Harry Pearle 
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Re: “Rochester schools Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams leaving in January

I hope that Rochester City Schools turn to leaders like Bill Cala, former head of Fairport schools and former temporary superintendent of Rochester schools.

Dr. Cala is currently involved in developing some schools in Kenya. He and his wife really, really care. They understand what is needed to turn poverty around, with effective schooling .

I wonder if Dr. Bill Cala would be open to working with Rochester Schools, as soon as possible, when the current superintendent retires, in January.

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Posted by Harry Pearle on 10/19/2018 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Commissioner Elia reviewing report on Rochester school district

Thanks to the Superintendent for her great work.

Perhaps, RCSD can find a worthy successor who has special talents, that can drive the District rapidly, forward.

Perhaps, the Aquino report can help to guide the District, to find a new leader, with the best abilities to accelerate learning to the max...

I hope the new superintendent will have "super intentions". I hope that person will invite full participation from the Rochester community...

I have tried to input my concerns and ideas to the RCSD, for over 20 years, now.
I see people with talents and ideas come to School Board meetings, only to be ignored and ridiculed. Perhaps, that can change, with a new super-intendent, with super intentions...

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Posted by Harry Pearle on 10/19/2018 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Donald Trump, Congress, and the Constitution

"Democrats can posture all they like, but Donald Trump will serve out his term. "

I am not sure that Trump will last much past the new year, 2019.
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The pressure on him keeps building up. Democrats are likely to take the House this year and they will accelerate investigations on Trump, for sure.

The Republicans may start to attack Trump, after the min-terms, blaming him for the loss of the House of Representatives. They may start to look for presidential candidates for 2020.

I would be more optimistic, Mary Towler.
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The tide is turning away from Trump...

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Posted by Harry Pearle on 09/12/2018 at 8:35 PM

Re: “McCain, Trump, and the state of this nation

"...his terrible personal experience as a prisoner of war gave him visibility and credibility few other people could have had."

John McCain, in spite of what Trump said, was a hero, in war and in peace. In government and in everyday life, we need to be heroic, in humble ways. Politics, requires courage and I think all too many of our leaders lack the courage to take controversial positions and push them for long periods of time, if necessary.

Sen.McCain faced up to torture in war and he persisted in his politics.
He knew that life has its rewards, but life can be torturous, as well.

Thank you, Sen. McCain for showing us how to be courageous Americans...

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Posted by Harry Pearle on 08/27/2018 at 4:26 PM

Re: “The East-UR 'experiment'

Very inspiring report on East High. Thank you.
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I have spoken to Dr.Nelms several times, and I still suggest that he focus more on motivation, with specific programs and tools. I offered my services.

I showed him the EASY button, from Staple, which says, " that was easy", when you press it. I suggested that EAST and EASY, are one letter, apart.

I suggested the use of outside motivational ideas, such as from www.MindsetWorks.com and www.WhyTry.org .

I also suggested the use of video clips and movies.

I wonder if Dr.Nelms and his staff have seen "Won't you be a Neighbor" (the Mister Rogers movie). And what about the "Eighth Grade" movie, now at the Little?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnesHAtSHz… (Trailer for Eighth Grade)

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Posted by Harry Pearle on 08/22/2018 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Film preview: 'Eighth Grade'

Dear Adam, Thanks for your thoughtful review of Eighth Grade.

But I disagree about letting young teens see this 'R' rated film, because of some compromising situations, shown in some scenes.

The film suggests many basic ideas about dealing with peer pressure, etc, etc.

PS. Your reviews are great, but I am sorry you and City News decided to say nothing about the Mister Rogers film, "Won't you be my Neighbor." it is still playing at the Little and Pittsford Theaters, but not for long. I believe it is out on Amazon.com, starting, today and it will be on DVD, Sept.4.

If you have not seen "Won't you be my Neighbor" yet, go see it, now.
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City News complains about our failing schools, all the time. Here is a tool to help us get an optimistic perspective on kids. Why ignore it? ) THANKS H

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Posted by Harry Pearle on 08/21/2018 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Trump, democracy, and freedom of the press

Thank you, Mary Towler for speaking in defense of a free press.
But my question is: do we have an EFFECTIVE free press?

I recently saw the license plate: MAKE WAVS, in Brighton.
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I feel that when it comes to responding to Donald Trump, the press, in general, has not been effective in making waves, in protest.

Sure, they post all kinds of shocking reports on the White House, but in most cases, the effect is minimal. Trump still nominates, daily, with his Tweets, period.

Yes, the President still saturates the news, with his two thumps and his mouth!
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So, I suggest that you at City News, and elsewhere, seriously consider more effective ways to MAKE WAVS for the nation, and for the Rochester area...

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Posted by Harry Pearle on 08/16/2018 at 1:19 PM

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