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.
She was a version of the third option ("victim"): she was a scapegoat.
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.
"F3 — a.k.a. Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith, a national men's fitness craze"
I guess technically sex counts as fitness.
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.
Not my cup of tea, but they're following the law and not hurting anyone and paying for it themselves. Have at it, fellas.
Seems like an interesting guy. At least he's open about what he's doing.
Our problems are systemic, he's just playing the game as it exists for both the Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum parties.
Wait--he's receiving praise for buying elections and participating in the corrupt system of government?
Did he really just decry government transparency because backroom deals are no longer used to 'get shit done?'
Why is this asshole being given a hero's welcome?
Also: "Crossfit and Promise Keepers?" So he's a bigot that can't do a real pullup?
No, please. Stay in Columbia. We don't want you here.
Hahaha Mat, they lost me at "Mark Sanford spokesman" a couple paragraphs up.
These losers make American Girl doll clubs look meaningful. Thanks for sharing.
Her contract was up at the end of the 2016 school year anyhow. I am taking a wild guess that she will be taking this opportunity to retire early.
"...most of his internet chatter these days is about F3 — a.k.a. Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith, a national men's fitness craze that's a sort of mash-up of Crossfit and Promise Keepers."
Surprisingly, I got this far into this piece before realizing I didn't really need to.
1. That woman would be a fool to get back into the circus that the district school board calls a "board". She is good for another 12 mos of full pay,and then a great severance package. She should be able to find a good job by then. And, Rev. Williams, the reason there are so few blacks in the ACHS is that there are an incredible few out there that can qualify for entrance. It is not that they are black, or green or hispanic. It is the fact that those kids are historically behind in school and don't take the advanced courses in the schools they attend in order to improve their knowledge. Why? Ask them. Everything these days is racist when it appears the blacks are being picked on or left out.
Hello Speed from the Millet people.
Wow... He has literally moved on up, to the East side... Of Meeting Street, but still it works. Cheers to you, savvy dealer of my preferred drug!
Indeed he does deserve it. Well played and good negotiation!
Ron - Welcome to planet Earth. There are a lot of inconsistencies here, many of them codified into law. Burris intelligently chose to operate on the correct side of the line.
Interesting how we as a society praise some drug dealers and condemn others.
Mr. Burris deserves every bit of of his success, he has worked hard for it. He managed to keep a business afloat at a time when it was not easy to do so here and still be a really nice man. I hope he rides that elevator up and down for years to come!
Not so long? Depends on who you ask, I suppose. Feels like a million years to me because I have been fighting for it TO happen. Likely, it feels like a minute to those who have been fighting against it - it happened way too fast. Glad it is finally here, thanks to Judge Gergel, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the SCOTUS. NO thanks goes to the politico who keeps fighting.
Actually Buttburn, we own large investment shares in 27 restaurants or culinary related shops currently in NYC, LA, Madrid, Barcelona and one in Paris (for a family member who imagines themselves a Frenchman). Our family is also the largest shareholder in a well known international cookware company. We invest in what we know or people we like and believe in, like David Chang. I did cook at one time Buttburn, I find no embarrassment in that at all, nor do I look down on those who do. I did time on a line under Tony Bourdain in NY and had, perhaps, the best time of my life doing so. Those "greasy spoons" like the Supper Club and Le Veau d'Or, allowed me to enjoy a great deal of financial and personal success along with making good friends for life. PS: Spelling, spelling, spelling. "She did you". She always does me Buttburn!
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