Friday, October 31, 2014

Jeannette Jaquish for FWCS Board.

(Mrs. Jaquish asked that we post this on her behalf. Enjoy.)
Hello! 
I am Jeannette Jaquish, running for the Fort Wayne Community Schools at large board seat against Mark GiaQuinta and Anne Duff.

Please visit my website at www.VoteJaquishFWCS.com

I think the competition of charters and vouchers stimulate public schools to improve, and it saves the Dept. of Education money because charters and vouchers get $4,800 instead of the $6,500 that goes to public schools.  Many on the FWCS board constantly complain of the money lost to charters and vouchers and tax caps, ignoring that parents chose them, and that losing the funding also means not having to educate the children. I say stop whining, pull up your socks and compete to win them back.

I have many practical observations on nutritious meals, lost academic and career classes, cold dark morning walks to the bus stop, how to deal with hungry kids, standardized testing and more.
I also summarize a Harvard study that found how a New York City charter the Harlem Children's Zone greatly raised minority student scores. What they learned is now spreading to public schools.

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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

How many commissioners should Allen County have?

This is the question that will appear on the November 4th ballot:
Shall the county government of Allen County be reorganized to place all executive power in a single county executive and to place all legislative and fiscal powers in the county council?
I will be voting "Yes" for this one.

 A libertarian case for having three county commissioners would run as follows: Each commissioner would run as a check on the other two. And the more inefficient county government becomes, the less damage it can do.

 Another weak argument is that it hasn't been tried before. But having a single elected member of the executive branch is how it is done on every other level of government that we live under.

 County government already leaves a lighter footprint than state, city, and federal government. The services that the county does provide, including police, road maintenance, and Board of Health are important enough that they should be overseen by effective, accountable leadership.

Monday, October 06, 2014

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE!!

IF YOU PLAN ON MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN HOW THIS COUNTRY IS RUN BE ADVISED THAT TODAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER TO VOTE!! EVEN IF YOU ARE PRIOR REGISTERED THE CURRENT SECRETARY OF STATE EARLIER THIS YEAR SUSPENDED 700,000 VOTERS BECAUSE OF PAPERWORK ISSUES PLEASE CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS NO MATTER WHAT

Residents can register at their local county voter registration office, at any Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branch, or at any National Voter Registration Act full-service agency, such as Workforce Development offices and Family and Social Services Administration offices, according to the secretary of state’s website.

To register online, go to www.indianavoters.com. 


You must have a valid Indiana driver’s license number or Indiana state identification card number available. The site also allows users to update their voter registration with a new address or name change. In Allen County, residents can register at the Rousseau Centre, 1 E. Main St., Suite 176, in Fort Wayne; at BMV branches; the Allen Circuit Court Clerk’s office; the Fort Wayne City Clerk’s office; the New Haven City Clerk-Treasurer’s office; Fort Wayne City Utilities; Fort Wayne Board of Public Works; and the Fort Wayne City Controller’s office. Residents can also register at Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines recruitment offices.

SUPREME COURT DENIES BIGOTRY AND HATE: MARRIAGE EQUALITY LEGAL IN INDIANA AND FOUR OTHER STATES TODAY

gay marriage ruling cartoon by nate beeler 2013-06-26
MARRIAGE EQUALITY IS LEGAL IN INDIANA UTAH OKLAHOMA VIRGINIA AND WISCONSIN!!! THANKS TO THE SUPREME COURT DENYING STATE CLAIMS!!

The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.

The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The court's order immediately ends delays on marriage in those states. Couples in six other states should be able to get married in short order. That would make same-sex marriage legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia. But the justices have left unresolved for now the question of same-sex marriage nationwide.


Further news and commentary will be updated as it is provided and the celebration begins!!

SOCTUS blog .... This morning the Court issued additional orders from its September 29 Conference.   Most notably, the Court denied review of all seven of the petitions arising from challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage.  This means that the lower-court decisions striking down bans in Indiana, Wisconsin, Utah, Oklahoma, and Virginia should go into effect shortly, clearing the way for same-sex marriages in those states and any other state with similar bans in those circuits.

The Supreme Court had issued the first round of orders from the September 29 Conference last Thursday, adding eleven new cases to its docket for the new Term.  Many people had anticipated that one or more of the same-sex marriage petitions might be on that list, but the Court did not act on any of them at the time.  Last month Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had suggested that the Court might not step into the controversy at this point, because there was no disagreement among the lower courts on that issue.  Today her prediction proved true, with the Court denying review (without any comment) of the seven petitions:  Bogan v. Baskin (Indiana); Walker v. Wolf (Wisconsin); Herbert v. Kitchen (Utah); McQuigg v. Bostic (Virginia); Rainey v. Bostic (Virginia); Schaefer v. Bostic (Virginia); and Smith v. Bishop (Oklahoma).

ADDITIONAL RAMIFICATIONS OF THIS DECISION: Involves other State cases still being decided in those Federal Districts or Circuits involved in these seven merged cases and will be resolved by the Circuit Courts in short order including other bans in those 3 Circuits directly being challenged in the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, Kansas, Wyoming, and Colorado, which outcomes and implementations would change almost overnight along with any further rulings that come down the legal pike in the next year.

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