Mattawan, MI

#264 Jun 8, 2012
Ducky wrote:
I always use to feel the time to replace elected officials was at election time and not a recall. This is the third recall for School Board members here in Atlanta since the fall of 2004. The last two were not over issues as severe as what we are experiencing now nor of such dire financial consequences. I can only hope that we have some competent people step forward or I'm sure we'll see yet another recall next year!
The last two recalls were for one reason only, and that was to replace/change the structure of the board for a specific purpose. This recall is for the same reason. The purpose is to replace the majority of the board so that the board will then cancel the federal law suit. The claim against the board members being recalled is that they misappropriated special education funds. That is an impossibility since the special ed tax money goes directly to the AMA-ESD. The small group behind the recall are doing the bidding of the AMA-ESD which continues to claim that the Board is wasting money, and that they will lose. If the AMA-ESD is so sure of their winning, then why are they fighting so hard at each board meeting with one common voice, to stop the lawsuit? If they are so concerned about stopping the legal expenses, then why are they causing more expense to the district with the recall and all the complaints to the state? The people that want to be put on the board are people like Larry Valentine who have been very active in the union. His concerns are not for the kids or the community. His heart belongs to the union and is a pawn for the AMA-ESD. Tary Deo, a voice not heard from since his retirement, is the most vocal against the law suit. If he was truly concerned about the education of the kids he would not be the mouthpiece of the AMA-ESD. He has lost any credibilty he might have had.
Tawny

Alpena, MI

#265 Jun 9, 2012
good for you wrote:
<quoted text>
The last two recalls were for one reason only, and that was to replace/change the structure of the board for a specific purpose. This recall is for the same reason. The purpose is to replace the majority of the board so that the board will then cancel the federal law suit. The claim against the board members being recalled is that they misappropriated special education funds. That is an impossibility since the special ed tax money goes directly to the AMA-ESD. The small group behind the recall are doing the bidding of the AMA-ESD which continues to claim that the Board is wasting money, and that they will lose. If the AMA-ESD is so sure of their winning, then why are they fighting so hard at each board meeting with one common voice, to stop the lawsuit? If they are so concerned about stopping the legal expenses, then why are they causing more expense to the district with the recall and all the complaints to the state? The people that want to be put on the board are people like Larry Valentine who have been very active in the union. His concerns are not for the kids or the community. His heart belongs to the union and is a pawn for the AMA-ESD. Tary Deo, a voice not heard from since his retirement, is the most vocal against the law suit. If he was truly concerned about the education of the kids he would not be the mouthpiece of the AMA-ESD. He has lost any credibilty he might have had.
^^^^^Janette Sarcrazy^^^ So, what are you doing now that you lost your job as pupeteer?

I knew you in high school. You were a stuck up little biatch back then and you have only gotten worse!

I think I'll organize a boycott of your hubby's business!
good for you

Mattawan, MI

#266 Jun 9, 2012
Tawny wrote:
<quoted text>
^^^^^Janette Sarcrazy^^^ So, what are you doing now that you lost your job as pupeteer?
I knew you in high school. You were a stuck up little biatch back then and you have only gotten worse!
I think I'll organize a boycott of your hubby's business!
I just love the way your side has nothing constructive to add to this forum. When confronted by facts you hide behind your childish prattle.

Just for your info, I am not Janette. The only boycott you have succesfull at is the one from reality.

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