Our recommendation: Springboro voters should say 'yes' the first time to school levies

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Where is the Outrage

Springboro, OH

#30985 Mar 18, 2014
Seems Like A Scam wrote:
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This looks like a duck, walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, maybe its a duck. The usual suspects show up for all of these support the schools programs that always seem to turn into another cry for more money to help the kids. If I have learned nothing from watching this hocum go on for many years, it is all a grand setup to justify the unjustifiable. We had a surplus, how fast can they blow through that? Then they will cry poverty. The district did not need $35 million six years ago, as is proven by the surplus we now enjoy off of the same old tax revenues. Shouldn't Neighbors for Springboro Schools be footing this nonsense instead of the taxpayers?
In Todd Petrey's $12,000 Contract Proposal for Community Engagement presentation, it is stated: Our district is a $50 million organization operating without a vision developed with stakeholders.

Really, Mr. Petrey? Could it be that some stakeholders see our $130,000 School Superintendent now operating with the same old Tunnel Vision of status quo past failed practices?

Why should we blindly follow Jeff Stec's CREATION of Our identity and our community's "collective philosophy?" As an individual taxpayer and responsible civic minded citizen, I do not have an identity crisis; and I already have a clear Belief in my Mission for eternity.

People in this community should find out more about this community organizer, Jeff Stec, that Mr. Petrey is willing to blindly follow. Mr. Petrey doesn't even live in our community, doesn't pay school taxes in our community, and doesn't prove himself to have sound judgment in choosing leaders, like Stephanie Bindemann for Sure, to shape "Policy" for our school district. It appears to some that Mr. Petrey is the one who has an "identity crisis" since he doesn't know that a School Superintendent is hired by a community of taxpayers to manage our kid's education; not to micro-manage "We the People."

www.citizensforcivicrenewal.org/
Who Is Todd Petrey

Springboro, OH

#30986 Mar 19, 2014
voter wrote:
"you don't get me I'm part of the union (SEA) till the day I die, till the day I die"
Todd Petrey, Superintendent of Springboro Schools, is telling all Springboro Stakeholders that he is now putting himself "out there" through the voice of professionally-trained
community organizer, Jeff Stec, to find collective answers to the question: Where will education be in ten years? Where do we want Springboro Schools to be in ten years?

No doubt our union classroom professional educator, Molly Wray, is focused on only Six Months from now, when Mr. Petrey's "bad girl, bad girl" report in her employment records (for violating our students privacy rights) will finally be removed; leaving nothing behind except the loss of trust and influence of community-wide Springboro stakeholders.
Elected officials

Springboro, OH

#30987 Mar 19, 2014
Who Is Todd Petrey wrote:
<quoted text>
Todd Petrey, Superintendent of Springboro Schools, is telling all Springboro Stakeholders that he is now putting himself "out there" through the voice of professionally-trained
community organizer, Jeff Stec, to find collective answers to the question: Where will education be in ten years? Where do we want Springboro Schools to be in ten years?
No doubt our union classroom professional educator, Molly Wray, is focused on only Six Months from now, when Mr. Petrey's "bad girl, bad girl" report in her employment records (for violating our students privacy rights) will finally be removed; leaving nothing behind except the loss of trust and influence of community-wide Springboro stakeholders.
OK why did this community elect board members if they were not to represent us? So if they are elected to represent why are they using $12,000 of our hard earned dollars to dupe us? Why wouldn't Todd and others (elected) sit in one spot and let citizens talk to them. We pay them, we elect them, they hire a $130,000 employee so why another $12,000? Why appoint the levy campaigners of NFSS to stack the Community engegement committee if you weren't doing your buddies favors. Good job looking up the associations between Petrey and Stec. So we are paying a levy/community organizer to work us over. Springboro are you fools or did you learn from past practices of harming kids to give to adults?
agree with Doug

Springboro, OH

#30988 Mar 19, 2014
Doug Wiedeman wrote:
This appears to be the kick off for the newest rounds of school levy campaigns. Apparently a district with a surplus, in spite of a gamed curriculum with an over abundance of fun electives vs core courses, will be needing more money to enhance the largesse of the teacher's union.
The first move is to "canvass" the levy supporters to divine their wants and desires for the school system. This is done most simply by packing the committees and group leaders with levy supporters from a small but distinct vocal minority.
How can this go wrong for the community?
Citizens for Civic Renewal proposal:
Springboro Community City Schools are at a crossroads—and as the district’s leader you look for a vision and mission that will unite not only the school district but the community. Most professionally facilitated planning processes can bui..... What ...
CCR uses the visioning process to build a ....
Process Purposes
1. Build inspired consensus for the district’s identity (values), vision (future), and mission (role).
2. Reconcile differences among stakeholders and build community commitment to the vision.
3. Create relationships and dialog structures that will maintain community cohesiveness.
Process Overview
The process depends on three key sets of people: a small Core Team that “staffs” the work; a larger group of Community Stewards who reflect the community’s diversity and serve as project ambassadors; and the community at large—everyone who is touched by the school district, both within and outside of the district.
At the beginning of the process, we must first ensure that the Core Team and Stewards have the right members and are committed to the process. Then we host a public event to introduce the process to the community, get feedback, and generate buy-in and buzz for the process. With this data, the Core Team and Stewards will then work to implement the three “Content Phases”, an iterative community engagement process that gathers key data that will be used to build the district’s identity, vision and mission.
The process is detailed below, and would take from 8-12 months to complete.
Wow this is identicle to 2008 levy years when we were told and "asked" what we wanted for the future of students. The same old this money will be used to build a strong school system and or keep us excellent. All the while, 23% of our grads did not meet the minimum competencies to get into an Ohio college or university, we were failing our gifted students, taking away busing, gifted services, special ed, field trips, increasing costs to parents, no textbooks being ordered, buildings ignored so on then found out that the district and NFSS were lying to us and hoarding/hiding money. All of this was to prove we needed the money.

Come on guys lets save our district $12,000.

We want you to tell us the truth.
We want you to not take our money when you do not need it.
We want you to put the needs, safety and privacy of students first.
We want you to stop protecting bad employees.
WE want you to pay and benefit like the rest of this community sees.
We want you to teach more hours and more days per year.
We want you to stop indoctrinating our children with the socialist agenda.
We want you to teach real not revised, American history.
We want you to use your time to add professional development not take it from students education hours.
We want you to use market trends and projections for class and curriculum decisions.
We want you to give our kids classical literatre and not biograpgies of hollywood celebs and home repair instructional mannuals to read.
We want you to teach our children to think using their intelect not their emotions.

There no need for three tiers of "input" from the levy lovers. No need to waste $12,000 on an outside buddy to take from textbook orders or three supplementals to pay for more of the same levy works.
This is a start ;ets see if the Committees come up with anything like these.
Resign Now

Springboro, OH

#30989 Mar 19, 2014
Malone,
look at his record
failed the high school students as stated many times in the federal review of or high school reports =TAV 2010 and WCESC 2012. They are public documents you can ask for them.
Allow his staff to take protected student information for personal use. Allows his teachers and coaches to violate use of district property for personal gain,(summer camps).
Don't see him much at board meetings or leaves by 9 while meetings continue without him.
He speaks at the last board meeting saying that hiring a retired district employee does not take a job that an unemployed person could have. LOL Wake up please
He just Voted to employ retired district employees. Anyone unemployed out there?
His wife along with his supporters can't stomach anyone’s opinions other than their own and walk out on everyone speaking while they teach our children "tolerance". What an embarrassmentand a bunch of hipocrits.
Todd these are the people you put on the community engagement committee, just curious, is there really anyone there from the community or are they all NFSS and SURE?
dont be fooled

Springboro, OH

#30990 Mar 19, 2014
Seems Like A Scam wrote:
<quoted text>
We had a surplus, how fast can they blow through that? Then they will cry poverty. The district did not need $35 million six years ago, as is proven by the surplus we now enjoy off of the same old tax revenues. Shouldn't Neighbors for Springboro Schools be footing this nonsense instead of the taxpayers?
The last twelve months..... revisited.

"Insanely popular" former principal Ron Malone gradually morphs into the Pied Piper of Springboro, taking political advantage of his close relationships with former SHS students. At the 2013 commencement, Malone pauses repeatedly to take full advantage of each and every opportunity for audience applause. Fully realizing the political significance of the occasion, Ron Malone envions each and every soon-to-be Boro graduate in front of him as being "Yes Malone" votes for the upcoming school board election on November 5th.

In a joint effort to unseat Kelly Kohls from the school board, Dave Stuckey and Charles Anderson join with Malone. In retrospect, it really didn't matter whose names were listed below Malone's on the black yard signs. The other two candidates' names were placed on these signs in order to fill voids in black space. From the get-go, everyone in this community knew Malone was going to win a board seat. Why? It was, and still is clear that Ron Malone specializes in brainwashing Boro students into believing he's the next best thing to the Second Coming. Then what do Boro's kids do? They come marching home from school and tell their parents that principal Ron Malone is the next best thing to the Second Coming.(Never mind that Malone has no legitimate plan to improve our students educations.) Anderson ends up receiving the highest vote tally, but this is only because of an 11th hour endorsement from Educate Springboro.

Skip to the present...
Illegal activitity by a high school teacher (a.k.a. "Mollygate") has brought to light a distinct possibility that last fall's school board election may have been in fact, something less than legitimate.

Citizens of this community are watching our newly elected school board members waste thousands of dollars to hire outsiders to come here to speak about subjects...subjects which SHOULD BE second nature to any effective school board member!
OH!... My bad! Please pardon my assumption! I assumed Boro's citizens were collectively wise enough to choose three (3) school board members who would be "effective" enough so that the district wouldn't have to hire outside facilitators!!

Here are the facts. Five years ago, this district was a financial mess in virtually every way. In 2009, we as a community began electing a new style of leadership, which in turn began to turn this district around. Now this district is on solid ground. With wise budget management, there is no reason Springboro Community City schools should seek new levy money until at least 2017. Thanks largely to Malone's Pied Piperdom, last fall we as a community were completely fooled. The 3 people we elected onto the board are sitting on the board now with little dollar signs glowing in the pupils of their eyes. What we're going to see for the next two years is an endless dog and pony show of the SEA /teachers/ administration creating perceived needs, and bringing these perceived needs in front of the Malone-dominated BOE. If/ when there is resistance (and there WILL BE resistance) that's when the ..."Oh, pity the kids, let's launch a levy for them!...mantra will begin.
I'm guessing the "create-needs,and-then-fi ll-them-with-our-tax-dollars " Boro liberals are currently aiming for a levy date of May 2015.
prospector

Dayton, OH

#30992 Mar 19, 2014
Election consequences wrote:
I don't understand how Malone got elected.
I have read the High School TAV report and I am confused why he still had a job.
I have heard some of you mention that he objected to having to spend "his money" on the extra curriculars for our students. What was he spending the high school principles money on if not for the kids?
So how could camp coaches get away with using tax payer paid facilities for free while pocketing the money and not running camps through the district or the boosters? How can this happen if there is a Principal that is in charge?
How can a booster organization tied closely to the High School also not submit a tax return for five years and lose their 501(C) status if a High School Principal is in charge?
High School coaches, High School Boosters, teachers doing things like electioneering, fibbing to students, putting up levy posters in their classrooms= where was their building leadership? These are very serious breaches of trust and law.
What were you paying him? You must not have been paying him enough or he would have done his job of supervising and leading.
don't know how ? Easy, the Springboro school system is the biggest employer in the community. When Kohls got elected, her and two other school board members put the brakes on the reckless spending of the Baker regime. SO...instead of teachers getting outrageous pay increases and benefits while the rest of us suffered with no pay raises and layoffs..they , the school union followers had to suck it up . Now, the unions have rallied the teachers and union backed thugs and we will now slide back into the Baker era mode of wanting levies for this and that. It's going to get real ugly next year when the new school squanders the surplus and starts crying for more money.
union hypocrites

Springboro, OH

#30993 Mar 19, 2014
Who Is Todd Petrey wrote:
<quoted text>
Todd Petrey, Superintendent of Springboro Schools, is telling all Springboro Stakeholders that he is now putting himself "out there" through the voice of professionally-trained
community organizer, Jeff Stec...
Well, it's not like some within this community didn't see this coming from Petrey!

Case in point: an excerpt from page # 1316 of this Topix thread which was posted by "yes man" on August 23, 2013......

"ON THE FACE OF TODD PETREY EXISTS TWO MOUTHS, EACH OF WHICH SPEAKS AND REPEATS THE AGENDA OF THE PERSON IN FRONT OF IT."
2014 Renewed FaceLift

Springboro, OH

#30994 Mar 19, 2014
union hypocrites wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, it's not like some within this community didn't see this coming from Petrey!
Case in point: an excerpt from page # 1316 of this Topix thread which was posted by "yes man" on August 23, 2013......
"ON THE FACE OF TODD PETREY EXISTS TWO MOUTHS, EACH OF WHICH SPEAKS AND REPEATS THE AGENDA OF THE PERSON IN FRONT OF IT."
It's now March 2014, and we all know what that means....
Todd Petrey and Jeff Stec, they're TWO faces in ONE.

On each side of Todd's face exists the MSA and the SEA; with the BOE president in the middle, repeating the status quo agenda of past failed practices

On one side of Todd's face exists the MSA and the SEA on the other; with the BOE president in the middle, rubber-stamping for the Union their status quo agenda of past failed practices.
2014 Renewed FaceLift

Springboro, OH

#30995 Mar 19, 2014
dont be fooled wrote:
<quoted text>
The last twelve months..... revisited.
"Insanely popular" former principal Ron Malone gradually morphs into the Pied Piper of Springboro, taking political advantage of his close relationships with former SHS students. At the 2013 commencement, Malone pauses repeatedly to take full advantage of each and every opportunity for audience applause. Fully realizing the political significance of the occasion, Ron Malone envions each and every soon-to-be Boro graduate in front of him as being "Yes Malone" votes for the upcoming school board election on November 5th.
In a joint effort to unseat Kelly Kohls from the school board, Dave Stuckey and Charles Anderson join with Malone. In retrospect, it really didn't matter whose names were listed below Malone's on the black yard signs. The other two candidates' names were placed on these signs in order to fill voids in black space. From the get-go, everyone in this community knew Malone was going to win a board seat. Why? It was, and still is clear that Ron Malone specializes in brainwashing Boro students into believing he's the next best thing to the Second Coming. Then what do Boro's kids do? They come marching home from school and tell their parents that principal Ron Malone is the next best thing to the Second Coming.(Never mind that Malone has no legitimate plan to improve our students educations.) Anderson ends up receiving the highest vote tally, but this is only because of an 11th hour endorsement from Educate Springboro.
Skip to the present...
Illegal activitity by a high school teacher (a.k.a. "Mollygate") has brought to light a distinct possibility that last fall's school board election may have been in fact, something less than legitimate.
Citizens of this community are watching our newly elected school board members waste thousands of dollars to hire outsiders to come here to speak about subjects...subjects which SHOULD BE second nature to any effective school board member!
OH!... My bad! Please pardon my assumption! I assumed Boro's citizens were collectively wise enough to choose three (3) school board members who would be "effective" enough so that the district wouldn't have to hire outside facilitators!!
Here are the facts. Five years ago, this district was a financial mess in virtually every way. In 2009, we as a community began electing a new style of leadership, which in turn began to turn this district around. Now this district is on solid ground. With wise budget management, there is no reason Springboro Community City schools should seek new levy money until at least 2017. Thanks largely to Malone's Pied Piperdom, last fall we as a community were completely fooled. The 3 people we elected onto the board are sitting on the board now with little dollar signs glowing in the pupils of their eyes. What we're going to see for the next two years is an endless dog and pony show of the SEA /teachers/ administration creating perceived needs, and bringing these perceived needs in front of the Malone-dominated BOE. If/ when there is resistance (and there WILL BE resistance) that's when the ..."Oh, pity the kids, let's launch a levy for them!...mantra will begin.
I'm guessing the "create-needs,and-then-fi ll-them-with-our-tax-dollars " Boro liberals are currently aiming for a levy date of May 2015.
Isn't aiming for a levy date of May 2015 the Belief of Mr. Petrey's Tunnel Vision of putting the re-emphasis on the increased dollar value of the union classroom teachers, even to the detriment of physical elements of our children's education (including safety and curriculum needs)?
Leadership

Springboro, OH

#30996 Mar 20, 2014
New Leadership is needed at Central Office - for many positions - including Superintendent and Human Resource! Both individuals are not qualified nor professional. Start there and this District will be on a better path!
Teachers

Buffalo, NY

#30997 Mar 20, 2014
Teachers if you are good teachers and love your job why do you let the union make you look so bad?
Look, if teachers had to be accountable, could get fired for doing the wrong thing and got paid, worked more hours and raises and benefits like everyone else they would be respected. Today, teachers are not respected because they all look greedy, self righteous, and in it for the wrong reasons. I don't know if they all are but your union makes you look this way.
You threaten to hurt kids with a strike if you don't get more and more in raises that exceed your citizens, you stand by and let your admin. lie about the budget, you routinely break policy and even laws to further your causes. Come on where is the accountability?
You get no respect until you respect your employers.
Rally For Our Children

Springboro, OH

#30998 Mar 20, 2014
Leadership wrote:
New Leadership is needed at Central Office - for many positions - including Superintendent and Human Resource! Both individuals are not qualified nor professional. Start there and this District will be on a better path!
That Would Be Great! But, First Things First!

(1) Both Superintendent and Human Resource employees have legal contracts; and WE THE PEOPLE respect the legal authority of the State and Our BOE Policy/By-laws/ contracts (even if our school leaders don't respect the authority of the law protecting our students privacy, as proven by Molly Wray's recent violation and reprimand in Employment record for just six months.)

(2) Both the BOE President and the BOE Vice President are Accountable to WE THE PEOPLE; and neither the Pres nor the VP has such guarantee of keeping their jobs.
Why not Demand that the President and Vice President step down from the Bully Pulpit as the majority MSA team; and recognize that our minority team has equal rights of leadership, as this has always been precedence in the board room?

Let's Start There And We the People will be on a better path to taking back OUR Board of Education President and Vice President from the Springboro Education Association.
poundsand

Dayton, OH

#30999 Mar 20, 2014
When all is said and done with the thousands of dollars that are being paid to these so called consultants, we'll be right back to Bakerville, circa, 2008.

How soon until Malone and crew resurrect the last levy passed with the slogan "It is only one can of soda per day"? Anyone else remember that? Now it will be only 2-3 cups of coffee per day. All these beverages are really adding up...

How soon until we're being threatened with increased "pay to pay" fees?

How soon until we're being threatened with busing being discontinued for high school students?

etc., etc.....

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#31000 Mar 20, 2014
poundsand wrote:
When all is said and done with the thousands of dollars that are being paid to these so called consultants, we'll be right back to Bakerville, circa, 2008.
How soon until Malone and crew resurrect the last levy passed with the slogan "It is only one can of soda per day"? Anyone else remember that? Now it will be only 2-3 cups of coffee per day. All these beverages are really adding up...
How soon until we're being threatened with increased "pay to pay" fees?
How soon until we're being threatened with busing being discontinued for high school students?
etc., etc.....
"those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it "..
FLIP A DISTRICT

Maineville, OH

#31001 Mar 20, 2014
Rally For Our Children wrote:
<quoted text>
Why not Demand that the President and Vice President step down from the Bully Pulpit as the majority MSA team; and recognize that our minority team has equal rights of leadership, as this has always been precedence in the board room?
Let's Start There And We the People will be on a better path to taking back OUR Board of Education President and Vice President from the Springboro Education Association.
Really?? This was a precedent in the previous BOE?? We the PEOPLE spoke at the last election. Guess you’ll just have to wait 4 years. In the meantime, there are people in the community that think differently than you do, and we walk among you:

Support COMMUNITIES and TEACHERS that believe in strengthening PUBLIC EDUCATION for all;

Support UNIONS to protect the PUBLIC SERVANTS;

Support historian HOWARD ZINN that spoke to the everyday PEOPLE’s history and struggles that brought about social changes for the betterment of our wonderful country;

Support PROGRESSIVE VIEWS that stand for marriage equality, women’s rights, the environment, equal pay, healthcare, affordable education, voter rights, religious freedoms, and evidence-based science;

Support PRESIDENT OBAMA and the DEMOCRATS that embrace ALL OF THE ABOVE.

Now…feel free to discuss among yourselves.

“If I do not believe as you believe, it proves that you do not believe as I believe, and that is all that it proves.”
&#8213; Thomas Paine
May God Bless America

Springboro, OH

#31002 Mar 20, 2014
FLIP A DISTRICT wrote:
<quoted text>
Really?? This was a precedent in the previous BOE?? We the PEOPLE spoke at the last election. Guess you’ll just have to wait 4 years. In the meantime, there are people in the community that think differently than you do, and we walk among you:
Support COMMUNITIES and TEACHERS that believe in strengthening PUBLIC EDUCATION for all;
Support UNIONS to protect the PUBLIC SERVANTS;
Support historian HOWARD ZINN that spoke to the everyday PEOPLE’s history and struggles that brought about social changes for the betterment of our wonderful country;
Support PROGRESSIVE VIEWS that stand for marriage equality, women’s rights, the environment, equal pay, healthcare, affordable education, voter rights, religious freedoms, and evidence-based science;
Support PRESIDENT OBAMA and the DEMOCRATS that embrace ALL OF THE ABOVE.
Now…feel free to discuss among yourselves.
“If I do not believe as you believe, it proves that you do not believe as I believe, and that is all that it proves.”
&#8213; Thomas Paine
May God Bless Ameirca.... With His Daily Outpouring of Blessings! And May God Bless You, One Day at A Time!

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of me and so it must be DAILY earned and refreshed, else like a flower cut from its life-gibing roots, it will wither and die.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
May God Bless America

Springboro, OH

#31003 Mar 20, 2014
FLIP A DISTRICT wrote:
<quoted text>
Really?? This was a precedent in the previous BOE?? We the PEOPLE spoke at the last election. Guess you’ll just have to wait 4 years. In the meantime, there are people in the community that think differently than you do, and we walk among you:
Support COMMUNITIES and TEACHERS that believe in strengthening PUBLIC EDUCATION for all;
Support UNIONS to protect the PUBLIC SERVANTS;
Support historian HOWARD ZINN that spoke to the everyday PEOPLE’s history and struggles that brought about social changes for the betterment of our wonderful country;
Support PROGRESSIVE VIEWS that stand for marriage equality, women’s rights, the environment, equal pay, healthcare, affordable education, voter rights, religious freedoms, and evidence-based science;
Support PRESIDENT OBAMA and the DEMOCRATS that embrace ALL OF THE ABOVE.
Now…feel free to discuss among yourselves.
“If I do not believe as you believe, it proves that you do not believe as I believe, and that is all that it proves.”
&#8213; Thomas Paine
May God Bless America With His Daily Outpouring of Blessings! And May God Bless You One Day At A Time!

"Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed, else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower-
Tunnel Vision

Springboro, OH

#31004 Mar 20, 2014
FLIP A DISTRICT wrote:
<quoted text>
Really?? This was a precedent in the previous BOE?? We the PEOPLE spoke at the last election. Guess you’ll just have to wait 4 years. In the meantime, there are people in the community that think differently than you do, and we walk among you:
Support COMMUNITIES and TEACHERS that believe in strengthening PUBLIC EDUCATION for all;
Support UNIONS to protect the PUBLIC SERVANTS;
Support historian HOWARD ZINN that spoke to the everyday PEOPLE’s history and struggles that brought about social changes for the betterment of our wonderful country;
Support PROGRESSIVE VIEWS that stand for marriage equality, women’s rights, the environment, equal pay, healthcare, affordable education, voter rights, religious freedoms, and evidence-based science;
Support PRESIDENT OBAMA and the DEMOCRATS that embrace ALL OF THE ABOVE.
Now…feel free to discuss among yourselves.
“If I do not believe as you believe, it proves that you do not believe as I believe, and that is all that it proves.”
&#8213; Thomas Paine
“If I do not believe as you believe, it proves that you do not believe as I believe, and that is all that it proves.”
&#8213; Thomas Paine

Stating the Beliefs, Mission and Vision for Springboro Community City Schools?
God Save America

Springboro, OH

#31005 Mar 21, 2014
FLIP A DISTRICT wrote:
<quoted text>
Really?? This was a precedent in the previous BOE?? We the PEOPLE spoke at the last election. Guess you’ll just have to wait 4 years. In the meantime, there are people in the community that think differently than you do, and we walk among you:
Support COMMUNITIES and TEACHERS that believe in strengthening PUBLIC EDUCATION for all;
Support UNIONS to protect the PUBLIC SERVANTS;
Support historian HOWARD ZINN that spoke to the everyday PEOPLE’s history and struggles that brought about social changes for the betterment of our wonderful country;
Support PROGRESSIVE VIEWS that stand for marriage equality, women’s rights, the environment, equal pay, healthcare, affordable education, voter rights, religious freedoms, and evidence-based science;
Support PRESIDENT OBAMA and the DEMOCRATS that embrace ALL OF THE ABOVE.
Now…feel free to discuss among yourselves.
“If I do not believe as you believe, it proves that you do not believe as I believe, and that is all that it proves.”
&#8213; Thomas Paine
"The duty of a Patriot is to protect his Country from its government."
-Thomas Paine

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