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Chuck McFalls

Wrens, GA

#1 Mar 23, 2010
Zoning needs to stand. Doesnt need to be reconsidered. Zoning will help out with overcrowding and benefit the kids as it should, not the parents. I grew up where zoning was in place an
enforced strictly, if you wanted your kids to go to a certain school you bought a house in that zone. You think zonings bad wait till you have to pay a school tax, its coming the economy will make it come here before you know it. My advice get rid of all the people who vote to get re-elected not whats best for the children........

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#2 Mar 23, 2010
Chuck McFalls wrote:
Zoning needs to stand. Doesnt need to be reconsidered. Zoning will help out with overcrowding and benefit the kids as it should, not the parents. I grew up where zoning was in place an
enforced strictly, if you wanted your kids to go to a certain school you bought a house in that zone. You think zonings bad wait till you have to pay a school tax, its coming the economy will make it come here before you know it. My advice get rid of all the people who vote to get re-elected not whats best for the children........
Do you have a child in the schools? When people bought houses it wasnt an issue because there was no hard zoning! I think zoning is fine, we have soft zoning now and it works! We do pay taxes in putnam county which a portion is for schools an i would be more than happy to pay school taxes as you call it if i can choose where my child goes. If they are gonna hard zone they need to make sure all schools offer the same things!
City folk

Mcminnville, TN

#3 Mar 24, 2010
Sorry, I usually agree with alot of your post on here but I am absolutely not willing to pay a penny for any more taxes. We are taxed to death. But I am for soft zoning. No more taxes!
Busymomto3 wrote:
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Do you have a child in the schools? When people bought houses it wasnt an issue because there was no hard zoning! I think zoning is fine, we have soft zoning now and it works! We do pay taxes in putnam county which a portion is for schools an i would be more than happy to pay school taxes as you call it if i can choose where my child goes. If they are gonna hard zone they need to make sure all schools offer the same things!

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#4 Mar 24, 2010
City folk wrote:
Sorry, I usually agree with alot of your post on here but I am absolutely not willing to pay a penny for any more taxes. We are taxed to death. But I am for soft zoning. No more taxes!<quoted text>
Thank you and thats cool, we all have our own opinion. I would even pay for private school if there were better choices close by. I just feel that strong about having a choice of where my babies go to school. I figured it wouldnt be any different than paying tuition.
Chuck McFalls

Cookeville, TN

#5 Mar 25, 2010
Yes I do have children in the school system but I understand what zoning will accomplish. I have lived here for 21 years now and have seen great changes here. I grew up in Phila, PA. I lived across the street from a school but was bused 15 miles to a different school. Zoning will allow all schools to become equal. We also payed a school tax of 650.00 a year per household regardless if you had kids or not. I know people hate this but being from the north, cookeville is heading in the same direction. Its not the north is any better but they have been down this road as the city grew along time ago. I see changes here(alot of them) that the north has had in place for years. I know all parents worry about hard zoning and though it may seem harsh right now we need to do it and not transition slow and go through all the problems the north did by going at it slowly. We can learn by their mistakes and not make the same ones and save alot of money doing it and give it back to our children. Yes right now we have schools that are better than others because we have no zoning better off families with more money can all go to that school and contribute more money to get better things. Not fair but zoning will change this and all schools will become equal in the long run giving every child all the same opportunities at every school not just the select few. I write ths because I have lived this and know it does work as long as its enforced strictly....

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#6 Mar 25, 2010
Taxes and death, 2 things that are inevitable

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#7 Mar 25, 2010
Chuck McFalls wrote:
Yes I do have children in the school system but I understand what zoning will accomplish. I have lived here for 21 years now and have seen great changes here. I grew up in Phila, PA. I lived across the street from a school but was bused 15 miles to a different school. Zoning will allow all schools to become equal. We also payed a school tax of 650.00 a year per household regardless if you had kids or not. I know people hate this but being from the north, cookeville is heading in the same direction. Its not the north is any better but they have been down this road as the city grew along time ago. I see changes here(alot of them) that the north has had in place for years. I know all parents worry about hard zoning and though it may seem harsh right now we need to do it and not transition slow and go through all the problems the north did by going at it slowly. We can learn by their mistakes and not make the same ones and save alot of money doing it and give it back to our children. Yes right now we have schools that are better than others because we have no zoning better off families with more money can all go to that school and contribute more money to get better things. Not fair but zoning will change this and all schools will become equal in the long run giving every child all the same opportunities at every school not just the select few. I write ths because I have lived this and know it does work as long as its enforced strictly....
You may have a valid point, but I ask this....What about the kids that have to deal while the other schools that are lacking get up to par, is this fair to them?
Chuck McFalls

Cookeville, TN

#8 Mar 25, 2010
The other schools arent lacking teaching and learning but services are. I understand where you are coming from and dont want any child to have to deal with it. The part that needs to be done is providing the services and transporting kids to those services during the transition
from the other school

Mcminnville, TN

#9 Mar 25, 2010
Chuck McFalls wrote:
Zoning needs to stand. Doesnt need to be reconsidered. Zoning will help out with overcrowding and benefit the kids as it should, not the parents. I grew up where zoning was in place an
enforced strictly, if you wanted your kids to go to a certain school you bought a house in that zone. You think zonings bad wait till you have to pay a school tax, its coming the economy will make it come here before you know it. My advice get rid of all the people who vote to get re-elected not whats best for the children........
Grammer, they teach that in the good schools. You see, the bad schools, like the one you went to... well they dont teach it there. This is the zoning lesson for today kids!!!!!!!!
Chuck McFalls

Cookeville, TN

#10 Mar 26, 2010
from the other school wrote:
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Grammer, they teach that in the good schools. You see, the bad schools, like the one you went to... well they dont teach it there. This is the zoning lesson for today kids!!!!!!!!
So what I get from your post is don't zone. You would rather have one good school and forget the rest of the kids. The real lesson kids is to watch out for ......... Well you can figure it out.
Poboy

Cookeville, TN

#11 Mar 26, 2010
Chuck McFalls wrote:
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So what I get from your post is don't zone. You would rather have one good school and forget the rest of the kids. The real lesson kids is to watch out for ......... Well you can figure it out.
Go back and read that post again Chuck, maybe twice. You are obviously missing the point. Now go back and read it one more time just incase....
Chuck McFalls

Wrens, GA

#12 Mar 26, 2010
Poboy wrote:
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Go back and read that post again Chuck, maybe twice. You are obviously missing the point. Now go back and read it one more time just incase....
No I didn't miss the point. I can read between the lines. Maybe you should read it again.

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#13 Mar 30, 2010
Chuck McFalls wrote:
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So what I get from your post is don't zone. You would rather have one good school and forget the rest of the kids. The real lesson kids is to watch out for ......... Well you can figure it out.
That exactly what they are saying, if it doesn't involve me then I don't care. That is the mentality of people today and that is why there is one little right here and one freedom over there taken away. People need to stick together and start seeing that just because this doesn't involve you then you don't have to worry about it. Guess what your time is coming, something that you enjoy and have a right to today will be taken away from you tomorrow.
tard number two

Cookeville, TN

#14 Mar 30, 2010
My name not available wrote:
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That exactly what they are saying, if it doesn't involve me then I don't care. That is the mentality of people today and that is why there is one little right here and one freedom over there taken away. People need to stick together and start seeing that just because this doesn't involve you then you don't have to worry about it. Guess what your time is coming, something that you enjoy and have a right to today will be taken away from you tomorrow.
Does any of this jibberish relate to school zoning? If you have a child in school.......uhhhhhh zoning affects you. And the past about people needing to stick together... I like to think for myself. I dont need someone else to make my decisions.

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#15 Apr 1, 2010
as i have stated your name suits you #1 tard.
PoBoy

Cookeville, TN

#16 Apr 1, 2010
My name not available wrote:
as i have stated your name suits you #1 tard.
My name is not available, neither is your brain!

Since: Feb 10

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#17 Apr 1, 2010
You wanna play poboy, lets go BOYYYYYYYYYY!!!!
PoBoy

Cookeville, TN

#18 Apr 1, 2010
My name not available wrote:
You wanna play poboy, lets go BOYYYYYYYYYY!!!!
I'll pass, thx anyway.

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#19 Apr 1, 2010
What I thought.

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#20 Apr 1, 2010
You back down quicker then MOST, why is that?

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