Author Archives: rockfordrants

About rockfordrants

I am a concerned individual in the Rockford, Illinois area and I have had enough of the problems in this area. Thus I vent and hope that others can vent as well.

Are our schools failing?

  According to the Department of Education, as many as 4 in 5 will fail to make adequate yearly progress this year.  So is this failing? Personally I agree that NCLB NEEDS to be changed, but saying that 82% of … Continue reading

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RPS205 CFO or maybe Weatherman…

The CFO of the Rockford Public School District (RPS205) would make a great weatherman.  How many other jobs do you know of that allow you to be wrong more often than right and still get paid.  Then again, since I … Continue reading

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Where is all of the money?

The state of Illinois is way behind on paying its bills.  I’m sure that doesn’t surprise anybody, but I want to know where all of the money is?  Too many things are affected by this problem. And it’s not just … Continue reading

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Discrimination…

I will write an article on this later, but for right now I want to know what YOU consider to be discrimination.

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Changes to Education laws?!?!?

President Obama has tasked Congress with changing education laws before the beginning of the next school year. This can be a good thing or a bad thing.  The current law looked good on paper and made the right noises to … Continue reading

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School consolidation?

The governor of Illinois came up with the idea of consolidating all Illinois school districts to a much smaller number as a cost saving measure.  Personally I think that this isn’t going to save nearly as much as he thinks.  … Continue reading

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Tsunami

Our hearts and well-wishes go out to all who have been affected by this disaster.

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