By: Sleeping Lion
I was at a Chardon school board meeting a while back listening to Superintendent Dr. Michael Hanlon Ph.D. explaining the reason we need a new $76,000,000 high school is so the kids can get a better education and without this new building and all the high tech amenities they will fall behind. All the yes people on the board followed suit…of course.
Hanlon stated we need to get Issue 21 passed right now as the next State Assessment will show enrollment is down and State funding will be cut. He said THE TIME IS NOW, WE WILL NEVER HAVE ANOTHER CHANCE LIKE THIS AGAIN! They instill guilt and fear by saying “It’s For The Kids”, “They Will Suffer And Lose Programs”. BULLSHIT! Usually when levies keep getting passed by ignorant voters, the money goes to higher salaries, perks, and more hires. Do you think in the next 37 years no more levies will be placed? All these levies are causing a higher foreclosure rate and driving the elderly out of their homes they lived in all their lives.
If enrollment is down why do we need a new high school. Consolidate! Issue 21 is totally unnecessary, a horrible burden to all of us and our children who graduate and can still afford to live here lasting 37 years.
So I’m thinking to myself….this guy Hanlon has a Ph.D. after his name but a Phd. in what? It couldn’t be business because he sounds like a real dummy! He thinks that a new building will increase the intelligence of our kids. Ha, ha, ha! It’s so funny it’s sad! Great teachers and programs create excellence, not brick and mortar!
Some of the lame reasons given by Hanlon and the school board as to why we need a new high school: *The building is old – *It will need a new roof – *It needs this repair, that repair, etc.
IF YOUR HOUSE NEEDED A NEW ROOF WOULD YOU TEAR IT DOWN AND BUILD A NEW ONE? What about all the nice century homes in Geauga, should they all be torn down?
Most of these government office holders all have the same mentality. After they mismanage, misspend, steal, pad the payroll with friends and family and run low on money, their solution is, TAX THE PEOPLE MORE! They have NO business sense, entrepreneurship, creativity, common sense. I don’t know about you but I’m very tired of this.
INSIST THESE PEOPLE DO A BETTER JOB OR GET RID OF THEM INSTEAD OF CONSTANTLY SUCKING MONEY FROM OUR WALLETS!
Mr. Ph.D. Dummy Hanlon has bought in to the slick marketing tactics of all the high tech companies that made billions selling computers and programs to our schools. BUT GUESS WHAT! All these Silicon Valley gurus that own Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc., send their kids to TECH FREE (no computers) special schools. Why do you think? Because they know what they sell impedes the learning process. Read about these schools at: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/319288
Examples of some local, very old and very highly rated blue ribbon schools state wide and nationally still going strong:
Founded in 1876, Hathaway Brown School moved to its current location in Shaker Heights in 1927. That school is 93 years old.
Since the construction of its first school building over 90 years ago, the Shaker Heights City School District has blossomed into one of the finest public school systems in the country. Families from all over the United States—and from all over the world—continue to seek out the Shaker Heights community because of its outstanding schools.
Shaker Heights began operating its own school system in 1910. Boulevard Elementary (1914) is the oldest building in the district; Shaker Heights Middle School (1957) (formerly known as Byron Junior High School) is the newest. The average age of buildings currently in use is 73 years.
Laurel School, a private school for girls, opened in September 1928 on Lyman Circle in Shaker Heights. The building is 91 years old.
Saint Ignatius High School original structure, completed in 1891, a designated Cleveland Historic Landmark, is 128 years old.
SAY NO TO ISSUE 21 AND THE INSANE PEOPLE PUSHING IT !!