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PARCC assessments are aligned with the new Common Core State Standards. Every parent should become educated on the impact of Common Core in Colorado. In my opinion, PARCC tests lack any real instructional value. These, and other "federally mandated" (read up on common core to understand the reason for the quotes) tests consume valuable instructional time and money that could otherwise be spent in actual teaching. Furthermore, I believe that Common Core is unprecedented and unnecessary federal intrusion in the education and lives of our children. Here are a couple links to explore the pro- and anti-common core issues:
Stop Common Core Colorado Facebook page
Common Core Website
Please educate yourselves and develop an opinion on PARCC and Common Core.
I find it unbelievable how fast good people become bureaucrats and eliminate common sense from their repertoire. A field house would have been such a great equalizer for mountain kids that have a difficult task competing in outdoor sports with front range kids that get 9 months of playing time. Worrying about what may or may not happen 20 years down the road when we have two guys willing to arrange financing for the construction??!!! What were you thinking, school board?!!!
The complex regulations woven throughout Steamboat's various codes and plans are probably more to blame for affordable housing woes than are the evil developers. Just a month or two ago, the city turned down a proposal for a trailer park adjacent to Copper Ridge Business Park. Trailer parks are true affordable housing, unlike deed-restricted new construction artificially maintained at a lower than market, but still unaffordable, price.
Quit yer whinin' fishy...
The point is, that they have complied with the law. And they are shut down anyway. What purpose does that serve that the fines have not already accomplished?
In general, I think our County Commissioners do a pretty good job of governing in a County with a difficult constituency. However, in this particular case, I believe they erred.
Grundy, your logic would be accurate, in my opinion, were we in an average or prosperous economy. However, we are in a deep recession with 10% unemployment. In my opinion, the loss of paying jobs, tax revenue, and economic productivity outweighs the benefit of competitive fairness, in this particular instance. Were the times different, I might agree with you.
Make no mistake, we are in dire circumstances here in Steamburgh Falls and nationwide. Government should be facilitating economic success for business, not hindering it via their bureaucracy.
Oh C'mon! In this poor economic climate, the BOCC and Health Department are gonna shut down a solid, upstanding, tax-revenue-generating business that is actually making a profit and succeeding wildly??!!! Because they had one too few bathrooms!!!!! Nancy! Doug! Dianne! and Zopf?!!!! Bad move guys. Take it back.
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