skullkrusher: HotWingConspiracy: Yeah it's a real shame that Bloomberg can't clear out public schools to give his buddies free real estate to run their scam charter schools from.NYC charter schools are all non-profits
TofuTheAlmighty: Some charter schools are good, most are middling, and some are genuine scams. But the good charters rely on a labor model which is impossible to sustain - young, motivated teachers who work for peanuts.
PC LOAD LETTER: They can't see that it's incredibly hard to "slide back" to bad days
oryx: Ah, nostalgia for the Dinkins era by DeBlasio.
PC LOAD LETTER: Gulper Eel: Wall Street is to NYC what the auto industry was to Detroit,No, it's not. Wall St. has been moving out for a few decades. And NYC has far more variety of businesses in play. This is a very simplistic view of NYC.
Gulper Eel: Wall Street is to NYC what the auto industry was to Detroit,
Gulper Eel: xsarien: The election was a landslide for a reasonYeah, there are five Democrats for every one Republican in New York City. It's hard for even NYC Democrats to screw up with a head start like that but damned if they don't pull it off once in a while.
skullkrusher: HotWingConspiracy: skullkrusher: flynn80: FTFAMr. de Blasio has denounced the letter grades, which were introduced in 2007, as blunt instruments that do not convey a nuanced portrait of a school's strengths and weaknesses.Lis Smith, a spokeswoman for Mr. de Blasio, said on Wednesday that letter grades offered "little real insight to parents and are not a reliable indicator of how schools are actually performing."Funny how this actually points out the complete uselessness of the current education system in general which applies those same grading systems that offer little real insight and are blunt instruments that do not convey a nuanced portrait of a school's studentsstrengths and weaknessesIIRC, the letter grades are accompanied by a specific breakdown of what went into them. DeBlasio is going to keep that aspect but eliminate the letters. Presumably because the school's feelings get hurt they do not convey a nuanced portrait of a school's strengths and weaknesses . They will be replaced by participation ribbons that all schools will be permitted to wear on their front doorsWhy would you need to presume something when you already had the answer from the source?Well, first off it was a joke and secondly, the "nuanced" part comes with the breakdown which he is keeping. Why the hate for letter grades which summarize the content of that breakdown.
skullkrusher: Again, he either for a company in an industry which works with 9% of NYC charter schools. Your attempt to smear a very popular program and relying on anecdotal information which applies to 9% of that program isn't terribly effective
sendtodave: If you think that your employer is engaging in fraud, you might want to report that.Or not, whatever.
sendtodave: Does it work out to more than $20 grand per kid?
skullkrusher: glmorrs1: skullkrusher: My voting form was farked up so the machine wasn't scanning it. The lady at the machine checked to make sure all my circles were filled in properly and had a genuine look of surprise seeing I was voting for Blow a Lhota instead of Deblahsio. So easy to surprise people on the UWS.Secret ballots though, not so muchGiven your track record if being dishonest and full of shiat, I'm just gonna go ahead and say no, that didn't happen.Yeah? Which track record is that? You have an example or 2? What about my little story is so unbelievable? Have you ever voted in NYC? There are election volunteers helping people at themachines. If the machine isn't taking the ballot, they try to determine why. I live on the UWS where I am probably the only one who didn't vote for DeBlasio. Really stings when you're trying to nail someone and just come out looking the fool, doesn't it?
FLMountainMan: EyeballKid: Wanna bet the murders in NYC start getting more attention among right-wingers now?If they go up because stop-and-frisk ends, then yeah, you probably will here from some of the more fascist right-wingers. Neither you nor anyone else will care (and neocons won't genuinely care) because those shot will be 95% poor and black.
RexTalionis: Okay, here's how the school situation in NYC goes, as I understand it:Bloomberg issues letter grades to schools on how they're doing. Invariably, for some unfathomable reason, all of the failing schools happen to be in minority heavy neighborhoods which don't have enough funding to deal with all the special needs and ESL students. The schools in the wealthy neighborhoods are just fine.Bloomberg cuts funding to the minority-heavy neighborhood schools with low funding and bad letter grades. These schools get worse from budget shortfalls. Bloomberg gives them more failing grades. Then, Bloomberg will, pretty much unilaterally, close down the schools because they were failing. Now minority-heavy neighborhoods are losing their schools.Bloomberg give charter schools favorable leases in the old school buildings so the old public school buildings now hold 3 or 4 different charter schools. The charter schools all have to share the same limited resources in the building (auditoriums, for instance, or computer labs). Also, since charter school admissions are done by lottery when there are more students than available seats, poor minority students might be forced to travel across town because no local charter school will take them.Fark Bloomberg. He is a terrible mayor.
skullkrusher: captainktainer: FLMountainMan: captainktainer: Also, charter schools are horrible. You have a couple of good ones, but lots of them are absolute scams and an absolute blight on the nation.So they're public schools, but cheaper?More expensive. Pretty universally.Lemme guess... Public school teacher? Certainly not a parent of a good student in NYC
glmorrs1: Given your track record if being dishonest and full of shiat, I'm just gonna go ahead and say no, that didn't happen.
skullkrusher: My voting form was farked up so the machine wasn't scanning it. The lady at the machine checked to make sure all my circles were filled in properly and had a genuine look of surprise seeing I was voting for Blow a Lhota instead of Deblahsio. So easy to surprise people on the UWS.Secret ballots though, not so much
BSABSVR: Is every DeBlasio thread going to involve the sky falling? It's amazing how Michael Bloomberg, gun-hatin' moral scold who wanted to take muh sody pops turned into the man who single-handedly kept New York from the abyss overnight.
inglixthemad: TofuTheAlmighty: Some charter schools are good, most are middling, and some are genuine scams. But the good charters rely on a labor model which is impossible to sustain - young, motivated teachers who work for peanuts.This. My cousin almost put her kids in a charter school, but went for a district run TAG school instead. This turned out to be a good thing as the charter school started dropping in the ranks, quickly.Turns out they started losing good teachers who figured out they'd make more at UPS or the local office of whatever business. At those places they also didn't have to deal with snotty brats. Win / win for them.
Dhusk: TRANSLATION OF HEADLINE:Waaaaahhhhh, my guy lost! I'm going to pout and biatch and post mean things about the winner online! That will show them!
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