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    Here's some arcana reeking of 2017 that I'm banning from consideration, attention, even out-loud mention in 2018. I'm unfriending all this 2017-reminding shit. It's dead to me in 2018.
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Re: “Parkview student starts movement to fight unfair school dress code enforcement

In my daughter's school district, the problem was unequal/inconsistent enforcement. For instance, softball girls wearing their uniforms to school, which included shorts that were nearly knee length, were told they couldn't wear the shorts -- while cheerleaders were allowed to wear skirts much shorter than the uniform shorts.

In another district, my spouse, who is a teacher, has directly witnessed unequal application by administrators, but they have the final word.

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Posted by LFTS on 01/29/2019 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Teacher fair dismissal law apparently to be waived in Pine Bluff, too

Key and crew are working hard to find ways to turn districts into charter schools by these methods. After they've lowered the bar, made $$$ off the backs of students, hired unqualified personnel to sit behind desks, stripped curriculum, and STILL have D & F schools, they'll shrug and cash their checks.

Oh, after they've changed the methods for measuring success, as well. The changes will then only APPEAR to improve schools.

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Posted by LFTS on 12/13/2018 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Bill filed to "stop social media censorship"

"We are going to hold hearings on your activities."

How McCarthyesque.

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Posted by LFTS on 12/06/2018 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Your post-Thanksgiving-break Monday headlines and open line

Grammarly. (And not Grandparly, either.) Free grammar extension for online posting -- and it works in posts as well as documents. ;)

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Posted by LFTS on 11/26/2018 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Hutchinson outlines budget for coming year; tax cuts the big ticket item

Increasing starting teacher pay doesn't do much for teachers that aren't fresh out of college. A$A is doing ZERO for teacher retention, and paying the ATRS the money the law stipulates isn't exactly a cause for patting him on the head and telling him what a good boy he is.

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Posted by LFTS on 11/14/2018 at 12:40 PM

Re: “What Johnny Key won't tell you: The truth about teachers and D and F schools. Demographics are destiny.

Key and A$A knew the schools would continue to fail, and they're using this situation to try to degrade education across the state rather than improve anything in the LRSD. Both of them need to go.

If they truly want to improve education in this state, they need to stop looking to charter schools as a way to make money for their buddies.

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Posted by LFTS on 11/01/2018 at 7:30 PM

Re: “FOI suit dislodges more documents from Bryant Mayor Jill Dabbs

If I were a Bryant citizen, I'd throw my vote over to Allen Scott. He's one of the good guys and will do a much better job for Bryant.

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Posted by LFTS on 10/31/2018 at 1:20 PM

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