You Said It: About road safety, raises for school staff and a bomb threat
The Herald Bulletin
Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.
Our View in The Herald Bulletin supported the idea of merit-based raises for school administrators. (June 16)
“While teachers are with our children many hours each day, they cannot make a child do their homework and turn it in. They cannot make a child do well on a test or make the kids absorb what they are teaching. They cannot control what parents do or don’t do with their kids, either. Of course they should have accountability, but I don’t know that tying their raises to performance will do the trick.”
“I personally think this is a great idea! Most jobs have job performance ‘Evals’ in order to receive a raise. ... My son went from an A-B student to getting failing grades and, trust me, it was discussed and dealt with at home. But when I tried to contact the school, no one would respond.”
THB: Teachers and administrators can’t be expected to work miracles, but they should inspire kids to learn.
Summer time brings kids outside to play, and extra safety precautions should be taken by motorists and others (June 17).
Out of four cities I’ve lived in, this (Anderson) is the only one that it (kids biking and playing in the street) is a noticeable problem. Of course, it’s also the only one that doesn’t have bike lanes and a decent sidewalk system.”
THB: Anderson does need some serious infrastructure improvements. But it’s hard to do without a solid tax base. Seems like everything traces back to the fact that we simply need more good jobs in Madison County.
Flagship Enterprise Center CEO Chuck Stanley will receive the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Gov. Mike Pence. (Article published June 21)
“Chuck Staley has done so much for Anderson and Madison County. There is nobody more deserving of this award.”
“Come to The Edge on June 26 at 11 a.m. to see the award presented to Mr. Staley. State Rep. Terri Austin, State Rep. Jack Lutz, State Sen. Tim Lanane and Mayor Kevin Smith are among some of the guest speakers honoring and celebrating Mr. Staley at this event.”
THB: Staley has indeed made a tremendous difference in this community in so many ways.
A bomb threat forced evacuation of some downtown buildings, including the Madison County building. (June 19)
“Somebody must have overslept and was going to be late for court.”
THB: Maybe ... but this is a big deal to taxpayers, with government workers waiting around outside while they were on the clock.
The Herald Bulletin published an item online Wednesday about a technical problem with its phone system.
“My minions were successful.......MUHAHAHAHA!”
THB: Ooh, despicable you!
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