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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 07:39 PM
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34. Mayors in our area are judged, not by intelligence, but by religious views.
I kid you not. The recent ones have close ties to the right wing community. I would fear to have any of them in sole control of the schools.
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  -Arne Duncan messing around in NYC schools. Demands mayoral control, no parent input... madfloridian  Aug-11-09 10:29 PM   #0 
  - He's messing around at schools? Damn the nerve. nt  babylonsister   Aug-11-09 10:30 PM   #1 
  - Well, since I am never sure of the tone of your responses...  madfloridian   Aug-11-09 10:33 PM   #2 
  - Another step into turning all public schools  waiting for hope   Aug-12-09 10:33 PM   #43 
  - Actually, this has been a bone of contention as the current mayor is not remotely  Raineyb   Aug-11-09 11:43 PM   #5 
  - Not allowing for any input but the mayor....not a good idea.  madfloridian   Aug-12-09 12:50 AM   #6 
  - Never mind...down to 0 now and heading for negative territory.  madfloridian   Aug-12-09 12:57 AM   #7 
  - No I wouldn't think so.  Raineyb   Aug-12-09 08:35 AM   #11 
  - The NYC mayor has had "control" on the schools for seven years already...  George II   Aug-13-09 06:14 AM   #49 
  - Huh?? "not really interested in hearing what any of us who are not rich...have to say"?  George II   Aug-13-09 06:20 AM   #50 
  - I thought Caroline Kennedy had all that under control  Retrograde   Aug-12-09 11:08 AM   #21 
  - Considering that there has been mayoral control of schools for seven years and...  George II   Aug-13-09 09:21 PM   #65 
  - Here's the link to Post bragging about itself.  madfloridian   Aug-11-09 11:21 PM   #3 
  - And here's a key quote from that case you missed it:  George II   Aug-13-09 06:31 AM   #51 
  - Down from 3 recs to 1 in just a short time.  madfloridian   Aug-11-09 11:23 PM   #4 
  - I recced.  juno jones   Aug-12-09 01:40 AM   #9 
  - The unrecs are puzzling in some cases.  madfloridian   Aug-12-09 01:45 AM   #10 
  - I Just Gave This The 7th Rec  Dinger   Aug-12-09 09:49 AM   #14 
  - Perhaps disapproval of the nature of the post itself?  George II   Aug-13-09 07:33 AM   #52 
     - What's That Matter With The "Nature" Of The Post?  Dinger   Aug-13-09 07:40 AM   #55 
        - The "nature" of the post is this....  George II   Aug-13-09 05:12 PM   #59 
        - He means he follows me from thread to thread to try to make me look bad.  madfloridian   Aug-13-09 07:32 PM   #61 
           - That Sucks  Dinger   Aug-14-09 09:07 AM   #79 
  - CA may lose 4 billion if they don't do things Duncan's way.  madfloridian   Aug-12-09 01:39 AM   #8 
  - What's wrong is thinking of Duncan as a Democrat.  Jim Sagle   Aug-13-09 12:23 AM   #47 
  - K&R  Wednesdays   Aug-12-09 09:37 AM   #12 
  - I always thought he was a bad pick.  Dappleganger   Aug-12-09 09:47 AM   #13 
  - it WORKED in chicago  mopinko   Aug-12-09 09:50 AM   #15 
  - "Parental Input Not All It Is Cracked Up to Be"?  Dinger   Aug-12-09 10:00 AM   #17 
  - In the education of their kids, yes.  Hello_Kitty   Aug-12-09 12:34 PM   #23 
  - And that is assuming that the lower income parents are aware of the high tech advances....  George II   Aug-13-09 09:18 PM   #64 
  - Maybe in small school systems, but most certainly not in NYC...  George II   Aug-13-09 07:38 AM   #53 
     - Opportunities for corruption and inefficiency are exponentially higher now.  Smarmie Doofus   Aug-13-09 11:36 AM   #57 
        - Thanks for the post.  madfloridian   Aug-13-09 05:35 PM   #60 
        - "Opportunities for corruption and inefficiency are exponentially higher now." ??  George II   Aug-13-09 09:15 PM   #63 
           - Wow. You are *out* there.  Smarmie Doofus   Aug-13-09 10:12 PM   #66 
              - I followed your suggestion, googled "NYC+DOE+DOI" and the result - STILL "Zero"!  George II   Aug-13-09 10:22 PM   #67 
                 - Google "NYC"+"DOE"+"Richard J. Condon"  Smarmie Doofus   Aug-13-09 10:57 PM   #68 
                    - Did your new search (how many until we get substance?), and got a report.....  George II   Aug-13-09 11:07 PM   #70 
                       - Your point was that there was "zero" corruption in the school system...  Smarmie Doofus   Aug-13-09 11:18 PM   #72 
                          - Cheating on time is not considered "corruption", which is why that word was not used in the report..  George II   Aug-13-09 11:19 PM   #73 
  - Self-Delete (Dupe)  Dinger   Aug-12-09 10:00 AM   #18 
  - I Beg To Differ:  Dinger   Aug-12-09 10:52 AM   #19 
  - look, a lot of oxen were gored. they deserved to be gored.  mopinko   Aug-12-09 07:53 PM   #35 
     - Do you mean he taught somewhere else in a non-union position?  Smarmie Doofus   Aug-12-09 08:35 PM   #37 
     - i mean that it was about tribal bullshit.  mopinko   Aug-12-09 09:16 PM   #38 
     - Well, why not put him on the Supreme Court, then?  Smarmie Doofus   Aug-12-09 10:34 PM   #44 
        - Exactly! If his father was a surgeon, does that qualify Arne to remove your appendix?  DailyGrind51   Aug-15-09 07:30 PM   #94 
     - Arne Duncan has no certification of any kind, not as a teacher, or administrator!  DailyGrind51   Aug-14-09 06:22 PM   #88 
        - Touch DailyGrind  Dinger   Aug-14-09 06:36 PM   #89 
           - Thank you!  DailyGrind51   Aug-15-09 08:09 AM   #91 
     - Got it. Chicago schools are now great. Where did Mr and Mrs. Obama....  Smarmie Doofus   Aug-12-09 10:25 PM   #41 
  - It is working in NYC (Mayoral control is not new in NYC) and it is working in Hartford, too!  George II   Aug-13-09 07:39 AM   #54 
  - if you like fascism, no parental input = great. yes, let us have no "untrained" or "uneducated"  Hannah Bell   Aug-28-09 01:59 AM   #95 
  - Duncan may want to invest in some sleeping pills.  Fire1   Aug-12-09 09:58 AM   #16 
  - His Primary Focus Is Urban Schools. What About Rural Schools, Particularly Poor Ones?  Dinger   Aug-12-09 11:00 AM   #20 
  - you don't know arne's record, then.  mopinko   Aug-13-09 11:01 PM   #69 
  - Duncan=Messer, Public Schools=Mesee  Dinger   Aug-12-09 11:24 AM   #22 
  - Afternoon Kick (nt)  Dinger   Aug-12-09 03:29 PM   #24 
  - Thanks.....  madfloridian   Aug-12-09 03:49 PM   #25 
     - Thanks : )  Dinger   Aug-12-09 04:53 PM   #26 
  - K and R. It's essentially about busting the unions.  Smarmie Doofus   Aug-12-09 04:54 PM   #27 
  - You nailed that one. nt  LWolf   Aug-12-09 06:00 PM   #30 
  - Thanks. That *was* pretty good ( he said, modestly.).  Smarmie Doofus   Aug-12-09 07:07 PM   #32 
  - Only Nixon could go to China, and only a Democrat can destroy the unions once and for all.  QC   Aug-12-09 09:35 PM   #39 
  - I think a little research is in order...  George II   Aug-13-09 07:41 AM   #56 
  - K&R  Iwillnevergiveup   Aug-12-09 05:12 PM   #28 
  - Rec.  amandabeech   Aug-12-09 05:58 PM   #29 
  - I agree 100%  Dinger   Aug-12-09 06:15 PM   #31 
  - Teachers I talk to seem stunned at the choice.  madfloridian   Aug-12-09 10:41 PM   #45 
     - I'm amazed at how long you've kept it up.  amandabeech   Aug-14-09 03:19 PM   #86 
  - Duncan pulled that same crap in Chicago!  DailyGrind51   Aug-12-09 07:14 PM   #33 
  - Mayors in our area are judged, not by intelligence, but by religious views.  madfloridian   Aug-12-09 07:39 PM   #34 
  - and he has done a damn good job.  mopinko   Aug-12-09 07:54 PM   #36 
     - LOL  Dinger   Aug-12-09 10:27 PM   #42 
     - Credit your hard-working children and their dedicated I.S.B.E. certified teachers!  DailyGrind51   Aug-15-09 03:05 PM   #92 
  - Night Kick (nt)  Dinger   Aug-12-09 09:41 PM   #40 
  - Dumping control of the schools into the lap of the mayors is stupid.  TheKentuckian   Aug-12-09 11:02 PM   #46 
  - You are very right.  madfloridian   Aug-13-09 11:25 PM   #74 
  - Mayor-King Bloomie  Libertas1776   Aug-13-09 01:52 AM   #48 
  - How would you like a mayor like this to be in total charge of your schools?  madfloridian   Aug-13-09 01:42 PM   #58 
  - there is a difference between one person in control, and one  mopinko   Aug-13-09 08:54 PM   #62 
  - I could care less about the upset teachers I just don't think education should  TheKentuckian   Aug-13-09 11:15 PM   #71 
     - we had a super. his name was arne duncan.  mopinko   Aug-14-09 07:40 AM   #76 
  - More bipartisan education idiocy coming from Washington.  MadHound   Aug-14-09 06:00 AM   #75 
  - nobody is putting him in a classroom.  mopinko   Aug-14-09 07:45 AM   #77 
  - A "Chicago Reader" poster asked for local (Chicago) opinion on the appointment of Duncan:  DailyGrind51   Aug-14-09 08:28 AM   #78 
  - Comment by comment analysis (mostly RW talking points or racist).  ieoeja   Aug-14-09 01:15 PM   #85 
  - republicans LOVE Duncan  Dinger   Aug-14-09 09:17 AM   #80 
  - "Duncan has personally fired over 2,000 African-American teachers"  madfloridian   Aug-14-09 10:10 AM   #81 
     - Sickening, Isn't It?  Dinger   Aug-14-09 10:22 AM   #82 
  - Another Kick From Me  Dinger   Aug-14-09 12:15 PM   #83 
  - self-delete  Phx_Dem   Aug-14-09 12:35 PM   #84 
  - NYC's School District is the Crookedest, Most Corrupt  tonysam   Aug-14-09 03:54 PM   #87 
  - Weekend Kick From Me  Dinger   Aug-15-09 08:04 AM   #90 
  - Saturday Night Kick  Dinger   Aug-15-09 05:55 PM   #93 

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