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Posted on December 11 at 8:26 a.m.
I can only agree with this part, reality: "embrace merit pay and promotions (instead of tenure based)". The teachers' unions are partly to blame, yes, but when you start writing about "results-based teaching programs" I smell competition, privatization, and too-much-testing in your thinking. Your association of "pension funds" and teachers means you really disrespect these professional instructors. What, they shouldn't care about their future, and when they're old, c'mon.
On Education = Strong Economy
Posted on December 10 at 3:24 p.m.
Now Capps has fired him retroactively.
On DUI Hit-and-Run Suspect Raymond Morua Has Criminal Record
Posted on December 9 at 1:29 p.m.
let's move on, Pulice means well but he is wrong, can't be done in 2 years. Get rid of left-side ramps! Enough palaver.
On Montecitans Pull Rank on Caltrans
Posted on December 9 at 1:15 p.m.
Posted on December 9 at 1:07 p.m.
you miss the point of Goodwin's BULLY PULPIT, foo...T. Roosevelt used his bully pulpit [his phrase] to work WITH muckrakers and progressives for change: Adam just lashes out foo-lishly and, as Sir Edward notes, with hubris and no desire to lessen conflict. You like to stir up conflict on these threads, foo, stirrin' the pot, so naturally you go for Adam's ridiculous approach.
On A Dispatch from the Colonies
Posted on December 9 at 9:50 a.m.
there has been little assistance from Adv. Pass but some...new bathrooms at Davy Brown, Nira, and at the end of Pine Mtn. Rd are among the few. My beef was double taxation.
On Los Padres Forest Proposes Changes in Recreation Fees
Posted on December 9 at 9:22 a.m.
hear, hear! thank you valleyfarmer for some reason and thoughtfulness. You put Supe Adam to shame, and of course foo is irrelevant as usual.
Posted on December 9 at 8:37 a.m.
Your idolatry of private property, Mr. Adam, only rivals your worship at the altar of free market fundamentalism. Writing about the 3 supes [nominally your colleagues!] and their desire to have the SME project under control -- "the enviro-socialists, self-identified “stakeholders,” and would like to impose extreme and unreasonable restrictions on property[.]" you show yourself a 19th century capitalist thinker. SME has environmental responsibilities. Best you consider resigning since you feel colonized and powerless, or, better, keep counting the potholes around town. Further, you had to know this coming in to the Board of Supervisors! Grow up.
Posted on December 9 at 6:20 a.m.
living in this Westside described by foo, yeah, it's extremely high density...And great people! We actually have real neighborhoods on the Westside, perhaps easy to deride, but I witness hard-working people who love their children, walk them to Harding Elem. and the Jr. High... The American Dream is right here. Yes, guys are camping around the underpass near the railroad all the time... Heroin dealers recently arrested on Cooke Avenue... The very high population density here yields impressive amounts of foot traffic on Micheltorena crossing the Fwy 101, yet the City still won't do anything about the festering traffic issue at SuperCuca's #1 (the old Foster's Freeze) where ILLEGAL Dutton Ave (an alley, actually) crosses Micheltorena! No crosswalks, no stop-light, but hundreds of people constantly crossing... add in cars speeding, bicyclers tearing along, skateboarders doing their dare-devil things, Vespas, the cross-town shuttle, the big buses on San Andres... It all works, but quite a risk-factor for the pedestrians, especially the very numerous children. Sure, there's violence and crime over here, too. Many requests to restore the bicycle cops over here have been dismissed by the lords of San Roque, Mission Cyn., etc.
On Man Shot by Police at San Andres Street Home
Posted on December 8 at 6:18 p.m.
gee, Peter, I thought you wanted to secede, then your "colony" up there will have even less revenue. "unprofessional" is kind of you, Ken.
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