Tag Archives: Liberty Watch

Podcasts of Nancy as Guest Host on The Stacy Petty Show 1310KFKA

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On October 15th and 16th I filled in for Stacy so she could attend her son’s wedding. Here are the podcasts: October 15th 1st Hour – Importance of public education October 15th 2nd Hour – Importance of public education October 16th 1st Hour – Sherrie Peif update on University H.S. October 16th 2nd Hour – … read more

Search the latest TSD Employee data & Checkbook Spending

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The updated TSD Employee Database search tool is updated and you can now search by: Update Field:  This is date the district provided the data in response to our open records request.  The May 21, 2015 is the most current update and you can also look at the staffing as of prior dates. Location:  Select… read more

I Pledge My Life, My Fortunes, My Sacred Honor

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Today we celebrate Independence Day and enjoy the gift of Liberty made possible by the vision and sacrifice of the brave 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence. The blessing of freedom has been passed on to each generation and sadly with each passing of the baton the principals of Liberty have been rewritten… read more

Critical thinking plays key role in society, Dr. Paul Bankes

Dr. Paul Bankes who is a former principal and Executive Director in Thompson School District, has written an excellent guest column for the Reporter Herald about what he sees as the issues in public education and how applying concepts of critical thinking can help. We encourage all of you to attend the Breaking Bread Potluck… read more

Another Great Breaking Bread Potluck!

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Lot’s of good discussion surrounding testing as well as a discussion on merit pay (pay for performance). This time we had current and former teachers who brought a lot to the discussion as well as some new parents who shared concerns about the current system. We appreciate everyone who attended the discussion and as always… read more

Breaking Bread Potluck – Great Food & Yes even better Discussions!!

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When we first came up with the idea of having a “Breaking Bread Potluck”, we had no idea what the outcome would be. We are very happy to say that the first potluck was a success! In spite of last minute cancellations, there were 24 in attendance which included one principal and one teacher and… read more

The Charade of Transparency Continues – Budget & Union Contract vote June 19th

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Will any amount of money ever be enough to satisfy the insatiable appetite of the education system? It is that time of year again when local school boards are voting on next year’s budget and there is the usual hand-wringing and angst about the lack of money and yet no budget ever shrinks, no budget… read more

Thompson District: Union Negotiations Open to the public!

The petition efforts did make a difference, as our research found that the negotiations were open for public observation and are now being reinstated as open to the public.  Approximately 18 years ago the process included all board members which required every meeting to be publicized in the newspaper and people did attend the meetings.… read more

Guest Column in Reporter Herald by Nancy Rumfelt – Exec. Director of Liberty Watch

Transparency is one of those issues that can make for strange bedfellows! While we may disagree on other issues, the Reporter Herald and Liberty Watch both agree on the importance of transparency. Thank you to the Reporter Herald for printing my guest column!  Click here to read the column… read more

Podcast 1/9/13 of Nancy on Amy Oliver Show

January 9, 2013 on the Amy Oliver Show, Nancy Rumfelt Director of Liberty Watch and Ben DeGrow of the Independence Institute, discuss the petition and how the requested policies can help to form a Partnership in Excellence for the benefit of our kids education. Click here to listen to the podcast. Anyone CAN make a… read more