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Galis: U.S. has ignored the craft of teaching

Hard to be a good teacher in an environment where everyone loves to tell you how bad you are...even if you aren't.

posted @ Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 18:00

Galis: U.S. has ignored the craft of teaching

Hard to be a good teacher in an environment where everyone loves to tell you how bad you are...even if you aren't.

posted @ Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 18:00

Galis: U.S. has ignored the craft of teaching

Hard to be a good teacher in an environment where everyone loves to tell you how bad you are...even if you aren't.

posted @ Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 18:00

In Ga. Senate race, Ted Cruz stumps for Perdue

Maybe these two can hatch a plan to shut down the government again and send the jobs overseas. Cruz...will say or do anything at all that might lead to votes in two years. Perdue...made a living putting people out of work in the U.S. so companies can earn more money.

posted @ Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 17:55

Deal says his performance merits re-election

@RoyBoy: AMEN BROTHER! Don't forget he cost taxpayers over $3 million in legal settlements over the ethics issues and he became a millionaire since he became governor, a job that pays $149000/year. Made 3 million off of a company that owes the state $74 million. Ethics...what ethics? "I did nothing illegal" has replace ethics. Just because something is wrong does not slow down this gubner.

posted @ Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 17:52

Debate over compromise shapes Georgia Senate race

ponsoldt and snarkydude: I think a compromise is in order here. Maybe, both political parties are responsible for the sad state of affairs in our national government. Each party, be it in the House, Senate or White House is being guided by the extreme ideology that exists under the umbrella of that party. No one compromises today. Both sides say it's either my way or the highway. I think it is safe to say our political system has evolved into one where the agenda of the extremes is pushed because so much money is at stake. We, through our government, have sold out. The good of the American people carries little weight when decisions on issues are made. The good of those who profit the most, be it political or financial, decide what happens.

posted @ Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 13:18

Deal tells Georgia superintendents he wants reform in education funding

Deal relates schools to prisons. Here's another analogy. The citizens of Georgia are like prisoners in a prison with a crooked warden, Gubner Deal. He rewards businesses (friends, relatives and millionaires) with tax breaks at the expense of looking after the prisoners. Time for a prison riot to overthrow the warden.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:23

McFeatters: School discipline being turned over to police

In 2014, the words "teacher" and "punishment" cannot be used in the same sentence. There is no connection between the two. School administrators have taken punishment out of the hands of teachers in an effort to keep everyone happy. In some schools students are almost empowered to act out and disrupt learning. And yes, criminal behavior does exist in public schools. I taught for 25 years and over the last few years of my career I've seen students attack other students and punch them in the face until they hit the floor, then proceed to kick them. This is criminal. Teachers and school administrators are forced to deal with this when it happens to protect other children. Later, they will be questioned as if they started the fight. Student teachers are not told that if you break up a fight your job is on the line. Teachers are told not to write up bullying because they haven't been trained to know what bullying is. How stupid is that? I wrote up a child for bullying once because over a two week period she attacked three different girls. I was told it was not bullying because there was a different target each time. That was when I decided to get out of education. We're not all stupid.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 08:12

'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

Too many workers will go into the polls and help elect this man who represents everything they despise about big businesses. I guess the reality is too many voters will also go into the polls and try to elect a this woman just because she "defers to the President". Time for voters to be informed and examine the candidates rather than follow the herd.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 07:53

Deal tells Georgia superintendents he wants reform in education funding

Woooooooho! "A high-level task force to reform education"....Let me catch my breath. It's done, fixed, no more problems! Ask any teacher in this state and I'm sure they will tell you ANOTHER "high-level task force" is exactly what is needed to reform education in Georgia. High-level task forces have produced so many outstanding results in the past. The superintendents should have boo'd this bumpkin right off the stage. This man, his predecessor, and our state legislature have cut and reformed education to death in Georgia. Billions slashed so money could be used elsewhere. Now, back to common sense. There is no such thing as reform that works coming from a "high-level". After decades of high-level reform the adults have learned education reform needs to come from somewhere else, the trenches. The people who have be forced to waste so much time doing tasks that produce no results in learning need to be charged with reforming education. Other than the children, teachers have more at stake here than anyone. Back to Deal. He is an embarrassment who will say anything. He will cut your arm off and then tell you not to worry as he is going to reform medical care. Gubner Deal, please go home and spend your retirement counting the millions of dollars you made in a job that pays $140,000 a year.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 07:45

Man who phoned in Walmart bomb threat wanted $2,500

Hey, something to be said about an extortionist who lives within his means.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 07:33

Georgia making strides to lessen childhood obesity, but more still to do

Obesity is one of the largest health problems in Georgia. This is another area where we are among the worst in the nation at heading off health problems due to obesity. Funny thing is, it is a problem unless the President's wife,
Michelle Obama, says it's a problem. Our leaders and citizens will sometimes cut off their noses to spite their faces.

posted @ Friday, October 24, 2014 - 07:31

North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio

Glad to hear he is home but the man brought this on himself and his family. On my list of things NOT to take to North Korea would be....a Bible. You can talk about faith and religious freedom all you want. Bottom line, he broke the law and was arrested. He probably knew he would be arrested before he left the United States. Lots of headaches and heartaches for no reason. Glad he's home, don't do it again.

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 12:07

Stanford: Protecting ourselves from a 1960s world

President Eisenhower warned about the Industrial/Military complex that would rule our economy if allowed. Well, it does.

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 08:26

Robberson: 'Out of an abundance of caution'

Why do anything that makes sense? This is 2014 and everything is about appearing to be on top of things, even if it's not necessary.

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 08:20

Lipson: Bad news for president is worse news for America

We need a leader, not a politician. Sadly, I don't see one emerging from either party. I only see professional politicians who jump on every issue possible to be popular with the people who might vote for them. The folks who appear to be in the pack to run are trained at leading cameramen around and not a country.

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 08:07

Bomb threat targets Athens Walmart

@OCCountry: AMEN!

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 08:01

Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes

Cheating is OK if they won national championships. Isn't it?

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 07:57

HOPE Scholarship a good deal, but not what it once was

My two sons made out like big dogs on Hope. 100% of tuition, fees and some books. Tax on the stupid?....I buy one ticket a week, $1. Is that really that stupid. I'm paying back a tiny part of what we got out of it. Hope is still a great opportunity. Very few states can offer to students what Hope provides and our family really appreciates what was made available. Eight years of college education without Mom and Dad paying tuition! Now, are the folks at the Lottery Commission still getting those big bonus checks? If so, why? Revenues are down so they are not doing their jobs the way they did in the past. I understand revenues would top off at some point but a 30% drop in 2011 seems a bit much.
I know things were really getting tough economically but don't things like lottery sales usually go up during hard times? Seems like someone at the Commission needs to explain why their organization had such a drop in revenues instead of cashing those bonus checks.

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 07:54

Greenstein: Mark Emmert defends NCAA's unpopular rules

Nice pay for NCAA management. No pay for their workers...the athletes.

posted @ Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 07:33

Dupuy: Let's politicize Ebola

BOTH parties politicize anything that will win votes.

posted @ Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 07:56

Dorminy, Freechild: People's Pledge will keep secret money out of politics

Good idea, along with term limits.

posted @ Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 07:54

Broun working through political action group on Ebola petition

Today, even fighting a virus is decided by party affiliation. This is what is wrong with our government.

posted @ Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 07:44

Gov. Deal assembles state Ebola assessment team

I feel safe now. I hope Ebola doesn't come in an ice storm.

posted @ Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 07:39

Deal, Carter, Hunt clash in debate

A crook, a rookie and a guy who has no chance at all had a debate. Who won...no one. Who lost...citizens of Georgia.

posted @ Monday, October 20, 2014 - 08:03

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