“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” Voltaire Throughout the country Americans are beginning to emerge from a cocoon of complacency that has kept them silent about issues that seriously affect their lives. These people have allowed others to speak for […]Read More And Further More . . .
Occupy Rochester held a speak-out protest at the superintendent search committee meeting stating their objection to the meeting, the committee, and Ray & Associates’ involvement in the process. Once the protest subsided, the real confusion began. What was originally an attempt to cover up an illegality has become an overwhelming, confused and frustrating ordeal that […]Read More A Ball Of Confusion, That’s What The Search Is To Date
Citizens from the suburbs of Rochester feel as though they should have no say in the workings of the Rochester City School District. Suburbanites have been denied the right to become involved in district affairs unless it is to volunteer time or donate money to district endeavors. That is ridiculous. Suburban residents should not feel […]Read More State Funding – Your Money, Your Voice
In 2007 Assemblyman David Gantt’s Bill 743 provided for the “rehabilitation and reconstruction of existing school facilities and the construction of new facilities for the city of Rochester”. Plans for the demolition and construction of a new school on the site of Abraham Lincoln School #22 were created. The population of School #22 is approximately […]Read More Flipping the Properties, Flipping Off the Public
It is absolutely absurd to believe that one solution will provide an answer to all the of problems in our system of education. It is however, absolutely correct to observe that business sharks are swimming in the troubled waters of the failing educational system eating up the resources and laying waste to the children that […]Read More One Size Does Not Fit All
The School Board voted to close School #6 in order to use that building as “swing” space. The promise was that it will only be closed for one year and that the community would have their school back after that year. Commissioner Elliott noted that the Board was told last year that if they voted […]Read More Just An Old Fashioned “Shell” Game
Education in America is an enigma. Education is a key aspect in the growth and prosperity of an enlightened society. Yet, those that are educated separate themselves from and discriminate against those who are uneducated. This creates disdain between those who are and those who would be educated. Since becoming linked with monetary wealth, being […]Read More America, We Have A Problem