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Can our country afford cuts in education? We must remain competitive in world markets but without well educated young people, not only are we wasting the finest and brightest minds but we are losing our position as #1 in the developed world.

President Obama’s administration has already granted waivers to 19 states from No Child Left Behind provided they will prepare children for college and careers, set new targets for improving achievements among all students, reward the best performing schools and focus help on the ones doing the worst.

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Did we not see this coming when cautions were sounded about a potential train wreck coming if we did not pay attention to our spending mentality? All you activists and concerned citizens who came out to protest the cuts to schools were great. However these cuts were a self-inflicted wound starting in 2005.

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“Eight Reason Public School Teacher’s Aren’t Underpaid” led me to a number of thoughts.

The two key ones were: Add a comment

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The time is here to make your plans to play in the 34th annual Lake Monticello Fire and Rescue Golf Tournament. The date is June 23 with two planned shotgun starts. One at 8 a.m. and one at 2 p.m. From noon to 2 p.m. there will be a lunch for all players. The rain date is August 11.

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Our new high school has been compared to the Taj Mahal, a Mercedes, Buckingham Palace and the iceberg that sank the Titanic. The propaganda machine of the very vocal and intensely small minority in Fluvanna wants you to believe that past iterations of the Board of Supervisors have yoked the taxpayers with an overpriced, overlarge and over equipped edifice.

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