Re: Public Survey Time
Posted by 3Dee on July 17, 2020, 7:48 am, in reply to "Public Survey Time"
Question 1) Should schools start on time this year or should Governor Lard Butt shut them down until winter (you know winter when this all started) But I digress. |
I abstain. I don't believe there will be such a thing as a decision that will make everyone happpy. If a school is fortunate enough to have two first grade teachers....have an in class teacher and an online teacher. Other than that, I don't envy school administrators in these times.
Question 2) Will another loss of a semester encourage more parents to home school? I mean if we don't start school in the fall, these kids will have missed several months. Do we know how far behind they have already fallen? For those that have the luxury to do it. I don't mean luxury as if people who would do it are loaded. What I mean is that there are also two-job working families with children in multiple grade levels. Sure, some likely will try, but I don't see a mass movement in that direction... We still need teachers do what they do best....teach. It's just a matter of what they will be able to do.
Question 3) One golfer mentioned that the city just settled a contract with the fire department in which firemen can move out of Granite after being on the job ten years. Currently, they have to live here. Cops have the seniority move out clause already. Should emergency responders live in town? yes.
Question 4.) School teachers don't have to live in town. Should this also go for cafeteria workers, janitors and the administration including the superintendent? Putting 3 and 4 together, the easy convenient answer is make them all live in Granite City, it 'feels good' to know Granite City money is staying in town and things like that. However, you want to also get the best people for the job. It's not a knock on Granite City, as people in Granite City also go to other cities to work. It's a circle....meaning you want your money to get the best results, but you also want your taxes to stay local. Yet, if the people in those positions are not good, people will not want to stay around anyway.
Question 5) Should there be term limits for local officials as well as Congress? I think there should be. Now, more than ever. Public service can be a career, but after 8 or so years as an elected official, public servants can go back to serving in other ways. Now that we're setting the dangerous precedent of only those with tremendous access to resources having access to moent
Question 6) Will Trump earn a second term? He will not, and for the good of the country, he should not. Anyone who loves their country and considers themselves patriotic to any degree should vote against him. Those want to inflict more damage on their nation, should vote for hime on Wednesday, November 4. There is nothing there and there is no leadership. The United States is no longer a superpower and more of a laughing stock. Should I continue? I think you know where that would go.
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