Sunday, August 08, 2010

It's Back to School week for Nash

Oh how I can hardly wait. New teacher, new class room, new experience in 4th grade. Our top heavy school corporation is now in a feud with the teachers and teachers union. So we get 32 to 33 kids in a class room this year. I new special education teacher that still believes special education is a place down the hall in the resource room. And I am sure we will have a great chat when she thinks she needs to teach Nash to go to the grocery store or learn to cook. I that will be one fun chat. That is not what we need.

We know have a president of the school board that worked for the city, then started a development company of his own, and now works for Saxony development. So know we have a school board that believes more in building new schools then reigning in spending. A board that would rather fight with the teachers then figure out a way to teach students. A board that does not have a decent business mind in the bunch. But hey we have two Carmelites now running the school system in the Superintendent and Asst roles. That should work out well.

So we also get Nash's education file this week. Totally incomplete but am amazed...yes amazed with what they did include. Nothing like documenting they are violating Nash's IEP year after year.

This Dad who did believe in public school may become the biggest advocate to school choice and waivers in the near future.

Peace Dude.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

I feel like my Grandfather

I told Jan the other day I feel like my Grandfather of late. My grandfather was a smart man in the way's of the economy. He ran the main production area of US Steel Gary Works and could judge how things were going based on steel orders and production.

I don't have that yardstick but I measure based on what I see and feel. As a few examples.

Our current administration in Indiana has passed property tax caps that will ultimately just be a tax shift. This tax cap has caused a major meltdown of our schools, local government and property taxes increased in the future.

They have also farmed out sweetheart deals to their buddies at IBM that is now in court even though it was fact it did not work in Texas before they signed the contract. Pretty smart Mitch. Now the foreign company that operates our toll road is trying to claim government immunity in a law suit.

Neighbors are protesting in Indy about Walgreen's wanting to sell alcohol to keep up with CVS. It will destroy their neighborhoods and raise crime. Huh? By selling at Walgreens where their is almost no chance someone underage or intoxicated would go to buy booze. Come on people it the people not the store.

Tim Durham and his whole deal that never has really turned into anything. I guess you can steal $200 million in Indiana and just go live your life in California if you donate to the right people.

Just seems to me that the whole world is a bit off it's center............

Peace Dude.