Budget cuts mean fewer teacher, bigge...

Budget cuts mean fewer teacher, bigger classes for LCPS

There are 48 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jun 16, 2010, titled Budget cuts mean fewer teacher, bigger classes for LCPS. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

The Las Cruces school district will have to get by with some 135 fewer employees next year to compensate for a reduction in state funding.

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senor polvo

Sandia Park, NM

#22 Jun 17, 2010
moist wrote:
Get rid og the moistbacks!
get rid of bigots and jerks like you.
Tony M

Albuquerque, NM

#23 Jun 17, 2010
One of the things other countries do that the US doesn't do is keep kids in schools that do not want to be there. In places like China you either have to be in schol or work the fields. Our public schools truly have no place to send the deadbeats. There are no alternative schools for elementary and middle school kids that disrupt the process. In many other nations you are given a test and put on a career path that suits your academic abilities. In other, countries they also have this thing where they teach kids in one language and they also happen to teach kids English. Foreigners in many countries also have to pay for their education.
Truth

United States

#24 Jun 17, 2010
WhatthehellisaJig-a-watt wrote:
This city kills me, in yesterday’s paper it was reported that the city wants to raise taxes to extend unemployment benefits, but yet, we cut teachers pay and their jobs. Tell me there's "not" something wrong with this picture!
What lame excuses we have for city leaders, and the teacher’s union should be abolished as well!
This is the HOPE AND CHANGE america voted for. Now indulge in it.
senor polvo

Sandia Park, NM

#25 Jun 17, 2010
Crusader wrote:
<quoted text>Send the illegals to Mex for a free education and you'll be down to 16:1
Wow - why don't you round up the first ten thousand and we can go from there... what else is floating around in your pea brain...
senor polvo

Sandia Park, NM

#26 Jun 17, 2010
Tony M wrote:
One of the things other countries do that the US doesn't do is keep kids in schools that do not want to be there. In places like China you either have to be in schol or work the fields. Our public schools truly have no place to send the deadbeats. There are no alternative schools for elementary and middle school kids that disrupt the process. In many other nations you are given a test and put on a career path that suits your academic abilities. In other, countries they also have this thing where they teach kids in one language and they also happen to teach kids English. Foreigners in many countries also have to pay for their education.
There ARE alternative schools for middle school students - it's too bad they are basically unsuccessful as are behavior disorder classes. If fees were charged, it might make parents more responsible and take a bigger role in their students' lives. If hard work were part of the curriculum, maybe students would learn the value of academics in a more direct fashion. I'm with you in our disgust for the waste of talent and time and energy that is invested for students who don't want an education... It's a knotty problem that complicated by inept administrators and one size fits all solutions like no child left behind...
Concerned Parent

Las Cruces, NM

#27 Jun 17, 2010
That is funny that Stan Rounds said that student to teacher ratio for middle school should stay around 17:1. My kids just finished middle school and they never had a class with only 17 kids. Try between 32-42 per class.
Dave

Nashville, TN

#28 Jun 17, 2010
I would be very curious to know exactly how illegal immigration impacts the number of students in the schools. How much of a financial drain are these individuals that are illegally in our country on the school system and the cities the are in? This is not just an issue for Las Cruces, but many of the cities on the border. It is an honest question. There are a finite number of tax payers. As Margaret Thatcher once said "The trouble with Socialism is you eventually run out of other people’s money".
Spill It Now

Las Cruces, NM

#29 Jun 17, 2010
Okay "Stan" stop pussyfooting around, what are you cutting? Let me guess music, arts, athletics the usual bull!!! Go after the state like you should to get the money from the permanent funds that our kids were screwed out of! Never mind suing the bus company go after the state! Our kids are losing their future as our dear governor ceremoniously presides over celebrity weddings! What a load of hooey! For those of you planning on voting for Diane Denish know that she was the one that has gutted the education permanent funds and pushed for funding of her own pet projects. She is busy using our kids educations as leverage to build her own future!
nasty nate

Ashburn, VA

#30 Jun 17, 2010
Worry about the comment I've been on a rant lately because of a few comments made to me...."if you dont like it just leave". I hate that aditude

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#31 Jun 17, 2010
lay off any teacher with an ohbama sticker on their prius



know the truth
Wow

Albuquerque, NM

#32 Jun 17, 2010
hunkie boy wrote:
The solution:on line home education k-12. save billions, no overpaid adminstrators,pedophile teachers, drunk bus drivers, unqualified horny housewives elected to school boards, students love the computer more than looking at the same teacher every day.
Were YOU educated online? Your spelling and grammar really stink!:)
The way I see it

Las Cruces, NM

#33 Jun 17, 2010
6 or more teachers could probably keep their jobs if we didn't keep changing Superintendants.... Severance pay & sign-on bonuses are NOT cheap!

I hope we can keep Rounds around for the duration of his contract. I also hope that the board closely scrutinizes his replacement when the time comes. Their track record before he took over was pretty bad.
Bobeedo

Albuquerque, NM

#34 Jun 17, 2010
"For example, instead of cutting specialized high school classes with low enrollment, such as Advanced Placement physics, the program will combine students from different high schools into a classroom setting that utilizes technology and one teacher instead of two to teach the class."

Excellent idea. Another would be to create magnate high school programs where high achieving kids all attend school in the same location, rather than recreating each program on each campus.

Another idea would have been to hire a contract teacher to facilitate these low enrollment classes--someone who wants to teach but doesn't want to work as a permanent employee--like the university does with adjunct faculty.
High Tech Man

Searcy, AR

#35 Jun 17, 2010
As you know, I've had some recent children issues in my family.
However, Las Cruces needs to just turn to its wealthy GOP Tea Baggers for answers to the educational budget shortfalls.
The GOP Tea Baggers admit they want less of everything, so they should be perfectly willing to share half of all they have to educate our young and finest.
We all know the trouble our youth can find when not attended. Please ask a GOP Tea Bagger you know if they will step up and get involved in their schools' future.
Their answers will be worth documenting and sharing.
And again, thank you for your concerns about our family's viewing habits.
June Valdez

Searcy, AR

#36 Jun 17, 2010
Hunkie Boy = Bay Area Hydro = Dr. Doom

All the same person hiding behind twit comments because he/she/it cannot make intelligent points, only ridicule those of us with money, jobs, careers and families.

You are a quite sad little,little man.
Just Me

El Paso, TX

#37 Jun 17, 2010
June Valdez wrote:
Hunkie Boy = Bay Area Hydro = Dr. Doom
All the same person hiding behind twit comments because he/she/it cannot make intelligent points, only ridicule those of us with money, jobs, careers and families.
You are a quite sad little,little man.
Hey are you related to Juan Valdez?
DesertPaine

Santa Fe, NM

#38 Jun 17, 2010
High Tech Man wrote:
As you know, I've had some recent children issues in my family.
However, Las Cruces needs to just turn to its wealthy GOP Tea Baggers for answers to the educational budget shortfalls.
The GOP Tea Baggers admit they want less of everything, so they should be perfectly willing to share half of all they have to educate our young and finest.
We all know the trouble our youth can find when not attended. Please ask a GOP Tea Bagger you know if they will step up and get involved in their schools' future.
Their answers will be worth documenting and sharing.
And again, thank you for your concerns about our family's viewing habits.
High Tech. Here, five years of public schooling, the rest of years, private. If I live to actuarial age, I'll have paid for those five years of school for about sixty-five years.

This is the system our society has agreed upon. OK. And while I am neither GOP, nor a Tea Party activist, nor wealthy, nor do I have children and thereby burden education assets, let's say that I am. You are willing to say that sixty five years paying for five years of education is miserly, that my volunteer work in schools for which I have no children should be more, and that I should now step it up to half of my income to educate your children.

Meanwhile, I am behind on the house payment and will probably lose my house. Needed dental work is unmet, painfully, until money is gathered to accomplish it. It'd sure be grand if you'd step in and help. About half of your income for the rest of your life will go a long way toward accomplishing that.
hunkie boy

Claremont, CA

#39 Jun 17, 2010
WOW! your probably one of the unqualified horny unqualifed housewives elected or appointed to a school board ,especially in NEw Mexico.;grammar/spelling ,i can pontificate verbiage ,semantics beyond your level of comprehension, don't need to be a sesquipedalian to express myself on this site."se wat um sayin"?

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#40 Jun 17, 2010
Parents are responsible for their own children...Period

Schools arent there to be babysitters for your children.........Period

Liberal parents dont want to take responsibilty for any thing, They exspect BIG DADDY GOVERNMENT to whipe their ass's and wash their hands for them

Liberal school teachers liberal parents liberal teachers unions HAVE Indeed ruined not only our children but also our country
Pen Pal

Las Cruces, NM

#41 Jun 17, 2010
Vance1 wrote:
Parents are responsible for their own children...Period
Schools arent there to be babysitters for your children.........Period
Liberal parents dont want to take responsibilty for any thing, They exspect BIG DADDY GOVERNMENT to whipe their ****'s and wash their hands for them
Liberal school teachers liberal parents liberal teachers unions HAVE Indeed ruined not only our children but also our country
And if you are right that liberals are responsible for everything, what are going to offer as ideas which are affordable and effective?

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