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JJC board hikes taxes nearly 17% on taxpayers

The JJC board unanimously approved the tax levy hike on December 13, 2011.  Board members Jeff May, Bob Wunderlich, Susan Klen, Dan O’Connell, Mike O’Connell, Andy Mihelich, and board president Barbara Delaney all voted yes to the 16.94% tax levy increase.  The increase in the levy totaled $8,008,978.  Last year’s levy was $47,287,997 and this […]

Sesame Street: There is such a thing as a free lunch

The Obama economy is taking it’s toll in unexpected areas.  Now even one of the Muppets is going hungry.  Oh wait, it’s not PC to say she’s going hungry.  She’s “food insecure”. The difference is really important because referring to her as hungry might make people think she doesn’t have enough food to eat.  By […]

Dan Proft, Iran, & the National Education Association

From Beautiful Homer Glen I am in agreement with an article by Dan Proft that compares Atlas Shrugged to what is happening in education. We have good schools and teachers that want to teach in our schools, or so we think. Are our teachers being held back by the system from doing an even better […]

Vouchers are needed in reforming Education not SB2185

From beautiful Homer Glen, I smell a rat in the State of Illinois trying to pass SB2185 and not push for the passage of School Vouchers. Vouchers are good for families, giving them a chance to put their children in better schools. It forces bad schools to get better or face the loss of students. […]

Homer Glen, Lockport, Cresthill deserve Transparency

We the people are want government to represent us in a fiscally responsible mannor. We the people have lost trust in our representatives and demand accountability. Samantha Neitzke simply is asking for Transparency. For the full article click here:

1895 Eighth Grade Final Exam

This will give you an idea of how much we’ve dumbed down our education system. If you’re golf game doesn’t have you depressed, maybe this will do the trick. Enjoy and good luck. 1895 8th grade final exam Take this test and pass it on to your more literate friends.. What it took to get […]

Unfunded Public Pensions—the Next Quagmire

em>A federal bailout would cost trillions and prevent necessary reforms. But there are several ways states can rationalize their workers’ retirement benefits.. Wall Street Journal By R. EDEN MARTIN The next big issue on the national political horizon may be whether the federal government should bail out the many budget-strapped states and municipalities across the […]

Unfunded Pensions Force Property Tax Hikes

Source: Corsi’s Red Alert: ECONOMIC CRISISWorldNet Daily Pensions force property tax spike New Jersey faces highest allowance gap in nation The State of New Jersey disclosed on Thursday that the unfunded pension liability for state government employees grew from $45.8 billion to $53.9 billion in 2009, an increase of 18 percent. New Jersey public employee […]

Teacher Quality Focus of ‘Rhee-form’ for DC Schools

Dan Proft commentary Washington, DC public schools have an acute problem with juvenile delinquency. Trouble is, the problem isn’t with the students but rather the supposed grown-ups in charge of the Washington Teachers Union (WTU). Once thought to be an unlikely laboratory for school reform, the District’s success with school vouchers, begrudgingly recognized even by […]