Boom

Casar, NC

#84 Dec 2, 2012
agree wrote:
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So I suppose u were one of those people that think we shouldn't have raised taxes for schools just closed them? Simple minded if you ask me.
No, simple minded are those who do not know how the additional tax revenue was allocated.
GreenEyes

Jonesborough, TN

#86 Dec 3, 2012
question wrote:
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Who is the judge?
In this area they all are conservative so take your pick unless you look at the federal level maybe the trial should be bumped up to federal court so its fair for this state offical .
Hawkster

Jonesborough, TN

#87 Dec 3, 2012
its ain't over until the wife beaten gets charged for forcing the husbands hand by mouth . conservatism 101
agree

Gaffney, SC

#88 Dec 3, 2012
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>Not for schools, that's pretty obvious!
Again, we should have voted for the wheel tax. When it went to the commission, they taxed us more. But the 13% did go to the schools. The other was never intended to go to the schools. Yes, the schools needed an overhaul, but what they did was strip them of all rights and that was not necessary. Vicki Kirk is doing an phenomenal job with what she has to work with. I admire her as well, because she kept her word. The city tried to hire her away when Ailshie left an she stayed. We are lucky to have her. We are not lucky to have all the elected officials that we do.

I was discussed in Hawk that told the local teachers that he would back them, then ran to Nashville and he was the SINGLE vote to get the bill out of committee. That is two-faced, to say the least.
Boom

Casar, NC

#89 Dec 3, 2012
agree wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, we should have voted for the wheel tax. When it went to the commission, they taxed us more. But the 13% did go to the schools. The other was never intended to go to the schools. Yes, the schools needed an overhaul, but what they did was strip them of all rights and that was not necessary. Vicki Kirk is doing an phenomenal job with what she has to work with. I admire her as well, because she kept her word. The city tried to hire her away when Ailshie left an she stayed. We are lucky to have her. We are not lucky to have all the elected officials that we do.
I was discussed in Hawk that told the local teachers that he would back them, then ran to Nashville and he was the SINGLE vote to get the bill out of committee. That is two-faced, to say the least.
Supporting the push of the unions is not supporting schools.
agree

Gaffney, SC

#90 Dec 3, 2012
Boom wrote:
<quoted text>Supporting the push of the unions is not supporting schools.
Supporting teachers supports schools.
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Antioch, TN

#91 Dec 3, 2012
again. if david is convicted, who do we tell the commission we want for our represtative?
so misinformed

Elizabethton, TN

#92 Dec 3, 2012
agree wrote:
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Again, we should have voted for the wheel tax. When it went to the commission, they taxed us more. But the 13% did go to the schools. The other was never intended to go to the schools. Yes, the schools needed an overhaul, but what they did was strip them of all rights and that was not necessary. Vicki Kirk is doing an phenomenal job with what she has to work with. I admire her as well, because she kept her word. The city tried to hire her away when Ailshie left an she stayed. We are lucky to have her. We are not lucky to have all the elected officials that we do.
I was discussed in Hawk that told the local teachers that he would back them, then ran to Nashville and he was the SINGLE vote to get the bill out of committee. That is two-faced, to say the least.
Every penny of that tax increase that the school got went to employee salaries. Now how did that go to overhaul the schools? My child's school hasn't received anything new. Whose has? Please share? As a matter of fact they've started all that fund raising again. We know who has to buy that junk, we the parents, or our kids get left out.
agree

Charlotte, NC

#93 Dec 4, 2012
so misinformed wrote:
<quoted text>Every penny of that tax increase that the school got went to employee salaries. Now how did that go to overhaul the schools? My child's school hasn't received anything new. Whose has? Please share? As a matter of fact they've started all that fund raising again. We know who has to buy that junk, we the parents, or our kids get left out.
Again, simple minded. They didn't shut any schools, so your child wasn't detrimentally effected. Had they shut schools then your child's student to teacher ratio would have been worse. Your child would have been in a bigger class with less hands on , direct, teaching. Again, it's hard for simple minded people....but we are all effected by this.

If you don't like fund raising or the school, then send your child elsewhere. You have options. Do something, don't just bi@@@@tch about it. Move on, if its that bad.
Boom

Charlotte, NC

#94 Dec 4, 2012
agree wrote:
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Again, simple minded. They didn't shut any schools, so your child wasn't detrimentally effected. Had they shut schools then your child's student to teacher ratio would have been worse. Your child would have been in a bigger class with less hands on , direct, teaching. Again, it's hard for simple minded people....but we are all effected by this.
If you don't like fund raising or the school, then send your child elsewhere. You have options. Do something, don't just bi@@@@tch about it. Move on, if its that bad.
The voters spoke and shot down a tax increase, then our elected officials went against the voice of the voters and shoved a tax increase down our throat. That's an issue.
Taxes

Hermitage, TN

#95 Dec 4, 2012
Everyone should have voted for the wheel tax in the first place and we wouldn't be in this predicament.
agree

Charlotte, NC

#96 Dec 4, 2012
Taxes wrote:
Everyone should have voted for the wheel tax in the first place and we wouldn't be in this predicament.
Agree!!!
so misinformed

Elizabethton, TN

#97 Dec 4, 2012
agree wrote:
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Again, simple minded. They didn't shut any schools, so your child wasn't detrimentally effected. Had they shut schools then your child's student to teacher ratio would have been worse. Your child would have been in a bigger class with less hands on , direct, teaching. Again, it's hard for simple minded people....but we are all effected by this.
If you don't like fund raising or the school, then send your child elsewhere. You have options. Do something, don't just bi@@@@tch about it. Move on, if its that bad.
They only used the threat of closing a school to get the tax increase to increase salaries. So you very simple minded person get YOUR facts straight. The direcor and board didn't seem to mind that the kids were going to be in bigger classes, or have less direct teaching when they so easily put closing a school on their list of cuts. Don't just quote the union slogan "it's for the schools". You're truly ignorant if you believe that tax increase is what kept the schools open. I don't have to go anywhere. I pay plenty of taxes for my children to go to school here. What do they do with all that fundraising money anyway. My child's class rarely does anything with it. I volunteer all the time in my child's schools. But, it doesn't mean I have to agree with the politically correct argument of "all those ignorant people who don't want to take more out of their paychecks to put into someone else's don't care about education". Who in their right mind wants to fundraise all the time? I'm betting the board will have a deficit again this year, and threaten sports, or schools to get more money. If they do it's one of two things, very poor financial planning, or greed. So if you're a "lovely" educator, you shouldn't be around kids. Your attitude stinks - Jan!
Boom

Locust Fork, AL

#98 Dec 4, 2012
agree wrote:
<quoted text>
Supporting teachers supports schools.
When most teachers are union members and are more concerned with their rights than education of students, not so much.
agree

Charlotte, NC

#99 Dec 4, 2012
so misinformed wrote:
<quoted text>They only used the threat of closing a school to get the tax increase to increase salaries. So you very simple minded person get YOUR facts straight. The direcor and board didn't seem to mind that the kids were going to be in bigger classes, or have less direct teaching when they so easily put closing a school on their list of cuts. Don't just quote the union slogan "it's for the schools". You're truly ignorant if you believe that tax increase is what kept the schools open. I don't have to go anywhere. I pay plenty of taxes for my children to go to school here. What do they do with all that fundraising money anyway. My child's class rarely does anything with it. I volunteer all the time in my child's schools. But, it doesn't mean I have to agree with the politically correct argument of "all those ignorant people who don't want to take more out of their paychecks to put into someone else's don't care about education". Who in their right mind wants to fundraise all the time? I'm betting the board will have a deficit again this year, and threaten sports, or schools to get more money. If they do it's one of two things, very poor financial planning, or greed. So if you're a "lovely" educator, you shouldn't be around kids. Your attitude stinks - Jan!
No. They paid same salaries. Look at the books. The only ones that got raises were those regularly scheduled to under their contract. The money went to save jobs. Wow! People, dig deeper. The truth lies further down than the Greeneville sun and topix. I beg you to walk in on any school board meeting and ask If you don't believe otherwise.
so misinformed

Elizabethton, TN

#100 Dec 4, 2012
agree wrote:
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No. They paid same salaries. Look at the books. The only ones that got raises were those regularly scheduled to under their contract. The money went to save jobs. Wow! People, dig deeper. The truth lies further down than the Greeneville sun and topix. I beg you to walk in on any school board meeting and ask If you don't believe otherwise.
Is the school system paying for every employees insurance increase a raise? Did the employees have to pick up any of the increase? I'd like to know. Is giving every school employee a raise a raise? is paying for something they call step increases a raise? Is giving a big bonus to any employee that retires with so many years service a raise? If these were given, they ALL equal "RAISES"= MORE MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS. Nothing there for the kids. We should walk in there and ask if all this money was given for all these raises, and then have the newspaper put it in there again for all to see. If not, then it sure would help the image of the director, school board and system to set the public straight. Now what books are you talking about? I would love to see those. The paper said only a small amount of that property tax went to buy library books. That's it!!!!
agree

Charlotte, NC

#101 Dec 4, 2012
so misinformed wrote:
<quoted text>Is the school system paying for every employees insurance increase a raise? Did the employees have to pick up any of the increase? I'd like to know. Is giving every school employee a raise a raise? is paying for something they call step increases a raise? Is giving a big bonus to any employee that retires with so many years service a raise? If these were given, they ALL equal "RAISES"= MORE MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS. Nothing there for the kids. We should walk in there and ask if all this money was given for all these raises, and then have the newspaper put it in there again for all to see. If not, then it sure would help the image of the director, school board and system to set the public straight. Now what books are you talking about? I would love to see those. The paper said only a small amount of that property tax went to buy library books. That's it!!!!
Again...simple minded. The books in which the recorder/CPA keeps a record of what the money goes to. If you believe everything in the paper, then you are really as simple minded as I thought. Please assert your rights and dig deeper. Go to school board meetings and ask questions instead of eating your time one topix on a subject you know little about
Whatever

Elizabethton, TN

#102 Dec 4, 2012
agree wrote:
<quoted text>
No. They paid same salaries. Look at the books. The only ones that got raises were those regularly scheduled to under their contract. The money went to save jobs. Wow! People, dig deeper. The truth lies further down than the Greeneville sun and topix. I beg you to walk in on any school board meeting and ask If you don't believe otherwise.
As soon as the tax hike was passed, every county employee received a raise. Not just teachers. No, we shouldn't of just voted in the wheel tax. We should of never been in this situation. They should learn to budget better. If they have done this in their personal life the last 3 years, I have to wonder what their personal finances are like.
agree

Charlotte, NC

#103 Dec 4, 2012
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>As soon as the tax hike was passed, every county employee received a raise. Not just teachers. No, we shouldn't of just voted in the wheel tax. We should of never been in this situation. They should learn to budget better. If they have done this in their personal life the last 3 years, I have to wonder what their personal finances are like.
I'm sorry, but every employee didn't. But, if the raises were built in and expected, are we to break a contract and not do it....but for certain "every" employee didn't get a raise.
Whatever

Elizabethton, TN

#104 Dec 4, 2012
agree wrote:
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I'm sorry, but every employee didn't. But, if the raises were built in and expected, are we to break a contract and not do it....but for certain "every" employee didn't get a raise.
So instead of breaking the contract. If we don't have the money, we should just raise property taxes on people who aren't getting raises in this tough economy. I'm sorry if every employee didn't get a raise. You can take that up with the Greeneville Sun, seeing they stated all county employee's did. For the record though, seems like you're admitting that some did get raises. If that tax hike was used for the schools, as you have previously stated. Then please tell me where did the money for the raises come from?

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