Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Newspaper contacts | All Access E-Edition | Home RSS
 
 
 

Re-examination needed

January 20, 2013

It’s about time school districts re-examine both school services and facilities as dollars continue to dry up....

« Back to Article

 
 
sort: oldest | newest

Comments

(40)

mikekerstetter

Jan-22-13 8:32 AM

Steeler, you got 5 agrees. I was one of them.

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

SteelerFan

Jan-21-13 10:39 AM

Would have thought I would get at least one response to my post yeasterday at 8:52PM. I guess an idea to help others isn't important.

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

CMReeder

Jan-21-13 9:19 AM

AnAmerican, it is called improvement. Those advance degrees advance the programs at the school and the careers of the educators.

0 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

CMReeder

Jan-21-13 9:16 AM

Never mind Rick, Andy can't plan. He will just blame govenment for his inabilities.

1 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

AnAmerican

Jan-21-13 9:05 AM

What the school districts pay for is what needs to change. For example, most districts will pay the college expenses for a teacher to go back to school for their master's degree and then pay them more money because they have the degree. And if they have a doctorate's degree they are paid even higher. Why does anyone need a doctorate's to teach at an elementary or middle school level?

4 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

andy33

Jan-20-13 11:58 PM

rick424 Jan-20-13 11:45 AM Agree | Disagree

Funny Andy, the right is always preaching on here about planning adequately so the government isn't paying for it. I am confused.

****************************************

You are funny Florida Rick....I was responding to Chucks post...who happens to be as far left as you can go....so your point is????

1 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

SteelerFan

Jan-20-13 8:52 PM

Each year I get a Homestead Credit on my property taxes. I would be more than glad to donate this credit to a properly managed fund to assist those retired persons who have trouble paying their property taxes. Anybody else out there agree?

5 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Fredzz

Jan-20-13 8:16 PM

Mike, Partial Quote : Weldon, I agree with you on property taxes. They're not fair to anyone, old or young. They should absolutely be replaced with an earned income tax.

End Quote:

Mike I agree... but..!

An Earned Income Tax is likely to exclude " Un- Earned income. Which would allow that Stock-Market genius Netting half a million Dollars to

Pay ** NO ** School Taxes.

Use the word "Income Tax" to close a few holes.

2 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Fredzz

Jan-20-13 7:58 PM

Mike, Partial Quote : Weldon, I agree with you on property taxes. They're not fair to anyone, old or young. They should absolutely be replaced with an earned income tax.

End Quote:

Mike I agree... but..!

An Earned Income Tax is likely to exclude " Un- Earned income. Which would give that Stock-Market genius Netting half a million Dollars

paying ** NO ** School Taxes.

Use the word "Income Tax" to close a few holes.

1 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

JerryfromRI

Jan-20-13 5:31 PM

@JohnZook

Right. All those people should retire penniless and be forced to live in cardboard boxes under bridges as a big thank you for their lifetime dedication to teaching our children.

People with Masters degrees and Doctorates should make no more than what, like twenty-three, maybe twenty-four thousand a year, tops.

5 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

JerryfromRI

Jan-20-13 5:26 PM

@Bobbie2

Haven't I earned a nic-name yet? You've got Lazy the lair and Rickie the moron. Surely you've got something for yer pal Jerry.

7 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

LaughIn

Jan-20-13 4:33 PM

Yes, John, they sure are under paid. As long as we have parents who are unwilling to support the professionals, good luck. Also, confidentiality is important when one is a guidance counselor, but I am sure the stories are eye opening.

2 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

JohnZook

Jan-20-13 4:15 PM

I reiterate- more teachers, principals, vice-principals, secretaries, asst. principals, asst. vice-principals, so on and so on. All these union members will get super pensions and healthcare when they retire. And you, whether you like it or not, will be paying for their pensions and healthcare. I feel teachers are under-payed, having to put up with the parents, social services, lawyers in case they actually discipline a child, and so on. It's a hard but rewarding job. My daughter is a high school guidance counselor and you should hear the stories.

5 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

LaughIn

Jan-20-13 2:04 PM

I agree with Mikekerstetters first sentence, possibly should have left the second one in your head. Mr. Cohick has made some good realities for everyone in his LTE. Unions have their time and place, leave that for a different day.

5 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

mikekerstetter

Jan-20-13 12:14 PM

Rick, that is the problem, not all of us fit neatly into a box as to what we believe.

But yeah, I was surprised by Andy's response too. Kinda like me and Unions.

6 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rick424

Jan-20-13 11:45 AM

Funny Andy, the right is always preaching on here about planning adequately so the government isn't paying for it. I am confused.

7 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

andy33

Jan-20-13 10:54 AM

Hey there Chuckie...make sure YOU plan an adequate retirement...you will need a large crystal ball to foresee every event in the future that will affect your stash...make sure you take everything into account...everything...war...famine...everything...THEN you can get on your stupid soapbox and remind everyone else to plan an adequate retirement....

6 Agrees | 8 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

andy33

Jan-20-13 10:47 AM

I suppose it's too large of a concept for some of you hardheaded to understand...yes we all understand SS wasn't meant to be your sole income in your senior years....some have other pensions..some don't...IRREGARDLESS ...when you live on a FIXED income...that's it..end of the $$$ line. Can't wait till some of you smarta**es reach 65...we'll see if you're singing the same tune...I doubt it!

6 Agrees | 8 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rick424

Jan-20-13 10:08 AM

Strange, none of those have to do with local school boards. But I am sure glad you mentioned that evil organization of NPR and of course how could we forget Big Bird.

3 Agrees | 7 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Ritty77

Jan-20-13 9:55 AM

"Wonder what programs we can cut to pay for them?"

How 'bout PBS, NPR, EPA, Dept. of Ed., Dept. of Energy, champagne junckets to Vegas, trips to Hawaii, trips to San Francisco, oil subsidies, "green energy" subsidies, agriculture subsidies, ethanol subsidies, Inaugural Balls, NASCAR promotions, bridges to nowhere, turtle tunnels, river walks, shrimp on treadmills, Moroccan pottery classes, "climate change" research, or empty airports, to name a few.

The government admits that it wastes $125 billion over and above authorized spending. There have been reports issued about the useless redundancy of government departments and programs.

So, yeah, the money's available to hire "resource officers."

7 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

CMReeder

Jan-20-13 9:35 AM

So what is the price of an education for your child?

Why is it Mr. Cohick children should suffer because you did not plan adequately for your retirement?

7 Agrees | 6 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

CaveFelem

Jan-20-13 8:34 AM

I agree that something has to be done about property taxes.

It's not just retired people who are affected. It's any working person who owns a home. Many of us are experiencing stagnant wages. I earn $1.03 more per hour than in 2008. Over the past 5 years, everything has gone up, and that $41.20/week has evaporated and then some. But I am still expected to pay ever increasing property taxes to the county, township, and school board.

Would a higher sales tax in lieu of a property tax make better sense? At least that way anyone who buys anything would be affected, not just property owners.

7 Agrees | 0 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rick424

Jan-20-13 7:42 AM

Hey, don't forget to add those armed security guards to next years budget. The right seems to think this is just fine. Wonder what programs we can cut to pay for them?

9 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

CarlHiller

Jan-20-13 7:18 AM

Actually sideliner the coffee is quite good. Maybe it was not enough coffee. It was supposed to be college degree.

4 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

sideliner

Jan-20-13 7:11 AM

Bitter coffee this morning, Mr. Hiller??

"profession didn't require a coll" didn't require what??

There are bad teachers just like there are bad doctors and cab drivers. Can't throw the baby out with the bathwater.

2 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Showing 25 of 40 comments Show More Comments
 
 

Post a Comment

You must first login before you can comment.

*Your email address:
*Password:
Remember my email address.
or
 
 

 

I am looking for:
in:
News, Blogs & Events Web