A Little Child Shall Lead Them

13 Year Old Jada Williams Persecuted by the Rochester City School District While this may be surprising to some, it is indicative of the ignorance that pervades the Rochester City School District. Nathanial Rochester School #3, Superintendent Vargas, and the Board of Education should have been proud that this young lady participated in the event […]

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Rigorous or Rigor Mortis

Rigorous: Extremely thorough, exhaustive, or accurate, very strict. Rigor mortis (Latin meaning “stiffness of death”) is one of the recognizable signs of death. The buzz word in education today is rigor. While teacher evaluation is exhaustive and strictly administered, it is not extremely thorough or accurate when determining what students have learned. Standardized testing is […]

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By Any Means Necessary

Currently there are three major issues facing this community with regards to our relevant input into the decision making process, the search for superintendent, All City High School, and the most recent, Rochester’s School Construction program. It is easy to become disconnected in trying to work to solve these problems. However, without this community working […]

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What They Offer Is Not What You Get

Board Policy 6750 – VENDOR RELATIONS states: The Board of Education shall not permit the unlawful discrimination against African-American, Hispanic-American and women business enterprises in relation to the procurement of goods and services by the district. The Board has established the Rochester City School District Minority/Women Business Enterprise Program for Public Works (“the Program”) which […]

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Conspiracy, But More Than A Theory

How can a large urban district continually fail to educate more than half of its students for nearly half a century? Superintendents were hired, experts in their field, paid an enormous amount of money and their best plans were closing and renaming schools, shuffling students, and changing curriculum. Unfortunately, no matter how many times they […]

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Now Is The Time For All Good Men To Come To The Aid Of Our Children

In her book, “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt states, “Nothing positive can be accomplished, regardless of how much money and good will exist, unless we Americans learn again to stand on our own two feet, as individuals, . . . who accept their responsibility to be contributing participants in our constitutional […]

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All Things Considered

There is a story that is told about a tractor trailer that becomes wedged underneath a highway overpass. Expert engineers were brought in to figure out how to get the truck out from under the bridge in the most efficient way, causing the least amount of damage, at the least expense. After several hours a […]

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