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What a crock. I hope the Judge has it in his power to throw the book at Mr. Hobbs. A speeding ticket - He bribed elected officals and is only going to be given a slap on the wrist. Shame on Ms. Krueger and the State for not seeking a stiffer penalty than the one that the judge rejected.
Same old "xxxx" different day. If the system works so well WHY is North Carolina one of the few states that still has an ABC System of selling liquor. CONTROL, CONTROL, CONTROL.
The system is stupid, but it allows friends of friends to give each other jobs. Why North Carolina is so backwards about this I guess I will never know.
On this point I totally agree with you. Birthrates have nothing to do with any thread relating with this column.
From each according to their ability, to each according to their need.
Why do we continue to sacrifice our children to the God of Bussing. It will not work. It has not worked. It will never work.
Again it is not "No Child left behind, it is no child too far ahead"
Each person is responsible for raising their own children. A parent can raise a child, a Village cannot.
What do they want. More money to spend on failed projects. We already spend as a Nation some of the highest amounts in the world to educate our young. If those schools are performing badly - Pay the teachers more, get rid of Tenure so bad teachers can be forced out, run the schools like a business - If a teacher cannot produce a good product - Then Fire them
Let us worry more about Teachers who don't want to teach, for Adminstrators who will not or cannot make better decisions, for Parents who do nothing but send their kids to a government run school and play no part in the education of their children.
Dr. Martin Luther King would be amazed by what has happened in this country. President Obama! General Colin Powell! Clarence Thomas!
Would never have been able to do what they have done without the help of Dr. King.
Jim Crow is dead. Faith in thinking that just because you bus children far from their homes making sure their parents can have little or no say in the teaching of their children is the real villian here.
First you said Separate but Equal not me. I take pride in the fact that my child is well rested, well fed and well supported. If more people did then things would be better.
As long as these types of programs have been going on nothing has changed - Our test scores continue to decline, our educational system continues to decline, our country is in decline.
Moving children around like chess pieces does not solve any problems except for elected officials keeping empty promises. Each school is different - Yes, but you cannot solve a problem by just moving children around. If your local school is awful work to change it. The days of Seperate but Equal and Jim Crow are dead - Can you say President Obama?
What still lives on is the ignorance that just because you move children around then like magic better things will happen. It has not worked before and it will never work.
I will agree that our own School Board has done some pretty insane things since I moved here. But if they ever tried to shuffle the entire system like Wake then either I would move, or go to a Private option.
Boston, Charlotte, Atlanta, Wake County - All have tried it, all have failed. The main point is ALL SCHOOLS ARE FUNDED EQUALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
IF A SCHOOL IS NOT PERFORMING WELL THEN YOU CHANGE THE LEADERSHIP, IF THAT DOES NOT WORK, THEN YOU CHANGE THE TEACHERS.......PARENTS HAVE TO BE INVOLVED IN THEIR "LOCAL SCHOOLS" Having children live in one part of the County and sending them by force to the other side of the County is Stupid - It will not work.
It hasn't worked, It is not going to solve the underlying problems. Rembember the Slogan "No Child Left Behind" it really translates to "No Child too Far Ahead".
People wake up - Since the Federal Government took over Education, things have gotten WORSE - Our test scores are down, more schools are failing, and our overall performance against the rest of the world is awful. The Wake School Board is doing what they were elected to do - Change the system back to local schools. If you don't like the school in your area - MOVE. If you cannot move then petition to have your child moved to another school. If that doesn't happen raise heck to make sure that in your local school that teaching is going on, not BS. Get involved with your children's school, hound the teachers, hound the principals. At my child's school everyone from the Principal down knows me and who my child is. My wife and I stay involved. We do not depend on someone else to tell us if there is a problem, once we find out something we act on it.
It is the responsibility of the parents to make sure that their child is educated and engaged in school. Not the Government.
I like the way you think. How much money could be saved if more services were private instead of governmnet controlled. Government is the only place where you can have 100 different counties - offering the same services, thinking they do it the best and say it is all for the Public good. More private services is better than more Government
The employees may not be directly employed by the State, but they have the jobs due to the State. If you are not making enough money - QUIT, don't like the benefits - QUIT.
Net profits = gross minus the expenses. If you want to curb drinking raise the taxes. Look at Cigarettes - smoking is down,
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