Resolution Passed in Response to McDo...

Resolution Passed in Response to McDonnell's Education Bills

There are 24 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Mar 9, 2013, titled Resolution Passed in Response to McDonnell's Education Bills. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Three school boards in central Virginia are sending the governor and state lawmakers resolutions condemning a pair of education bills passed by the General Assembly this session.

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Mountain mama

Earlysville, VA

#1 Mar 12, 2013
He has no idea what he is going! Has he been to any schools here all day and tracked a kid? He will already find great schools! It is the ridiculous way that policy makers are are setting up paperwork that make the schools look bad! Get out of government! Elect someone who gets it!
Youcanthaveitbot hways

Atlanta, GA

#2 Mar 12, 2013
But...Republicans...I thought you were for LESS government? Oh I guess it's only when you can "take over chronically failing schools"..or shove a wand up into a woman's private parts.
Misguided

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Mar 12, 2013
Makes you wonder what the schools have to hide.....

probably lousy overpaid teachers and kids that cant read the exit sign after they picked up their diploms.
Hmmmmm

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Mar 12, 2013
Youcanthaveitbothways wrote:
But...Republicans...I thought you were for LESS government?...
Very few people are for less government and that really & truly does apply to republicans. Everyone is just quite picky about what they count as where there should be more or less government. Republicans are huge on governing on social & moral issues, but want to turn economic actors loose. Democrats just turn that around and want to govern social/moral issues less and economic issues more. Its an oversimplification, but its not off-base.

On the specific subject at hand, the attempt to "save" schools by increasing bureaucratic accountability measures is killing education faster than anything else. Trust me. I get them after they get out of the VA public school system. The SOL/"school grading" culture is thoroughly destructive of actual "education." All it makes is people who know how to do checklists and take tests but can't think their way out of a paper bag.

If you're not involved in actual education on a daily basis, don't bother to give me whatever half-baked criticisms of that assessment you have to offer. I'm in the trenches. Your out of the trenches "opinion" won't be worth the electrons it took to appear on-screen.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Mar 13, 2013
"The governor will never tolerate failing schools. He believes strongly that every child in every community deserves the opportunity to go to a great school. And he will always support innovative policy proposals to make that possible."

but let's not waste any money on the issue
GoUVa

Culpeper, VA

#6 Mar 13, 2013
Mr. "I'm for less government & no new taxes" bobble head Bob (AKA Bozo Bob) is the worst Governor this state has ever seen. He has accomplished nothing. His attention has been split between helping Mittens get elected and being the head of the Republican Governor's Association. That is when he isn't vacationing out of the country on the taxpayers dime. We have 9 more months of this clown and God help us if you people are dumb enough to elect Cucchinelli. He's worse than Bozo.
Greene Liberal

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Mar 13, 2013
Misguided wrote:
Makes you wonder what the schools have to hide.....
probably lousy overpaid teachers and kids that cant read the exit sign after they picked up their diploms.
"Overpaid?" You are misguided. Maybe they can't read an exit sign because its not part of the SOLs. Quit with the restrictions and let the teachers do their jobs. If you want "better" schools the parents and students also need to do their jobs.
Someone

Stanardsville, VA

#8 Mar 13, 2013
Misguided wrote:
Makes you wonder what the schools have to hide.....
probably lousy overpaid teachers and kids that cant read the exit sign after they picked up their diploms.
Overpaid? A teacher with a Bachelors degree (costing upwards of 25,000 a year) starting in the system I work in gets about 35,000 a year. They had to get a 4 year college education and state certification which, by the way, makes the teachers go back to school to keep that certification valid. Our teachers work not just at school, but in the evenings at home to keep up with all of the paperwork they are required to do. That is just for the teacher who do not have students who need special help. Those that do have even more paperwork that needs to be filled out to satisfy the state. Our computers are almost hopelessly outdated and in need of newer software or need replacing entirely. Textbooks become outdated/old/beaten up and need to be replaced...each single book can cost upwards of $200. We have cut staff to the bone in attempt to stay within our budget, and still we are having to cut more positions - 23 teacher's assistants system wide will lose their job at the end of this school year. We are underfunded by the feds and the state...so I do not want to hear the Governor's say he "will never tolerate failing schools. He believes strongly that every child in every community deserves the opportunity to go to a great school." Great schools require proper funding. At this rate, soon only wealthy communities will be able to have his "great schools" due to their higher revenues. It will be a sad day when the "middle" and "lower" class children from poorer districts will be cut short on their education.
JudyCarter

Culpeper, VA

#9 Mar 13, 2013
My most important comment to Matt at 29 news is that none of our delegates or senators have come to any of our schools and seen our success...they take time to go to Louisianna but not our school...they come for event or to speak but not to see our employees and students being successful....I would like to give them a grade on their performance.
real central va Marine

Crozet, VA

#10 Mar 13, 2013
JudyCarter wrote:
My most important comment to Matt at 29 news is that none of our delegates or senators have come to any of our schools and seen our success...they take time to go to Louisianna but not our school...they come for event or to speak but not to see our employees and students being successful....I would like to give them a grade on their performance.
I beg to differ. I HAVE seen my local rep in the high school twice this year. If the governor took the time to visit every school in VA, you would complain he is never in Richmond doing his job.
Dude

Strasburg, VA

#11 Mar 13, 2013
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>I beg to differ. I HAVE seen my local rep in the high school twice this year. If the governor took the time to visit every school in VA, you would complain he is never in Richmond doing his job.
When do you graduate?
pooch

United States

#12 Mar 13, 2013
they should have passed the mcdondalds school bill instead, privatizing schools and turning them all into mcdondald's burger stores, eductating churldrens and creating more jobs
real central va Marine

Crozet, VA

#13 Mar 13, 2013
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>When do you graduate?
Already did, back in the 70's. How about you?
Play It Safe

Chesapeake, OH

#14 Mar 14, 2013
GoUVa wrote:
Mr. "I'm for less government & no new taxes" bobble head Bob (AKA Bozo Bob) is the worst Governor this state has ever seen. He has accomplished nothing. His attention has been split between helping Mittens get elected and being the head of the Republican Governor's Association. That is when he isn't vacationing out of the country on the taxpayers dime. We have 9 more months of this clown and God help us if you people are dumb enough to
elect Cucchinelli. He's worse than Bozo.
You forgot to mention Dragas & her BOV friends.
By The Way

Chesapeake, OH

#15 Mar 14, 2013
JudyCarter wrote:
My most important comment to Matt at 29 news is that none of our delegates or senators have come to any of our schools and seen our success...they take time to go to Louisianna but not our school...they come for event or to speak but not to see our employees and students being successful....I would like to give them a grade on their performance.
Get a group or more of you & write to your congressman or senator or meet in person about this matter. It may help.
By The Way

Chesapeake, OH

#16 Mar 14, 2013
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>I beg to differ. I HAVE seen my local rep in the high school twice this year. If the governor took the time to visit every school in VA, you would complain he is never in Richmond doing his job.
Are you going to college after you graduated from "high school"?
Garbage Teachers

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Mar 14, 2013
This is why our kids are not learning. The school boards and teachers are too busy with politics (which is illegal!) trying to put more money in their pockets, and telling the governor how to run his state!

Teachers are paid more than anyone that does a lousy job except maybe the weatherman, and even he get it right part of the time instead of consistent total failure like teachers.
By The Way

Chesapeake, OH

#18 Mar 14, 2013
Garbage Teachers wrote:
This is why our kids are not learning. The school boards and teachers are too busy with politics (which is illegal!) trying to put more money in their pockets, and telling the governor how to run his state!
Teachers are paid more than anyone that does a lousy job except maybe the weatherman, and even he get it right part of the time instead of consistent total failure like teachers.
Did you homeschool your children? What kind of job do you have, that you aren't making much?
real central va Marine

Crozet, VA

#19 Mar 15, 2013
By The Way wrote:
<quoted text>Are you going to college after you graduated from "high school"?
Already done, twice (advanced degree) with honors.
Hmmmmm

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Mar 15, 2013
Garbage Teachers wrote:
This is why our kids are not learning. The school boards and teachers are too busy with politics (which is illegal!) trying to put more money in their pockets, and telling the governor how to run his state!
Teachers are paid more than anyone that does a lousy job except maybe the weatherman, and even he get it right part of the time instead of consistent total failure like teachers.
This is baseless, senseless, ill-informed nonsense.

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