not too old. retired early.from so. cal.
Taylor Traversari, who manages the amphitheater on behalf of the Raleigh Convention Center should be replaced ASAP due to his inability to see the market opportunity, his unwillingness to explore food options that benifit the customers and local vendors, and because he allowed the garbage that is Taco Bell to be promoted in an otherwise smart and progressive thinking community. WHY would you even think this was a good idea Taylor Traversari?? WHO ELSE was involved in the decision to offer Taco Bell instead of local healthy options? You call that creative?? You are fired.
They need to move Ms. Sandra OUT who was given this job in the first place. There are lots of very good people right here in the state who could bring in better acts and make money there at Dorton, even if it's old and has poor sound. Nothing against Sandra Brannen, the sister of Department of Agriculture marketing specialist Myrtle Earley (Hmmmmmmmmmm), but she lacks the skill and past record to continue in that spot. They might pay more for a REAL talent in the slot, but with the RIGHT people in there they could offer MORE and BETTER show, and even consider doing it during other times of the year for even MORE PROFIT.
Why anyone other than Teachers Unions and those who FEED off them or profit from our FAILING PUBLIC SCHOOLS don't want it to provide successful students that PRIVATE school Vouchers offer is beyond me, and I'm pretty liberal in general. Sure, a small amount of the privates also crash and burn for various reasons like terribile Publics, but most PRIVATES do very well in RESULTS and with Parent Satisfaction Reports, often in far safer conditions for kids and teachers. Public schools in the lower economic areas have far more problems and poor results with high dropout rates, so WHY do they NOT earn the fear mongering?
Students all have to take the same final testing and college entry exams. Charters and Privates offer BETTER, SAFER, more INOVATIVE teaching results that make kids more competitive. WHY FEAR IT, unless you want the Public's money staying put in the already failed public education system? Will it kill you to TRY and make the terrible system better, or even get rid of Publics someday IF the Privates outperform Publics for all children in all corners of society? Anti-Voucher people sound like the "far right conservatives" that some of them despise, except that when it comes to public unionized schools or their own personal needs and wants, they flip like coins with their morals. Results are what's important. If that means some real effort and involvement by the Voucher parent and child in a Private setting, and it's equally offered, what's the real reason some of you don't want to try it and a much larger scale?
Is it that the Anti-Voucher advocate primary point to simply keep the education bar universally LOW, and to keep lowering it? How's that working? We spend more money per student than anyone on earth per capita, with very poor results durin ghte past 30 years, We WERE at the top. Now we're in the MIDDLE or lower in world standard terms. If Privates did discriminate, they would be sued and held accountable by the proper federal agency. Vouches could EVEN the playing field. What exactly is unconstitutional about giving INVOLVED parents who actually care about getting their kids ahead in life a CHOICE in schools if it means their kids get EQUAL footing with the suburban kids who have more involved parents and teachers who aren't locked in union soul killing jobs that Public schools have become.
Is all this fear mongering about VOUCHERS really just because it threatens UNION jobs and UNION Politics? Let the two systems run and compete in the FREE MARKET, and then see who does better in the RESULTS. Stop the lies and attacks on people who want the kids to succeed in their education on every level. Who cares if it's Private or Public if it RASES THE BAR and offers it to rich, poor, and all in between?
THE F*$# DO WE NEED PUBLIX, TOO? Because we live in a Free Market country. If Publix is successful at the cost of the other stores it means the people Chose with their money. Every time I hear someone yell STOP the Free Market, I cringe. Last time I checked the Free Market was still valued by most of the people in NC and the USA. They spend a ton of time and money choosing a site for it's long tern goals, and if 2.5 miles down that road is going downhill, while going up it 2.5+ miles means there are more people with more money, I say SERVE THAT NEED. Publix is not here to take care of the renters and mixed used condo or older homes there, although I bet they will drive the 2.5 miles for the Publix....by CHOICE. They want to McMansion people, and so would almost any business not owned by the goverment.
......and PAY for it HOW??? I often wonder when I read this type of response if anyone out there has ever had a class in Economics or Math. Or is it that they just don't care where it comes from as long as it is spent on each small groups needs.
Illegal immigrants suffer the same mental issues everyone else on earth must deal with, but while it's noble to want illegal immigrants to qualify for FREE American Tax Payer Funded care, I can't help but wonder why you don't want us to offer those "FREE" (Ha!) services to every third world immigrant (illegal or not) our mental care services for free. Where do our responsibilities end for providing free services for those who shouldn't be here in the first place?
We can't afford or handel our OWN citizen's mental needs right now. The 15 year old African kid/soilder who has been forced into killing people, or the Congo mothers & children there who have been raped and had limbs cut off because of what Tribe they belong to, likley have FAR GREATER need than those who entered the USA illegally. Should we start flying them over here for the same care??? Where exactly do you think the money will come from??? More taxation? Where does it stop?
I get that you feel for them (so do I) but the math will never add up. We are NOT the world's Medical Provider. If you have a real plan to make it work, I would LOVE to hear it, but at least try to be honest about the costs incurred, and how the American taxpayer will feel about offering more free services to the world when there are millions right here that desperatly need those resources. Thank you in advance for not insulting or demeaning a different opinion on the matter.
So you "heard it" somewhere???.......... Great. Way to back up the statement with facts or a real example.
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