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"Built by the best automakers in the world - the UAW at Lordstown!!!" Cars are built by people not unions. This car would retain the same quality if the workers were non-union. There isn't any special assembly line training for the workers because the union exists. The quality of the car is not directed related to the union. Now, the overall production numbers could be impacted by the union, but not the quality. Businesses don't relocated to the Valley because of the unions. I know this first hand from experience while working at a local company. Unions had there time and place in history and I applaud the laws that were developed through their lobbying. Unions don't really protect or provide any real service for its employees other than shield them from dismissal which in most cases is the employees fault to begin with. The Cruze is a great car, but the union will not be the reason for its success (too early to tell). Design, engineering, and marketing will be the reasons why people purchase the Cruze.
March 3, 2010 at 9:04 p.m.
Silence_Dogwood-I wonder what the response would be if the student made the same comment to the teacher? How would everyone react and comment if the student showed up at the teacher's house? FifthAve actually sent a note directly to me explaining that he has been educator for 40 years and he sounds like a real stand-up guy who loves his job.
February 24, 2010 at 7:22 p.m.
I'm only replying to what was stated in the reprimand letter. If the tables were turned and the student made the comment towards the teacher-all of you currently defending the teacher would want the student expelled. I'm not taking sides on this issue. Again, I'm only commenting about the facts in the FOIA request. I make no claims to insider information like "planforthebest" claims. I'm curious were you read that information.
February 24, 2010 at 2:05 p.m.
Lifes2Short: He may be a very good teacher with a stellar record. I wouldn't contest those facts. The information in the reprimand clearly states his actions towards the family and students. He took his actions too far and tried to rectify the comment he made towards the student by acting as the investigator, enforcer, and mediator in the situation. Again, what teacher would make such a comment?
February 24, 2010 at 12:33 p.m.
To FifthAve:Did you not read the entire article and information contained in the FOIA request. The teacher spoke with the Superintendent about the comment (he was on notice at that point) and then escalated the situation by pulling the student's sister from class, contacting the parent 10 times via the telephone, and then lied to his supervisors so he could leave the campus and go to the parents place of work. How could you even justify his actions? I hope you are not a teacher or a person who works with children.
February 24, 2010 at 11:59 a.m.
Based on the FOIA request by the Vindicator and if the facts are true, this person should be fired. We can't allow vigilantly like behavior to exist by a teacher in our public schools. School board policies are in place for a reason. The parents of these students should file a formal complaint with the police department and the school board and pressure the school board in to firing the teacher. Any respectable school board would dismiss this teacher due to the situation. Would any parent want this teacher interacting with your chid(ren)?
February 24, 2010 at 7:22 a.m.
February 24, 2010 at 7:20 a.m.
Girard Mayor:“I don’t know [about this concern] first hand from V&M ,” he said. “If they’re so concerned I imagine they’ll call me.”How about calling them on the phone or sending an email to your contact person? Typical zero leadership mentality. Mayor: I can hear him now...It's out of my hands. If they want me, then they can call me.
August 17, 2009 at 9:14 p.m.