1 year ago on 04/03/2017 at 8:15 AM


1 year ago on 04/03/2017 at 8:18 AM

EXACTLY why we need Biagi and Sanchez on the board. "How we spend it is more important than ever"

1 year ago on 04/03/2017 at 8:19 AM

Nope. I can think of nothing more harmful than a couple of lawyers—WHO DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT EDUCATION—fumbling their way through education funding.

1 year ago on 04/03/2017 at 8:22 AM

Hey. My spouse is an accountant. I know NOTHING about accounting. Now, I wish she made more money, so if I could influence her employer to pay her more, I might do that, but I still have no expertise in accounting simply because I'm married to an accountant.

1 year ago on 04/03/2017 at 9:30 AM

This Facebook page has lost its way. It was established in 2014 to address flooding issues that the city was facing. While schools are also a top priority. in my opinion, the tone of this page has become too political, too much finger pointing and arguing. Keep the focus local without dragging in personal biases regarding National politics. Just saying.

1 year ago on 04/03/2017 at 11:08 AM

Its confusing as to why everyone wants to avoid National Politics like its a radioactive isotope? The national politics are what they are and IGNORING them does not lessen the impact they are going to have on our daily lives. I do agree (and I have attempted to change as of late) we should not use it to attack people but national politics are going to affect our daily lives and talking about them within relevance to our local government is an important part of life. No offense to everyone trying to avoid it but I remember being taught by Mr. Heuman at Maine South one of my AP/history teachers, that political discourse is healthy if done correct and it only serves to strengthen our local, state and national governments. Those who avoid it either have no thoughts or do no want to share hiding their true feelings out of some inner battle with themselves. Just a humble opinion that is of my own. I wish all of the candidates good luck and thank you to this page for allowing discourse which can get heated at times and somewhat antagonistic but has helped to spread ideas to the citizens of PR. Id like to think we all have PR's best interests in mind, its my home town, its your home town, and to those transplanted its their town as well!

1 year ago on 04/03/2017 at 12:12 PM
1 year ago on 04/03/2017 at 1:59 PM

As Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said, "everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not to his own facts. " I stand by my answer in the Tribune to the DeVos question - but to set the record straight, four of the seven candidates (not just me and Fred Sanchez, as the administrator would falsely have you believe) refused to answer the question - here is a direct quote from the Tribune article, "Candidates Rick Biagi, Norman Dziedzic, Larry Ryles, and Fred Sanchez declined to comment on their opinion of DeVos. " #factsnotfiction http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/news/ct-prh-candidates-on-devos-tl-0216-20170208-story.html

1 year ago on 04/03/2017 at 9:52 PM

Those are reasons not t vote for additional candidates, They are not reasons to vote for Biagi. Here is what a real answer looks like. "She is completely unqualified to be the secretary of education or have leadership in any capacity in regard to public education, " said Bublitz, an administrator with East Maine School District 63. "She does not know what the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) is and how it affects education. Any educator with minimal training should know such basic information. " For those who consider the appointment of DeVos a relevant topic, Greg Bublitz, Michael Schaab and Eastman Tiu each expressed opposition to DeVos, calling her a poor choice for the role.

1 year ago on 04/03/2017 at 11:44 PM

"DeVos is to Educators as Evolution is to Darwin. " That could have been taken off a standardized test. � It's an ideological thing.

1 year ago on 04/06/2017 at 2:30 PM

After reading all the comments, I am glad I voted for those that won. Congrats Biagi, Sanchez, and Ryles.

1 year ago on 04/06/2017 at 2:52 PM

But no congrats to Eastman Tiu? He's the best one!

1 year ago on 04/06/2017 at 3:54 PM

I am sure he may be, but i did not vote for him. Good to have an educator on the Board.

1 year ago on 04/06/2017 at 9:01 PM

Eastman, who spent maybe $0 on his campaign! He has a desirable attitude (and platform)!