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Re: “Vacancies at Chapel Hill High approach almost 20 percent of staff

Instead of the school board saying that "We will look into it", I expect to get a reporting of what they have looked into, and what the plan is, not silence and inaction.

Do I believe there are problems district wide reflected in the turnover numbers? Yes. I suspect CHHS plays a big part in the 20% increase overall. Seawell sounds like a challenge as well. But I would like to get the analysis and plan for what the board intends to do about CHHS, and specifically Principal Jackson.

Ms. Bedford and the board, please take action and communicate your findings and response.

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Posted by practicalprogrammer on 08/14/2014 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Teachers give a failing grade to working conditions

Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Leadership: Is there a plan to review this, and if so, when will it be done, by whom, and communicated out? I worry that this will linger into the fall of 2014, and nothing will happen.

Can someone accountable comment on this? Be a leader and make a mark in the sand. Build trust and respect, say you are going to do something, then do it. I'm thinking Supt. Forcella or Chairwoman Bedford are ideal, given their role in our schools. But we need you to succeed.

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Posted by practicalprogrammer on 06/16/2014 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Teachers give a failing grade to working conditions

Exactly what data are Superintendent Forcella and the School Board looking at to arrive at the conclusion that Principal Jackson is doing things right? She has failed to build a relationship with her students, parents and teachers. It's not only a lack of relationship, its a hostile relationship. She has intimidated everyone. We have now come to understand that this is not surprising given her experiences at Ann Arbor.

There are indeed problems that need to be addressed at CCHS. But I fail to see that Principal Jackson is able to solve them given her arrogant and threatening approach to leadership. This requires skills of influence, not a bully.

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Posted by practicalprogrammer on 06/12/2014 at 8:27 AM

Re: “Chapel Hill High School principal accused of plagiarism

At this point, it clearly looks like Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools endorses the plagiaristic behavior of the Chapel Hill HS principal, Ms. Jackson. Their silence is deafening. I agree with you Jean that it is cause for termination. Other school districts where plagiarism was discovered by an administrator did just that.

It also looks like students are openly mocking her plagiarism, and her poor use of english in public announcements. Is this is the kind of role model we want for our kids? How about a principal that students, teachers and parents can respect.

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Posted by practicalprogrammer on 02/12/2014 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Historic Liberty Warehouse to be demolished; condos and stores to replace it

I would like to understand what a proposal to keep and reuse Liberty Warehouse would look like. The proposed replacement is pretty unimaginative, and frankly could be placed anywhere in the US. I want another option.

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Posted by practicalprogrammer on 02/12/2014 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Safe sex in the Museum Hotel?

Is there no oversight at about what is published? This is hardly a "page 1" story. Nothing but innuendo without any substance at all.

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Posted by practicalprogrammer on 12/11/2013 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Conservative group demands emails of UNC official after he criticizes Gov. McCrory in newspaper column

Pope's request is ridiculous. It's a scavenger hunt, and goes well beyond reason.

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Posted by practicalprogrammer on 12/11/2013 at 2:41 PM

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