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Board divided over filling vacant seat

January 14, 2014

ESCANABA — The Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District (DSISD) will decide who will fill a vacancy on the Escanaba School Board following a deadlock vote between two board candidates Monday......

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frogleggs

Jan-27-14 8:34 AM

Some things were meant to surpass all human understanding by mere mortals …

but remain forever secreted in the recesses and minds of prophet’s.

Stay the course steady ,

fight the good fight,

read and receive the word…

according to the frog ..

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Rulesarerules

Jan-21-14 8:54 AM

I just don't understand why whizzy and frog can't make a post without skipping lines and not use multiple viewing screens? Just plain dumb.

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Whizzywhig

Jan-14-14 5:42 PM

Local schools should have the clear authority to run their own affairs!

THE VERY LAST THING THE ESCANABA SCHOOL DISTRICT NEEDS

is for the Delta Intermediate School District to be licensed or have authority to conduct Escanaba Schools' business!

FIRST AND FOREMOST INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABOLISHED YEARS AGO!

THEY HAVE NO BUSINESS - THEY'VE HAD TO FIND A WAY TO KEEP RECEIVING TAX DOLLARS FOR VITUALLY NO GOOD REASON.

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frogleggs

Jan-14-14 4:29 PM

Once again,

reader be aware,

this is another “froggie” rant

- too long for those with short attention spans . . .

- most readers under the age of 60 will fail to grasp the significance of these points

- until they have passed the point-of-no-return.

Both candidates seem to be well suited for the position.

Clearly any candidate for the open position and

currently siting board members as will

should favor strong publicly provided forms of education where taxpayers are required to foot the finance bill.

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frogleggs

Jan-14-14 4:28 PM

Jensen may bring to the board,

a wealth of knowledge, realizing and understanding the role of education acquired from classroom trenches.

Peterson brings knowledge acquired from maturity, (something that younger people do not possess),

but not necessarily having demonstrated any classroom experience, as posted by the press.

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frogleggs

Jan-14-14 4:23 PM

Whoever is appointed,

to include present, siting, board members,

should make it steadfastly clear,

that it is our elected school boards’

obligation to the public and to taxpayers,

to insure and assure that tax dollars for public education,

remain within the strict boundaries of our local public education system,

where there are teachers in the classroom,

and not where children are in classrooms,

in front of computers, and

where the so-called “teacher”

is at the other end of a wire, and can never be easily reached..

Wired “teachers” and their employers have minimal standards such as less than a year of teaching experience, and agree to accept too many “students” during the on-line day.

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frogleggs

Jan-14-14 4:21 PM

These forms of

“alternative education”

models are bogus;

too readily adopted by people who fail to understand the importance

from having classrooms filled with students and

a qualified,

experienced,

mature teacher.

Wired forms of education companies are shills being mistakenly advertised and adopted by some, even locally

as another

certified form of “alternative education.“

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frogleggs

Jan-14-14 4:17 PM

Online education

is NOT a substitute for a

certified,

qualified and experienced teacher.

Rather online education is just a thinly disguised

FRONT, an EXCUSE

to divert

PUBLIC EDUCATION TAX DOLLARS

into the HANDS, POCKETS and WALLETS of

CONSERVATIVE RIGHT WINGED,

PRIVATE,

FOR PROFIT BUSINESSES

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frogleggs

Jan-14-14 4:16 PM

- on-line businesses are not in the business for the education of students

- on-line businesses are in the education business

to sell education as a “product” as a means and way

to improve their bottom line,

where PROFITS are the SINGLE

ultimate deciding and motive force for and of the business…

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frogleggs

Jan-14-14 4:14 PM

Our local board of education

SHOULD NOT,

MUST NOT

pursue sending public taxpayer dollars to

ANY

substitute, or alternative teaching system,

whether under the guise of

home-schooling,

voucher systems, or

any private,

for profit school system

that is a

FOR PROFIT

PRIVATE ENTERPRISE

COMPUTERIZED

form of private education subsidized at taxpayer expense.

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frogleggs

Jan-14-14 4:12 PM

ALL BOARD MEMBERS

SHOULD RESIST

SENDING TAXPAYER DOLLARS

TO ANY FORM OF EDUCATION

- THAT IS A FOR PROFIT,

- BUSINESS CENTERED EDUCATION PLANS

- THAT is currently being advertised and promoted by current members of the school administration

AND

- Perhaps being promoted as well

BY current,

ILL-ADVISED BOARD MEMBERS.

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Chief49829

Jan-14-14 12:13 PM

When candidates were asked: if appointed, would you seek the board seat(run) for the seat in the November General Election. Candidate Jensen's response: "I really don"t know".

When asked about making tough decisions that may not be popular: Candidate Jensen's response: I recently moved back after 32 yrs of living elsewhere, I don't have a lot of connections, friends, etc I have to base my decisions on.

Hmm? Not sure if she will seek election (in November)to the board seat she wants to be appointed to?

Gone 32 years. Certainly knowing your community has to be a factor for some of a board members decisions. Wouldn't you think?

3-3 vote! Really!

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