"There's a lot OF interesting material..."
It's about time somebody wrote about this. It's an important topic and should be discussed.
I don't know if charters are good or bad per se, but you're assuming that this is a zero sum game due to our slow population growth. Every year plenty of middle class parents exit the city for the suburbs because they rightly or wrongly believe that their children won't have an opportunity for a quality education if they stay. If charters provide that opportunity then the overall pool of students within the city is larger, not smaller.
Good grief — talk about paranoid conspiracy theories spun up and pasted together from bits of gibberish!
Most thinking people will be amused to learn that the quest for truth, humankind's noblest endeavor, somehow is defined and constrained by the federal budget. Apparently any omission by appropriators amounts to an attack on reason, science and truth, on a par with the Inquisition. (What, no Nazi analogies?)
Sorry, but citizens have every right to say how their finite resources, confiscated through taxation, are to be used and not used. If your pet project loses out, too bad. These resources ought to be used only for the public good, and only when there is the broadest possible consensus on that point.
In this regard, it is perfectly reasonable to insist that funds be spent for their intended purpose. For example, the science research budget should be spent on research in the field of science, and not on so-called "political science". The latter of course has nothing whatsoever to do with science. Those who blur the distinction make a mockery of their own claims to be Galileo's heirs.
Nevertheless, if these people are bound and determined to put out junk "science" custom engineered to incite more anti-gun hysteria, there's certainly no shortage of left-wing foundations and billionaires who will pay for it.
this is the kind of cover that makes me want to pick up CITY paper! keep up the fresh, great work!
Apologies for leaving out the date. The post has been corrected.
I take it we're supposed to guess the date of this event since it wasn't mentioned in the article?
You're correct, Pam (and Chris), the city website does show Beechwood in the SE quadrant, but the logic of putting it there totally escapes me when it is very clearly in the NE part of the city.
@ Curt & Eric: I think you both are making valid points about Rory McCann. He was markedly more menacing in Season 2 and just too mild in the last episode.
The City NSC offices have quads where Beechwood is considered the Southeast. See here: http://www.cityofrochester.gov/maps/
I disagree with you about Rory McCann playing the Hound. He was particularly effective in Blackwater (Season 2 Ep 9), both in his encounter with Sansa in her chambers and with Joffrey and Tryrion in the battle. I'm not sure how much more "menacing" he can be than when he tells Sansa that "All men are killers..."
Is there a particular actor you believe who could do better?
Hello again, Rochester Musician,
I should have been clearer: of course I know that geographically, Beechwood is in the northeast. But for purposes of the FIS program, it's part of Southeast Council member Elaine Spaull's district.
Beechwood, in the southeast??? For real?? Maybe the city administration has some very odd views on what direction is which. Again according to the neighborhood association: "Beechwood is bordered to the North by Bay Street, to the East by Culver Road, to the South by East Main Street, and to the West by North Goodman Street."
So where is Marketview Heights? I checked the definition and it is "bounded on the west by North Street, on the east by North Goodman Street, on the north by Clifford Avenue and south at East Main Street."
Note that both of these neighborhoods are bounded on the south by East Main Street ...
Examining a map of Rochester, Beechwood is directly (and immediately) to the east of Marketview Heights. So please explain how Beechwood can remotely be considered southeast Rochester???
Thanks ID for pointing that out.
Tim, correction: Rhee did teach for three years - and there's a scandal there, too, regarding the testing results. That seems to have been hushed up, but her claims of her teaching excellence are suspect here as well. But Rhee had never been an assistant principal, a principal, a central administrator of any stripe (no directorship, assistant superintendent) - nada, zip - before being appointed chancellor at the age of 36.
I double checked with the city administration and they do indeed consider Beechwood the southeast.
City news editor
Ummmm ... Beechwood is in the northeast, not the southeast ... in fact, from the neighborhood association website: "Welcome to Beechwood, a dynamic and diverse neighborhood nestled in historic northeast Rochester."
So what is the targeted neighborhood in the southeast, since it obviously can't be Beechwood?
Note to editor: Please run a find/replace on this article for the word investment. Replace it with sacrifice.
Thank you for the clarification on Podrick, folks. You're absolutely right. As soon as you mentioned that he's still with Brienne (well, so far as we know, as that story ended on a hell of a cliffhanger) the rest of Pod's journey snapped into focus in my mind.
Allanon, interesting tidbit about Martin instructing the show to change Melisandre. She's a fascinating character in both the books and the show, and personally I love her almost tragic irony. She is likely 100 percent right about her prophecy, and she's really trying to save the realm. She just bet on the wrong horse.
Podrick Payne is still a major player. Patch Face was not cast or has not been listed as cast in any way. The producers said Melisandre's character has been altered under George Martin's instructions...
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