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Re: “New Little Rock superintendent rebukes teacher union president

Of course Advocate felt CK acted appropriately. CK did act appropriate for a union labor thug. You send his boss a letter questioning a decision, laying the groundwork for a battle, without even seeking first to understand from Dr. Suggs? AFTER you saw the man earlier in the day and didn't say a word - being all nicey nice - which just makes the union's true colors stand out even more! Of course Dr. Suggs, if he's worth a grain of salt, is going to call the union on this passive aggressive play. I am so tired of the teacher's union demoralizing and demeaning the profession - they are much of the problem. Just look at the ridiculous portions of the contract CK referred to. How is one suppose to do what's best for kids when a contract ties the hands of TRUE professional teachers and administrators.

And YOU, LRSD employee, think this is appropriate? Really? Why would ANYONE give the AEA/NEA a dime knowing how they act and where their dues money REALLY goes?

Go Dr. Suggs! Protecting our babies and their educations like a strong leader should without mincing words or tiptoeing around! We are tired of the lack of professionalism promoted by the union. We are ready for the true "kids first" professionals to have a voice in this district!

7 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by bigboy on 07/29/2013 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Best of Arkansas 2013 readers' poll

Imagine that... Max Brantley wins his own contest...

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by bigboy on 07/26/2013 at 3:36 PM

Re: “The billionaires tout school 'choice'

A study (non-gated, working version) in the latest Journal of Labor Economics shows that students attending charter schools are significantly more likely to graduate from high school and attend college than similar students in traditional public schools. The authors examined students in Florida and Chicago and used a myriad of controls to ensure that the charter school students it compared to other public school students were, in fact, comparable. They found that “among students who attended a charter middle school, those who went on to attend a charter high school were 7 to 15 percentage points more likely to earn a standard diploma than students who transitioned to a traditional public high school. Similarly, those attending a charter high school were 8 to 10 percentage points more likely to attend college.” And actually, being a just graduated senior, I have. So why not give people choices? I understand that public schools are not evil institutions of restrictions, but dadgummit if I'm going to be place of learning where I can't learn best.

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Posted by bigboy on 01/29/2013 at 7:46 PM

Re: “The billionaires tout school 'choice'

Aww how cute! Someone knows a line of Shakespeare! If only it were used, correctly, in reference to Joyce Elliot. And to answer you question, PVNasby, Jim Walton went all the way through school in public schools including college. Also one of the other panelists went all the way through nlr schools and a public Arkansas university. In fact quite a few of the panelists did. Every child does NOT learn the same, why should every child be forced into a certain kind of education?

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Posted by bigboy on 01/29/2013 at 7:20 PM


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