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(NYPost)   Dear Parent, We regret to inform you that there is no room for your child in Battery Park Kindergarten public school. But do not worry, we checked with the $16k a year private school right down the street and they still have spaces open   (nypost.com ) divider line
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2012-05-12 12:46:35 PM  
Doesn't surprise me too much the demographics of lower Manhattan/Tribeca have completely and rapidly changed. It's all young (and generally very well-to-do) families. I'm sure the area public schools are completely over capacity.
 
2012-05-12 12:59:21 PM  
Sad to say, $16k a year isn't actually all that much in terms of Manhattan private school.
 
2012-05-12 01:12:25 PM  
#OutragedWhiteNewYorkerProblems
 
2012-05-12 01:32:02 PM  

DamnYankees: Sad to say, $16k a year isn't actually all that much in terms of Manhattan private school.


Just what I was thinking. That's along the lines of some New Orleans private schools.
 
2012-05-12 01:41:49 PM  
I wonder what kind of incentive Erica Weldon has in making these suggestions?
 
2012-05-12 02:30:06 PM  
At least they tried to look for the cheaper alternative for parents. That was nice of them.
 
2012-05-12 03:21:02 PM  
Oh give me a break, just borrow it from your parents.
 
2012-05-12 03:22:01 PM  
They get what's coming to them.
 
2012-05-12 03:26:00 PM  
They should know that if you can't afford to send your kids to a good school you just shouldn't have them.
 
2012-05-12 03:28:08 PM  
Failed Schools Chancellor Cathie Black infamously joked last year that parents should try "birth control" to relieve school overcrowding.

The truth hurts, eh?

Shostie: #OutragedWhiteNewYorkerProblems


Probably. There might be racial quotas to fill in the school.
 
2012-05-12 03:29:49 PM  
If there is no room there is no room. They need to build more schools obviously.

Or the parents can move to a more kid friendly area.
 
2012-05-12 03:30:38 PM  
At that price its enough to pay a private tutor $15 an hour under the table for 5 days a week of 4 hour education. Put up an ad in the local college paper, I bet they would get a gillion applicants.

That is plenty for the elementary school level and any college kid who grew up with younger siblings or baby sat should be able to handle it.

And chances are the "education" the kid gets will be head and shoulders better than from the local public school and probably better than the private school.
 
2012-05-12 03:32:53 PM  
Yet another reason not to live in New York.
 
2012-05-12 03:33:40 PM  
It's funny because the high school I went to when I lived in Manhattan (Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities) closed down recently. There was also another high school that I remember a friend going to in Manhattan that was shut down years ago as well. Looking up my elementary school I went to, PS 190 in Manhattan, that's apparently closed as well. The only school I went to in NYC that still exists is Wagner Junior High School.

So just maybe there is overcrowding in Manhattan schools because they keep shutting them down. It certainly isn't because the population is growing, NYC reached it's peak population many years ago.
 
2012-05-12 03:36:45 PM  
Not my snowflakes, not my problem.
 
2012-05-12 03:36:52 PM  
The city guarantees kindergarten spots for all children, just not necessarily at the one small school that you knew was overcrowded when you decided to move there because you're rich and trendy.

And if that's still not good enough for you, realize that people who can afford to live in Battery Park City can afford 16K a year on school. Easily.
 
2012-05-12 03:38:35 PM  
So if you have two children, you just have a nanny. And save money.
 
2012-05-12 03:41:35 PM  

AbbeySomeone: I wonder what kind of incentive Erica Weldon has in making these suggestions?


Oh I'm sure she pocketed a very nice referral fee.
 
2012-05-12 03:42:25 PM  
This is what republicans want.
 
2012-05-12 03:43:49 PM  
When I was a kid there was a means test for Kindergarten in our small city in New Mexico. And despite being raised by a single mom with not much of a job I didn't qualify.
 
2012-05-12 03:43:53 PM  

Gwyrddu: So just maybe there is overcrowding in Manhattan schools because they keep shutting them down. It certainly isn't because the population is growing, NYC reached it's peak population many years ago.


Nonsense. Just build a few more condo towers and we'll be able to jam even more people into a small and confined space.
 
2012-05-12 03:44:26 PM  
Free market fixes everything.
 
2012-05-12 03:45:18 PM  

marcand: Free market fixes everything.


RON PAUL!
 
2012-05-12 03:46:18 PM  
Why not try the local Kumon center? It is less then 2 blocks away from the school.
 
2012-05-12 03:46:40 PM  
you can afford to live with kids in tribeca or battery park, you can afford 16k for a school.
 
2012-05-12 03:48:01 PM  

SuperT: you can afford to live with kids in tribeca or battery park, you can afford 16k for a school.


Education is a right.
 
2012-05-12 03:48:43 PM  
Here's a page with some apartments for rent. Check out the view on the home page. I'd pay it if I had it!

http://gatewayny.com/web/battery-park-city-apartments.html
 
2012-05-12 03:55:34 PM  
If they ask parents to accept a private alternative for their kids, they they should rebate school taxes to the parents who follow that suggestion.
 
2012-05-12 03:56:47 PM  

here to help: SuperT: you can afford to live with kids in tribeca or battery park, you can afford 16k for a school.

Education is a right.


There are plenty of other public schools with vacancies, the problem is that Mom and Dad are afraid they might have darkies.

That has to be the most valuable school per sq.ft. in the hemisphere...
 
2012-05-12 03:58:47 PM  

Turbo Cojones: here to help: SuperT: you can afford to live with kids in tribeca or battery park, you can afford 16k for a school.

Education is a right.

There are plenty of other public schools with vacancies, the problem is that Mom and Dad are afraid they might have darkies.

That has to be the most valuable school per sq.ft. in the hemisphere...


So I'm confused. In NYC, do you get to choose which public school to send your kid to? Because out here, we're assigned to a school based on where we live.

/Kinda curious
 
2012-05-12 04:01:02 PM  
Where I am, you get to go to the school in your neighborhood, and they can't deny you a seat, even if they don't have chairs. Many districts have set-ups where you can apply to other schools outside your attendance area, but if that doesn't work out, you have a guaranteed spot at your home school. When they reach the maximum teacher-student ratio, they find another teacher to take the extras. If your school goes over its carrying capacity, they cancel permits for out-of-area kids, and/or put portable classrooms on the field.

Of course, now I've said that, I'm sure there's someone has an exception to each part of it.

Heck, I'll go first --- the principal at my school refuses to boot out the kids on permit, because their parents are either highly-placed in the community, or lowly-placed and bound to cry discrimination if you pull their permit. (Principal at my last school didn't care, pulled permits left and right to keep us sane.) Last year, we had a class that always hoped someone was absent, so that the one extra kid wouldn't have to stand/sit on someone's desk.
 
2012-05-12 04:03:52 PM  

here to help: SuperT: you can afford to live with kids in tribeca or battery park, you can afford 16k for a school.

Education is a right.


Public education is a right. Quality education is a privilege
 
2012-05-12 04:04:44 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Turbo Cojones: here to help: SuperT: you can afford to live with kids in tribeca or battery park, you can afford 16k for a school.

Education is a right.

There are plenty of other public schools with vacancies, the problem is that Mom and Dad are afraid they might have darkies.

That has to be the most valuable school per sq.ft. in the hemisphere...

So I'm confused. In NYC, do you get to choose which public school to send your kid to? Because out here, we're assigned to a school based on where we live.

/Kinda curious


It's more or less the same here. Back in my day, kids who didn't choose their high schools (or failed to get into the ones they applied to) were zoned to a specific school based on where we lived. That was in in 1998, and I'm assuming that that system is still in effect.
 
2012-05-12 04:07:49 PM  

Turbo Cojones: There are plenty of other public schools with vacancies, the problem is that Mom and Dad are afraid they might have darkies.

That has to be the most valuable school per sq.ft. in the hemisphere...


Trance750: Public education is a right. Quality education is a privilege


If they have other options in the public school system and aren't taking them well f*ck the parents. If the other public schools are refusing their children because of their location... well that's wrong. If the school in question or the area in question does not have enough class space to service all the children in the area then they need to add extra classes to the existing school or build a new one.
 
2012-05-12 04:09:00 PM  

darkedgefan: Why not try the local Kumon center? It is less then 2 blocks away from the school.


The trick is in the name. "Kumon, kid, read. Kumon! Just try!"
 
2012-05-12 04:09:47 PM  
Also I think schools should be funded an equal amount per student no matter where they are located or what the tax revenues are. Not this bullsh*t of richer areas getting better education while the ghetto schools rot.
 
2012-05-12 04:11:12 PM  

Trance750: here to help: SuperT: you can afford to live with kids in tribeca or battery park, you can afford 16k for a school.

Education is a right.

Public education is a right. Quality education is a privilege


Garbage in; garbage out.
www.nndb.com
 
2012-05-12 04:12:14 PM  
The Post Office I used to go to pulled this.

Sign on the front door. "Dear Patron, there are other private-contractor postal outlets in the neighborhood. Here is a list of their addresses. Please feel free to visit them."

It seemed the Post Office didn't want to fix its 30 minute wait times. They just told people where to go.

Farks.
 
2012-05-12 04:13:03 PM  
Outraged parents? how is possible?
 
2012-05-12 04:13:15 PM  

here to help: SuperT: you can afford to live with kids in tribeca or battery park, you can afford 16k for a school.

Education is a right.


it's kindergarten. If this was first grade or middle school or something I'd be pissed off.
 
2012-05-12 04:14:48 PM  

here to help:


Education is a right.


www.laughstub.com

Everyone has the RIGHT to an education but what some lack is the ABILITY
 
2012-05-12 04:17:18 PM  
I do find it interesting when federal laws are ignored. I am sure public schools are required to find a way to educate all legal resident kids in the area. It reminds me of a HS I went to in SC that had a smoking area for all students that had a signed slip from a parent. Well, until the feds forced them to shut in down since minors aren't allowed to smoke by federal law. I also find it interesting the businesses that refuse cash for payment when a 19th century federal law makes it illegal to refuse cash for payment. I wonder what other federal laws we can ignore.
 
2012-05-12 04:25:52 PM  

here to help: Turbo Cojones: There are plenty of other public schools with vacancies, the problem is that Mom and Dad are afraid they might have darkies.

That has to be the most valuable school per sq.ft. in the hemisphere...

Trance750: Public education is a right. Quality education is a privilege

If they have other options in the public school system and aren't taking them well f*ck the parents. If the other public schools are refusing their children because of their location... well that's wrong. If the school in question or the area in question does not have enough class space to service all the children in the area then they need to add extra classes to the existing school or build a new one.


But that would require raising taxes. God forbid somebody have to pay an extra $50 a year
 
2012-05-12 04:27:29 PM  

Turbo Cojones: http://gatewayny.com/web/battery-park-city-apartments.html


My furniture would look so damn trashy in one of those places.
 
2012-05-12 04:28:44 PM  
here to help: Education is a right.

Which is why they're still guaranteed a seat, just maybe at the next school over if they're out of seats. And they even throw in a free bus. Problem?
 
2012-05-12 04:32:25 PM  
Public education is a right. Quality education is a privilege in Sweden, Finland or Iceland.

FTFY
 
2012-05-12 04:34:48 PM  
Whoa. Lotta sour grapes in here...
 
2012-05-12 04:35:13 PM  

Trance750: But that would require raising taxes. God forbid somebody have to pay an extra $50 a year


That would even be necessary. Just redistribute the existing funds at a federal level so every American child has an equal chance. If the richie riches don't like it THEY can send their kids to private school on their own dime.

Also basic college should be added to the public education system.
 
2012-05-12 04:36:16 PM  

here to help: That would even be necessary


wouldn't...

/looking at two computers at the same time
 
2012-05-12 04:36:36 PM  

here to help: Just redistribute the existing funds at a federal level so every American child has an equal chance.


What are you, a freaking Commie?
 
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