Contact the School Board to Remove Dr. Kirk

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iallsredyno

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#183
Jun 3, 2013
 
Believe Yourself wrote:
<quoted text>Tennesse when it was controlled by Democrats was the second most progressive state in the South trailing only Florida. It was middle of the pack in the 20s nationwide in quality of services and no one surpassed her in care for the mentally retarded. Now, after switching from a Blue to a Red State, she is last in almost everything, a third world country right here in the middle of the United States. That is why so much industry is coming here, they don't have to relocate to Mexico or Sri Lanka or Burma, they have Tennessee with the same attributes right here at home. Oh, there are still a few things we lead the nation in, teen pregnancies, infant mortality, illiteracy, smoking, drinking, cancer.
YES....were number one at something.
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#184
Jun 3, 2013
 
Tax payer wrote:
This would be laughable- but it's really sad. Progressives are trying to ruin this country. You shouldn't offer benefits you can't afford to any group of people. For example- explain to me how spending a million dollars each on 16 new homes to house 4 GVDC residents is good use of tax dollars in this county? Then you have to staff those around the clock, buy vehicles for each one, buy all the special equipment for each home, landscape an stock each home, I could go on and on with the madness here. The mentally handicapped haven't been doing as well. Many are on the streets because a few years ago someone decided to have inclusion in the community and schools. They got better care when they were in institutions where all the services they needed were centralized. The employees were more specialized. The mentally handicapped progressed more in those specialized schools and our public schools were better able to educate the non-handicapped. It's time consuming to have to teach to all these levels. It would allow so much more teaching time at both levels.
I agree with everything you say except for first three sentences. The houses are not progressive, they are actually regressive an attempt to put people back into the community who are not very good at functioning there. This idea actually caught under the Reagan Administration and it shows how backwards the care for the Mentally Retarded has gone. The people in these houses need much more care than they will get there so they will die. It goes to your point we should not spend what we cannot afford, so the Mentally Retarded are being killed off.
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#185
Jun 3, 2013
 
The houses are regressive and a huge waste of our tax dollars. Closing Lske Shore and other development centers across the state and going to inclusion for this special group of basically helpless citizens happened under the last Governor and legislature. They did get better care when services were consolidated. How do these people come up with these ideas!? It's not their money so they don't think!
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#186
Jun 3, 2013
 
Tax payer wrote:
The houses are regressive and a huge waste of our tax dollars. Closing Lske Shore and other development centers across the state and going to inclusion for this special group of basically helpless citizens happened under the last Governor and legislature. They did get better care when services were consolidated. How do these people come up with these ideas!? It's not their money so they don't think!
You are not very well informed. These are ICF houses and not State of Tennessee Houses. It does get complicated.
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#187
Jun 3, 2013
 
Believe Yourself wrote:
<quoted text>You are not very well informed. These are ICF houses and not State of Tennessee Houses. It does get complicated.
i know they are paid for with tax dollars. I don't pretend to know the exact name of the houses, or their exact origin. I just know that a former legislator told me that those houses were an embarrassment to him when he realized how much they each cost.. He said he guessed the legislators kind of let the cost of those houses get away from them. He said they had turned into monstrosities to house only 4 people.
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#188
Jun 4, 2013
 
Tax payer wrote:
<quoted text>i know they are paid for with tax dollars. I don't pretend to know the exact name of the houses, or their exact origin. I just know that a former legislator told me that those houses were an embarrassment to him when he realized how much they each cost.. He said he guessed the legislators kind of let the cost of those houses get away from them. He said they had turned into monstrosities to house only 4 people.
the contractors who build the houses support (give money to) the "embarrassed" legislators who pass the laws to build the houses
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#189
Jun 4, 2013
 
Tax payer wrote:
<quoted text>i know they are paid for with tax dollars. I don't pretend to know the exact name of the houses, or their exact origin. I just know that a former legislator told me that those houses were an embarrassment to him when he realized how much they each cost.. He said he guessed the legislators kind of let the cost of those houses get away from them. He said they had turned into monstrosities to house only 4 people.
Typical, a legislator shooting off their mouth at something they know nothing about. The houses were supposed to have an initial cost of $800,000. They were supposed to last 30 years and house 4 clients. That is a cost of $18.67 per day per client. Try staying in a motel at your favorite beach for $18.67 a day. The last time I checked the cost of a client staying in an institution like Greene Valley it was up to around a $1000 a day. You and your legislator friend are talking about the peanuts. The truth is the houses are downsizing in cost, a reduction in services rendered, and a means of lowering the life span of the clients served. It is a trend in almost everything in the U.S., a sign the U.S. has peaked as world leader and is rapidly going down. The exception, multinational corporations who are making huge profits and taking over the world. You and I and your legislative friend are now their slaves.
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Jun 16, 2013
 

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Well it's my opinion the school board is nothing but a good ole boy system . With the exception of Johnson and Austin. And the only reason Kirk got another year is because Jones doing it before he leaves. Kirk is a person who lets power go to her head . She makes promises she does not ever keep. She always wants control of everything. Going to the school board will do no good until you get rid if those good ole boys. Replace them with really concerned members like Johnson and Austin.
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#191
Jun 18, 2013
 
What kind of education and/or background does one need to run for a commisoner position? Anywone know?
iallsredyno

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#192
Jun 18, 2013
 
contact the voters office on main street next ot walters state. they can provide you with that information.
they disgust me

Greeneville, TN

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has a question wrote:
What kind of education and/or background does one need to run for a commisoner position? Anywone know?
Some would suggest that you need to be in education or have family members who are. Sad but true. Wouldn't it be nice if we all could be a member of a board or be a commissioner and vote to increase our pay and benefits.
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My prediction is Vicki Kirk will be remembered as the director from he!!
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My prediction is Vicki Kirk will be remembered as the director from he!!
i've never seen such pride and arrogance in a person.

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#196
Jun 19, 2013
 
Maybe an angry mob should just remove her.
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There have been six teachers in our family. Only two were hired by the County School System. ALL graduated with honors from their respective colleges and had no ties with members of past and present boards or commissioners. That was apparently the problem. These two do not approve of Kirk and know that if she ever found out what all they tell the public, they would be toast. It's kinda like being a member of a cult.
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i agree wrote:
My prediction is Vicki Kirk will be remembered as the director from he!!
Amen! I think she is being called that now. She is a joke. She allows Roger Jones to manipulate every decision she makes. Greene County better pray she resigns soon.
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I cant believe how the school system has gone to the dogs..you have good teachers who are treated like crap and bad teachers/educators who are rewarded or moved to central office. Too many "leaders" cannot do their job so instead of being put out to pasture ..they are moved to central office..guess that is the pasture field for those who can't handle a real job. They dont want good people in central office cause they cant.control their thinking like the younger ones..sounds like the pasture field needs changing cause there is too much bull there.
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#200
Jul 13, 2013
 
concerned parent wrote:
I cant believe how the school system has gone to the dogs..you have good teachers who are treated like crap and bad teachers/educators who are rewarded or moved to central office. Too many "leaders" cannot do their job so instead of being put out to pasture ..they are moved to central office..guess that is the pasture field for those who can't handle a real job. They dont want good people in central office cause they cant.control their thinking like the younger ones..sounds like the pasture field needs changing cause there is too much bull there.
From what Roger Woolsey said when Weems brought it up, sounds like there's folks taking action against these "think they own the system tyrants". Maybe since they won't listen to reason or what the majority want, just need to file that suit and let the chips fall where they may. I don't really understand why things are being filed in Federal Court though. My "know it all" neighbor says it could be a discrimination thing.
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#201
Jul 13, 2013
 
all the lawsuits wrote:
<quoted text>From what Roger Woolsey said when Weems brought it up, sounds like there's folks taking action against these "think they own the system tyrants". Maybe since they won't listen to reason or what the majority want, just need to file that suit and let the chips fall where they may. I don't really understand why things are being filed in Federal Court though. My "know it all" neighbor says it could be a discrimination thing.
Who's filing lawsuits?
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#202
Jul 13, 2013
 
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Who's filing lawsuits?
The paper said suits have been filed. Six in Federal Court? WOW!

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