Citizen Jane 
Member since Jun 20, 2011

Recent Comments

Re: “OPINION: Failing the Test

This makes me want to cry. There are so many good and dedicated teachers in our city who end up being bullied by principals to cut corners and shortchange our kids, the very kids who need someone to believe in them and help them grab a better future than the one they were born into. I do not know how Carol Wolf continues to confront this "coma of complacency and corruption." Seriously, why does this need to be so hard? Many thanks to Ms. Wolf. Let's hope someone in power is listening.

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Posted by Citizen Jane on 07/13/2018 at 3:37 PM

Re: “The New Guy

Realist@9:15 am -- Here's an idea, where in the world did you ever get the notion that Kamras (or anyone) is paid their entire salary "upfront"? I think the story references how he and his staff are already tackling the byzantine bs. As far as taxes go, I don't fault the guy for supporting a way to get more money for the schools to fix the lousy buildings. I have higher praise for him that he gets that what is most important is tackling the learning that is supposed to be happening in those buildings.

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Posted by Citizen Jane on 05/09/2018 at 11:27 AM

Re: “The New Guy

Tedbert@5:55 am --
Say whaaaat? What is the basis for your comment?

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Posted by Citizen Jane on 05/09/2018 at 9:49 AM

Re: “OPINION: It’s Past Time That We Changed the Names of Schools Honoring Confederate Leaders

@ Southern Gent: I wish they would change the name from JEB Stuart to Abraham Lincoln.

That said, I would love to see this School Board DO ANYTHING right. I am so damn tired of their secretive actions and do not understand why they are only focused on getting money to BUILD NEW SCHOOLS, rather than fixing the problems in the older schools. Old buildings don't need to be torn down ... Look at what the University of Richmond and the College of William & Mary have done with their old buildings.

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Posted by Citizen Jane on 04/25/2018 at 10:59 AM

Re: “OPINION: Something Has to Give

Inbred, I gotta call BS here. Gray and Larson were a vocal minority pushing reform of our facilities. Truth is, however, that if you dont have five votes, you got bupkis. Nothin. Had it not been for their efforts, we would not even have a document detailing the deficiencies in the buildings. How many times did you appear before the SB and speak out about the deplorable conditions of our buildings?

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Posted by Citizen Jane on 03/21/2018 at 6:14 PM

Re: “Team Stoney Should Let the Redskins Deal Drop and Demand Accountability

Here are a couple of what ifs ... WHAT IF the City takes the Redskins/Bon Secours Training Facility and the adjacent fields on Leigh St. and gives them to RPS that for a new school? WHAT IF RPS would then give the Arthur Ashe Building over on the Boulevard (and close to Scotts Addition) to the City for future business development? WIN/WIN? Maybe the schools could even rent the Leigh Street training facility and grounds using the same kinda math that the City did when it leased the Westhampton Building to Bon Secours? Hmmmmm ...

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Posted by Citizen Jane on 02/28/2018 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Opinion: Federal Recognition of Native Americans is Needed to Prevent Cultural Extinction

First things first: Many thanks to the authors of this Back Page and to Style Weekly for bringing this information forward. Now, @gjosephmyers: I respectfully submit that neither the authors of this piece nor Senators Kaine and Warner made any error. Pls. Re-read the text in question. "In a recent email, Kaine elaborated on the situation faced by Virginia’s tribes: “Only the Pamunkey, who have a reservation that they can prove was granted to them in the 1600s, have finally been able to get the [Bureau of Indian Affairs] to acknowledge them,” he said. “We have gotten the bill out of committee and it is now pending on the floor. So we are looking for an opportunity to get it passed and over to the Senate.” FIRST you get the bill out of committee and THEN you get it before the full Senate. Should the bill survive a full Senate vote, it will then be sent to the House.

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Posted by Citizen Jane on 10/08/2015 at 9:15 PM

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