It really doesn't matter whether ECB "wants" the bus drivers to join the teamsters, they already have. I am loving the idea of the kids taking pictures. Launch a social media campaign!
I personally don't want anyone dumping chemicals on my head who doesn't know what they are doing and I expect my government to make insure that I don't have to personally make sure that the people who are in "the business" are qualified to do their job.
Billy, I don't know where you get your idea that paramedics need less training than cosmetologists do. By my calculation to get a degree from TTC as a paramedic one needs over 3000 hours education and training.
Eh, get yourself a marshmallow gun anyway (or build one out of pvc pipe so you don't add to the coffers of the NRA) My daughter's boyfriend likes the one she made him for Christmas except that teh marshmallows really aren't edible after using them as ammo (ie they get on the ground/floor and get dirty)
As a retired homeschool parent who willingly paid taxes and even actively campaigned for school bond referendums in Berkeley county, I have to agree with Matt to a great degree. The truth is my (and your) tax dollars are NOT paid to "better our own children" they are paid to ultimately better our society by educating a new generation of informed taxpayers and voters. We tried to "play the public school game" when our children were in early elementary school but realized that when it is YOUR child it is 100% and while the state was willing to provide a "minimally adequate" education we wanted more for our children and because we could afford to do it we did. I understand parents deciding to put their child in a different environment but have a major issue with them expecting me, the taxpayer, to fund it (through charters, magnets or private school/homeschool vouchers)
As a parent who had 2 children in Sangaree Elementary school 1997-98 school year, I can give you 2 good words for why school personnel should not be allowed to be armed under the conditions listed above--Jimmy Hinson. Mr. Hinson was principal that year. Shortly after Christmas I started hearing rumors that he'd threatened his (now ex) wife w/ a gun ON THE STATEHOUSE FLOOR. Since I'd had my own experience w/ him being verbally threatening to me in the school, I believed there might be some truth to the rumor but wasn't able to get any verification either way. I started asking the school board to check into allegations because my observations were that he was not an individual I wanted in contact w/ my children. They refused to do anything because there was "no proof" to the allegations--I thought that would be a reason to investigate! I continued seeing behavior that made me concerned about his mental state and continued to report it. The school board continued to ignore. The final straw came for me when the school was holding a "stranger danger drill" and according to numerous child reports Mr Hinson walked into several classrooms, pointed his finger at the students huddled in the corner with their teacher and said "Bang, bang, you are all dead because you were making too much noise." Lovely way to discipline 5K-3rd gr kids don't you think? I pulled my own children out to homeschool since clearly the school board wasn't going to pull the principal out. Several weeks after that Mr. Hinson was arrested for threatening the life of a state legislator, when he was stopped he had several firearms in the car. Those of us who saw him on the news video could clearly see he had "anger management issues"when he was speaking w/ the judge a few days after his arrest. However, under the above guidelines he would have been allowed to conceal carry--after all none of the documented instances occurred on school property--and in fact he continued to be employed by the school district because the last incident got thrown out of court due to lack of evidence. I kept my kids out of school.
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