i quit reading the merc.
Oh, this explains it much better! Thanks! I will vote yes now!
Maybe it comes from the limited space you had in the paper to write up the endorsement for M60, but it seems like there is clearly a lot of interest in this subject and the Merc could devote some more space to explaining their position on the issue.
If in your research on the matter you found examples of merit based pay working in the field, I'd love to know about it. Also, what about the current structure is so flawed? What is your best case scenario about how this will all shake out, and why do you think that? Who did you talk to and what did they say? Why is every progressive organization AGAINST this measure?
Clearly your readers are having a hard time with this.
It seems like it's time for the Merc to admit they made a mistake on this one. Trust is a two-way street and if we the readers are to continue to trust your editorial choices and stories, then you also have to trust when your readers point out an error.
I think if you talk to some teachers and spend more time on this issue (as these comments indicate you should) you will likely start to doubt your initial endorsement. (If you want, I can put you in touch with some teachers.)
There is a lot of shock and anger in these comments, but the Merc should know that the anger comes from a sense of betrayal. It's like finding out your boyfriend voted for Bush.
Don't mistake the three pages of comments here as a sign that you have created a discourse. You are losing our trust and we're going to just start reading the Willy Week. I'm serious.
I don't get it. You support M60 because you are "optimistic" and you think "Bill Sizemore has a point"? Those are both terrible reasons.
This seems like you're just trying to be controversial to drum up some attention.
Please change your decision on this, you're making a mistake.
This is the best post I have seen in a very long time.
Wouldn't be difficult to call 911 while being robbed at gunpoint? I would expect the robbers would tell you to put your phone down.
I like him!
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