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Posted on December 12 at 10:01 a.m.
SBCS has been under scrutiny now for years. Each time they "promise" to do better and each time they fail and get another extension. If you call this "great news", we can see the reasons why our K-12 students fare so poorly and fail to compete in the global economy. (See PISA 2012 global rankings)
The district "could" revoke the charter? Yeah, right and then these helicopter parents will come out of the woodwork yet again and demand another extension. Ad nauseum.
Hope these parents basements are big enough to keep their poorly educated kids at home for a long, long time.
The issue is wasting money, and demanding more money to cure things that money does not cure. Know the difference.
On Board Renews Santa Barbara Charter School Contract
Posted on December 12 at 9:56 a.m.
You are not making your point at all. Who forced electronic records on the private business in the first place? The government. Just like who forced banks to issue liar loans in the housing meltdown. The government.
When hospitals function primarily on government funding from Medicare to government employee gold-plated health insurance plans, you can no longer call them "private industries".
Please take some basic business finance courses and learn the difference, if there is anything even left in purely private business anyway in this land of government intrusion, interference and regulations.
On Records Security Breach at Cottage Hospital
Posted on December 12 at 9:32 a.m.
Hordes of transients come flocking here from Oregon in the winter on their vagrant Grand Tour. We owe them nothing. They owe us the courtesy of packing up and going where they can live within their resources.
On Shelter from the Cold
Posted on December 12 at 9:30 a.m.
loonpit, how embarrassing for you. You release only 1983 studies - 30 year old pot studies when pot was so much less potent than what is doped out today. You need to get your research from better sources than NORML. Try PubMed for a more comprehensive investigation of the facts and not the pro-pot feeding frenzy you pass off as "science".
On DUI Hit-and-Run Suspect Raymond Morua Has Criminal Record
Posted on December 12 at 9:25 a.m.
Willbridge needs to unlock funds tax payers have already handed over to Prop 43 which has now collected billions of dollars for those with mental impairments. We gave at the office. Show us where that money went, Sen Jackson and Assemblyperson Willaims. Please use these funds properly as intended and stop demanding more, more, more everything we turn around.
On WillBridge House Starts Collection Drive
Posted on December 12 at 9:22 a.m.
Pathetic. Over-paid and bloated county work staff. The right thing was to keep cutting perks and benefits and keep cutting back on staffing. One billion in unfunded county employee pension liabilities and instead the county hands out revenues like candy to those already over-paid now?
Average county worker makes $100,000 a year, and they are complaining they did not get automatic step increases, just for sitting in place and doing nothing more? Amazing.
On County Approves New Union Contract
Posted on December 12 at 9:18 a.m.
Never should have happened - tax payer funded mediocrity while property owners continue to get dunned for more money to "improve schools". Gutless school board who refuse to impose standards and stand by them. No matter how much money they keep demanding that they claim their need to get better results.
Money comes in the front door and now recklessly goes out the backdoor to maintain a shabby status quo shown by years of SBCS failing results and petty enrollment practices. Unconscionable decision really except in the eyes of a progressive dominated school board.
Posted on December 12 at 9:14 a.m.
One more local business forced to do their business elsewhere. Don't assume the Texans didn't know exactly what they were doing. Naivitee is unbecoming and only proves why progressives are always needing handouts.
On Santa Maria Energy Merges with New York Firm
Posted on December 11 at 10 p.m.
Obamacare's demand for 100% electronic records is badly ill-advised; just like everything else about Obamacare. But couldn't be a better legacy for someone who never should have been elected to any office, ever.
Posted on December 11 at 7:51 p.m.
Turned out to be a pot-head dork who offered too many shallow political asides which were inappropriate. Some people walked out before he was done.
Plus he kept pitching his own tours, and books while railing against corporations and profits. A very disappointing evening. He was just one more self-hating white guy who claimed he felt guilty about making so much money.
But mainly his cartoon observations about the politics of European countries was ill-informed. Too much dope, Steves. Stick to runnings your B&B advice and we are all glad you are not longer leading tours yourself.
If your goal was to get people to risk traveling beyond their comfort zone, I suggest you start living your life without pot. Ciao baby.
On Interview: Rick Steves
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