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Do you think Sam Brownback will make a good Governor?

November 11, 2010

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DiAnne Berning ( in ) says...

... Let’s hope that he will take the wishes of the people of Kansas to heart and use his experience in the Senate to guide his decision-making.

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Sharon Hicks ( in ) says...

His road map for Kansas looks to be aimed at improving employment and education ... He will make a good Governor if he implements a plan that meets those challenges.

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Christine Sanders ( in ) says...

I think Sam Brownback will make a good Governor if he sticks with his campaign promises and works to help protect education for Kansas kids.

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Jason Bailey 3 years, 5 months ago on Do you think Sam Brownback will make a good Governor?

Help protect education?! It's already broken, big time, Christine. I don't want a Governor who will "protect" what is broken, I want a Governor who will reform the whole program and give our kids what they will need to be competitive in the global marketplace. Don't you see the problems?

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ClarkKent 3 years, 5 months ago on Do you think Sam Brownback will make a good Governor?

I agree Christine. Unlike Jason2007 I don't believe the system is broke. Could improvements be made? Absolutely but I know several school districts that do an outstanding job of preparing their students for career or college. Let's hope Brownback puts some distance between himself and the Owen Donohoe's in our state legislature!

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Jason Bailey 3 years, 5 months ago on Do you think Sam Brownback will make a good Governor?

ClarkKent: If the system is not broken, then please explain to me how we are helping our children be competitive in the global marketplace when they have dozens upon dozens of days off each school year (with more added each year) + a summer off. The rest of the world (most of it, anyway) is in school all year round. The teaching unions drive mediocrity (by nature, not as a goal) in protecting teachers who simply shouldn't even have a job due to poor performance.

In every other aspect of life, we are judged by performance, raises (demotions or terminations) are all based on how we perform....but not education. It's based on quotas and simply going through the motions of executing a specific curriculum each year. I would love to see a teacher fired for unacceptable levels of performance amongst his/her staff year after year. After all, the product they are producing is a way to gauge performance.

It is broken in so many ways...but like most people, you seem to be oblivious.

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ClarkKent 3 years, 5 months ago on Do you think Sam Brownback will make a good Governor?

So your answer is year round school? I think that's a great idea but how would you pay for it? I don't believe our state is ready for that step but I do agree it would make a huge difference in student performance.

Teachers today are doing more with students than they ever have. Expectations have been raised astronomically and most are stepping up to the plate. You seem to lose sight of the fact that these teachers and their unions you rail on are responsible for teaching ALL students. I dare you to step into a classroom today and see if you could handle what many teachers experience on a daily basis. Not oblivious at all!

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Jason Bailey 3 years, 5 months ago on Do you think Sam Brownback will make a good Governor?

ClarkKent: This isn't about me (however, I experience stress and burden of responsibility far beyond what a teacher does -- I'm responsible for delivering performance through years of process and product development, not just 9 months from August to May and then reset again).

The teaching system today is like an assembly line; once the worker completes their task, they couldn't care less about the product and then look to the next one coming along the line. That's the way teachers approach kids.....once the kid moves past their "assembly line" station, they look to the next one coming along. I take more of a holistic view of education that goes back to what we used to do at in the 1800's. Today's education system is broken and, like the pending debt disaster and fiscal crisis for the US, our leaders are simply sticking their heads in the sand and pretending the problem doesn't exist.

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