Local news in brief May 22

Local news in brief May 22

There are 52 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from May 21, 2009, titled Local news in brief May 22. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

Coss announces re-election bid Santa Fe Mayor David Coss said Thursday that he'll seek a second term.

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Honestly

United States

#24 May 22, 2009
Crazy wrote:
On the teacher issue. I'm with her. Why do teachers have to put up with disruptive students? Obviously this child does this at home and is allowed to get away with it. She didn't hurt him. This is the reason our young people are getting this way. Everyone is afraid to touch them for fear of child abuse. I don't agree in hitting or torture. But sometimes you have to do things to prove a point. This teacher is not just responsible for that one child, she has many more and no doubt alot of them are the same way. Don't send children to school that aren't interested in learning. Don't waste the teachers time, and for heavens sake stop making such a big issue out of a little thing like this. What did you expect her to do?
They should have called the police and had them forcibly remove the kid from the school and then send the bill to the parents along with an expulsion note and an apology to the teacher and school district.
Cove

Albuquerque, NM

#26 May 22, 2009
The student was a "special ed." kid. If you all want to blame someone blame the State for making inclusion and "mainstreaming' mandatory for challenged children.
Maybe a little compassion in order for both the teacher who is well known for being a good special ed teacher and the kid who's life is hard enough.

I tell you who I think should be fired is the janitor who gave the tape to KOAT. The rights of both the student and teacher were violated by the release of that tape. Every person involved in the school system has to sign a release to have their image used in away way.
Cove

Albuquerque, NM

#27 May 22, 2009
in any way

Since: Sep 08

Albuquerque, NM

#29 May 22, 2009
All good wrote:
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All very good suggestions, and I bet that if the voters of Santa Fe could vote on them, it would be a landslide. However, you forget about the ACLU and other fringe groups who will fight for the one student that is ruining the education of the other 25 in the class. That is how the country and the city are run these days....forget about the many in the majority and focus on the few; that way, everyone can be a bottom feeder together and we all know misery loves company.
It is really difficult to respond without insulting anyone who would call the ACLU a 'fringe group.' The ACLU simple focuses on the constitution. An reality has demonstrated time and time again, the majority all too frequently attempts to step on the CONSTITUTIONAL rights of the minority.

I doubt you could ever find a single instance where the ACLU has fought for the right of anyone to ruin the education of the other 25 in the class.
Zorkon 756

Kihei, HI

#30 May 22, 2009
The rules wrote:
<quoted text>
"The Rules." You say everyone must play by them? Does that include the illegal Mexicans that are harbored in our sanctuary city that are causing the following: 1) overcrowding in the south-side schools; 2) budget issues for the entire district in trying to accommodate them; 3) the absolute and dismal graduation rate largely attributable to the immigrant community?
Well?
I thought I just said that. If the city of Santa Fe wants to harbor illegal aliens then they should harbor them properly. They most of the other things you complain about can be taken care of too.

For your information, I think there is something rotten about harboring illegal aliens. I have little interest in law breakers. But if the City of Santa Fe wants to do that, who am I to object.

You make your own bed.
Zorkon 756

Kihei, HI

#31 May 22, 2009
They = Then
Judge Roy Bean

Bloomington, IN

#32 May 22, 2009
Zork: I am surprised that you of all posters would promote a lay down and die attitude.

I object and I speak my mind and vote my conscience.
Zorkon 756

Kihei, HI

#33 May 22, 2009
Judge Roy Bean wrote:
Zork: I am surprised that you of all posters would promote a lay down and die attitude.
I object and I speak my mind and vote my conscience.
What lay down and die attitude? Where did that come from?

"I object and I speak my mind and vote my conscience." I'm not stopping you. Is this a lay down and die attitude?
Judge Roy Bean

Bloomington, IN

#34 May 22, 2009
Your comment- "But if the City of Santa Fe wants to do that, who am I to object."
Vote the bums out

Santa Fe, NM

#35 May 22, 2009
From ABQ Journal:
“I think we're in the middle of a successful administration. We're doing good work on water policy and restoration of the river. We've been able to work with the county, with the state, with various community groups,” Coss said Thursday.“We've got a lot going on, but I think there's a lot more to do and I would like the opportunity to keep working.”
Zorkon 756

Kihei, HI

#40 May 22, 2009
Judge Roy Bean wrote:
Your comment- "But if the City of Santa Fe wants to do that, who am I to object."
How can I vote in Santa Fe? I'm not registered there.

This is why I make very few comments about local politics, esp., with respect to the individuals elected.

On the other hand, I think a certain ex-judge there is cute. Perhaps Chatterbox or PC might clue you in on this lol.
chris

Peoria, AZ

#41 May 22, 2009
According to KOAT, the boy's mother removed him from school and is homeschooling him.

so he can get dragged at home.

PC Chavez

“Hee-hee-hee, snort!”

Since: Sep 08

Laguna Beach/Santa Fe

#42 May 22, 2009
Zorkon 756 wrote:
<quoted text> On the other hand, I think a certain ex-judge there is cute. Perhaps Chatterbox or PC might clue you in on this lol.
*snerk! Shame on you, cochino. LMAO.
chatterbox87501

Los Alamos, NM

#43 May 22, 2009
Zorkon 756 wrote:
<quoted text>
How can I vote in Santa Fe? I'm not registered there.
This is why I make very few comments about local politics, esp., with respect to the individuals elected.
On the other hand, I think a certain ex-judge there is cute. Perhaps Chatterbox or PC might clue you in on this lol.
I still don't know if you think it was cute of Fran to make DWI perps wear pink hats while collecting trash, or if you consider her to be cute in other ways.
James

Meridianville, AL

#44 May 22, 2009
The boy obviously gets away with the spoiled act at home so he used it at school. Now he's home where he can be spoiled and there are no consequences. I bet they punish the teacher instead of the boy. How twisted society has become.
here we

Santa Fe, NM

#47 May 22, 2009
The rules wrote:
<quoted text>
"The Rules." You say everyone must play by them? Does that include the illegal Mexicans that are harbored in our sanctuary city that are causing the following: 1) overcrowding in the south-side schools; 2) budget issues for the entire district in trying to accommodate them; 3) the absolute and dismal graduation rate largely attributable to the immigrant community?
Well?
go again - same old stuff.
Honestly

San Francisco, CA

#49 May 22, 2009
Honestly wrote:
<quoted text>They should have called the police and had them forcibly remove the kid from the school and then send the bill to the parents along with an expulsion note and an apology to the teacher and school district.
If the subject is in fact developmentally disabled - as someone has suggested here - I withdraw the above statement. The school should have procedures to deal with these situations involving special needs kids, and follow it. But they should also have a provision that does not let these scenarios take away from the education the rest of the kids get. We can have compassion to a certain point but making every single accommodation sure has the potential to reduce the effectiveness of the staff on the target audience - the normal kids. We have to draw the line somewhere and make sure we are humane but do not lessen the effectiveness of the school facilities and resources on the goal of educating our children in this world where we are playing catch-up to many other "civilized" countries.
Nova

United States

#50 May 22, 2009
When I was in 4th grade, in our mountain community, if you misbehaved, our teacher, a 6'4" Air Force vet would get the stick out.

In Junior High, if you were sent to the Office, then the Vice Principal would get out the paddle to make sure you understood.

In high school, the best mathematics teacher I ever had, could throw an eraser 40 feet across the classroom, and nail an errant talker.

I am a believer in corporal punishment in the Classroom, the days of coddling brats who aren't taught properly at home has lead to a complete breakdown in the function of the schools to educate.
If one miscreant is able to disrupt 35 students, then there should be a way to get the brat out of the classroom, and / or punished on the spot.

And if the 'special needs' child was in the class, that was a mistake from the beginning, a comment on our schools/curricula/& the NEA.

I was a 'special needs student' too, but my IQ was way above grade, and the schools didn't know how to deal with that either. Mainstreaming is not good for the id1ots, nor for the other end of the curve.

“JustAThought”

Since: Feb 09

northern NM

#51 May 22, 2009
here we wrote:
<quoted text>
go again - same old stuff.
Just handle it Texas style...put all the little rugs rats on Ritalin and Adderall.
Norma W Long

Albuquerque, NM

#52 May 22, 2009
a little wrote:
<quoted text>
A little "compassion" is what got us all in this situation to begin with. A little compassion for the Mexican immigrant, a little compassion for the special needs student and a little compassion for whatever is next and then all we have left is a bunch of compassion but no educated students to pay our social security or medicaid or retirement or....... For the good of the many, the compassion has to stop someplace. Man is an animal just like all others and nature will take it's course whether or not man meddles in the outcome.
So what are you saying "Man is an animal just like all others and nature will take it's course whether or not man meddles in the outcome." What kind of language is that? Smells funny, isn't it? You people who talk smack about immigrants have no life or life span. Get a good night sleep before you all get some heart attack or something like that. Illegal alien bashing is old news in Albuquerque. Santa Fe needs to get on with the plan of eating together and breaking bread like everyone else.

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