Harry Pearle 
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Re: “Our national emergency

Great discussion. Thank you, Mrs. Towler.
But let me add another version of Leonard Cohen/s "Democracy".
It is much cleared, with the words on the screen.


Now, Mueller is finishing his investigation. He is passing the torch to others, the US House, etc. But if we are to reach a higher level of democracy in the USA, we must all get involved, beginning at the personal and local level, I think.

Here, in Rochester, democracy is coming, too, perhaps.
It is up to us to open debate and dialogue. City News can help, of course...
Perhaps, City News could print out the full text of "Democracy".


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Posted by Harry Pearle on 02/21/2019 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Our national emergency

Mrs. Towler, I wonder if youknow the song, "Democracy" by Leonard Cohen.
Here is a funny animated version, with Trump:


"Democracy" was written by Leonard Cohen, way back in 1992. But it prophetically predicts that: "Democracy is coming... to the USA."
Ironically, Cohen passed away, one day after Trump won, November 7, 2016.

What this suggests to me is that perhaps, the incredible damage we are getting from Trump might actually trigger a FLIP over to a more democratic America, in the near future. We may be reaching a point where we just can't stand it, any longer...

How this might happen, is anyone's guess...


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Posted by Harry Pearle on 02/19/2019 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Do you know how to fix Rochester's schools?

Let me add that the reporting of City News and the D&C offers a school idea.

I think one of the big problems in schools is boredom. One way to cope with boredom, and stress, is with STORYTELLING. Newspapers tell stories!

What if schools pushed students to tell more stories about their school struggles and successes? This might be very motivating.

Perhaps, City News and the Democrat and Chronicle could push student stories to encourage students to keep trying, more.

We pay so much attention to sporting events like the SUPER BOWL.
Why not pay more attention to SUPER LEARNING EXPERIENCES, as well?


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Posted by Harry Pearle on 02/01/2019 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Do you know how to fix Rochester's schools?

Whats the answer to the problems in the Rochester school district?

Yes, I think I big part of the answer is, indeed, community involvement,
Any person may have ideas, experience and energies that can help, greatly.
Surely, Mayor Warren and her staff can help.

But RCSD seems so closed to outside ideas and people. That must change.

I for one, have been working on school ideas for over 20 years, now.
But every time I offer to help, I seem to get laughed at and rejected.
Perhaps, the next superintendent will have super - intentions and be open.

I also think that Pres. Trump is encouraging citizen involvement in government, because he is so dominant, rigid, carzy and well, stupid.

I hope RCSD will finally open its doors to outsiders,
so that students can benefit from fresh ideas and efforts to fix our schools, now.


See, Mayor Warren's intervention at UPrep Graduation: (5Min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jLC2TeP-y… (Mayor Warren and UPREP)

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Posted by Harry Pearle on 01/31/2019 at 11:39 AM

Re: “City school board wants more time to respond to Aquino report

Is the January 17th meeting at 430PM, open to the public, and for public comments? If not, why not?

My sense is that the Rochester School Board needs to create URGENCY, now!

Procrastination is the mother of... depression.

NOW, WON and OWN, contain the same letters. What can happen, NOW?


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Posted by Harry Pearle on 01/16/2019 at 1:34 PM

Re: “The missing pieces of the Aquino Report

Dear Dan,

Thanks for sharing your advice, here, in City News.
I hope it is in the print addition, as well.

However, I see a danger in long WISH-LISTS.
Where do we start? What takes PRIORITY?

I hope you will also speak at Wilson, on Thursday.

I hope I, too, can speak about PRIORITIES, on Thursday.

Good luck and THANKS MUCH. Harry

(You got me involved in the politics of Rochester education)


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Posted by Harry Pearle on 01/09/2019 at 9:52 AM

Re: “Trump, US challenges, and Americans voters' IQ

"Is this the medias fault? Well, a bit.. But the media organizations have spent..."
I think you "hit the nail on the head".

But Trump and the Trumpsters know how to use the media for DAILY impact.
They know how to REPEAT themselves, over and over, to support their cause.

I hope that combining City Newspaper with WXXI and the Little Theatre will enable more impact for CHANGE in Rochester.

I am especially interested school motivation and poverty problems.
So, I hope this new collaboration will indeed make a big difference in 2019.

Happy New Year? I say, yes!


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Posted by Harry Pearle on 12/24/2018 at 10:10 AM

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