Invest in our children's future

Invest in our children's future

There are 12 comments on the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin story from Oct 27, 2010, titled Invest in our children's future. In it, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports that:

As a veteran Claremont Unified School District board member, I would like to share why after careful and thoughtful consideration I, along with Beth Bingham, Jeff Stark and Hilary LaConte, voted to approve Measure CL.

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really

La Puente, CA

#1 Oct 27, 2010
Nonsense! Vote No!
Kim

Kapolei, HI

#2 Oct 28, 2010
I agree. the taxpayer is viewed by the government as a noncomplaining, endless supply of money. why don't we end this? How long before taxpayers scream?
Invest in our Children

Long Beach, CA

#3 Oct 28, 2010
If we care about our children, we should support vouchers. Let them escape from the abusive teachers unions. The reason our schools do not have money for maintenance is because the school boards give too much pay and benefits for unions. The money left over from the union contracts is then wasted on unnecessary bureaucrats.

The only system that provides a Better Product for a Better Price is a competitive Free Market. Give the parents their tax money back and let them choose the schools for their children. Then we will see education.

Go see "Waiting for Superman" Watch the trailer:

http://www.fandango.com/waitingforsupermanmov...
Do your research better

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Oct 28, 2010
This bond is necessary, please vote Yes. Property values are directly related to the quality of the schools. Claremont is falling behind Pomona schools.
Upland Dad

United States

#5 Oct 28, 2010
Of course. Over spend on admin and say without the monyey were are doomed. Same old story. They unuions bite and are hurting our childrens education. Where did the last bond money go?
allenjames

Van Nuys, CA

#6 Oct 28, 2010
Do your research better wrote:
This bond is necessary, please vote Yes. Property values are directly related to the quality of the schools. Claremont is falling behind Pomona schools.
Property values are not directly related to the quality of the schools look here people the union thugs are out posting BS.

Let's look at the big picture they want $45 per every $100,000 if you home in Claremont is worth 1 million you do the math. Now you will have on top of that Prop 25 if that goes thru. your taxes on your house will triple and so will that mere $45 that the veteran Claremont Unified School District board member wants. I hope you people in Claremont Unified School District are not that stupid. Now they have all your money the unions take their cut, the kids that should not be here in the first place will get there cut, and after sitting on the schools need to get fixed for the past two years take their cut and they donít have the money to finish this we will need more and they will ask for $100 the next time, sounds like you need to change the people in the school board.
Investing in technology they want to teach technology they have not mastered teaching reading, math or spelling in the schools with a 50 percent dropout rate and they want to take on technology no way.
Teaching is a skill of teaching a limited amount of reading and math to get you by in life In short keep kids stupid so when itís time to vote they will go along with whomever the best speaker is at the time, Example Obama. The schools wonít get repaired, the kids still drop out and the unions got your money.
Forget about Reelection

Norwalk, CA

#7 Oct 28, 2010
This column is a perfect distillation of the school boardís cluelessness about Measure CL. You would think that after all of the serious questions that have been raised about conflicts of interest, non-existent project plans, and the utter lack of transparency on every aspect of this bond measure, Ms Caenepeel would have something more profound to contribute than the mere repetition of pro-CL talking points that were discredited long ago.

After voting to place a $95 million bond issue on the ballot with virtually no public debate, there is no evidence that Ms Caenepeel, Beth Bingham, Jeff Stark or Hillary LaConte have ever given a second thought to the very real concerns that many residents of Claremont have been persistently trying to bring to their attention. They donít seem to care that the Measure CL campaign has been almost exclusively financed by contractors who stand to profit from its passage. Despite numerous complaints about the districtís illegal stonewalling of public requests for detailed information about what CL is supposed to accomplish, they have not lifted a finger to help. They have been completely indifferent to the publicís reservations about the size and cost of this proposed bond issue, and they cannot bring themselves to acknowledge, much less apologize for, their mismanagement of Measure Y.

Like many Claremont residents who will be voting no on CL, I am ready to support a fiscally responsible and openly detailed plan to improve the quality of our public schools. However, that cannot happen unless and until the school board demonstrates the capacity to act with integrity, competence, and responsiveness to our legitimate concerns. I wouldn't trust Mary Caenepeel with my kids' lunch money, much less a $95 Million blank check.
Do your research better

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Oct 29, 2010
Property values are not directly related to the quality of the schools look here people the union thugs are out posting BS.
Let's look at the big picture they want $45 per every $100,000 if you home in Claremont is worth 1 million you do the math. Now you will have on top of that Prop 25 if that goes thru. your taxes on your house will triple and so will that mere $45 that the veteran Claremont Unified School District board member wants. I hope you people in Claremont Unified School District are not that stupid. Now they have all your money the unions take their cut, the kids that should not be here in the first place will get there cut, and after sitting on the schools need to get fixed for the past two years take their cut and they donít have the money to finish this we will need more and they will ask for $100 the next time, sounds like you need to change the people in the school board.
Investing in technology they want to teach technology they have not mastered teaching reading, math or spelling in the schools with a 50 percent dropout rate and they want to take on technology no way.
Teaching is a skill of teaching a limited amount of reading and math to get you by in life In short keep kids stupid so when itís time to vote they will go along with whomever the best speaker is at the time, Example Obama. The schools wonít get repaired, the kids still drop out and the unions got your money.
[Yes it does, I work in Real Estate and the quality of the schools is a big influence on buyers. Last bond was higher in, this one is lower. I'm not stupid that's why I am voting Yes on the bond.]
allenjames

Van Nuys, CA

#9 Oct 29, 2010
Do your research better
Your right the people who get an education,for you itís harder to play your real estate games on them because they read and understand the contract you put in front of them. But so many kids are under educated thatís were real estate make their money example housing mass we have today you sold homes to people who did not understand system and the game you and the banks were playing. If you think for a minute that any part of that money is going to fix schools then you are stupid.
Angela Duits

Ontario, CA

#10 Oct 30, 2010
The teachers unions were established to protect their jobs, benefits, salary, education, and retirements. Teachers are never the escape goats for the bad public (pubic) education. The teachers are presenting the information to the students, not learning for them.

Never forget we have lousy parents and irresponsible parents (90%). Over 50% of grandkids are raised by grandparents (slave sitters). Our public schools have become 13 years of free education aka baby sitting for parents. We have poor parents not poor teachers. Remember the term "latchkey kid" was established in 1964, the baby boomer era.

Money will not solve the problem. Property owners should not be paying more to subsidize failing schools and administrations' waste$. Public Schools are a federal monopolized system with very little competition except for paid private education with 10 million students. The other 43 million including 60% who are not contributing to the property taxes or the school cost$.

Remember, the Section 8 housing, food stamps, Medical, etc. aka welfare is amok for minorities in California at 50% receiving free benefit$. These minorities claim low poverty level for a family of 4 at $22,799 per year gross income. This is $10.50 per hour at 2080 hours annually.

We need to fix our public schools but not with money. Teachers are not the blame. Yes you always have around 10% in all job arenas who don't perform at 95% but skate at 70%. Everyone go see the movie "Waiting for Superman". I vote on eliminating kindergarten and start them in first grade at 6 or 5 years of age.

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. FREE EDUCATION ISN'T FREE, BUT EXPENSIVE IN THE END.

Angela Duits
Bilingual VIVA English
Legal Euro Immigrant, USA Citizen, with dual citizenship
allen james

Canoga Park, CA

#11 Oct 31, 2010
ANGELA DUITS

On you first point teachers unions were established to protect your right, but you left one thing out not the unions and some teachers care if a student makes it or not. Today the unions are protecting teachers from the threat that their job will hinges on performance and not the length of service if performance get in that will weed out the bad and leave the good teachers then we have a start to better education. I know all the reasons why this will not work but if you feel the need to puke them out go right ahead.
Your second point the most of the problem is children of Immigrants who canít speak or read English that is who the parents are that make up your 90 percent of bad parents. They donít want to learn and their parents canít help them so they send them to school for you to baby sit while they take jobs from Americans. The 1964, baby boomer era has nothing to do with kids today other than what country did they come from. Again the unions, teachers and parents donít care what happen to those students that make up your 90 percent. But until you get parents that understand English this will always be a problem and then I donít think it will help you teach in Spanish today and the dropout rate for Latinos is 50 percent which take me back to they donít want to learn and they donít care all they want to do is walk the streets and see what they can seal or kill. So having teachers teaching in Spanish is a waste of tax dollars.
Your third point I hate to bring this up welfare cost are high and itís due to Illegalís having babies in this country and then living off the state for every dollar they spend and we as tax payers get nothing in return but higher taxes to support these thieves.
On you last Point by your words we have 10 percent of useless teachers in the system today then why donít the unions allow that 10 percent be firing and replacing with teachers that will do a better job. I will tell you why they wonít money, unions need the money to keep the system the way it is and you and others like you help it stay that way. If the system was based on performance you would not be able to end your post with Bilingual VIVA English Legal Euro Immigrant, USA Citizen, with dual citizenship you would be out the On you last Point by your words we have 10 percent of useless teachers in the system today then why donít the unions allow that 10 percent be firing and replacing with teachers that will do a better job. I will tell you why they wonít money, unions need the money to keep the system the way it is and you and others like you help it stay that way. If the system was based on performance you would not be able to end your post with Bilingual VIVA English Legal Euro Immigrant, USA Citizen, with dual citizenship you would be out the door and that day is coming.
Claremont Father

Claremont, CA

#12 Oct 31, 2010
Let's restore local control of our schools. Measure CL will do that. We will be paying more, but we control the money and the state of California cannot take it from us.

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