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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 11:13 PM
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*&##@%*#! Outrage requested!
Yes, by God, I take this personally!! I'm a public school teacher in a poor area fighting my way through the unfunded mandates of no child left behind on a daily basis. There's no money to implement any of the regulations so carelessly thrown at us by the * administration, and what money is spent is blown on endless testing!

BUT NEARLY A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS WAS ILLEGALLY GIVEN TO ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS AS A BRIBE? They have money for that? It was our tax dollars, people! This is illegal, and we can not stand for it!

We need to scream bloody murder, because not only is this wrong in every conceivable way, it is also something that the average American can understand. What do you think? Will the Dems fold, or will they finally stand up to these thugs? And are we going to make them stand up?

:argh:
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 11:13 PM
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1. That's why I retired. Hugs, honey.
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 11:14 PM
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2. Hugs back at ya!
:pals: But don't rub it in!
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 11:16 PM
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3. I retired because I could not take it anymore.
I loved the kids, and I really wanted to teach longer. But I could not take it after Jeb was elected. Things changed quickly.

You have my sympathy. I wanted to teach longer, but my spirit was broken.
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Bouncy Ball Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 11:17 PM
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4. The kids in my school district
learn from textbooks held together with tape and staples and study under leaky roofs.

In one school, the 40 year old electrical wiring catches on fire at LEAST once a year. It's become a running bet among the teachers to see where it breaks out each year. Last year it was a sixth grade English teacher's ceiling.

But, yeah. Fuck the kids, who cares about them, right?
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 11:19 PM
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5. As long as Armstrong gets his
who cares about kids? This administration is the most dishonest, corrupt and cynical of all time.
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 11:20 PM
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7. The science books in my classroom were 15 years old.
The math books were ancient, and ripped and torn. The only new books were the reading series.

I had to buy supplies for those who could not afford them.

Meanwhile across town, the schools of choice and magnet had two textbooks for each child...new ones...one to leave at school and one to keep at home.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 11:19 PM
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6. he made a 1 minute propaganda ad and played it TWICE for $175,000
was that a giveaway for something else...
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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 11:23 PM
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8. I had to quit because of a moldy library....it made me so sick
I had to get out. Rugs, leaking roof = a mess. And, having worked in several other school libraries, I didn't hold out much hope for anything better in NJ....
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zmdem Donating Member (546 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 11:41 PM
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9. You got a problem with unfunded mandates ?
How about Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security ? The whole New Deal, Great Society is built on it. Why is NCLB any different ?
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ktowntennesseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-05 11:50 PM
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10. Leave No Child Behind!
Let's make sure we screw all of them equally!

:hurts:
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Acryliccalico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:13 AM
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11. I was a sub teacher for our school dist.
and the school I was at in 95 was the school my father went to, in grade school. He is 78 years old. They just closed it this year.
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Acryliccalico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:15 AM
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12. It was really in bad shape
the roof leaked so bad they had to set buckets all the way down the hall to catch the rain.
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marcologico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:29 AM
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13. welcome to the U.S. of Enron
Yeah, it's outrageous!

:mad:
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