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Don’t hold teachers accountable right away for new curriculum Re the April 6 article, “Hard Lessons,” which dealt with the new Common Core curriculum and higher standards education is setting for our students: As a former teacher and mother of a daughter who is a tenured third-grade teacher, I am dismayed by what I see in the current state of education. I understand the desire and need to improve the standards and preparation students need ...


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Fritzdawg
April 20, 2013
1:19 a.m.

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Paula Gaies:
Bottom line is, nobody wants to purchase a home in a place where their taxes are higher than their mortgage, only to live in a place where the economic outlook rivals only that of the black hole of Calcutta.
What do those taxes pay for?
Schools that under perform some of the worst in the South Bronx, roads that make the surface of the moon seem like a really smooth ride, and one of the highest crime rates in the nation.
Buying a house in Schenectady is not something anybody in their right mind would consider as an investment.
But then again, you live in Cohoes, a garden spot if ever there was one, rivaled only by Watervliet, and Green Island.
I'm considering making reservations with the CDTA to take my family on vacation to Cohoes some day.
It's hard to book a room at this time of year, but at least it's not a tourist trap like South Troy.

reader1
April 20, 2013
10:14 a.m.

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Marincic - I agree that Kilcullen is doing a great job and will continue to do a great job. But, he has only been Chief for a little over 90 days so what this really is a transparent shot at the previous Chief(s). Not that your opinion matters that much, everyone who reads this paper knows you're the rah-rah guy for SPD, regardless of what they do, and more importantly the mouthpiece for malcontents. By the way, crime has been going down for several years.

wmarincic
April 20, 2013
12:37 p.m.

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reader you can say what you want, the reason I wrte this is because I have been complaining since I moved to Schenectady in 1992 about quality of life issues, loud music, dogs, litter etc. It is only since Kilcullen came on that there really has been a concerted effort to do something about it. Granted there are not enough cops to do what really needs to be done but at least he has recognised it. I have never really supported the brass at SPD including the AC's because I felt we needed more cops on the street, so I am giving credit where credit is due. I know some cops and I know the hardships they face and I'm willing to post about it, I also know some cops I can't stand but it does not mean they don't have the same hardships. All of you people that want to discredit anything I say is fine, I know that I post with the best intentions and if it doesn't apply, then let it fly as they say. have a nice day, God Bless.

reader1
April 22, 2013
6:16 a.m.

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You're entitled to your opinion, not the facts. To say that it has never been addressed is simply wrong.

Post what you want, but when you say things that are factually incorrect, which happens quite often, - you'll get called on it.

wmarincic
April 22, 2013
8:14 a.m.

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I lived in Vale for 19 years, I was the Chairman of the Vale Neighborhood safety Committee with Catherine Greene for almost 10 years, don't tell me the issues were addressed. They were addressed when I went to Jack Falvo and asked him to allow some Community Police Officers at the time to come to the meetings. That was when I started seeing the issues that these officers have to deal with.

There was much frustration on both sides, the neighborhood that wanted to live in peace without shootings and the ongoing drug houses that were popping up every day, while lifelong residence moved away to get away from it. The police were frustrated because they really had so many of the same situations all over the city in all of the neighborhoods and they did not have the manpower to deal with them. That is when I started being vocal about the AC's and the Chiefs.
Don't assume that I don't know anything, I have been very involved in this city in the background since I moved here, the only thing you see is what I post.

reader1
April 23, 2013
11:19 a.m.

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No one said you do not know anything, my issue is that you say what you do not know

wmarincic
April 23, 2013
3:27 p.m.

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In you're opinion reader which carries little weight.

reader1
April 24, 2013
11:07 a.m.
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wmarincic
April 24, 2013
2:22 p.m.
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