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General Discussions Discuss The RT Thread Part V in the Community Center forums; Originally Posted by Keasmom Roasted Loin of Bacon? How could that even be bad. But cabbage as a side-ICK. I get surprised when we discus food.. For some reason I ...
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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

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    Roasted Loin of Bacon? How could that even be bad. But cabbage as a side-ICK.
    I get surprised when we discus food..

    For some reason I picture like a person who eats healthy stuff all the time....

    Anyways that sounds good and so does the cabbage
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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

    Quote Originally Posted by Keasmom View Post
    There is music on that beast? LOL, kidding sort of. Once I walk into the que, the panic starts. I can't hear anything except the fear, that que is pretty neat, but all I can ever focus on is the dropping that is coming. That keeps me in total panic, with a full out panic attack nearly. I have been on, twice, both times so DD wouldn't have to do it alone, but man o man was I scared to the edge of death.

    Even marked on the DHS map where the auto defib units were located, just in case. Same With EE, but I loved EE, like capitol letters loved.
    That is how my mom is too. Hates ToT but loves EE.
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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

    OK, off to TDS...!
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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

    Quote Originally Posted by trickster View Post
    Fantasmic! is my favourite night time show. That said, I think it needs an up date with some of its content!
    Am I the only person who does not like Fantasmic??


    I do agree that it needs a little up date...
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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

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    I'm listening to my WDW music (set on random). At present Spaceship Earth is playing - the one with Jeremy Irons.

    I much prefer this naration and I much prefered must of the old scenes (there seems to be a lot of empty black spaces on the right now when you ride SSE). However, I do like the interactive part on the way back down!
    I love the Jeremy Irons version.
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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

    Quote Originally Posted by trickster View Post
    The background ToT music is so cool! I'm so pleased I have the full music loop
    I love ToT music... I listen to so much. On my last trip, on the way home I listened to the all the way home ( thats about 19 hours) lets just say I have not really listened to it since
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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

    Quote Originally Posted by Keasmom View Post
    The school board is elected, but the Superintendent is hired. He gets paid an outrageous salary plus benefits and we have heard this one was hired specifically to consolidate our middle magnets into just neighborhood schools
    so that the test scores will look better. Currently, the 2 middle magnets are doing really, really well with one being a top 5 in the state. He wants to take those away, and redistribute the students into "neighborhood" schools so that the test scores look better, because the 2 non-magnet middles, are not doing so well.

    The problem is assigning by neighborhood means kids will be separated by income and ethnicity, wheras currently the schools are all very well blended. The other side of that is IF they take away the magnet schools, a lot of parents will send their kids to the private schools in the area. We have several high academic private choices. So, that will further harm the public schools.

    The reason we need all the information we can get is to fight the magnet school consolidation. He refused to even discuss it at the Monday night board meeting, and it is supposed to be decided on by Dec. But, he never ever wants to talk about it, and tries to keep that issue from being addressed. He has some support in the city council but NOT from the parents of the school kids.

    Not sure really how we can fight an agenda, in this city, when the well placed few are more in favor of it for whatever stupid agenda reason. That would be a political reason, not a practical reason and I do not care for the political agenda they are trying to serve.

    Making schools very segregated, and very limited to specific areas is not a good plan. Taking out a top 5 school to make a bottom tier school "look" better is also a junked up idea.
    Skip the superintendent. If you have a large percentage of parents that are against disolving the magnets schools bombard the board. Call them, write letters, flood email. If they want to keep their board seat and there is a good chunk of parents that state they will vote them out if this happens, you will get their attention.

    But be focused. You can't be bouncing from, gyms, SE coordinators to magnets. If magnets is the focus stay on topic. Don't risk being labeled as hating everything, then there is no pleasing the parents in their eyes.

    Agenda. Go online to your school district's policy manual. Under the BOE section there will be a topic under agendas and/or open meetings and address board procedures. It will outline how to address the board. Some have an area for audience participation, not on the agenda others require you to be on the agenda. The policy will state the formal procedure to be placed on the agenda with time frame and manner, like email, registered letter, telephone. If it is formal make sure you do it with a signed receipt, US mail or signed UPS, so they can't say they didn't receive the request.

    And in this country, schools will always be segregated by incomes of given areas unless the funding source is changed nationwide. Even then it will likely become even more political than it is because there is no absolute way of determining what construction projects are more pressing than others, whos computers are actually failing more etc. As long as the majority of funds are generated locally to support and draw good teachers and buildings higher income level areas will rule quality of education.

    Magnet: Their argument can be redistributing magnet students into existing public schools is financially sound. Less administrators, less buildings out of the operation and maintenance fund. Less capital outlay for books, tech and activities/sports. They can make the argument that it is fiscally responsible for board to consolidate the schools by raising the student to dollars available ratio. Do your homework. Find out how much it costs to operate those magnets for both education and operation of buildings. Also find out if there is adequate space for all the students of magnets to merge into the existing public buildings or if they will need to expanding the existing schools with additions. How many new hires if they close magnets. Me < I strongly support closing all three of our current schools and building one new mega school. (we are not that mega, we are considered a small school district). The funds we would save in duplicate administrators, custodians, operation, duplicate purchases would be responsible immediately. Now Capital wise, it is a major outlay and would take years to hit the break even point.
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    Re: The RT Thread Part V

    Quote Originally Posted by trickster View Post
    They are so cool! Here's some of mine:
    Wow! I may start doing that on my next trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trickster View Post
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    Wow, and I thought I was a nerd for haveing slippers.

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    For our holidays, to help towards spending money we have a jar we put our lose change (shrapnel) in. With just under a year to go, I counted it the other day and it came in at 572.33p
    That's approximately $890 already!
    I think I have one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trickster View Post
    I'm listening to my WDW music (set on random). At present Spaceship Earth is playing - the one with Jeremy Irons.

    I much prefer this naration and I much prefered must of the old scenes (there seems to be a lot of empty black spaces on the right now when you ride SSE). However, I do like the interactive part on the way back down!
    You should see this! Magic Kingdom entrance music loop - YouTube
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    Quote Originally Posted by trickster View Post
    It's gone really dark: The sun has gone and the black clouds are rolling in!
    Is that the start of your book???

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    Quote Originally Posted by trickster View Post
    The background ToT music is so cool! I'm so pleased I have the full music loop
    So do I.

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    I sent Lou a PM. I wonder if I'll hear back from him at all?...
    About what??? Oh and do you eat a cookie when you send PM's?

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    Am I posting too much? Folks are gonna come back and think !!


    PS, now in Mexico with my music!
    Sorry but you are. I... I just can't do it! TOO MENY POSTS!
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