Saturday, January 31, 2004
Giving businesses hope
It's fantastic news that the Muellers can still win the right to force ASC to honor its contract to sell the ski area. It gives all skiers and businesses in Steamboat hope.
Setting a bad precedent
My vote is no. The mayor is an elected position, and the people who run are not always qualified, so paying the mayor would set a bad precedent.
I absolutely think the Oak Creek mayor should be paid as a full-time employee. I absolutely and totally support that.
Why pay for nothing
Where is Oak Creek getting all this money to pay the mayor when the streets are in such disrepair, dogs are running loose and code enforcement isn't enforcing codes. Why keep paying for something we are not getting?
Don't pay full time
Oak Creek's mayor should not be a paid full-time employee.
Doesn't make sense
I don't get it. If there is a law that says only the local school boards have the authority to approve a charter school, then why should a charter school that has been denied for obvious reasons be allowed to go to the state board and have it approved? Why should there be a bill to allow the state board to create a charter school that has been rejected at the local level. First, there is absolutely nothing wrong with our excellent school system. Second, why should the public pay for a charter school for the chosen few who decided they wanted to have a different form of education. That will only take funds away from our existing schools.
Bypass school idiots
"The House Education Committee approved Monday a bill that will allow the State Board to create charter schools rejected by local districts." This is a better system. If local school districts are so shallow-minded as to want to abuse students by depriving them of the known and proven benefits of free-market education, then the State should just bypass the idiots.