So you plan to retain teachers by taking away their pension and benefit systems?
Also, this is a quote from an earlier article in this newspaper, by John Branston.
"The Tennessee Report card shows that enrollment is 104,829 in 2009 and 110,753 in 2007. But there were more administrators (439 to 359), schools (199 to 194), teachers (7,259 to 6,438), and per-pupil spending ($10,394 to $9,254) in 2009 than in 2007."
The Tennessee Report card states that per-pupil spending was $10,394. Please give the public the source of your numbers, Mr. Warren.
Don't you mean that the price per student is $8,666.67?
A $936,000,000 budget divided by 108,000, the number of students according to MCS, is $8,666.67. What numbers where you using instead of these?
Well, he is right about needing a way to get across I-240. It's difficult to find a safe way across if your vehicle's top speed is only 20 mph. Shady Grove, while acceptable, is not ideal. There is no bike lane on the overpass, and it has only a picture of a bike on a sign to make cyclists safe. Not even the words, "Share the Road."
Until Memphis improves cycling facilities, it would be unfair to ban electric bikes from the greenline.
Criticizing Israel's policies and our own government's complicity in carrying them out is not the same as Jew-hating, or anti-Semitism, as I am sure you are aware.
Have you guys heard the latest? From CNN.com:
"Her remarks came a day after the International Committee of the Red Cross issued a blunt press release saying ambulances obtained access to several houses in Zeitoun "affected by Israel shelling," days after they asked to go into the neighborhood.
The release slammed Israel -- an uncharacteristic move for the agency, which is known for its neutrality and quiet, behind-the-scenes activities.
According to the release, the ICRC had wanted "safe passage for ambulances" to the neighborhood since Saturday, but didn't receive IDF permission until Wednesday.
The ICRC and the Palestine Red Crescent Society "found four small children next to their dead mothers in one of the houses. They were too weak to stand up on their own. One man was also found alive, too weak to stand up. In all, there were 12 corpses lying on mattresses," the ICRC said."
By Leonard Gill
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