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Ironman

Canton, MS

#81 May 8, 2013
Fed up wrote:
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I just don't like her style of business. Yes, I know common core is mandated by the state. I also know that they are paid by the federal government to implement it. So where is that money? If I had to guess, it is in someone's pocket which is why they are begging for money. I don't even understand you last sentence. But I will tell you this. I have helped my child with their homework, and received a note from the teacher saying that it wasn't done in the correct way that she taught, even though the answer was correct. That is ridiculous! Oh, and the way I showed them, it took less than 10 minutes to complete. The way that the teacher taught it, took almost 30. I can assure you that I HAVE researched all about common core and it is NOT good for the schools.
First of all, don't guess when facts concerning money are transparent. Find out the truth instead of "guessing" someone is pocketing it. Surely, you really don't think that. Second, school board meetings are open to the public. If you know what works for schools and doesn't, they and the entire county would love to see you there-1st Tuesday of every month on Main St. Third-Why will common core not work? You not think MS kids can compete with a common curriculum against the rest of the nation?

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#82 May 8, 2013
Ironman wrote:
<quoted text>There is so much wrong with this post. 1-The current super comes from a business background 2-Common Core is mandated by State govt 3-just teach kids the way we were taught BUT when kids are shown how we were taught, it will be wrong. Huh?
For anyone voting on the bond issue, yes or no, I just encourage all to research and learn the facts.
Ironman - she was a teacher - what business does she run? No child left behind was a gov mandate too, but it has failed big time. Just because we have a national "common" teaching style it does not mean it is good. We don't always have a genius directing us for education in Washington either. We may need to look at some other countries since many of them are doing much better than we are. I can't say that I have ever used many things I was taught in school either - I have never used algebra even once in the work place and never in my life had to diagram a sentence except with my kids in school. A good "common" program would be a great thing, but it should be logical.
Fed up

Carriere, MS

#83 May 8, 2013
Ironman wrote:
<quoted text>First of all, don't guess when facts concerning money are transparent. Find out the truth instead of "guessing" someone is pocketing it. Surely, you really don't think that. Second, school board meetings are open to the public. If you know what works for schools and doesn't, they and the entire county would love to see you there-1st Tuesday of every month on Main St. Third-Why will common core not work? You not think MS kids can compete with a common curriculum against the rest of the nation?
When I tried to get put on the agenda for the school board meeting, they wanted to put me on the executive agenda. You know, where they go hide in the closet. There is NOTHING open about the school board meetings! They are trying to hide what they are doing. And why should I have to chase down information? I elected them to serve me. They should send it out or post it in the paper where it is publicly available. And if you don't think that there are people in the education department from the federal level all the way down that are pocketing money to promote this junk, you must have been hiding in a cave. As for my problems with CC, there are just too many to list. It dumbs down the curriculum on some things, and complicates it on others.( See
) It also doesn't take into account for kids with learning disabilities or kids who have trouble taking tests. It doesn't allow teachers to teach the basics. They have to teach the test. I would suggest that you research how it was created. I am sure that a few of the creators had good intentions, but people with political agendas jumped in there and screwed it all up. The history parts of it are completely false. To say that it is written with a liberal slant is an understatement.
Fed up

Carriere, MS

#84 May 8, 2013
http://www.rightsidenews.com/2013050332484/li...

He is a brief summary of the development of common core.
Ironman

Tchula, MS

#85 May 8, 2013
Fed up wrote:
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When I tried to get put on the agenda for the school board meeting, they wanted to put me on the executive agenda. You know, where they go hide in the closet. There is NOTHING open about the school board meetings! They are trying to hide what they are doing. And why should I have to chase down information? I elected them to serve me. They should send it out or post it in the paper where it is publicly available. And if you don't think that there are people in the education department from the federal level all the way down that are pocketing money to promote this junk, you must have been hiding in a cave. As for my problems with CC, there are just too many to list. It dumbs down the curriculum on some things, and complicates it on others.( See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =1YLlX61o8fgXX ) It also doesn't take into account for kids with learning disabilities or kids who have trouble taking tests. It doesn't allow teachers to teach the basics. They have to teach the test. I would suggest that you research how it was created. I am sure that a few of the creators had good intentions, but people with political agendas jumped in there and screwed it all up. The history parts of it are completely false. To say that it is written with a liberal slant is an understatement.
I appreciate your passion for education. For you and anyone else interested...there will be a bond issue meeting to be held at the GCHS cafeteria on Monday, May 13, 7:00 PM. It is open to the public. The super and board members will be present. If you're reading this, please spread the word. The school district will give info. and answer any questions the public may have; nothing to hide-actually the opposite. And, that meeting can answer lots of questions that can't be answered through a post. All are encouraged to attend. If you go, at least your YES or NO vote will be opinionated with based facts.
Fed up

Carriere, MS

#86 May 8, 2013
http://www.utahnsagainstcommoncore.com/teache...

A former teacher's perspective.
Fed up

Carriere, MS

#87 May 8, 2013
Ironman wrote:
<quoted text>I appreciate your passion for education. For you and anyone else interested...there will be a bond issue meeting to be held at the GCHS cafeteria on Monday, May 13, 7:00 PM. It is open to the public. The super and board members will be present. If you're reading this, please spread the word. The school district will give info. and answer any questions the public may have; nothing to hide-actually the opposite. And, that meeting can answer lots of questions that can't be answered through a post. All are encouraged to attend. If you go, at least your YES or NO vote will be opinionated with based facts.
I have every intention on being there. But I will say that if it is run like their other meetings, they will just bully the public and preach about how great it is without letting others voice their opinions. I will vote NO, but if it passes, so be it. I will also vote against my school board member and Debbie Harrell. They are not doing what I elected them to do. They may NOT be hiding something, but it appears that way. They no longer have my trust.

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#88 May 8, 2013
Fed up wrote:
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I have every intention on being there. But I will say that if it is run like their other meetings, they will just bully the public and preach about how great it is without letting others voice their opinions. I will vote NO, but if it passes, so be it. I will also vote against my school board member and Debbie Harrell. They are not doing what I elected them to do. They may NOT be hiding something, but it appears that way. They no longer have my trust.
100% with you
Ironman

Tchula, MS

#89 May 8, 2013
Fed up wrote:
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I have every intention on being there. But I will say that if it is run like their other meetings, they will just bully the public and preach about how great it is without letting others voice their opinions. I will vote NO, but if it passes, so be it. I will also vote against my school board member and Debbie Harrell. They are not doing what I elected them to do. They may NOT be hiding something, but it appears that way. They no longer have my trust.
Oh, if you go, you will be heard. They hope the cafeteria is packed. You and anyone else...be sure to speak up and don't hold anything back; maybe, make a list of questions to be answered and topics to be discussed. They will be addressed. Then, Tuesday, you can get on this site and post the information you received.

Hope nothing comes up that ruins your intention to be there!
Maroon09

Ridgeland, MS

#90 May 8, 2013
cipsaw wrote:
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I figure you must be a teacher - how do you post on Topix during the day? I certainly think the supervisors waste money too. I guess the supervisors allowed another special election. It seems quite alots was done under MS Massey - we have a new school in the county, many new classrooms, cafeteria additions at one school for sure -
I am a parent, and can post whenever I like. If you are talking about Benndale, Mrs Massey did not get Benndale built. Mrs. Harrell worked in the business world before becoming a teacher. I hope people will come to the meeting and get the facts for themselves.

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#91 May 8, 2013
Maroon09 wrote:
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I am a parent, and can post whenever I like. If you are talking about Benndale, Mrs Massey did not get Benndale built. Mrs. Harrell worked in the business world before becoming a teacher. I hope people will come to the meeting and get the facts for themselves.
Who did get the Benndale school built? That is a nice school and I wonder where the money came from. I Know that Ms. Harrell has been a teacher for a long time, what did she do before teaching? She has been teaching since the early 90's for sure.

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#92 May 9, 2013
You notice that everyone who has written in favor of it are teachers so far. It seems everytime that they do something like this, some unforeseen expenses keep cropping up.
Maroon09

Ridgeland, MS

#93 May 9, 2013
The_SCOOP wrote:
You notice that everyone who has written in favor of it are teachers so far. It seems everytime that they do something like this, some unforeseen expenses keep cropping up.
How do you know everyone in favor are teachers?

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#94 May 9, 2013
I didn't say everyone except those who have written a letter to the editor. So far.

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#95 May 9, 2013
The last writers have identified themselves as teachers.
Ironman

Tchula, MS

#96 May 9, 2013
The_SCOOP wrote:
The last writers have identified themselves as teachers.
Well, if an auto mechanic wrote in an article that a certain type of car needed special attention for something or a carpenter wrote that a certain style of house needed special attention for something, I believe I'd be willing to listen. I'd certainly take their word over Joe Public's.

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#97 May 9, 2013
Ironman wrote:
<quoted text>Well, if an auto mechanic wrote in an article that a certain type of car needed special attention for something or a carpenter wrote that a certain style of house needed special attention for something, I believe I'd be willing to listen. I'd certainly take their word over Joe Public's.
It depends on their true skill and knowledge. That could also be called prejudice. Plus there are many professional that have been found lacking. Why do they let the public vote on it? Why not only teachers?

“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#98 May 9, 2013
I'm saying someone who is not connected to the system who is for it should speak up instead of just those who have something to gain by a 'yes' vote.

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#99 May 9, 2013
The_SCOOP wrote:
I didn't say everyone except those who have written a letter to the editor. So far.
I figure that is all Buddy will print Scoop - he is horrible about expressing his personal interest in the paper. I find his paper to be unfair about George County for sure.
Beat 4 resident

Jackson, MS

#100 May 9, 2013
I just have a quick question. How long does a "teacher " have to be employed before they have the job security, or should I say can't be fired ?

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