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Wayland Transparent March 18, 2014 at 11:57 AM
Dr. Stein made no qualitative assertion about teacher pay. What he did is correct theRead Moremisrepresent ations in the WVN piece about the new salary contract. It was the first time I have seen the WVN reporter speechless. CPA funding comes from our taxes - when you want it that makes our tax rate OK, when you don't they are too high. Take a look at all the things that have kept our taxes artificially low of the past few years before you start crowing about huge increases.
david moran March 18, 2014 at 07:07 PM
Thanks for this start, but you are going to have to do better than this. What Stein corrected, whyRead Moret he speechlessness; I will try to track down on my own. I thought you would have data. Including how CPA works, what I do not understand. I have no bias here, just curiosity about why taxes are so high, and a sense of the need for pushback. When you know actual details, share, please --- transparency and all that. Crowing sure is an odd and impugning choice of verb, esp from someone misleadingly transparent.
david moran March 24, 2014 at 09:04 PM
Okay, I have heard no details nor substantiation re any of this, transparent or opaque or inRead Morebetween . One of my contacts reports that Stein did later hand out to the school committee details re the distribution of raises between younger teachers and more-experienced teachers: younger teachers get on average substantially more than the 4% systemwide average, while experienced ones who have hit the top step get less. This was in no way a rebuttal of anything reported, WVN or otherwise. I regret not having been involved as a questioner in the recent candidates' night. It is absolutely essential for anyone unwealthy who wants to continue to live in this nice town to know where each candidate, old or new, stands wrt school budgeting a couple of years down the road.
Cynthia Hill March 22, 2014 at 03:46 PM
Term limits for all.
Wayland Transparent March 23, 2014 at 01:27 PM
You really never have anything nice to say do you? By the way love the new hairdo!
Jeff Baron March 14, 2014 at 10:04 AM
Politics aside, Sharon, the Jr. Warriors program is fantastic and Jeanne's work on it is equally as Read Morefantastic!
J. Michael Gilbreath March 16, 2014 at 09:29 AM
Alexia certainly appears to be a qualified candidate, unfortunately her website provides noRead Moreinformat ion about the issues facing the Wayland schools and her perspectives on them.
Jeff Baron March 16, 2014 at 11:51 AM
Michael, I was sure to forward your comments to Alexia. I know she does not participate as aRead Morecomment er on this site. She will, however, be participating in the LOWV night and any call-ins. I'm sure you get a fuller perspective on her (and the other candidates') perspectives during these events.
Wayland Transparent March 13, 2014 at 12:39 PM
How do we know if she will show up? She has never even been to a town meeting.
Sharon Burke March 19, 2014 at 08:42 AM
Can anyone tell me what Argie's position is on Wayland Cares and Rivers Edge? She was asked bothRead Morequ estions last night at Candidates Night, but deliberately avoided answering those questions.