According to one Pittsburgh newspaper, 4 members of the Penn Hills School Board are going to request that the district is repaid $100,000 because that is the amount the district has paid out to the cyber charter school.
In my personal opinion, this couldn't happen to a nicer person. Santorum wants to be President one day? At this point he could not win as President of the Penn Hills School Board.
Maybe I am just a skeptic, but I wonder if the pre-election Ohio unemployment rate was "adjusted" in an effort to make it seem like Ohio unemployment was improving. http://jfs.ohio.gov/releases/unemp/UnempPressRelease.htm
The unemployment rate in Ohio in September was 6.0% (press release dated 10/22?04) and for October it was 6.3% (press release dated 11/19/04).
Eight Ohio counties have unemployment rates above 9.0%.
It is really sad because behind these statistics are real peopl who are unable to find work. It also doesn't help that our governor and state legislature do nothing for the common human being.
Apparently, Santorum's children go to school through an internet charter school and the Penn Hill's school district pays $38,000/year for their tuition. However........
Penn Hills school board member Erin Vecchio, who heads the local Democratic Party says Santorum isn't a resident. She lives near the two-bedroom house owned by Santorum and his wife, Karen, and says he's never there. The Santorums also own a house in Leesburg, Virginia.
Santorum's spokeswoman, Christine Shott, has said the senator and his wife have divided their time between their Virginia home and the one in Penn Hills since they bought the Pennsylvania home in 1997. Shott hasn't specified how much time the Santorums spend in the Penn Hills residence. Representative T.J. Rooney, chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, wants Santorum to refund the taxpayer dollars he has put toward the education of his own children.
As a former teacher, I am very concerned that Bush is bringing on all these former administrators from the Texas education department. Every single time I had a new student in class who had previously lived in Texas, I found that they were lacking in basic skills. If there was some miracle in the Texas education system, I have not seen it. Is this another example of the dumbing down of this country?
You can make any bumper sticker magnetic. Go to a craft store like Joann Fabrics and purchase a magnetic sheet. You can peel your bumper sticker back off and attach it to the magnetic sheet. Trim with a scissors.
Some didn't get chance to make voice heard
Monday, November 08, 2004
I disagree with President Bush's statement that "America has spoken." About 60 percent of American voters spoke, and, of that group, 51 percent voted for Bush. That means about 30 percent registered to vote chose Bush.
And who made up this 60 percent? Those who could afford to miss hours of work or school to wait in long poll lines. Those who could physically stand for hours. Those without young children, or those who could afford babysitters.
I worked at Columbus Precinct 25F, a predominantly black neighborhood with the majority voting for Democrats. We had as many as 1,200 people on our voter registry, and only three voting machines.
At five minutes per voter during a period of 13 hours, we would only have gotten 468 people through the polls, less than half of those registered.
We let people vote until 10:30 p.m. and managed to get 547 people through. Still, these provisions did not allow for 100 percent voter turnout, and they should have. Whether they would have voted or not, more than 600 people were disenfranchised at 25F alone.
I am one of those people going door to door to get out the vote here in Ohio. I have been told that nearly every polling place will have representatives to help voters who might be challenged. There will be people from the Democratic Party, ACLU, MOVEON PAC, NAACP, ACT, Democratic lawyers, and Republican voters. It could get very crowded here in Ohio. Also, I think that some people are prepared for a fight to protect their vote.
The biggest problem we've had here has been yard signs being stolen. One homeowner who had her Kerry/Edwards sign stolen created her own sign: "You can steal my sign, but you can't steal my vote."
(CPOD) Oct. 27, 2004 - The battleground state of Florida is too close to call in the 2004 United States presidential election, according to a poll by SurveyUSA released by WFLA-TV. 50 per cent of respondents would vote for Democratic nominee John Kerry, while 48 per cent would support Republican incumbent George W. Bush.