Petition drive

A strangely worded online petition to oust Terry Grier.  The document cites, “…the fact that most of the people in Guilford County would like him to be relieved of duty.”

As of this morning 173 people have signed on.  A quick scan of zip codes doesn’t indicate much county-wide support for the petition so far.

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  1. Double D
    Posted April 20, 2006 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    I see that Demon Deacon signed the petition (#169) but withheld his/her zip code.

  2. Posted April 20, 2006 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    I found it amusing that reading the comments, you find all sorts of people that want Grier out, but seemed like they never passed basic spelling. “salery” and “embarrased” were two that I saw via scanning.

    Doesn’t say much about those parents or whomever is signing these petitions.

  3. Posted April 20, 2006 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    From the petition: “so it’s time we make them listed.”

    Please tell me the author didn’t attend Guilford County schools.

  4. Posted April 20, 2006 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    Oh, and “adoo,” “acutally,” and “sogns.”

  5. Posted April 20, 2006 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    “…the fact that most of the people in Guilford County would like him to be relieved of duty”

    I’m not sure that’s a “fact.” Where did they get that statistic?

    Ever since I saw the first “Get Terry Grier Outta Here,” bumper sticker, my question was, “And get who?”

  6. Dr. Language
    Posted April 20, 2006 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Admonition to Darkmoon from Dr. Language: remember the saying about people who
    live in glass houses! You wrote,

    “…whomever is signing these petitions”

    but the indefinite relative pronoun should not be in the object case, since it is the
    subject of the relative clause; “whoever” is the correct form in this instance.

    Dr. Language diagnoses your problem as hypercorrection.

  7. justin
    Posted April 20, 2006 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    #17 writes – “Rael education and real results please!”


  8. Posted April 20, 2006 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    What makes you think that education in Guilford County 20 years ago when these parents were coming thru was any better than it is today? It was along about the mid 1970′s when education began to take a nose dive. Remember “new” math? the students were supposed to learn math thru osmosis I suppose. That is why they were getting to jurnior high and not knowing the multiplication tables they should have learned in 4th grade. That is also when “social studies” replaced history and geography in the schools. The resulting sad situation is that we have teachers who came thru this miserable system who know just a bit more than their students. And, superintendents who have never been in a classroom and gets all his ideas from those fools at the universities who write the texts books on education and neither have they been near an actual child in a teaching situation. Sorry to get on my box here, but this was my field and I watched it’s decline after I retired early from working full time in education.