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    It's time to think about radical steps for the Little Rock School District, including the possibility of state takeover. Current governance isn't working well and seems unlikely to get better.
    • Jun 12, 2014
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Re: “Select legislators will work late Tuesday at the Capital Hotel

Let me in erstand this straight. Many of the same people met in a Legislative Joint Committee Meeting. To cut teacher retirement benefits today! And now they are being wined and dined by lobbiyists!,While I emailed them from a room in rehab center. Had a stroke in November and heart spell in January. I draw teacher. Retirement. Paid $.60 of every $10.00 for 28 years. Go figure!

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Posted by aqua blue on 02/25/2019 at 7:56 PM

Re: “'True Detective' season 3 finale recap: Wins for Mahershala Ali, Northwest Arkansas

( came for PT at rehab center!)

Spike Lee continued:
Making it-as usual-about Race. I have a first degree in Spanish and English at UCA. I have a Masters degree in Reading. People want to make jpandwriting, spelling, oral reading about intelligence. But research shows that it matches personality and learning style. A spelling research showed that people with concrete, organized style spelled well. People with an abstract, random style did not. Oral reading occurs in one part of the brain, silent reading in another, and singing in another. Again, noti related to talent. Country singer Mel Tillis stuttered when he tbout not when he sang. The king of England stuttered in The Kings English movie. Mosses told God he couldnt speak well, so He sent Josuah. The teachers of Thomas Edison and Einstein told their mothers that they would never learn because they were abstract thinkers. People with dyslexia dont have eye trouble, but a part or their. Rain functions differently. My dad had he equivalent of an Engineering training with the USAF. He CLEPPED out of Math, Science and History. He wired the instrument panel of aircraft. He could use a slide rule. (He was a REAL combat vet, maintaining cargo planes in Viet Nam.). But his writing was awful! He said writing was like art not everyone could do it!

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Posted by aqua blue on 02/25/2019 at 3:46 PM

Re: “'True Detective' season 3 finale recap: Wins for Mahershala Ali, Northwest Arkansas

In defence of Spike Lee. On the View Icaught the end of a discussion about the halting way Spike Lee read his acceptance notes. As an old reading teacher, I notified, Birthday it took hougiht it was bc hoe was exited and in a hurry. Furomm the report on the View, some people howd made comments. Making itas usual::-abpuot face.

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Posted by aqua blue on 02/25/2019 at 1:35 PM

Re: “A skeptical take on psychology and men

Dear MM, men can take just us much as women. Arkansas is not an alimony state, only support if the spouse does not have an education. I had a Masters Degree and a job, so there was nothing to be granted. I got child support of only $229.00 a month for 2 children until they were 18. I had paid the health insurance from my salary for many years, $140.00 to $200.00 a month. When there were extra payments for health treatments, I paid them all. We covered college without his help. One daughter was in Army Reserves in a Chemical Warfare unit, never deployed. Worked over 40 hours a week at fast food. She earned Associate Degree is Business at and then Business Degree while working full time with a child and reserve duty. Has worked 21 years. Other daughter had navy ROTC Scholarship. Also, worked on a Nursing Major for which 2 clinicals required 16 real hours per week plus prep and labs with a full schedule. She has completed 21 years as Navy Nurse and is a commander. I taught 35 years in public schools. Windowed 18 years. Managed the bills myself. Dont have any thing against men, just dont depend on any!

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Posted by aqua blue on 01/15/2019 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Local control of Little Rock School District farther away than thought

I read Democracy in Chains by Dr. McClean. She found the papers of conservative economist James Buchanan of a Viriginia University that traces the opposition to school desegregation and voter rights waged by various groups. Truly disturbing reading. Several of you may want to attend, including the At Staff.

Posted by aqua blue on 01/13/2019 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Shocker! Asa insider Duncan Baird tapped to head agency Asa controls, Public Employees Retirement System

Amen to all on Asas motives. Member of ATRS! Taught 15 years before I made $25,000. Taught in an unairconditioned building for 10 years. Stood on hard concrete floors 4 or 5 hours a day until I was 60. As a contributory member, I paid $.60 out of every $10.00 I made for 28 years! Now they want to waste my money!

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Posted by aqua blue on 01/09/2019 at 7:35 AM

Re: “The Christmas Eve open line

Out of rehab after a stroke at 11:30 on 12/24 then a family dinner with mother-in-laws Family. Quiet day at home today watching movies. Merry Christmas to all

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Posted by aqua blue on 12/25/2018 at 10:25 PM

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