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jhilt123 
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Re: “Official Recommends Revoking Burlington Guidance Director's License

Hes done nothing less than a Stellar job.

- Noel Greene

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Posted by jhilt123 on 10/05/2018 at 12:10 PM

Re: “As Controversies Swirl, What’s Next for Burlington Schools’ Beleaguered Superintendent?

While the Superintendent is proving to be seriously incompetent in his duties - the blame for this quagmire is with the crack squad of school commissioners who have been on the board over the past 8 or so years. People like Porter, Seguino and Curry have zero understanding of how to improve student outcomes, and should never have been in a position of governing a district like Burlington. Good luck to the newly elected board in cleaning up their mess.

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Posted by jhilt123 on 09/26/2018 at 6:24 PM

Re: “Burlington School Officials Seek to Quell Censorship Controversy

Young grandma - do us a public service and get yourself into therapy and put out that dumpster fire inside your head.

8 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by jhilt123 on 09/16/2018 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Burlington School Officials Seek to Quell Censorship Controversy

Young Grandma, this is a failure of governance by the previous board. They would love to have you make that argument. Porter and Seguino abdicated all of their responsibilities of oversight and drove the district into the ground in a variety of ways other than just supporting incompetent administrators.

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Posted by jhilt123 on 09/16/2018 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Despite Controversy, Burlington Principal Plans to Vet Student Newspaper Stories

Dave S, I would add Commissioners Liz Curry, Lauren Berizbetia, Susan Marie Harrington, Kat Kleman, and Ryan Mclaren to the list of folks that have driven the district to the place it is. ... the fish rots from the head.

20 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by jhilt123 on 09/15/2018 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Investigator: 'Unprofessional' Burlington High School Guidance Director Faked Transcript

Molly, why didn't you mention the fact that former school board members Mark Porter, Stephanie Seguino and Lauren Berizbetia - along with current board member, Liz Cury - were outright supporters of Macias when all of this was going on? They sat and listened to the guidance counselors testifying that they were bullied, and did nothing. Superintendent Obeng could do no wrong to them, and Macias and Obeng are part of the same boys club.

Incidentally, when Porter accused Commissioner Wick of misconduct, these same commissioners were outraged and spent thousands of taxpayer dollars to investigate a total non-issue.

62 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by jhilt123 on 09/12/2018 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Burlington Teachers and School Board Still Finalizing Contract

Jay, you should reconsider your assessment of who the real perpetrators are in this scenario... workers have relegated themselves to lower levels of significance than ever before. Thank god for teachers, who are organized enough to draw the line in the sand. They carry the rest of the work force in their backs. Trumps tax bill will rob us all blind, but youre too busy being hyper-focused on the peasants in your own community who are trying to get a fair shake to notice.

Show some respect for the great work of these human beings. The percentage of your dollar youre providing investing in public education is minutiae compared to the percentage youre handing over to Exxon Mobil.

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Posted by jhilt123 on 12/15/2017 at 9:51 AM

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