Charter Schools and Public Scools:
It seems that everyone wants more Charter Schools instead of Public Scools. In my opinion it's not a real solution to the growing problem of education in the RCSD. It's more of an opportunity for organizations like Charter Schools to profit in the name of "providing better educational opportunities," for urban children. Let's cut the smoke screen and face the facts. A large part of urban parents are too young to be parents, they have not had a good example to draw from within their own lives, and they expect RCSD Teachers to not only teach their children but raise them as we'll. And when that doesn't happen it's the claim that Teachers don't care. We need better Schools in the City. Well until the Community stands up and takes responsibility for not braking the unfortunate cycle, things aren't going to get better. We need support Public Education not try to replace it. And we need to support our hard working Teachers.
I think that Cara Could be Dr. Who child. Her mother would be River.
Ygritte tastes like Hazelnuts and Eskimo Pie...
In the books, Loras joins the King's Guard and hence not available to marry. I can't remember if marriage was discussed before his appointment.
Thanks for the review. I am looking forward to the Red Wedding. :-)
How did I not know about this? Gah! Out of town tomorrow. FVCK all. People, get out and see these guys.
Anybody who has read "Freakonomics" already knows that some scandal was/is inevitable. Whoever is invested in the test outcomes is at risk of being corrupted by the pressure. Some will inevitably give in.
What is more surprising than the scandal is the low percentage of cheating. Other career paths with a direct results-to-employment correlation have pretty substantial cheating rates - steroids in cycling or baseball, Wall Street insider trading, bankers and credit default swaps (maybe they were technically legal, but the way they wormed out of being held responsible has to count as scandalous). That only a small percentage of teachers cheat is testament to the quality of people who go into teaching.
Jinkx! Jinkx! Jinkx! Jinkx!
i want to be an extra in your movie the amazing spider man 2. i am thirteen years old and do not have a car but i would still love to be apart of your film. do you have a spot a for a great thirteen year old actress in your movie?
Hey! I'm the director of "Do Cybernauts dream of digital Love?" I wish I could have been in Rochester for the screening... Thanks for the nice presentation!
An expose? The members are public appointees and serve as volunteers. They include the Mayor, County Exec., Council President, Legislature President, and city and county appointees.
@Melissa: Both the article and a previous comment refer to "low income families". Also, both the article and the comment say the program's purpose is to allow parents (presumably, both parents) to participate in the workforce. Workforce participation may or may not be a worthy goal, but don't say it's in the best interests of the children. The "quality environment" that the very young deserve is at home with their own mothers, not strangers.
We are very excited to bring NO WORD IN GUYANESE FOR ME by Wendy Graf to Rochester. For tickets and other information visit www.breadandwatertheatre.org. Performance dates are as follows: April 26, 27, May 3 and 4 at 8pm; April 28 and May 5 at 2pm. It's a great show and we'd be excited to have you at the theatre.
@ j.a.m. This program is for middle class families who do NOT qualify for any other assistance. All children should have a chance at quality childcare no matter what their family makes.
Thank you to our elected officials!!!
Do you want an economically viable city with a stable population and tax base, or yet another rotting urban wasteland? This kind of mindless, cranky political meddling will end in nothing but misery. It's just insane. The next prospective investor will learn the lesson.
A word to the wise ought to be sufficient: Detroit.
Tim: I agree with you 100%. Becoming a teacher is a very costly and time-consuming process, especially considering the relatively low salary. In addition to completing two degrees, you have to pay to take three state certification exams ($90 each), get fingerprinted ($100), and pay about $50 for the certificate itself. Plus the requirements are constantly changing - I had a hard time getting straight answers about anything when I was studying to be a teacher.
To clarify my previous comment, NYSED does make reference to "provisional" and "permanent" certification, but this is the old pathway. (I think it changed over around 2006. Anyone certified before then is grandfathered in.) Now it's "initial" and "professional," with the professional certificate requiring 175 hours of professional development every 5 years.
Thanks for the article. :)
Haven't been to Harry G's yet, but I will offer an opinion or two on what Mr. Leach wrote. The real delis I've enjoyed on Long Island bring a bowl with both sour and half sour pickles and with sour pickled tomatoes and a bowl of cole slaw to the table before bringing water. A Kosher deli cannot, by definition, mix meat and cheese so it is misguided to refer to their proprietors as wrongheaded. IMHO excellent pastrami and corned beef should not be adulterated by cheese or by making them into reubens or their variations. The flavor of the meat is masked rather than enhanced. Nothing against reubens, I just like to savor the deep flavor of the meat. That said, I am looking forward to trying Harry G's pastrami on rye and thank Mr. Leach and City for telling me about the deli.
Have you ever done an expose on who is one the Cultural Commission, what they are paid and what they have spent?
"The bombers also win if, in our anger and fear, we start profiling classes of immigrant Americans."
We Americans lose if we fail to learn any lessons from this.
"..some politicians, debating immigration reform in Washington, are bringing the Boston Marathon bombings into the discussion."
Like discussing the Newtown tragedy in the discussion about gun control.
And shouldn't we talk, at last, about the relationship between our culture of violence and the violence that takes place in this country?
How about the culture of violence in Chechnya that the bombers brought with them?
I didn't get the memo and have no idea when the season actually ends...other than knowing it is soon! So, I was surprised. Have to admit that I really don;t want anybody to go home.....well, that's a lie....i wouldn't mind if Angie went. (but that won;t happen being poster child for american girl and all)
it has been fun this season when they bring on the real artist on the judging night. Drake was sweet and everyone seemed so thrilled. Ratings move?
Stephano. I had completely forgotten about him. And I have also completely forgotten the song from last night. Liked his glasses tho.
Lee. Yes, sounded like the Luminere;s (or however you spell it) Still.....I think he did a really good job of it. How long does it take to do anything musically post American Idol?
(My mind was deep in GOT and I had a lot of trouble refocusing on AI) I know....need a life.
"..narrative Warren's campaign is using is that of someone who will represent people who feel disenfranchised: like they don't have a voice in city government."
Like city residents who are Republicans
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