caughtinthemiddle (Greg Cooper)


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Kansas House votes to restore guaranteed teacher tenure

Calling someone a fool, in this case is, well, foolish. If you have not been a teacher you have not experienced the real due process that keeps bad teachers from continued employment and prevents good teachers from having to worry about political puffery or parents who don't have any notion about the education of their kids. Until you have seen it work, you have not a clue as to what you are talking about.

February 23, 2017 at 11:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Truly pro-life

No, Summers, that is exactly what the Repressives believe. Get it born, then make someone else pay for the kid growing up. Quality of life? Not an issue because "we forced it to be born just like good Christians!" You then cut special needs programs that make it possible for kids like those to have a healthy, normal life, then you bitch about irresponsibility in the parent(s). What moronic thinking.

February 23, 2017 at 11:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Attempt to override tax veto falls 3 votes short in Senate; little consensus on what comes next

Most cogent comment by you yet. Keep it up!

February 23, 2017 at 10:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback vetoes bill that would reverse tax cuts he championed

Didn't happen, Paul A very few who voted for the bill showed their cowardice and voted against the override. How interesting.

February 22, 2017 at 5:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House votes to restore guaranteed teacher tenure

"Opponents urged their fellow lawmakers to give local boards and districts control of tenure decisions."

Like this legislature has been so protective of local control......

February 22, 2017 at 5:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House votes to restore guaranteed teacher tenure

The correct term has been used in other stories by this paper, but my guess is that "due process" doesn't carry the emotional, unreasoning anger that "tenure" does, so doesn't generate as many clicks or garner as many paper readers. There aren't any other options, other than simple ignorance of the differences.

February 22, 2017 at 5:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House votes to restore guaranteed teacher tenure

"My employer can fire me for any reason. Why should teachers be different?"

Because you and your fellow workers apparently have not made clear to your boss just how valuable you are to him and his company. Teachers, on the other hand, have unique skill sets that make them indispensable to schools, and schools recognize that.

By the way, in Kansas, you have every right to organize a union to accomplish the things that teachers have gained. Regardless of what you've been told, unions do have the better interests of their members in mind.

February 22, 2017 at 5:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tax veto override vote falls short in Senate

Some of the nay-sayers voted for the bill originally. This shows the cowardice and lack of concern for the state of the state of those who switched sides in the override vote.

I am especially incensed at Wagle. She has no reason to vote against this other than that she can't see past her anger at rationality and is willing to take down the state for no good reason, and many terrible excuses for reason.

February 22, 2017 at 5:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Dump Pitts

Really, Summers? Read this and weep:

February 22, 2017 at 1:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Dump Pitts

No, I don't see what you mean, in the context of this article, or in the context of reality. And neither, Summers, do you.

February 22, 2017 at 1:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )