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Comments on: Vicki Phillips has them Wowed at Education Week

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By: marcia

Fri, 07 Sep 2007 03:40:40 +0000

Regardless if she lived in a shack with no bathroom facilities, she's forgotten where she came from. My dad grew up on a dirt farm in Georgia, and he never forgot his roots. He was true human being who cared about equality, and he taught his kids to think the same way. VP is an asskisser climbing that ladder to success if you ask me.

By: Himself

Fri, 07 Sep 2007 00:54:39 +0000

Hey, that's nuthin'. My dad walked 20 miles each way to school in the snow in Pittsburgh. And it was uphill both ways! Also, candy bars were a nickel. ("You see this quarter, Reg? It used to be a nickel." Sorry, I've got to work in a Slap Shot reference now and then.) Seriously, it would be a good story to check out. There's probably a grain of truth to it, mixed up with some hyperbole and whole-cloth lies. But hell, even if it's true, who gives a rip? It doesn't change the fact that she's a tool for the obscenely rich.

By: Zarwen

Thu, 06 Sep 2007 05:26:26 +0000

Has anyone ever tried to verify her story of living in a shack without running water and being bussed 35 miles to school every day? I've been suspicious about that from the get-go. (I might add that I spent a number of summers in rural Tennessee during my childhood. Kentucky couldn't have been that different. And I am only slightly younger than VP.) My suspicion increased exponentially when I watched how differently she treated schools (and the people in them) in upper-income neighborhoods vs. lower-income neighborhoods.

By: Himself

Thu, 06 Sep 2007 00:48:32 +0000

As far as the disadvantaged students in the Jefferson cluster go, she did reach out... to smack them in the face. (Figuratively, people, figuratively!) I thought it was pretty telling that Robelen couldn't find any parents or community leaders (other than Wells) to say something -- anything -- nice about Phillips.

By: Steve Buel

Thu, 06 Sep 2007 00:21:18 +0000

"reaching out to the disadvantaged" I can't stand it.