Less Is Not More, It Is Less

From the Federal Register: The number of regulatory changes that will take place in the “Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities and Preschool Grants for Children With Disabilities Program; Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities” is staggering. The notice begins: AGENCY: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, […]

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What Our Children Need Now

This letter to the Editor of the Finger Lakes Times, LETTER: Despite senator’s comments, ‘new approach’ to Common Core not new by Gerald Masters of Geneva states, “Researchers at the New York State Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) have published reports that use facts to refute unsupported claims made by Common Core’s cheerleaders. Helming asserts […]

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Follow The Money Not The Rhetoric

Glenn Blain reported, “Lawsuit claiming New York fails to provide ‘sound basic education’ for NYC, Syracuse students approved for trial” He reported, “ALBANY – The state’s highest court on Tuesday allowed a lawsuit that accuses New York of shortchanging school kids to proceed to trial — but only as it relates to New York City […]

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Political Profiteering

Regents math test is easier to pass – thanks to low standards By Susan Edelman In this article Ms. Edelman describes how politics plays into the mis-education of children allowing elitists to profit from their failure. She writes, “New York high-schoolers who took the Regents Common Core Algebra I exam this month had to earn […]

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Vacation vs Education

The Bloomberg View editorial board published this article: The Case for Slashing Summer Vacation The longer American students stay away from school, the further they fall behind. In it they state, “U.S. students spend about 180 days in school per year, with the vast majority receiving 10 to 12 weeks off in the summer. Regardless […]

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Another Rubber Stamp

WHEC News reported: Rochester City Council approves budgets for city and school district “The city council approved budgets for the City of Rochester and Rochester City School District during  a meeting Tuesday night. “I am pleased that again taxes will decrease for City homeowners, all while maintaining city services and amenities,” said Council President Loretta […]

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No Excuse – No Truth

New York spends more per student than any other state for 5th year in a row by Julie McMahon states: “New York for the fifth year in a row spent more money per student than any other state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In fiscal year 2015, New York spent $21,206 per pupil. That’s […]

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