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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Awaken your intelligence


H.L. Mencken-

“The most erroneous assumption is to the effect that the aim of public education is to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence, and so make them fit to discharge the duties of citizenship in an enlightened and independent manner. Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. That is its aim in the United States, whatever the pretensions of politicians, pedagogues and other such mountebanks, and that is its aim everywhere else.”


28 comments:

PTA Parents said...

Watched school board meeting on the schools web page what I will be following;

school board members had some great ideas suggested for our kids, lets follow through with those programs.
- Art & music programs,
-health classes,
- health/science academy with college credit,
-resource officer,
-courses our kids can convert to college credit.
-longer elementary school day
This is what needs to be our focus.

The two detractors at the meeting should not have you lose that focus we are depending on you.

PTA PARENTS

Thank you said...

Thank you to the school board for our contract. Cafeteria Workers

2 parents said...

Wendy Evendon, Ed Piazza, Keith Krencik, I have been coming along to your meetings, and listening to you all complain and conjure up reasons why the new board is bad and the old board is good. Wendy, I have listened to you, and I never could say this to your face but you are a bully- plain and simple. I know that you thing that Joan Calkins is a saint and your view of the world is jarred. Ed- we all know where you stand, and I for one am sick and tire of your grandstanding and showboating. Keith- you are a great guy- fair open minded and non judgemental. Wendy and Ed- you defy logic and really need to shut up. So, if you two want to explore a topic- look at JEAN TRIBUZZI, and LUCY CALKINS ( JOANS SISTERS) WRITING program that Joan and her gang of hooligans jamed down the tax payers throat at a very late June Meeting. OVER 100 K for a consultant and to pay teachers to train on this failed reading and writing program. WHY ARENT YOU UP IN ARMS ABOUT THIS ED AND WENDY? Doesnt this issue- reading and writing fit into your bizarre and oh so transparent agenda? I am asshamed of both of you. ANd Yes Wendy, if you are the person who makes money off of school pictures in Hamburg- you need to be fired. YOU are the problem. I want to know how it is decided who takes the pictures of our kids. I NEVER have seem this discussed at Board Meetings- so lets discuss. Maybe, Wendy you can explain it to us- the tax payers and parents who have witnessed you and your agenda obstruct the Board. Ed- just shut up! We are tired of you. Lets watch and listen and if you want to have a mission- reading and writing and the profits earned by Joans sister is the place to start. But wait- Wendy, did you get a favor "friends and family
from Joan too. What a stinky mess. Just give it up.

Anonymous said...

Really- does anyone thing that Concerned Hamburger can not track these comments. I am sure if the Hamburger man had a 1/2 brain he would have you jackasses all wired up so he knows exactually from where you came. If not Concerned, try advanced statscounter- very easy indeed.

Anonymous said...

2 Parents: And you name names without giving your own? At the very least if you must be anonymous temper your language and refrain from personal insults.

0p0utparents said...

PTA parents and I am one, we agree with this agenda that our sb has mapped out. We need to support this board they were elected and this is what we need here in Hamburg. Kudos, now lets get the job done.

Extend our elementary school day and move forward. Please do not be distracted by the few. I will not mention names we know who they are.

opt out parents

Anonymous said...

Former Board PResident Greg Wichlacz was run off the presidency by bully joan calkins. Ask Kelly Harper and Diane Reynolds how nasty and vicious Joan Calkins is. I laughed at her speech at the community sickos sesson at erie one boces. She is a lunatic along with Wichlacz. Joan- really- having Danny run your dirty stunts? Seriously, he could be disbarred- because of ethics.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:32- I was nice- to Keith- he is a civil man with a good sense of reality. Wendy and Ed are BIZARRE and clearly motivated by the wrong reasons. Why is it wrong to point out to the community that a loud mouth, uncivil, nasty woman called Wendy came to a meeting in July and held up signs hecklng the BOE members who have been on the Board for a few days. THis loud mouth illinformed person is also the beneficiary of the school picture account. This is a fact and it should be known. So how is it decided who gets the school picture account? Lets dig in here and find out why one person has the school picture account- how much money does that make her a year? If this is wrong info, please let us know and we will apologize. Lets get real folks- lets wait til the Board really screws up before anything is said. We all know they will screw up so let us wait and see. I wont put my name out there because these people- wendy and ed are bullies.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE ask Kelly or Diane about how Joan treated them. There was no viciousness involved. I bet they'll say Joan was always professional and supportive. Please stop using their names in your blatant lies.

Anonymous said...

Education please. Detractors just not interested in what is good about the agenda of this school board. 40 to 45 minutes a day more at the elementary level is approximately 1 more month of schooling for our young kids. As stated at the last board meeting, I believe Hamburg has the shortest school day in the nation. Ambitious and good for our kids.

Extend our elementary school day please. We support this school board and want our school board to be successful.

Anonymous said...

The words described here are DETRACTORS. Sharing Privledged information about our children and families is a problem with us. What is being shared with these two men who spoke at that meeting? This is the big question with us.

EL ED Teacher said...

6:13- I am friends with Kelly, I am an armor teacher and she is in our building all of the time and we are all aware of what joan was doing to her when she was on the board of education. Kelly only served for about 15 months before she was chased off by nasty Joan Calkins. We heard it all, Joan called the shots and those who disagreed were chastised. And then there is Diane Reynolds. Diane is a super nice lady and she ran for election so she could help children- she never wanted to play politics and just wanted to help the kids. Joan turned the board of education into a three ring circus. Joan played games with Madden getting on- there was NO vote and Gregg Davis knows all of this that he was the one to just simply say Madden won. It is all a big farce. Joan is going mad now because she cant control things- just check out who she has going after people. Really, unless this community ignors Joan NOTHING will change. We need to stand behind Jetter and the Board and move on. I would like to see a longer work day for the teachers and a longer school day for the kids. Its time folks to do the move on step. We are now suffering from the Lucy Calkins program and I hope someone will show up at my door some day and say NO MORE!!! Please open your eyes to this.

Anonymous said...

It appears to be more of a cult like hold Dr. Calkins has over the woman you have mentioned here.

I feel bad for her so I will not mention her name. The problem is for Dr. Calkins to take advantage of her vulnerabilty is wrong.

Sunset parents said...

Great post and great school district agenda.

resource officer said...

Thank you school board for putting our kids first. Please a RESOURSE OFFICER in our middle school. Kids are experimenting with all kinds of substances. Drug Free ZOne not just in words but actions. Dad

proud parents said...

Concerned,

my husband and I were there for the art presentations. I can say we were surprised by the rants of 2 men. Not what we want here in Hamburg Schools. We did not stay much beyond that display, but did catch the rest of the meeting on line. Stick to your promises and ignore their personnel attacks.

I want to say we support any school board who wants what PTA Parents 8:31 commented on this blog. All this was put out there by this school board. I support them and so do many in this community. Thank you School Board

yes please said...

Bring on this school board's agenda, we love all of you if you make this happen here.

Anonymous said...

Kudos School officials stay with your agenda it is so good for our kids.

support those issues said...

We are not asleep we are watching and supporting what this school board is trying to accomplish with
*Art & music
*health/schienc academy
*college credit for our high school kids.
*extended elementary school day
drug alchol officer in our schools.

Come on this makes a whole lot of sense. We want this to happen and we will support this school board on those issues.

Anonymous said...

We stand behind our children's teachers and this school boards agenda. We need this

John Duffy said...

What do you expect from this ilk of guys?

Anonymous said...

To John Duffy
more ethics complaints

Anonymous said...

Are there really such things as striper moms? How come this wasnt going on when I was in school? Feel like I missed the bus!!! Sorry folks, you all look like fools, thought I would make a joke.

Where can one see the mom stripers? Is the picture mom taking pictures? It looks like they have a lawyer pn board to get them out of the jam this might cause. And one guy will provide the water. And its about the kids, right!!! You look like idiots.

Anonymous said...

Don't let Ed and his SMALL Minority of sore loosers sway what the school board is doing to recover from the past years of cutting teachers and programs. The new Board has been placing staff,teachers and aids back in the classrooms. Let them do their job we elected them to do (as promised). The Majority of the community voted for change, don't compromise what you set out to do.

ConcernedParents said...

To awaken young minds, give them a solid foundation, let them explore, give them the tools to make right decisions, help them become good stewarts of the environment. This is the purpose of education not the Bull that is being shoved around by those two blow hards speaking out at the school board meetings.

Anonymous said...

To concerned parents 7:53 am

we agree, we are concerned parents too. Ruined it for us that night we were there for our kid

Anonymous said...

Why doesnt the school bored hire more teachers? Duh- my kids sit on the window ledge. Please hire more teachers.

Anonymous said...

OH SO TRUE THAT PUBLIC EDUCATION IS A FAILURE AND DOES NOTHING TO PROMOTE THOUGHTFUL QUESTIONING ADULTS.