From the Trib: “That’s what’s shocking,” Skwira-Brown said, if the money is intended to target certain groups of students. For example, the state allocated $852,000 to Denfeld this year, but the school was given $684,218. East was allocated $136,555, but was given $518,212.
My email buddy who gives me a great deal of grief just sent me this email: Jeez, Harry, you are writing well. Maybe your “experiencism” is showing. [Your Buddy] http://lincolndemocrat.com/?p=15905 I wrote my Buddy back: Thanks Buddy, Cliches help a lot. Harry I did a lot of writing today and if you are just getting […]
First let me make this very clear. I have never known anyone who ran for the School Board was not a good person or who didn’t want the best for our children or our schools. That includes the most inept school board members in Minnesota history who currently serve on the Duluth School Board. I […]
I have a long post to compose on the issue of minimum wage and ISD 709. It will require me taking a look at past meetings on youtube and at the moment I still have a couple hours before my son heads back to his doctoral work in St. Louis. I’ll even be shorted on […]
…at least initially: I think Mark Tomasky is absolultey right about this: “Never have the priorities for survival and success of a major party’s Washington politicians been so utterly at odds with the priorities required for the country’s survival and success.” Tomasky also says: The only thing the Republicans are ready to play, as usual, […]
From a number’s man. “According to the historical tables, federal revenues will only consume 14.4 percent of GDP this year â€“ the lowest percentage since 1950. The postwar average is about 18.5 percent and there were many very prosperous years when revenues were considerably higher. In the late 1990s, they averaged more than 20 percent […]
I notice the Trib has a positive story about how the Federal Government is expanding its spending on school lunch programs in schools with high concentrations of poor children. How fortunate it is that the School Board has put an end to the District’s desegregation plan and that the Red Plan will be concentrating more […]
Meanwhile the Trib called for compromise in its good feelings editorial on New Year’s Day. Good luck with that! “The Duluth school district and its red plan could move forward, too â€” as long as it’s with a willingness to listen to community concerns. Its long-range facilities plan is still just that: a plan. As […]
This Andrew Sullivan post is cynical and the cynicism is well deserved. Who cares about our invasion of Iraq when we can get cheap oil?
These people will all want to hear from you.
I don’t know what caused it by my computer crashed a day ago and took all my old email and everything that I had organized on my desktop. I seem to have all the desktop files except that they are all hiding from me and having them, no matter where they are is a blessing […]
Harry asked me, Mel, to post a note that he won’t be entering so many blogs for awhile. His computer froze this afternoon and he’s working on getting things in order again. It is up and running but we all know how we have to look for all those things that may have gotten messed […]
The Trib put a lot ink in the paper today about its transfer to the Fargo Forum’s owner Forum Communications. The only thing the new owners indicated that they wouldÂ lend a hand atÂ would beÂ political endorsements. I wonder what the endorsement history of the Fargo Forum is?
NOTE: THIS POST CONTAINS THE CLAIM THAT THE STOWE SCHOOL PLAYGROUND IS NOT YET DONE. THAT IS NOT TRUE. SO MUCH FOR IMPECCABLE SOURCES. Last night at the School Board meeting the majority balked at authorizing a $12,000 “change order” for the company supervising our change of mulch. The justification was that the playgrounds were […]
If I was a good journalist I’d call a couple people rather than read between the lines. But I’m a school board member so I’ll pass on that knowing that, in the case of the Trib and the Red Plan, I’m in good company. I did not object to losing the Trib’s endorsement. I’ve been […]
. . . And why it would be a damned shame if I am not reelected to the Duluth School Board this year. Here’s a visual metaphor to explain my reasoning taken from a mural I painted in our church’s children’s rooms twenty years ago: This is a picture of a small boy sneaking his […]
The Feminist Action Network Maybe this explains the three women at the Harvest Fest who refused to take my campaign lit when one of them said they like my snow sculptures but not my “politics.” I did tell a friend yesterday that if I had the choice to be honest or nice I’d pick the […]
So very sad to see the rationale behind the DNT endorsements. Maybe they should step aside from the process since they are stuck in their own version of the RP days. Never once did they question what they were told. Never once did they respect the concerns of former board members that met down in […]
… So what? The last ten year’s worth of Duluth School Board members reduced the local taxes going into our classrooms from $14 million to $2.5 million. These Board members loved children. Their own children were in the Duluth Schools. Many of them matriculated from the Duluth Schools. They only wanted the best school buildings […]
Its hard to believe that its only been a couple days since I got waxed last Saturday. I’ve been in non stop school board related meetings since Monday and when I wasn’t doing that I was doing yard work and gardening in the sunshine. I generally woke up in the middle of each succeeding night […]