This has to be a joke.

May 2, 2011 at 7:26 am | Posted in City of Manassas, liberalism, Public education. | Leave a comment

We have a failing school system and the person leading it gets an award for being “best” superintendent?  Really?   Talk about low hanging fruit.

http://manassas.patch.com/articles/dr-pope-superintendent-of-the-year?ncid=M255

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More bias from eric “bull” holder.

March 23, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Posted in Anti-Americanism., liberalism, National Politics, obama, Public education., White House scandals | Leave a comment

It’s funny how obama calls out those living in small town America as being small minded, and clinging to their guns and religion.  But, when it comes to a muslim who wanted to take a three week break from her job in order to engage in religious activities, that’s not only a good thing, but one that needs to be sued over to protect.  obama and eric “bull” holder are just horrible.   Would obama ever say this lady was clinging to her religion?  Of course not.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/justice-department-sues-on-behalf-of-muslim-teacher-triggering-debate/2010/07/28/ABfSPtEB_story.html?hpid=z3

It’s not just Manassas City schools that are in trouble.

March 9, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Posted in Anti-Americanism., Illegal Aliens, liberalism, Public education. | 4 Comments

I’ve long been outspoken on the public school system in America.   Liberalism has infested many if not most of the schools.  It’s no longer about teaching students, it’s about growing the power of the NEA Union, and brainwashing students.  We are seeing forty years of that effort on the part of liberals to kill the public school system.  It’s not surprising to see so many schools at risk under leave no child behind.

Of course the liberals will say we need to spend even more money on public school, just as they have said about our schools in Manassas.   The only way to fix the public school system is to remove the NEA union, kick out illegal aliens, and do away with ESL classes.  If those steps are taken, then we might be able to save public education.  If not, then our future as a third World Nation will be unavoidable.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gPmjfDMN5nHOpeSIZYLwkVfKAHGQ?docId=c7dc0757afd54b5ca2836c00de44535f

 

 

“First class schools for a first class City”

March 7, 2011 at 8:51 am | Posted in City of Manassas, Public education. | 13 Comments

That is that is the slogan on the Manassas City school division home page.   Is there anything that would lead us to believe that statement has any truth to it at all?

 

Here is another statement from the website.

 

Welcome to Manassas City Public Schools. Our motto, “First Class Schools for a First Class City,” drives the work of almost 1,000 full and part time teachers, administrators, and support staff who serve approximately 7,000 students on nine campuses.

At the administrative level, our staff is committed to serving the schools, students, parents and community to the best our capacity by:

  • meeting the service needs of all schools to insure success and support the educational process;
  • maximizing the resources and structure of the Central Office to enable the efficient delivery of services; and
  • developing a cooperative partnership between the schools, Central Office and the community to enhance each role in the educational process.

We are very proud of the accomplishments of our students and staff.  We cordially invite citizens to visit our schools and to attend the many academic, cultural, and sports events held each week!

 

A recent study just concluded in fact, the  school system was not maximizing resources, which means the schools are not running efficiently at all.  One would believe if the school system was proud of the academic accomplishments, they would provide some information to back that claim.  However, there is no mention of the 75% graduation rate, or the even lower rate for esl students.  No mention of the low test scores as compared to other State wide districts.

 

Where is the school leadership in Manassas?

March 4, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Posted in City of Manassas, liberalism, Public education. | 1 Comment

On the heals of another damaging report on City schools, I would expect our school superintendent, Gail Pope,  to release a statement explaining why, we the taxpayers of the City, should put up with her any longer.   The graduation rate and test scores are down.   The report, while based on data from a couple of years ago, is nevertheless a concern since we are not aware of any changes made by Pope that have addressed the wasting of money.

On the heals of another damaging report on City schools, I would expect our school superintendent, Gail Pope,  to release a statement explaining why, we the taxpayers of the City, should put up with her any longer.   The graduation rate and test scores are down.   The report, while based on data from a couple of years ago, is nevertheless a concern since we are not aware of any changes made by Pope that have addressed the wasting of money.  The school board also has an obligation to address such concerns.  However, it appears they are acting just like Pope, hoping to have to avoid having to answer why they are wasting money and not showing any concern for the failing school system.

This is simply unacceptable.  Pope’s job is not to hire friends at outrageous salaries, it is to run a school system in a way that allows our students to excel at academics.   She has failed so far to do that.    Leadership is a special quality.  She obviously lacks that quality.

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/01/educational_productivity/

More bad news for the school system.

February 28, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Posted in City of Manassas, Illegal Aliens, liberalism, Public education. | 2 Comments

According to this article in the Washington Post, of all the local school districts, ours come in last for the most bang for the buck.  It’s not surprising given the number of illegals in the school system and the wasteful spending that goes on.  Of course superintendent Pope believes all it is going to take to turn around the schools is more money.  What a joke our school system has become.    Any word from the school board about their concerns?  Of course not, they just keep screaming for more money too.    It should be criminal for this type of mismanagement to go on.  But, alas I guess from the City Council and school board, the members are not worried about the waste or the reputation of the school system.  No, they are just concerned about their pet art projects.

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/27/AR2011022704821.html

So our schools superintendent felt a house and foreclosure work shop is a community event worthy of using students as pawns.

February 17, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Posted in City of Manassas, liberalism, Public education. | 8 Comments

The Manassas City school superintendent,  Gail Pope, was asked by at least one City Council member on Wednesday, why she allowed a flier to be sent home with students that had nothing to do with schools or the City Government.   Her reply was the she considers it to be a community event.   Rather than focusing on the education of students, she’s using students as pawns in her liberal agenda.  The housing work house is sponsored in part by some very liberal groups.

The school system is falling apart,  and Pope wants to focus on home workshops.  Pope needs to be fired.

Liberal elected officials flee their State rather than do their jobs.

February 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Posted in Anti-Americanism., liberalism, National Politics, Public education. | Leave a comment

It’s just incredible to see elected officials acting this way, just because they would rather not hold a vote.    The situation in Wisconsin is not that far from what has happened in Greece.   Unions would rather bankrupt the State than work for a solution.   A few years ago, Texas liberals did the same, rather than face defeat.  Just disgusting.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110217/ap_on_re_us/us_wisconsin_budget_unions

Why is the City of Manassas school system pushing a Housing and Foreclosure work shop on students?

February 16, 2011 at 9:29 am | Posted in Anti-Americanism., City of Manassas, liberalism, Public education. | 7 Comments

A flier that promotes a Housing and Foreclosure workshop were given to students by the school system.  I assume the students were to give the flier to their parents.  The work shop is scheduled to take place at St. Thomas UMC Church on February 20.   The work shop is sponsored by V.O.I.C.E., a liberal interfaith group.  Also listed on the flyer as sponsors are Legal Services of Northern Virginia, First Home Alliance, hispanic committee and others….   I wonder who the other groups are?

And for those that believe having an interfaith group organizing such an event is benign, V.O.I.C.E has ties to the IAF, Industrial Areas Foundation.   The IAF, uses  books such as Roots for Radicals, Organizing for Power, by Edward T Chambers and Michael Cowan,  and Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky, as study guides and sources of their inspiration.

Who exactly in the school system gave approval for the flier to be passed out to students?   Who in the school system believed it was OK to promote a liberal group through students?   At at time when test scores and graduation rates are falling, the focus of the school system should be on improving student achievement, not pushing a radical agenda.

How does Gail Pope, the Superintendent of schools, promote the school system on the School website?

February 10, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Posted in City of Manassas, Public education. | Leave a comment

Here is a link to the welcome message to prospective families of the Manassas City schools.   It’s interesting that nowhere in here message does Mrs. Pope talk about the graduation rate of the high school.   She does not mention test scores, or the ratings of the schools academic record.   It seems to me that most parents are interested in the type of education their children will receive, and would like to hear a school superintendent to promote such numbers.

Could it be that Mrs. Pope is avoiding those numbers because they are poor and rank low among area school systems?

 

http://www.manassas.k12.va.us/education/school/school.php?sectionid=1151

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