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12:22 pm on Friday, April 5, 2013
Our personal experience with Kevin Burn's governing style involves a large city sewer project that took place on our property over 10 years ago. We were left with a front yard ankle deep in wet clay, over which the city crew scattered grass seed.
Kevin, our neighbor at the time, finally came to look at the damage. His reaction was to joke that this was our chance to take one for the team. Nothing funny about it. We've never forgotten Kevin Burn's lack of respect for our rights as citizens.
Bob McQuillan and Zac Ploppert are our choices.
12:08 pm on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I don't know Ms. Cladis personally, but I'll bet if you or I contacted her directly, she might be more willing to provide the examples of which she writes. I really doubt she lacks the specifics and facts you're questioning, but as I said, a public accounting is not in her best interest.
There has been no focus on user names that I can see, other than my comment asking for ownership of political ideology. You ask what a difference it would make if you used your real name? To put it simply, it means that you stand behind what you believe. The signature that's required on your ballot?....perfect example.
And if you wonder about my identity...try Google. You'll find me there, but you won't find a Larry Drake anywhere near Geneva.
7:10 am on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Craig, if you followed the last teacher contract negotiations, you know that teaching jobs are hard to come by. I'm assuming that Andrea would like one of those jobs.
So I'm thinking that publicly pointing fingers at specific teachers, schools, or principles might not be the best option for her...or the schools. Hence the confidentiality.
Maybe she could send the information to you, so you could address the school boards of each district. Wait, she can't send it to you because you don't use your full name.
Silly back and forth? I don't think so. Where else can you read the candid, unedited thoughts of your neighbors...thoughts that are held by many of our congressmen? Pretty valuable in my opinion.
7:55 am on Tuesday, January 22, 2013
And the editorial-page exchanges would be much more meaningful if those commenting would take ownership of their ideology....by using their real names.
4:44 pm on Monday, January 21, 2013
3:28 pm on Monday, January 21, 2013
Jeff, I just figured out why you're having such difficulty with Andrea's writing style. It doesn't contain any slang or innuendo.....and not a single "gotcha', c'mon or 'em".
Get out your thesaurus and give it another go!
1:35 pm on Monday, January 21, 2013
And I could say that I expect more from a journalist, Jeff....but what does that accomplish? Other than disparaging your viewpoint!!!
Score two for irony.
11:43 am on Monday, January 21, 2013
Hot Diggity, I think I've felt that exact sentiment about Jeff Ward...because someone doesn't agree with him, he finds their view defective and wrong. All I know is that I've never enjoyed reading one of his pieces as much as I did this one.
I wonder why he feels the need to attack her writing?
Hey, Jeff, if you can't take the heat......
7:21 am on Monday, January 21, 2013
Beautifully written and delightful to read, Andrea.
I hope your students read this and realize how lucky they are to have a teacher who truly can practice what she preaches...writing as well as patriotism!
7:57 am on Thursday, November 22, 2012
Jim, you missed the point completely.
The job market is over saturated. Period.
Marketing 101. Supply and demand. Free market system.
I didn't say that Geneva is any different that surrounding suburbs...just that it is a great place to teach.
And I don't understand your comment about teachers looking elsewhere in the district...why would they do that?
And you seem to know another reason why qualified candidates don't have jobs,
other than the fact that THERE ARE NO JOBS.
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