Archive for June 3rd, 2009

by Ana J. Beard

As Alex Apostle, Superintendent for Missoula County Public Schools put it, Hellgate High School principal Jane Bennett is being “reassigned” to Willard’s principal (which is interesting seeing as there are an awful lot of rumors going around about Apostle wanting to close Willard in the near future).

He made the announcement to the staff Tuesday, June 2 in a meeting he had called earlier that day. He told the staff this, and then asked if  Bennett had anything to say and then booked it out of there. He handled the situation unprofessionally and apparently there hasn’t even been a clear reason as to why she’s being reassigned.

There is much protest to her reassignment though, including a petition and letters to the school board.

Funny enough, Hellgate’s CRT testing scores are up by at least TEN PERCENT from last year (12 in math, 18 in reading, science went up as well). Obviously the school (and Bennett) is doing something right, so why the sudden changes? This is just one of the many improvements Hellgate has made in the recent years as well as attendance rates going up and a revised math curriculum.

by jhwygirl

I’m sure many – probably all – 4&20 readers have noticed, Left in the West, Montana’s premier progressive blog, is down.

This is a temporary thing, I am told.

Usually it happens right in the heat of a general election, so I had to check my calendar and make sure I didn’t suffer a Rumpelstiltskin or something…

I’m sure it is just a coincidence that it’s down and that Jake Eaton happens to be back in Montana. Just a coincidence.

Until then, shop around on that list over there on the left – Mountain Blogs. Plenty of fine blogs to fill your intertubing pleasure.

no sale max

by problembear

Townes Van Zandt said it best

“no sale….you can’t sell that stuff to me….”

 believe we’ll keep on pushing for single payer with you or without you. the middle class in montana is mad as a nest of kicked yellow jackets…..

your decision to exclude single payer universal health care was certainly a mistake on your part. it was a bone head move or as cartman says…………

when it comes to understanding the plight of the middle class you senator are truly lame… least your fellow democrats in congress who are up for reelection in 2010 will know who to blame when they get stung because of your blundering on health care. just to make it official; remember -i tried to warn you not to kick that big grey ball of yellow bugs….it’s full of middle class votes and they are looking for someone to take their frustrations out on…..and who better than the senator who stands in the way of our last chance at freedom from lying, cheating health insurers.

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