Varro quitting St. Paul school board,...

Varro quitting St. Paul school board, mayor's office

There are 11 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 30, 2010, titled Varro quitting St. Paul school board, mayor's office. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Vallay Varro, a top education aide to Mayor Chris Coleman and a member of St. Paul's school board, will leave both jobs to head up a new education lobbying group that could be a major player this legislative session.

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Since: Sep 09

Chicago

#1 Dec 1, 2010
Varro has been a strong, active, positive person in the mayor's office. She is skilled at bringing different people together to work for important goals.
St Paul Teacher

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Dec 1, 2010
Joe Nathan wrote:
Varro has been a strong, active, positive person in the mayor's office. She is skilled at bringing different people together to work for important goals.
Joe I couldn't disagree with you more. Varro was an opportunist. She gave no real value to the school board. She was a shill for the unions and the DFL Party.

We need real leaders on the school board. With the 9.4% tax levy they announced, they (school board) have shown that they are not fiscally responsible.

Oh Joe, I didn't post my name because of the retaliation I would face if I did. That is the culture that Carstarphen and Silva have brought to SPPS. I am not sure what bubble you live in, but please step into the real world of education in St. Paul.
Truth B Told

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Dec 1, 2010
St Paul Teacher wrote:
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Joe I couldn't disagree with you more. Varro was an opportunist. She gave no real value to the school board. She was a shill for the unions and the DFL Party.
We need real leaders on the school board. With the 9.4% tax levy they announced, they (school board) have shown that they are not fiscally responsible.
Oh Joe, I didn't post my name because of the retaliation I would face if I did. That is the culture that Carstarphen and Silva have brought to SPPS. I am not sure what bubble you live in, but please step into the real world of education in St. Paul.
Shill for the unions and DFL? I would think that fits the Teacher's Union just fine. She couldn't stay at SPPS for these reasons:

"And according to MinnCAN's prospectus from July, the group's policy priorities included establishing alternative routes to teaching and principal positions, changing teacher tenure laws so layoffs are based on teacher quality and not seniority, creating assessments for all grades in all subject areas and evaluating teachers based on student performance."

Could you, as a teacher, imagine layoffs based on quality versus seniority? Scary thoughts...crazy talk! ha.
Misty

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Dec 1, 2010
Joe Nathan wrote:
Varro has been a strong, active, positive person in the mayor's office. She is skilled at bringing different people together to work for important goals.
She runs for office and only serves half of the term she was elected for. She's St. Paul's Sarah Palin.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#5 Dec 1, 2010
Reality - current so-called efforts to bring "accountability" to schools has brought devastating effects the education system. Students are constantly tested like guinea pigs and educators are spending the majority of their time in meetings analyzing the test data. Encouraging educators to make decisions based on data is not a bad thing; however asking educators to spend the majority of their time in meetings rather than planning rich lessons and providing meaningful feedback to students is harmful. Lay off and let educators do what they know best.
Sharon

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Dec 1, 2010
Varro is another liberal pawn who is in it for herself like her sister Mee Moua. Good ridden.
Truth B Told

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Dec 1, 2010
Sharon wrote:
Varro is another liberal pawn who is in it for herself like her sister Mee Moua. Good ridden.
She may be 'in it for herself'- but who isn't to some degree when it comes to work? some may have an altruistic bent when working, but for those of us who HAVE to work, it is as much about paying the rent. As for being a liberal pawn, I doubt MinnCan will ever be mistaken for anything close to liberal by the Teacher's Unions.
Thanks Varro

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Dec 1, 2010
We really appreciate the 11 months you put into the job. I am sure all the people who busted their butt for you feel redeemed.
Rice St

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Dec 1, 2010
She said the new job will allow her to expand on the work she's done in St. Paul "to impact yet more kids."

NO: Her new job will allow her to expand on her Salary to a tune of $195,000 and to IMPACT the Tax Payers, Not anything positive for the magic word "Kids"

Mayor Coleman is driving St Paul property owners in to a Depression of debt that the next 3 generations will be suffering from!

But thats ok, a re-run of Dancing with the Stars is on to night!!
A Way Out

Tony, WI

#11 Dec 2, 2010
Perhaps she doesn't have a choice but to take another job to cover an over-extended mortgage and private schooling.
blah blah

United States

#12 Dec 28, 2010
who cares

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