Wouldn't it be much cheaper to file criminal charges against the school administrators here who continually violate the law? It only costs the Commonwealth $25,000 a year to hold these criminals at a minimum security prison, whereas it is costing $60,000 in tuition per year to educate the victimized students in specialized private schools; the common settlement agreement after parents file suit against the district (and we haven't even touched on the legal fee expenses that come right out of the school budget defending these offenders). And all because the administration here routinely chooses to violate SPED laws, civil rights laws and harassment/anti-bullying laws. [8-)]
Attention parents of sped students. Because CT is too cheap to pay a decent wage for subs, paras are constantly being pulled not just for hours but for days from your children. And not just classroom paras, one to ones, a violation of the law. It's up to you parents to do something. Here at the schools, employees have tried to point out how wrong this is and how those children are suffering. CT and PWL don't give a hoot about your kids. Speak up, get a petition going, go to SC meetings but for God's sake DO SOMETHING!! It's happening in every school. Oh, and the ONLY reason the MTA is against the chapter schools is because the are not unionised which means no dues to the MTA. Hey, I don't know if the Chapter Schools are better or not but at this venue we need choices to get our kids the hell out of Smelrose.
You can be sure the super gets her $7,000 check right on time every two weeks, while a sub has to wait a month to get $60.
Don't forget $60 a day that's without taxes taken out so around $40 something. I can't understand.
All children with IEP's the paras all was taken off the one on ones per principal MBM. This principal is the worst and parents don't care. IF MBM stays at the Roosevelt your student will be hurt by this. So wake up for God sake!
CT can do things if she want's to. In the MVMMS CT let a women teacher take a year off with pay and then return. Why not for all?
At the middle school the principal will target you if you are 50 years old or more. He did this at the Lincoln school also to many women that worked for him.
This tactic makes sense for the mayor and superintendent as they can replace a higher salaried worker with 25 years of service with a newbie at roughly half the cost. Does it make sense to harass experienced teachers into leaving the school district and is that good for the kids? NO. Is this tactic a violation of Federal Civil Rights Laws? Absolutely. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 makes this unlawful. But again, this is Melrose where violations of state and federal laws by appointed and elected officials runs rampant.
So Taymore is taking over Education Stations.This time this may not be a bad decision. Since the hiring of Deb, paras won't work for ES, Positions. There' filled and when they are they're short lived. No one wants to work under Deb the dicktator.
Horace Mann isn't any better.It's like you can only be a principal if you have no principals.
Is she still around at the high school?
Bill Clinton is out there talking about how bad Obama care is and he is correct. Now we know they can't stand each other. Bill needs to stay off the campaign trail. Bill and Donald are no different...
But Bill Clinton is not running for President but Trump is.
More staff leaving the Roosevelt its a sinking ship!
Heard MBK from education stations is a para now because of CT. Lost everything to be the head of education stations at the Roosevelt.
IT IS WHAT IT IS.
Children are still leaving the schools in Melrose. Its happening in the Winthrop school. The students are changing from a public school to home schooling.
Myron where are you know on Trump? Inquiry minds want to know.[:-?]
Myron, what's wrong with you? Not only is he a misogynistic piece of gutter trash, he is also a liar, a fraud, and a crook. A billion dollar loss? That's your definition of a successful businessman? He doesn't pay his employees, he stiffs his contractors, and he is perhaps the worst possible example of a successful businessman you could conjure up.
Myron and his wife are "good Catholics". Rose just about says Mass at St.Joseph's and runs the parish! I can't understand how Evangelical Christians and Catholics can be so hypocritical in their support for Trump. "The Donald" does not practice anything I ever was taught during 8 years at St. Mary's, 4 years at Malden Catholic or 3 years at Boston College Law School.
The local Repug Base is exactly that, and the local ringleader of the fake dems is no better, having its own tiny pug version of "Locker Room" Guy. Anyone who's been around more than five minutes has heard RD espouse the kind of hateful spew he richly offers (about women, people of other backgrounds, political opponents) knows that this is true. And his pitbulls (MD, MG, RVC) have fully embraced abusing their authority in any way possible, including trying to have opponents arrested, harassed, threatened with lawsuits... Local Locker Room Guy is a wannabe small-town clown creep while The D is the full-blown Clown Nightmare, with plenty of mentally imbalanced and morally deranged local base.
MFD should be totally ashamed waving away the "indiscretions" like the most extreme of the RNC and deflecting it all on the Other Side (which has nothing of which to feel proud either). The entire political scene is a corrupt $hitshow, thanks to a generally debauched and uneducated populace and the moneyed influence allowed by Citizens United, which Bernie has now pressured Hil into promising to overturn. The RNC is imploding, as it should have months ago when they couldn't manage to unseat their #1 menacing clown (they had a whole fleet running for that spot, and the worst of the bunch "rose" to the nomination). So now, those with a vestige of conscience are claiming shock at the newest videos (most of us could have predicted such moral atrocities), now that there is no question that DT espouses sexual assault (though only if a powerful white man like he perceives himself is the aggressor). Finally the morally bankrupt RNC has found evidence--that Their Guy is a repulsive and dangerous criminal--that even it cannot refute! MFD, if this is your idea of taking the moral high ground, you have failed completely. That is sad given that you do try to be a moral and contributing citizen. How about rethinking what you are saying? Even if, like so many of us, you cannot stand HRC, do you really think that there is any moral defense of DT, who is an admitted sexual predator, among his many atrocities? Would you allow your children or grandchildren to be alone with him, especially any female ones?
Better yet - would you actually allow a known RAPIST to be in the same vicinity of your daughters, granddaughters, and White House interns with Bill Clinton standing next to Hillary? Think not!
Once again, you choose to half-heartedly agree that your party "has nothing of which to feel proud", but then focus your entire post on the other side. I do not pretend to take the moral high ground, nor do I think MFD is acting as if he is doing so. You are correct that both sides are incredibly flawed. I happen to feel that DT is less flawed. You may disagree, but don't act as if HRC is the moral high ground. Absurd. MFD has nothing about which to be "ashamed". He doesn't name-call, and I would hardly say he is morally defending DT. He just is going to vote for his choice of the better candidate. You can do the same.
Also, may I just say that I find in incredibly creepy that anyone would talk about his wife's church habits. Yikes. Judge lest ye be judged, creepo.
The DNC as it stands is not "my" party as the previous poster presumed incorrectly. Once upon a time it was a party worthy of support. It lost any credibility remaining when it behaved as it did this past election cycle. The DNC is now utterly corrupt (locally and nationally, sadly), just as is the RNC. Does that mean there is any viable alternative to DT other than HRC? Sorry to say, it does not. HRC is at least a competent, intelligent adult, though she has proven to be corrupt as well. She is not, however, a raving misogynist racist sexual abuser, as DT undeniably is.
FYI By rights this discussion should move to the "other" chain since it really isn't about the schools (except for the correlation to corrupt local dem politics).
Reduced to it's simplest description, this election is going to be decided by how many votes the Dems have bought with all their "social welfare" programs for immmigrants, both legal and illegal, vs. how many right wing religious nutjobs and other assorted whackos show up on election day. No matter who wins, it is the end of America as we know it.
Isn't it about time we took our country back? And haven't you figured out yet that there is really only one way to do that?
Let's start a pool - which will be the first state to secede? I'm thinking Texas, then Oklahoma. If it was Massachusetts it would make me very proud, but you can forget that.
We sure needed that rain yesterday!
Yes, and all the racist, anti-Muslim, misogynistic "too bad it is not 1958 when the world was perfect" Trump supporters.
I hope that's the case, because I found What's Wrong With you?'s comments to be spot on.
And although pessimistic, I found this from another poster also interesting:
"Reduced to it's simplest description, this election is going to be decided by how many votes the Dems have bought with all their "social welfare" programs for immmigrants, both legal and illegal, vs. how many right wing religious nutjobs and other assorted whackos show up on election day. No matter who wins, it is the end of America as we know it."
And BTW - 1958 wasn't all it was cracked up to be either.
O.k...folks - let's end this conversation on the fact that we all agree to disagree on this matter of Trump versus Hillary! The national election in less than 30 days will determine the winner and loser! Get out and vote!