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Re: “Was ousted School District Superintendent Nancy McGinley a saint, a despot, or a victim?

First, I have never been a fan of Nancy McGinley's, but in fairness to her two things must be considered: 1- Of all of the Supers that have worked for CCSD in the last 15 years only one has left on their own the rest have been fired primarily for not kowtowing to the petty politics of the School Board. Quite a pattern. 2- Before you compare McGinley's performance to projections, be sure that those projections were actually hers. From personal experience in being involved with setting performance plans for three different schools in a 10 year period I can tell you that a large part of the goals are set as minimum acceptable levels by higher-ups. To be absolutely fair, you must know if the projections were actually McGinley's or if they were forced upon her by the School Board or the State.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on December 17, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Was ousted School District Superintendent Nancy McGinley a saint, a despot, or a victim?

She was a version of the third option ("victim"): she was a scapegoat.

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Posted by Pronghorn on December 17, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Downtown skatepark enters design phase

It's upsetting that people view skateboarding as bad for kids. It takes hours, days, weeks, and sometimes even months of practice to learn new tricks on a skateboard. Skateboarding teaches kids that working hard and practicing is important if they want to improve. That's a lesson I have carried throughout my adult life.

Posted by Joel Bauer on December 15, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Re: “Wesley Donehue raised money for Todd Akin and led the Stone Bill charge — now he's moving to the Holy City

"F3 — a.k.a. Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith, a national men's fitness craze"

I guess technically sex counts as fitness.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on December 14, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Re: “Charleston Cart Club races the streets of the Holy City

I know math skills aren't usually required for a writing profession, but check those time calculations you did. If a cart averages 19-20mph, it will take about 3 minutes to complete a one mile loop.

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Posted by Golden Ratio on December 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM
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