http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/todaysopinions/rss.xml en Americans’ views seem contradictory http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/americans%E2%80%99-views-seem-contradictory-0 <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fabyanic-jerry_1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> A few recent news items, each powerfully pointing a finger at us and to our system, disconcertingly indicate why things are askew.</p> <p> The first deals with the wealth gap. According to an Associated Press story, a University of Michigan study shows the Great Recession and consequential slow recovery have widened the chasm between the &uuml;ber-wealthy and the rest of Americans.</p> <p> In 2007, the top 5 percent boasted 16.5 times the wealth as the bottom 95 percent collectively, but by 2013 it soared by nearly 50 percent, to 24 times.</p> Americans’ views seem contradictory http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/americans%E2%80%99-views-seem-contradictory-0 <img src="http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/sites/www.clearcreekcourant.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fabyanic-jerry_1.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> A few recent news items, each powerfully pointing a finger at us and to our system, disconcertingly indicate why things are askew.</p> <p> The first deals with the wealth gap. According to an Associated Press story, a University of Michigan study shows the Great Recession and consequential slow recovery have widened the chasm between the &uuml;ber-wealthy and the rest of Americans.</p> <p> In 2007, the top 5 percent boasted 16.5 times the wealth as the bottom 95 percent collectively, but by 2013 it soared by nearly 50 percent, to 24 times.</p> VOX POP http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/vox-pop-3 <p> <strong>School board needs to explain Lancaster&rsquo;s ouster</strong></p> <p> Editor:</p> <p> Re: &ldquo;Time for the school board to come clean,&rdquo; the op-ed by Jerry Fabyanic on July 30.</p> <p> The Clear Creek School District has had two&nbsp;overarching goals for at least 30 years:</p> <p> 1) Provide the absolute best education to Clear Creek County students that we are capable of.</p> VOX POP http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/vox-pop-3 <p> <strong>School board needs to explain Lancaster&rsquo;s ouster</strong></p> <p> Editor:</p> <p> Re: &ldquo;Time for the school board to come clean,&rdquo; the op-ed by Jerry Fabyanic on July 30.</p> <p> The Clear Creek School District has had two&nbsp;overarching goals for at least 30 years:</p> <p> 1) Provide the absolute best education to Clear Creek County students that we are capable of.</p> Time for school board to come clean http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/time-school-board-come-clean <p> &ldquo;A little water clears us of this deed.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;&mdash; Lady Macbeth<br /> <br /> Let&rsquo;s pick up where I left off last week: with the untimely decapitation of Todd Lancaster, our erstwhile superintendent.<br /> I e-mailed Peter Monson, an old friend, colleague and longtime member of the Board of Education, inviting the board and &ldquo;interim&rdquo; superintendent Roslin Marshall to my KYGT-FM show to give them the opportunity &ldquo;to clear the air regarding &lsquo;Toddgate.&rsquo; &rdquo;<br /> Time for school board to come clean http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/time-school-board-come-clean <p> &ldquo;A little water clears us of this deed.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;&mdash; Lady Macbeth<br /> <br /> Let&rsquo;s pick up where I left off last week: with the untimely decapitation of Todd Lancaster, our erstwhile superintendent.<br /> I e-mailed Peter Monson, an old friend, colleague and longtime member of the Board of Education, inviting the board and &ldquo;interim&rdquo; superintendent Roslin Marshall to my KYGT-FM show to give them the opportunity &ldquo;to clear the air regarding &lsquo;Toddgate.&rsquo; &rdquo;<br /> Life lessons can be rude awakening http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/life-lessons-can-be-rude-awakening <p> The other day, a friend asked me how I come up with ideas about what to write, and I told her the problem isn&rsquo;t coming up with them as much as deciding upon one. That&rsquo;s my pleasant problem this week, so to wit:<br /> Life lessons can be rude awakening http://www.clearcreekcourant.com/content/life-lessons-can-be-rude-awakening <p> The other day, a friend asked me how I come up with ideas about what to write, and I told her the problem isn&rsquo;t coming up with them as much as deciding upon one. That&rsquo;s my pleasant problem this week, so to wit:<br />