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Privileged White Politics And Walton County

Discussion in 'Local Government and Groups' started by Kaydence, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. Kaydence

    Kaydence Beach Fanatic

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    And this was going on at Butler Elementary...

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    Oh my gosh.... Years ago we had our young kids attend art camp and yoga camp with his wife until we started getting a very, very creepy vibe from him. He was making propositions to my married friend in front of our kids, with his wife just in the other room. Also we left Butler and went to the Montessori school. Without my permission he used my daughter as a model for paintings that he sold. I had no idea until a friend happened to buy one of the paintings. My daughter is all grown up and just graduated from college. She never has mentioned that there was anything wrong that happened, but I need to ask her. I'm very worried.

    Do you know any details of what happened??
     
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    Well, I guess his father is very embarrassed as is his wife. I always liked Bill Jr. and even took up for him in debates when he ran for school board. Having a father who is the State Attorney can not be easy but my guess is he needs help mentally. My prayers go our to his wife who has always stuck by him. My hope is he will resign from the school board to save his family further embarrassment, then get professional help.
     
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    I was told that this had been going on for quite some time...like 8 years ago and that other kids complained and nothing was done. Most recently there were complaints made last year.

    Comments I've been told were it was mostly inappropriate touching.
     
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    Suzanne, this is just my opinion and I mean no offense but I think this is a bad case of supporting party affiliation over character, qualifications, principals and ideas.

    People knew he had written any number of bad checks ($1000's of dollars worth) his driving records was a disaster, his teaching credentials had been revoked and he was to have no contact with students but he somehow managed to get them reinstated and there is a felony conviction you cant make heads or tails of because so much of it has been redacted. Some of this stuff came out in public forums when he ran and people voted for him anyway and he wasn't the best qualified for the job, he was just the favorite State Attorney's son and his election was paid for by the republican party.

    The Radar Group isn't innocent here either and they are powerful. Betty DeVous , the Koch Brothers, Campanella are all about taking taxpayer money for private education and that's what the Radar Group does. They profit from kids no one else wants or can educate either because of learning disabilities, at risk youth or juvenile delinquents etc. and profit from it. I've literally been in the classroom at Walton Academy and those are some of the roughest, toughest kids you'll ever meet. They have no respect for authority, the assignments I saw and handed out looked like something you would give a kindergarten class, if the kids even bothered to do them. Most didn't. They are angry as hell at having to be there anyway and will strike out at anyone in their path. Did I mention the drugs and cell phones? Or wearing their pants down around their butt cheeks and the girls looking like painted trollops, boobs barley covered and my god the potty mouths.

    I'm also concerned with the way Education is headed under the Trump Administration (I know you're a Trump fan, sorry) and there are at least 3 members on our current board who also support voucher schools. I DON'T agree at all with taxpayer dollars supporting private edu. Never have, never will.
     
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  7. Kaydence

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    This one from NWFL Daily news doesn't mention height so my guess is the first is a typo.

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    ACHILLE STEVE ROGERS
    Booking Number: 87524
    Booking on: 3/30/2017
    County: Walton
    Date of Birth: 10/15/1947
    Gender: M
    Race: W
    Charges
    • Violation Description: Lewd Lasc Molest Offender >18 Child<12
     
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    Shameful that this was allegedly going on for awhile. If this guy isn't a teacher, what is he doing at the elementary school, interacting with children? Who allowed this?

    If complaints were made previously and nothing done, perhaps the past Superintendent has some insight into this as "Complaints being made and nothing done" was fairly common place.

    Let's not forget about "Cocaine Teacher" that was on active Felony Probation and employed as a teacher at SoWal H.S.

    Perhaps our new Superintendent is taking things more seriously...
     
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    His wife is a teacher at Butler. They have had after school art classes at their home for years and years so this may not be something that happened at Butler, but likely happened to Butler students at their home. He used to teach yoga as part of the art classes. I don't know if he still does--its been at least 12 years since my children attended the art lessons. It's a real shame. His wife is an amazing teacher and person. My kids learned a lot from her.
     
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    Lynda, I really thought you knew Suzanne better than that; I can assure you this lady is not going to base her opinion on any party affiliation. As she clearly stated, she thinks he should resign, how is that supporting him? And frankly, I'm disappointed that you want to use this topic for your political leanings.
     
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    Bill, I didn't say she based her opinion on party affiliation, I said I believe party affiliation is what got him elected not because he was the best person for the job.

    I do know Suzanne better than that and I do know she will call a spade a spade if she sees something or knows of something that isn't right regardless of who she voted for or supported.
     
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    And just so you know Bill my comments were directed at corrupt politicians in this county and we all know who they are.

    Suzanne has been a tyrant (a good tyrant) in exposing their BS!
     
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    Teachers are responsible for creating a learning environment in an ethical setting and are charged to do no harm.

    Putting children at risk (taking them into your home after school hours) doesn't seem ethical to me and the teacher runs the risk that something could occur that would damage their own reputation and that of the schools.

    Moral character requires individuals to act on their moral convictions. Everyday we face a host of moral and ethical issues and it's how we respond to them as individuals that determines our true character.

    Obviously in both Mr. Eddins and Mr. Rodgers case something in their moral character is lacking and they see nothing wrong with their repugnant behavior or how it affects not only the reputation of the School System but also the lives of their families and their victims.

    I'll grant you at 28 years of age if you see nothing wrong with sleeping with a man old enough to be your father, who is also married with an unsuspecting wife and children at home there is also something lacking in your moral character as well.
     
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    Bill Eddins Jr. COULD NOT and DID NOT pass a comprehensive background check (I suspected that) and should never have been made the Principal at Walton Academy or Okaloosa DJJ

    Because of Eddins inability to pass a background check he was also not to have any contact with students but ironically was the Principal and teacher at Walton Academy from 2001 to 2010. During that time he was allegedly having an affair with an AIDE at the Academy. From 2010 to just a few shorts months ago when he was forced to resign from Okaloosa DJJ he was the Director/ Principal and again NOT supposed to have contact with students.

    Charlene Anderson was well aware that Eddins failed the background check and the Radar Group's efforts coupled with her efforts, as well as that of other politicos has kept him in positions he should never have been in with our school system.
     
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    No surprise that the ex-Sup of Schools apparently knew about the failed background. She also should have know about the Cocaine Teacher at South Walton H.S., as she was on Active Felony Probation while employed as a teacher there...

    It's not what you know, its WHO you know or WHO you are related to.
     
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    There are 7 other documents that go with the above attachment.

    Coy Yates was the Superintendent at the time. But we kept re-cycling the garbage here in Walton County and the Radar Group kept shuffling him around.

    Note: The Attorney of Record at the bottom of the page!!!!

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    Too bad this wasn't read and taken seriously before he was elected! Just saying!
     
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    Money buys elections in Walton County...not knowledge.
     
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    True! However, some that I know were not bought. They aren't that low and disgusting! They actually have integrity. I'm just confused as to why they let this slip by them. :-(
     

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