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California Out of First Race To The Top

Original post made by Stacey, Amberwood/Wood Meadows, on Mar 4, 2010

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"Today's announcement that California has missed out on Race to the Top funds is an indicator of what we already knew: Our state desperately needs real education reform,"

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Posted by Joe
a resident of Downtown
on Mar 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm

You will never get any changes to the schools until you get changes to the UNION. Every citizen of California, student or not, is being held hostage.


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Posted by Unions are to blame
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 4, 2010 at 4:33 pm

The teachers union was against this all along, so I am not surprised. When will we be able to operate without unions? They exist only to give themselves jobs, make money even if people do not want to be part of the union. That's right, teachers I know say they had no choice but to join the union and pay the fees.

This is a good example of how the union is not for kids but for themselves. Here is California not getting much needed money because the union, yet again, gets its way.


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Posted by Kelly
a resident of Canyon Meadows
on Mar 5, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Thanks for the post Stacey!


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Posted by Game's over !
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 6, 2010 at 3:25 pm

No surprise. During Obama's campaign he said teacher's unions had to make it easier to fire bad teachers ! I didn't agree with much, but that I did, so I remembered!
My first reaction was, CA isn't getting $$ because CA Unions make us KEEP crappy teachers. Oh, I heard Jack O'Connell lie on KGO this week that does happen with a process !...There's no principal with spine enough to go thru the 'process' ! Last night I happened to be talking with my SoCal school teacher sister-in-law, which rarely happens. I told her I think keeping bad teacher's was partial reason for not getting the $$. She said 'you're right' that WAS one of the conditions !!! Of course the union is doing double-talk.. (LIES) like it's taxpayers fault, which will not fly. Call them on it. Make them meet that condition ! REVISE firing conditions NOW, FAST...or it's their neck on the line. My sister-in-law refuses to join the teacher's union , euphemistically called "association". None of HER teacher friends belong either....certainly don't have to...IF you know you're good, there's NO reason..and IF you have a spine you speak up about firing bad teacher's. Why is the first line always attack taxpayers! Well, UNTIL the good teachers make the policy so BAD teachers can be EASILY fired...then DO WITHOUT !!. CA CAN get the 'race' $$$$ IF the biggest, baddest, richest teacher unions START thinking about the good of the children and stop their own greed....which includes protecting the bad OVER the good of children !! Good teachers,..YOU better step up and make it happen ..it's YOUR union !! Game's over !


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Posted by Game's over !
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 6, 2010 at 3:25 pm

No surprise. During Obama's campaign he said teacher's unions had to make it easier to fire bad teachers ! I didn't agree with much, but that I did, so I remembered!
My first reaction was, CA isn't getting $$ because CA Unions make us KEEP crappy teachers. Oh, I heard Jack O'Connell lie on KGO this week that does happen with a process !...There's no principal with spine enough to go thru the 'process' ! Last night I happened to be talking with my SoCal school teacher sister-in-law, which rarely happens. I told her I think keeping bad teacher's was partial reason for not getting the $$. She said 'you're right' that WAS one of the conditions !!! Of course the union is doing double-talk.. (LIES) like it's taxpayers fault, which will not fly. Call them on it. Make them meet that condition ! REVISE firing conditions NOW, FAST...or it's their neck on the line. My sister-in-law refuses to join the teacher's union , euphemistically called "association". None of HER teacher friends belong either....certainly don't have to...IF you know you're good, there's NO reason..and IF you have a spine you speak up about firing bad teacher's. Why is the first line always attack taxpayers! Well, UNTIL the good teachers make the policy so BAD teachers can be EASILY fired...then DO WITHOUT !!. CA CAN get the 'race' $$$$ IF the biggest, baddest, richest teacher unions START thinking about the good of the children and stop their own greed....which includes protecting the bad OVER the good of children !! Good teachers,..YOU better step up and make it happen ..it's YOUR union !! Game's over !


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Posted by Game's over !
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 6, 2010 at 3:25 pm

No surprise. During Obama's campaign he said teacher's unions had to make it easier to fire bad teachers ! I didn't agree with much, but that I did, so I remembered!
My first reaction was, CA isn't getting $$ because CA Unions make us KEEP crappy teachers. Oh, I heard Jack O'Connell lie on KGO this week that does happen with a process !...There's no principal with spine enough to go thru the 'process' ! Last night I happened to be talking with my SoCal school teacher sister-in-law, which rarely happens. I told her I think keeping bad teacher's was partial reason for not getting the $$. She said 'you're right' that WAS one of the conditions !!! Of course the union is doing double-talk.. (LIES) like it's taxpayers fault, which will not fly. Call them on it. Make them meet that condition ! REVISE firing conditions NOW, FAST...or it's their neck on the line. My sister-in-law refuses to join the teacher's union , euphemistically called "association". None of HER teacher friends belong either....certainly don't have to...IF you know you're good, there's NO reason..and IF you have a spine you speak up about firing bad teacher's. Why is the first line always attack taxpayers! Well, UNTIL the good teachers make the policy so BAD teachers can be EASILY fired...then DO WITHOUT !!. CA CAN get the 'race' $$$$ IF the biggest, baddest, richest teacher unions START thinking about the good of the children and stop their own greed....which includes protecting the bad OVER the good of children !! Good teachers,..YOU better step up and make it happen ..it's YOUR union !! Game's over !


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