Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bashing and scare tactics? What about working together?

'The essentials of good education are the same everywhere: a rigorous curriculum, effective instruction, adequate resources, willing students, and a social and cultural climate in which education is encouraged and respected. Teacher unions today, as in the past, must work to make these essentials available in every district for every school and every student. They cannot do it alone. They must work with administrators and elected officials to advance these goals. The unions will continue to be important, vital, and needed so long as they speak on behalf of the rights and dignity of teachers and the essentials of good education.' -a quote from the Asst Secretary of Education under President Bush

It is clear from the respected, educated people who help to form policy and lead our nation that  unions, administrators and elected officials must work together. There must be a 'social and cultural climate in which education is encouraged and respected.' 

What candidates are willing to promote this climate in Norwalk?  We can't expect to bash teachers and unions and expect cooperation. Scare tactics? What is that about?

Your thoughts on how we learn to work together?

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Turning to You Part III

So that you don't have to keep scrolling down to find the last comment, please continue your comments here.....

If you haven't been following the topics, please go back to catch up.

We have mainly been discussing Board candidates for this election. All topics are welcome, however.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Continuing "Turning to You"

The last topic was so popular that we were running out of room. Please continue here......

I believe the last comment added was about how the Board needs five members to pass something.
That's why this election is so important. The five members could go either way......

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Turning to you...

Your turn to choose the topics again. So what's amusing, confusing or simply worth chatting about? Go for it.......

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tea Party Anyone?

Think about it, the country is on Day 7 of a shutdown. Why? Because the Tea Party is demanding their way or no way. Why do Republican members of the Tea Party have so much clout? Why are other Republican politicians held hostage by them? The Tea Party members threaten members of Congress that they will run their own kind (Tea Party loyalists) against even well established politicians and will win. How do they know they will win? Easy! Most people don't vote anymore. The Tea Party has money and can get out the necessary vote for their candidates.
Now look at Norwalk and our very own "Tea Party" (or similar to)members. They are banding together to help each other to get elected. Will they win? You bet, if people don't vote. Voting nationally and locally has never been more important!