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Springboro, OH

Our recommendation: Springboro voters should say 'yes' th...

The board wanted to have the con law class on school property as a public education class and get feedback on whether to add it to the curriculum. At no time was any student going to be required to attend. That's the big lie here. The noisy parents of Springboro made it seem like their kids would be forced to sit through these classes. And that is anything but the case. In many ways it would be like LIFT, on school grounds and purely voluntary.  (Sep 28, 2013 | post #27598)

Springboro, OH

Our recommendation: Springboro voters should say 'yes' th...

You can't be serious. Have you not read the multiple posts by Doug citing stat after stat regarding, for example, SHS proficiency...or lack thereof?  (Aug 13, 2013 | post #26581)

Springboro, OH

Our recommendation: Springboro voters should say 'yes' th...

I don't know the specific circumstances surrounding her bankruptcy, but if she is as irresponsible as you claim then how do you reconcile that irresponsibility with, as another poster listed: - $6mm surplus - lower P2P fees - restored services for children - raises for all the staff - turned the TV cameras back on - Zero-based budgets and efficiency plans - Updated technology and curriculum - Buses that run and roofs that don’t leak - Putting children first, not SEA members  (Aug 7, 2013 | post #26367)

Springboro, OH

Concealed carry in Boro's schools - not a matter of IF bu...

How about the properly trained teacher or administrator at the school? We keep hearing how great our Springboro teachers and administrators are so it should follow that they are trustworthy. If they are able and willing then why not let them be the last line of defense?  (Aug 3, 2013 | post #32)

Springboro, OH

Concealed carry in Boro's schools - not a matter of IF bu...

All fine and well, but tell me how this edutopia concept would prevent a sandy hook, columbine, etc. The concepts of it are fine, but do you think a gunman cares one bit about edutopia?  (Aug 3, 2013 | post #31)

Springboro, OH

Our recommendation: Springboro voters should say 'yes' th...

The problem with that, for the most part, it will stifle debate. One person here (Doug Weideman) has the nads to publish his name. Looks what it got him...crackpots publishing his address and plane registrations. That's irresponsible....t hat's what he is up against in this so called upper class community of educated parents. I wonder how his kids are treated by some of the vindictive parents in this community? Some of them are downright embarrassing.  (Aug 2, 2013 | post #26221)

Springboro, OH

Concealed carry in Boro's schools - not a matter of IF bu...

It ends when you achieve utopia and no criminal ever carries a gun. Since that is never going to happen the real question is what amount of risk are you willing to subject your child to? The reality is there are bad people out there and, in most circumstances, the cops won't be there to protect them when said criminal does their thing. They usually get there in time to clean up the mess.  (Aug 2, 2013 | post #27)

Springboro, OH

Concealed carry in Boro's schools - not a matter of IF bu...

I appreciate and respect your comments on this , but with all due respect why is this a ridiculous conversation to be having? The reality of today is that there are shooters entering schools. Blinding kids to that reality borders on teacher/school system malpractice. Sure, teach a better way (whatever that is), but I wonder if Plato ever has someone come in to his classroom intent on killing every last person in that room. The concept of your plan is reasonable. Everyone wants a safe environment for their child. What I did not see on your site (maybe I missed it) was HOW they are to be kept safe. Note that many school shootings, knifings, etc. that we are witness to these days are happening in schools where there were multiple guards on duty, metal detectors, locked doors, etc. Safety is a nice concept, but what is the last line of defense when all else fails? And it has failed.  (Aug 1, 2013 | post #20)

Springboro, OH

Our recommendation: Springboro voters should say 'yes' th...

The bottom line is that the voter is going to have to wade through all the bull and figure out which side they believe. At this point, as far as the Malone/Babb/Stucke y contingent is concerned, all I have heard is they are running and they are "for the children." Well, aren't we all "for the children?" That tells me nothing. Tell me why I should vote for them. What will they do that the current board has not that is in the best interest of the children. I hope the answer is not to simply throw more money at what ever perceived problem exists. We've been there and done that. As for the current board they have a record. Not perfect but, on balance from where I sit, it looks pretty good compared to when they took the reins. Give me a reason to vote for Malone/Babb/Stucke y, not a reason to vote against the current board. As you decide I would encourage all of you to not rely on the noisy minority of parents who have resorted to personal attacks on the current board; outright misrepresentation about what the board has/is doing; and worse, are completely clueless about the financial state of the current school system. In the past they told us to pass levy after levy for fear that doom, gloom, chaos and utter panic would set upon us. Well, still waiting for it. They have their side of the story and I respect their desire to do what they think is the right thing. I simply question their motives and their knowledge of the current state of financial affairs and what it takes to do better. Doing the research to make informed decisions requires work, but also comes with some risk. Look at Doug Weideman's posts. He clearly comes to the table prepared with numbers. What does he get in return? Crackpots who feels the need to publish his address and plane registrations. This tells me some people are not interest in the facts, so there will be no changing their minds whatsoever. The problem with them is they negate the informed persons vote. If you don't like the current board…fine. At least make an informed decision…not one based on pure emotion. The kids of this community deserve as much.  (Jul 29, 2013 | post #26177)

Springboro, OH

Concealed carry in Boro's schools - not a matter of IF bu...

I wasn't aware that the sandy hook board of education was there defending the children as the bullets were flyingA completely baseless assumption and comparisonAsk them. Shouldn't be too hard to find out.  (Jul 29, 2013 | post #16)

Springboro, OH

Concealed carry in Boro's schools - not a matter of IF bu...

If the janitor that can do no better in life than janitorial work is not qualified then he/she won't be given the right nor responsibility to carry in a school. It's not like a school would just throw a gun at someone and let them carry. And it's not like they aren't required to take classes and pass a competency test. My guess is there are some janitors out there that are really really good shots. And if they are competent and all that stands between me and the bullet from some bad dude I could care less if they are a janitor, a pilot, a congressman or a professional sniper.  (Jul 26, 2013 | post #11)

Springboro, OH

Concealed carry in Boro's schools - not a matter of IF bu...

What's this 'haphazardly' nonsense? No one suggested just giving a gun to a teacher and saying 'have at it.' Any reasonable solutions that I have seen have all require making sure teachers are properly trained. Comments like yours do nothing but stir up unnecessary fear. By the way, Columbine had two armed guards with the training and experience to properly handle a weapon AND deter, detect, and detain. In spite of all that training how did that one turn out? Maybe an armed teacher could have helped. We'll never know.  (Jul 26, 2013 | post #8)

Springboro, OH

Our recommendation: Springboro voters should say 'yes' th...

He could pull his kids out, but that doesn't help him regarding taxes he pays to fund the schools. Stop drinking the koolaid of a small minority of noisy parents in Springboro who seem to think the answer to every perceived problem is throwing money at it. We heard this same nonsense when levy after levy was up and failed yet all the predicted calamity that was prodded out by the noisy minority never materialized. Why should I believe a word they say? They have been wrong at every turn. The board has not. They have a record. The numbers speak for themselves - from deficit to surplus. And people are complaining?!?!?! Sorry, but Doug has simply pointed out some painful truths that you refuse to believe. Do your own research if you think Doug is a liar. Don't rely on a noisy minority contingent of parents to base anything on.  (Jul 22, 2013 | post #25986)