$2B Controlled By Smart Schools

Proverbs 22:7: The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. New York State is luring school districts into compliance with their failing educational practices by promising millions of dollars if they will prepare their schools to teach children to “participate in tomorrow’s economy.” The Smart Schools Executive Summary begins […]

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The $2B Smart Schools Bond Act

The Smart Schools Commissioners, Eric Schmidt, Geoffrey Canada, and Constance Evelyn, released their final report to Governor Cuomo on, “the state and future of classroom technology and broadband connectivity in New York’s public schools and communities, along with a series of Smart Schools Keys to Success for school districts to consider.” The commission was charged […]

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Concern Is Growing

Last night more than a hundred gathered to have an open dialogue regarding Michelle Alexander’s book, The New Jim Crow. The concern, the lack of equality in our judicial system that unfairly arrests, prosecutes, convicts, and incarcerates certain groups of Americans. In the conversation it became evident that those who work in the justice system […]

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Respect Will End Bullying

Nobullying.com reports: “When children turn into bullies, there is almost always a psychological reason why they do so. While the majority of children don’t turn to bullying, the ones that do are usually crying out for help. The circumstances a child has dealt with in their life determine whether or not they will become a […]

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Disable the System – Support Our Children’s Gifts And Talents

Applications for New Awards; Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities: >Personnel Preparation in Special Education, Early Intervention, and Related Services. Purpose of Program: The purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for personnel preparation in special education, early intervention, related services, and regular education to work […]

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Charter A Trip To Distraction

While some wonder if charter schools are the answer to the failure of public education to provide our neediest children with an excellent education the question still remains, “Why aren’t public schools providing the same type of education charter schools are able to provide their students?” With State and Federal funding available to financially support […]

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Respect Trumps Poverty

The Democrat & Chronicle reported, “Some of the Rochester School District’s most persistent critics took their protest to the home of Board of Education president Van White on Tuesday, marching in the rain and railing against the district’s alleged failure to properly engage with parents.” The Rochester City School District creates an educational disparity by […]

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