Stan is right. If there had been a real draft 50 years ago instead of a phony draft the Vietnam War would have lasted a few months. If the children of the ruling class were on the front lines in Iraq . . . there would have been no front lines. Extra credit: what ancient Greek philosopher said, "A nation that makes distinctions between its fighting man and its thinking man will have its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards"?
"Assault weapon" - isn't that what the "AR" (e.g. rifle) as in AR-15 stand for?
Gee whiz I was a hunter decades ago and still while not hunting keep up with my country buds who do . . . the thought of an AR-15 hunting is, well you know . . . idiotic. "Uzi's for woodchucks!" "AK-47s for Bambi!"
This is where numbers and only four groups of classified ethnicities run against their limits: for example, Black in Brighton also means a sizeable African population. White also means possibly the area's largest Russian and Ukrainian and other Eastern European students; a large Jewish population (one the largest in Monroe County); also a sizeable Muslim population. Again, Eric, go pick up some yearbooks and see what diversity looks like beyond the state statistics.
The group that will have the highest graduation rate will almost always be whose parent graduated from high school . . . from college . . . from graduate school, law school, medical school.
I do not readily have Brighton CSD demographics, but just check out the Brighton High School or Twelve Corners Middle School yearbooks, any given year. Whatever the official metrics - and numbers do have their limits - the diversity at Brighton will stun you. It is unmatched by any area community.
As for Rochester, "Diversity" hardly means more non-white. Rochester has the lowest proportion white students in possibly any district in the state of New York, and definitely the lowest proportion of New York's "Big 5"; it also has the highest Black population of the "Big 5" and has for the better part of a generation. The decided majority of non-white students in Greater Rochester attend the Rochester CSD where they have little to no exposure to white students - and even less exposure to middle-class students. There's a big elephant for you. And socio-economics counts even more. Some diversity.
Eric, the most diverse school district in Greater Rochester is probably Brighton. They have a pretty good graduation rate. The least diverse district is Rochester. Greater Rochester is one of the most racially segregated areas in our country.
And Johnny, how about that Betty Grable? Hubba-hubba. For the uninformed, the late Robert Byrd, one of our Senate's great civil libertarians, spent most of his life redeeming himself from his misspent youth.
I like that Trump's middle (second) wife is American. Because freedom. Too bad for those who were evidently in a coma from 2001-09, to see how much our President cleaned up the Bush Catastrophe.
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