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Ryan Barnes and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson. Photo credit: Contributed
sayitsnotsojack July 5, 2014 at 12:03 pm
How telling about your reporting having a picture of give it all away and tax them Bramson Why notRead More give Astroino credit for attempting to encourage kids to do well, and help this kid and others whose parents did not follow the rules set forth get a special pass. Instead you are bashing Rob for trying. Talk about yellow journalism.
TC July 5, 2014 at 11:24 pm
Much luck and success is wished for Ryan. I admire your strength and courage. I hope that ryan andRead More the other students are awarded the pass. I pray for Ryan's continued success
lisakyer July 7, 2014 at 09:14 pm
My daughter actually received the Playland pass on that wonderful day and her school had nothing toRead More do with her receiving the award. I read about the program in the paper and followed up. The program is fairly new (this is the second summer) and the staff working the program have a genuine interest in seeing the program succeed. They are warm and welcoming to the children and County Executive Rob Astorino genuinely makes the children feel special. I sincerely hope the program continues for years to come, drawing in many more deserving children each year.
Charlie Cheswick July 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Agreed. While the rantings of caps-lock crazed conservatives whose sources are links to otherRead More ranting conservatives might make a compelling argument, consulting with your pediatrician is probably the wiser choice...
Laura July 3, 2014 at 01:26 pm
"Caps-lock crazed conservatives" ??? Come on now Charlie. That's not nice.
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Dina Check of Staten Island sued the city for denying her daughter exemption from vaccination laws. Photo credit: New York Times
Terry P June 27, 2014 at 09:00 am
I love how these morons' claims of freedom to practice their religion always involves puttingRead More innocent children's lives at stake. I suppose our right wing friends would call this nanny state interference, but I say thank GOD the gov't is willing to step in when a whack-job parent purposely puts their kids' lives in danger.
Laura H June 27, 2014 at 09:57 pm
These poor children. I hope that they remain healthy. I would be a nervous wreck if my child wasRead More unvaccinated.
Chen Jiangwei July 7, 2014 at 12:13 am
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EG June 26, 2014 at 03:40 pm
School isn't supposed to be day care. People need to pay for their own day care.
Debbie Forsyth June 27, 2014 at 01:17 am
@GW6----Teachers do NOT get paid for the summer. They get paid for a 180 day school year. The Dept.Read More Of Education decided to dole it out in 24 payments. Some schools in other counties in NYS have the option of getting paid in 20 payments or 24 payments. It's still the same annual salary divided by different numbers. Comes out the same either way. You get vacation time and it's part of your salary, not extra vacation pay, am I right?
Sticks60 June 27, 2014 at 03:05 pm
No matter how the money goes out they get paid in Smithtown, on average, $100,000 with a benefitRead More package of almost $40,000. So maybe there should be a little more time spent working in the summer and making it more of a full time job like the rest of us seeing they get paid like us.
Layla June 16, 2014 at 11:10 am
It s a great Idea. My only question is who makes up the shortfall in the taxes? Now people whoRead More already have some of the highest taxes in the country need to take on even more?
peter s. June 9, 2014 at 03:15 pm
How about teaching them spelling and grammar? Geography and History would also be good for them toRead More learn. So many children complete school while lacking in basic skills.
Skinny June 10, 2014 at 07:57 am
I'd like to see CPR and AED training offered as an elective. I agree with Mark's suggestion that ALLRead More kids take business math. There are too many economically illiterates exiting HS and college.
Aidan June 11, 2014 at 11:23 am
STOP asking schools to do everything … their primary mission has already been compromised byRead More the insertion of every possible social remedy into the school day.
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
W Obermeyer May 21, 2014 at 02:40 pm
Well done to the winners. And congratulations to Greg Dow for a fantastic showing, with little nameRead More recognition, to start off a campaign from scratch that built momentum around areas of concern to many residents. 50 plus 1 would have done it - close indeed.
Rocco Flynn May 21, 2014 at 11:18 pm
Congratulations to Jennifer Rosen. The community made the right choice by recognizing her hard workRead More and devotion to the school while demonstrating fiscal prudence. Her win shows that going negative, distorting facts and casting doubt on every BOE decision serves no purpose; people see through it and it does a disservice to our community.
Lisa Jenner May 23, 2014 at 02:10 pm
Congratulations to both candidates. The election was close, which indicates that there are almostRead More as many people in the community that would have wanted a different outcome and heard Greg Dow's message. I am hopeful that the members of the BOE, going forward, take into consideration the message that this large minority sent. The district needs to be as fiscally responsible and transparent as possible. Many members of the community want the budget to reflect the declining enrollment and work towards a goal of a per pupil expenditure comparable to similar districts.
Theresa Flora May 27, 2014 at 11:40 am
I heard city teachers talking about a third party candidate. This isn't shocking. LiberalsRead More cannot, under any circumstances, vote for a prolifer. It really all boils down to that one issue. The whole charter school debate will be the stated reason they can't back Astorino, but some know better. I hate the idea Astorino scrubbed his charters school ideas from his website, because they weren't gonna vote for him anyway. Stand firm by your beliefs, Astorin. No waffling. If you're gonna go down, go down proud.
Theresa Flora May 27, 2014 at 11:41 am
Oh, and I'm sure Cuomo is gonna do right by the union. Those assessments will get untied to evalsRead More one way or another.
Theresa Flora May 28, 2014 at 07:20 pm
Yo, "Say No": here comes Ravitch. When she came to Fox Lane to speak, I was against it.Read More Hated it. For SO many reasons. Called her a book shill. And now I see a NY Daily News piece that she's being courted by Working Families. I'm not shocked. They (the Left) need...no, NEED, someone besides Cuomo, and definitely besides Astorino. He's too Tea Party-ish. C'mon! Where are you?? You have all these blog posts.... the poetry thingy...probably cursive too.... Come back!!! Please tell me I've been right all along.
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J April 30, 2014 at 10:17 am
Yik yak is awesome, its the kids who are using it that are not. There is no issue with the app justRead More the people using it.
Mels Ditties April 30, 2014 at 11:21 am
J...What is the positive objective of the app?...
Krista Cole April 30, 2014 at 01:30 pm
J, Awesome or not, it's being "used" for a really bad purpose. I say to the school: Get aRead More firewall and block the ports of Yik Yak--just like you block hackers, people. Then, hire a Java guy, who will come in and give a talk to the science classes on Java development and hold a contest for creating a Java application that does the most good to solve a REAL community issue. Hold a MySkoolTechAwards Show and sell tickets to pay for prizes and for the network firewall router. ;-) DONE.
TJ Eckleburg April 24, 2014 at 04:55 pm
Well, Bob. Let me correct you. Paranoid Psycho Theresa Flora did NOT "call me out." IRead More called her out. Please keep track.
eatingdogfood April 24, 2014 at 07:10 pm
No, Eckleburg you called names, she called you out. Go away now.
TJ Eckleburg April 24, 2014 at 08:26 pm
"eatingdogfood" oh well... that explains everything about you.
Karen Magee. Photo credit: Jessica Bakeman, CapitalNewYork.com
New York Patriot April 8, 2014 at 08:13 pm
Common Core is similar to Obamacare. Both are examples of Liberal-sponsored "big governmentRead More knows best" ideology shifts that Americans are just beginning to wise up to and oppose. And, as stated by several above, the only reason this new union head is opposed to Common Core is to get rid of the teacher evaluations. When the teachers union is done "opposing" Common Core, it will be essentially unchanged but for the teacher evals which will change dramatically or disappear.
Gloria R. April 8, 2014 at 08:26 pm
the only reason this new union head is opposed to Common Core is to get rid of the teacherRead More evaluations. and of course to get elected
Theresa Flora April 9, 2014 at 07:25 pm
Or maybe... http://perdidostreetschool.blogspot.com/2014/04/nysut-president-magee-strikes.html
Theresa Flora April 3, 2014 at 10:06 pm
Joe, you call it right wing ideology, I call it smaller government. We'd all be better off if govtRead More just left us alone. And that brings us full circle to common core, no child left behind, etc. You liberals got what you wanted: INTRUSION.
Theresa Flora April 4, 2014 at 06:53 am
The Dept of Ed doesn't educate children. Smaller govt is the idea here, no intrusion or overreach.Read More That's what CC is. NCLB was the same. Govt should leave everyone alone. Democrats and RINOs love big gov, and this is the result. Junk. Plus the teachers unions are in the way also. Can't leave them out.
Dan Seidel April 4, 2014 at 02:54 pm
Joe: it's "ad nauseam". You a product of Common Core? :>) You really think I amRead More "right wing"? I thought I was "correct wing". I used to be a lefty radical. Education comes from the community - teachers, parents, kids AND credo. The federal government is not charged with directing education or ed. policy - that is local and always has been and always should be - it has produced great thinkers and doers. Lately, as "my" people (the "Stalinists") gained control, we have lost it - we have lost our edge and what it truly means to be American. Instead we are all touchy feely now and p.c. This is no good. and you know it. Save MAYBE for the AP kids, the Intel science crowd, our education of the youth has sunk to empty depths I never thought I'd see. So yes, I'd abolish the fed Dept of Education, save all that $$$, toss the bureaucrats out - let them find real jobs. and keep the $$ home. I trust in he People (and the courts). Regional variations in ed. policies? yeah, as long as the Constitution is upheld and respected and as long as EVERY SCHOOL teaches American Exceptionalism, values and the joys of liberty. THAT is American ed. PS: no database collection of the children's vitals, biometrics, metadata, ed. evals., test scores - nothing centralized - ever. It is tyranny to have such a database and centralized control over the children. Do not give the government powers it is not entitled to - do not acquiesce. You would? why? to what end?
YouTuber captures a fan brawl at the recent Mahopac-Mount Vernon semi-final basketball game.
joshua tanner March 9, 2014 at 11:18 pm
Its been said the most sophisticated form of evil is not hate - but hate disguised as love. That'sRead More exactly what I see in the PC police and all the phony outrage about racism. The biggest racists these days are the ones screaming all over the place with the intention of bullying people - like Judith Johnson is doing. I've been called race slurs and I just saw it as the others persons problem. I would just as soon know what people think than suppress them via intimidation. When people make a big fuss over names they actually teach people that they can get power over people using them. If people tell a bad joke and nobody laughs the joke teller feels embarrassed. People use names to get a reaction and hurt people. When they don't get those reactions and instead just feel observed for being fools it makes them self conscious. People shouldn't carry on and make such a fuss over names - especially when you can stand outside Peeksiill High and here all the same names in every other sentence. As for immigrants - they actually steal opportunity from black americans. They've taken the jobs, the affordable housing, benefits etc. Are they nice people? Yes - nicer than a lot of Americans. However a country cant set allow millions of people to just break in and absorb resources and sign up for benefits. With 90 million people having fallen from the workforce America doesn't need millions of peopel being allowed to break in so that McDonalds can have cheaper labor and Democrats can get votes. No country can survive such lunacy - and if you look America is falling apart. Common sense is gone and people confuse being good with being nice. Being good means observing sensible principles. Being "nice" means ignoring was prudent and spoiling people to appear good, generous etc. The illegals know Americans are fools. They can't believe the gov pays people who dont work and that they can just walk in and get all kinds of free free free. You think the countries these people come from would be happy to see Americans break in by the millions? They would be screaming murder etc.
joshua tanner March 9, 2014 at 11:24 pm
Its been said the most sophisticated form of evil is not hate - but hate disguised as love. That'sRead More exactly what I see in the PC police, and all the exaggerated outrage about racism. The biggest racists these days are the ones screaming about it all over the place with the intention of bullying people - like Judith Johnson is doing. I've been called race slurs and I just saw it as the others persons problem. I didn't expect the national guard to come. I would just as soon know what people think than suppress them via intimidation. "People convinced against their will are of their opinion still". When people make a big fuss over names they actually teach people that they can get power over people by using them. If people tell a bad joke and nobody laughs the joke teller feels embarrassed. People use names to get a reaction and hurt people. When they don't get those reactions and instead just feel observed for being fools it makes them self conscious. People shouldn't carry on and make such a fuss over names - especially when you can stand outside Peekskiill High and hear all the same names in every other sentance. As for immigrants - they actually steal opportunity from black Americans. They've taken the jobs, the affordable housing, benefits etc. Are they nice people? Yes - nicer than a lot of Americans. However a country cant foolishy allow millions of people to just break in and absorb resources and for benefits. With 90 million people having fallen from the workforce America doesn't need millions of people being allowed to break in so that McDonalds can have cheaper labor and Democrats can get votes. No country can survive such lunacy - and if you look America is falling apart. Common sense is gone and people confuse being good with being nice. Being good means observing sensible principles. Being "nice" means ignoring what is prudent and spoiling people to appear good, generous etc. The illegals know Americans are fools. They can't believe the gov pays people who dont work - and that they can just walk in and get all kinds of free free free. You think the countries these people come from would be happy to see Americans break in by the millions? They would be screaming murder etc.
shakemdown March 11, 2014 at 02:08 am
@joshua tanner, Once again i have to disagree with you, there are more people who are born and raiseRead More in this country who get all free,free, free, like you say, and as far as them taking all the jobs, that's because some of the people born in this country do not like to get dirty or work for minimum wage or are just plain lazy so the immigrants will do the work and not worry about getting dirty or if they are going to make more money then the next person. Once again proving that, this is the land of opportunity and that's what they are doing, getting the opportunity that some who was born in this country didn't want, I too have been called racist names but i'm like the old cartoon POPEYE who's famous line was,"I AM' WHO I AM ,AND THAT'S WHO I AM", and if you don't like me , that's your problem,but you are going to RESPECT me. I like to say, let's not ignore the issue because it is a serious problem and if we continue to ignore it will only get worst. Joshua,i like to ask you,do you think that what the young folks did in Mahopac was wrong?. I'm not one to holler RACISM at a drop of a dime, but this is serious and it should be dealt as such.
New York State Education Commissioner Dr. John King fielded angry questions and comments at a Common Core forum on Long Island in 2013.
Concerned Parent March 21, 2014 at 11:02 am
My son is a top student in 4th grade. He easily passed the new Common Core State ELA and Math testsRead More last year. This year, he is NOT taking them. I have no doubt he would "pass" again, but, really, is there any real value to passing a meaningless test? He consistently earns top scores on all classroom exams. He reads at an 8th grade level. He has nothing to prove, and I will not allow my 9 year old child to sit through more than 12 hours of tests to prove what we already know...he can read, write and do math at, at least, a 4th grade level. It is not kids like my son that I am concerned about. Other children are the ones hurt most by these tests. Like the little boy we know, who is one of the best math students in his grade, yet gets pulled from the classroom to attend mandatory remedial math instruction because of poor performance on last year's state tests. No one- not his parents, his teacher, or the remedial instructor-thinks this boy needs remedial instruction. Yet, it is mandatory because of a poorly written, ambiguous exam, that failed to test the concepts that the children were taught in the classroom. Many, many students are in similar situations. I am not against standardized tests in general. I allowed my son to take them last year and he performed well. Now that I realize how utterly meaningless the state tests are in their current form, and also just how many hours these poor little children are forced to sit through to take them, I am vehemently opposed to them. We have notified the school, in advance, of our decision to refuse the tests this year. I urge all parents to do the same. We will continue to refuse the tests every year, until the subject matter being tested actually has a real relationship to what the kids are being taught in the classroom, and until the 12 hour-long evaluation is reduced to a more reasonable length, one that 8 and 9 year olds can actually be expected to sit still and concentrate for.
Aidan April 11, 2014 at 10:04 pm
http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2014/03/17/how-common-core-standards-kill-creative-teaching
Case closed April 23, 2014 at 08:01 pm
Parents are being told to attend tutoring for common core so they may help their children. If theRead More wheel ain't broke Stop trying to fix it. Case closed
Students share their feelings on the Common Core during a workshop at Copper Beach in Yorktown Tuesday.
NYCLU LHV March 19, 2014 at 03:44 pm
We will be holding a free public forum on our students' right to learn. Among the topics to beRead More discussed will be about the Common Core. Please join us at the Greenburgh Public Library on March 25 at 6:30 PM. Thank you, lowerhudsonvalley@nyclu.org
Aidan March 21, 2014 at 09:29 pm
Harold, I think you made a bad decision long ago.
Guarags30 March 31, 2014 at 02:07 pm
This Common Core is a way for the government to control the education system like it wants toRead More control health care. Check the constitution, Education is a reserved power of the state not delegated to the central government. State leaders (like Cuomo) get $$$$$ for taking part in this type of program. It isn't mandatory. Maybe if all the people who are complaining about this voted the right way in the first place we wouldnt have this problem, not to mention the teachers unions that help endorse Cuomo during his election. Bunch of hypocrites, the "chickens have come home to roost". You Lefties finally see the mistakes in your ways. (BTW im not a conservative) so dont get ready to make a "blame Bush" response to this email. Just think about who is pushing this CC agenda???
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