This is in regards to the Vox Pop comment on Sunday. I'm not a teacher or employee of the school district and I am very offended by this remark. This person attacked early out days saying teachers are using them as "coffee and gossip" time. Further, teachers only work part-time?
Get your facts straight. Early-out days weren't created for "coffee and gossip" time. Second, teachers work way more than part time.Their days begin before school starts and ends long after kids go home. Does the writer bring their work home everyday? Talk about a thankless job and then being attacked for it. The writer's main concern was having to adjust his/her schedule to deal with his/her own kids getting out of school early a whole six days a year. Maybe this is what's wrong with our society today. We can't pull ourselves away from our job six half-days a year to take care of our own kids?
School is for learning, not to be free day-care. Please spare me the "I can't afford to lose half a day of pay." If you have kids, make an effort or don't have them. The school district tells us about early-out days even before the school year begins. Plenty of time to make other arrangements. By the way, if you can read this thank a teacher. They must have stopped drinking coffee and gossiping long enough to teach you to read, huh?
She cracked the glass ceiling
As it looks, we will know what two candidates we will be voting for long before they hold those conventions. So, it will be McCain or Obama. If we don't have Hillary running, it will be a shame. She is the best person for the job - bar none.
Take McCain. His policies are closely tied to those of President G. W Bush . Look what this has gotten us.
Then we have Obama who's a smooth talker and does know how to please the younger set and is also somewhat of a lady pleaser. But is he up to the job? No, he can't keep all he has promised. No one can bring back the hundreds off thousands of jobs we handed to China. Those jobs are gone like yesterday and they are never coming back. Nor can he stop the outsourcing of more jobs. It's too late to close that door entryway. The horse has left the barn, so what will change? Not much. As it's still the good old boys club when it comes to picking a president. So, Hillary you have cracked the so- called glass ceiling but found it hard to break, though. Win or lose you've had my vote. If you do lose out it's America's loss. We sure could have used a mother's touch.
The 'Road Home' program
As a lifetime VFW member, I receive the "VFW" magazine regularly. In two recent issues, I've seen Minnesota Congressman Kline mentioned favorably because of the "The Road Home" program for Iraq and Afghanistan vets he initiated.
The goal of the program is to give National Guardsmen and their families information, services, referral and outreach opportunities which didn't exist previously for combat zone vets. Congressman John Kline and Senator Norm Coleman introduced this as legislation to the House and U.S. Senate early in 2007 and President Bush signed it into law in December.
Friends tell me that I was "confrontational" with those who objected to my work in Vietnam, so I probably could have used the "Road Home" program back then.
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