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David Miller April 06, 2014 at 08:14 PM
Y'all do realize the best place to put her is actually ON the board, right? Therefore they can sayRead Moret hey've bent over backwards to appease the opposition while muzzling her, making her walk in lockstep with the rest of the board, learn all the closed-door real reasons the board frequently votes unanimously on issues. As they say: you keep your friends close but your enemies closer. Vote her in -- she'll be soon drowned out by the majority of the board ... right?
Larry Lazar April 07, 2014 at 01:50 PM
I wrote a post about the possible motivations for groups like RS for RS and invite followers ofRead Morethis conversation to weigh in with your insights: http://eureka-wildwood.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/why-are-our-public-schools-under-attack
Artie April 08, 2014 at 02:38 PM
This article has received over 1025 "Shares" while the several "elect Tyrrell"Read Morea rticles in the Patch, combined, total less than 30 "Shares". It seems like readers found my article valuable and informative and this is what I hoped for. Much appreciated.
Artie April 07, 2014 at 02:05 PM
Mr. Rizzo, I can barely understand your statement about the Rockwood / parkway bond issue. Read MoreAlthoug h we disagree, I provide this feedback with the suggestion that you better articulate your position. As for the comparison, the point being made (and I think most people got this) is that we and Parkway are very near neighbors and represent a shared socio-economic cohort. The quality of our students' education performance is also quite similar, although they may have a slight edge on some standardized metrics. But both districts are high performing academically. But this is where the similarities end, since in Rockwood we are "blessed" with Eileen Tyrrell and her RSforRS group continually attacking the schools and advocating for defeat of the Bond. While Parkway spends ~$12K per student, Rockwood spends ~$9K per student. We pay our teachers and administrators lower wages than Parkway and also have a far, far smaller administrator to student ratio. Focusing on school Bonds, Parkway has passed their last several while Rockwood has not. Also note that Parkway publicly funded all-day Kindergarten while Rockwood does not. Although I use Parkway in this example, on the spending metrics Rockwood is near the bottom of county schools. So when you attack Rockwood for overspending, where do you get this from? I mean, come on.
srsly April 07, 2014 at 02:16 PM
i think you all should arm wrestle one another, winner take all. All this name calling and fingerRead Morepo inting makes an undecided voter such as myself feel like saying screw it altogether. At this point I dislike everyone involved, the immaturity is off the charts.
Caffeine April 07, 2014 at 03:27 PM
Joe, You are sounding desperate. I think Artie knows what he said. In fact, he is a veryRead Morearticula te communicator - something I admire. And what he says makes perfect sense to me. Let me help: Miller threw-out the bond not passing, but not clear is whether he was implying that a) it should have passed, b) it should not have passed, or c) that Kinder and Doell were somehow responsible for it not passing (despite supporting it as sitting Board members). It was very confusing what point Miller was making. So Artie, knowing Miller campaigned against the Bond passing, selected "b)' and points out that our near neighbors, people like us, have passed their recent Bond ballots while also spending a lot more per child than Rockwood. This is a meaningful comparison, unless you believe Parkway exists in a parallel universe than Rockwood.
Artie April 08, 2014 at 11:31 PM
It is 10:20 p.m. and the "unofficial" election returns are on-line with 90% of the voters Read Morecounted. Later tonight the fully counted and "official" returns will be available. But the lead seems unstoppable, with Dr. Kinder, Mr. Doell, and Mrs. Paul winning the three Board seats. At this point, Ms. Tyrrell has only a slight lead over the fifth place candidate. I won't attempt to "call" the election, but it is pretty clear who will win. The results are meaningful.
Catherine Moser-Hartsfield April 08, 2014 at 11:33 PM
Congratulations on being ABSOLUTELY correct.
Artie April 09, 2014 at 01:29 PM
Gathering and analyzing data (usually much more complex scientific data) is what I do. Regardless, Read MoreI have to admit that while waiting on election returns I stepped-outside and wished on a star, too.
Artie April 07, 2014 at 02:32 PM
I see that other concerned Rockwood citizens are coming forward to speak their mind. The more theRead Moreb etter.
Larry Lazar April 07, 2014 at 04:35 PM
So, I take it from your response, David and Angelina, that you believe that RS for RS is simply aRead Moregr oup of concerned citizens activists? and that there are no other motives? I hope you are right.
David Miller April 08, 2014 at 08:52 PM
I see my original response has been removed, so I'll post it again: "Simply put, you guys areRead Moren uts! :)"
David Miller April 07, 2014 at 12:22 AM
I am not a member of RS for RS nor am I a member of their advisory committee. I left that groupRead Morequit e some time ago. Yes, FACTS. That's why I provided actual links to multiple news agency stories so the reader can review the info themselves. I knew Artie and Larry and Thomas, et al. (are they all the same person?) would use their usual innuendo and false association to mislead and redirect attention away from the actual story -- that Doell and Kinder have been part of the problem for the last three years and deserve a vacation from the Board.
Artie April 07, 2014 at 03:06 PM
David Miller, Artie here (and, yes, it is always just Artie). There is no false innuendo in myRead Morecomm ents. But to be clear, I completely disagree with your characterization of Board members Doell and Kinder and also believe Tyrrell to be unsuitable for the Board. Maybe you are no longer a formal member of RSforRS (see, that's the problem with a secret membership), but your ongoing postings on their website (note that I cannot post there...), your vocal support of the organization (referring to your Revitalize Rockwood postings), your support of Eileen Tyrrell's outlandish attacks on Rockwood and its Board members, and your support of her candidacy makes it hard to see the distinction. In other words, say what you want, man, but don't stand behind a tree while saying it.
Larry Lazar April 07, 2014 at 03:19 PM
Larry Lazar here (go ahead, check your phone book). I would argue that RS for RS, includingRead MoreEileen Tyrrell and yourself, has been the problem though their repeated blatant misrepresentation of the facts about RSD financial and academic performance and by creating false and negative media firestorms - which you now use to your tactical advantage. Create a false story than point to it as the "truth". It was a nice gig for a while, but those of us that are paying attention are on to you and RS for RS. You are right about one thing, a "vacation" from RS for RS, is long overdue.
David Miller April 06, 2014 at 03:37 PM
Read Morehttp://eureka-wildwood.patch.com/groups/announcements/p/keep-doell-and-kinder-off-the-rockwood-schoo l-board--go-vote Paraphrasing Thomas Paine above: it is important to go to the polls on April 8. Low voter turnout, typical for these location elections, could allow these two incumbents to regain their seat on the School Board. They've both done enough harm to Rockwood's reputation.
David Miller April 06, 2014 at 08:15 PM
Y'all do realize the best place to put her is actually ON the board, right? Therefore they can sayRead Moret hey've bent over backwards to appease the opposition while muzzling her, making her walk in lockstep with the rest of the board, learn all the closed-door real reasons the board frequently votes unanimously on issues. As they say: you keep your friends close but your enemies closer. Vote her in -- she'll be soon drowned out by the majority of the board ... right?
Larry Lazar April 07, 2014 at 10:09 AM
Why would anyone advocate for a candidate that clearly does not understand or appreciate the valueRead Moreo f a higher education, has no relevant business experience and has demonstrated a complete lack of common sense? There are 4 candidates that have the necessary qualifications and one that does not. Vote for Kinder, Doell, Arakelian or Paul.
Thomas Paine March 31, 2014 at 12:45 PM
I have attended one of these presentations and they are very interesting for the quality and depthRead Moreo f information presented on man-made Climate Change, the willingness of the speakers to answer questions and discuss concerns with the audience, and the non-political tone of the conversation. Larry Lazar is an excellent speaker and comes prepared with lots of information to share. I encourage everyone to attend and learn more about this important subject. You will come away better informed and looking for ways to make a difference, regardless of your preconceived views before attending.
Artie March 31, 2014 at 05:15 PM
Larry Lazar and colleagues look like they have an informative Climate Change presentation in storeRead Moref or the community. Beyond the very important consequences that climate change is bringing, and will increasingly bring to our lives and the lives of our children, a much overlooked sub-topic that is on the speaker agenda is the job opportunities presented by proactively grappling with this problem. Far from anti-growth and anti-job, dealing with global warming could present a growth industry, and where U.S. innovation and technology is well suited to take the lead on.