Butler County Times Gazette
  • Viewpoints 4-10-14

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  • Thoughts about the Augusta City Council meeting Monday night:  How is it Mr. Malone knows whether the past DAI director was at work or not?  He can not see the DAI office from his office.  Did he know she had very serious health problems and surgery causing her to miss work for some time?  Mr. Malone and Mrs. Jones, please, your personal dislikes are showing through.  Get over it.
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    Reading a set of Democrat talking points delivered by the Editor is disappointing and disturbing.
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    Mr. Bush, thanks so much for the editorial published online today.  You are a breathe of fresh air in our community!  As a teacher, I am appalled at the actions of our legislators this weekend.  I am sure our governor will follow suit if he hasn't already done so.  Not that it is a big surprise, following what our governor has put into plan so far in his administration.  I would really like to see you interview Crum, Carpenter, Knox and Masterson and help us to understand why this would be their idea of a good plan for education.  Because I sure don't get it!
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    Although I live near Council Grove, I am a sometimes-correspondent with the Union County Leader,  in Clayton, New Mexico...my family has been in Kansas since early settlement. We were always cattle herding, horse riding, gun toting kinds of folks, who valued education above most things. And more important than anything else, was the ideal of each generation being more productive, contented, and educated than the last. Based on that alone, I'm pretty disgusted  I'm adding your web link to my favorites list. Thanks.  Press On,
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    Mr. Bush, thank you for the article about the blunt force trauma imposed on K-12 public school teachers this weekend. We are blessed to have a journalist in support of teachers.
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    Great column about Ty Masterson and the rest of the hard-core conservatives who gave the finger to education this weekend. Like you, I thought the 2014 election cycle began in earnest at about 11 p.m., Sunday after the final vote was cast on the education bill.  You can almost guarantee that the Super PACS started making their enemy lists before midnight.  Their presses are predictably starting to churn and chug. Look for another nasty campaign in August.
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    Mr. Bush, Thank you for your support of Kansas teachers and for your willingness to take a stand.
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    Mr. Bush, thank you so much for your opinion piece about Sunday’s  travesty at the capitol building. I am a retired teacher and am so saddened by what is happening in this state to teachers. What you wrote made my day. Love the courage, good writing and clever headline.
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    Shame on this piece of legislation.
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    Great article and thanks for speaking up for sane Butler County taxpayers.
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    Good job, Kent! Thanks for reporting truth with boldness. Not always easy to do in a small town. Crum and Masterson are both very friendly, nice guys...but what are they thinking with this? And Koch Bros.? Ugh, no!
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    Great article! Shame on these people! "Disturbing and disappointing".....I couldn't agree more!
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    Marvelous editorial analysis on the teacher rights and other issues today, Kent! Would that all Kansas editors had your insight—and guts.
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    Mr. Bush, from your article on teachers getting burned, I’m guessing that your allegiance is politically on the other side.  since you didn’t mention the school financing gain. Was that even important?  Not as important as teachers being held accountable as any other employee.
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    I laugh at all these legislators and the Governor  taking the "we did this for the kids and public schools" approach, when we know good and well that the ONLY reason they gave more money was due to a court order.
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    Thank you for your support of public education - the right of every child to be educated by a certified teacher in a safe environment.
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    If legislators wish to have teachers serve at will as in business, then let us also be paid according to our education and knowledge, as we would be in business. Teachers are not true at will employees. In order to be an at will employee, not only can one be let go at anytime for any reason but they have the right to leave that job and take another. Does a teacher now have the right to leave one district in December to take a higher paying one in January or February or march? That would be a true at will employment.
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    The mere fact that some believe that teachers should serve 'at will' proves their lack of comprehension of the process of education.
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    Thank you, Mr. Bush, for this article. Those who say that Koch and ALEC are not involved in school policy are truly deluded and obviously not in the education system. I am a Republican - but have to admit that you are right when it comes to buying the education system.  Eventually, those who want teachers treated on the same level as the person who takes your fast food order will get EXACTLY that kind of teacher.
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    Thanks so much for such an eloquent and accurate piece. I was there. I heard the proponents of the bill who were unable to answer the simplest of questions about the bill they "wrote." The behavior of the Republican majority of both the House and Senate surpassed any unethical behavior I have ever seen.
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    Thank you sir for reporting on this travesty in Topeka. Hopefully the voters will awaken from their slumber and become a force of their own this fall.
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    Thank you for having the courage to reveal how ridiculous the Kansas legislature has become.  They seem to think they can get away with anything because they have the Koch/Hartman dollars to assure re-election.  Maybe not.  Not everyone is for sale.  I, for one, will do everything within my power to defeat my current legislators, Knox and Carpenter, in the next election.  It is time for the insanity to stop.

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