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Teacher evaluations implemented for one reason only: money Re Feb. 5 editorial, “Time for those teacher ratings”: I was struck by the irony of anyone in a state position accepting the goals of teacher ratings to be “holding teachers accountable, helping them improve, and making it easier to get rid of bad or lazy ones” without first looking into a mirror. These rating systems were not pushed through for those reasons, but rather for the ...

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February 8, 2013
7:52 a.m.

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Sandra L. Malcolm I agree with your letter, but also lets stop tenure and the ridiculous pay that they get once tenure is received. I have friends with kids in private Christian schools and these kids get a great education and those teachers make about 40% of public school teachers.

February 8, 2013
8:53 p.m.

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Linda Neil, there you global warming people go again! When confronted with the facts about it, you have to deny them and come up with some innocuous supposed facts that do not refute the arguments against you and don't even support your own position. Just because carbon dioxide has increased over the last 55 years doesn't mean that it is caused by human's use of carbon based fuels. Do you know what the historical levels of carbon dioxide have been throughout the billions of years history of the planet? I have done some research and what the levels are now are not high by historical standards. There really isn't any global warming. Many scientists and climatologists. many of whom were once global warming supporters, now say there isn't a man made created global warming. Don't you get it? It is just another way for Progressives to take control of our lives.

That being said, I do care about pollution and I have been a proponent of alternative energy sources for 35 years. Solar energy has been around for more than 50 years but the technology hasn't advanced too far. Wind energy cannot be used to generate large amounts of energy. What can be done for both solar and wind is for each person to generate their own energy for their personal use.

Have you ever heard of Nicolai Tesla? He was the genius who invented AC electricity and the radio among other things that we take for granted today. He spent most of his life trying to figure out a way to generate power from the atmosphere - induction. I heard recently that someone has figured out a way to do that. It will be used to power you appliances, light fixtures, and electronics devices. Now how is that for reducing pollution and carbon dioxide.