Harry Pearle 
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Re: “'This isn't working'

Let me add some information about an outside group called WHY TRY.
See: www.WHYTRY.org

"The WHY TRY program is a resilience education curriculum that provides simple, hands-on solutions for dropout prevention, violence prevention, truancy reducation, and increased academic success."

They are holding a two day workshop on School MOTIVATION, at Wayne County Boces, in Newark, NY, May 15 - 16.

For information, Contact WHY TRY, asap.


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Posted by Harry Pearle on 03/15/2019 at 4:15 PM

Re: “'This isn't working'

Great interview, with Mayor Warren on Schools. But so what?

R - C - S - D = Rochester City School - DEAFNESS!
R - C - S - B = Rochester City School - BLINDNESS!

There is zero receptivity to OUTSIDE ideas and OUTSIDE people.
I and many others, have tried to share concerns, ideas and talents for many years.

Is the Mayor open to OUTSIDE people?

My feeling is that if and when RCSD truly opens its doors and its minds to outside ideas and people, great changes will start to come, almost overnight.

(That is not to say that every idea and every person has great ideas and talents)

If not, NOW, when?


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Posted by Harry Pearle on 03/13/2019 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Rochester's school district and the push for change

I think the problem with RSCD is that there is a lack of INTERESTand URGENCY.

Just a moment ago, the Trevyan Rowe report was announced by the D&C:

Why does it have to take tragedy and pressure for our City schools to wake up?

Let me suggest that the problem has a lot to do with the attitudes of teachers.

Please note that the words TEACH and CHEAT contain the same letters.
I think the first job of any teacher is to work at both INTEREST and URGENCY.

This is a challenge for every teacher and every student, every day.

Perhaps, if teachers had worked at being more interested in Treyvan Rowe,
he might still be with us, now.

Perhaps, if Rochester School Board members worked at being truly interested in the problems of our schools, RCSD would become a great success story...


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Posted by Harry Pearle on 03/12/2019 at 11:01 AM

Re: “'We’re better than this': lessons from the Michael Cohen hearing

Michael Cohen reminds me of another Cohen, Leonard Cohen.

This reminds me of Leonard Cohen's song, "Democracy":
He sang: "Democracy is coming to the USA".

That was in 1992, 27 years ago. It was prophetic for Leonard Cohen to suggest what another (Michael) Cohen is now concerned about. In fact, Leonard Cohen died, one day after Trump was elected, in 2016. How ironic!

Here is a Trump version of "Democracy":

Would Mrs. Towler care to comment on the "Democracy" song?

Why are we losing democracy to Trump?

An idea I have is that the loss of democracy is a prelude to a new democratic wave, soon to come, with the fall of Trump.
(That is "The fall of the House of Trump".)

Would Mrs. Towler care to comment on the "Democracy" song?
Perhaps she can print out some of the words of the song , in City News

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Posted by Harry Pearle on 03/07/2019 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Message to Commissioner Elia about RCSD's future: "Engage us in your decision."

Perhaps, Rochester Schools are at a turning point, when something has to give...

So, I think it is great that the Mayor is trying to stay involved, at this point.

But what about the rest of us? Is RCSD ready to open its doors to outside people and outside ideas? I hope so. Clearly, they cannot solve their own problems.

Hello, Rochester City School District? Hello?

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Posted by Harry Pearle on 03/04/2019 at 6:27 PM

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

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