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Why did (our | their) levy 'to improve school buildings' fail?

Is this a failure -- tipping point for our education industry? Or, is this a new way to learn how to use a 'zero cost learning network'?

Was it about the money or was it about the quality of our community conversation?

 

Was it because:

1.  The little learners do not listen to their teachers?

2.  The teachers do not listen to their union leaders?

3.  The union leaders do not listen to their teachers?

 

Or, was it because: 

1.  The teachers do not listen to their staff administrative leaders (former teachers)

2.  The staff leaders do not listen to their CEO?

3.  (Their | our)  CEO does not listen to the teachers?

 

Or, was it because:

1.  The voters (little learners) do not listen to their big teachers -- public officials (2 mayors, 2 CEOs of 2 school districts, 2 directors of 2 library districts, 4 online media platforms, 16 library board trustees for 2 library districts, and ~20 city council people for 2 (city | village) administrations?

2.  Our 60+ public officials do not listen to their obedient servants?

3.  Our obedient servants (who pay the bills) do not listen to their big teachers? 

Or, was it because ... people in our community do not listen to each other?

Could it be that we need to use a listening process rather than a telling process? 

What might happen (if for just one day at a time), we started our day with the reply to each other by saying, "I hear you saying _____?"

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Carl S May 10, 2013 at 08:43 PM
Lou, sounds exactly like the Bengazi situation <wink>, going on right now. Ok, done, not hijacking the thread. honest-injun :-). Except for the 98% confidence !!
The Omnipotent Sponge - Soak it up! May 11, 2013 at 12:42 AM
They call it mellow yellow...
Lou Schott May 11, 2013 at 10:44 AM
To: Carl S, I am unsure of what you mean when you say, "Ok, done, not hijacking the thread. honest-injun :-). Except for the 98% confidence!." Are you applying your statement to our national or local politicians?
Carl S May 11, 2013 at 04:46 PM
national (Bengazi murders on 9/11/2012) When Obama tried to say it was because of a movie someone made about Muslims. But I didnt want to get off topic of the original poster. I should have taken a deep breath and stepped away from my keyboard.
Carl S May 11, 2013 at 04:48 PM
More specifically, your quote, "All of us operate with some level of denial regarding reality. Some of us deny the real situation to ourselves. And, others of us deny the real situation to others. And, a few deny the real situation to both ourselves and others. If we (the people) want to be considered credible in the eyes of our peers then we must give each other permission to help clarify the real situation. And, we need facts (absolute values experessed as ratios) to separate the useful actons from the useless actions. "

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