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(ABC Local)   18-year-old high school senior becomes youngest elected official in New York State, has homework still due on Friday   (abclocal.go.com) divider line 17
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2012-05-16 11:42:14 AM  
In Syosset, no less. Not like that's an area hurting for population or involved parents.

Anyways, the school situation here is getting a little ridiculous. Don't get me wrong, the public schools are generally really good. But with the budget cuts they're looking to get rid of teachers and activities. Meanwhile, every town on Long Island has its own school district with its own highly-paid administration. Seems like a balance could be struck here.
 
2012-05-16 11:46:36 AM  
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2012-05-16 12:12:46 PM  

James!: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x281]


Ice Town Costs Ice Clown His Town Crown
 
2012-05-16 01:23:05 PM  

FreakinB: In Syosset, no less. Not like that's an area hurting for population or involved parents.

Anyways, the school situation here is getting a little ridiculous. Don't get me wrong, the public schools are generally really good. But with the budget cuts they're looking to get rid of teachers and activities. Meanwhile, every town on Long Island has its own school district with its own highly-paid administration. Seems like a balance could be struck here.


I think the bigger story is the fact that this kid's father is being investigated for stealing the absentee voter list on Monday. And the kid is already talking about running for the State Assembly. I hope he does a great job for the school district but I fear he is just a fast-track career politician in the making.
 
2012-05-16 01:23:08 PM  

FreakinB: In Syosset, no less. Not like that's an area hurting for population or involved parents.

Anyways, the school situation here is getting a little ridiculous. Don't get me wrong, the public schools are generally really good. But with the budget cuts they're looking to get rid of teachers and activities. Meanwhile, every town on Long Island has its own school district with its own highly-paid administration. Seems like a balance could be struck here.


But we NEED 3 superintendents each getting paid $150k+ because they make our district look gooooooood.
 
2012-05-16 01:23:29 PM  
He and his dad believe a robo-call campaign against him backfired, and ignited voter anger against the superintendent's high salary.

[hahamuntz]

Is half a mil too high a salary for the Superintendent position?

Hellz, yeah.
 
2012-05-16 01:38:56 PM  

Sybarite: Ice Town Costs Ice Clown His Town Crown


Leaving satisfied. Thanks.
 
2012-05-16 01:54:06 PM  

katrina_666: I fear he is just a fast-track career politician in the making.


How is that any different from any of the politicians working at any level in New York?
 
2012-05-16 02:15:39 PM  
Done in two and three.
 
2012-05-16 02:21:33 PM  
Isn't the fact that an 18 year old is able to take a critical look at the school district's administration and know that it's not efficiently run a testament to the exceptional education he received from the same school district?
 
2012-05-16 02:43:41 PM  

James!: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x281]


Came to post this exact picture.
You win this round.
 
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2012-05-16 02:57:08 PM  

Jonnadiah: FreakinB: In Syosset, no less. Not like that's an area hurting for population or involved parents.

Anyways, the school situation here is getting a little ridiculous. Don't get me wrong, the public schools are generally really good. But with the budget cuts they're looking to get rid of teachers and activities. Meanwhile, every town on Long Island has its own school district with its own highly-paid administration. Seems like a balance could be struck here.

But we NEED 3 superintendents each getting paid $150k+ because they make our district look gooooooood.


Cause property owners in *Garden City* want to be included in the same school district as *Uniondale.*

*Substitute towns with similar examples of your choice.
 
2012-05-16 03:10:57 PM  
Who paid for the robocalls?

Yeah, this pisses me off a little (not that the kid got elected, good for him). In upstate NY, we're fighting to keep a 5-day school week, and things like Music departments and Kindergarten classes. We've always accepted downstate as a bitter pill we have to swallow (with good and bad sides), but a half million dollar superintendent salary? That's one big pill. Like the size of the Death Star.
 
2012-05-16 04:22:13 PM  

meadowbrook: Isn't the fact that an 18 year old is able to take a critical look at the school district's administration and know that it's not efficiently run a testament to the exceptional education he received from the same school district?


It could also be this.
 
2012-05-16 09:42:57 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: meadowbrook: Isn't the fact that an 18 year old is able to take a critical look at the school district's administration and know that it's not efficiently run a testament to the exceptional education he received from the same school district?

It could also be this.


They had me up until this part: "Dunning has since drawn an analogy ("the anosognosia of everyday life")[1][6] to a condition in which a person who suffers a physical disability because of brain injury seems unaware of or denies the existence of the disability, even for dramatic impairments such as blindness or paralysis."

I'm too dumb for this. That's a long way away from delusions of competence. If you are blind, but are able to 'see' through echolocation, then you are not blind. You just see in a different way. If you are paralyzed, but science came up with a way to give your mind direct access to robotics so that you don't need arms and legs, you just need alpha waves or whatever to move substitutes, you aren't paralyzed anyway, you just have a new way of moving.

And if you are deaf, and everyone around you is deaf, you are not disabled in your community. You don't need hearing.
 
2012-05-17 12:35:49 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Don't Troll Me Bro!: meadowbrook: Isn't the fact that an 18 year old is able to take a critical look at the school district's administration and know that it's not efficiently run a testament to the exceptional education he received from the same school district?

It could also be this.

They had me up until this part: "Dunning has since drawn an analogy ("the anosognosia of everyday life")[1][6] to a condition in which a person who suffers a physical disability because of brain injury seems unaware of or denies the existence of the disability, even for dramatic impairments such as blindness or paralysis."

I'm too dumb for this. That's a long way away from delusions of competence. If you are blind, but are able to 'see' through echolocation, then you are not blind. You just see in a different way. If you are paralyzed, but science came up with a way to give your mind direct access to robotics so that you don't need arms and legs, you just need alpha waves or whatever to move substitutes, you aren't paralyzed anyway, you just have a new way of moving.

And if you are deaf, and everyone around you is deaf, you are not disabled in your community. You don't need hearing.


I guess the main point I take is this: If someone is incapable of grasping the complexities of the concepts at hand, then they are also less likely to understand their own lack of ability to grasp said concepts. It's a sociological concept, so there are certainly situations where it doesn't work. This article from The Onion hits the nail on the head for me.
 
2012-05-17 11:56:13 AM  

quatchi: He and his dad believe a robo-call campaign against him backfired, and ignited voter anger against the superintendent's high salary.

[hahamuntz]

Is half a mil too high a salary for the Superintendent position?

Hellz, yeah.


To be fair, the CEO of a similarly-sized private-sector firm probably spends more than that on shoe maintenance.

/Not that that's any more "fair"
 
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