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    January 25, 2010

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    GOOD FOR YOU SUPERINTENDENT CARTER - YOU DESERVE EVERY PENNY OF IT! GOSH MAYBE THE BEALLS, RUSSELLS AND REARDON'S WILL SHARE THEIR MONEY WITH YOU.

    GOOD LUCK, YOU STILL HAVE A LOT OF FANS!!

    UNBELIEVABLE...there is a good reason we have turmoil in this district... because we have "sides." the ONLY side should be the kids. to wish a fmr superintendant well in a lawsuit that would take more money away from our kids is just an example of how embarrassingly vindictive and political this district and all it's factions have become. Where is the voice of reason?? Oh that's right, a balanced view isn't one that gets your name in the papers...

    Maybe these hyper-political, anti-public education "trustees" shouldn't have removed a great Super. just because he understood how to be fair and balanced? Imagine the money that wouldn't have been wasted if he was still there?

    What we got was....Mahler!! come on! $1,000/day for what? Embarassing PR events at the high schools where pertinent questions can't be asked?

    um HELLO! How about when the Russell's and the Beall's sued and took money away from our kids? Was that ok? They didn't even have any damages. Carter was damaged by this board and their actions.

    Yes, the district has become far too political and it's all thanks to Russell, Beall, Winsten and the other trustees who have taken all the focus away from education and put it on political power and money.

    That's why they need to go NOW!

    Carter was advocating that he would get fired far before he was fired. For him to say he knew nothing about him getting fired is insane. If you are in carters corner please say your name so we can match it to the new recallers..

    I'm in the kids' corner and my name is LeAna Bui.

    I am for responsible, balanced and sane representation. I am in favor of this recall and am not a teacher or union member. I am in the kid's corner.

    Teri,
    I am for the children. I am for an independent board of trustees whose only agenda is making decisions for what is best for all the kids of CUSD and an independent superintendent, because when we have this then well discussed, debated and thought out decisions can be made independent of an agenda. We elect a board not a president or dictator so that different interests are represented.

    As they say "absolute power corrupts absolutely". Currently we have a board that works and mostly votes all together with very little divergent viewpoint and a superintendent who is temporary who has no real stake in our district. This is at a time when we really need someone who has a stake in our district.

    I have no idea if Interim Superintendent Mahler is a puppet or not of the board, but I know she is temporary and has no real investment at a time when we need someone who is fully invested and ready to fight for our kids. We need a superintendent who supports and respects teachers, administrators, school staff and parents. Someone who respects what we all do together as a team for the children of our district. We need a superintendent and board who will bring us together not try to pit parents against teachers or us against them whoever them is.

    Carter was independent of this current board, so he was fired. Do I want more money taken from our district by lawsuits? Absolutely not! But I think awarding your campaign buddies money is an absolute conflict of interest. Please refer to Winsten's statements before he was elected about transparency and conflicts of interests and nepotism. He is clearly not representing my children's interests or any other CUSD students' interest when he does not stand for what he says he does and when he and his fellow trustees constantly blame others for their failures.

    My name is Shelly Welcome. I have a child who has been in the district for over 10 years. I currently have 4 children who attend 3 CUSD schools. I am not a teacher. I am a parent who believes strongly in public education. It is a choice I have made for my children. It may not be your choice, but we are lucky in America because we have a choice.

    I am a parent not a union member but I do support CUSD teachers because they work extremely hard for our children. I volunteer at every one of my children's schools and see how hard the teachers, administrators and staff work at these schools. They care and are invested in our children. I believe strongly that our district is great because we have such high quality teachers and administrators

    Since you homeschool you may not experience how hard they work.

    I know you homeschool but what is your stake in the district. You stated that the board has improved special education in a previous blog thread. How did they do this? Please be specific.

    Is your stake in the district because you are a tax payer? Do you feel that your tax dollars are well managed by this board? If so then you need to do further research.

    Teri, you haven't told us your name but you don't have to. You can remain anonymous if you would like. It is your right. I just wanted you to know that many of us who post here are not hiding any agenda other then what we believe is best for our children.

    I am in favor of the recall.

    I would like to see Mr. Carter prevail and turn around and donate his services back to CUSD as a full-time superintendent for two years. Then I would like to see the board do the fiscally responsible thing and welcome his leadership as a valuable cost savings. Returning a true leader to the helm would allow some continuity, as the board members are all turned over in the next two years.

    YOU GO FOR IT, CARTER! YOU WERE STEP ONE FOR THOSE MORONS ON THE SCHOOL BOARD. THEY'RE #CREWING THE KIDS, PARENTS, COMMUNITIES AND DISTRICT EMPLOYEES NOW. MAYBE THEIR POLITICAL BACKERS, LIKE THE EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE WILL PONY UP SOME OF YOUR WELL-DESERVED COURT AWARDS WHEN YOU BEAT THEM. YOU ARE THE MOST HONORABLE MAN I'VE HAD THE PLEASURE TO HAVE MET.

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