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Letter: Well-defined plan

Quote: "So spending time to educate voters is bad how? Isn't that the districts obligation? I have yet to meet one educator who isn't completely behind this bond. "

Errr. Call me crazy, but isn't the school district supposed to educate children? You know reading, writing, arithmetic and prepare them for college and professions?

Not advocate for political causes.

No teacher is going tell you that they're opposed to the bond issue. They have been told what to say about this issue. There have been staff meetings where the teachers were told to vote for the bond issue and to tell everyone to vote for the bond issue.

March 30, 2013 at 7:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Weak opposition

Koch, AFP etc. This is an Ad hominem argument.. As such it is invalid and shows intellectual sloppiness on your part. Although, you are free to make it. For my own part I think for myself and I don't care who is making the argument. Until they start casting dispersions on arguments because of who is making them.

I smell a rat with this bond issue. This letter is an example, this letter was written by someone that stands to profit from the bond issue. Surely you realize that.

And you're more interested in how many teachers I spoke to because you're more interested in who is making the argument not whether or not it is correct. I did summarize my thinking. You just don't accept it because, "I'm a naughty little Koch puppet."

The district is wasting money left and right. And this bond issue won't make any difference in student performance. I also think that they could do much of what is proposed with less money.

And no teacher that's opposed to this bond will speak publicly about because: They will lose their job. And that is a fact. Period. The administration is too heavily invested in this issue.

March 30, 2013 at 7:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Weak opposition

Here's my other post.
http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2013/mar...

Oh my gosh: Koch mouthpieces. Devils and usurpers. Whatever.

It's actually really easy to see other posts on this site. Just click on the name.

No actually I'm not going to tell what teachers I talked to. Because the district would retaliate against them. I'm not even going to say who I am, because I have students in the district and the district would retaliate against them. No doubt you would like to facilitate those actions.

March 30, 2013 at 2:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Voters to have their say on future of Lawrence schools

Oh course I'm going to vote no on the children. I don't like neighborhoods either.

I would try to "Reductio ad absurdum" your argument, but you've already done that for me.

March 30, 2013 at 2:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Well-defined plan

Ignorance, so you're calling me stupid then? Troll-ron. This is state of debate in the United States, if I don't agree with you then I must be stupid.

What a joke! It's a school bond issue. Get real. And as for the rest of your stupidity. If the bond issue passes students will succeed, students will fail. If the bond issue fails students will succeed and students will fail.

And the bond issue won't affect student performance at all. If you think it will then... You are mistaken and misled.

And thank your for your thoughtful, reasoned, and respectful response to my post.

Attitudes like yours are why I'm voting NO. Thanks for the motivation.

March 30, 2013 at 2:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Well-defined plan

I've posted in other topics about this issue. But I feel strongly that the district wastes money. Please see some of my other postings.

I was initially for this bond issue, but seeing how much time the school has spent on information sessions, and talking with some teachers, I will vote against this bond issue, and I encourage everyone else to do the same.

VOTE NO!!!

March 30, 2013 at 12:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Weak opposition

I've posted in other topics about this issue. But I feel strongly that the district wastes money. Please see some of my other postings.

I was initially for this bond issue, but seeing how much time the school has spent on information sessions, and talking with some teachers, I will vote against this bond issue, and I encourage everyone else to do the same.

VOTE NO!!!

March 30, 2013 at 12:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Voters to have their say on future of Lawrence schools

I have children in school in this district. See my comments in the thread about misuse of taxpayer funds to advertise the the bond issue. This is a very rich district and we spend lots of money on things we shouldn't. And I have been in the class room, obviously as a visitor. I've gone to every conference and open house. So I know my kid's teachers, and several of them know me when they see me.

This is the top performing district in the state. But part of the reason for this is that Lawrence is a wealthy district. A lot of the reason in fact. Many students have parents that have spent a great deal of time with the students in their studies, which is more important than facilities anyway. And really how hard is it to teach a math professors kid, math? (I'm not a professor, btw.) Or sports to a coach's kid? Or music to a music professor's kid? Or writing to an English professor? Of course that's all the teachers... Yeah, not so much. Don't get me wrong my kids have some great teachers. And some not so great ones. But student success is directly related to parental involvement. If you want you student to succeed be a parent. Notice I didn't say a great parent, just be a parent, that's it.

But don't make excuses, students fail for lot's of reasons, but not because the building is pretty. Or there's extra computers in the classroom. A good student, parents, and a good teacher don't need more computers. Or better buildings. There are good teachers in every building in this district. There are bad teachers and student problems in every building in this district. Is this bond issue really going to improve student success? No it's no. Let's realistically address the problems not just throw more money at it.

You would be surprised how much funds are misused. Lawrence spends a lot of time and money on things that are a waste of both.

I was initially for this bond issue, but seeing how much time the school has spent on information sessions, and talking with some teachers, I will vote against this bond issue, and I encourage everyone else to do the same.

VOTE NO!!!

March 30, 2013 at 12:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School district's mailing about bond issue raises eyebrows

I used to comment quite a bit on this site. I haven't in a long time.
I have to agree that this use of taxpayer funds smells bad.
I was initially for this bond issue, but I have children in the district. The district has spent a lot of the schools resources lobbying the parents to vote for the issue. A lot! I just got a (robo) phone call from Ms Boyd on this issue.
And I have to say that I know this district spends a lot of money on things that they should not. A lot! Enough that we as voters and taxpayers should probably look more closely at what they do spend money on. As a parent in the district I say that it will surprise you. Maybe even disgust you.

Vote against this bond issue. And demand accountability from the board and the district.

March 30, 2013 at 11:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

GOP shouldn’t underestimate Obama

Actually, very interested in theology. Sure I will check out Tolstory, his stuff might even be public domain.

I would recommend some others back. C.S. Lewis is a good start. "Mere Christianity", and "The Great Divorce". Ravi Zacharias is good on apologetics. Lee Storbel is also good.

Not to mention as a Christian, I hope that you've read the entire Bible. I would recommend Romans in particular, though I think you would like James.

Okay, I haven't posted lately, this new format is wierd.

July 17, 2010 at 8:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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