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"Just the other day board president Tami Keeling was quoted as saying this years budget was going to be lean and mean. "
I imagine Ms. Keeling meant lean and mean for the teachers...you know...the ones who really do the work.
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I work with quite a few American born Hispanics and all of them voice full support for securing our border and reducing the number of illegal immigrants. The reason is simple...illegals will work for less and that reduces the employment opportunities in our country. If we don't limit illegal immigration, before long we will be just like Mexico, with all of its problems. In fact, in many areas along our southern border, we already have many of those problems.
Ultimately, wherever it is built someone will be upset over its location. Therefore it should be built in the location where it will be the most cost efficient and effective. Period!
@mamaj: You make some valid points. Things are all fouled up. It might surprise you to learn that on top of all that you mentioned...a parent can be held civilly liable for the actions of their children for up to something like $10,000 per incident. I spanked my children when they really needed it, thankfully it wasn't often, and they turned out to be good people.
It seems Pit Bulls are causing problems in other places as well:
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If ObamaCare survives...I believe we will see a considerable reduction in the quality of care, not to mention a drop in the number of young people entering medical school. I mean why would they want to enter a profession that consumes so much of their time, yet will no longer reap the monetary rewards that have traditionally gone with it. The government will dictate not only how much they can charge for their services but also the services that can be rendered. For a long time, people from all over the world have been coming to the US for medical treatment. The reason is simple...we have consistently had the best medical professionals in the world. Expensive yes...but the best! An old adage fits here...you pay for what you get.
The sad fact of the matter is...there are a lot of kids that do not want to be in school..period. If there is not a responsible parent/adult at home to make sure they go everyday...they don't. On the other hand, when many of those same kids do go to school, they have no intention of learning or cooperating and become discipline problems for the teachers and administrators. I recall reading a statistic somewhere that compared the amount of time teachers and administrators are spending on discipline matters as compared to what they had to spend on it twenty years ago. Staggering the difference. The side effect to this is that teachers have a difficult time teaching kids that want to learn and the bad behavior often rubs off on kids who are teetering on the edge of becoming disruptors themselves. I have worked in the schools, and I just don't see this situation being likely to improve. Teachers are burning out with increasing frequency as a result. This is one of the reasons that many people who can afford to, send their children or grandchildren to private schools. Private schools traditionally don't have these problems, and certainly not to the level of public schools. Most parents who can afford to put their children in private schools, have money, are successful and expect their children to succeed and work with the school rather than against them.
Here we go again!