Saturday, November 12, 2005

Nov. 8: The Problem with California

I am so frustrated with the results from our recent election. I was watching the news and watching some of the propositions I was rooting for, wavering on a teeter-totter -- and eventually falling and failing! I wanted to scream. What's wrong with you people?! How can so many great propositions not pass? How can a 14-year-old not be allowed to take as much as an aspirin or Tylenol at school without a parent's consent and yet they can walk into a clinic and have an abortion without a parent or legal guardian ever being told? How can a teacher have tenure after two years of teaching never be fired? What is wrong with five? If they're good, they'll stay and they have nothing to worry about. But to say that you can never fire them because of tenure is ridiculous. No other job does that! Can you imagine never having to get rid of a lawyer or doctor because of tenure? What ever happened to having the student's best interest in mind? I think the problem with Californians is that they are brain washed. They listen to the commercials and if you hear something long enough it turns into a self-proclaimed prophesy. They have heard the commercials over and over about how horrible the Governor is and how horrible all these things are and eventually they start to believe them. I love California but I'm starting to think that maybe I should move to Texas.


  1. Bravo! I agree 100& And don't move to Texas! We need you in California.

  2. It seems like it's way too easy for public school teachers to get hired and stay there, just about all across the US. I had one teacher in seventh grade who couldn't pronounce the vocabulary words. "Umblivical cord," anyone?