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GRIEVANCE: Timing truly is everything

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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 1:28 am

In a strident grievance, the local left shout their unhappiness with the Cd’A School Board for axing their program — IB/PYP. They’re so upset, they sent copies to Human Rights groups, U.S. Department of Justice, and even set up a petition so leftists across the country can sign.

With such a severe case of righteous indignation, how have they managed to keep cool over the 5 1/2 months since the board ended PYP? Answer: It’s school board election season. Complainants Ashley Unruh and Nicole Olson worked with IB/PYP activist Katie Kladar to keep the program. Kladar formed Coeur d’Alene Education Partnership (“CEP”) the day after the judge voided Wanda Quinn’s illegal appointment by Edie Brooks, who supported IB/PYP. Kladar and CEP, including past board members, are supporting liberal school board candidates Christa Hazel, Dave Eubanks and Tom Hearn, trying to take back control of the board. Many of the grievance petitioners are Kladar’s associates and/or members of CEP.

The claims of the grievance are absurd. Religious discrimination — for terminating a program that teaches there are no absolute truths? Fiscal irresponsibility — for stopping a financial hemorrhage of over $1.4 million in tax dollars, and the siphoning of community donations so that teachers had to buy their own classroom supplies? Open meeting violations — by a couple of emails with no back and forth deliberations? Please.

IB/PYP is divisive. IB/PYP supporters don’t like the reasons given by the Board. The liberals are doing what they always do when they don’t get their way.


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  • Rationale posted at 12:39 pm on Sun, Mar 24, 2013.

    Rationale Posts: 1976

    Gee, Librul,

    Where's the campfire where we all hold hands and sing Kumbaya?

    You have never gone anywhere in this world, have you? The world despises us! There is no "global citizen." There never will be? Why? Because of sovereign nations! As long as there are sovereign nations, there will be contention. It's called reality, why not give it a try!

    You liberals need to get out of fantasyland and actually live in the real world! Get off the drugs, stop worshiping that loser John Lennon, and live in reality for a change. Your global citizen ideology is quaint and beautiful. It's also implausible...unless you are claiming the US needs to relinquish its sovereign nation status!

  • Rationale posted at 12:34 pm on Sun, Mar 24, 2013.

    Rationale Posts: 1976

    Simple solution where everyone wins: Have the complainants start their own IB Charter School!

  • LibrulLizard posted at 10:26 am on Sun, Mar 24, 2013.

    LibrulLizard Posts: 102

    Wow, Wikipaedia...what a literary source of information... when you quote "scholarly sources" you really should acknowledge them - in proper contest... Here's the part you left out:

    "This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.
    This article contains weasel words: vague phrasing that often accompanies biased or unverifiable information. (May 2012)
    This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. (April 2009)
    This article's introduction section may not adequately summarize its contents. (November 2012)"

  • LTRLTR posted at 8:14 am on Sat, Mar 23, 2013.

    LTRLTR Posts: 1171

    "Many people believe that global citizenship is a racist concept because it aspires to disengage people from their cultural allegiances and prepare the ground for a world government which, having no cultural connection with its people, would be anti-democratic and oppressive. They also think the concept defies a rational view of human nature in which self-interest is the fundamental guiding principle, albeit with the addition of a humane concern for others"

    Leaping Lizards: Sounds like ethnic cleansing to me.

  • LibrulLizard posted at 6:00 pm on Fri, Mar 22, 2013.

    LibrulLizard Posts: 102

    Sooner or later the pale, male and stale crowd will drift into oblivion and irrelevance while the rest of us become culturally diverse, global citizens working together toward a peaceful and mutually beneficial co-existence on this tiny planet. That is, if conservatives pull their heads out of their a---es and join the 21st century and stop trying to re-live the 18th.

  • NIV posted at 3:19 pm on Fri, Mar 22, 2013.

    NIV Posts: 47

    People need to read the basic tenets of the IB/PYP programs. Those of us NOT interested in being controlled by the United Nations have become informed and don't wish to pay for these programs and have their children indoctrinated by them. Those against US exceptionalism would be in favor of IB/PYP. Do your homework before speaking out FOR the IB/PYP programs. I also take issue with the statement(s) that those programs were entirely funded by personal contributions and grants. This is NOT accurate.

  • LTRLTR posted at 8:57 am on Fri, Mar 22, 2013.

    LTRLTR Posts: 1171

    "With such a severe case of righteous indignation, how have they managed to keep cool over the 5 1/2 months since the board ended PYP? Answer: It’s school board election season."

    Correct. It's their plan of attack to be completed at this point in time. It's the progressive way!

  • apathoid posted at 8:46 am on Fri, Mar 22, 2013.

    apathoid Posts: 211

    Spot on Ms. Mayo! Thanks for saying it!

    This is EXACTLY the kind of dirty politics the Christa Hazel crowd pulled last school board election too. It sure would be nice to see Christa try to run on her own merits. People might actually respect her (ok, that's still a stretch, but i'm trying to be nice!)

    Instead, she has her thugs run dirty smear campaigns alleging, GASP!, racism and discrimination...JUST LIKE LAST TIME!

    Hey Christ, we all know you're dirty! Do us a favor and learn some new dirty tricks. You're old games are getting boring.

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