Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dominion Making Millions from Inefficient Street Lighting

Hi Yupette,

Know why we have such poor street lighting in Arlington? Because Dominion Resources is making millions from keeping the old energy-inefficient mercury vapor streets burning as long as possible. Longer mercury vapor streets burn the more energy they use the less light they produce. County Board has squandered millions of tax dollars on this and other energy wasting scams that benefit the utility companies.

Carole - 22207

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Time for VA State Board of Education to Take Over Wakefield

Yupette, Wakefield H.S. is a mess and things will be worse when the new Wakefield H.S. is completed. The new Wakefield H.S. was designed by Sally Baird, Libby Garvey, Jay Fisette, Chris Zimmerman, etc., to be a recreation-entertainment 'party zone' for not only South Arlington but for adjacent neighborhoods of Alexandria and Fairfax County.

This is a school that has underperformed for decades. Typical response of the School Board and County Board was to bring President Obama to Wakefield to lecture students about taking responsibility for their education. As if 16-year olds have any control over their curriculum and learning environment We don't need any more PR from the Yuppiecrats. We need and want a school that educates our children.

Linda - 22206

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

SAT Scores Indicate Arlington School Board is Failing to Educate

Hello Yupette:

Thanks for the information about the unacceptable disparity between Wakefield and Yorktown SAT scores.

But even more unacceptable is the disparity between Yorktown and McLean and Yorktown and Langley high schools.

Mclean H.S. - Reading, Math Writing: 590 608 581 = 1778

Langley H.S. - Reading, Math, Writing: 602 618 592 = 1812

Yorktown H.S. - Reading, Math, Writing: 581 595 565 = 1741

Given the money Arlington spends and the similar demographics the total SAT scores for Yorktown students should be well above 1800.

Carole 22207

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wakefield - Yorktown SAT Score Spread Completely Unacceptable


Anyone else see the 257 point SAT score spread between Wakefield and Yorktown students? This is unacceptable to me and should be unacceptable to you.

Arlington will spend almost 50% of the $1.1 billion County FY 11 revenue on our schools. It's time for a major change in the School Board, not more excuses for more of the same.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Boss Zimmerman is the Master of Metro Disaster

Hello, Yupette;

Anyone else read Friday's Post? Metro buses blowing up and more Metro Access passengers being molested by Metro Access drivers? Who to blame? Surely not Boss Zimmerman, who's been on the WMATA Board for 12 years.

Judy - 22201