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Re: [wccusdtalk] RE: UTR School Board Endorsement

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  • Charley Cowens
    Mel, So, the explicit promise made by Karen Pfeifer and Dave Brown to the UTR was no school closures. There was no explicit promise about the K-8 issue.
    Message 1 of 20 , Sep 2, 2006
      Mel,

      So, the explicit promise made by Karen Pfeifer and Dave Brown to the
      UTR was no school closures. There was no explicit promise about the
      K-8 issue.

      Charley Cowens

      On 9/1/06, Diamel@... <Diamel@...> wrote:
      > Charlie lets not play on words here. there is nothing implicit in politics. What I said was those were promises made. They campaigned on no school closures. Schools were closed. In regards to k-8 to go k-8 one or more middle schools would have to be closed.
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      > Mel Collins
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      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: charley.cowens@...
      > To: wccusdtalk@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 1:39 PM
      > Subject: Re: [wccusdtalk] RE: UTR School Board Endorsement
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      > Mel-
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      > I zeroed in on this sentence in your post: "Teachers will never forget
      > how the elected members from the last board election went against
      > nearly every promise they made to us i.e. schools were closed and the
      > k-8 issue surfaced." Are you saying both Karen Pfeifer and Dave Brown
      > explicitly promised the UTR to keep K-8 off the table?
      >
      > Charley Cowens
      >
      > On 9/1/06, Diamel@... <Diamel@...> wrote:
      > > Kevin UTR does not have talking points in regards to candidate endorsements.
      > You are correct it is simply at the whim of whom ever happens to be on the UTR
      > Exec. Board.
      > >
      > > Rep. Council did not vote down the endorsement because a candidate disgusts
      > someone or if the candidate was brought to a meeting by someone not liked. Yes
      > the firm she works for was a huge issue. By the way is your printing business
      > unionized.
      > >
      > > UTR does not have requirements for candidates but many times in the past
      > candidates have used UTRS endorsement to get elected and turned around after
      > being elected and really burned the teachers. Teachers will never forget how the
      > elected members from the last board election went against nearly every promise
      > they made to us i.e. schools were closed and the k-8 issue surfaced.
      > >
      > > Kevin for you to throw out unsubstantiated comments as you have just done you
      > have lowered any credibility I have had for you. I was there for many years when
      > you fought your battles against the District to arrive where you are today.
      > >
      > > MEL COLLINS
      > >
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: kfrivard@...
      > > To: wccusdtalk@yahoogroups.com
      > > Cc: Diamel@...
      > > Sent: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 7:08 AM
      > > Subject: Re: [wccusdtalk] RE: UTR School Board Endorsement
      > >
      > >
      > > Diane,
      > >
      > > Please post the requirements that a candidate needs to be endorsed by your
      > organization. It will be interesting to see if you have a "talking points" list
      > of requirements or is it simply the whim of whom ever happens to be on the board
      > of your organization at the time of endorsement.
      > >
      > > Since your primary objection to Ms Meade is that she works for someone who
      > disgusts you, is there a requirement that the candidate like kids, has
      > volunteered in the schools, volunteered in the community, lived in the community
      > for a period of time, is asked about education and knows the issues at hand in
      > our district, has some sound and thought out solutions to our problems in the
      > district and so on and could that override your primary objection.
      > >
      > > Your endorsements means absolutely nothing to me when I read the only reasons
      > of prominence that you bring forward is she was brought to the meeting by a
      > person you do not like and works at a firm you do not like.
      > >
      > > If you want credibility in your endorsements tell me how the people you
      > support fulfill your organizations requirements and how your candidates have
      > supported the community and the schools along with their ideas as to how they
      > will bring positive change to the district.
      > >
      > > Until you lay out a credible reasoning why you support or do not support a
      > candidate and simply throw some unsubstantiated rumors against the wall and hope
      > they stick will simply lower any credibility your organizations endorsement
      > carries.
      > >
      > > Kevin
      > >
      > > >From: Diamel@...
      > > >Reply-To: wccusdtalk@yahoogroups.com
      > > >To: wccusdtalk@yahoogroups.com
      > > >Subject: Re: [wccusdtalk] RE: UTR School Board Endorsement
      > > >Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 10:31:50 EDT
      > > >
      > > >Marguertie E. Meade website:
      > > >
      > > >_http://www.sfdavislaw.xom/bio_me.htm_ >(http://www.sfdavislaw.xom/bio_me.htm)
      > > >
      > > >Diane Brown
      > > >
      > > >
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